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Tessalations in Mr Mulhern’s Mathematics Class

December 12th, 2017 by Ms Wynne

Mr Mulhern’s are learning about 2D shapes, tessalations and symmetry this week. Here are a few photos of their own creative tessalations and two reindeer designs thrown in for the season that’s in it!

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Coding in 4th, 5th and 6th Class

December 12th, 2017 by Ms Wynne

All of our 4th, 5th and 6th classes participated in a coding session with Microsoft Ireland volunteers last Thursday. Ten sessions in total took place with amazing volunteers guiding our students. Since then, students are keen to use their computer time to continue to learn more about coding as they are finding it so interesting. A big thank you to the visiting volunteer group.

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The Toy Show Report

December 11th, 2017 by Ms Byrne

Mr Coleman’s class wrote out a report on the annual Late Late Toy Show which aired on the 1st of December this year. Here are some of the best ones:

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Yard Points League

December 11th, 2017 by bcahill5608

Ms. Cahill has started a yard points league to see which classes score most points on the lines during the school year 2017-18.
Here are the standings for the top six classes after three months worth of points.
See if your class can make it into the top six for after Christmas!
1st Place: Ms. Treacy 3rd class / Mr. O’Donnell 3rd class / Mr. Byrne 5th class 134 points
2nd place: Ms. Ward 3rd class 133 points.
3rd place: Mr. Bannon 5th class 129 points.
4th place: Mr. Gilmartin 5th class 128 points.

Keep earning your yard points and bonuses and good luck!
Ms. Cahill

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Marathon Kids Final Mile

December 4th, 2017 by Mr. Carty

Last Thursday, November 30th, 150 pupils from our 5th and 6th classes ran their final mile of the Marathon Kids programme at Morton Stadium in Santry. The children have been running in school for the past 8 weeks, and have now ran the equivalent of a Marathon (26 miles / 42 km). It was a great day, and all the children received t-shirts and medals.

David Gillick was on hand to present the medals to the children at the finishing line, as well as Mayor of South Dublin Paul Gogarty. A big THANK YOU to Alison Casserly and South Dublin County Council for organising the programme. Thank you to the teachers and staff also for completing the programme with the children. And finally, WELL DONE to all the children – we are very proud of your achievements, and we encourage you all to keep up the exercise. Cross Country training starts today, and I look forward to seeing increased numbers in the training.

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Mathletics Mornings for 3rd Class Parents

December 4th, 2017 by Mr. Carty

We recently held two Mathletics mornings for 3rd class parents. We had 19 parents show up, and we demonstrated how the children can use Mathletics, how staff use it, and also, how important it is for parents to support their use of Mathletics. We have found over the years that those who engage most with Mathletics often do best in their tests. 

We encourage everyone to continue doing at least 10 minutes of Mathletics every night. It is great seeing all the pupils getting on the Hall of Fame and also the classes doing so well. We often have the top pupils and classes in Ireland and Europe. It is also great hearing who is Mathlete of the Week in each class every Friday. 

Keep up the good work, and thanks to all the parents who came to the mornings last week and who are supporting their children’s learning at home!

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2017 Science Exhibition

December 1st, 2017 by bcahill5608

We had our Science Exhibition last Tuesday November 21st. The whole school took part and displayed their experiments. Congratulations to all the teachers and pupils on their wonderful work! Here are some photos from the day.

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Voice Volume

November 21st, 2017 by Ms Byrne

Lee and Danny from 6th and 5th class created a video about “Voice Volume”. They hope you enjoy it, it was a lot of fun to make!

Here it is:

Voice Volume Video

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Science Week – 4th Classes Visit Deansrath Community College

November 16th, 2017 by Mr. Carty

Mr. Mulhern’s and Ms. Cunnane’s 4th classes visited Deansrath Community College today for a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) event hosted by the Transition Year students in the college. 

We got to visit the labs and see lots of different science and technology demonstrations, and participate in maths and engineering activities. We had a great day. Thanks to Ms. Ryan for helping out, and to Ms. McNicholas and the team in the College for organising. 

See the pictures below.


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Ms. Ní Dhúill’s class visit Pfizer for Science Week!

November 14th, 2017 by lkilleen6895

We visited Pfizer on Monday the 13th of November as part of Science Week. We had great fun! We got a tour of the factory. We made bridges. They had to be wide enough to fit a frying pan underneath and strong enough to carry a bottle of water. We then got to make sun catchers. Believe it or not after this work we were treated to chips, chicken goujons and sausages. Thank you Pfizer for a great day and all the prizes and certificates. Thank you to Junior Achievement and Mr. Carty for organising a GREAT day. By Ms. Ní Dhúill

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