Curricular

Congratulations to all of the boys from 4th, 5th and 6th classes, who entered a project for the Intel Young Scientist Competition. The idea of the competition was to encourage our students to work scientifically and to learn by investigating and working together as a team. Niamh, the judge from Intel was very impressed with the amount of boys who took part, and she was equally impressed by their knowledge, listening skills, presentations and projects. The winning groups each received a red goody bag and all the pupils who entered the project received a blue goody bag. Thank you Intel!

These are the results of the competition:

In 4th class – Two projects were highly commended

1) How effective is brushing your teeth using mouthwash? By Charlie, Mick and Daniel

2) Does the temperature of a phone battery affect how long it lasts? By Joe, Harry, and Azfar

The winning project for 4th class was researched by Ryan and Willem “Can magnets power cars?”

In 5th class – Two projects were highly commended

1) In room 10 the boys was praised for their class project on lightning and for their enthusiasm

2) Josh, Sean and Harry were commended for their project on ‘What colour gives most light for energy?’

The winning project for 5th class was called ’ School Towels’ by Conor, Callum, John and George.

In 6th class – Two projects were highly commended

1) ‘Alternatives to present day building materials’ by Alex, Ellis, and Francesco

2) ‘Keeping Flowers Fresh’ by Fionan and Finn

The winning project for 6th class was titled ‘What do plants need to grow’ and researched by Tom and Luca

The 2 overall school winning projects selected to go forward to the regional finals are the ‘ Can Magnets Power Cars?’ and ‘School Towels’ projects.
See more projects here.

Congratulations to our boys – all 40 of them who earned 150 points or more on Manga High. They were awarded a medal to celebrate their achievement. Well done everyone!

We´ve just had a great week of fun learning activities as part of Maths week (an all-island celebration of all things Mathematical!). Maths trails, Maths puzzles competition (Monday is the closing date for entries) and an online blitz of mangahigh.com were the highlights. Check out some photos here.
 
 

We also embarked on a road safety campaign for the past few weeks – where
we had poster competitions and talks by our traffic wardens about being safe
on the footpath and crossing the road. Other areas such as bike and scooter
safety were covered too and some of the younger classes received high-vis
vests, high-vis arm bands, stickers, pencils and rulers.

Our 1st class pupils focussed on the Seatbelt Sherriff’s message which is to
buckle up in any vehicle they are travelling in. Our 2nd class pupils
created posters – their glow in the dark posters were very effective and
remind everyone to be bright day and night when out walking, or cycling.
Our 3rd class pupils created a dance and made a simple video for our
younger pupils to teach them ‘The Safe Cross Code’. Bn Ui Loingsigh’s class
also enjoyed dancing to the older version of ‘The Safe Cross Code’ that some
mammys, daddys and grandparents may remember!
Check out our gallery of safety posters here!

 

 

A Routine Fire Safety Check should only take a couple of minutes but it
could mean the difference between Life and Death.

Our boys raised awareness about Fire Safety in school through talks,
projects and poster competitions.

Even our infants got in on the action and during Aistear learning time where
they headed on a fire mission to highlight all the fire equipment in the
school. Check out our gallery of Fire Safety posters here!

 

 

Well done to all the boys from 4th class who presented their projects on “My Local Hero” at Faughs Community Schools Night last week. St. Joseph´s past-pupil Danny O’Reilly of the Coronas presented the prizes. Winners were Conor, Tommy and Issac. More Photos here.

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