You may remember last year that Draíocht sent us the 'Playground Orchestra'! Well this year they sent us a piece of theatre called 'The Dig'. All our classes attended this entertaining performance.
It told the story of Mac who all his life had wanted to be an Archaeologist, to be an expert in finding things and working out what they mean. If only he could stick to the facts and not get carried away with his highfalutin stories. Mac shares his thougts and ideas with the children and the fun begins....
Thank you to Draíoct for their contribution to our school!
What a better way to celebrate Lá Glas ar scoil than with a céilí sa halla!! This was a céilí with a twist and the children danced and enjoyed the music in their own unique way.
We had two céilí, one for Junior Infants to 2nd Class and another for 3rd to 6th Class.
Do check out our videos.
Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhuit!
On Wednesday last, girls from 5th Class visited the offices of Mastercard in Sandyford to take part in the girls4tech programme. The girls had the opportunity to play the role of several Mastercard STEM professionals, working on fraud detection, cryptology, algorithms and more.
We hope they discovered that it takes all kinds of interests and skills to pursue a career in STEM and recognise that their skills might lead them to a future STEM career.
Mastercard was particularly impressed with our girls' engagement, pertinent questions and behaviour. Well done girls!
We were so fortunate to have Niall de Búrca renowned Irish storyteller visit Hansfield on Tuesday, another treat to celebrate World Book Day.
Each group class group attended a storytelling and Niall enthralled with his witty stories and amazing delivery. Laughs and chortles could be heard from the hall all day long.
What an evening it was!! Thank you to all parents and pupils who supported this wonderful school community event. You raised over €5,500 for our school.
We, once again, send thanks to our PTA. They continually organise successful school events effortlessly. However, behind every event is a huge amount of organisation, work, commitment and time by our PTA. Thank you from all of us.
CHECK OUT OUR VIDEO...
This week saw Hansfield pupils and teachers engaging in all things STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).
There were games, experiments, quizzes, fun and learning about these four important subjects - all of which are vital in today's world and will offer career paths to pupils in the future.
The week culminated in a STEM EXPO held on Friday, to which parents were invited to attend.
Do check our Expo Video.....
Peace Proms is a music education resource for Primary Schools which culminates in a large-scale performance for choirs and orchestra at iconic venues throughout the USA, Ireland and Northern Ireland. The programme promotes ‘peace through music’ and already engages almost 35,000 children from 600 schools giving them the opportunity to sing in a large-scale production with a choir of up to 3,000 and a full symphony youth orchestra.
The Hansfield Peace Proms Choir, consisting of 67 singers from 4th and 5th Class, was once again part of this wonderful annual event. After months of practice and instruction from Emily, Kathy Elaine O, Bernadine and Aishling O, the choir went on stage with other schools from around Ireland in an entertaining and uplifting concert at the RDS on Saturday 4th February 2023.
Something for future 4th and 5th Class pupils to be part of!! Check out our photos......
On Monday, 30th January Hansfield ETNS was represented at the Blanchardstown Community Credit Union Inter-School by some of the best quizzers in Hansfield.
Held in the Crowne Plaza in Blanchardstown, 32 schools entered over 50 teams for the event, with over 200 students in attendance.
The Minister for Children, Roderic O’Gorman, joined in the fun and acted as Quiz Master.
Our two teams did very well and represented our school with aplomb!
Well done to our quizzers and a huge thanks to Joe and Alison for organising and accompanying the children on the night.