Commitment for First Communion and Confirmation

The commitment ceremonies for First Communion and Confirmation take place in Bóthar na Naomh Church next Sunday, January 29th. First Communion – 9.30a.m. Confirmation – 11.30a.m. These are vital in terms of preparation to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on April 1st, in the Cathedral.

Cross-Country Athletics 2015

The competition to be a member of the cross-country team in Scoil Ailbhe is always exceptional, and this year was no different. On a bright, September day, the teams ventured to the Crokes’ Athletic Ground, to compete against schools from across the county.  Competing against the finest primary school athletes, the boys excelled themselves. The … [Read more…]

Familiarisation Night

We invite all parents to the annual Familiarisation Night, which takes place on Thursday, September 3rd, at 7.30p.m.  This is an ideal opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, and to hear what to expect in the year ahead.

Arts Week 2015 – Woodturning

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…]

Scoil Ailbhe Achieves First Green Flag!

After weeks of nervous anticipation, word finally came to us from An Taisce, that we have achieved our first Green Flag! The news was greeted with great excitement, especially amongst the Green Schools’ Committee,  under the direction of Ms. Power and Mr. Foxton. We look forward to the flag-raising ceremony in May. Until then – … [Read more…]

Welcome Archbishop Kieran

Our new Archbishop, Kieran O’Reilly, was installed on Sunday, February 8th, in the Cathedral of the Assumption. Some of our students were lucky enough to be involved in the ceremony. Terence was an altar server on the Archbishop’s team, and Igor, represented the Polish community in the Diocese, bringing up the Word of God.  We … [Read more…]

Green Schools Update January 2015 – Green Day Looms!!

Green Schools is an international environmental education programme . It is a means of encouraging school-going children to be more aware of their environment and determine what they can do to protect and enhance it.  The scheme is run in conjunction with local authorities and is managed by An Taisce. Following the successful establishment of … [Read more…]

National Tree Day

As part of our environmental awareness and care in science, the boys in 2nd, 3rd and 4th went to the woods in Dundrum for National Tree Day. Many thanks to Coillte for their hospitality and the guided tours on the day. We certainly learned a lot about trees, plants and wildlife, and their importance to … [Read more…]

The Vegetable Garden

The harvest of the vegetable garden was very popular – Ms. Power had plenty of cooking ideas for all the food grown. Yummy!!!!