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Le coicís anuas bhí ocáidí eagsúla ar siúil sa scoil le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge. I measc iad súid bhí ceachtanna rince, cuairt ó ghrúpa ceoltóirí tradisiúnta agus tráth na gceist i nGaeilge. Ár mbuíochas leis na múinteoirí a d´éagraigh gach rud.
We had a variety of events in the school to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge. These included Irish dancing lessons, quizzes and a visit from a group of traditional musicians. Thanks to the teachers who organised everything.

Well done to all the boys, led by Ms. Maher and Ms. O’Riordan, who performed so well at Córfhéile in Tallaght last Thursday.

Celebrating engineering and science

As part of Engineer’s Week both third classes visited Marsh’s Library and had lots of fun with experiments of all kinds. Other classes completed the Engineers Challenge Pack where they engaged in the Engineer Design Process. They asked questions such as: What is the challenge? What are some solutions, Can we plan and create? and finally What could work better, can we improve? The boys also learned about Biomedical Engineering, Chemical and Process Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Computer and Software Engineering.

Trip Report

Thanks to Jerry, Mark, Roger and Dave for helping to make it safe for our return to school on Monday 5th March. After a few hours of digging, and a check on the electric, heating, water supply, drains and potential flood/leak preparations put in place we are quite confident that the school is fit for purpose and ready to open Monday morning at 8.50 am. There will be no access to the yards tomorrow so please follow all prepared walkways and head straight into class upon arrival at the school in the morning.

Dear Parent/Guardian,

There is a Status Red warning for Dublin and the Department of Education and Skills has directed schools in Dublin to close. Given the disruption to transport and the safety risks involved because of blizzard like conditions due to hit Leinster, the school is to remain closed on Thursday March 1st and Friday March 2nd. Stay safe and stay warm. Further updates will be posted if necessary.

We decided to do a project on Sugar content in food that we like to eat and drink sometimes on a daily basis and then sometimes as a treat on a Friday.
We recorded that some drinks that you think are healthy may not what you think (mountain dew). Most people were surprised at how much and little sugar were in the different drinks.
We found out that McDonalds’ Happy Meal has 32g of sugar and even more salt and fats. An 800ml bottle of Heinz’ Ketchup has 160g of sugar. We also found out that too much sugar could rot your teeth.
The best drink for us was of course water and the worst drink was mountain dew. The best food for us is blackberry/raspberries. The best bread for us was brown bread and the worst type of bread was the bagel. The best bar for us was Nature Valley bar with still a lot of sugar with 47g of sugar. The worst was the Crunchie with 65g per 100g.
All of us visited every single class presenting all of our projects. Every class was amazed to know how much sugar they actually eat on a daily basis
These are a few photos of our project and trips to classes.

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