delete
Bake Sale Day 2018

Bake Sale Day 2018

At the end of the 2018 school year, 6th class held a bake sale to raise money for two special causes. The children managed to raise just over €1,000. Half of the money went to the Peter McVerry Trust and the rest for new school equipment. As seen in the photograph, new weighing scales and microwave were purchased for the kitchen. A set of yoga mats were bought for our new yoga classes. Some of this money will also be spent on the school toilets. Peter McVerry Trust is a charity set up by Fr Peter McVerry to reduce homelessness and the harm caused by drug misuse and...
delete
Raspberry Pi Weather Station – Part 2

Raspberry Pi Weather Station – Par...

We promised you an update on our progress so here it is! After many weeks of hard work, some setbacks and challenges and a lot of learning, we now have a fully functioning weather station up and running in our school! We have programmed the raspberry pi software to take lots of different weather measurements. The station has a lot of different sensors to help us record this data: Sensor Name Purpose Rain gauge Measures the volume of rain falling in millimetres Anemometer Measures the wind speed in kilometres per hour Weathervane Measures the wind direction...
delete
Science week experiments in 6th

Science week experiments in 6th

                                         DRY ICE! Last week was science week, Mr Maguire’s class done an experiment with dry ice. Dry ice is some carbon dioxide frozen that you can order online. We were not allowed touch it because you could get frost bite in less than five seconds. We used fairy liquid, gloves, balloons, bottles, cup, water, kettle, plate and pipes. Firstly Mr Maguire put on gloves. Then Mr Maguire took a cup and put about a half of a cup of dry ice and put it on the plate. Then we put cold water in the kettle and...
delete
Raspberry Pi Weather Station

Raspberry Pi Weather Station

Our school is one of only a 1000 schools around the globe who managed to get our hands on a Raspberry Pi Weather Station. This weather station enables the collection of weather data, using a variety of sensors which include a rain gauge, an anemometer, a wind vane and a soil temperature probe. We are in the process of getting the kit up and running. A huge thank to Taylor-Rose’s father, Anthony and Kori’s dad, Yemi for coming in on a weekly basis to help us with this project. We will keep you updated with our...
delete
Knitting

Knitting

A group of our sixth class students have started doing some knitting this term. They have thoroughly enjoyed it so far and have been busy knitting their very own teddy bears! A big thank you to Rita and the ladies who have given up their time to come in and teach us how to knit. They are also really enjoying the experience and have commented on how friendly and capable the students are....