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Robotics Competition

Well done to our team of Laura Flynn, Luke Hartnett and Sarah Nicholas on reaching the final 16 teams in this competition held in Analog Devices European Research & Development Centre last Saturday.  Points were awarded for their teamwork, their robot design and innovation and how well their robot competed in the challenge.  Although this was a competition, our three team members enjoyed their day.  

Analog Devices Primary Schools Robotics Competition

The pupils of Fifth Class enjoyed a robotics workshop today where they were given the opportunity to work together as engineers, researchers, analysts and designers.  The boys and girls took measurements, analysed data, made predictions, solved problems and designed solutions as they worked in teams to build and test their projects.  The children who will go forward to the final of the competition on Saturday March 2nd are: Laura Flynn, Luke Hartnett and Sarah Nicholas.  The runners up were: Darragh Cummins, Eve-Ann Shanahan and Kyle Gow. 

5-a-side Indoor Hurling

East Limerick 5-a-side indoor hurling blitz

Well done to the 3rd and 4th class boys who competed in the East Limerick Cumann na mBunscol indoor hurling blitz at Caherconlish Hall on Tuesday the 5th of February.

The boys competed very well and showed great skill, heart and determination throughout the competition.  They defeated Donoughmore, drew with Castleconnell and lost to Nicker.  A big well done to all involved.

Panel: Cillian Holmes, Cian Long, Joseph O’Brien, Adam O’Riordan, Tadhg McElligott, Peter Ashe, Alex Woodland, Zinedine Laihem.

Science Fair

Congratulations to all the boys and girls in 4th and 5th Class who hosted a Science Fair as part of Science Week 2018. All classes were invited to the school hall to observe their experiments. Each group researched their chosen experiment and completed a group project. The groups were as follows:

Bouncy Egg by Laura Flynn and Rachel Kemp

Tie-Dye Milk by Leslie Martin and Aleesha Drew

Slime by Jenna Johnson, Lauren Cusack, Kerrie Moroney, Reuben Crowe and Rebecca McCormack

Ooblek by Maeve Cullinan, Ruby Fadden and Millie Rickerby

Snake Bubbles by Dylan Barry, Tadhg McElligot, Peter Ashe, Cillian Kinsella

Balloon in a Bottle by Aishling O’Dwyer, Allyson Quinn, Cara Cremins and Ronan O’Brien

The Dancing Man by Tommie Cusack and Alex Woodland

 Blow up Balloon by Alex Guerin, Jack Slattery, Zinedine Laihem and Conor Walsh

Giant Gummy Bears by Darragh Cummins, Oisin Delaney and Kyle Gow

Lava Lamp by Ella Dunne Byrnes, Maddie Dunne Byrnes and Callum Jordan 

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Many thanks for the 110 shoeboxes we received for the Christmas Shoebox Appeal.  These included boxes from the Marian Social Club.  The boxes were collected yesterday and will be making their way to Malawi on Thursday.  Our Student Council, Active School Committee and Green School committee helped to bring them to the collection van. 

Hallowe’en 2018

It is said that our Celtic ancestors believed that Hallowe’en was the night when the dead revisited our mortal world to carry people away.   The Celtic druids would dress up in costumes to disguise themselves as spirits and devils so that if they met other spirits or devils during the night they would not carry them away.   This explains why witches and ghosts remain the most popular choices for Hallowe’en costumes.