Events

On Monday the 19th of November we attended the Dublin City Council Comhairle na nÓg A.G.M. in Croke Park for 12-17 year old children. Comhairle na nÓg is an amazing organisation that gives children a say on problems around the world and how we can tackle them. Last year’s topic was on mental health. We were given positivity boxes for our school whereby boys can choose a positive affirmation from the box whenever they feel they might need one. One of the things we looked at this year was global warming. We discussed how pollution from factories and cars goes into the atmosphere but a forcefield blocks it from developing into any dangerous substances. However at the rate we are building factories and cars, the forcefield will not be able to regenerate, therefore leading to our planet getting destroyed. We really enjoyed our day as we got to make new friends and we learnt a lot of interesting facts.

Yesterday we held an ‘In-school Science Exhibition’ of all
the projects entered in the Intel Science Competition. All the classes got
to see each research project and talk with the boys about it. It was a fun
morning! Click for more photos.

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.
 
 

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.