By: Molly George, Rebecca Janes, Candace Johannesen and Reyd Ward
On Monday, IHMS celebrated St. Patrick’s Theme Day. Many of our classes came back to school to discover that the leprechaun had visited their class and narrowly escaped some of their inventive traps.
Thursday was World Water Day. This is a special day to educate and think about our impact on the world’s water source. Please remember to turn off your taps while brushing your teeth and do your part to conserve water.
We also celebrated National Poetry Day on Thursday. Classes read and shared special poems. The grade nine to twelve students reflected on their favourite poems and created new poems with lines from their favourite poems. Lauren Green read a poem for the school in chapel.
The junior and senior high classes were disappointed that the Regional Drama Festival was postponed because of poor weather in Newfoundland. The festival is rescheduled for April 19-21.
The grades 5 to 8 classes have begun a program with Junior Achievement. The students will take part in four different sessions in the coming weeks.
Our Plastic Grab Bag Challenge is now in full swing. The grade two class has collected 6,000 bags and counting. Please bring in your plastic bags. These should be recycled and not sent to our landfills.
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Isreala Ngania who received her blue stripe belt in Tae Kwon Do last week and congratulations also to her sister, Lysea Ngania, who received her yellow belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Congratulations to Mark Janes and Danyael Jacobs who travelled to St. John’s for a hockey tournament last weekend. Their team won bronze overall. Congratulations to Mark who also received a Most Valuable Player Award for the tournament.
Congratulations to our students who took part in the annual Rotary Music Festival over the past week and a half. We would like to congratulate Logan Butt who placed third in Class 655-A- RCM Piano Level 2 not over 12- Romantic, Modern & Inventions; Maggie Coleman who placed first in Class 355 Girls’ Solo- 7, and tied for third place in Class 374 Girls’ Solo – 7 and under; Teresa Coleman who placed second in Class 355 Girls’ Solo- 7 and under, and first place in Class 374 Girls’ Solo – 7 and under; Luke Coleman who placed first in Class 363 Boys’ Solo- 10 and under, second in Class 377 Boys’ Solo – 9 and under, and second place in Class 655-A- RCM Piano Level 2 not over 12- Romantic, Modern & Inventions, and second place in Class 241-A Musical Theatre / Movie Musical – 9 and under; Ava Hodder who placed first in Class 554 Solo 12 and under-Canadian Composers, and third in Class 657-A RCM Piano Level 4 Not over 10- Baroque & Classical; Carly Johannesen third place in Class 238 Musical Theatre / Movie Musical – 12 and under, and second place in Class 259 Newfoundland Folk Song Solo, any voice – 12 and under;
Alister MacDonnell first place Class 1005 Percussion Solo “C” Complete Drum Set and first place in Class 1010 Snare Drum Solo “C, first place in Class 241-A Musical Theatre / Movie Musical – 9 and under; Robert Morissey second place in Class 661 Preparatory (B) Not over 9; Israela Ngania who placed second in Class 554 Solo 12 and under-Canadian Composers, and first place in Class 659-A RCM Piano Level 1, not over 10-Romantic, Modern & Inventions; Max Pittman who placed first in Class 651 RCM Piano Level 3 Not over 13- Classical; Rotém Phillips-Grobelaar and Audria Peddle who placed first in Class 62- Piano Duet- 8 and under; and Rotém Phillips-Grobelaar and Kirsten Sigurdsson who placed third in Class 665 Preparatory (A) Not over 8; Lily Smallwood who placed third in Class 351 Girls’ Solo- 9 and under, first place in Class 509 Piano Concert Group – 10 and under, third place in Class 241-A Musical Theatre / Movie Musical – 9 and under, and third place in Class 659-B RCM Piano Level 1, not over 10- Romantic, Modern & Inventions; Lily Smallwood and Luke Coleman who tied for second place in Class 270 Newfoundland Folk Song Solo, any voice- 9 and under; and Ava Hodder and Israela Ngania who placed first and Lily Smallwood and Calista Burden in Class 616 Piano Duet- 10 and under.
We would also like to congratulate winners and performer in the Stars of the Festival show at the end of the Rotary Music Festival. Congratulations to the MacDonnells who received a $50 scholarship for vocal trio, the Immaculate Heart of Mary School Chamber Choir who received a $150 Choral Award, Rotém Phillips-Grobelaar who received a $25 scholarship for Junior Piano, Teresa Coleman who received a $25 scholarship for Junior Voice, Alister MacDonnell who received a $150 scholarship for Junior Drum and $25 for Musical Theatre, Israela Ngania who received a $25 Piano scholarship, Ava Hodder who received a $25 Piano scholarship and Lily Smallwood who received a $50 Musical Theatre scholarship and $50 Piano Scholarship.
The junior kindergarten classes set traps late last week for the leprechaun, but they did not catch him. He left them a treasure hunt and they found gold. The classes welcomed three Early Childhood Education students, Alexis Taylor, Jade Raymond and Samantha Neil, to their classes this week. The students are doing a five week placement.
Mrs. Hodder’s Kindergarten English class was happy to have a visit from the leprechaun who left them treats even though they did not catch him. They are continuing to learn parts of the clock and time to the hour. They enjoyed celebrating World Water Day this week.
Mrs. George’s grade one English class had fun constructing leprechaun traps! They didn’t catch one, but he did leave them with some chocolate and lucky coins. They are doing some writing about spring this week.
Mme. Ryan’s grade one and two French Immersion class was happy to welcome spring this week. They are surprised to see that none of their leprechaun traps were successful. They drew Easter bunny pictures in their art class and began discussing Easter. They have been talking about the changes that take place in spring.
Ms. Cunning’s grade two English class is well underway with their Plastic Grab Bag Challenge. They have counted over 6,000 bags! They are very excited about spring and are looking forward to the season changing. Please remember to collect plastic bags!
Mme. Moss’ grade three, four, five and six French Immersion class is doing word work with their spring vocabulary and are working hard on their Kids In Charge energy project.
Mrs. Bishop’s grade three class is grooming their Little Green Thumbs Garden. Some of their plants are growing very quickly. They should see some beans sprouting very soon.
Ms. Guy’s grade four class is continuing their novel “Slacker” in language arts. It is very exciting. They are learning fractions and decimals in math.
Mr. Ryley’s grade five class is finishing off their Kids In Charge (K-I-C) project and are very excited to share their ideas. In language arts they are writing a report on what they have learned about spiders.
Mrs. McCarthy’s grade six class is writing problem and solution reports. They are learning to multiply decimal numbers and are finishing off their country report in social studies.
Mr. Drew Nadon’s grade seven and eight class is travelling to Springdale on Saturday for their drama production. Students had a fractions test on Thursday.
Mr. Hancock’s grade nine to level three class is preparing for the drama festival this weekend in Springdale. Biology 2201 students are learning about the respiratory system. The grade nine students are learning about solving equations in math.
School closes for Easter break on March 29, 2018 and will re-open on April 9, 2018.
Danyael Jacobs and Mark Janes received bronze medals in a Novice Hockey Tournament in St. John's. Mark also received an award for Most Valuable Player for the tournament.