Spelling Bee 2018

Congratulations to Amelia Flanagan from 6th Class who won the in-school Spelling Bee Competition that is held for 5th and 6th Class. Amelia went on to represent St. Matthew’s in the Dublin County Final this week against 72 other spellers! This is the biggest competition held to date! Amelia performed fantastically but unfortunately didn’t secure…

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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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Geography Projects

On the 21st March 6th class did a Geography presentation in the hall. We all got into pairs or threes and did a project on either a Central or South American country. We had to gather facts and display them on a poster in the hall. The project had to include information on lots of…

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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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