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SCOIL COLM 75 th Anniversary NEWSLETTER. Volume 5, Issue 1 October 8 th 2014. Principal: Ms C Ní Chianáin Deputy Principal: Ms T Devaney. Page 2 of 6 Students’ Page Scoil Colm Newsletter. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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SCOIL COLM 75th Anniversary NEWSLETTERVolume 5, Issue 1October 8th 2014Principal: Ms C N ChianinDeputy Principal: Ms T Devaney

Page 2 of 6 Students Page Scoil Colm Newsletter

Our class, 6th class, have been preparing for the schools 75th anniversary celebration. The celebration will take place on the 22nd of October, 2014. We will be performing some of the things that we have practiced on the school stage. We are also finding things out about the school from 1939 to 1954.First things first, we have been rehearsing a short play about what Irish schools were like 75 years ago. We will also sing an Irish song during the play.We have also done two interviews, one with Mr. ODonnell and one with a past pupil named Liam Flynn. The two of them told us a lot about what the school was like years ago.One of the main things we have been rehearsing is the song Somewhere over the Rainbow, from the 1939 classic movie The Wizard of Oz. We are singing this choice of song because The Wizard of Oz came out in the same year as the school opened.Another thing we have been rehearsing is a poem by the famous Irish poet named W.B. Yeats. We are learning his poem because he died the year the school opened.Last but not least, our class were split into two groups and we went to the resource room to find some old items. We found old photos and milk bottles. The bottles were used for lunches back in the old days.I think the celebration will be a great success and I had a great time preparing for it with my class.By Carl and Reece 6th ClassDuring September my class and I were preparing for our schools 75th Anniversary. This will happen on October 22nd in the school hall. Firstly we prepared interview questions for Mr ODonnell and Liam Flynn. We recorded the interview questions and answers. Some of the class went to see interesting artefacts in the resource room. They got to see an old milk bottle, a gas mask and an old helmet. Secondly we are learning an Irish play and song because its about a school day 75 years ago. As well as that we ae learning a song called Somewhere over the Rainbow because it was released when the school was opened, in 1939. Also a poem by W.B. Yeats, a famous poet, because he died in the same year the school opened. Lastly we are performing all of this on the 22nd of October 2014 on the school stage for the whole school and I cant wait.By Cian H and Ryan 6th Class

WB YEATS 1865 - 1939

Wizard of Oz Poster 1939

We had a visit from Mr. Sheedy. He used to be the principal in the school. He told us al about himself and about the school years ago. Alan, Second ClassWe are celebrating out 75th anniversary. Our teachers told all of us to wear our uniforms to school. Then, that day we took a photo of the whole school wearing our uniforms in the shape of 75. It looked really cool. Conor G., Second Class

