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.
Our school was one of five schools to receive this award from Trinity College and Google. We are the only primary school in Ireland to receive this award. This ‘21st Century Schools of Distinction Award’ aims to recognise and showcase the efforts of schools nationwide to transform their school culture and to develop innovative approaches to teaching and learning. The scheme recognises extraordinary work being successfully undertaken by our schools.
Last Friday, we welcomed Julia Skinner of 100 Word Challenge to our school. She travelled all the way from England to be with us. She is passionate about developing writing skills. We held a writing event for 200 boys. St. Stephen's Street, DLS joined us in our hall and Julia opened our imaginations and allowed the creative juices to flow. Click read more to see our video.
Project Awards Night 2016. Congratulations to all of our pupils from 2nd to 6th class on completing their projects. Project based learning is a fantastic way to prepare children for the future. Children complete a project over 10 weeks and the results are amazing. Well done boys, we are extremely impressed and proud.
Click read more to check out our video. Kali Sikaran is a martial art which belongs to a family of martial arts from the Philippine Islands. It involves the use of 2 to 3 ft sticks which can be used singularly or as a pair. When using the sticks in a pair, we explore simple drills called ‘Cap Cas’. These involve holding a stick in each hand and tapping the sticks against those of your partner in a predetermined pattern. It looks very easy but it takes a lot of hand eye coordination. As coordination improves so does the difficulty of the Cap Ca, ensuring the student will always feel challenged.