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June 29th, 2018 by Ms Wynne

School opens: 30th Aug

Oct mid-term: 27th Oct-4th Nov

Christmas: 22nd Dec-6th Jan

Feb mid-term: 16th Feb-24th Febr

St Patrick’s Day: March 18th

Easter Holidays: 13th-28th April

May bank Holiday: May 6th 

June Bank Holiday: June 3rd

School Closes: 27th June

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Talbot celebrates 40 years with the Garda Band

June 29th, 2018 by Ms Wynne

Talbot ended 2018 with some very important celebrations. We celebrated 40 years of Talbot with a fabulous musical show by the Garda band. They were terrific. Thank you to our wonderful Parent’s Association for their lovely gift to mark the occasion. We also posed in the shape of a 40 on the school field and we got an aerial shot taken, to be unveiled at a later stage.

We also took the opportunity to mark the retirement of two of our staff, Sr Catherine and Ms Considine. We thanked them for their amazing work over the years, we will miss them so much but they know they are always welcome in Talbot. The children showed their appreciation through a heartfelt speech by Jamie from 6th class. Two beautiful souvenir books from all the children were presented by Cody and Aoife. 

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Mr O’Donnell’s Class complete their Junior Achievement Programme

June 21st, 2018 by Ms Wynne

Mr O’Donnell’s class completed their Junior Achievement programme today. Thank you to Kat from Junior Achievement and well done to our budding entrepreneurs!

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Computer Science Club for 4th and 5th class

April 16th, 2018 by Mr Byrne

A Computer Science club will be starting on Monday 16th April for 4th and 5th class pupils. Children will create and complete coding tasks and activities using Scratch in the school computer room.

Mr Bannon and Mr Byrne are organising the club and look forward to meeting all our future computer scientists!


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Christmas Message

December 29th, 2017 by Ms Wynne

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Yard Points League

December 11th, 2017 by bcahill5608

Ms. Cahill has started a yard points league to see which classes score most points on the lines during the school year 2017-18.
Here are the standings for the top six classes after three months worth of points.
See if your class can make it into the top six for after Christmas!
1st Place: Ms. Treacy 3rd class / Mr. O’Donnell 3rd class / Mr. Byrne 5th class 134 points
2nd place: Ms. Ward 3rd class 133 points.
3rd place: Mr. Bannon 5th class 129 points.
4th place: Mr. Gilmartin 5th class 128 points.

Keep earning your yard points and bonuses and good luck!
Ms. Cahill

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MarathonKids – Visit by David Gillick (Irish Olympic Athlete)

October 27th, 2017 by Mr. Carty

Our 5th and 6th classes are participating in the MarathonKids Programme. It is an 8 week programme where the children learn about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and complete running tasks in school. The children will run their final mile of their “Marathon” at the National Cross Country Track in November. 

David Gillick, an International athlete who has represented Ireland in the Olympics, visited the school and ran with the children and spoke to them about the importance of being healthy and the enjoyment they can get from running. He had some inspirational words for the children, and talked to them about setting goals in their life – things that they would like to achieve in the future. 

Keep up the good work children, and get out for a run or 2 over the midterm!


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5th Class Visit to Clondalkin Library

October 27th, 2017 by Mr Byrne

On Thursday 26th October, Mr. Byrne’s 5th class visited Clondalkin Library as part of South Dublin County Council Book festival. We listened to and chatted to children’s author, Tom Palmer. Tom is from Yorkshire in England and he flew over specially to talk to schools in South Dublin libraries.

During the talk, children from our school and Clonburris asked Tom lots of good questions about his books, what it is like being an author, himself and how to go about writing a book! We found out in his spare time he spends time with his family, he enjoys reading, he watches sports (especially football) and he likes to go running on the Yorkshire Moors.

We learned that Tom writes books about topics he knows a lot about. He travels to countries and places first to research people and places in his books. To get inspiration for writing he reads lots of books and watches relevant movies. Tom writes about people he has met. His mam inspired him to read lots when he was a teenager, as he wasn’t that interested in reading books when he was young. He showed us his writing folder where he plans all his books before he writes. The publisher has already asked Tom to write six books next year!

Towards the end we played a quiz , then some games and Cody and Bradley even won some prizes! Overall, we all had an enjoyable time listening to and asking questions with Tom. Some of us want to write our own books when we are older!

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Summer Reading Project 2017

June 29th, 2017 by Mr. Carty

The children in 3rd to 5th class have received a book to read over the summer. The 3rd classes are reading the 2nd book in the Milo Adventures by Mary Arrigan. The 4th classes are reading Four Kids, Three Cats, Two Cows, One Witch (Maybe!) by Siobhan Parkinson. The 5th classes are reading the Parent Agency by David Baddiel.

When the children are finished they can either submit a book review in the comments section below, or else hand write a book report and bring it back to me in September. All books must be returned in September. Any child that completes a book report will receive a prize.

Happy reading!

Mr. Carty


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NEW School Record–Lennon Berrigan!

June 23rd, 2017 by Mr. Stuart and tagged ,

Wow! Lennon Berrigan in 5th class has broken the school record! Never before has anyone at Talbot typed so fast. 

Yesterday, the 22nd June 2017, Lennon typed at a speed of 74 words per minute (wpm). He showed me and his teacher Ms Ward the certificate from,which he got when practicing here in school.

Many many congratulations to him. How fast will he be next year? 

How fast will YOU be next year? Lennon practices on You can too, for free. Create an account for free and begin! Remember, you must practice with the fingers on the correct letters; aim to get good before aiming to get fast. Enjoy!

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