3-D Printing and Engineering Workshop in 6th Class

Some of you may remember that back in October, 6th Class entered a 3-D printing sustainability competition, which Gilles won with his water filter design! Well, because of this success, we were very fortunate to have Sylvia Leatham from i-Form, and Ronan McCann, from DCU (who is working with Gilles on his prototype), come out…

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Well-being Week in St Matthew’s

Well-being Week took place from 19th-23rd January across the school and certainly succeeded in making us feel good! The week was divided into different days and each class had a range of activities each day. Here’s a reminder of what we did – perhaps it will re-inspire you to take care of your well-being! Why…

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Election Fever!

Election fever hit 6th Class in the week before mid-term! Inspired by the General Election, we decided to conduct our own election to show what we would do if we formed the government.   As preparation, we learned about the General Election and the major parties and their leaders. We researched what constituency each of…

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Pancake Tuesday!

6th Class thoroughly enjoyed some delicious pancakes for Pancake Tuesday! Thank you very much to the PTA for slaving away in the kitchen and for giving up your time to serve us all today. It was very much appreciated. Have a look at some happy faces and some interesting topping choices here!     

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Shoebox Appeal

Students in St. Matthew’s took part in the annual Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal this year. This sends shoeboxes filled with toys, clothes, stationery and hygiene products out to children in 12 different countries in Eastern Europe and Africa who are living in poverty or hard situations. We watched a video and heard stories of…

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STEM Success in 6th Class!

St. Matthew’s STEM Week took place across the school from 25th-29th November and 6th Class thoroughly enjoyed it! Each day, we focused on a different element of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. For Science, each member of 6th Class researched their own experiments and carried them out for the rest of the class. They then…

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3D Printing Competition Winner!

All members of 6th Class are passionate about bringing about a more sustainable environment, so when we heard about a 3-D printing competition to invent or adapt a product to help to improve sustainability, we enthusiastically set to work! First, we looked at the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, talked about the ones we…

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Basketball Fever in 6th Class

Basketball fever has taken over in 6th Class this year! It is rare that you’ll see a lunchtime where basketball is not being played, and everyone has really improved their skills this term. Both the girls’ and boys’ basketball teams took part in the Basketball Mini-League Tournament this year and really enjoyed it. Both teams…

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