Reading/Spelling

Champion Speller 2018

Congratulations to Abbie Burne who won this year’s school spelling bee. She continued to the regional spelling bee in Bennekerry N.S., Carlow. Well done to those who participated.

June 2017

VLUU P1200  / Samsung P1200This week’s Reader of the Week winners were Darrell, Kelsey, Ruby and Tasha

  • Ruby read Let’s Build a Rocket
  • Kelsey read Little Molly
  • Tasha read Call of the wild
  • Darrell read Escape from Shangri La

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16/06/2017

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This week’s Reader of the Week winners were Ella,Lily,Sophie and Emily

  • Lily read My Mum is a Superhero
  • Sophie read Dress Up Kitty
  • Emily read Double Act
  • Ella read Mr. Stink

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 book voucher

09/06/2017

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This week’s winners of the double Reader of the Week awards.

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The two pupils who won the PA sponsored €10 book voucher

19/05/2017

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This week’s Readers of the Week were James Harry, Aaron, Kendall and Rosemary

  • Kendall read Gangsta Granny
  • Aaron read The Ogre of Oglesworth
  • Rosemary read The Longest Whale Song by Jacqueline Wilson

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This week’s winner of the €10 Reader of the Week voucher

12/05/2017

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Readers of the Week

  • This week’s Readers of the Week were Edel, Kaya,Josh and Ruby.
  • This week Kaya read A Night at the Gallery
  • Josh read Wimpy Kid Dog Days
  • The Land of Stories The Enchantress Returns
  • Edel read Ratburger by David VLUU P1200  / Samsung P1200

This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 Setanta Book Club voucher

05/05/2017

WP_20170505_001Readers of the week this week were David, William, Brian, Ava and Eva

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 Setanta book voucher

28/04/2017

Readers of the Week

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This week’s Readers of the Week were Noah,Cian Byrne ,Cian Weekes ,Taylor and Adam

This week Adam read World of Football

Taylor read Frankie’s Magic Football

Cian Byrne read Arctica and the Mountain Giant

Cian Weekes and Noah both read Wimpy Kid books.

 

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 Setanta book voucher

 

07/04/2017

Readers of the Week

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This week’s Readers of the  Week were Alisha,Amy,Bobby,Gary and Lee.

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 Setanta book voucher

 

24/03/2017

Readers of the Week

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This week’s Readers of the Week were Tara,Jack,Jenelle,Cathal and William

This week Tara read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Jack read Compton Valance

Cathal read Gangsta Granny

William read The Goat in the Turnip Field

Jenelle read The Bears and the Magpie

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The children in the three senior classes also get to keep the class Kindle for the week.

 

 

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 Setanta book voucher

13/03/2017

Spelling Bee Competition

Congratulations to wizard speller Conor Byrne from 5th. class who finished in the top three spellers in County Carlow in the Eason’s Spelling Bee Competition held in Bennekerry NS today.Among the words Conor spelt correctly in front of the attendance was the word procrastinate.

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Conor pictured with the other competitors.

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Conor and the prizes that he won.

10/03/2017

Readers of the Week

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This week’s Readers of the Week were Lee,Emily,Katie,Ruby and Abbie

This Abbie read the Queen Makes A Scene

Emily read a Secret Seven book.

Katie read Dork Diaries Drama Queen

Ruby read The Crow and the pot

Lee read A whistle in the Dark

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 book voucher for Setanta Book Club

03/03/2017

 

New Books

New library books have been purchased for all the classrooms from the proceeds of the Break for the border fundraiser.

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A group of children from Mr. Murphy’s class looked bowled over by all the new books for their classroom.

VLUU P1200  / Samsung P1200Ms.Moloney’s class look all agog as they view the new books for their room.

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Ms. O Connell’s class admire the new collection for their room

Reader of the Week

This week’s Readers of the Week were Cameron,Harry,Amy,Leah and Holly Marie.

This week Cameron read Wooly Stops The Train

Holly Marie read Bookshop Girl

Leah read Dustbin Baby

Amy read Ratburger

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 book voucher for Setanta Book Club

17/02/2017

Readers of the Week

This week’s Readers of the Week were Chelsea,Cian,Lillian,Jake and Saoirse.

