Rainbow Moments

Last week, I looked out the window of the infants’ classroom and saw a beautiful rainbow up over the football pitch at the back of the school. It was a very appropriate thing to see given that, all over the school, we are trying to find our rainbow moments.

I always learned that there are seven colours in a rainbow – red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet – so I want to record my seven school rainbow moments in December. I think that in this month, of all months, it isn’t difficult. So here goes….

  1. I walked into the school last Monday week to find that the crib and the Christmas tree had appeared in the hall. Julie makes this rainbow moment happen every year and I thank her for that.
  2. I popped in to Sixth Class the other day to find Mrs. McLoughlin dancing in a grass skirt – surely a rainbow moment. Mind you, this isn’t her only dancing talent. Who will ever forget her ‘flossing’ on the stage of the Gaiety?
  3. The Panto is an annual, reliable rainbow moment. Thanks Mrs.Walsh for organising it for all of us.
  4. If you want to have lots of rainbow moments, go and visit first class and ask them about their elves. You’ll be amazed at what those elves get up to. One even appeared on the roof of the school!
  5. The office in the school can be very busy sometimes but, in quieter moments, I can hear second class singing in the hall as they prepare for their play so they’ve given me – and Caroline – lots of rainbow moments.
  6. I saw some the Junior Infants rehearsing for their play and each and every one of them on that stage is a rainbow moment – can’t wait to see it next week.
  7. And finally, when the choir sings ‘Somewhere Only We Know’, it gives me a rainbow moment – every time!

Thank you all for your support in 2018. Thanks for finding time to attend our plays and Carol Service during these hectic pre-Christmas days. I hope that you all find time over Christmas to relax and unwind.

And, finally, I hope that Santa is generous because, as far as I’m concerned, the children have all been good!

Nollaig shona daoibh go léir.

Máirín O’Keeffe