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Halloween Disco Oct.25th 2018

 

A HUGE thank you to all the parents that helped out at our annual Halloween disco! A wonderful evening for all the girls, great music, great fun… and such an array of amazingly creative costumes!! Hope everyone is having a fantastic Midterm Break…🎃🎃🎃


 

Intel Mini Scientist Exhibition Oct.24th 2018

 

We had an overwhelming number of entries to our Mini Scientist Exhibition from 4th – 6th classes this year at 152 entries. Wow! Well done to all our students for their fantastic work. This competition aims…

To encourage students to see that science is all around us and that it can be fun and exciting. 

To encourage investigation into how, what and why things work the way they do.

To foster a strong interest about science in students before they take on the Junior Cert curriculum in secondary school.

 To allow students demonstrate their experience of completing their project and the knowledge gained to the rest of their school.

Well done to our Overall Winner’s; Big Congratulations…

 


 

S.T.E.M. Fortnight October 2018

 

Our Stem Fortnight is underway with workshops from Bricks4Kidz with our junior classes and workshops from LearnIt Lego Robotics with our senior classes. Watch above for highlights!


 

 


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We are delighted to have achieved Digital Schools of Distinction status. We are embracing ICT throughout the school through a wide range of methodologies, activities and workshops. Our e-learning culture is embraced by all. Well done to all teachers and students!!

 

 


We are delighted to have achieved the 2018 Discovery Primary Science and Maths Plaque of STEM Excellence. All classes have been working hard all year in Science, Technology, Maths and Engineering. Well done to all!!!


Camogie Finals 2018

Big Congratulations to our fantastic Camogie team who represented the school tremendously at the Cumann na mBunscol Áth Cliath finals in Croke Park on June 6th. We lost out to Gaelscoil Inse Chór but our team played superbly and we are all so proud. Big thank you to Ms. Noctor and parents involved for all their hard work.

 


MegaMix Fundraiser 

Fantastic day today for our MegaMix Fundraiser. Sponsorship forms are still coming in; stay tuned for total amount raised. Big thank you to all families. Watch for highlights below…

 

 


 

Big Congratulations to our 2nd Classes on making their First Holy Communion today! We hope all families have a wonderful day. Thank you to everyone who puts so much effort into making this day so special, and thanks to our amazing PA for organising our big communion party!

 


Summer Calendar of Events

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Scoil Net Star Site

We are delighted that our website has been awarded with a Scoil Net Star Site Award. Scoilnet’s much-coveted Star Site award recognises those schools that are embracing the web as a communication tool. Please read our School Feature at  Scoilnet’s Star Site.

 

 


 

 

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2018

 

Bhí Seachtain na Gaeilge iontach againn an bhliain seo Bímid ag ceiliúradh Lá Fhéile Padráig Dé hAoine sa halla le ceol, filíocht agus céilí ó ngach rang. Maith thú cáilíní agus míle bhuíochas do na mhúinteoirí freisin ☘️🇮🇪☘️

 

 


Design a Bridge #EngineersWeek 2018

 

Check out some of the Amazing Bridges designed and built for our Design a Bridge Competition as part of Engineers Week. The guidelines were the bridge could be no longer than 50cm in length and had to sustain the weight of an apple. Any materials could be used. We were blown away by the creativity and engineering shown. Future engineers in the making…

Check out our notice of the exciting events happening throughout the school for Engineers week: Engineers Week 2018

To find out more about please visit the official website: http://www.engineersweek.ie/ where our school is featured as a case study for inspiring future engineers: http://www.engineersweek.ie/2018/02/28/st-raphaelas-primary-school-stillorgan-inspiring-future-engineers/

 

 


We have been creating awareness for Internet Safety and Cyber-Bullying throughout the school. Safer Internet Day is an EU wide initiative to promote a safer internet for all users. The Theme for Safer Internet Day 2018 is “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you” #Up2Us #BeinCtrl  

For more information on Internet Safety please see resources on: https://www.webwise.ie/  or read more on:  https://www.saferinternetday.ie/

 


The Flat Stanley Project January 2018

2nd classes with Ms. Noctor and Ms. Rooney have been taking part in The Flat Stanley Project. The Flat Stanley Project has become the longest-lasting literacy project on the web. Student’s send a flat visitor to a school, a celebrity, a family member, a politician or anyone of interest and the recipient returns the little flat guy along with a completed journal and perhaps some souvenirs such as post cards, photos, or special items. See more at: http://www.flatstanleyproject.com/

2nd classes wrote letters and have had great response from famous faces with Flat Stanley such as  Luke Fitzgerald (Leinster Rugby), Peter Clohessy (Former Ireland Rugby), Ollie Campbell (Former Ireland Rugby), Hugo MacNeill (Former Ireland Rugby) and Gary Ringrose (Ireland Rugby). Molly Lamb took Stanley to visit Kilmacud Crokes where she bumped into some senior ladies football players and also senior men’s footballer David Nestor working hard in the gym. Stanley then got to enjoy a brunch with Dublin’s ladies football players Martha Byrne and Sarah McCaffrey. Such adventures were had! Well done 2nd class!!

