Christmas Carol Singing
Children will be singing some Christmas carols in the school hall
next Wednesday and Thursday morning the 19th and 20th of
December at 9.20 am. All are welcome.
Wednesday the 19th of December at 9.20am : 1st and 2nd Class
Thursday the 20th of December at 9.20am : 3rd - 6th Class
Science Week 2018
This year we are again working towards achieving the Discover
Primary Science and Maths Award for our school.
As part of the award we ran a science week in our school from
the 11th to the 18th of November.
A number of fun science experiments were completed in all
classrooms throughout the week.
Junior Infants to 2nd class and 3rd to 6th class also took part in
science themed table quizzes.
Below are a few photographs from the week, a more detailed
overview with more photographs of work completed will be
uploaded in our log of evidence of the Discover Primary Science
and Maths Award in the coming months.
Friendship Week 2018
From the 24th to the 28th of September this year a special week,
'Friendship Week' was celebrated in our school.
Lessons were delivered in each class on the theme of
Again a special emphasis was placed on being an 'Upstander' .
The term used in the school to encourage children to speak up if
they become aware of someone being left our or being treated
Throughout the week a variety of friendship themed activities
took place in all classrooms including circle time, art activities,
paired reading between Junior and Senior classes, writing
of friendship poems and the creation of our whole school
Mobile Science Workshops
A great day was had last Friday, the 14th of December, when
the Lismore Mobile Science workshops visited our school .
In Junior and Senior Infants, the children completed a range of
fun science experiments, most of which were based on the
chemical reactions that take place between acids and bases.
Using the dye from red cabbage the children determined which
liquids were acids and which were bases. Then using vinegar as
their acid and baking soda as their base they inflated a plastic
glove and erupted a volcano. They also had experience with
static electricity using it to raise their hair and make coco pops
jump. It was a very engaging workshop which was enjoyed by
In 1st and 2nd class, the children learned about the digestive
system . They found out about what happens to the food we eat
in our bodies.
The class had great fun making 'poo' as they explored, in a
hands on activity how coco pops are broken down in the body.
The end result was lots of mess and laughter as they were left
3rd to 6th Class experienced some hair raising fun with static
electricity, an interaction with a magic plasma ball and
experience with building circuits. The children investigated how
how simple circuits, series circuits and parallel circuits worked.
Thank you once again to our wonderful Parents' Association for
funding the workshops. A fantastic day was had by all.