It is with a heavy heart that we said Goodybye this week to our principal Mr. Kevin Foley. Mr foley has been teaching and principal in lacken for over 31 years, teaching both present staff members Ms McKiernan and Ms Crowe. In honour of Mr Foleys retirement, we held 2 days of celebrations in the school. On Thursday 21st June, the school staff and pupils, held a prayer service and assembly followed by a barbecue, in which all parents, past and present, community members were invited to attend. Children shared some of their memories of Master Foley, and presented him with a small gift from all the pupils of Lacken national School. Mr Foley also planted a cherry blossom tree in front of the school as a constant reminder of all he has done for the school and community. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening, enjoyed by both pupils, staff and parents.
On Friday 22nd of June there was a small presentation made to Mr Foley on behalf of the Board Of Managment, Parents Assocaition, staff and members of the community. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to this presentation and helped out in any way.
We would like to wish Master Foley all the best in his retirement. He will be missed but I'm sure he will always be a familiar face around Lacken N.S.
On friday June 8th 3rd to 6th classes went on our Senior School tour to Croke Park and the Viking Splash tour in Dublin city. Departing at 8am , we arrived at croke park around 10am. Some of the senior classes got to walk the sky walk, while the other group got a tour of Croke Park and its museum. The views from the sky walk on top of the Cusack building were breathtaking and we got a chance to see sights all round the city. After a quick lunch break, we took the bus to the Viking Splash Tour. We had lots of fun and even managed to stay dry as the tour continued onto the water. We arrived home , tired and very happy at the great day we had. Here are some pictures from the day.
Recently, We focused a scheme of work on Ancient Egypt. We really enjoyed learning all about the Ancient Egyptians and how they mummified their dead, their traditions, gods and beliefs. Through other subjects like visual arts, we designed and created ancient Egyptian death masks, landscapes and mummies. We also had to research and present a project on the Ancient Egyptians in class. Here are some pictures from our Ancient Egypt case studies and presentations.
As part of World Book day 2018, we brought in our favourite books and discussed our favourite characters from these books. Our next activity was to recreate in drawing and written form, character profiles. After we had these profiles competed we got to make our characters with Clayotic. We had great fun in the making and creating part, the clayotic was easy to shape and roll. Here are a few pictures from our Art lesson creating our characters.
Over the past few weeks we have been busy rehearsing for our annual Christmas show. we decided to concentrate on our music perfomance this year with every student from 3rd to 6th learning tin whistle and accordion. We also performed the song " Hard Knock Life " from the musical Annie with a dance routine. We also sang some carols and performed a rendition of the famous poem " A visit from St Nicholas" by Clement Clarke Moore. Our elf Jingles also hung around our classroom for the month of December. we would like to take this oppertunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Here are a few pictures from rehearsals and the night of the show.
Ms Mckiernan taught us to draw our facial features and how to mix colours to make skin colour. Here are some of our finished self portraits. See can you guess who is who. ? 😊