Happy Christmas

We would like to wish the children of Togher N.S. and the wider school community a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and all the very best in the New Year. We would also like to thank everyone for all the help and support we have received over the past year and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2021. If we could shower you all with presents it would look something like this…..

Christmas Carol Singing

Togher N.S. along with other Dunmanway Primary Schools took part in making this version of ‘Crackers and Turkeys’ song about the meaning of Christmas. It was used as part of the Carols in the Car Park at SuperValu, Dunmanway  which was led by Rev. Cliff Jeffers, Fr. Ted Collins and Reg. Greg Alexander.
Please click on the picture below to watch the video.

 

 

We all scream for Ice-Cream

The children were delighted to hear the jingle of the ice-cream van as it pulled into Togher N.S. The children were soon enjoying their wafer and 99 ice-creams. Many thanks to our wonderful Parents Association for facilitating this lovely Christmas treat.

 

Christmas Carol singing

The Churches in Dunmanway and Drimoleague (Roman Catholic, Methodist and Church of Ireland) are planning a drive in Car Park service on the following dates:
Drimoleague – All Saints Church – 7pm on Sunday 13th December.
Dunmanway – SuperValu Carpark – 7pm on Sunday 20th December.
The local primary schools have been asked to record a video, of the children singing a Christmas song, to be shown on the evenings as part of the carol service.
We were delighted to don our Christmas apparel and get outside to sing and record. This was immediately followed by a hats in the air celebration.

Christmas Cakes

A few more pictures of us making our delicious Christmas Cakes.

The recipe for our Christmas Cake is as follows:

225g (8 ozs) butter
225g (8 ozs) pale, soft brown sugar, or golden caster sugar
6 eggs
285g (10 ozs) plain flour
1 tsp mixed spice
340g (12 ozs) sultanas
340g (12 ozs) currants
340g (12 ozs) raisins
110g (4 ozs) glace cherries
110g (4 ozs) candied peel
110g (4 ozs) ground almonds (almonds are optional, just increase the
amount of flour if you don’t want almonds!)
1 lemon
1 orange
1 large or 2 small apples

 

 

Christmas Concert

The children at Togher N.S. are a talented group. Our parents and school community had a wonderful time watching the children perform individual acts, sing Christmas carols and songs and perform our Christmas play. Our Christmas play was written by the children themselves and involved Santa, Kevin the Carrot, Elf on a Shelf, a Christmas Tree Angel and many other colourful characters including a David Brown tractor. A huge thank you to Victor from the S.C.P. for all his help with the play and to our parents for providing the children with such fantastic costumes.

 

 

A visit from Santa

We were delighted to welcome Santa at Togher N.S. At this time of year Santa is busy checking his Naughty or Nice lists and we were delighted to learn that all our children are currently on the Nice list. The children enjoyed singing some Christmas songs for Santa. However Santa had harsh words for some of the teachers. Elf on the shelf monitoring suggests that some teachers may be receiving lumps of coal!