St. Oliver’s N.S. News


Everyone in St. Oliver’s N.S. has lots of fun as we learn in school.

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 our more information about our school and our school community.


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Co. Louth Fleadh

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Earth Hour

Earth Hour takes place this Saturday!

Around the globe, millions of people, businesses, and landmarks set aside an hour to host events, switch off their lights, and make noise for climate change action. This year Earth Hour is at 8:30pm on 25 March 2017. Louth County Council is taking part and lights will be switched off at a number of our significant and high profile public buildings including County Hall in Dundalk and Millmount in Drogheda!

A lot of schools and community groups will take part and to support this initiative. We would ask you to spread the message and to take the Earth Hour message into your homes!

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Gaeilge 24

Bhí lá iontach againn an Chéadaoin seo caite. Rinne gach duine iarracht mhaith Gaeilge a labhairt i rith an lae. Bhí an cheolchoirm ar fheabhas. Caithfaimid buíochas a gabhail do na páistí agus don fhoireann sa scoil. Déanfaimid iarracht Gaeilge a labhairt chomh minic agus is féidir!

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Lá Gaeilge

Bhí rírá agus ruaille buaille ar scoil. Féach ar ár bhfíseán. Tá súil againn go bhainigí taitneamh  as.

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School Science Show and Exhibition

We ended Engineering Week in style this year with our School Science Show and Exhibition.

Infants right up to 6th class presented their science investigations this year to the whole school and afterwards there was an exhibition in each class so we could all experience these investigations first hand.

The senior class science topics are below.  This super show will hopefully help us to achieve our Science and Maths Plaque again this year.

2nd/3rd Class 3rd/4th Class 5th/6th Class
Marine Engineering: Forces
Boat design, floating/sinking
Magnetism and Electricity- Constructing simple circuits Energy and Forces-Light
Reflection, refraction, magnification
Process engineering: Materials and Change
Materials change with heat – Making bioplastic
Forces- Constructing a bridge.- investigating which structure can hold the greatest weight Energy and Forces- Sound-which material is good for sound insulation?
Electrical Engineers: Static Electricity
Effects of Static Electricity
Forces- Pull- demonstration of pulling using a catapult Living things- Human Life- focus on the nose
Computer Engineers: Using the computer
Google Drive and Slides
Energy and Forces- Light and materials- Shadow puppet theatre Energy and Forces-Magnetism and Electricity
Construct electric circuits by making traffic lights
Mechanical Engineers: Maths Knowledge and Skills
Making 3D Shapes, Problem solving-Tangrams
Design Engineers:Light and materials
Which materials can light go though? applications when growing plants.
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All AGROW in St Oliver’s.

Thanks to all the children in our school, we’ve been getting into growing and gardening in our school today. Many of the teachers and one parent attended a fabulous course given by Paddy Madden a very well known SESE lecturer and school garden expert, which gave us the kick start we needed to get going this year.

Thanks to the PA and all the parent helpers (approximately 7 Parents helpers- which was wonderful), the teachers, staff, SNAs and most importantly our pupils for a wonder time today planting- we can’t wait to watch the progress over the season. 

We did most of our planting outdoors as it allowed more space for all the children to get involved even though the majority of them were sowing peas, beetroot, strawberries & lettuce which were then transferred into the classrooms to be monitored.

General Overview: 

JI – Growing and painting their own planting tins in class.

SI-  Strawberries and Peas

1st – Sewing Beetroot and Strawberries

2nd/3rd- Lettuce

3rd-/4th Carrots using a dustbin with holes in the bottom filled with plastic bottles then filled with a mixture of sand and soil sieved and watered and kept indoors until 2.5cm tall- We will need GOOD LUCK for this!

5th/6th – Sewing Potatoes in beds and bags ( using soil and manure.)

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Boy’s 5 a Side Football

The boy’s football team took part in a 5 a side tournament in Oriel Park last week. They did very well and reached the quarter finals but were unlucky to be knocked out on penalties.     

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Gaeilge 24!

Tomorrow (15th March) to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge all students and staff in St Oliver’s will attempt to speak Irish all day in school. We will have a special ‘ceolchoirm’ to showcase our talents as Gaeilge. Many prizes to be won. Lots of photos to follow!

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BT Young Scientists Present Projects in St. Oliver’s N.S.

We were delighted to welcome BT Young Scientists from the Bush Post Primary school and their wonderful teacher, Mr. Galvin, to present their amazing science projects to our pupils during engineering week.

It was very exciting that one of our past pupils was part of the project that was highly commended.

Mr. Galvin’s experiments on launching rockets were very explosive! 

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Perfect Penpals

There was great excitement on Friday when we received our first letters from our Rostrevor Penpals. Looking forward to writing our responses already!

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