For the last three weeks we have been getting ready for the Mini Scientist Science Exhibition. Here are a some pictures of the a few of the groups carrying out some of our experiments. We did six different experiments on our scenes with a goal to try and trick them. The six scene experiments we did were Touch, Hearing, Smell, Taste, Sight and Emotions. Each of the six groups worked very hard and most experiments worked out very well. We put lots of effort in it and gave it our best shot. It was a great experience and we really enjoyed it. We got really exited as the science exhibition got closer but we were also under a lot of pressure. Eventually the day came and we set up the classroom. We gave out rolls on what to say and added a few finishing touches.
Once the judges arrived we got into our places and one by one the judges came to our stands. There were three judges and they were all scientists. We told them about our project and they told us a bit more and gave us advice and their experience of being a scientist. When they finished looking at our projects they went outside to make a decision on the best project for the runner up and the winner. It was a very hard for the judges to make a decision because we all worked really hard but they had to choose. The runner up was the group that did Sight and the winner was the Emotions group. They both did extremely well. In the end we all got prizes for our brilliant efforts. We hope we have as much fun in secondary school doing science.
On Friday the 16th of September 6th class went to Swan Leisure Gym to play some activities during European sports week. We played some games such as basketball, dodge ball, snatch the bacon, flush the toilet and stuck in the mud. We really enjoyed ourselves.
On Monday last, boys and girls from 3rd and 4th class were invited to play in Croke park in a Go Games Blitz. We had an amazing experience and everyone really enjoyed playing in one of the finest stadiums in Europe. Our two teams played against teams from Kildare Place and St. Mary’s Rathfarnham and we had some good battles and tough games. Here are some photos from this historic occasion.
Last Friday the St.Clare’s Camogie Team took part in the annual St.Clare’s Camogie Blitz which was hosted by St. Francis of Assisi Primary School , Keady. Our girls had two teams and we played teams from the other four St.Clares Schools in Newry, Mayobridge, Keady and Cavan town. Unfortunately our team was beaten in a very close semifinal. Afterwards we were all treated to a wonderful lunch and a lovely treat for our journey home. The eventual winners were Cavan and Sr. Declan was on hand to present the winning Cavan team with their medals and the St. Clares Jubilee Cup. While we didn’t win one of our girls was particularly happy because her cousin was a member of the winning team.
On Friday our complete boys and girls athletics squads took part in a coaching and selection trial in Irishtown Stadium. We had great fun, having the whole stadium to ourselves and getting to use the excellent facilities. We practised our hurdles, our long jump, our shot putt, our sprints and our relays. Here are some pictures from our day out. Next stop Santry.
Sixth class worked extremely hard in the past weeks discussing the 1916 proclamation and exploring the visions set out in that document. Through group work and class discussion we agreed on the themes for a re-imagined proclamation.
Please follow this link to read the finished document.
Our class went to the Rathmines library to learn about renewable energy. we made houses out of Lego and put solar panels on top of them. Then we put the houses under a lamp and measured how many volts did it restore over a period of time. We had a lot of fun and learned some interesting facts.
After Confirmation last February the 6th class decided to donate some money to charity. After discussing various charities both home and abroad they decided that the work carried out by the Communication Workers Union Humanitarian Aid Charity was a really worthwhile cause.
With Alex’s grandad Paul O Neil being a driver and central figure in the charity effort, we were excited to hear first hand about how the charity works and how every cent raised goes directly to the people who need it.
This year’s convoy was headed to orphanages and children’s homes in Moldova and Paul told us that one thing these organisations really needed was baby wipes. With the money collected ,Mrs Spring secured a great price in our local cash and carry and we bought lots and lots of baby wipes.
We decorated the boxes with our school crest and in the final week of school, the An Post lorry arrived in the school and we loaded it with all the boxes but not before we posed for pictures with the official photographer from the Communications Workers Union magazine “Connect” .
Although last years class are now settled in and enjoying their new secondary schools and all the experiences that come with it,we hope they get to see the pictures below and the happy faces that their charity and kindness helped to make.