Christmas Cakes!

Tomorrow is the big day! The senior classes are making their 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

Dunmanway Library

On Saturday next, 8th October, Dunmanway Library have the wonderful Graffiti Theatre company putting on a free performance in the library called “An Sean Bhean Óg”. This play is suitable for children 8 years and older and promises to be a very exciting event. Contact the library to book a place.

This October also sees the return of Board Game Saturdays in the library. On every second and fourth Saturday they have lots of board games set up in the library and families can spend time together and play games during the day.

My Little Library Book Bag

To help children to navigate starting school, libraries have put together a bag of books just for them that can be collected at any library.

‘My Little Library Book Bag’ is available free for every child starting school in 2022 to help them to prepare for this big step. Children and their parents or guardians can collect the bags at any library throughout the country.

Each My Little Library Book Bag contains:

  • Three books on starting school, making friends and being comfortable to be yourself
  • A story card on going to the library
  • A postcard the child can write or draw on and send to their new teacher, or bring to give to the teacher on their first day at school
  • Their very own library card and special ‘My Little Library’ cardholder

Book bags are available in both Irish and English.

Libraries can’t wait to welcome all the 4 and 5 year old children in to collect their book bags and begin their library membership journey.

Badge of Excellence

Our school has achieved an SFI Discover Science and Maths Award and have met all the criteria for the Badge of Excellence.
Our school provided evidence of children’s engagement with STEM in the following areas:

  1. Science
  2. Technology
  3. Engineering
  4. Maths
  5. STEM Showcase

Here is some feedback on our Log of Evidence:

Congratulations to Togher NS on achieving the SFI BADGE of STEM for the great work you have completed this year. There is an established passion and enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and maths as evidenced by the fact that you have many PLAQUE awards already. Your planned outcome for the BADGE was to focus on Digital Technology, encouraging the whole school community to appreciate and embrace the way technology can be employed to enhance teaching and learning. It is clear from your submission that you have embraced technology using coding, robotics, Lego and I Pads in the school.