Congratulations to Gabriel on achieving 2nd place in the 8 – 10 years category in the Thurles Credit Union Art Competition, and to Ms. O’Halloran, his teacher. Gabriel showed off his creative side, and was well deserving of his prize. Well done to all the boys who entered the competition this year.
Eve’s Hallowe’en Art Competition has drawn a huge number of entries, as it always does. The art skills of many of our students shine through. They are well worth seeing, so pop in if you get a chance. The display is in the front entrance hall. Prepare to be amazed! Prepare to be surprised! Prepare … [Read more…]
As we approach mid-term, there has been plenty of evidence of work right across the school. Here is a selection……..
What would an Arts Week be without an art session? Katie McCormack was our artist-in-residence, and she led the boys through a variety of workshops. These included stained glass designs and mono-printing. The boys had to learn a variety of skills, and enjoyed testing these out. Check out some of the work involved……………
Ms. Power led the boys in the home baking department again this year. The boys had to use all their maths to weigh and mix ingredients carefully, if they wanted the best chocolate muffins in the world! Working in groups, the boys have never shown such determination and concentration…………… it’s amazing how baking concentrates the … [Read more…]
The world of yoga, relaxation and meditation was opened to the boys by yoga practitioner, Marie Mills. Marie showed the boys a variety of poses, including the warrior and downward dog. She spoke about the importance of regulating our breathing, and had us practice good techniques in this regard. It will take a little more … [Read more…]
A regular feature of Arts Week is the skill of woodturning, introduced to the groups by Muiris Ó Chléirigh, iarmhúinteoir Scoil Ailbhe. Muiris delights students with his hands-on demonstrations, and his production of favourites such as the spinning tops of past generations, and the vases, we can present to our mothers! The boys were certainly … [Read more…]
Arts Week 2015 in Scoil Ailbhe took place the week before Easter – and what a busy week that proved to be!! The week began with music workshops. Colm from the National Symphony Orchestra introduced us to his world – the world of percussion. He reinforced our sightreading and notation skills through the use of … [Read more…]
Having decided that the boys in 4th and 5th class needed a new choral experience this year, we were delighted to be accepted into the 2014 Hallelujah concerts in Dublin. On Wednesday, December 3rd, over 85 boys and 6 teachers left the school and headed to City West Convention Centre. What a day it turned … [Read more…]
Following the choir’s fabulous performance at the Christmas concerts, further events were lined up for the week before Christmas. Firstly, the choir paid its annual visit to the Community Hospital of the Assumption, to entertain the residents there with a selection of Christmas carols. This was followed by a visit to the Source Library, to … [Read more…]