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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6th Class Graduation

6th Class celebrated their graduation on Tuesday. They had a lovely service filled with music, memories, photos and fun. Check out their photo slide shows by clicking the links below   Fotostory2 Fotostory1  

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6th Class Carlingford Trip

6th Class had an amazing trip to Carlingford Adventure Centre on their last Monday in school. We departed from school at 8am and arrived at 9.30am. First up was SkyPark. After mastering the safety techniques and practice course, 6th class were off in the air, climbing, navigating the high ropes, flying along the zip wire….

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Projects in 6th Class

6th Class spent their final term working really hard on their individual research projects. The standard of the final projects was absolutely fantastic! Over the last couple of weeks we have been listening to each other presenting them. Some of the wonderful topics include sport, countries, animals, music, biographies of famous people, companies, history and…

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Final Weeks in 6th Class!

6th Class have been enjoying themselves as they spend their final few days in St. Matthew’s. The class has been busy working at different tasks for their graduation ceremony. This has included making a music video, reminiscing and recording lots of memories over the past 8 years, writing poems, making photo slide shows and lots…

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