Discover Primary Science & Maths Award
We are proud to have been awarded our third Discover Primary Science and
Maths Plaque of STEM.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. The
programme is run by Science Foundation Ireland and the European Space
Agency. It aims to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM) among students, teachers and members of the public.
The following is the feedback from Science Foundation Ireland on our
logbook of evidence:
Congratulations to Bishop O'Brien NS ! You have been successful in your
application for the SFI PLAQUE of STEM.
Well done on a really wonderful submission. Every step has been clearly
presented, the format was easy to navigate so it has been a pleasure to
assess. It is obvious that there is passion and enthusiasm for STEM in the
school and full credit is due to the teachers who taught and documented
all the scientific learning in the school. There are so many highlights in
the submission but I thought the Living Things Strand was incredible
showing learners engaged in investigating eyes, teeth and digestion.....futures
in medicine! It was lovely to see the learners recording temperature in the
Energy & Forces Strand as recording is a valuable scientific skill. As you
pointed out in the submission the visit of the engineer to the classes
allowed the learners to understand the skills and dispositions needed to
become an engineer. You so rightly deserve the award. Maybe next time
consider applying for the BADGE. It is a higher level of award where the
whole school community including pupils, teachers and parents are
involved in raising STEM awareness in the school. You would be well up for
this challenge. Enjoy your success and keep up the good work.
A huge thank you to everyone for supporting the work of the DPSM
More information about the Discover Primary Science and Maths
programme is available here: https://www.sfi.ie/engagement/discover-primary-science-and-maths/
Sciath na Scol Semi-Finals
Huge congratulations to our school’s hurling team who booked
their place in the Sciath na Scol finals after a great display of
skill, determination, and teamwork in their semi-final against
Glenville in Bride Rovers yesterday.
The whole school community is very proud of you all.
Date and venue for the final are to be confirmed.
Junior Entrepreneurs 2022
The 5th & 6th class children show how effective their Junior
Entrepreneur product is!!
Bride Rovers G.A.A. Art Competition
Bride Rovers G.A.A recently ran an art competition in the
school from 3rd class up to 6th class. The theme was Irish
We had lots of happy children receiving their prizes. Well
done to everyone who participated. We are sure the judges
had a very hard job!
We would like to thank Bride Rovers and especially
John Arnold and Mossie O' Sullivan who took the time to
visit us and present the children with their prizes.
Seachtain na Gaeilge 2022
Bhí imeachtaí ar siúl againn ar feadh na seachtaine.
Bhí "Lá Glas" againn inné agus bhí na páistí in ann éadaí glasa a chaitheamh
ar scoil. Ghlac na páistí páirt sa Céilí Mór freisin.
Rinne na páistí rince difriúla ar nós An Dreoilín, Cuir Bróg ar an
Asal agus Ionsaí na hInse
Bhain na páistí an-taitneamh as na himeachtaí agus bhí siad ag
déanamh an-iarracht an Ghaeilge a labhairt.
Philip Hazelwood, husband of our fabulous S.N.A., Ms. leigh, visited the school
during Engineering week to speak to all classes about his work as a civil engineer.
The aim of Engineering Week is to promote engineering to children in Ireland and
spark their interest and curiosity about it as a career. Philip delivered an inspiring
presentation to all classes from Junior Infants to 6th class. He told us about some
of the interesting projects he has been involved in, including the Thames Tideway
Tunnel and the Naas to Newbridge upgrade scheme. The children could see how
engineering projects make a difference to the quality of peoples' everyday lives.
The children got an understanding of the skills and dispositions needed to become
an engineer with an emphasis on problem solving, thinking outside the box and
being able to learn from one's mistakes. The children had lots of questions for
Philip and he patiently answered each and every one.
It was a fabulous learning experiences for the children.
Philip Hazelwood with 5th & 6th class.
Below are some of the photographs taken throughout the week as the children
completed their engineering tasks.
World Book Day 2022
We celebrated World Book Day in our school last Thursday the
3rd of March 2022.
All the children looked fantastic as they came to
school dressed up as their favourite characters.
Lots of activities took place throughout the day such as book
reviews, character interview and drama activities.
Below are some of the photographs taken on the day.
Halloween Art Competition
The Parents' Association ran a very successful Halloween
Drawing competition just before the mid-term break. It was
wonderful to see how excited the children were about the
competition and we were amazed at the creativity and talent
in each class. The children truly put their hearts into their
entries and it really was a very difficult job to choose
winners from each class. The winners from each class are
pictured below. The lucky children from Junior and Senior
Infants received a beautiful Crayola set and the winners from
3rd to 6th received book tokens. Well done to all and a huge
thank you to the Parents' Association for running this