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Computer Science Club for 4th and 5th class

April 16th, 2018 by Mr Byrne

A Computer Science club will be starting on Monday 16th April for 4th and 5th class pupils. Children will create and complete coding tasks and activities using Scratch in the school computer room.

Mr Bannon and Mr Byrne are organising the club and look forward to meeting all our future computer scientists!


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5th Class Visit to Clondalkin Library

October 27th, 2017 by Mr Byrne

On Thursday 26th October, Mr. Byrne’s 5th class visited Clondalkin Library as part of South Dublin County Council Book festival. We listened to and chatted to children’s author, Tom Palmer. Tom is from Yorkshire in England and he flew over specially to talk to schools in South Dublin libraries.

During the talk, children from our school and Clonburris asked Tom lots of good questions about his books, what it is like being an author, himself and how to go about writing a book! We found out in his spare time he spends time with his family, he enjoys reading, he watches sports (especially football) and he likes to go running on the Yorkshire Moors.

We learned that Tom writes books about topics he knows a lot about. He travels to countries and places first to research people and places in his books. To get inspiration for writing he reads lots of books and watches relevant movies. Tom writes about people he has met. His mam inspired him to read lots when he was a teenager, as he wasn’t that interested in reading books when he was young. He showed us his writing folder where he plans all his books before he writes. The publisher has already asked Tom to write six books next year!

Towards the end we played a quiz , then some games and Cody and Bradley even won some prizes! Overall, we all had an enjoyable time listening to and asking questions with Tom. Some of us want to write our own books when we are older!

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5th Class Recount Writing

September 13th, 2017 by Mr Byrne

Mr Byrne’s 5th class have been preparing, drafting, writing and typing their own recount writing recently on the All Ireland Hurling final. Congratulations to Ruth McCloskey, Leah Molloy and Cyprian Wolski whose articles appear below:

All Ireland Final: By Ruth McCloskey

In Croke Park, Sunday the 3rd of September, the All Ireland Hurling Final 2017 took place. Galway vs. Waterford were the lucky finalists.

At the start of this highly anticipated game, Galway took an early lead with 2 points to nil. Waterford desperately needed a goal, and just past 4 minutes Waterford scored their first goal. By the 13th minute Galway were leading by 4 points, and on 17 minutes Galway had scored their 9th point.

At halftime, with Galway ahead by just 1 point, it was all or nothing for both teams! Both teams were playing their hearts out. But just on full time Galway went dashing ahead. The Waterford team had to do something! And fast!

But in the end, as the final whistle blew, it would be Galway to win this astonishing game. The final score was Galway 0-26 to Waterford’s 2-17. The Tribesmen had come out on top. It was 1988 the last time Galway won. So it seemed that Liam McCarthy had found a new home! Until next year! . . . .

2017 All Ireland Hurling Final: By Leah Molloy

On the 3rd of September 2017, Galway and Waterford battled it out in the All Ireland hurling final. It took place in Croke Park. It started at 3:30pm and ended at 5:15. Whatever team won would bring home the shiny Liam McCarthy cup.

Galway started with two quick points. Kevin Moran scored the first goal for Waterford. Galway were then winning by two points at half time. Tommy Ryan scored a spectacular point for Waterford and the Waterford fans cheered.

Galway eventually won and brought home the Liam McCarthy cup. All the Galway fans went home happy and they were very happy because Galway had not won in 29 years!


2017 All IRELAND HURLING FINAL by Cyprian Wolski

Last Sunday in Croke Park the All Ireland Final was played between Galway and Waterford. They were trying to win the trophy called Liam McCarty.

After the whistle blew, Kevin Moran scored a great goal for Waterford. But Galway did not want Waterford to win. Galway played their hearts out and Galway scored more points and before half time Galway were ahead by 1 point. This meant that it was 0-14 for Galway and 2-07 for Waterford. The crowd was amazed by the game so far.

In the second half though Waterford went ahead by a few points. The match was getting more intense every second. Galway then then got the breeze at their backs they had a chance to close the gap. At that second Galway scored a beauty and then a few more points. The final whistle blew and it was over – Galway had WON! The crowd cheered.

Galway were happy. They did not win for the past 29 years everyone was delighted. That’s how the All Ireland Final ended!

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Orla’s Library Displays

May 25th, 2017 by Ms. Considine

As you have all noticed, Orla has done a fantastic job at keeping the library bright, colourful and interesting. Her interactive and fun displays  have made library time more engaging. She is an amazing artist and has used her creativity to make reading fun for all! Have a look at her work below!


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Talbot Computer Science Club

May 23rd, 2017 by Mr Byrne

Every Monday after school, Mr Bannon and Mr Byrne are helping out 4th and 5th class children in the Talbot CS (Computer Science) club.

Computer Science skills are really important in the world we live in and the children in the club are using IT (Information Technology) skills, creating stories on Scratch, working with others, following instructions, making games and completing IT tasks.

Well done to everyone who is taking part in the club. In the next assembly we will be showcasing some of the projects the children have created.

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Book reviews April by Ms. Shaw’s 4th Class:

April 26th, 2017 by lkilleen6895

Here are a selection of book reviews we completed in April.

No Goodbye by Marita Conlon McKenna

This is a book about a family dealing with a crisis. The mam has left and the dad tries to get his family back. It is good because you have to read the whole book to see if the mother will come back.

