Sports & Activities
Sports & Activities
Sports and Activities.
In Mount Sion, education is not confined to the classroom. From the earliest years our children are encouraged and enabled to engage in a wide range of activities and sporting pursuits. There is something to suit all tastes, talents and aptitudes. As teachers we endeavour to help each child find an avenue of interest throughout their time in Mount Sion which they may carry with them as they go through life. From chess to gardening, from Irish dancing to Olympic Handball, from debating to book clubs, it’s all happening down Barrack Street way! So whether you want to be the next Ken McGrath or Gary Kasparov, here at Mount Sion you will find an activity to compliment your school days!
Mount Sion is a name famed in hurling circles and that devotion and affinity with our national game continues to thrive in our school. Each generation inherits a new legacy and when we number names such as John Keane, Pat Fanning, Frankie Walsh and Ken McGrath amongst our past pupils it is no wonder Gaelic games occupy a central role in our sporting pursuits.
Recently our 3rd their first time playing on the county’s premier pitch and also their first time representing the school! They had a brilliant day playing Ferrybank, St Paul’s and St Stephens.
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...