This week Saoirse read Mr. Pusskins

Jake read Sam’s Race.

Lillian read Wish Puppy.

Cian read Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.

Chelsea read The Boy in The Dress

 

This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 book voucher for Setanta Book Club

10/02/2017

Champion Speller 2017

All of 5th.and 6th. class took part in the Spelling Bee knockout challenge in the School Hall this week.The only student left standing after spelling all the difficult words he was asked was Conor Byrne. Conor is the first ever 5th. class student to win the school competition and he now goes forward to represent the school in the County Final next month.

Readers of the Week

 

This week’s Readers of the Week were Oisín,Jack,Luke,Tadgh and Sophie

 

 

 

03/02/2017

Readers of the Week

 

This week’s Readers of the Week were Hayley,John,Thomas,Ava and Emily

This week Thomas read Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Ava read Magic Helps Out

Hayley read Animal Heroes

Emily read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

John read My Friend Walter

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 book voucher

27/01/2017

Readers of the Week

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This week’s Readers of the Week were Conor,Ben,Nico and Rosemary

This week Ben read Monster Trucks

Nico read The Jamie’s Magic Schoolbag

Conor read A Boy’s Childhood

Pia read The Boy in the Dress

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presented by PA member Linda Byrne.

20/01/2017

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This week’s Readers of the Week were Katie,Leah,Sean,Luke and Eoin.

This week Sean read Spot’s Sunny Day

Luke read Horrid Henry

Katie read Fostered Family

Leah read The Midnight Gang by David Walliams

 

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 book voucher for Setanta Book Club

 

13/01/2017

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This week’s Readers of the Week were Conor,Harry,Sean,Jessica and Dani.

This week Conor read Midnight Gang by David Walliams.

Harry read Horrid Henry tricks the Tooth Fairy.

Jessica read The Abandoned Kitten

Dani read Little Red Riding Hood

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 book voucher for Setanta Book Club

 

 

16/12/2016

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This week’s Readers of the Week were Chelsea,Jack,Corey and Alex

This week Alex read Stray Tiger

Jack read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Chelsea read Shadow by Michael Morpurgo

 

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 book voucher for Setanta Book Club

09/12/2016

Readers of the Week

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This week’s Readers of the Week were Hannah,Mia,Ellie,Courtney and Paidí

This week Paidí read Ninja Turtles

Ellie read Esio Trot

Mia read Fancy Dress Jungle

Hannah read Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Courtney read Dork Diaries

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02/12/2016

Readers of the Week

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This week’s Readers of the Week were Killian,Brian,Cassie and Tiffany

Killian read Tractor Ted

Brian read Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3rd. Wheel

Cassie read The Book of Rhymes

Tiffany read Cinderella The Play

The winners from the three senior classes get to use the class Kindle for the coming week.

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 book voucher for Setanta Book Club

25/11/2016

Readers of the Week

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This week’s readers were Lucy,Louise,Tyler.Aaron and Dillara

This week Tyler read Little Puppy Lost

Aaron read Under the Hawthorn Tree

Lucy read Time after Time

Dillara read Walrus Joins In

Louise read Horrid Henry

As well as receiving a certificate the children from the three older classes also get to bring home the class Kindle for the next week.

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 book voucher for Setanta Book Club

18/11/2016

Readers of the Week

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This week’s Readers of the Week were Ellie-May,Nicole,Heidi,Lee and Anna.

This week Ellie-May read The Lion who wanted to Love.

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Voucher winner

This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 book voucher.

28/10/2016

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This week’s scary Readers of the Week were Jack,Lee,Cian and Peter

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Winner of the PA sponsored €10 book voucher.

21/10/2016

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This Readers of the Week this week were Hayley,Conor,Thomas,Katie and Shauna

Shauna read Some Dogs Do

Katie read Babe Pig in the City

Conor reread The BFG

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 book voucher for Setanta Book Club

14/10/2016

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This week’s Readers of the Week were Ella,Kate,Julia,Rosemary and Sophie

This week Kate read Spot’s Snowy Day

Sophie read Dork Diaries

Ella read Bear Gryll’s Survival Tracks of the Tiger

Rosemary read Boy Who Lost His Face by Louis Saacher

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 Setanta Book Club voucher.

