Category Archives: Logbook2016

Discover Primary Science & Maths award 2015/2016

Today we proudly received the Discover Primary Science &  Maths Award from Science Foundation Ireland. It is a really nice looking plaque and will be proudly hung on the hall! Discover Primary Science and Maths (DPSM) is the national programme, … Continue reading

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Green flag update.

After a long hour of speeches and awards we have finally received our Green Flag for Travel. We would just like to say thank you for all the help towards this flag whether it be parent or student we couldn’t … Continue reading

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Incredible Edibles update

Our school garden continues to flourish as we are blessed with the fine weather. We are looking forward to the day we can gobble up all of the wonderful organic produce that we will be harvesting: potatoes, lettuce, onions, strawberries … Continue reading

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Paper Bridge and Column Construction

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This proved quite challenging but turned out to be a very enjoyable learning experience for the 6th class boys involved. First some bridges were built using no more than one or two sheets of A4 paper. Results were mixed but … Continue reading

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Junior Infant Construction

Two of our junior infants investigate the fun effects of gravity using Marble Run.

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Lifetime Lab Visit for 3rd and 4th Classes

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The third and fourth classes visited the Lifetime Lab for the “Explorers” Marine workshop last week . The Explorers workshop was a collaboration between Lifetime Lab, “Explorers” Primary Marine Outreach and Education Programme and Galway Atlantaquaria and it brought displayed … Continue reading

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Science for kids – How to make fizzy bottle rockets – ExpeRimental #16

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This week Mr. Kelly and second class investigated how to make fizzy rockets. We gathered up a variety of empty water bottles, vitamin C tablets and Alka Seltzar tablets. We measured out 1m segments so that we could measure where … Continue reading

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The ICT update

We recently added two more members to our I.C.T. and they’ve increased our productivity. Everyone on the committee is respectful to each other which is very important on a comittee. We are always updating the blog and helping with technological … Continue reading

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Through the parts and pieces of a lawnmower 

Mr. O’ Donovan brought in all the parts of an old lawnmower today and we discussed each of them He taught us about each part and what it was for. We were allowed touch the different parts and he answered … Continue reading

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Incredible Edibles

The children of St. Joseph’s have been getting their hands dirty thanks to the INCREDIBLE EDIBLES!!!. They have been planting fruit and vegetables such as: Potatoes, lettuce, carrots, strawberries and turnips and have been taking great care of them. They will also … Continue reading

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