Slow and Steady Wins the Race!

This week, in Deirdre’s room, we learned about fables. Fables are short stories which try to teach us a lesson. We read ‘The Hare and the Tortoise’, which is one of Aesop’s Fables. In the story, the hare and the tortoise have a race. The hare brags about his speed and says he is sure […]

School Transport Applications

School Transport Applications for 2016–17 Bus Éireann’s on-line application system for school transport is now open for the 2016–17 school year. The closing date for applications is 29 April 2016 Apply on-line here. More information can be found here.

Project time with fourth class!

A group of children from fourth class have decided they would like to complete a project on kangaroos. They have found out some interesting facts so far… Kangaroos are marsupial animals that are found in Australia as well as New Guinea. There are four different kangaroo species, the red kangaroo, eastern grey kangaroo, western grey […]

Some facts about dolphins!

A group from 4th class completed a project about dolphins while working in Sacra’s room. They did a fabulous job and when they had their project finished they presented it to their peers.   Here are just a few of the facts that they found out: Dolphins live in groups formed by 10 to 12 […]

Freaky Facts!!!!

There are less grains of sand in the world than stars in the sky. A chameleon can change color in as fast as 20 seconds. The Earth spins at 67,000 miles per hour. The number forty is the only number to have it’s letters in ABC order. There are 31,556,926 seconds in a year. Jupiter […]

Book Week Dress-up Day This Friday 28th March

To mark the end of Book Week we are inviting everyone to dress up as a character from a book this Friday 28th  March. It could be anything from Snow White to Denis the Menace from Inky Mouse to Shrek, use your imagination! For some clever dress-up ideas this page has lots of ideas: http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/costumes_for_kids.htm Looking forward […]

Parachute Jump – aaaaaaarrrrrrggggghhhhhh!!!

Hey Everyone, 7 of our staff are doing a parachute jump on Sunday, 23rd of March, for charity! We would very much appreciate your support in helping to raise funds for our chosen charity, Maintain Hope. We have created a fundraising page on www.mycharity.ie. On it you can read a few words about the event […]

Please be careful out there!

Forecasters issue ‘code red’ warning as storm approaches Weather forecasters have issued a “code red” alert for Counties Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo as a severe storm sweeps the country. Met Éireann issued the alert and warned of damaging gusts of 120 to 150km/h in these areas later today and tonight. A “code orange” alert, with […]

Fabulous Photos

  Buttermere, Lake District, Cumbria Grand Canyon Northern Lights, Norway South Africa St. Mary’s Lighthouse, Whitley Bay, England Sunrise in Dubai

Some totally useless Friday facts!!!!

On average, 100 people choke to death on ballpoint pens every year. On average people fear spiders more than they do death. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older. It’s possible to lead a cow upstairs…but not downstairs. Women blink nearly twice as much as men. The Main Library […]

Australian family reclaims world record for Christmas lights

A must see…..502,165 lights!!!! http://www.irishtimes.com/news/video?vid=1.1606741

The Myth of the Woolly Bear

http://www.sciencefriday.com/video/11/07/2013/the-myth-of-the-woolly-bear.html Legend holds that the length of a woolly bear caterpillar’s color bands can be used to forecast how severe the winter weather will be. The myth dates back to colonial American folklore but was popularized by a 1948 study. SciFri finds out if there’s any truth to the lore, and what the caterpillar’s fuzzy […]

A sound basis for boosting solar cell efficiency

Researchers have found that playing popular tunes near a particular type of solar cell could improve photovoltaic efficiency Researchers found that pop and rock trumped classical music for power-boosting effects You’ve heard of talking to your plants, but how about playing music to your solar cells? Researchers have found that playing acoustic vibrations – including […]

40 Fun Facts About . . .

Halloween Because the movie Halloween(1978) was on such a tight budget, they had to use the cheapest mask they could find for the character Michael Meyers, which turned out to be a William Shatner Star Trekmask. Shatner initially didn’t know the mask was in his likeness, but when he found out years later, he said he was […]

Facts About Animals

Dinosaurs probably lived to be between 75 to 300 years of age. Scientists figured this out from looking at the structure of their bones. One way to tell the age of a fish is by looking at its scales. They have growth rings just like trees. These are called circuli. Clusters of them are called […]