Monthly Archives: November 2015

Intel Mini Scientist Competition

A big well done to all the boys and girls in 4th class who competed in the Intel Mini Scientist competition this week. Congratulations to Jethro, Rían, Andrew K. and Andrew B. for coming in second place with their project “Solar Energy” and to Lucy, Isobel, Emily and Caoimhe for coming in first place with their project “Fitness Foods”. The girls will go on to compete in the regional finals at Intel on December 11th. Wish them luck everyone! :)

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Check out the video to see a snippet of the exhibition!

Question of the Week – ‘How old are they?!’

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We have a lot of teachers working in St. Kevin’s and we’ve always wondered what would the total number of years be if we put all of their ages together. So that’s exactly what we did!

This week, we are asking you to guess the total age of the St. Kevin’s teachers if we added them altogether!

The closest answer is the winner and you have until Thursday evening to comment! Remember, the winner gets a night off written homework. Good luck everyone!

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‘Question of the Week’ winner

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Congratulations to Holly from Mr. Sheekey’s 1st class who won this week’s competition. She guessed that the teacher who has always ate Petits Filous and now changed to a more grown up yogurt is Mr. Sheekey, earning herself a homework pass!

Well done to everyone who entered! Will you be the next winner? Make sure you keep an eye on the blog for the next ‘Question of the Week’.

Young Whistlers Course

IMAG0075[1]Cara, Daniel, Neil & Ava from Ms Griffin participated in a Cuman na mBunscol Young Whistlers Course in Bray Emmetts today. The course was hosted by Inter County Referee David Gough who recently refereed the All Ireland Minor Final between Kerry & Tipperary. The children enjoyed the course & perhaps there will be a young Pat McEnaney starting on the road of refereeing in the near future. As we all know referees are an integral part of any sport that is played. No game can go ahead without one! So parents, coaches, teachers & children alike be nice to our referees!

Question of the Week – ‘Who could it be?!’

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One of the teachers is well-known for eating a Petits Filous yogurt in the staffroom every day since joining the St. Kevin’s staff! This week however, the Petits Filous have disappeared and this mysterious person has started eating a new “grown-up” yogurt!

This week, we are asking you to guess who is this mysterious staff member going around St. Kevin’s with “grown-up” yogurt?

You have until next Friday morning to enter. The first student to get it right gets a night off written homework! Good luck everyone!

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‘Question of the Week’ Winner

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Congratulations to Sarah from Mr. McCarthy’s class who won this week’s competition. She guessed that the total amount raised in the St. Kevin’s Book Fair was €8, 250. She guessed only €150 less than the actual amount (which was €8, 400!) and earned herself a homework pass!

Well done to everyone who entered! Will you be the next winner? Make sure you keep an eye on the blog for the next ‘Question of the Week’.

November Middle Assembly

Mr. Vance will be speaking to the middle classes about our ABC (Anti-Bullying Code) at our next Middle Assembly. We are a telling school. We try to make friends with everyone in school and at home.

Click play below to practise your song for Assembly!

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YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME

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You’ve got a friend in me
You’ve got a friend in me
When the road looks rough ahead
And you’re miles and miles
From your nice warm bed
Just remember what your old pal said
Boy, you’ve got a friend in me

You’ve got a friend in me

You’ve got a friend in me

You’ve got a friend in me

You’ve got troubles, well I’ve got ’em too

There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for you
We stick together and we see it through
You’ve got a friend in me
You’ve got a friend in me

Some other folks might be
A little bit smarter than I am
Bigger and stronger too
Maybe
But none of them will ever love you the way I do
It’s me and you

And as the years go by
Our friendship will never die
You’re gonna see
It’s our destiny
You’ve got a friend in me
You’ve got a friend in me
You’ve got a friend in me

Friends Again At Last!

20151118_113341Spuddy and Grumble were great friends… Until their healthy rugby rivalry turned into something more serious!

 

MyCollage_5After allegations of bullying, Mr. McCarthy’s 2nd Class and Mr. Sheekey’s 1st Class got together to find out what really happened and to help them sort out their silly fight.

We are glad to report that Spuddy and Grumble have kissed and made up and are now back to being best buddies once again. They wrote letters to each other explaining what had really happened and apologised for being mean. Thank goodness for that!!MyCollage_4

We’re glad we nipped this in the bud because it could easily have turned into bullying! Remember to follow our ABC at all times.

St. Kevin’s ABC (Anti-Bullying Code)

  1. Stay calm & look confident
  2. Speak loudly and firmly
  3. Don’t be mean back
  4. Get away
  5. Tell an adult

 

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1916 Flag Presentation

We had an extremely special occasion in school today. Representatives of the army arrived in St. Kevin’s to present the Irish flag in honour of the 1916 anniversary. Gráinne from Mr. Flynn’s read a passage from the Proclamation and Joshua from Mr. McNeice’s accepted the flag on behalf of the school.

We discussed the history of Ireland and its flag and sang the national anthem as a school. Have a look below at some pictures from the day and our rendition of Amhrán na bhFiann.

Don’t forget to leave a comment with your best memory from the day.