On Thursday 18th April we hosted Science night.
The students’ and teachers’ hard work was displayed to the delight of the parents. The experiments on show were exciting and varied. Congratulations to all involved.
We were also delighted to welcome guest speakers Aisling Connolly from the Public Analyst Laboratory, Eleanor Yauchob from Grey Abbey Veterinary Clinic, Joseph Kindregan, Head of Civil and Public Engineering at DIT Bolton Street and Simon Luttreel, Production Manger from Wilton Candy. They talked about their careers in science and were an inspiration for our students.
Seachtain na Gaelige
Bhí an craic agus spórt againn ar scoil le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge. Rinneamar dramaí, amhráin agus dánta mar cheoilchoirm do na ranganna eile. Bhí lán- scoil “Haika” againn sa chlós Dé Céadaoin agus ar an Déardaoin, ghlac gach éinne páirt sa Chéilí Mór “Cuir an bróg ar an Asal! Faoi dheireadh ghléasamar suas in éadaí glasa agus d’árdaigh an scoil €582! iontach maith
Challenge to Change
The Challenge to Change project is a Presentation Education Office initiative in conjunction with the Department of Foreign Affairs and will continue throughout the year. The topic they are looking at is racism. They will investigate this topic through visiting speakers, art, poetry, story, drama, dance and other methods.They started a series of dance classes with Suzanne Hogan of Synergy and Light. The classes use movement and music to explore the topic of racism in our society.
The dance coordinator Suzanne Hogan had the following to say:
” The dance experience is emotionally evocative as the children explore the topic for both themselves and the audience. Each class rehearsal is designed to use movement and expression to bring empathy and understanding to issues of cultural diversity and the revelation that we are in fact all human and not separate at all.”
They also recently visited the Office for the Ombudsman for Children to further explore the issue of children’s rights and the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child. They had the opportunity to speak to the ombudsman Emily Logan. Emily reiterated the importance of respecting each other’s rights at all times.
Sixth class girls constructed models of the Titanic in celebration of its 100 year anniversary.
Knitting in Kildare Town Library
Before Easter, the girls from 6th class visited the local library where they spent time learning how to knit.
The girls from 6th Class have taken part in a European E-twinning Project called ‘Give me a Hug’. There are 26 countries involved in the project, which started in Portugal in September 2010. Our school received the Teddy Bear from Belgium, and we posted him to Malta, full of items which we felt represented Ireland.
Click on the link below to read about the E-twinning Project currently being undertaken by Sixth Class. (Copy and paste the link into your browser to visit the website.)
Challenge to Change
Well done to the sixth class girls who organised a fundraiser for Harambee Muruku Education Fund as part of their “Challenge To Change” programme. They raised €1020! This means that three girls will now be able to go to secondary school in Kenya.
Thank you for visiting this website where you will find lots of photographs of all of the many amazing things you have been doing!!
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Look closely, because you might just see yourself!!