07/10/2016

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This week’s Readers of The Week were Kate,Ruby,Grace,Ross and Edel

This week Ruby was reading Bad Jack Fox

Grace read The Elves and the Shoemaker

Ross read The Magic Stone

Kate  read Heidi

Edel read Escape from Spandau

 

 

 

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 Reader of the Week voucher.

30/09/2016

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This week’s winners of the Reader of the Week award in each classsroom were Adam,Sophie,Abbie,Pia and Kendall

Pia was reading Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban.

Adam was reading Mr. Mischief

Kendall was reading The Grumpy Teaspoon

Sophie was reading The Gingerbread Man

Abbie was reading The Queen makes a Scene

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 Setanta Book Club book voucher.

23/09/2016

This weeks Readers of the Week were Leah,Noel,Patrick,LJ and Lee

The older children get the class Kindle for the coming week.

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The winner of the PA sponsored €10 book voucher

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16/09/2016

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Readers of the Week

The first winners of the weekly award for the 2016/17 school year were Rory,Aoibh,Kate,Gary and Grace.

 

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The winner of the PA sponsored €10 book voucher for Setanta Book Club.

21/06/2016

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The final Readers of the Week for this school year are pictured above.Ella,Louise,Kyle.LJ and Luke were this week’s winners.

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored Setanta book Club voucher.

03/06/2016

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This week’s Readers of the Week were Courtney,Grace,Sienna-Mae,LJ,and Hannah.

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored Book Voucher

27/05/2016

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This week’s Readers of the Week were Lee,Johnny,Oisín,Christy and Abbie

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 book voucher for Setanta Book Club.

20/05/2016

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This week’s Readers of the Week were Katie,Aaron,Aaron,Tadgh and Adam

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored book voucher.

13/05/2016

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Readers of the Week this week.

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PA sponsored book voucher winner

25/04/2016

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This week’s Readers of the Week were Abbie,Megan,Lantz,Amber and William

Abbie read Some Dogs Do

Amber read Tom is Brave

William read a book on Birds

Lantz read Read Before Assembly

Megan read Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days

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The winner of the PA sponsored voucher for Setanta Book Club

15/04/2016

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This week’s Readers of the Week were Leah,Lucy,Grace,Josh and Tiffany.

Tiffany read George’s First Day at Playgroup

Josh read Farmyard Tales

Lucy read The Mean Queen

Leah read Diary of a Wimpy Kid Long Haul

and Grace read Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roderick Rules

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 voucher for Setanta Book Club

08/04/2016

Readers of the Week

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Readers of the Week this week were Ruby,Ruby.Alisha,Aaron and Emily

This week Ruby Kelly read Fun at the Fair

Ruby Doyle read Cinderella

Emily read Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Alisha read A Series of Unfortunate Events

Aaron read Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 voucher for Setanta Book Club

14/03/2016

Spelling Bee Champion

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Well done to Kyle Donovan who is the school Spelling Bee champion for 2016.Kyle also did really well to finish 3rd. in the Carlow final.

11/03/2016

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Readers of the week today were Caden, Chelsea,Luke,Kelsey and Patrick

This week Chelsea read Time magazine.

Caden read Sands of the Scorpion by Bear Grylls

Luke read The World Cup

Kelsey  read

Patrick read Billy and the Bees

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored Setanta Book Club voucher.

 

04/03/2016

 

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This week’s Readers of the Week  were Sophie, Darragh, David and Emma

Sophie read Off to School

Darragh read 1916 Easter Rising – Molly O’Donovan

David read Time Magazines ”American Election” – Time Magazine

Emma read Girl Online – Zoe Sugg

26/02/2016

This week’s readers were Rosemary, Holly-Marie, Louise and Heidi

Rosemary read My Best Friend – Dylan Sheldon

Holly-Marie read My Secret Diary – Jacqueline Wilson

Louise read Snow Glitter

Heidi read Billionaire Boy – David Walliams

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Two winners of the PA sponsored €10 voucher for Setanta Book Club.

