Monthly Archives: April 2015

Science Fair 2015

The St. Kevin’s Science Fair took place today in the school hall.

All classes from Junior Infants to 6th Class took part and demonstrated their wonderful scientific skills.

There was a huge range of activities from controlling a robot on an iPad to an electric magic wand.

We hope all the classes enjoyed it. Thank you to both 6th classes for being such wonderful scientists.

Have a look at the video below to see just some of the activities and experiments that took place!

 

Mr. Mc’s Cup Telephones

Mr. McDonnell’s third class had a very scientific day! Along with the science fair, they became scientists themselves by investigating how sound travels.

Using only string and cups, they made telephones to communicate with each other from long distances.

The class were extremely interested in how long the string could be until they could no longer hear each other anymore. Maybe one of the class will leave a comment underneath to tell us the length they made their cup telephones and how they measured it?

Have a look at some of their pictures in the collage below and have a listen to Emily explain some of their work in the Science Fair video.

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countdownWelcome back boys & girls to St. Kevin’s ‘Countdown’.  Where each week you will be challenged to give the calculation to a given answer! Last weeks there was no winners because no body entered   :(.  All the winners from previous countdown challenges will be announced at tomorrows assembly.

Please see below for this week’s challenge…

Answer 137 

Your numbers 10 3 50 1 6 10

You have until 1 o’clock on Thursday  7th of May  to enter. (Entering after this time means that your comment may not get posted

Countdown

countdownWelcome back boys & girls to St. Kevin’s ‘Countdown’.  Where each week you will be challenged to find the longest word using the letters below only once! Last weeks winner was Ruth.  Miss Kelly is sorry that she didn’t get to update Countdown last week. All the winners will be announced at tomorrows assembly.

Please see below for this week’s challenge…

Your letters   i i e d h j e n d

You have until 1 o’clock on Thursday  7th of May  to enter. (Entering after this time means that your comment may not get posted

Class Attendance Awards for March

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Each month we present the classes (Junior, Middle and Senior level) with the best and also the most improved attendance with a trophy. We display these on our ‘Wall of Fame’ in the school and also post it on our school blog. The winners for the month of March were:

Junior Classes (Junior and Senior Infants)
Best Attendance-Ms. Cantwell’s Class
Most Improved Attendance-Ms. Kirwan’s Class

Middle Classes (1st-3rd Class)
Best Attendance-Ms. Begg’s Class
Most Improved Attendance- Mr. McDonnell’s Class

Senior Classes (4th -6th Class)
Best Attendance- Mr. O’Neill’s Class
Most Improved Attendance – Ms. Lambkin’s Class

Green Schools

Green Schools

Well done to all the children who entered the Green Schools Poetry Competition over the last few weeks. The standard was very high, which made the judging very difficult! However, a winner from each class has been selected. The winners will be announced at assembly and will receive recycling a prize for their work.

In St. Kevins we have been working on keeping our school green by sticking to our green schools litter promise: REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE. 

So rememberlitter puppies … 

Don’t throw away, recycle for another day.

When you refuse to reuse it’s our Earth you abuse.

Save paper, save trees, save the planet.

 

Our Fairtrade Prezi {presentation}

Adam and KevinWe (Adam and Kevin) have been researching Fairtrade Coffee over the last few weeks. As our hometown of Greystones is a Fairtrade town, it has been a great opportunity to learn where our input is going.

We worked hard to find both the pros and the cons about Fairtrade. We have created a Prezi about Fairtrade Coffee based on all their research.

Did you know that there are more than 1.5 million workers and farmers in Fairtrade aPrintcross the world?

We also discovered that Fairtrade’s premium of €95 million  was used to build schools and factories, and to improve health care in 2013! In Tanzania, this money was used to build four classrooms, two labs, two staff quarters and two hostels for 1,200 students (- nearly 3 times the number of children in St. Kevins!!)

Click on the Coffee Loving Frog to see our Prezi and learn more Fairtrade facts.