The competition is divided into four parts: 1. A STEM Rearch project - Our research on 'Robotics in the Community' was carried out in school and Bausch and Lomb, Waterford. We made a video of our findings. This is available on our website and Facebook Page. 2. A Robotic Journal - We kept a 135 page journal of how we researched and made our robot. 3. The VEX IQ challenge - The boys will have to drive our robot in two competitions. 50 schools will take part. The robot will also have to perform autonomously. Our team of programmers (boys in Room 22) have worked hard to program our robot to work on it's own.
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.
The excitement is building, the atmosphere is electric, 'The 2015 Mount Sion Christmas Concert' is here. This is a special time in Mount Sion as every boy from Junior Infants to Sixth Class will hit the stage and show their talent and creativity. Classes have been practising for weeks. Students, teachers and parents have been busy rehearsing lines, songs, dances and preparing costumes. A huge congratulations to all involved. The 2015 Mount Sion Christmas Concert is a spectacular event!
Mount Sion Primary School – Education for Life. The Mayor of Waterford came to Mount Sion today. He gave certificates to our pupils, for their attendance in school last year. A huge congratulations to Paul Wall on receiving his 7th certificate. We are very proud of our pupils both past and present! Cnoc Síon Abú!
5th class in Mount Sion finished their Paired Science Programme with a bang in our hall. We had 90 students learning together. This is a fantastic way for our boys to learn. Thanks to all involved and a special thanks to our guest Liam for speaking to us about how he lives with MS.
We have submitted a body of work to be adjudicated by Discover Primary Science and Maths. Each class from Junior Infants to Sixth Class has contributed evidence of Maths, Science, Technology and Engineering. We hope to achieve the Award of Excellence in Maths and Science before the end of the term.. As part of the process we needed to showcase our work. We held a whole school assembly where 35 children from Junior Infants to Sixth class presented their work on behave of their classes. Take a look at our photo story and watch this spot...