12/02/2016

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This week’s Readers of the Week were William,David,Kyle,Dillara and Kate

This week David read an article about Donald Trump in Time magazine

Kyle read Race against Time

Kate read Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Dillara read The Cat in the Hat

William read Animals I love

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored book voucher for Setanta Book Club

05/02/2016

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This week’s Readers of the Week are Adam,Aaron,Eva,Ava and Whitney.

This week Eva read The Demon Dentist

Adam read Rumplestilskin

Aaron read Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Ava read Crash and Whitney read Bugs for Breakfast

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 Setanta Book Club voucher.

29/1/2016

 

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This week’s Readers of the Week Harry,James,Oran,Conor,Lillian

This week James was reading an article about IS in National Geographic

Conor was reading Zombie Underground by Darren Shah

Oran was reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3rd. Year

Lillian read Horrible Henry steals the Bank

Harry read Photo Time

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 book voucher for Setanta Book Club

22/01/2016

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This week’s Readers of the Week Nicole,Ava,Dani,Katie,Lauryn.

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Reader of the Week voucher winner for €10 off the next Setanta Book Club catalogue.

 

15/01/2016

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The first children to win the Reader of The Week award pictured with their certificates.

Rachel read Midnight by Jacqueline Wilson,Abaigh read Katie also by Jacqueline Wilson,

Jack read Wimpy Kid-Dog Days,Jessica read The Rotten Apple and Amy read Farm Stories

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored Reader of the Week voucher worth €10 off the next Setanta Book Club catalogue.

18/12/2015

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This week’s top readers were Tristan,Luke,Katie,Ellie and Lauren

Luke read Icecream

Ellie read Diary of a Wimpy Kid Roger Rules

Tristan read Danger is Still Everywhere

Lauren read Buried Alive by Jacqueline Wilson

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This week’s PA sponsored €10 book voucher winner.

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Former winners Darrell,Ruby,Aaron.

11/12/2015

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Readers of the Week

This wek Oisín read About the Town
Sophie read The Shop
Eoin read Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days
Aaron read Anne Frank’s Diary
Ciarán read Nobody’s Eyes
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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored €10 voucher for Setanta Book Club

 

07/12/2015

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This week’s Reader of the Week were Shannon,Emily,Harry,Kate and John

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored Setanta Book Club voucher worth €10.

27/11/2015

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This week’s Readers of the Week were  LJ,Alex,Julia,Ross and Cooper.

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This week’s  voucher winner worth €10 off the next Setanta Book Club order.This prize is sponsored by the P.A.

20/11/2015

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This week’s Readers of the Week  Hayley,Cassie,Sophie,Jake and James.

Jake read the popular Lily the Ladybird

James read Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School Stories

Hayley read Katie Did It

Cassie read Lonely Puppy

Sophie read Opel Plumstead by Jacqueline Wilson

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored prize of a €10 Setanta Book Club voucher.

13/11/2015

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This week’s  Readers of the Week were Lee.Pia,Lucy,Aoibh and Anna

This week Lee read Shadow by Michael Morpurgo

Pia read Carlow Folk Tales

Lucy read The Suitcase Kid

Aoibh read Village in the Snow

Anna read Farm Stories

 

 

 

 

 

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The winner of the PA sponsored €10 voucher for Setanta Book Club.

6/11/2015

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This week’s Readers of the Week. Ella read Diary of an African American Girl.She awarded it 7/10. Cian read I Survived.He gave it 10/10.Lee read Monster School.He gave it 10/10.Darren read Pooh Stories and Jenelle read Lily the Ladybird.

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored Setanta Book Club book voucher worth €10.

 

 

23/10/2015

 

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This week’s colourful readers of the week were Corey who read Buffy,Rosemary who read Running Wild by Michael

Morpurgo,Holly Marie read Best Friend and Taylor who read Superheroes.

 

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16/10/2015

 

 

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The top readers this week.
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Winner of the PA sponsored €10 voucher for Setanta Book Club.

09/10/2015

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25/09/2015

Reader of the Week

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This week’s winners Eva,Tara,William,Cathal and Thomas.

