Today marked the retirement of Kelvin Troy, our beloved basketball coach. He will be sadly missed throughout the school by all the boys, girls and the staff. We count ourselves very lucky to have a former NBA player as coach to our students, and we would like to wish Kelvin the best in his retirement.
Safer Internet Day 2019 is on Tuesday 5th February and the theme for this year is "Together for a Better Internet".
Safer Internet Day (SID) is an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users, especially young people. It is promoted in Ireland by the PDST Technology in Education and Webwise.
Webwise has many resources for parents, teachers and students.
Webwise have a very good guide for Parents available here: download
Please visit their website https://www.webwise.ie/parents/ for more information.
This year the pupils will be taking part in an art or poster competition. Come back soon to see the winners.
Our school celebrated science week from Monday, 28th January to Friday, 1st February and a very enjoyable week was had by all! On Monday a number of 5th and 6th class pupils went to Microsoft and participated in the Dreamspace experience. Both children and teachers were inspired to see how technology can enhance education in exciting new ways.
Every morning a science riddle was called out over the intercom with students competing with each other to be first to the office with an answer. On Wednesday we held a table quiz over the intercom including a picture quiz for junior and senior infants which the children thoroughly enjoyed.
The teachers carried out various experiments in their classrooms during the course of the week much to the enjoyment of the children. On Thursday in the senior building, classes moved around to different classrooms to see different experiments carried out by different teachers while in the junior building, there was a display of various experiments in the hall for all classes. Predictions were made, questions were asked and results were achieved!
Friday saw the end of science week with a CSI forensic workshop for 3rd and 4th classes. Children had to find DNA, examine footprints and fingerprints to find the culprit!! On Friday afternoon many classes watched a science movie or played interactive science games, a lovely end to a great week!
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