4th class Ms. Whelan
This year we have 21 bright and talented boys in 4th class. You will usually find us in Room 22. If you don’t find us here, we will be out and about actively learning and extending our classroom to the wider community.
In our class you will meet some very interesting young men. I am very proud of each and everyone of them. They have many different talents and skills. Watch this spot!
Teacher: Ms. Whelan
Bio: Hello, My name is Catherine. I completed my Bachelor of Education and qualified as a teacher in 2007. I am very proud to work in Mount Sion Primary School. I have been working in our school for nearly 10 years and enjoy my job immensely. I started my teaching career in Senior Infants in Room 6. I have been very fortunate and have had the pleasure of teaching Junior Infants,2nd Class, 4th class, 5th Class and 6th class also.
Mount Sion is a very special place. Please take a look at our website and see for yourself.
The boys in Mount Sion Primary are talented in many ways. The Student Council organised 'The Voice of Mount Sion' event again this year. Well done to all of the participants from round 1 to the final. We are so impressed with the ability and confidence of all entrants. Here is a short video of the 8 finalists. We would like to thank the Student Council for a successful and well organised event. Everybody involved deserves a big 'Bualadh bos'! Click read more to watch the final
Today was a fantastic day for our senior classes. Not only did our sixth class have a history walk, both 6th and 5th classes had the most interesting learning experience in the beautiful surrounds of the Ship Room of the Monastery! Both classes have been studying the life of an inspirational young Pakistani girl named Malala Yousafzai, a young girl shot by the Taliban for championing the right to equality and education for all. In conjunction with this learning, Ms McGailey arranged for both classes to get a lecture from Pakistani native, our own Brother Kevin from the Edmund Rice Centre. He delivered a most interesting presentation on his homeland which had the boys engrossed. He then introduced us to two modern day heroes from Afghanistan, Homayoon and Quadratullah. These two men are former workers with our own NGO, Concern and they spent much time trying to bring education to the children of their homeland, sometimes in the face of the most extraordinary dangers. They lost many colleagues and friends and their work and heroism really struck a chord with the boys. Thank you to Brother Kevin and his colleagues for a most enriching learning experience! It is something that I am sure will have had a most positive impact on the boys.
Some of our 6th class boys were involved in the Challenge Science Programme today at WIT. We learned about CPR, forensic science, germs and bacteria and famous scientists of the past. Thanks to Junior Achievement and Genzyme for facilitating this exciting programme.