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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Newry Feis Winners Choir- April 2018

 

We are very very proud of our wonderful singers and instrumentalists- Our Cór -Choir By Choice who performed to the very very best their abilities today in Newry Feis. Congratulations to all the children involved they were amazing! Their presentation, manners and talents were all complimented. Thank you also to all the parents and staff for your continued support throughout the year!

1st Place: We came home with the cup for our Action Song Performance  of : “I’m not what you say I am”

2nd Place: We got a beautiful plaque for coming second place in the Fireside Singing Competition. 

  • Our 1st piece was called ‘Cockles and Mussels’  We choose this piece because it is very famous, it is dramatic and tells a story of an Irish woman called Molly Malone.

 

  • Our 2nd piece is a mixed version of  ‘When the Saints go Marching In’  which is partnered with ‘She’ll be coming round the Mountain’. We enjoy singing partner songs  and these are fireside songs anyone could sing freely in homes around a fire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bingo Bingo Bingo-Thank you soooooooooooooooo much to the PA

Thank you soooooooooooooo much to all in the PA who help out at  the BINGO  yesterday providing Tea/Coffee, ticket selling and those who called the numbers Sinead and Seamus. A special word of thanks to for Doreen for organising this wonderful fundraiser. To all our sponsors for the cash prize and spot prizes for the raffle and novelty draw!

There was fun had by all there!

 

 

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Newry Feis Here We Come! Fun fun fun!

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Seashore Scavenger Hunt

We took advantage of the wonderful weather today by exploring the seashore habitat that we have been learning about in school. We managed to find most of the plants and animals we have been researching and even more!

How lucky are we to live and work in this picturesque village!

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March Assembly

Senior Infants and 1st class presented the assembly during March on more of our school values. They impressed us with a wonderful ebook that they created as a class using book creator.

Some more of our amazing pupils were also presented with excellence awards for their participation in school learning and life. 

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Chess Strategies

Now that we have mastered draughts, we have started to learn all about the different pieces in chess and their properties during our maths stations. 

Some more brilliant pupils have also managed to become class champions during our multiplication Bang game.

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King John’s Castle’s Souterrain

4th, 5th and 6th were invited by the Office of Public Work to King John’s Castle on April 10th. The purpose of the afternoon was to show the pre-works site and in particular the souterrain prior to it being backfilled.
It was a great opportunity to see a souterrain and to hear some archaeological information and its historical significance in relation to King John’s Castle.

 

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School Calendar 2018-2019

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DPSM PLAQUE OF STEM EXCELLENCE 2018 Application

DPSM PLAQUE OF STEM EXCELLENCE 2018 Application

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Pupils in St. Oliver’s N.S. are hoping to achieve the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Award again. We are aiming for a Plaque of STEM Excellence so we completed lots of Science activities this year!

There are many steps that we have all completed with the aim of attaining this award again. What a very busy but enjoyable year of investigations and creative learning!

Step 1 Science

  • Living things

Starch Investigations

Spring Planting

Bonkers Balloons

Learning about Lungs

Signs of Autumn

My Family in JI and SI

  • Energy and forces

Unexpected Reflections

Fantastic Friction – Designing and Making Halloween Creepy Crawly Toys

Light and Colour

Magnificent Magnetic Forces

Handmade Hovercrafts

Mirrors and Images

2nd Class Musical Instruments

  • Materials

Making Gliders

Exploring Winter in JI and SI

2nd Class Pancake Tuesday

Why Stars Twinkle

Investigating Air

  • Environmental awareness and care

Air and Water Power – Hydraulic and Pneumatic Monsters

 Green School Water Application

Water Day

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Science Speakers

 

Dental Visit

Creative Coding in St. Vincent’s Secondary School

 

Step 2 Technology (ICT)

Creative Learning with Lego WeDo

Computing with BeeBots

Coding in 3rd

Riveting Research

Innovative Emojis

Super Scratch Animations

Vicious Vikings 

Lots about Louth

Tom Crean and the Antarctic Videos

Scratch Dance Animations

Writing our own Irish E-Books

Internet Safety Day

 

Step 3 Engineering

Creative Learning with Lego WeDo

Fantastic Friction – Designing and Making Halloween Creepy Crawly Toys

Air and Water Power – Hydraulic and Pneumatic Monsters

Magnificent Magnetic Forces

Handmade Hovercrafts

 

Step 4 Maths


Friction – Measuring Distances

Super 3D Shapes

Magnificent Maths

Mad 4 Maths

Maths Week Investigations

Glider Investigations

Water Obstacle Course to fill a litre of water

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COME ON- LET’S BINGO!!!

COME ON- LET’S BINGO!!!

Sunday 22nd April @5pm in the Foy Centre.

€100 Jackpot Flyer to be won, other cash prizes and lots of fabulous raffle prizes.

We are sure to get a FULL HOUSE!!

Please come along join in on the fun and support your school!!!

 

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