Vincent Van Gogh inspired flowers
Bhí an-spórt againn ag ceiliúradh Seachtain na Gaeilge i rang a sé agus bhíomar an-ghnóthach!
Each class looked at a famous Irish legend this week and ours was ‘Bradán Feasa’ (The Salmon of knowledge).
All the hard work paid off and we were delighted to be the winners of the best decorated door!
Bhí an seachtain lá le gcomórtais difriúla agus bhíomar an-bhródúill as na buaiteoirí go léir!
Proud winners of the many activities this week including our Tráth na gCeist, Poster competition, Gaelgeoir na Seachtaine and even some guest judges for ‘Rince leis na Réaltaí’! Comhghairdeas a chailíní
We were delighted to go on a trip to Blackrock Castle on 5/03/18. It included a historical tour of the grounds and a bird’s eye view from the rooftop. We visited the dome for a space video where we learned about light pollution. Finally we did some experiments in the science room where we made some circuits.
Aurora Borealis Art
Visiting author Maria Burke who has written ‘The Ark of Dun Ruah’ series.
We have been learning all about the moon this week and we made these collages using newspaper.
Huge congratulations to Sinéad who won two medals in her recent Feis. Comhghairdeas!
We are delighted to be attending a cycling workshop every Monday where we are learning how to cycle safely on the roads.
We visited the halla today to showcase our experiment on ‘oxidation’ and have a look at the other amazing displays the classes put together. It was great fun trying them out.
Maths Workshop 12/2/18
Lifetime Lab visited today and put or problem solving skills to the test!
Friendship/Random Act of Kindness Week 29/01/18
Assembly in the halla for to sing our friendship song ‘Nothing More’ by the Alternative Routes.
Adding our leaves to the friendship tree!
A good friend is….
Grandparents Day 31/1/18
A huge thank you to all the visitors on Grandparents Day. We really enjoyed having you and sharing our school experiences with you.
Enjoying some fun team building exercises!
Well done to Catherine, SinAi??ad, Amy and Carolina who did us proud at the Credit Union table quiz.
Congratulations to Aliyyah on winning a gold medal in Taekwondo!
We are studying length in Maths this week and working with various instruments of measurement.
Thank you so much to Frances from Blackrock Observatory for bringing the amazing dome to our school today. We learned so much about our Solar System!
Experimenting with light and refraction
Let it snow!!
Glasheen Past Pupils
Thank you to Amy Browne and Emma Hourigan from 4th year in Mount Mercy who visited us recently to talk to us about secondary school. We got some wonderful tips and advice and they answered all of our questions.
Green School Poster Competition
Congratulations Aliyyah on winning the school poster competition for our new flag; Global Citizenship, Litter and Waste.
Well done SinAi??ad on your amazing record of attendance last year. Comhghairdeas.
UCC Jnr Conferring Tour 24/11/17
We visited UCC today for a historic tour of the campus.
We loved hearing all of the history and superstitions surrounding the spectacular Quad with the North, West and East Wing buildings.
Outside the library with the statue of George Boole.
We were lucky enough to get a tour of the Crawford Observatory. This is off limits even to students of UCC so we were very privileged!
The Stone Corridor in the North Wing holds the world’s largest colection of Ogham stones for public viewing. We can all now write our names in Ogham.
Once we graduated, our lovely guide Katherine presented us all with certs.
UCC is full of superstitions, the most famous being that no student can walk through the quad or they will fail their final exams. As soon as we graduated…the curse was lifted!!!
Thank you to Katherine and all at the UCC Visitors’ Centre for a fantastic day.
Study Seminar 23/11/17
Today we had a 2 hour study workshop designed and run by Mr. Rory Mulvey, founder of Student Enrichment Services.
Topics covered included;
- What to expect in secondary school
- Homework/study timetables
- How to take notes properly
- Simple memory techniques
- The unique “SES Method of Study”
We learned how to take notes while studying the topics of The American War of Independence, The French Revolution and Irish Suffragettes During WW1. Key dates and names were memorised using very useful memory techniques.
Learning how to plan our study and homework every evening.
We are feeling much more confident about our study/homework techniques and we look forward to putting what we learned today into practice. Thank you Rory.
For more information visit www.studentenrichment.ie
Smoothie Day 13/11/17
Today we were invited to the halla to taste some delicious smoothies organised by the Health Promotion Committee. They were a delightful treat and a reminder that a quick snack can be healthy too. Thank you Bn UAi?? ChrA?inAi??n and well done to SinAi??ad and Kelly from Rang 6 for their part as committee members.
Camogie with Kevin
Brushing up on our drills and skills!
Our Halloween SilhouettesAi??
Celebrating the Jazz festival
We don’t let the rain stop us from getting some exercise!
A visit to the garden to see the beautiful harvest display
Sponsored Walk to the Lough
Space Week 4th – 10th October
We have been exploring the theme of space this week. Each day we have been following the live feed of the International Space Station and looking at its amazing images;
Check out – https://goo.gl/swzR7q
To finish the week, we looked at rockets, what they are used for and how they work. The ESA (European Space Agency) kids website had lots of great information – https://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/index.html
We even made our own rockets and tested them out!
Fabulous Fruit Sale
To fund raise for our school I.T. equipment we put together a fruit sale. It was a great success and we sold every last pot! Thank you to Hazel and InAi??on UAi?? Bhriain for all their hard work.
Check out our autumn art!Ai??
Lifetime Lab Science Workshop
Energy and Forces
We investigated the uses of Pulleys and Levers and we also designed and made a Wind Powered Lifting Machine.
We learned that force is measured in Newtons and we also learned how to operate a pull gauge/force measurer.
We had great fun designing and building magnet powered cars.
We experimented with Levers and the correct positioning of a Fulcrum.
Our final team challenge was to design and make both a Simple Fixed Pulley and a Movable Pulley.
We planted flower and vegetable seeds in our organic garden with the help of Valerie.
Rang 6 2017/2018