We recommend this book because it is full of drama. We think it is suitable for 4th and 5th class and we give it a 9/10!

By Kayleigh Power and Carly Gilsenan


Millionaire Mayhem by Sue Mongredien

This is a book about a family that become rich. We like this book because it shows the children who see the real side of being rich.

We recommend it to everyone to read because it is funny, easy to read and we really enjoyed it. We give it a 9/10

By Ryan Molloy Nicholson and Ruby Fallon

Dockside Series: An Act of Kindness by John Townsend

This book is very interesting. It showed me what friendships are. It is a short read but it is still a worthwhile read.

I would recommend this book to all ages and you could even read it to a younger brother or sister. It’s easy to read but still interesting. I  would give this book 10/10

By Carlie Larkin


A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

This book is about three children whose parents died in a fire so the children must live with a man who is cruel to them. I recommend this book because it is interesting and sad in places. It is suitable for those who can handle sadness in a story! I give it a 10/10

By Taha Altalabani


Billy Bonkers by Giles Andreae

This book is about a boy named Billy and he has a LOT of problems! Billy’s sister, who is very clever, has to try and work out all of his problems. It is a funny book and I would recommend anyone to read this as it is interesting and makes me want to read more! I would give this book a 10/10

By Robyn Meredith O’ Brien

AtoZ Encyclopaedia volume 2 by Miles Kelly Publishing

I love these series of books as they’re crammed with really interesting facts. I would recommend them to anyone as they are super interesting and good to read. I would give this book 9/10

By Reece Donegan


Mossop’s Last Chance by Michael Morpurgo

This book was easy to read, and has great pictures. It was a great story and I really enjoyed reading it. I would rate it as 8/10

By Eva Toner


Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl

This book is about a fox who would go to a farm every night and steal a chicken, goose or turkey for his family. It is one of the best books I have ever read and I think it’s suitable for 3rd or 4th class. I would give this book a 9/10.

By Tadhg Kinsella


Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan.

It is about a young boy who goes on an adventure to settle an ongoing battle between all the gods. This is the best action packed book I have read. It can be funny in places. I would recommend it for 4th, 5th or 6th class. I would give it a 9/10

By Jake Coffey

Ethan’s voice by Rachel Carter

This is a book about a boy, who lives on a canal, loses his voice and can’t go to school. He meets a girl called Polly and they have lots of adventures to try to figure out why Ethan lost his voice and if he can remember how to talk again. I loved this book when my teacher read it to the class. I hated when she had to stop because I wanted her to read more. It is a book full of drama and suspense. I would recommend this book to anyone and I would give it a 9 and a half out of 10.

By Calvin Connor


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Find Your Inspiration – 5th Class Event

March 15th, 2017 by Mr. Carty

The pupils in 5th class are currently undertaking a program of work called “Find Your Inspiration”. The aim of the program is to get the children thinking about what they would like to do in the future, as regards subjects in secondary school, going on to third level education, and ultimately what job they would like to work at in the future. The children attended the launch of the program in Maynooth University on 26th January. We are very fortunate to have so many third level options in our surrounding area – Maynooth University, IT Tallaght, University College Dublin (UCD), Dublin City University (DCU), and Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) to name but a few. 

Leave a comment and let us know what you would like to do in the future. Keep up the good work!!!

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Trip to Glanmore

February 7th, 2017 by Ms Byrne

Today, our class (4th) went on a school trip to Glanmore foods to see where and how our tasty school lunches are produced. Alan Silver from Dublin Bus brought us over to the factory in Blanchardstown at 10am. We were given a guided tour of the factory and we got to see every step of the process used to make our lunches! We even got a chance to try making our own creations with the bread dough. When the tour ended, we were given a snack and Alan brought us back to school. We were even given a goody bags of treats each to take home!

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Enrichment Club – Trip to Google

May 11th, 2016 by Mr Byrne

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On Tuesday 10th of May, students from our Enrichment Club with Sr Catherine, Mr. Byrne and Mr. Stuart went to Google offices on Barrow street in Dublin city centre.IMG_20160510_133454

In Google, we were accompanied by Georgina and Andrew who work there. We were first given proper name tags so we wouldn’t get lost! Next, we headed to a conference room where we talked about the history of Google, had a quiz and talked new projects that they are working on, like driver-less cars and wifi balloons!

After that we went on the tour where we got to see really cool places like the play ground, quiet thinking rooms, chill areas, offices, gaming rooms, the hyperlink (which is a bridge which connects three buildings together), mini kitchens, a swimming pool, a gym, a spa area and there’s a doctor too! Google office’s don’t look like a work place – it looked like a play place!

Overall we had lots of fun and learned lots of interesting facts. We learned to work there you have to be able to work in teams, be hard working and smart, and having lots of other non-school interests and pastimes is really important too.

Robert, Britney and Zainab – 6th Class




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Upcoming Events April 2016

April 15th, 2016 by Ms Wynne


Confirmation this year is on the 26th April. In preparation for this, our choir is working hard practicing every day.

The Ceremony of Light takes place this Tuesday 19th April at 7:30 in the church.

Talbot is organising a “Clean-Up Day” around Bawnogue. Weather permitting this will take place on Thursday 21st April.

Gaeilge: There will be a presentation to the winners of the Scriobh Leabhar competition at Dublin West Education Centre on Wednesday, 20th April.

Well done to all involved.


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