Kiltiernans Christmas Cards

Kiltiernan’s Christmas Cards!


To get us students of Kiltiernan into the Christmas spirit our teachers thought it would be a good idea to give us Christmas cards! But not just any Christmas cards…. we get to design them ourselves!

Mid October, our resource teacher told us that a company called Christmas Cards for Schools would be producing our Christmas cards that we designed and that we could draw anything we wanted -as long as it was Christmas related- on an A4 piece of paper. We had to give it back to our teacher before the following Friday.

Once we started drawing you couldn’t stop us! The classroom was nice and quiet as we drew Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus. Everyone in the class let their creativity loose and we have made beautiful Christmas cards to give to their relatives!

Our sample Christmas cards were given back to us just before the Halloween break and  we were told that we could order more of our cards if we wanted to.

Getting Christmas cards with our own designs was a great treat. We really enjoyed it and would love to do again. And remember, folks, the weather outside may be frightful but the Christmas cards are delightful!


-Erin P


Tom Cuffe’s Origami Workshop

Origami Workshop

On the 17th of November for science week Tom Cuffe, an origami expert came to teach us the art of origami. Origami is the art of folding paper. Firstly, Tom showed us his bird origami. Tom is also a birdwatcher and ties in origami and birds together. He made beautiful swans, eagles and cranes. Next he showed us his large origami collection such a massive cube and a batman mask. The batman was life-size meaning you could put it on your face! Next, Tom taught us how to make an ancient Chinese envelope. He said paper was expensive so they made the letter and the envelope in the one piece of paper. Secondly we made a tetrahedron. You use two small pieces of paper and combine them together. Finally, we finished by using six business cards to create an origami cube. Over break Toby made a level two cube, a bigger cube. He used twenty small cubes. I would like to thank Tom for an amazing workshop and I really enjoyed it.

By David

6th Class