Christmas Fete

Well done to everyone who made our Christmas Fete such an outstanding success. An incredible amount of work went into making our Fete such an enjoyable and pleasant experience for everyone. The children really enjoyed their Fete and had great fun. It was just a brilliant day. Our Parent’s Council is simply the best!  Míle Buíochas

 

Christmas Concert Part 1

We had a fantastic concert on Monday night. It was a full house and everyone enjoyed the show which was fantastic! Junior Infants were just amazing! Olivia and all her assistant ” elves ” did a tremendous job on putting on such a brilliant show. Part two will take place next Tuesday. The photos were taken from our dress rehearsal. Looking forward to next weeks show already!!

 

RDS Young Scientists Exhibition

We are delighted to be participating in the RDS Young Scientist Exhibition, We will be travelling to Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on January 19th to display our exhibit on energy. Our project is focusing on Kinetic and Mechanical energy. We will be using lollipop sticks to highlight various characteristics in the transference of energy. We are very busy at the moment collating all our experiments and data. Well done lads and enjoy your day out in Limerick!

 

 

Leabhar Cainte

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We have a very active programme of reading books to the children. Every class has a large selection of digital books stored on their computers. These are excellent for reading to the children and are very popular. One new area we have been looking at are “talking books ” on You Tube. Some are excellent such as “My NO NO NO Day” book. However, quality varies, so please check beforehand!

We also noticed that there are very few talking books in Irish. So we have decided to upload some Irish books we have started to create ourselves. These can be viewed by clicking the “Gaeilge Audio Books” link at the top of the screen.

In the new year, the pupils from sixth class will be creating their own Irish Talking Book -“Leabhar Cainte- which will be based on old Irish sayings known as Seanfhocail.

 

Lego Computer Programming.

20171213_123549We are delighted to have been chosen by Carlow Education Centre to pilot this new initiative. We have been given five sets of Lego Computer Programming Kits. The children are looking forward to working on same in coming months. This is a wonderful addition to our twenty Knex Engineering Kits which have proven to be very popular with the children. Excellent news.

 

Active School Flag and Astro Turf Opening.

 

We had a lovely day on Friday when we raised our second Active School Flag. We are the first school to raise the Second Active School Flag in Carlow. Our visitors from Éire Óg and Carlow Hurlers were among honoured guests, including hurling and football coaches, who do such wonderful work in our school. Medals were also presented to the winners of our luch time hurling league. We were delighted the Carlow Manager, Turlough O’Brien, was also in attendance. However, our VIP was past and present teacher Eamonn Ellis, who was delighted to open our fantastic astro-turf, which has been named in Eamonn’s honour. Our brilliant parent’s council, who work so hard for the school, have  made such a wonderful resource available to the children. Just fantastic!

 

Science Week

We had a very successful science week. Fifth class visited Carlow IT for a talk on science experiments. The boys from fifth, also made their own science experiments, which they demonstrated to other classes. We also received the great news that we had our submission for the Young Scientist’s Exhibition accepted. We will be travelling to Limerick on the 19th of January to exhibit our project on kinetic and mechanical energy. Well done everyone.