Congratulations to the girls and boys of Sixth Class who received
the sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday April 29th. They had a
The Titanic Project
In Fifth and Sixth Class we decided to find out more about the
Titanic to coincide with the anniversary of the tragedy. We
worked in groups and used the internet and local libraries to
gather information. We learned about the construction of the
ship, the passengers, it's fateful journey and it's legacy. Maria,
Michaela and Amy brought in interesting books about the tragedy.
Rory discovered a letter sent by a passenger who was on the
Titanic. Caoimhe visited the Titanic exhibition in both Belfast and
Cobh during her Easter holidays and reported back to the class.
She brought us back copies of the "Cork Examiner" from April
1912 which gave accounts of the tragedy. We wrote poems and
reports about the Titanic and we put all of our information on
our project wall.
Congratulations to Nessa in 5th Class who came third in the
INTO Handwriting Competition. We are very proud of her!
History/Geography/Science Field Trips
We went on our annual history field trip to Kilmacduagh Monastic
Settlement on March 2nd. We discovered lots of interesting
information about St. Colman, Viking invasions and life in the
locality in the 10th and 11th centuries. We gathered alot of data
about the Round Tower, the Bishop's house and the churches. We
now consider ourselves to be experts on the differences between
Gothic and Romanesque architecture! We all had a great day.
Last year we went to Tyrone House where we learned about the
St. George family and we explored their amazing home.
We are lucky to have the Burren and the seashore as local
natural resources and we regularly go on field trips to both
To see photos of our field trips visit our photo gallery.
We had great fun at the University of Limerick Activity Centre.
We tried a number of new activites including canoeing, archery
and trying to stay afloat on a raft in the middle of a lake! We
also played indoor soccer. Photos of our trip are in the photo gallery.
We recently finished our project on Norway and it is proudly
displayed in our classroom for all to see.