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Corpus Christi Chronicle

Christmas Edition 2014

A Christmas Message from Mr. ONeill


School Dates
2014 - 2015

Christmas
Holidays
Monday 22nd
December 2014 to
2nd January 2015
Inclusive
Midterm Break
Thursday and Friday
19th and 20th
February 2015
Inclusive
St. Patricks
Weekend
Monday 16th and
17th March 2015
Inclusive
Easter Holidays
Monday 30th March
to Friday 10th April
2015 Inclusive
May Bank holiday
Monday 4th
May 2015
June Bank Holiday
Monday 1st June and
Tuesday 2nd June
2015 Inclusive
Summer Holidays
Friday 26th
June 2015

Christmas
Poem

Christmas is forever,
not for just one day,
for loving, sharing,
giving, are not to put
away like bells and
lights and tinsel, in
some box upon a
shelf.

Welcome to the Christmas edition of the Corpus Christi Chronicle. On behalf of myself and all the staff of
Corpus Christi Primary School I would like to wish all the pupils, parents and friends of our fantastic school
a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous New Year. We look forward to working very closely with you all in
2015 as we continue to provide the children of this parish with a well rounded education of the highest
standard.

LIT Christmas Fundraiser Fun

The school choir recently went to L. I .T to a fundraising event for local charities such as Pieta House.
They had great fun singing Christmas songs and got loads of treats from Santa and Mrs Claus.
Well done guys! Here they are pictured with Munster Legend Alan Quinlan.

Maths
Stations

Senior Infants
Science Week

The good you do for


others is good you do
yourself.

Merry
Christmas
and a Happy New
Year from all
the staff at
Corpus Christi
Primary School

First Class are very busy working hard at their


maths stations. They are learning all about shapes
and numbers. At one station they work on Ipads.
They love moving up to the next level of their maths
app.

The Senior Infant classes have been very busy over


the last few months. They visited the library in Watch
House Cross for a wonderful puppet show and they
took part in a range of exciting experiments for Science
Week.

Junior Infant Science Experiment

Our weeks theme was Healthy Living. We explored various ways of keeping healthy- exercising, drinking
water, eating healthy foods, and having enough sleep. We also learnt about the 5 Senses this week and focused on the sense of
Taste for our experiment. Together in our groups, we explored these healthy fruits without even looking at them!
We shut our eyes, and some people even put a blind-fold on them. We had great fun
guessing what foods we were tasting, and describing these (Some were bitter, some were sweet, some were hard, some were
crunchy, and others were soft!). We made happy or sad faces to show what we thought about each food!!
Ms. Fitzgerald - Junior Infants

CORPUS CHRISTI Green Schools

This year our theme is Biodiversity and we have lots of great projects planned including planting a hedge that will provide our birds
with juicy red berries next winter , building a bug hotel and frog pond and planting a wild flower garden to attract all the butterflies,
bees and ladybirds. Photos: Green Schools Committee and Litter Wardens.

Homework Club

Homework Clubs takes place in Corpus


Christi School from 2.40 until 4pm on
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and
Thursdays.

Children from second to sixth complete


their homework and get help if they need
it. Once homework is done there is a fun
activity.

Happy Halloween

Time Travellers

Sixth Class travelled back in time to 1939 to learn


about World War II. They dressed in traditional army
costumes from Germany, France, Great Britain and the
United States of America. They also got an opportunity
to see some of the weaponry from that time.
They had a great day !

Science Week

Ms O Sullivan and Ms Brown admire the children in First Class dressed in


wonderful colourful Halloween costumes.

Mary Immaculate College was the venue for our


Science Week activities. 6th class saw some great
experiments to demonstrate friction, gravity, speed and
balance. They even learned how to make hovercrafts!
A fantastic day was had by all.

Take a minute to relax with Mindfulness

Mindfulness -What is it?


Mindfulness involves learning to direct our attention to our experience, as it unfolds, moment to moment, non-judgementally and
with acceptance. Rather than worrying about what has happened or might happen, it trains us to respond in a positive way to
whatever is happening right now, good or bad. Mindfulness has been proven to improve health and well-being.
What classes are we running in the school?
This year, Mindfulness classes have been included as a part of the Corpus Christi school curriculum. These classes teach pupils
mindfulness as a life skill, to feel happier and calmer, to help them concentrate and learn better, to help cope with stress and anxiety
and also to perform better in sports music and dance. Its all down to something very simple paying attention to our breath!
How can parents get involved?
Corpus Christi also deliver day time Mindfulness Classes for parents of all pupils once a week a week in the school. Would you like
to learn how to take a minute to pause and relax in our busy lives? All parents are more than welcome to attend! Please contact Mr.
Tiernan ONeill or Lorraine Brown for any queries. Make sure to ask your children what they have learnt in Mindfulness Class.
They may even teach you a few Mindfulness skills!

Fantastic Gymnastics

4th Class Gymnastics

4th class have done a block of work on gymnastics with Mr. Kelly. They have learned skills of balance, movement and safe use of the
apparatus. It has been great fun a big thank you to all who helped out and set up the equipment.

PLAYGROUND SOCCER WINNERS

The first Playground soccer tournament of the year (The Premiership) which
started in September finished at the end of October.
After some really exciting matches the winners from 1st/2nd/3rd classes
received their trophies as did the 5th/6th class winners.

The Garda Cup

The Garda soccer tournament was played in UL Arena.This well organised


event,attracts county and city teams.Corpus Christi entered two teams with
one of them finishing 3rd,the same as last year.As usual the standard was high.
Thanks to Conor OBrien our locol Community guard who was involved in
running the tournament.
5th/6th classes in Corpus Christi have
been doing a block of Tag Rugby for the
last two months.Kenneth from Thomond
Rugby Club has been coaching them.
The nonontact nature of the game
ensures everyone is involved and
enjoying themselves.

4th Class Ice Skating

4th class really enjoyed


their visit to Limerick
on Ice recently. Everybody had a go and even
though there were a few
falls it was great fun.

May the message of


Christmas fill your life with
joy and peace. Best wishes
to you and your family
during this holiday season.

Corpus Christi National School, Moyross, Limerick City, Limerick


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