This week Eva read Boy by Roald Dahl,Tara was reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and she tells us that Harry is her favourite character.William read Horrid Henry’s Nightmare,Cathal read Owl’s Nest and Thomas read Daddy Pig’s Lost Keys.

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This week’s PA sponsored €10 Book Voucher winner.

21/09/2015

The first Reader Of The Week awards of the new school year were presented today.There will be an award weekly for each classroom from now on.The classroom winners then enter a draw for our weekly €10 book voucher sponsored by the Hacketstown N.S. Parents Association.

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This week’s winners Grace,Lauren,Tasha,Sophie and Conor

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This week’s winner of the €10 voucher for Setanta Book Club sponsored by Hacketstown N.S. Parent’s Association

24/06/2015

Reader of the Week.

 

 

 

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This week’s readers of the week Adam,Luke,Ruby,Lee,Alisha and Aaron.

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored evoucher.

12/06/2015

Readers of the Week

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This week’s readers of the week.

Grace was busy reading Mr. Marble and the Cake this week.Cathal was reading The Gruffalo.Sienna May read The Magic Porridge Pot. Conor was reading Darren Shah’s Vampire Mountain.Rosemary read Billionaire Boy and Boy in the Dress by David Walliams on the class Kindle. Kayleigh read Hillside by the Shore.

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This week’s winner of the evoucher sponsored by the Parents’ Association.

Leinster Spelling Bee

Our Carlow spelling champion Conor recently represented his school and county in the Leinster Spelling Bee final in Drogheda. Conor was in contention until the final round when he had to give way to the winner who represented County Wexford. Everyone in the school is proud of Conor for representing the school with such distinction.

Conor WalshSt.Joseph's NS Carlow, who participated in the Leinster final of Easons Spelling Bee Competition in the dHotel in Drogheda

Conor WalshSt.Joseph’s NS Carlow, who participated in the Leinster final of Easons Spelling Bee Competition in the dHotel in Drogheda

Conor at the final in the D Hotel,Drogheda.

The participants of the Leinster final of Easons Spelling Bee Competition with Easons Rep Elizabeth Blake in the dHotel in Drogheda

The participants of the Leinster final of Easons Spelling Bee Competition with Easons Rep Elizabeth Blake in the dHotel in Drogheda

All the county champions

Ryan Tubridy welcomes Conor Walsh from Carlow to the Leinster final of Easons Spelling Bee Competition in the dHotel in Drogheda

Ryan Tubridy welcomes Conor Walsh from Carlow to the Leinster final of Easons Spelling Bee Competition in the dHotel in Drogheda

Compere Ryan Tubridy gets a chance to shake hands with our spelling wizard.

28/05/2015

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This week’s readers of the week were Kyle,Kate,Lauren,Luke,Leah and Luke

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored evoucher.

15/05/2015

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This weeks Readers of the Week with their certificates.

This week Cathal was reading the National Geographic,Shannon was reading The Naughtiest Girl Helps A Friend by Enid Blyton,Leah read Goblin The Witches Cat,Ella read The Little Red Hen,Aoibh read The Frog Prince and Harry read The Counting Book.

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored evoucher.

01/05/2015

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This week’s readers of the week were Dillara,Oisin,Lantz,Corey,Cian,Alex

Oisin was reading the Messi autobiography,Alex was reading Sirus the Seal by Don Conroy,Lantz was reading A Series of Unfortunate Events book 10,Cian was reading Horrid Henry,Dillara was reading The Cat In The Hat and Corey read a book about dogs.

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This week’s evoucher winner.

24/04/2015

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20/04/2015

This week’s readers of the week were Kayleigh,Sophie,Sienna,Amy,Emma and Thomas.

This week Kayleigh was reading Danny The Champion Of The World,Emma and Amy were both reading The Dork Diaries,Sienna was reading Shrinking Violet,Thomas was reading Bad Cat and Sophie read The Mice.

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This week’s winner of the PA sponsored ebook voucher.

