HELP CHARITY AND SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT
We all know that recycling is a good thing. It prevents pollution and means that less waste goes into the big dumps called "Landfills".
On Friday 3rd May 2013 we ask that each child brings some unwanted clothing, household linen or footwear to school.
Recycling your old clothes will help our school in its Green Flag efforts and raise money for the I.S.P.C.C. and our school.
SO BRING WHAT YOU CAN AND FILL THE VAN!
The 22nd annual All Ireland Credit Union Schools Quiz final took place on Sunday 7th April in the main hall of the RDS in Dublin. There was tension in the air as the finalists and their enthusiastic supporters gathered in anticipation of an enjoyable and competitive quiz.
Under the watchful eye of Quiz Master – Marty Whelan, the calls of encouragement from parents, grandparents and teachers were quickly quietened as the teams got down to serious business! It was a nail biting final few rounds but in the end it was our own St. Corban’s who triumphed in the U 13 competition.
The winning team were David Kiely, Seán Usher, Cormac Dempsey and Kevin Singleton. The team were prepared for the event by Ms. Breeda Dunne and Mr. Michael O’Reilly.
The school has a very proud tradition in quizzes and in fact the St. Corban’s U11 team also won the local area level quiz in 2013. That team were Dylan Stewart, Owen Sheridan, Tom O’Sullivan and Joe Morrin. Ms. Dunne has prepared many quiz teams over the years and is aware of the hours of hard work put in by the boys and their
Hopefully this is the first of many All Ireland titles for Kildare this year!
Daffodil Day was a huge success in St. Corban's again this year. The total raised was €8,480. Well done to all the boys involved!
Pictured are some of the boys from Ms. Brady's class who helped to get the orders together on Daffodil Day. Also pictured are Ms. Behan's class who raised over €1,000 - fantastic effort boys!
Happy St. Patrick's Day from everyone here at St. Corban's. We hope you have a wonderful day! Have a look at the gallery below for some pictures from around the school.
On Thursday the 7th of March we celebrated world book day in St. Corbans. We completed several exciting activities based on our favourite books and authors. The boys had silent reading time, created book marks, had a quiz and circle time where the boys spoke about their favourite book. Take a look at some of our favourite books below.
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney is a huge favourite among many of the boys in our class.
"They are funny and I enjoy the pictures that are presented." Robert Shaw
"I like the David Walliams book because they are funny, romantic and action packed novels." Odhran Kelly
"They are funny and very well written." Andrew Osbourne
Aswell as fiction books the boys like to read non fiction books also.
"I like the facts in non fiction book. You find out a lot of information" Alex Nugent
Beast Quest by Adam Blade is a series that many of the boys find it hard to put down in the classroom. They regularly swap books with one another.
"They are full of action. I hope there will be a series 14." Paddy Mc Mahon
"I like the Beast Quest series because its a young boy like me." - Nathan Barret
The boys making their First Communion this year will tonight celebrate the Sacrament of First Penance. The ceremony takes place in the school hall which has been decorated beautifully by the boys, their teacher and our SNAs. Well done to all involved, a wonderful evening is in store.
Room 22 recently visited Barker & Jones bookshop. Here are two recounts of the day by Jacob and Elliot.
Room 22 were busy recently making their own musical instruments. Jack made a guitar and David made drums and you can read about them below.
The school's basketball team made it to the semi finals this year. We had a huge interest from the boys trying out for the team and we thank them all for their interest.
The boys had great success as they reached the semi finals undefeated. Our first game, a friendly against Sallins, showed that the team were serious about winning. They showed great team work and great defence keeping the away team to a low score of 4 points!
Our first game of the league was against Ballymany, Newbridge. There were some fantastic scores from the boys and a great defence. Advancing to the next round we beat Gaelsoil, Cill Dara narrowly 13-14.
Unfortunately we lost in the semi finals to a very good Monasterevin team. Everyone on the team did extremely well to get to the semi finals and we look forward to get back training for an upcoming blitz.