We would like to thank Skippy John for teaching the boys individual, partner and team skills/techniques in skipping. Our boys loved learning how to do crossovers, double unders, link skipping, cluster skips and double dutch skipping. ‘Keep the pot boiling’ was a particular favourite with teams as big as you like. The challenges set by Skippy John are aimed at improving self-esteem as they are not competitive, the boys just aim to beat their own PBs, (personal best). It was a wonderful opportunity having the Skipping4life workshops. The workshops finished with ‘A Whole School Show’ which incorporated all they had learned and gave a few boys the opportunity to demonstrate each technique to the whole school. Brave energetic boys! Thanks to all who assisted in any way in bringing Skippy John to our school.

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!

Well done to our senior football team and their managers, Mr. Brennan & Mr. Killane on their great achievement yesterday. Thanks to Bishop Galvin for a fine, sporting game. Photo Gallery Flickr Gallery (our thanks to Marc Monaghan) Video

We´ve had a very active start to the school year indeed. Classes have been doing laps of the school yard, fitness classes, swimming lessons, Gaelic football leagues, hurling and football coaching and 93 boys have run in two cross country events(with Gareth, Ben and Cillian all winning races!). There´s also much to look forward to later in the year with hurling leagues, soccer, track athletics, tennis and cricket.
We are encouraging all families to part take in the Super Troopers programme again this year. This is a programme which encourages children and their families to live healthier and more active lifestyles. Through simple, short burst, fun daily activities based around physical exercises, wellbeing and nutrition, this programme helps to promote healthy minds and bodies.You will find a SUPERTROOPERS Health Homework Journal in your child’s school bag in the next few days. There are some great age-appropriate exercises at the back of the journal and you can also check out this website.

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.
 
 

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