 

 

Carlow Spelling Bee

The top spellers from every school in Carlow competed today in Bennekerry N.S. to win the coveted Carlow Spelling Bee. Conor Walsh was the Hacketstown representative having won the school competition.

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Representatives from  Carlow schools.

All the children took to the stage and were asked to spell a word each.Anyone who got a word wrong was eliminated until only one person was left who had not made a single mistake.At the end,the last man standing was our own Conor Walsh.Well done to Conor on becoming the first Spelling Bee winner ever to win the county title.Conor will now go forward to represent Carlow in the Leinster final in May.

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County Carlow champion speller.

17/04/2015

Reader of the Week.

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The readers of the week from each classroom this week were James,Rory,Megan,Ella,Ruby and Lucy.

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The winner of this week’s e voucher sponsored by Hacketstown NS Parent’s Association.

15/04/2015

The final of the School Eason’s Spelling Bee competition was held in the school hall today.Pupils from 4th-6th class competed to find the school’s spelling ace.

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Every child had to spell a word and unless it was spelled correctly the contestant was eliminated.Soon only three pupils were left standing,

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The last three standing, Conor,Killian and Bradley Walsh.The final three standing were then asked a spelling each and eventually the winner was the last person standing.

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This year’s Spelling Bee winner who will represent the school in the Carlow Spelling Bee competition.

27/03/2015

 

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This week’s readers of the week were Anna,David,Rory,Tasha,Daire and Thomas.

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This week’s winner of the evoucher.

13/03/2015

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This week’s readers of the week Oisín,Rory,Ruby,Katie,Ailbhe,Nathan,Katie.

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The winner of this week’s PA sponsored evoucher

06/03/2015

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Readers of the Week Tadgh,Conor,Thomas,Ella and Dillara

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The winner of the PA sponsored evoucher

27/02/2015

Readers of the Week

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This week’s readers of the week were Lee,Adam Peter,Ayla,Sophie and Jessica

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This week’s winner of an evoucher sponsored by the Parent’s Association is presented with her prize by PA representative Bronagh Maguire.

13/02/2015

Readers of the Week

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This week’s winners were Noah,Seán,Luke,Ross,Tiffany and Katie.

This week they were reading

Seán – Roy Keane The Second Half

Noah- The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas

Katie- The Princess Diaries

Luke- Hacketstown NS We are Writers

Ross – Little Chimp

Tiffany-Look Out Teddy

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This week’s Parent’s Association sponsored winner of an evoucher.

06/02/2015

Readers of the Week

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This week’s top readers Geena,Abbie,Leah,Keane,Abbie and Kelsey

This week Geena read one of the Chillers series

Keane read The story of World War One

Leah read Absolutely Abominable Parents

Abbie read a Horrid Henry book

Hannah read Little Chimp

Kelsey read A Home

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This week’s e voucher winner.

30/01/2015

PA sponsor Kindle for Ms. O Connell’s room

The Parent’s Association today donated a Kindle for the use of the 4th./5th. class children in Ms.O Connell’s room. A pupil will get a chance to borrow the Kindle for a full week to read e books at school and at home. The children will also be given an opportunity to browse the online store and purchase a book to download. A similar scheme is already in operation in Mr. Murpy’s class.

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PA representative Caroline Ellis presents the Kindle to class members Alex,Aaron,Nadine,Roisin and Rachel

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                                   The children examine some of the features of the new  Kindle.

Readers of the Week

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This week’s top readers Cian.Conor,Jack,Katie,Nicole and Lauren.

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Carolie Ellis presents the winner of this week’s draw with a PA sponsored evoucher.

23/01/2015

Readers of the Week

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This week’s winners Ava Kelly,Evan Fitzgerald,David Byrne,Kyle Donovan,Abaigh Doyle,Ellie Quigley and from last week Angela Hennessy.

This week Kyle read Man Versus Beast

Evan read The Big Kick

Ellie read Beauty and the Beast

David read Awful Auntie

Abaigh read Snow Swan Fairy

Ava read There Was An Old Woman

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This week’s voucher winner.

16/01/2015

Readers of the Week

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This week’s best readers were Dean Davis,Josh Kelly,Grace Smith,Lee Doyle and Amy Byrne.

