School Activities '13 - '14

Maths Week

Maths Week activities in Scoil Thomáis

Maths Week Lifetime Lab Cor

Maths Week Ireland 2014 is taking place from October 11th - 19th 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.

In conjunction with Maths Week Ireland, will be hosting a nationwide maths competition. Mangahigh aims to teach the maths curriculum through games. Scoil Thomáis is registered on the site and students can click the link below to play:

They will then need to enter the school ID number and their personal login details which they can get from the school.

Maths Puzzles

There are a selection of maths puzzles on the walls around the school and children are encouraged to have a go at solving these.

Ms Travers is holding a “How many Cubes in the Tub?” competition. All pupils have a chance to estimate how many cubes there are. The closest guesses will be awarded prizes!

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Student Teacher Basketball Match

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Student Teacher Basketball Match 2014

written by Liam O'Malley and Ben Mc Donald

It was the moment we'd been waiting for. Freeman's Demons and McGarry's Gang clashed head to head. Ms Kelly blew the whistle and the game began. It was quite exciting with scores from both teams early on. Mr Freeman brought his team into the lead in a matter or seconds but it was even-stevens at half-time. 

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It was all to play for. The game commenced. Both sides got some nice shots early on but the game ended 18 - 15 to Freeman's Demons. There was a great atmosphere at the match and everyone enjoyed watching the game in the sunshine!

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Success in Santry!

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Our senior pupils have enjoyed great success in recent athletics competitions held in Santry. The following pieces, written by Eoin Walsh and Mr. Doherty, contain all of the details.

Long Distance Racing in Santry

On Monday last myself, Evan Mc Sherry, Tom Maher, Aisling Sheridan and Niamh Sheridan went to Morton Stadium in Santry to compete in the 600 metre races. Sadly Kaitlin Coffey wasn’t able to come because she hurt her foot at the last minute and wasn’t able to run. We left the school at 9 o’ clock and headed for Santry Stadium. Shortly after we got to our seats the hurdles began. Once the hurdles were completed there was a special needs race and after that, there was a wheel chair race. After the wheel chair race our 600 metre races began. It was about a lap and a half of the stadium's track. After about 20 minutes of standing in the rain it was my turn to race! There were about 20 people in my race and I came 7th. Next it was Aisling’s race and she came 1st! Then Evan’s race came up and he also came in 7th place. Tom and Niamh both came in 4th position in their respective races. All in all, we were very happy with our results!

So that was our long distance Santry squad’s day at Santry stadium

By Eoin Walsh

Success in Santry!

Congratulations to all our fantastic athletes who represented Scoil Thomais with great skill and determination at this year’s field events on 5th June in Morton Stadium, Santry. The sun shone and after a ‘lap of honour’ to commence the proceedings, the games began with the sprint races. Despite the fierce competition, Arnold won the gold medal in the U10 Boys Final, outrunning his 31 competitors! Others won their heats but narrowly missed out on medals in the finals. In the relays, our U11 Girls team came in second place in their final, taking home silver medals! Well done to all and a special word of thanks to Ms Creighton and Ms Walshe for training our runners. A great time was had by all.

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Cricket News

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A big 'Well Done' the boys and girls from 6th class who make up the Scoil Thomáis cricket team. They played in the cricket semi-final earlier this week against St. Patrick's N.S., Diswellstown in Porterstown Park.

Unfortunately, St Patrick's took the win, with the final score of 54 runs - 53 runs to St Patrick's.

The team represented Scoil Thomáis very well and look forward to pursuing their cricket careers in the future! Thank you to the parents who made themselvcs available for providing lifts to and from the matches.

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Scoil Thomáis Chess Championship

The brains behind the inaugural Scoil Thomáis Chess Championship is a pupil in 6th class who took up chess when he was only 6 years old and is a member of the Blanchardstown Chess Club. After Christmas he began to organise the competition. He invited chess enthusiasts from 3rd to 6th class to compete. Since the middle of February he and his assistants have been officiating at matches during break times. The championship reached the semi-final stage this week and we are eagerly awaiting the results of the final which will be held soon.

Best of luck to the finalists and well done to everyone who took part in the competition so far. Above all, the school would like to thank our 6th class organiser and his assistants for giving up so much of their free time over the past few months. They are pictured above along with the pupils who made it to the semi-finals of the competition.


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