Delicious Italian food in Room 21!

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The boys and girls in Room 21 made various kinds of Italian food from clay last week and they look almost good enough to eat!  Examples include pizza, gelato, spaghetti bolognese and even lasagne! We are busy learning all about Italy at the moment and looking forward to seeing all the completed projects on Friday.

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How much sugar are we drinking?

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Ms. Boland’s class have been talking about how much sugar is in fizzy drinks and juices, giving us an idea to do an experiment about how much sugar is in popular drinks. We split up into groups of 2-4 and came back with some shocking results:

  • Lucozade - 44g of sugar
  • 7-Up - 36g of sugar
  • Coca Cola - 35g of sugar
  • Red Bull - 28g of sugar
  • Orange Juice - 24g of sugar
  • Fruit Shoot - 2.2g of sugar
  • Diet drinks & water - 0g of sugar

We were most shocked with the amount of sugar in a small carton of orange juice. Even though diet drinks have zero sugar, they still have sweeteners and are bad for you. It is best to just drink water!

By Manuela and Harold



Children from 4th, 5th and 6th classes will have the opportunity to enjoy using an innovative new problem solving apparatus called IZAK9 during Maths Week this week. With encouragement from characters Abacus and Helix, pupils are encouraged to do, plan, review and make sense of maths problems using the IZAK9 cubes. The children really enjoyed using IZAK9 today as you can see in our video below. 


Maths Week

Maths Week activities in Scoil Thomáis

Maths Week Lifetime Lab Cor

Maths Week Ireland 2016 is taking place from October 15th - 23rd and we are celebrating it here in Scoil Thomáis. If you'd like to know more about Maths Week you can visit Ms Travers has organised lots of fun maths activities for the pupils to enjoy so stay tuned for lots of Maths Week activites coming soon!


Room 8 are enjoying Autumn!

Over the last few weeks, Room 8 have been learning all about autumn. Check out the video below to see what we have been up to!



Halloween Bake Sale

Halloween Bake Sale - Friday 21st October, 2016


Scoil Thomáis Parents Association have organised a BAKE SALE on Friday 21st October. Donations of home baking, cakes buns, etc. can be left into the school hall from 8.50am on Friday morning. Come to the hall via the school hall door entrance.

Please make sure that all food containers, tins etc. are labelled so that they can be returned to you after the sale.

All classes, accompanied by their teachers, will come to the hall to buy some treats. Please note that each pupil may bring in €2 maximum to spend at the sale. Pupils can eat their bakes at home - make sure they bring a spare sandwich bag or lunch box to bring home their chosen goodies!

Parents and friends are welcome to come to the BAKE SALE from 10.30am – 11.00am to buy bakes and support our school fundraiser.

Funds from this years Halloween Bake Sale will be used for the school sports fund and for ICT resources for all classes.

Thank you to those parents who have volunteered to help on the day of the sale.



Local League Champions!

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We at Scoil Thomáis would like to congratulate our ‘Senior Boys Footballers’ on their recent win in the D15 Local League final. The boys overcame defending champions Scoil Bhríde BNS Blanchardstown 2-10 to 2-06 in a thrilling final in Somerton Park. Full match report to follow in the coming days!

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Welcome to our visitors!

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Scoil Thomáis was delighted to welcome a visiting group of South Korean principals to the school today. Ms McGarry and Ms Ryan gave them a presentation explaining the Irish education system, as well as life in Scoil Thomáis. The principals then visited some classrooms to observe Aistear, Literacy Hour, and PE. They also visited the computer room. We hope that they learned a lot during their visit! 

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France Day in 6th Class

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Ms Boland’s sixth class have recently completed their projects on France. These projects included topics such as food and drink, sport, fashion, history, French culture, school life, a famous French person and the French tricolour. They were all decorated with pictures and drawings. After finishing their projects, our class had a France Day on Monday the 10th of October. All the children wore the colours of the French flag or dressed up as a French person. They watched the French cartoon“Tintin”,listened to French music, read each other’s projects and even got to eat some French food such as brie and baguettes. Everyone wore excellent costumes but in the end Ms Boland decided that Alannah Farrell and Conan Feeney came in joint 1stplace for their brilliant French costumes. Everyone had a great day!


Junior Infants were planting!

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This week the Junior Infant classes planted daffodil bulbs outside Room 7 and Room 8. The children helped Eamon to put the bulbs into the ground before he covered them with soil. We can’t wait to see them grow in the springtime!



Third Class in the National Concert Hall

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On the 3rd of October all of the 3rd Class pupils from Scoil Thomáis went on a bus to the National Concert Hall in Dublin City.  There were children from other schools there too. We sat down and watched the RTE Concert Orchestra. They did a little play for us too.  Some of the songs were Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia and Does Your Mother Know? There was a story told while the music was being played. It was really good.  My favourite part was the play.  

(Written by Mia Kelly, Room 17)

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Rang 3 went to Music In the Classroom at the National Concert Hall on October 3rd. The RTE Concert Orchestra performed a variety of songs, including Abba songs and Hans Christian Anderson songs.  All children had really good fun. We went along with teachers Ms. McCarthy, Ms. Egan, Ms. Kelly, Mr. Ryan, Ms. Steen and Mr. Lysaght.

(Written by Melissa Jago, Room 17)

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Images of Autumn

 The pupils in Ms O'Reilly's 6th Class have been busy creating images of Autumn using a variety of art materials. The collages they have made look really great! 


Room 12 love Autumn!

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The boys and girls in Room 12 have been learning lots about Autumn. They went on a nature walk around the school and visited the beautiful cherry tree to look at it's lovely autumn leaves. They wrote about what they learned and drew excellent pictures too!

Well done boys and girls!

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