Dog’s Trust Visit

Last Thursday, we were so lucky to be paid a visit from Dog’s Trust. Lucy the Cavalier spaniel came to school for a workshop with each class. Through the workshop, we learned the responsibility that is involved in owning and taking care of a dog. Each year (particularly around Christmas) dog’s trust and similar shelters…

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Exploring the Rainforest

During the month of October in first class we have been exploring all about rainforests. We have learned about where in the world we find them, as well as, the layers of the rainforest. Can you name all four? We have identified animals and birds which live there and where in the rainforest we can find…

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2nd Class Science Experiment

2nd Class carried out a science experiment in groups where they were given dry spaghetti, 4 mini marshmallows, and 2 big marshmallows. The aim of the experiment was to see who could build the tallest and sturdiest tower using only the materials provided. The children quickly realised that if they snapped the spaghetti into smaller…

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2nd Class Dioramas

During the month of October 2nd class created dioramas in groups. They based the setting of their dioramas on different animal habitats, for example the jungle, the desert, North Pole etc. We had loads of fun collecting items and making these dioramas. The dioramas, made from simple shoe boxes, turned out really well  and each…

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5th Class Assembly

Last Friday we had our big assembly. We had so much fun and think we did a pretty good job as well. This year we decided to host a talk show. We used videos to show clips from different shows before the characters were interviewed by our hosts Lúí and Lucy. We hope you enjoyed…

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St Matthew’s Church Rededication

We are very excited to be taking part in the Rededication of St Matthew’s Church. There will be a choir made up of students from across the whole school and every child has also made a piece of bunting that will be used to decorate the church during this special celebration! We would love you…

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4th and 5th Class GAA Team

We have had a very successful start to our sporting year in St Matthew’s NS with our school GAA team winning their league! The team made up of players came through the tournament undefeated. A fantastic achievement! They will have their medals presented to them shortly after the Mid Term Break. Thank you to all…

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GOAL workshop

Recently, 6th class had a visit from Mura who works as an education officer for GOAL. Mura came to 6th class to teach about Ethiopia. We were shown images of Ethiopia ranging from city life to countryside. We were surprised with the diversity that exists in Ethiopia. Most of the workshop was done through Drama….

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6th Class Basketball

6th class have been training very hard for their basketball matches each Wednesday morning with their dedicated coach Mick. The hard work has paid off as they have played some very tough matches and got some great scores. The most recent match was against Scoil San Treasa in the school yard. Both boys and girls…

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