5th Class School Tour

Last Thursday, the three fifth classes went on a school tour to Glasnevin Cemetery and the Botanic Gardens.

We got the bus at nine-thirty and were met by our tour guide. One of the first places we stopped was where Ariane Grande had taken a picture on her tour before her concert in Dublin. We saw a lot of famous graves, for example James Connolly, Michael Collins, and Oliver Plunkett. The biggest grave was Daniel O’ Connell’s. We got to touch the coffin, which is supposed to bring good luck! Then we had a break and had our lunch.

Our tour guide for the Botanic Gardens was really nice. First we went into the rainforest section, where we saw a bamboo tree, a banana tree, and a plant that is nearly extinct. Then we went to the ‘Cacti & Succulents’ area, which was very warm! Next, we went to a Viking hut, and learned all about the huts were made, and how they used plants to die their clothes bright colours. Finally, we came across a hawthorn tree which people used to think fairies lived in, and a tadpole pond.

My favourite parts of the tour were touching O’ Connell’s tomb and getting ice-cream in Botanic Gardens. Thank you to all the teachers who helped and to Glasnevin Cemetery and Botanic Gardens for letting us come!

by Zoe Griffin and Patrick David Buie, Room 19.

Art Competition Winners

Well done to all the boys and girls who took part in the Parish Jubilee art competition.

Congratulations to all the winners!

1st Class School Tour

On Friday 15th June, 1st class went to Tayto Park for our school tour. We had loads of fun! A big thank you to the parents who came along on the day.

Our Current Newsletter

As part of our ongoing efforts to be a Green School, we make our school newsletter available online only.

You can read our June issue of the newsletter by clicking here or the picture above. 

Amhrán ó Room 26!

Éist le rang a ceathair, Seomra 26, ag canadh.

An aithníonn tú an amhrán?

We composed our own Irish version of Ed Sheeran’s “Barcelona”.

Bain sult as!

Third Class School Tour

Room 1 Visit the Lab Gallery

Last week the children from room 1 visited the Lab Gallery. The boys and girls have been working with Sheena Barrett {Layla’s mum} since Christmas time. Sheena has visited us on six different occasions where the children looked deeply at paintings from various artists using Visual Thinking Strategies. The children really enjoyed the project, the visit to the Lab Gallery and working with Jane an artist in the Lab Gallery.

A big ‘thank you’ to Sheena for facilitating the trip.                                 

Second Class Sports Day!

Well done boys and girls in Second Class!

MakeyMakey in Room 19!

This week during computer time, Room 19 tried out the MakeyMakey kits that are available in the school. MakeyMakey is an invention kit for the 21stcentury, and a fun way of teaching about circuits, conductors and electricity. It allows you to replace the buttons on your keyboard with everyday objects (as long as they are conductors!)

We started by learning about the difference between conductors and insulators, and how to complete a circuit. Then we plugged into the computers, ‘earthed’ ourselves, and discovered which materials were conductive and which were not. We talked about how people make use of this information, for example why electricians wear rubber gloves, or why paramedics use a defibrillator. We were surprised to learn that most fruit and vegetables are conductive, as long as they’re fresh!

We then used some of the apps on the MakeyMakey website to play music and games, using our conductive items instead of the keyboard. Some of us were even able to play our own games that we had made using Scratch during the year.

We had a lot of fun learning about electricity and circuits, and can’t wait to use the kits again!

 

GAA Jerseys

The school wishes to acknowledge the generous sponsorship from two local shops - Get Fresh & ODC Pharmacy - who provided the funding for the purchase of a new set of GAA Jerseys for the boys and girls GAA teams. The school teams will wear their new gear for upcoming matches. Thanks also to Jason Sweeney, Chairperson PA for liaising with the sponsors and jersey suppliers! 

Gardening Club!

Well done to Ms Moran and her gardening club who have created a lovely space in one of our courtyards for all of pupils to enjoy! 

Success at Santry!

Well done to all of our fantastic athletes who competed in this year’s Sprints and Relays as part of the Santry athletics in Morton Stadium. After many months of training hard, the big day finally arrived. The sun was shining and each of our 8 relay teams performed excellently in their races. The competition was very intense and yet several of our teams progressed from their heats into the finals.

Having won their heat, the Under 10 boys secured 3rd place in their final, earning 5 medals for Scoil Thomáis. Well done boys! Hard luck to some of our sprinters who ran brilliantly in the Sprints but missed out on medal places in their finals. We had a great day at the competition and look forward to training hard again next year.

Best of luck to all the 6th Class athletes who have competed in Santry for several years. We hope you keep it up in your new schools from September! Thank you to Jason Sweeney for his wonderful photographs!

School Closed 25th of May

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Please note: There will be no school for pupils on Friday 25th May as the school is being used as a polling station for the Referendum.

 

primary language curriculum

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