Ms. Mc Gailey is busy preparing science activities for the boys in 4th class. Thanks to all the parent volunteers for helping us to learn and understand.
Following on from being named by Trinity College as a 21st Century School of Distinction earlier this year, the links between the university and our school were further enhanced today. We were delighted to welcome Dr. Katriona O' Sullivan from Trinity College to our school. Katriona was accompanied by four Trinity students who shared their academic journey with our sixth class boys. The boys were encouraged to set goals for the future and realised that the "world is indeed their oyster" and anything is possible! It was a most uplifting and inspirational experience for all involved, teachers, professors, students and of course our boys! The key message from these wonderful Trinity Access students was that there are no barriers if you really want to achieve. A huge thanks to everyone in Trinity Access 21 for this wonderful initiative. It seems like this is not the last our sixth class boys will be seeing of our new mentors. The group from Trinity College also listened to a presentation from a group of Mount Sion boys on how they achieved our 'Buddy Bench'. They presentation was excellent and they represented our school with pride.
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.