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.
We’ve been discovering how to code using Scratch programming. We started very small by animating our names. Have a look at some of our projects by clicking the pictures below and clicking the green flag to run our programs.
Here is a picture of some of the coding we did to make our animations:
We can’t wait to use scratch next week when we are learning about lines and angles in maths!
5th and 6th are learning about lungs in science. The pupils investigated the capacity of their lungs using a balloon. They inflated the balloon as big as they could in one breath. They were then able to measure the circumference of the balloon. The investigation was enjoyed by all!
A massive thank you to all the families who sent in the Sainbury’s Active Kids tokens. We spent a lot of the token on the large storage unit to make sports equipment easily available to all the children for our Active Breaks in keeping with our Active Schools Programme.
We also purchased a big floor size draughts set for classroom use and some skipping ropes. Everyone is very excited about the new equipment. We can’t wait to get even more active!
Look what has finally arrived! The Active School Flag Certificate.
We are absolutely delighted to have received our Active School Flag Certificate. The Active School Flag Certificate was awarded to us by the Department of Education and Skills. We are very proud to be the only school in County Louth to have been awarded the Active School Flag in 2017. The award is presented “to schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community.”
With your continued help and support we strive to be the best Active School we can be at St. Oliver’s National School, Carlingford. Everyone can see our Active School Flag flying proudly at the gate and now we will also display the Active School Flag Certificate in the school foyer.
A special thank you again to the Active School Flag Committee past and present, without whom this award would not be possible.
This was developed from our parent, pupil, teacher and BOM surveys carried out last year.
New School Motto:
Also from our surveys we developed some core values that our whole school community felt were important. In time these will be displayed in our classrooms, will become central to our teaching and learning and will permeate our whole school ethos.
We are very proud of what we have come up with together as a whole school community. Already after only 1 week back to school, our pupils and teachers are modelling in so many ways how happy we are to learn together.
We are all very excited about the year ahead, with so many wonderful learning and fun opportunities in store.
Junior athletes from Dundalk’s Irish Martial Arts Academy represented their club and country when they travelled to FYR Macedonia last week as part of Team Ireland at the 2017 WAKO Cadets and Junior European Kickboxing Championships.
Sarah Brookes (Carlingford) and Max Lennon (Carlingford), excelled at this year’s KBI Irish National kickboxing Championships in April, their performances securing them a place on the national squad for the tournament which ran from September 2nd-10th 2017.
It is testament to the unrelenting commitment of senior coach Eamon Lawlor and his coaching team that such a relatively small club, only six years in existence, should be so well represented on the Irish team, two of which are pupils in St Oliver’s N.S.
Both Max and Sarah are bringing home the gold to Ireland.
We are so delighted for you and can’t wait to celebrate your success when you get back to school!
St Oliver’s is very proud of both of your amazing achievements!
4th and 5th were delighted to start a project on Vikings today on our new school Chromebooks.
WorldBooks Online is an online encyclopedia, dictionary and atlas, and is now free to all Irish school children from the scoilnet.ie website. This is the perfect safe place to do our research from school and at home.
We are really looking forward to finishing our research and putting it all together in Google Slides, and finally to get the opportunity to present it to our peers next month.