Shamrocks, leprechauns, violins, harps, jigs, reels, hornpipes and elves.
Once again, on the 17th of March, our Early Years students have celebrated St Patrick's Day with an Irish assembly in which they learnt about the history of this celebration and Irish traditions. The very small ones were also able to enjoy a delicious Irish breakfast in the dining room. As evidence of our bi-cultural spirit, the celebration of Ireland's patron Saint's Day, is one of the most important in our calendar.
St. Patrick is known as the Irish Apostle. St Patrick once had to explain the meaning of the Holy Trinity. So that everybody would understand, he used a shamrock. Just like the shamrock, it was a single unity, but three different people. From then on, the 3 leaf shamrock has represented the three people of the Holy Trinity, and it has become the symbol of the Church in Ireland. Another Irish legend claims he got rid of snakes in Ireland. This, and other legends are now part of the cultural understanding of those, smallest of our students, at the School.