100% Attendance Records
Boys in third to sixth classes who didn't miss a day at school last year were presented with their attendance certificates at assembly on Thursday.
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Ms. Brennan's boys made some scary spider webs in art and craft class.
Mr.Gough's 6th class enjoyed some Hallowe'eners this Friday for a treat. They had spent the past fortnight looking at food labels and investigated the pork content in different sausage brands (from 64-80%)........the boys agreed that the lower pork content sausages were the würst. They have learned to look more closely at food labelling in the future!
Pupils of the Month
Winners of our Pupil of the Month certificates, presented at Assembly on Thursday:
Dillon Thornton – Attitude to Fitness
Toby Coleman - Handwriting
Sean Denvir - Handwriting
Matthew O’Shea – Procedural writing
Bill Donegan - Art
Nathan O’Callaghan – Attitude to school
Paul McGorian – Healthy Eating
Morgan Nugent – Gaeilge
Lorcan Friery – Healthy Eating
Ms. Stewart's boys had a reward day on Friday during which they made (and ate) some delicious pizzas.
Duel in the Pool
Here's an easy way to remember your fitness exercises . . .
As part of Mathsweek the boys from Ms O’Connor’s class are actively engaged in Fraction Fun. Each teaching station has a different activity associated with it. Interactive whiteboard tasks, pencil and paper problems, concrete material usage, Fraction Board Games and our newly acquired iPads all make up the fraction learning experience. As you can see ALL the boys have taken to the new technology like ducks to water (not just a fraction of them)!!
Senior Infants in Bushy
The Senior Infants classes em(bark!)ed (haha!) on a nature walk to Bushy Park in search of the signs of Autumn.
Some of our students making good use of our new iPads during Power Hour - our new iPad station was a very popular part of Ms. Kennedy's literacy programme.
Running club has been going from strength to strength. This year we have even more boys than any of the years previously. It is brilliant seeing so many happy and well-mannered boys down at Bushy Park every Friday. The boys are always eager to get started when they arrive. We have had a number of sessions since we returned to school in September having completed the much enjoyed and talked about Hill Challenge last Friday.
We are going to take a break now after the mid-term and will resume again in the New Year. We hope that the boys continue running in the evenings and at the weekends to keep up their fitness.
We are encouraging the boys to follow the “Fitness For Life” initiative starting in the school. This will encourage the boys to focus on three aspects of themselves
1. Physical Activity
Well done to all the boys who have come down every Friday and taken part in the running club. Thanks too to its coaches Ms. Smith, Mr Smyth, Ms Brennan Ms Carroll and Mr Coyle for giving their time on Friday afternoons.
National Tree Week
National Tree Week
To celebrate National Tree Day, Ms. Kennedy and Ms. Pleamonn's first classes visited Bushy Park. They were delighted to have Tom to escort them around and point out the various types of trees. They were particularly impressed by the 180 year old redwood tree. Of course we made time to visit the playground on our visit!
Junior Infants and their Buddies
Ms Gallagher's junior infants met their buddies from Ms. Redmond's 5th class today. The boys were paired up with their older pals. They introduced themselves and then got to read stories together. It was so much fun! The junior infants just can't wait to see their buddies again soon!
Burning Causing Permanent Change
On Wednesday, Mr Gough's 6th class conducted a science experiment. The materials we used were small piece of paper,  wood (we used pencil parings),  fabric,  a candle,  a weighing scales,  matches and a metal tray. First we weighed each item.
Paper = 2g
Wood = 2g
Cloth = 11g
Candle = 11g
Then we burnt each item. The results were that all the items were lighter, here are the results.
Paper = 0g
Wood = 0g
Cloth = 3g
Candle = 9g
It was great fun I’d definitely do it again.
This Wednesday Mr Gough decided to do science experiments. One of the experiments was ' How materials react to heat' . He brought in an egg, a bottle of salt ,sugar and a metal tray to test out the experiment. First he pre heated the oven in the staff room to 175 degrees Celsius. Then he lined the metal tray with tinfoil.Next he called out three people to help him to set the experiment up. Joe cracked the egg into a corner of the tray , James and Patrick poured out the salt and sugar separately into the tray. Finally he put the tray into the oven for twenty minutes. After twenty minutes Mr Gough took it out. The egg had turned rubbery the salt stayed the same but the sugar completely changed to caramel. It was a really fun experiment and a great change from books. I really hope we get to do some more experiments.