Science Week 2019
This year our school is taking part in the Discover Primary
Science and Maths Award for the 2nd time. As part of this we
celebrated Science Week in our school this week. All classes
completed a number of science investigations and some classes
also participated in a science themed table quiz.
On Wednesday, we had a visit from Nuala Barry, a parent in our
school and also a secondary school Science teacher. Nuala
visited each classroom where she completed a number of very
exciting and engaging science experiments with the children. We
thank Nuala for taking the time to visit the school and are very
grateful for all of the time and effort she put into preparing all of
the wonderful activities. It was a fantastic day which was greatly
enjoyed by all.
Below are some of the pictures from our week. Details and
pictures of other activities completed in individual classes
throughout the week will be uploaded in the Science Award Log
of Actions in due course.
Maths Week 2019
An enjoyable week was had as we celebrated Maths Week back
in October. A number of challenging maths activities took place
in all classrooms.
The children of Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st class
played lots of fun maths games in the classroom and
participated in a maths trail around the school.
In 2nd and 3rd Class the children created their very own Maths
trail for the Infant classroom and also played a number of
engaging number based games in the classroom throughout the
In 3rd & 4th Class the children explored 2D and 3D shapes.
They constructed the shapes from nets and completed a maths
trail in groups around the school.
5th & 6th Class undertook a maths trail around the school
grounds. They also explored lines, angles and distance as they
made and launched rockets. The measured and compared the
distance travelled when launched at the various angles.
On Monday 11th November, Sgt Brian Murray from Rathcormac
Garda Station along with his colleague John who works with the
dog unit came to the school with 2 other members of staff,
Buddy the labrador and AJ the German Shepard. John spoke of
the duties of the dogs, Buddy was used for sniffing out different
things such as drugs or bombs, AJ was used for crowd control
and rioting. We would like to thank Sgt Murray for organising
this talk for us. It was very interesting and the children loved it.
Mercy Hospital Fundraiser
On October 18th, the boys and girls took part in the Mercy
Hospital Dress up or Dress down day in order to raise money for
the Mercy POONS Service. This is the Paediatric Oncology
Outreach Nursing Service. This crucial service allows children
who are suffering from cancer to be treated in their own homes.
They deliver a home based option to these children which
enhances their quality of life and allows for some normalisation
of family life during cancer treatment. We were delighted to be
able to support this great cause, raising €220 and the children
were delighted not to have to wear their uniform!