6th class Mr. Devereux
Teacher: Mr. Devereux
Bio: My name is Eoin Fanning and I qualified with a Bachelor of Education (Hons) in 2005 from Coláiste Mhuire, Marino. I had previously worked in the communications industry in England, Dublin and Cork before returning to college to train as a teacher. I am a past pupil of the primary and secondary schools here in Mount Sion and working in my old alma mater is a great source of pride. I am a very active member of Mt Sion GAA club also so for me, when school is over, I meet the boys again many evenings in our hurling grounds!
Mr Frisby’s 5th class have had an action packed year from Cooking and Science For Fun to meeting the one and only wolfhound in the Irish Army. We are also enjoying Junior achievement at present with David from Sanofi and are looking forward to making our 2nd visit of the school year to the city...
For engineers week we looked at what makes bridges so strong. In teams we made bridges from paper and balanced a tray on top and tested how many marbles each bridge could hold.We were also looking into the food pyramid. The boys loved this sorting activity. They had excellent conversations and worked as a team...
Mount Sion’s Campus is made up of our Pre/Play School, Primary School, Secondary School and the Edmund Rice International Heritage Centre. Following on from our Primary School winning the ’21st Century School of Distinction Award’ from Trinity College Dublin, we decided to take one step further and to have our efforts as a whole campus...
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.