A big thank you to our Parent’s Council who very kindly funded and organised the purchase of a giant chess set for our chess room and a table tennis table to give all classes extra options during rainy days.
Each class has been given a time to make use of the new resources and a lunch-time table tennis league has been promised for March. Rumour has it that the table tennis table was previously rented out by the Irish soccer team and Robbie Brady made a scratch on the side of the table!!!
Congratulations to Katie, Luke, Dylan, Liam and Benjamin who won the final of their respective lunch-time chess leagues recently.
110 students from 1st to 6th class entered the Autumn/Winter Chess Leagues which ran from October to January with the knock-out stages completed in early February.
A big thank you to the 8 5th and 6th class students who refereed the leagues.
Well done to our chess team who finished 2nd in the Kildare Chess Tournament
Out with the old and in with the new!!!!!!!!
Our school has recently bought lots of new PE equipment thanks to a sports grant. Our children were very excited to begin using some of our new gymnastics equipment this week.
Well done to all Mrs. Porter’s Students.
2017 promises to be a big year for chess at St Laurence’s NS. We plan to enter even more competitions as 2016 and play even more chess matches.
30 chess players from 4th to 6th class travelled to Moone NS in November as part of the Kildare Chess League. We play Ballyshannon NS on Thurs Jan 19th at home.
110 students from 1st to 6th currently play in the lunchtime leagues organised by 5th and 6th class students. The top 8 players in each league will soon enter the knock-out stages.
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A national Scratch coding competition is organised in Ireland every Spring. Closing date for Scratch projects to Crookstown Scratch Club is Friday 3rd February 2017. Find out more here.
To submit a project simply share it in the National Competition studio in your online Scratch class.
Not joined Crookstown Scratch Club yet? See here for more info.
Thank you for your support for this charity fundraiser by Mrs. Porter’s class. They held lots of different activities for all of the classes during the day. There was face painting, magic shows and crazy golf to name but a few. The class raised over 460 euro for charity.
Well done to our junior infants who gave a great performance for their parents and families this week.
More photos coming soon to our active schools page!!!!!!
The answer is simple the winners of our school raffle!!!!!!!!!!!!
Plenty of play doctors at work in our Aistear room this month. We had a full clinic today!!!
Thanks to Ms Kings class for their brilliant space exhibition today in the hall.
Thanks to these young entrepreneurs for setting up a pop up shop to raise money for our new library.
The DAB appears in rock around the clock!!!!!
Well done to the infants for taking assembly in their stride.
Well done to our boys who have won their first two matches.