Category Archives: 1st Class

Election in Room 8 – Time For A Change

Mr. Sheekey’s 1st Class got into the spirit of this week’s general election by holding their very own election to choose a new school principal. There were 9 candidates and the children spoke on their behalf.

Check out the video below to hear a wide variety of election promises and some great persuasive speaking!

After a very close vote, BB-8 was declared the winner. We are sure that he will do a great job running the school….even though he’s a droid!

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Debating Extravaganza – Winners

Mr. Vance, Ms. Lambkin, Ms. Daly and Mr. McDonnell had the very tough job of judging our debates this year. After three excellent and closely fought debates, the following classes and debaters were chosen as the winners. Well done to everyone who took part! Check out some photos in the video below.

1st v 2nd ‘1st and 2nd Class should have a pet day’

Winning Class: 1st Class

Star Debater: Harry Molloy

3rd v 4th: ‘Greystones doesn’t need another fast food outlet’

 Winning Class: 4th Class

Star Debater: Lauren Walsh

5th v 6th: ‘Does the world need nuclear power?’

 Winning Class: 5th Class

Star Debaters: Sarah Doyle

Class Debates a Huge Success


debatingCongratulations to all students who took place in the debates today and also to the audience who were very well behaved. The standard was so high but there could only be one winners.

  • 1st & 2nd class debated whether ‘1st and 2nd Class should have a pet day’  and first class were the winners
  • 3rd & 4th class debated whether ‘Greystones doesn’t need another fast food outlet’ and 4th class were the winners
  • 5th & 6th class debated whether  or not ‘The world need nuclear power?’ and 5th class were the winners.

Debating Extravaganza – Motions


Today is the big day! Children from 1st-6th classes will be debating in the hall in our second ever ‘Debating Extravaganza’.

Best of luck to all classes! Here are the motions for each class level:


  • 1st & 2nd: ‘1st and 2nd Class should have a pet day’ 
  • 3rd & 4th: ‘Greystones doesn’t need another fast food outlet’
  • 5th & 6th: ‘Does the world need nuclear power?’










Grandparents’ Day Celebrations 2016


The three 1st classes were delighted to bring their grandparents to school today! We were proud to show off our songs, prayers and lovely artwork.

We hope all of the grandparents enjoyed our prayer service and know just how special they are to their grandchildren.

We remember especially all of our grandparents who couldn’t be with us today.


Thank you to Fr. John for leading the prayers and to Ms. Russell, Ms. Dolan and Mr. Sheekey for helping us prepare for the big day. Thanks also to the Parents Association for providing tea and coffee as well as some lovely buns and cakes!