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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Super 3D Shapes

We enjoyed learning about the characteristics of 3D shapes last week in 4th and 5th by making models using sticks and modelling clay to help determine the number of vertices, edges and faces in each of the shapes. 

We then were able to use this knowledge to design the net  of a 3D shape as the basis of a magnetic car. We are looking forward to testing  the magnetic forces and the most efficient car design next week!

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Lots about Louth

Pupils researched lots about the towns, sites, people and businesses in Louth recently together in groups and presented their projects to their peers using Google Slides. 

They learned so much as they assessed their team work and the content of their projects together in their groups using a rubric following the presentations.

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Vicious Vikings

Collaborating on group projects has been a huge focus during the first half term in 4th and 5th. Researching Vikings using World books and learning to create Google slides together was one of the first projects this year. The pupils learned so much from each other and enjoyed testing their peers at the end of their presentations.

As a result of this learning experience, many of the pupils in the class now create some of their homework weekly using Google tools in their school Google account and submit it online using their google drive.

What a wonderful and fun way to learn!

 

 

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Coding for Kids – Free Opportunity

Calling all students interested in coding on Saturday Dec 2nd there are TWO instances of MEGADOJO running in Ireland being hosted by Coderdojo Ireland.

We’re talking primary, secondary, FE and Third level students – the workshops, hackathons, demonstrations, lectures have a good mixture for all ages and level of expertises.

One event is in Limerick Institute of Technology, the other is in Maynooth University.

Both are free, but prior registration is essential to ensure a place in preferred workshops – all details are at the website http://megadojo.ie/

To book your child a place please visit

Home :: MegaDojo 2017

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Making Gliders

This week, 5th and 6th class were learning all about air resistance. They made different gliders to test air resistance. 

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St. Oliver’s N.S. Parent Teacher Meeting is on Thursday 9th November from half 2 to 6pm. Book a time slot for your child’s teacher using the links below:

Ms McPhillips – Junior Infants and Senior Infants

Mrs Crossan – Senior Infants and First Class

Mrs Carvill – Second Class

Mr Finnegan – Third Class

Mrs McCusker – Fourth and Fifth Class

Ms Quigley – Fifth and Sixth Class

 

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Maths Stations

The 5th and 6th class students are enjoying maths stations every week. They are using different maths skills through a variety of activities. 

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Trick or Treat on Tholsel Street 2017

A huge thank you to all who helped make this year’s Trick or Treat on Tholsel Street such a success.

I wish to especially thank the parents who created really fun street games for the children, our special bunch of twilight market traders, all those who came along dressed up for the occasion and the many local businesses who supported us too.  

The photographs are brilliant and capture this unique and special family event.  

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Halloween Devilish Danceathon 2017

Thank you to the parents and families for all your sponsorship and support for our Danceathon this year! The children really had a wonderful time- enjoyed by one and all.

We had sooooooooooooooooooo much fun!

Thank you to the PA for organising the crisps and drink for all the children for the end of our busy day.

Congratulations to our Super Draw Prize Winners! Enjoy the cinema trip and all the goodies in the Hampers!

Happy Halloween to ALL our Pupils and Parents! Be safe and enjoy the trick or treating and street party on Sunday!

Ms Eileen and Staff

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Halloween Town Parade a Spooktacular Success

We had a wonderful walking parade down the town this morning in our Halloween Costumes! This event was enjoyed by all the children, teachers and local people from our Carlingford Community.

 

 

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