President Michael D. Higgins arrived in Kinsale yesterday. He was greeted by leaving cert pupils on his way to the new sports centre. Kinsale Community School was being launched as a Microsoft showcase school, the first of its kind in Munster. President Higgins also unveiled the 1916 Proclamation sculpture. Students from Scoil Naomh Eltin were there to welcome his arrival on this wonderful day!
The mobile farm from Agri Aware caused great excitement at Scoil Naomh Eltin when it visited the school this week. The children had a great chance to see up close and personal some animals and birds from the farm and learned some interesting facts about life on the farm.
Today we took on our first debate of the year. The motion was very interesting and something both teachers and students had strong opinions about. 'Homework is a waste of time for primary school students'. There was excellent research and facts from both sides and clearly a lot of work had gone in to the preparation of the debate. We were very lucky to come out on top and will be going on to the next round of the West Cork Debating Tournament. Naomh Eltin Abú!
A big thank you to all who donated generously to our fundraiser for Cork Deaf Association. Staff and students alike made great efforts to wear orange/Halloween dress-up, as you can see from the attached photos. We've so far managed to raise over €500 (and counting!).
Teachers were very lucky today as children opened their Halloween themed cafe. All week long, children worked hard to perfect their recipes and decorations for the lauch of this spooky cafe! Children selected Halloween songs such as 'Ghostbusters' and "Thriller' to really set the atmosphere. Halloween treats such as Ghost cupcakes, jelly eyes, rice krispie monsters and witch hats were served to teachers throughout the day. We even had a scary monster hiding in our bean bag! Well done to all the children involved for all your hard work, we are SO proud of you!!!!
Students from 4th, 5th and 6th Class took part in the Intel Mini Scientist Competition for the first time this year. There were projects that covered all sorts of things from 'Where does food dye come from?' to 'An oxygen machine' and we even had students who made a hovercraft! There was clearly a huge amount of work put into every one of the projects on show. Maith sibh!