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Book voucher winner.

09/01/2015

Readers of the Week

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The best readers this week were Killian Walsh,Sarah Murray,Darren Tai Cheng Chen,Cathal Cullen,

Cody Bowes and Tara Lyons

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The winner of this week’s draw for an Easons book evoucher.

19/12/2014

Readers of the Week

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The Three Kings

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Book Voucher winner

12/12/2014

Readers of the Week

The classroom readers of the week were presented to all at a whole school assembly this morning.

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Winners: Whitney Nolan,Lauryn Quigley.Rachel Candy,Ella Ryan,Holly Marie Byrne,Katie Myers,Tara Lyons

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Book voucher winner.

5/12/2014

Readers of the Week

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As Friday was such a busy day rehearsing for the Christmas concert,not all the winners were present for the presentation.

Here we see LJ,Harry,Leah and Aoibh.

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5th.class winner.

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Book voucher winner.

28/11/2014

Once again this week the Reader of the Week was chosen by the class teacher.The award was presented this week by Lynda Lynch on behalf of the Hacketstown NS Parent’s Association.

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This week’s best readers.

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Book voucher winner.

21/11/2014

Reader of the Week

This week the Reader of the Week was presented to the winners at a whole school assembly.This award is sponsored by the Hacketstown NS Parents association.Mick McGrath was our special guest today to present the awards.

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Everyone anxious to hear who has won the award.

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The best readers this week were Grace Hilliard, Hayley Nolan, Emily Heffernan, Cassie Daly, Ava Keating, Dylan Doyle.

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The book voucher winner.

14/11/2014

Reader of the Week

Once again a Reader of the Week was chosen in each classroom. Every child was presented with a certificate.All six winners were then put in a draw for an online book voucher.The Hacketstown NS Parent’s Association are sponsoring this weekly prize.This week’s winners were Brian Whelan, Conor Whelan,Sophie Mulvany, Oran Keating, Kate Ryan and Chelsea Rooney.

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This week’s top readers.

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Caroline Ellis of Hacketstown NS Parent’s Association presents a book voucher to the winner of the draw.

17/10/2014

Reader of the week.

This week’s readers of the week were chosen from each classroom and presented to a whole school assembly.The winners were  put into a raffle for a book token won by Lillian Keating.

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Winners Edel  Doyle,Anna Lynch,Corey Foley,William Doyle,Amy Byrne and Lillian Keating.

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The Youngest Winner.

Book Signing.

October 17

Author Martin Brennan who delivered a writing workshop to the senior classes some weeks ago returned for a book signing today.

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Signing in Ms. Byrne’s room

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Queuing up for his signature.

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He’s got nice handwriting.

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Discussing the book.

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Martin must be getting writer’s cramp.

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My signed copy of The Havishams

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The readers in Ms. O Connell’s Room

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A photograph with the author.

10 October

The winners of this week’s Reader of the Week competition in each classroom were

Luke McGrath,Aoibh Johnston,Ruby Connolly,Aaron Davis,Shannon Davis and Sean Mulvany.

The winner of the draw from this group for an online book token was Sean Mulvany.

There will be six more winners next week.

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October 7

New Books Assembly

All the children in the school assembled in the school hall this morning to view the new books purchased from the proceeds of the book fair organised by the Parent’s Association in May. One thousand two hundred euros worth of books bought were viewed by the children and members of the Parent’s Association before being allocated to each classroom.

A pupil from each classroom is being chosen as Reader Of The Week, each week in October with the winner in with a chance of winning a book token sponsored by the PA and the school.Luke McGrath was picked as the very first winner in Junior Infants with all the other classrooms picking a winner on Friday.VLUU P1200 / Samsung P1200

Everyone wants to see the new books.

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Some very young readers.

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Members of the PA who organised the book fair.

October 3rd.

Writer’s Visit

Author Martin Brennan who uses the pen name Edward Crane held a writing workshop for the three senior classrooms today.The children found him to be a most entertaining and informative facilitator and they thoroughly enjoyed producing work under his direction.Martin’s book The Havishams which he discussed with the pupils will be on sale in the school office for the next week.

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