Page 3 of 6 Students Page Scoil Colm NewsletterFor the 75th Anniversary of Scoil Colm we separated the five classes in the school, each class getting a fifteen year period to get as much information and to do a project on it. We, the 6th class, got the first fifteen years; 39 54. We started with half of the class going to the computer room to look for pictures and information, while the other half stayed and looked for artefacts in the resource room. They found pictures, an old milk bottle and a gas mask. A few days later we wrote down questions to ask Mr ODonnell, a past teacher and vice principal. We were also lucky enough to interview a past pupil, Liam Flynn, who was here during the opening years of the school. Also we are learning a song from the first colour movie, The Wizard of Oz called Somewhere over the Rainbow, a brief poem by W.B. Yeats who died in 1939 and also a play in Irish. The Anniversary celebration will be held on the 22nd of October in the hall with every class performing something of their own choosing on the stage. By Jake and Eoghan 6th ClassWe interviewed, Mr. ODonnell, who retired last year. He told us that the teachers were all male when he started. There were about 40 pupils in the class. The school day was longer, they finished at half past three. But there was a longer lunch time too, 1 hour and a quarter. They did get sandwiches and milk but there was no menu like today! Mr ODonnell taught in Scoil Colm for 40 years. He said he has lots of fond memories.William, Sam S, Gerrard, Sam C, Marc.We also interviewed a past pupil, called Liam. He was captain of the school football team. Scoil Colm was called Scoil a D back then because there were three schools. The classroom would have been very bare. There were window up high to let light in from the corridor. There was no running water in the classrooms. The boys drank water from the tap in the yard. The trough is still there today but we just sit on it! Liam loved school becausehe was the football captain and they won the school league in Croke Park a few times.Conor L, Cian, Justin, Josh R, KyleWe compared school life in Scoil Colm from 1954 - 1969 to 2014. They had black boards and chalk. We have a white board, markers and an Interactive Whiteboard. Then we wrote poetry about Scoil Colm, past and present. It was hard to get words to rhyme! We investigated around the school for information. We drew sketches to go for with our project.Oisn, Owen, Aaron, Josh E, Conor AWe examined roll books from the 1950s. The list of names in the class went on two pages. All the names were written in Irish. The classrooms must have been very full. We still use a roll book nowadays and the teacher does another roll on the computer. In our school museum we have a glass milk bottle and an ink well from those days.Nathan, Rufa, Gherardo, Sen B, Alex, Sen S.On the 19th of September we had a school photo. It was for the 75th anniversary. The photo was taken on the school yard. All of the classes were in the photo. The photo was in the shape of 75. First, we went outside. Next, we lined up. After, we took the photo. Finally, we went inside. I LOVE Scoil Colm. David L, Second ClassWe interviewed Mr. Sheedy. He was the principal from 1996 until he retired in 2010 when he was 60. When Mr. Sheedy was a teacher, he used to teach all of the subjects. Mr. Sheedy banned marbles when he was principal because they were dangerous. In Scoil Colm, we do violin, G.A.A. and we visit the library to read books. We have a siopa where you can buy rulers, red pens, pencils and ties. James K, Second ClassOur school is having an anniversary this year. The school is 75 years old and there will celebration on the 22nd of October. We took our 75 photo last week. All of the boys were in the shape of a 75. It was a good picture. Evan R., Second ClassMr. Sheedy came to our class. He told us that football was one of the most popular things on yard when he was principal. 75 years ago, Scoil Colm was built. In 2010, Mr. Sheedy retired from Scoil Colm. Bobby, Second Class


3Page 4 of 6 Students Page Scoil Colm NewsletterOur class is doing a project on the 75th Anniversary of Scoil Colm. We have put together some questions and some music and also a poem. Firstly some of my classmates went to the resource room to find some information about the school 75 years ago. We found an old milk bottle, a gas mask, an army helmet and some pictures. We came back with the pictures and milk bottle and a very big, black, old telephone. When we got all the information about school 75 years ago Mr ODonnell came in to answer our questions, just to give us a little bit more information. Ms Forde and Ms Harrison picked a song and a poem for our performance. The poem is by W.B. Yeats and our song is Somewhere over the Rainbow. Our school will be singing it for the whole school. Im looking forward to seeing how the other classes are doing because we did very well. By Jack and Cameron 6th ClassThe school is 75 years old this year. The teachers took a photo of us. We were in the yard. The photo was taken on the 18th of September. It was shaped as a 75. Adam R., Second ClassOur school is 75 years old. Mr. Sheedy, the old principal told us about school in the old days. Mr. Sheedy banned marbles because someone got hit on the head with a marble so then the boys played football. Now we play lots of other sports in P.E. There will be a celebration on the 22nd of October for the schools anniversary. Cian W., Second Class

Our school had our photo taken for the 75th anniversary. First, we had a practice and then we had the real one. All of the boys were in the shape of 75. Ms. Fallon and Ms. N Chianin took the photo. The day was the 18th of September. After the photo we all put our hands up in the air. Clayton, Second ClassIn our school, we play football. When the bell rings, we go to our line. Then we go inside and we do work. I like our school. I dont want it to change. Our school is 75 years old. Kian M., Second ClassMr. Sheedy was the principal in 1996 until 2010. They played on the yard a long time ago. Now Ms. N Chianin is the principal. The school is 75 years old. Dane McGuinness, Second ClassOur school is 75 years old. We took a school photo on the yard. Ms. Fallon and Ms. N Chianin took the photo of a 7 and a 5. It was on the 18th of September. There will be a celebration on the 22nd of October! Sam, Second ClassOur school is having a 75th anniversary this year. We took a photo using all of the boys in the whole school. It looked so cool when our Ms. showed it to us on the computer. The photo was shaped like a 75. Harry, Second ClassWe took the 75 photo in the yard on September the 18th. This year is the anniversary of our school. It is 75 years old. There is going to be a celebration on the 22nd of October. Ms. N Chianin and Ms. Fallon took the photo. It w