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February MidTerm

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Ipads in Room 20

Ms Boland’s sixth class have been studying all about World War 2 and the Holocaust. They had to research Anne Frank and write a report about her life in Amsterdam when her family went into hiding. The children did great research into this topic and found out some very interesting information. Afterwards, we recorded our reports on the Ipads on an app called telestory. The telestory app has over 30 animated background scenes to film a story. The children can then choose from 50 different costumes to dress up in and finally they can perform and record their own story with animated settings and special effects. The children really enjoyed seeing their reports come alive!

 

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Mini Scientist Grand Finalists!

Congratulations to the three boys in 5th Class Room 23 on their recent participation in the grand final of the Intel ‘Mini Scientist’ competition. The boys were school winners back in October, before also winning at the regional final in Intel’s headquarters in December. Their project on photosynthesis so impressed the judges that it secured them a place in the national finals, held in DCU on Friday last, 3rd February. Only 1% of all the entries nationwide made it this far, so it was quite an achievement! The boys had a great day in the Helix, getting to see the variety of interesting projects on display and collecting their well-earned rewards from the Minister of Education, Richard Bruton. Well done boys!

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Food Dudes on TV3

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Click on the link above to see pupils from Ms O'Sullivan's Room 4 talking about the Food Dudes programme which has been running in Scoil Thomáis over the last few weeks. Everyone was very excited to tune in to TV3 at 9.40am to see the school featured on Ireland AM.

Well done to Ms McGarry, Ms O'Sullivan, the parent helpers and all the boys and girls in Room 4 for speaking so well about the Food Dudes Programme! You did the school proud!

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World War Two Projects

The children in Mr Gurhy's 6th Class have been learning all about World War 2 over the last few weeks. In groups, they picked a topic, researched and created a project about the topic they had chosen. Some topics included Hitler, the Holocaust and Anne Frank. On Friday, the class were allowed to dress up in 1940's style. The children presented their projects to their class by giving an oral report. The children put a lot of work into their projects so well done everyone!

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Sow and Grow Launch

Yesterday, Ms. Moran’s and Ms. Galligan’s classes took part in Sow and Grow’s launch campaign. Some of the children were interviewed by RTE’s News2Day as they planted some seeds. You can watch it here: https://trte.rte.ie/news2day/

Six of the children, Georgia, Callum, Niamh, Matthew, Kayla and Brian were also interviewed on RTE Radio One’s Drivetime along with Ms. Moran. They all did a great job discussing growing fruit and vegetables. You can listen to Brian Lally's report here (from 2.12 onwards

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In the PE hall, all the boys and girls took part in a vegetable quiz, and learned about vegetables such as leeks, celeriac and brussel sprouts! We also got shown the seeds that will be used in this year’s Sow and Grow campaign, which include carrots, cress and runner beans.

It was a great day for everyone involved! 

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Catholic Schools Week

 

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Our school is celebrating Catholic Schools Week. The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2017 is Catholic Schools: Learning with Pope Francis to Care for Our Common Home. It is based on "Laudato Si", which is a letter sent by Pope Francis to the world. Pope Francis reminds us that the earth is a gift from God. This gift is for everyone; it is our common home. 

Classes in Scoil Thomáis will focus on this theme in their Alive-O and Grow in Love lessons this week. Ms O'Boyle has decorated the Sacred Space with the "Laudato Si" letter, and there are lots of lovely books to read in the library too. 

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St Brigid's Crosses in Room 3

sized IMG 0490The pupils in Ms Reilly's 2nd class had a busy afternoon making Saint Brigid's crosses for the 1st of February. After learning all about Saint Brigid, the children then tried their very best to make the traditional crosses using rushes all the way from Donegal. It was tricky to make them but the children did a great job!

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St Brigid's Cloak

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The pupils in Room 8 learned all about the story of St Brigid's cloak. Using fabric and fibre, they decorated their own versions of St Brigid's special cloak. They look beautiful - well done boys and girls!

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St Brigid’s Day in Room 16

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We had great fun helping each other make St Brigid’s crosses to celebrate St Brigid’s Day on 1st February. 

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Jean Miro Inspired Art.

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Ms. O’ Leary’s 5th class students in Room 24 created some beautiful and quirky Miro inspired paper structures in Art class last week. Here is a flavour of some of the wonderful structures they created.

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The Titanic - Room 14

 

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Credit Union Quiz

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Last night, Scoil Thomáis took part in the credit union school quiz. We sent two teams that included Fiachra Barry, Laura Behan, Scott Daly, Conan Feeney, Lamak Hussain, Calum McDonald, Amal Pramod and Aoife Battigan-Warnock. Both teams arrived at the Carlton Hotel in Tyrelstown at 6.30pm and the quiz started at 7pm with quizmaster Seamus O Neill. It was a very tough battle with lots of tricky questions, but in the end, we got two great results of 3rd and 4th place. A special thanks goes to Ms. Donna Travers, our coach and mentor.

By Conan Feeney and Scott Daly (Room 20)