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Our Best Moments of 2017 in Third Class

Theses are some of our best memories of 2017 in Third Class.

Our workshop in the National Concert Hall where we got to learn about the different instruments.

We experimented with sound in science and learned about vibrations and sound waves.

Our Gardening workshops with Linda where we made Bird Feeders and planted seeds.

We also loved taking part in the Accelerated Reader and have earned lots of reading certificates.

We wish all the classes in our school the very best for 2018.

 

Upcoming Retirements

The school’s Assistant Principal Ms Bernie Grant and the Principal Ms Kathryn Crowley will be retiring from St Louise’s and from teaching on Friday next 22nd December. Ms. Grant has spent her entire teaching career of 35 years in St. Louise’s and Ms Crowley has been principal in the school since 2002. They will both miss the children, the parents and the staff of the school.

Ms Crowley shares her thoughts:

“It has been an enormous privilege for me to play my part as principal of St. Louise’s Primary School during the past fifteen years. These last couple of weeks have been a rollercoaster of mixed emotions. I will really miss the school community of Ballyfermot: the children who keep me endlessly entertained and positive; the staff who constantly humble me by their dedication to their jobs; the parents who love their children above all else and who go to such great lengths to ensure that they achieve their potential and their dreams.

     I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you, as parents and partners in our great school, for welcoming me into your community with a big heart and for your tremendous support to me in my role as Principal. I wish the school community of St. Louise’s continued success and know that it will go from strength to strength for years to come under the leadership and guidance of the wonderful incoming principal Alma Quinn. St. Louise’s will adapt and meet the challenges of our changing society and world and, with your support, will continue to be a shining beacon in the community of Ballyfermot.

5th Class Carol Singing in Glenaulin Nursing Home

Today we went to Glenaulin Nursing Home to sing Christmas carols for the residents and the staff. We had a lovely time, the people were so kind and generous to us. We hope they enjoyed our singing and that we brought some joy and Christmas spirit to everyone. One girl in our class even got to visit with her Great Nanny and give her a Christmas present. Merry Christmas to all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

4th Class Trip to Bull Island

In November  the two fourth classes went on a trip to Bull Island. Our mission was to learn about the Dublin Bay Biosphere and with some luck, catch a glimpse of the light bellied brent goose!

In 1981, UNESCO recognised the importance of Dublin Bay by designating North Bull Island as a Biosphere because of its rare and internationally important habitats and species of wildlife.

Our fist stop was to the North Bull Island Interpretative Centre.

Here Niamh gave us a very interesting presentation on biodiversity. This year biodiversity is the focus of our Green Flag, so we were very interested in what she had to say.

The centre had some very interesting displays.

A group photo before we went outside!

Next up, we went to the strand and were given a list of shells to find. It was great fun.

A marine biologist showed us examples of some of the shells and worms that lived in Bull Island. Would you be brave enough to hold a rag worm? We were!

Finally, the moment we were all waiting for. Could we spot the brent goose feeding on eel grass? We were given binoculars and held our breath!

Success! We even spotted the tags that they put on the brent goose to track its journey from the Canadian Arctic Tundra.

It was a great day. Now we are waiting to see if we can spot the brent goose in the Gaels park beside our school.

Our Knitting Club

In 3rd, 4th and 6th we got to do hobbies clubs. Some of us did knitting with Ms. Keane. We made some fabulous snowmen.

Science Fair 2017

This year was the 3rd year of the Dublin 10 Science Fair and it was with great pleasure that St. Louises hosted it having been the winners the previous two years. All the schools in Ballyfermot presented science experiments and many visitors came to the hall to view them and learn more about various scientific methods. It was fantastic to see such knowledge,talent and enthusiasm for science.It was a great opportunity to learn from each other and there was a great buzz around the school.

Congratulations to the boys from Mary Queen of Angels on their win with their scientific project called ‘Can music help to overcome a stutter’.

We all look forward to the Science Fair next year and to learning more .

Maths Games

Thank you to the students in St. Dominic’s Secondary School for playing maths games with the 5th class students.The girls really enjoyed it and got some great ideas to bring back to the classroom .

Halloween Fun

Halloween in Early Start

Aistear in Early Start