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July 13th, 2017 by Ms. Considine

I hope you are all enjoying your summer reading. Tell your parents about the books, tell your brothers and sisters about them. Read them aloud to younger brothers and sisters. In the new school year tell us about the new words you have learned from your reading. We look forward to reading your book reviews.

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Winners of our June book review competition

July 13th, 2017 by Ms. Considine and tagged

These two 4th class girls posted interesting comments about new books we put into our school library in June. Their prize was a book and I hope they are enjoying reading it during the school holidays. 

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Television–A Poem By Roald Dahl

July 4th, 2015 by Mr. Stuart and tagged ,

TV MonsterTelevision

The most important thing we’ve learned,
So far as children are concerned,
Is never, NEVER, NEVER let
Them near your television set —
Or better still, just don’t install
The idiotic thing at all.
In almost every house we’ve been,
We’ve watched them gaping at the screen.
They loll and slop and lounge about,
And stare until their eyes pop out.
(Last week in someone’s place we saw
A dozen eyeballs on the floor.)
They sit and stare and stare and sit
Until they’re hypnotised by it,
Until they’re absolutely drunk
With all that shocking ghastly junk.
Oh yes, we know it keeps them still,
They don’t climb out the window sill,
They never fight or kick or punch,
They leave you free to cook the lunch
And wash the dishes in the sink —
But did you ever stop to think,
To wonder just exactly what
This does to your beloved tot?
IT ROTS THE SENSE IN THE HEAD!
IT KILLS IMAGINATION DEAD!
IT CLOGS AND CLUTTERS UP THE MIND!
IT MAKES A CHILD SO DULL AND BLIND
HE CAN NO LONGER UNDERSTAND
A FANTASY, A FAIRYLAND!
HIS BRAIN BECOMES AS SOFT AS CHEESE!
HIS POWERS OF THINKING RUST AND FREEZE!
HE CANNOT THINK — HE ONLY SEES!
‘All right!’ you’ll cry. ‘All right!’ you’ll say,
‘But if we take the set away,
What shall we do to entertain
Our darling children? Please explain!’

Turn Off TV Turn On Life
We’ll answer this by asking you,
‘What used the darling ones to do?
‘How used they keep themselves contented
Before this monster was invented?’
Have you forgotten? Don’t you know?
We’ll say it very loud and slow:
THEY … USED … TO … READ! They’d READ and READ,
AND READ and READ, and then proceed
To READ some more. Great Scott! Gadzooks!
One half their lives was reading books!
The nursery shelves held books galore!
Books cluttered up the nursery floor!
And in the bedroom, by the bed,
More books were waiting to be read!
Such wondrous, fine, fantastic tales
Of dragons, gypsies, queens, and whales
And treasure isles, and distant shores
Where smugglers rowed with muffled oars,
And pirates wearing purple pants,
And sailing ships and elephants,
And cannibals crouching ’round the pot,
Stirring away at something hot.
(It smells so good, what can it be?
Good gracious, it’s Penelope.)
The younger ones had Beatrix Potter
With Mr. Tod, the dirty rotter,
And Squirrel Nutkin, Pigling Bland,
And Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and-
Just How The Camel Got His Hump,
And How the Monkey Lost His Rump,
And Mr. Toad, and bless my soul,
There’s Mr. Rat and Mr. Mole-
Oh, books, what books they used to know,
Those children living long ago!
So please, oh please, we beg, we pray,
Go throw your TV set away,
And in its place you can install
A lovely bookshelf on the wall.
Then fill the shelves with lots of books,
Ignoring all the dirty looks,
The screams and yells, the bites and kicks,
And children hitting you with sticks-
Fear not, because we promise you
That, in about a week or two
Of having nothing else to do,
They’ll now begin to feel the need
Of having something to read.
And once they start — oh boy, oh boy!
You watch the slowly growing joy
That fills their hearts. They’ll grow so keen
They’ll wonder what they’d ever seen
In that ridiculous machine,
That nauseating, foul, unclean,
Repulsive television screen!
And later, each and every kid
Will love you more for what you did.

kids imagination comes alive through reading

Why not begin your adventures in your imagination right now–click here for lots more fun Roald Dahl poems you’ll love.

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Photos of 6th Class Tour to Blessington Lakes Today

June 25th, 2014 by Mr. Stuart

Well done every single 6th class young man and young woman. You impressed everyone today with your sense of fun, maturity, and kindness to each other. A great way to (nearly!) finish 6th class and move on to secondary school… just graduation left and then our goodbye Mass.

Hopefully I’ll be able to upload correctly some photos from today for you all…

 

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A Taste of the 6th Classes Tour to Blessington Lakes

June 26th, 2013 by Mr. Stuart and tagged ,

I took photos of just a few of the groups doing just a few of the activities. Here are the photos so that the 6th Classes can right-click and save photos of themselves or their friends. Fifth classes, you’ve got a great great tour ahead of you next year! What a great day!

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Fun in the Sun, June 2013 Yardtime

June 11th, 2013 by Mr. Stuart and tagged ,

Fun in the sun.
On the field we play soccer, in the yard we play ‘grab her!’
The mood is good in our ‘hood.
Fun in the sun.

Fun in the sun.
On the field we run about, in the yard we chat about.
The mood is good in our ‘hood.
Fun in the sun.

Fun in the sun.
In the classroom I like to be; but outside I’d prefer to be.
The mood is good in our ‘hood.
Fun in the sun.
Talbot, 2013

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Summer Reading

July 5th, 2010 by Ms. Byrne

Hi All,

Please let us know what books you are reading over the summer! So many books to choose. Don’t forget to visit the libary as often as possible over the summer!

Reading Over summer

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Summer Reading

June 24th, 2010 by Mrs. Whittle

http://www.southdublinlibraries.ie/childrens-zone/whats/event-news

This is the link to ‘Space Hop’ the summer reading programme in our local library. Don’t forget Mr Stuart’s ‘My Summer Reading Achievements’ pages. Remember he didn’t practise his soccer and he was reminding you to practise your reading?
Enjoy reading – have a safe and happy summer.
Best wishes,
Mrs. Whittle

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Campa Samhraidh

June 24th, 2010 by Ms. Wynne

Beidh campa samhraidh ar siúil i Scoil Talbóid idir 12ú- 16ú Iúil, más maith leat bheith páirteach sa champa beidh foirm iarratais ar fáil ar an Aoine 25/6/10.
An Irish Language Camp will run 12th- 16th July in Talbot Senior N.S. Application forms will be available from Friday 25th June. This is a great opportunity to improve your spoken Irish through fun activities such as art, P.E. dance and song. Numbers will be limited so closing date for return of application form is 28/6/10

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