Biodiversity Update

In Green News our Biodiversity theme continues through the winter. Our Green Flag application must be submitted by March 21st, 2014. Recently boys from several classes completed our autumn biodiversity audit.  They acted as nature detectives for a day and even though our garden is close to a busy, polluted road many different species of bugs, plants, flowers and trees were on view. Some boys used magnifying glasses and were lucky enough to find ants and even a centipede.

In January we will do a similar winter audit followed by a spring audit in February – March. It’s important that the boys keep up this detective work during the Christmas holidays. So boys … get out to your gardens and parks (regardless of weather conditions) and write down the names of all birds and trees you notice as well as any unusual visitors. Don’t forget to reuse/recycle your Christmas waste and remember to put out some food for birds in your garden. Like us, they also need a Christmas feast!!!

Wishing you all a Happy & a Green Christmas from Joey’s Green Team


Benjamin Britten Cantata of Saint Nicolas

Report by Sean T. (5th Class)

On Friday the 13th  of December, some of the boys from 4th, 5th and 6th class, directed by Ms. Bleahene,  will participate in the singing of the Cantata of St. Nicolas by Benjamin Britten. We will be joined by many other choirs from Terenure parish. The event will take place in St. Joseph’s church at 8pm. We have enjoyed the build up to this event and we have been practising since September. We look forward to a wonderful evening and hope the concert will be a great success.


Rice Krispie Buns

Report by Luke and Sam (5th Class)

First we were sorted into groups of four. Then we discussed who would bring in the ingredients. The ingredients were 500 grams of Rice Krispies, two or three large plain bars of chocolate, two bowls one that would fit into the other, paper bun cases and toppings, for example, smarties, jellies and marshmallows. So the next day we brought in the ingredients and then we melted the chocolate. After that we stirred the mixture for a while. Then we poured the mixture into the paper bun cases. Then soon after we left them beside the window to cool down. When they were ready we ate them after big break. It was very enjoyable and we can’t wait for our next cookery session.