Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Sunday, 10 April 2011
We have got some very exciting news... RTÉ news2day are coming to our school on Thursday next to film the great work in ICT and e-learning going on in our school!
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Thursday, 31 March 2011
This video was made in June 2010 to mark the occasion of the Mercy Sisters Handing over patronage to the Board of Management. For more information please read the blog post from last June.
Saturday, 26 March 2011
Friday, 11 March 2011
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
We made pancakes in school, we hope you like our instruction video on how to make pancakes from scratch!
Monday, 7 March 2011
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Monday, 28 February 2011
We are celebrating Ash Wednesday in our School by getting the ashes of last years palms on our foreheads. This happens 46 days before Easter Sunday. We get the ashes as a sign of repentance or to say we are sorry.
We were talking about what the priest or teacher says when they put the ashes on the forehead,
Pancake Tuesday is also called Pancake day or Shrove Tuesday. Shrove Tuesday is the last day before the period which Christians call Lent. This day is one of the moveable feasts in the church calendar and is directly related to the date on which Easter falls.
When is Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)?
Shrove Tuesday always falls 47 days before to Easter Sunday, so the date varies from year to year and falls between February 3 and March 9.
Why do we call the day Shrove Tuesday?
The name Shrove comes from the old word "shrive" which means to confess. On Shrove Tuesday, in the Middle Ages, people used to confess their sins so that they were forgiven before the season of Lent began.
What is Shrove Tuesday?
Shrove Tuesday is a day of celebration as well as penitence, because it's the last day before Lent. Lent is a time of abstinence, of giving things up. So Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to indulge yourself, and to use up the foods that aren't allowed in Lent. Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain fat, butter and eggs which were forbidden during Lent.
What is an Irish pancake?
A pancake is a thin, flat cake, made of batter and fried in a pan. The photograph shows a pancake being cooked in a frying pan. Caster sugar (superfine sugar) is sprinkled over the top and a dash of fresh lemon juice added. The pancake is then rolled. Some people add maple syrup, golden syrup or jam
Other names for Shrove Tuesday
- Ireland, UK and Australia - Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day or Pancake Tuesday
- Sweden - Fettisdagen (Fat Tuesday).
- In Catholic and French-speaking parts of the United States this day is called Mardi Gras.
- Poland - Paczki Day.
- Germany - Fasnacht Day (also spelled Fausnacht Day and Fauschnaut Day).
- France - Mardi Gras, which means Grease or Fat Tuesday.
- Iceland - "Sprengidagur" (Bursting day).
So far 148 people have been confirmed dead but there are over 200 people reported missing. We are thinking of all those who have been effected by this Natural Disaster. by Jack (Rang VI)
Monday, 14 February 2011
We made very tasty cookies. We hope you like our video made on Picasa. It was easy to make and then we put it on vimeo for the world to see... and yes they were even tastier than they look... believe it or not!
Thursday, 10 February 2011
Thursday, 3 February 2011
Friday, 28 January 2011
Saturday, 22 January 2011
Thursday, 20 January 2011
Chinese New Year
Monday, 17 January 2011
Monday, 10 January 2011
On Friday December 18th 2010 our principal Ms. Marguerite Stenson travelled to the Helix at DCU in Dublin to the Eircom Junior Spiders.
Saturday, 8 January 2011
Happy New Year to all!