Rang 6 were lucky enough to have their school tour down in Dingle for an overnight stay this year. On the way down we stopped in the playground in Killarney and Inch beach. Activities included rock climbing, a boat trip to see Fungi and an evening walk around Ballyferriter on Thursday. The next morning we went for a bus trip around Slea head before getting a guided tour trí Gaeilge in the Aquarium. Finally a tired lot treated themselves to McDonalds on the route home. A great time was had by all.
With our school tour just around the corner excitement was growing. However we still needed to come up with a way of helping with the expenses for the tour. 6th class students came up with the idea of a Bake Sale.
On the Thursday before our Easter holidays we took over the Halla. We filled it with an array of baking that would have to be seen to be believed. Students from every class got an opportunity to purchase the merchandise and there wasn't a dissatisfied customer all day.
We made a fantastic €328. A huge thanks again to all the parents, children and teachers who went to so much effort with their baking.
Rang 6 had a fantastic day for their Confirmation. The 6th class students once again were a credit to the school. Their prayers, songs and overall behavior was exemplary. A huge thanks to Mr Wright and Ms Fahy along with Fr Young, Sr Mary and all the parents who helped with preparations for the ceremony.
Well done everyone!
The Road Safety Authority came to Scoil Naomh Eltin to show us how to behave and follow the rules of the road. The speakers talked to Rang 6 about the importance of visibility, vigilance and awareness when using the road. Everyone was given an opportunity to then put this information to practice. Below are some pictures of 6th showing off their knowledge.
With 'Jonah' just around the corner we, in Rang a 5 and Rang a 6, were only delighted to be invited to see Douglas Community School's production of 'Star Shrek'. With notebooks in hand we set off last Friday morning to see what we could learn.
From start to finish the pantomime was extremely funny, witty and inclusive (so inclusive that both Mr Wright and Mr O'Leary were fortunate enough to be brought up dancing). The highlights includeded fantastic renditions of some musical favourites from the movie, a cameo apprearance from USA President Elect himself Donald Trump prompting cheers of 'Build a wall' and the opportunity to meet the cast afterwards .
The whole production was a credit to the school and a hugely enjoyable day out for all in attendance.
Science week was a particularly eventful week for Rang a Sé. We took on some experiments of our own, both in the classroom and out on yard, before being given a run through of even more experiments in a science workshop held in our Halla on Friday.
To top off the week we were lucky enough to be invited to Eli Lilly to be told (and shown) a few things from the world of science. Noel Henderson among other Eli Lilly scientists were on hand to greet our 6th class students and the 6th class students from Dunderrow.
In the labs there were a variety of science experiments set up and waiting for us in three different stations - (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics). The group was split into three and each group was given a chance at each station. The experiments included optical illusions, the density of liquids, magnetic and non-magnetic objects, the science behind lava lamps and how to hide messages on paper.
To conclude we were shown a ‘Science Magic show’ before each child was given their very own chemistry set. A fantastic morning was had by all and we definitely have some scientists in the making.
In the last couple of weeks, 6th class were given the challenge to create a project on a subject of their choice.A class discussion was held and it was decided that there were many topics that were of huge interest to the class. This was an opportunity for the children to teach new facts and ideas to their teacher and the rest of the class. There was no pressure on the pupils to complete this task. However, a mystery prize was put in an envelope to encourage the pupils along the way and a deadline was set for the first week in November.
Teachers were simply blown away by the effort of the pupils and they learned so much from them. There was such a variety of topics chosen, from gymnastics to skiing, sailing, dogs, skateboards to name but a few. Each child that participated in any way received a 'Certificate of Awesomeness' for their hard work, dedication and self commitment. After much deliberation, the winners were decided. Well done to Amos and Amelia T. for their dedication and hours of work on their projects. A special mention to Ali Mc Ginn also, her project on skiing was highly commended. Amelia choose the topic of Lithuania and Amos choose the topic of Football. Outstanding work, well done everyone!
All projects will be put in the class library for everyone to read.
Halloween is always a big occasion in Scoil Naomh Eltin. This year we celebrated by having a dress up day in aid of Bru Columbanus which provides accommodation to relatives of patients in Cork hospitals and the Hospice, especially relatives of sick children. The costumes were absolutely fantastic and many giggles were had. Well done to all the pupils who celebrated Halloween with such enthusiasm. Our classroom door is now decorated with photos of the various costumes.
Leading up to Halloween we decided to create some spooky art images using black paper, many spooky images were created such as haunted castles, pumpkins and witches travelling through the night. We helped the younger students in our schools by baking some spooky treats for their Halloween fair. We improved our descriptive writing by creating Halloween stories with various ghostly characters. We also learned about the origins of Halloween and the Day of the Dead celebrations.