Entertainment – ” Trolls “

Rang 1 and 2 have been busy with the theme of ” Entertainment ” in recent weeks .

Having studied the terms ” dialogue”, “prompt”, “applause”, “costumes” and “audience”, we decided to make our own theatres from cereal boxes and pieces of material.

We took our recent trip to see the movie ” Trolls” as our inspiration for writing and performing our own mini plays in our classroom !

Take a look at some of our box theatres and characters !

Photos – “All about that Baby “

A big thank you to Mary Browne ( Brownes Photography – New Ross) for sending us these beautiful photos, which were taken on Thursday night, 15th December 2016.

15/12/2016
Raheen national school nativity concert ‘All About That Baby’ in Raheen hall.Photo;Mary Browne

15/12/2016
Raheen national school nativity concert ‘All About That Baby’ in Raheen hall.Photo;Mary Browne

” All about that Baby “

The community hall in Raheen was packed to capacity on Thursday night, 15th December, as the children of Raheen N. S. presented their extraordinary Christmas concert. During the first half of the show the children rocked the house with lively renditions of Rock ‘n roll, pop, and Disney classics from their recent “ Sing out Loud” experience.  Each class presented a festive poem, and it was concluded with a Christmas medley. The modern  musical “ All about that Baby” was  then presented, under the musical direction of Ms. Bernie Murray Ryan.

The show was created by American Christine Semsen

and to the school’s knowledge, it was an Irish premier !

All 126 pupils in the school were involved in the production which boasted some beautiful songs , and some sterling performances by the senior pupils.The musical was set in Bethlehem just two days before Jesus was born. It had a non-traditional twist, as it featured very cool, talking sheep! Of course, the human characters in the story never heard the sheep talk, so two different perspectives on events preceding the birth of Christ were revealed during the show.

The school would like to acknowledge the work and dedication of Ms. Bernie Murray Ryan in leading the show, Mr. Bill Murray for stage / sound management and Ms. Mary  Howlett for ticket organisation , and of course the children for their infectious enthusiasm.

Well done everyone!

 

Preparations for Proclamation Day 2016

Pupils in Rang 2 are working hard to prepare for Proclamation Day on 15th March 2016 !

All pupils are learning the words of the following selection of songs;

The foggy Dew         Óró sé do bheatha bhaile     Irish Soldier Laddie

Grace                       Boolavogue        

Tá ” Ceoltóirí SN Ráithín ” ag cleachtadh agus ag úllmhú na hamhraín seo a leanas do Lá na Furóga freisin;

Roddy McCorley, Kelly the Boy from Killane, The Boys of Wexford, Boolavogue, and Four Green Fields  

Ceoltóirí SN Raithín -Ellen Duggan, Aoife Murphy, Adam Cullen, Nathan Dobbyn, James Cullen, Jessie O'Sullivan, Tomás Bolger and Luke Cullen

Ceoltóirí SN Raithín -Ellen Duggan, Aoife Murphy, Adam Cullen, Nathan Dobbyn, James Cullen, Jessie O’Sullivan, Tomás Bolger and Luke Cullen

We’re also practicing our Irish céilí dancing steps – The Walls of Limerick ( Falla Luimní) and The Siege of Ennis ( Íonsaí na hÍnse) !