Robotics Workshops Rooms 27 & 28

The children from Rooms 27 & 28 took part in a fantastic robotics  workshop today working with Lego materials to create and program robots.

Thank you to the facilitators from Creative Hut  and Think Big Space for two very engaging sessions.

They also brought along an amazing Lego robot that was built and programmed to complete the Rubric Cube for the children to see!


5th class tour

On Wednesday morning, the children in 5th class headed off on their school tour to Croke Park. They toured the grounds of  the stadium, visited the dressing rooms, learned lots of historical facts relating to events held in the stadium and even spent time in the commentary stand!

After a quick bite to eat and a chance to kick a ball and hit a sliotar, they headed off JumpZone for some fantastic fun in the inflatable adventure park.



Athletics in UCD

Today our 5th and 6th classes were represented by 28 classmates who took part at the Cumann na mBunscoile athletics event in UCD.

The team travelled by bus accompanied by Mr. Lowery and Ms.O’Brien and what a day they had!

Early in the afternoon, we were delighted to hear the great news that the U14 boys’ relay team had come 1st overall and were bringing home the cup for the first time in TEN years.

When the team returned to school they were greeted at the gate by all the 5th and 6th classes who clapped and cheered them home. We were all dazzled by the number of medals they were wearing!

In addition to those five medals of the U4 relay team, all of our relay teams reached the finals with the U12 girls’ team achieving medals for 3rd place.

In the individual sprints, Sadie Meade ran the race of her life to finish 2nd and Cathal Joyce and Ali Woods both won 3rd place medals.

Well done to all the athletes who gave it their very best today and a huge thanks to the organisers, Mr. Lowery and Ms. O’Brien who couldn’t stop smiling all afternoon.

The children who took part were

Lucie Boyle,  Hugh Cunningham,  Caelan Mc Donald, Sienna Mc Carthy, Ciara O’Neill,  Sebastian Kelly, Grace Hickey,  Belle Gilfedder, Cian Corley,   Rachel Spratt, Michael Toal, Tom Nolan,  Tom Noble, Cory Mc Cullagh,    Kate Bourke, Daniel Finegan, Cathal Joyce, Ailbhe O’Grady, Caoimhe O’Dwyer, Sadie Meade, Daniel Lynch, Jack Mansfield, Lucas Guardiola, Ali Woods, Sorcha Joyce, Ciara O’Reilly, Grace Coghlan and Pedro Rodriguez

Food Dudes Phase 2

Well done everyone on participating in the Food Dudes initiative over the last 6 weeks.

Even though we aren’t getting fruit and vegetables delivered each morning, doesn’t mean we have stopped trying to eat healthily. Phase 2 is now in action! This means that it is up to us to bring fruit and vegetables to school in our special Food Dudes lunchboxes.

We are really impressed with the efforts made by everyone so far and we will continue to track the healthy eating habits of each class. We are receiving special certificates for making an effort to bring healthy snacks into school each day.  We are definitely beating the Junk Punks!

Sphero Art in 6th Class

The children in Room 32 recently completed some fabulous art work using Sphero robots as part of their STEM projects. They created paintings in the style of the artist Jackson Pollack using Spheros instead of brushes! They controlled the robots using the Sphero Edu app on iPads.


Gardening with the Tidy Towns

Pupils from the Garden Class were delighted to be joined by students from 6th class today on the church green to plant some lovely flowers and plants in a special sensory section on the Church Green. 

Margaret from the Castleknock Tidy Towns Association was onhand to provide expert guidance and assistance as to where each plant might grow best.

They planted rosemary, sage, lavender, heather, a scented yellow rose, a  large Poppy and a variety of carnations.


2nd class tour to Causey Farm

A great day was had by the children from 2nd class in the bog today!

Second class travelled to Causey Farm in Co. Meath today. The children had fantastic fun meeting an array of animals, befriending chickens and feeding the alpacas. They created huge bubbles, made wishes at the wishing bell and best of all they got to take a tractor-trailer ride to the bog where the fun and laughter continued.