Here in Scoil na gCailiní, we pride ourselves on our involvement in the Creative Arts area of the curriculum.
Art is a very important part of our weekly schedule and many a fantastic masterpiece has been created during our Art lessons. These masterpieces can be seen displayed in the classrooms or along the many notice boards along the corridor. We also enter many Art competitions that come up in our community, such as the Credit Union Art competition.
Music is very important in Scoil na gCailiní. Our fantastic choir, conducted by Vera and Bernadette, rehearse once a week in the GP room. Their beautiful songs and harmonies can be heard at mass most Sunday mornings. Each class also takes part in a course of tin whistle lessons. The students are taught many songs, ranging from popular to traditional.this years sees a new venture in the setting up of a school Ukulele Orchestra- watch this space for more information.
Scoil na gCailiní has a long-held tradition of staging fantastic productions, and this would not be possible without our multi-talented students. Previous productions such as Annie and Shrek have captivated local audiences. The nearby Iontas Theatre is also a fantastic facility to have available for our aspiring performers.
Poetry is an area which is well explored in Scoil na gCailiní. Not only is poetry studied weekly in our classrooms, there is also a ‘Poetry Club’ which meets once a week to discuss poetry. Various poets are examined and discussed in detail and the students are also given the opportunity to write and create their own poetry. Once a month, at assembly, nominated children will read and perform the poems that they have written.