Seachtain na Gaeilge

The whole school was speaking Irish and taking part in loads of fun activities during Seachtain na Gaeilge. There was a ceili, a table quiz, and an art competition. Other classes had activities like a treasure hunt, watching cartoons and singing songs! Everyday we played some PE games and Maths games but the challenge was…

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6th Class Egg Drop Challenge

We did an egg drop challenge on 27th February. We were challenged to create a contraption to protect an egg when it was dropped from a height of 2 meters. It had to be easy to put the egg into it and to take it out of it. If the egg cracked, spilling the yolk…

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AIB Lab On The Go

Sixth class were very lucky to be invited to the AIB in Sandymount as part of the Learning About Banking Initiative. We had an excellent tour of the bank, and learned about a typical day in the bank. We were shown how the ATMs worked for both withdrawals and lodgements. Sixth were delighted to see…

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Basketball Tournament

Sixth class had a great day out at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght on the 22nd November. The girls played in the First Place Final against Our Lady’s Girl’s NS Ballinteer. The boys played in the Second Place Final against  Gaelscoil Uí Earcáin. Both teams played really well and won both of their matches….

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6th Class Science Workshop

Sixth class had very active workshop with the Rediscovery Centre. The Rediscovery Centre supports sustainability through the reuse of resources. As part of their programme, they offer Science workshops to schools. Sixth class had a super time exploring forces such as pushing, pulling, floating and sinking. Sixth had to design a parachute, and then had…

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Space Week

6th class learned about life on the International Space Station. We watched a live feed which tracks the movement of the ISS in real time. We also looked at a variety of photos showing life on board the ISS.  6th took a close look at the robotic arm that is used by the astronauts to…

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Storytelling-Roisín Murphy

We were very lucky to have professional storyteller Róisín Murphy come to visit us. Róisín told a number of traditional Irish stories, many of which 6th hadn’t heard before. She told the complex stories with such drama that we could have heard a pin drop!  The stories were so detailed, it took an hour to…

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Garda Dempsey

Garda Dempsey, our community garda, came to visit 5th and 6th class this term. He spoke to 5th & 6th about the importance of safety at Halloween. Garda Dempsey gave the pupils some great advice. He advised everyone to go home before 10pm on Halloween night, as in his experience things can become dangerous late…

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The Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme

As part of the 1916 celebrations we were delighted to welcome Commandant Paul Clarke and Sergeant Major Jim Ahearne to St. Matthew’s for the presentation of the Irish flag and proclamation. Commandant Paul Clarke and Sergeant Major Jim Ahearne gave a very informative talk about life in the army, and their many peace keeping missions….

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