Thursday, 23 November 2017

Upcoming Trips

This term we have been learning all about Islam in Learn Together. We are going to visit a mosque in Clonskeagh on Wednesday, November 29th. We hope to bring the children elsewhere after the mosque depending on the weather and traffic (e.g. a park, museum, etc.). 

We are also hoping to bring the children to see the film 'Wonder' before we finish up for the Christmas holidays. (The children are reading the novel at the minute.) We are yet to confirm the exact date for this trip.

The total cost for the 2 Trips is €10. The school is covering all additional costs as we are conscious that the Christmas Holidays are approaching and that money can be tight at this time of the year. 


Kevin and Shane.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Class Assembly


You are invited to attend Kevin's 5th class assembly which takes place this Friday (13th October). Our short assembly will be take place in Kevin's prefab after the main assembly.

Monday, 2 October 2017

PPT Slides from Class Meetings 26/09/2017

Intel Mini Scientist Competition

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The Intel Mini Scientist competition.

Children will once again be entering the Intel Mini Scientist Competition.

Information on the competition can be found on

Children will be working in groups.

Children can find helpful tips and resources on various topics/experiments on

Children should choose a topic area and begin some research and establish a suitable research question i.e. what they want to find out.

We kindly ask that you enable your child to work individually or collaboratively with their peers. Adults can guide, monitor and support their work where necessary.
I will post further updates here soon. Any questions or queries please do not hesitate to ask me.

Here is a list of some suitable websites to help with their research and brainstorming:

Online Games

To help children consolidate their learning I have a selection of online games they may wish to engage with.


English Websites

·           (Games to build vocabulary and awareness of language )



Maths Games

· Khan Academy – parents will need to registrar with an email address. 

·   Who wants to be a millionaire maths game  based on problem solving.

·        fractions

· ( and geography)






· This webpage includes a symmetry game.

·  This a website site with loads of games involving money.

All Subjects:




Thursday, 28 September 2017

GAA Research

Key questions for research:

The History of the GAA
1. What does GAA stand for?      
2. In what year was the GAA established?    
3. The GAA was set up to encourage people to play?
4. Which of the following sports is NOT a GAA game?          
5. The day on which people were killed at a match in Croke Park is known as                      
6. Which stand in Croke Park is named after the footballer who was killed on Bloody Sunday?           
7. Why was the 2007 Ireland V England rugby game in Croke Park so special?      
8. Why is the Cusack stand named after Liam Cusack?    
9. Bloody Sunday happened during           
10. In what county was the GAA set up?
Where was the GAA founded?                                                  
When was the GAA founded?                                                                                       
Which of these men was NOT a founding member of the GAA?                                                   
What is the name of the cup that the All Ireland Football winners receive each year?                                             
What is the name of the cup that the Hurling All Ireland winners receive each year?            
Where are the All Ireland finals played every year?                                                 
The only All Ireland final played outside of Ireland was played in which city?                                                     
What other country do Ireland compete against in the International Rules competition?                                                 
How many people can Croke Park hold?                                                 
What county has won the most All Ireland Football finals?                                                     
What county has won the most All Ireland hurling finals?

Examine the following and how they have changed over the course of the history of the GAA. 1888-2017
  • Transport
  • Politics
  • Education
  • Foundations
  • Family
  • Music and Culture
  • All-Irelands
  • Emigration
  • Women
  • Religion
  • Volunteering
  • Grounds

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Parent Class Meeting

Please note that the class meeting for 5th class will take place in my prefab on Tuesday 26th September next at 7:30.Should you not be able to attend we will make information available to you via the blog or email.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Open Nights

Please find below the dates and times of open nights for local secondary schools.

Clonturk ETSS / Community College
27th Sep
01-559 6960
Portmarnock Community School
21st Sep
7:30 – 9:00pm
01-803 8056
Malahide Community School
19th Sep
7:00 – 9:30pm
01-846 3244
Grange Community College
14th Sep
7:00 – 9:00pm
01-847 1422
The Donahies Community School
21st Sep
7:00 – 9:00pm
01-847 3522
Mount Temple Comprehensive School
01-833 6984
Pobalscoil Neasáin, Baldoyle
20th Sep
7:00 – 9:00pm
01-806 3092
St. Paul’s College, Raheny
18th Sep
6:30 – 8:30pm
01-831 4011
St. Fintan’s High School, Sutton
12th Sep
7:00 – 9:00pm
01-832 4632
Chanel College, Coolock
6th Sep
7:00 – 9:00pm
01-848 0655
St. Mary’s Secondary School, Baldoyle
12th Sep
7:00 – 9:00pm
01-832 5591
Santa Sabina College, Sutton
14th Sep
7:00 – 9:00pm
01-832 2200