Happy to Learn Together at St. Oliver’s N.S.

Principal: Mrs. Eileen Pike      Deputy Principal: Mrs. Jacqui McCusker

Class Teachers 2017/2018:
Junior Infants/Senior Infants: Ms. McPhillips
Senior Infants/1st Class: Mrs. Crossan
2nd Class: Mrs. Carvill
3rd Class: Mr. Finegan
4th/5th Class: Mrs. McCusker
5th/6th Class: Ms. Quigley
Special Education Teachers: Ms. Eileen and Mrs. Power

Contact Details:
St. Oliver’s N.S., Dundalk Street, Carlingford, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 NW92
Phone: 042-9373405, E-mail: info@stoliversns.ie 

School Times:
Monday -Friday (8.50am- 2.30pm)
Please check calendar for school holiday periods.

Below you’ll find our blog with lots of pictures and news of what we have all been up to throughout the school year. Use the menu above to find out more information about our school and our school community.

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Trapped Water and the Power of Hydraulics

This week, 4th and 5th have enjoyed learning about the power of trapped air and trapped water and the practical implications of hydraulics and pneumatics.

It was great to investigate this in class using plastic syringes and tubing today. We are really looking forward to applying what we learned this week to design and make a moving toy using the power of hydraulics next week!

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Mad4Maths Every Day

In 4th and 5th, we’ve really enjoyed daily Mad4Maths time since we’ve returned in 2018. What a great way to end each day by playing maths games with our friends! Some of the visiting 1st class even got to join us in the fun on Wednesday.

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New Year Tables Class Champions

4th and 5th really enjoyed competing in a class times tables competition last term, so we’ve decided to have a weekly competition this term. They are a very competitive group and it was a very tight competition today when they were demonstrating their square root facts! All those lunchtime competitions for fun the yard really worked their magic!

We had 5 wonderful round winners today! Well done!

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Rugby Starting Again for the Year 2018

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Green Schools Making Headlines!

The ‘Green Schools’ competition winners from 5th and 6th class were featured in the local newspaper-The Argus 

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Christmas Craic in Class

Among all the preparations for the School Play and Choral Singing, we managed to squeeze in a bit of time for creating some Christmas decorations.
We designed and made 3D Tetrahedron hanging Christmas Tree decorations with surprise sweets inside.
We also created 3D snowflakes and decorative snowflakes.

Finally, we had some of our very talented pupils sing, dance and play music for us at a class concert.
What a wonderful way to wind down for Christmas!

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Magnificent Magnetic Cars

During December, 4th and 5th enjoyed designing and making cardboard cars powered by pushing magnetic forces. 

We learned lots about 3D shapes and their nets as well as teamwork and all about magnetic forces during this fun challenge!

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Scratch Dance Animations

4th and 5th class enjoyed learning more about Scratch this month and in pairs, they created dance animations using the programming tool. Have a look at our programs on our google site here.

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Tom Crean and the Antarctic Videos

4th and 5th have enjoyed learning how to use Adobe Spark Videos this month and created information videos on the Antarctic and Tom Crean.

This is another wonderful tool that they have under their belt for creating digital media in school and at home.

Have a look at some of our videos by clicking the here or the picture below.

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Christmas Donation 2017 to Local Red Cross

Following our Carol Singing in Carlingford on 5th Dec- St Oliver’s Students and Staff decided to give a donation this year to our Local Red Cross Branch from our busking collection- always nice to give something back to our local community.

One of our Student Council Representatives presented Josephine with our contribution.

 

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