Third Class have been learning about the rain-forest and the life cycle of reptiles and chicks. We were lucky to have a visit from Jamie Paul's sister and mam who own some reptiles.The class got to see two corn snakes (Kaa and Clio) and a chameleon up close. Some of the braver ones even petted them and had them on their hands!(They didn't feel slimy just cold and smooth.)The snakes look for the warmest part of your body and like to wrap themselves around you and cling on so they don't fall.Jamie Paul brought us in some snake skin from when the snake last shed it's skin
This week the children will be taking part in a range of different activities to foster and promote literacy within the school.
For the past four week the boys and girls in the senior building had exercise classes with fitness coach Glen. Glen taught us many different exercises and activities that we can do on our own, or in pairs and groups, that only take 15 mins.
It was extremely enjoyable for all the boys and girls. Have a look at our gallery to see what we completed on the last day of the classes.
5th Class are continuing to engage in the JEP programme.
Ms. McLaughlin's class set up a cupcake sale and Mr. Quinn's class are in the process of designing keyrings.
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!
Congratulations to all winners of our Christmas Raffle.
All proceeds go to two very deserving charities: The Peter McVerry Trust and St. Vincent de Paul.
Thank you all for your very generous donations, and the purchasing of raffle tickets.
The school raised over €1700, and we would like to thank all involved.
5th Class, Room 2, worked on ordering fractions in Maths today.
The class had fun working together to complete this activity.
Now we can use these helpful fraction number lines to help us with this topic in the classroom.
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