3rd Class visit Amazon's Head Office

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On Monday, third class were fortunate to get a tour of Amazon's head office to celebrate Tech Week.

After a series of activities and learning about data centres and the cloud, the boys were treated to a demonstration of Artifical Intelligence and Voice Recognition from a past pupil of the school, Neil. Thanks to Ciara O Connor for organising the day for the boys.

 


Piano and Oboe Lessons

posted 16 Apr 2018, 11:12 by web master

If your child is interested in private oboe or piano lessons directly after school (on school premises), see attached pdf document below for details.

Many thanks.

Room 8 Art Trips to MIE

posted 23 Mar 2018, 08:06 by web master   [ updated 23 Mar 2018, 08:08 ]

The boys from Room 8 have spent the past three weeks working with artist Kevin Gaffney and Dr Micheal Flannery of MIE exploring different elements of the Visual Arts curriculum.

The boys experimented with collage, modelling, and film-making, they had a wonderful experience and would like to thank both Kevin and Micheal for generously extending the invitation to them.

  
 
 
 

School Walk Raffle

posted 23 Mar 2018, 07:47 by web master

A huge thank you to the boys of Scoil Mhuire who raised over €10,000 in our annual school walk fundraiser. Attached are photos of our school raffle for the boys who raised money.

Happy Easter to one and all! Enjoy the break! 

 
 

Guided Reading in Term 2

posted 22 Mar 2018, 03:44 by web master   [ updated 22 Mar 2018, 05:36 ]

Guided Reading is a teaching methodology aimed at providing small-group reading instruction. For the past 6 weeks Scoil Mhuire has used this initiative to help teach reading in our classrooms. A Guided Reading approach begins with the use of a picture book as a way to introduce a comprehension strategy (a tool to help us understand what we are reading). For pupils, a Guided Reading lesson means reading, talking, writing and drawing about the book they are reading. Pupils work in small groups, each group reading a different fiction or non-fiction book. If working with a teacher, pupils will discuss the book and practice using a comprehension strategy. If working independently pupils will read and then complete a task based on an interesting or puzzling part of their book: making predictions, illustrating images, making connections and creating questions.

A scheme like this requires great financial investment - almost 450 books were purchased in order to help this initiative to get up and running! A sincere thank you to the Parents Council , through the Board of Management, for their kind donation to help our Guided Reading project. We hope pupils will continue to enjoy and benefit from this scheme in the years ahead.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

5th & 6th Class in FAI 5-a-side

posted 22 Mar 2018, 01:43 by web master

Boys from 5th and 6th class represented Scoil Mhuire in the FAI 5-aside soccer tournament in Irishtown Stadium last Friday. Well done to all the boys. 

 

5th Class Trip to Collins Barracks

posted 22 Mar 2018, 01:40 by web master

The 5th class boys recently enjoyed an educational trip to Collins Barracks. Attached are some photos of the trip. Click to enlarge.

 
 
 

After School Activities 2018

posted 24 Jan 2018, 01:29 by web master

Due to popular demand some extra clubs have been added and are open for registration until Friday 26th at 2.30pm via the following link. 


After School Activities 2018

posted 22 Jan 2018, 00:22 by web master

Once again our popular After School Activities will run for six weeks from January 29th to March 16th. 

Some classes have been split into junior and senior sections, please ensure you sign up for the club appropriate to your sons level so as to aid his enjoyment and levels of attainment. 

Make sure to sign up before 2.30pm on Friday 26th January to avoid disappointment as registration will close on this day. 

Please ensure you include your sons name in the order form when booking a place.

Follow the link below to sign up for a course. Sales start at 9.00am on Monday 22nd January. 

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/scoil-mhuire-after-school-activities-2018-tickets-42085341389


Keith Andrews visits Scoil Mhuire

posted 16 Jan 2018, 09:06 by web master   [ updated 17 Jan 2018, 04:11 ]

The boys were delighted to welcome past pupil Keith Andrews back to Scoil Mhuire with Megan Campbell to launch the FAI 5-a-side schools competition sponsored by Spar. The cold weather didn't hamper spirits!

Below is the link to The Journal article written today which features our school. 


  
 
 
 

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