The children in Jnr. and Snr. Infants arrived to the school in their wonderful costumes ready for the Halloween Party. A huge thank you to Hayley (Archie, George, Harry and Jacob’s Mum) for the wonderfully gruesome Halloween buns.
As part of our Halloween celebrations we enjoyed Togher’s got Talent. This years competition involved a wide variety of acts that were hugely entertaining. Congratulations to all the children that performed their wonderful acts. Many thanks to Roger from the S.C.P. for judging the competition and for his kind words to all the performers.
At this time of year the mornings are misty and the sun is low in the sky. The teachers arrived through a damp and foggy morning and began preparing themselves for the school day. Out of the fog came some frightening creatures. The teachers quickly checked the school’s Critical Incident Policy but unfortunately it was silent on a Zombie Apocalypse. It was discovered that these creatures had a fondness for Báirín Breac and dancing. Luckily we had taken delivery of a lot of Báirín Breac so Heather and Mary got busy slicing and buttering and the teachers kept the music going.
We have had a preview of some of the spooks, ghosts, ghouls, vampires, monsters and zombies that will be out in the Togher area this evening. We would like to wish our children the best of luck with their “trick or treating” and to remind everyone to be extra extra careful on the roads. If you are stuck for a song to sing here’s a quick reminder of the song we learned last week. Oíche Shamhna Shona daoibh.
Oíche Shamhna, Oíche Shamhna,
Báirín, breac, báirín breac,
Úlla is cnónna, úlla is cnónna,
Is maith liom iad, is maith liom iad.
As part of our Halloween celebrations, the children treated us to some wonderful dancing, singing, story-telling and instrument playing as part of Togher’s Got Talent. Children who receive regular praise and encouragement feel better about themselves and are generally motivated to succeed.
Togher’s Got Talent is a fun, engaging way for the children to show off something they are good at, practice performing and to receive positive feedback for their efforts. Congratulations to all the children that took part.
Thanks to Lisa and Diego who were our judges on the day. Thanks also to Hayley for her delicious treats.
It gets really spooky around Togher N.S. at Halloween time. Our cheerful smiling children are replaced by ghouls, vampires, scary clowns, monsters and other strange creatures. Luckily we have a strategy to deal with this situation – keep them happy with all kinds of Halloween treats. Many thanks to Hayley – Archie and George’s mum, for the wonderful Halloween cup cakes
An irresistible aroma wafted through the corridors of Togher N.S. today. Halloween will be upon us soon and the children are preparing a secret potion said to have been handed down through the mists of time. They have been busy recently foraging locally for the necessary ingredients. When the teachers asked what the effects of this potion might be they were met with bright grins and some shuffling of feet – never a good sign. There are a lot of nervous teachers around the school this week!