There was loads of excitement in the school on Thursday 17th December when the big man himself, SANTA, came to visit. The children couldn’t believe their eyes as each child received a small gift.
They had loads of stories to share and long Christmas lists for him. He will be very busy on Christmas Eve!!
Our Annual Christmas Carol Service was held on 10th December in Leamlara Church.
We would like to thank all the children who took part and their teachers for all the hard work they put in to make the evening such a success.
It was a fantastic evening of entertainment and song!
We would also like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to our special guests Crystal Swing for performing on the night!
The tradition of pupils from each class gathering together to take the Nativity figures to the Crib, has been carried out since 1988, the year Bishop Ahern N.S. was officially opened.
Pupils and staff attend Mass in Leamlara Church on December 8th, the feast of the Immaculate Conception and afterwards pupils congregate to sing Christmas Carols while the figures are placed in the school crib.
Food Dudes is a programme designed to encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables both in school and at home. It is based on positive role models (the Food Dudes characters), repeated tasting and rewards. In large scale studies the programme has shown to be very effective and has long-lasting results.
In our school, junior classes, infants to 2nd class, participated in 16 tasting days during phase one and on each of these days children are given the opportunity to taste different types of fruit and vegetables. On each of these days fruit and vegetables will be provided and there are Food Dudes DVDs, letters, stickers and rewards. The senior classes, 3rd-6th will particpate in 4 tasting days and follow the same format on these days. At the moment all the children are enjoying tasting apples, bananas, mandrins, peppers, carrots, mangetout peas and cucumber!
Phase 2 extends to the home element of the Food Dudes programme by encouraging the children to bring their own fruit and veg to school every day in their special Food Dude containers which they will all receive.
Bishop Ahern NS were crowned Allianz Sciath na Scol F7 football champions after and exciting final against Vicarstown at Mayfield GAA Club. 2nd to 6th class travelled to support their team and a great day was had by all.
We are extremely proud of our team and would like to congratulate them on a fantastic win.
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To commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising and to celebrate 100 years since the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, the Government has tasked Óglaigh na hÉireann with delivery a National Flag to every Primary School in the Country.
This is a key part of the Ireland 2016 commemorative programme and will see members of Óglaigh na hÉireann, in uniform, visiting school children, teachers and parents in over 3,200 schools across the Republic.
Bishop Ahern N.S. received its flag last Thursday. This was a very special occasion for the school. Lieutenant Pat Cotter, Sergeant David Williams and Trooper Philip O’ Keeffe presented the eldest and youngest child in the school with a new tricolour which will fly proudly in front of the school.
The Proclamation was read out by Lieutenant Pat Cotter, with David, Aishling, Rachel and Sarah Williams as proud dad Sergeant David Williams watched on. A talk was then given on the history of our flag followed by a question and answer session.