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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Panto- Sleeping Beauty Belfast – Dec 2017


And we’re off…

We have had the most amazing day! Thank you to all the pupils they were simply wonderful, and to our dedicated staff for your time and efforts today!

Thank you to the PA for organising nearly 100 treat bags for us all! Really appreciated and very much enjoyed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Green Schools Mascot Winners

A huge congratulations to three pupils at St. Oliver’s N.S who came second place in Co. Louth ‘Design a Mascot’ competition for Louth County Council. These three pupils each designed a mascot that promoted- ‘Be Green for 2018’. Their images have been picked to be part of the Louth County Council 2018 Calendar.

They attended a presentation at the County Hall on Wednesday 20th December. For coming second place, they received a cheque for the school worth 150 euro. One pupil was highly commended for her design and won a voucher for ‘Airbound’ in Dundalk.

Well done girls!

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Care for the environment this Christmas

Well done to Nora Mc Bride in 5th class who won a poetry competition for Green Schools in Co. Louth. Nora wrote a poem to encourage people to think about the environment this Christmas. She received a voucher from Louth County Council for her fantastic poem.

New Santa

By Nora Mc Bride

 

Christmas time is here and Santa’s on his way

 What’s he bringing this time? Toys for us to play?

But no! Not this year! What’s he bringing instead?

 Santa has some bin-bags and recycle things as well!

 

He’s giving them to all children in hope they will recycle

Fruit in the compost bin, cardboard to the reusable box

Food in the fridge not left for the fox

Then Santa will bring the things you wish for with a smile!

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Pizza Party!

For the month of December, 5th and 6th class having been earning dojo points to win a pizza party. This week, the children got a chance to make their own healthy pizza and design it with a variety of toppings. We all had a great time cooking and eating our pizza together!

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