Well done to our athletes from 5th and 6th class who were the overall winners of the boys cup at the National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown yesterday. Photos here
We were delighted and honoured to have Holocaust surivor Tomi Reichental visit the school today to speak to boys from 5th & 6th class. When Tomi was a young boy in Slovakia his family were rounded up by the Nazis and taken to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.
A great run by all today in Tallaght especially from Ms. Molloy´s class. Winners were Darragh, Tom, Hugh, Ben and Cillian See photos here. The benefits of even a little physical exercise for children as well as adults are explained inthis article.
Find the odd one out
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…and something even more difficult!! Sample GCSE Maths exam. Answers
This year the winter solstice (shortest day of the year) is Dec. 21st with only 7.5 hours of daylight in Dublin. For thousands of years this has been a key day in the calendar. From now on the days get longer although it will still be just as dark in the mornings well into January as the evenings start getting longer first. As you know in the Arctic Circle, near the North Pole, there is total darkness at this time of the year for several weeks while the opposite happens in mid-Summer. In Ireland the situation is not that extreme, but in the space of four months we go from around 8 hours of daylight in early January to over 15 hours just four months later, in early May. Click on the diagram for more information.
Our first run of the season in magnificent weather in the beautiful Santry Demense Park. The Joeys boys aquitted themselves well with Gareth coming home ahead of 250 boys from dozens of schools(including some Belfast schools)in the fifth class race. We also picked up third place in the team event. There are several more events to come through the winter and every boy from 3rd to 6th will get a chance to run for the school so get fit!
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