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January Newsletter

 

 


 

 

BT Young Scientist Exhibition 2018

5th classes had a great day out at the RDS BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition on January 12th. They got to preview the fantastic projects and showcases on display. Watch below for highlights…

 

 


 

 

 

A HUGE big thank you to EVERYONE who volunteered to help at our wonderful Bake Sale this year. We have such a wonderful Parents Association; Thank you!

From all the preparations, set up and selling we had some fabulous helpers that helped made the day such a success! Thanks to everyone that supported by coming along and buying some of the wonderful cakes on offer baked by some very talented school bakers!🎂🍪🌲🎅🏻

 

 

 


 

 


We have had some fantastic Christmas Productions this year from infants to senior classes each performing and showcasing their amazing talents. A big thank you to our drama teacher Ms. Mc Coy for all her hard work and thank you to all teachers and classes involved. Watch for highlights below… 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Science Week 2017

Science Week 2017 took place from 12th – 19th November. http://www.scienceweek.ie We have been celebrating the fascinating worlds of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) throughout this week. There have been lots of exciting activities happening in each classroom. Excitingly the senior classes took part in the Intel-Mini Scientist competition and had a fantastic exhibition and presentation of projects. 

 https://www.intel.ie/content/www/ie/en/education/mini-scientist.html

Watch for highlights…

 

 

 


 

 

Halloween 2017 🎃 

 

We had a Spooktacular Halloween Disco again this year. Well done to all our students for incredible costumes and a Big Thank You to parents and teachers for the effort put in to decorating and organising the senior and junior discos.  Happy Halloween 👻 🎃

Watch for highlights…

 

 

 


 

 

 

Science Technology Engineering Maths #STEM

As part of Maths week 2017 14th – 22nd October; classes have been busy with completing a range of Maths activities. They are loving their Mangahigh Maths challenges. They can continue to log in and develop their Maths skills in Mangahigh  https://www.mangahigh.com/en-gb/

Senior classes have also been busy with Lego Robotic workshops provided by LearnIT education. These workshops complement the STEM, S.E.S.E. and Maths curriculum in a fun and engaging way and enable students to exercise scientific inquiry skills through direct hands on science, maths, engineering & technology activities. Students practiced and developed skills using LEGO robotics and coding/programming on tablets to predict, estimate, observe, measure, and record their investigations. 

Watch for highlights…

 

 


 

 

 

Road Safety Awareness October 2017

 

We were delighted to welcome Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross TD for Carpark Safety week this morning!

This fantastic initiative which raises awareness in our school family about car park safety, wearing high viz clothing and the importance of the safe cross code was enthusiastically supported by all.

Led by the our black panther mascot, the safe cross code routine was enthusiastically practised with students every morning across the yard, for all to hear!

A big thank you to the Road Safety Authority Ireland for providing our students and school community with free high viz gear in support of this important school initiative.
#rsa

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations 🍀🍀

 

The whole school celebrated St.Patrick’s Day and Seachtain na Gaeilge on Thursday 16th March with a variety of dances, songs, poems and performances from every class. We also had the great honour of having the Marshall Academy of Irish Dance with us who performed a range of fantastic dances. Watch for highlights below… 

 

 


 

 

 

Primary Science Fair 2017

5th class had a wonderful experience presenting at the RDS Science Fair on January 13th with their project: Let’s go fly a kite: What sort of kite flies best?

  • 5th class at the RDS Science Fair 2017

 

 

 


Christmas Productions 2016

2nd class put on a fantastic production of ‘Whoops a Daisy Angel’ and 5th class shone in their performance of ‘A Christmas Carol.’ Watch for highlights below… 

  • 2nd class Performance of 'Whoops a Daisy Angel'


Celebrating Proclamation Day

  • Celebrating Proclamation Day
  • Camogie in Croke Park!

    Camogie in Croke Park!

  • Success in Santry!

    Success in Santry!

  • Our choir

    Our choir