Category Archives: 5th Class

Cumann na mBunscol Boys Blitz

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Congratulations to the boys hurling team, who all put in excellent performances in the Cumann na mBunscol blitz in Ballinakill last week. They won three matches against Coolfancy, Kilcoole and St. Fergals, with clean sheets in their first two games. Unfortunately, they narrowly lost out to Scoil Chualann who were the eventual winners.

Well done boys and everyone in the school is extremely proud of you!

Engineers’ Week Quiz

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As Engineers’ week conflicted with Seachtain na Gaeilge and our 1916 celebrations this year, Mr. O’Neill and Mr. McNeice’s classes took part in activities to celebrate it along with Science week. Take a look at the pictures of the classes taking part in an engineering quiz!

6th class and 5th class also built rockets, cup telephones, circuits and coded data for our school science fair! Check out the Science Fair Video on the blog!

5th Class Rockets

Firstly we designed our rockets on pieces of paper. P1030507

P1030508P1030511We could only use a straw, a pencil, a piece of paper and scissors. We then compared the designs with the person sitting next to us and added features we liked on our partners rocket. P1030509After a couple people showed and told the class their rocket, we watched a video on how to make a paper rocket that you blow. Some the class decided to make their own rocket and some decided to make the rocket we saw on the video.
The next part was the making of the rocket. Everyone received one straw, one piece of paper and one pencil. Each group got sellotape and a couple pairs of scissors to share. We had minutes to make our rockets.
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Once the time was up, we packed our bags and headed down to the P.E hall. We got split into groups and threw our rockets. P1030531P1030533The furthest got to the end of the hall!! We found that the heavier the rocket the further it went.

(Method written by Ellie O’M)

3km Trail Run

On Tuesday, forty eight of our 5th and 6th class students took part in a 3 kilometre trail run around Avondale House. It was a very successful day with all students completing the difficult course. Well done to all the participants for representing the school so well.

A big thank you to Mr. O’Neill and Ms. Lambkin for organising the St. Kevin’s team and to Mr. McNeice and the two parents who came along to help. A great day was had by all!

(Ms. Lambkin ran the course twice with all the students to make sure everything was going smoothly… next year she should definitely get a medal…)

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Debating Extravaganza – Winners

Mr. Vance, Ms. Lambkin, Ms. Daly and Mr. McDonnell had the very tough job of judging our debates this year. After three excellent and closely fought debates, the following classes and debaters were chosen as the winners. Well done to everyone who took part! Check out some photos in the video below.

1st v 2nd ‘1st and 2nd Class should have a pet day’

Winning Class: 1st Class

Star Debater: Harry Molloy

3rd v 4th: ‘Greystones doesn’t need another fast food outlet’

 Winning Class: 4th Class

Star Debater: Lauren Walsh

5th v 6th: ‘Does the world need nuclear power?’

 Winning Class: 5th Class

Star Debaters: Sarah Doyle