October 2011

Hallowe'en 01

We came to school in our Hallowe’en costumes today. Our teacher took photographs of us beside the picture of the gorilla. We went outside playing in our costumes and some people had masks. There were zombies, skeletons, Darth Vader, dead brides, witches, vampires, Spanish dancers, a mummy, knights, Grim Reapers, a Ninja, a head cutter, an evil eye skull, pumpkins, devils, princesses. It was fun.

By Rang I

Hallowe'en 02

Hallowe'en 03

Hallowe'en 04

We studied the life of Vincent Van Gogh. we looked at his paintings from his yellow and blue period. We chose our favourite paintings and painted some of them. here are some of our paintings.

On Tuesday, the 4th of October, we went to the hall to do a maths treasure hunt using QR codes.  We have an app on our Ipods called i-nigma.  We used this app to unlock the maths questions.  We had a sheet to write down the answers.  We had great fun.

By E.C and C.L

We have spotted QR codes on a number of items like a Dunnes Stores value clubcard, a presidential candidate’s leaflet and a dairygold carton!

World War II


We have just finished a class project on World War II. We divided up into groups of three. Each group had a different topic to research. We used the laptops to do our research and type it up. Then we presented our findings to the class. Finally we made a podcast of our findings. It was good fun!


Here are some of the most interesting facts that we learned:

  • The atomic bomb that was dropped onHiroshimawas called ‘Fat Man’ and ‘Little Boy’ was dropped onNagasaki.
  • Hitler’s Dad changed Hitler’s name to Adolf when he was 13 years old.
  • Albert Einstein was German but he advised the Americans on how to make the atomic bombs.
  • It wasn’t just Jews put in the concentration camps, gypsies, political prisoners, ethnic minorities… were put in also.
  • The Jewish spoke their own language called ‘Yiddish’.
  • Dublinwas bombed by accident instead ofManchester.
  • D-Day was delayed by a day due to bad weather.
  • 250,000 Jews leftGermanyand the rest were put into concentration camps.
  • There were only 5 midget-subs in the world. Four were destroyed atPearlHarbourand the other one was captured.
  • To make an atomic bomb you have to split an atom!
  • D-Day was also called ‘Operation Overlord’

Our Podcast!!   World War II podacst final


By 6th Class


Today we made a podcast about people’s favourite food. We had to speak into a microphone in Gaeilge. Teacher gave us a tap on the shoulder to start. It was written in our Gaeilge copy. The name of the programme we used to record the podcast was Audacity. We listened to the podcast again to make sure it was right. It was great fun.


6th Class Identity Day 7th October 2011


On Friday 7th October, 6th Class had an ‘Identity Day’. An ‘Identity Day’ is where everyone in the class tells the class something about themselves that no one else knows. We got the idea from a school that we are following on Twitter @Gill_Villeans. They are fromCanada.


Some people brought in photographs and various objects to do with what they were talking about.  We learned:

  • 3 people had their lives saved when they were smaller
  • 2 people set off fire alarms in public buildings by accident
  • Ciara dressed up as Mickey Mouse!
  • Steven kept kicking the incubator when he was born!
  • Attracta wants to move toAustraliaand have a koala!
  • A few people have had stitches
  • Kieran fell out the door on a baby walker
  • Aoibhin brought in her dancing shoes
  • Sean likes old style rap
  • A few people got lost over the years!
  • Thomas had a twisted ankle when he was born and needed surgery
  • Niall’s dog got ran over and has no bone in her left hind leg.
  • Shane had his Christmas dinner last week because his brother is moving toCanada
  • Evelyn has 2 guinea pigs.
  • Paddy goes toSardiniaevery year.
  • Sean went on roller skates and ended up in a bush!
  • Lee sleeps with a blue blanket that he has for 12 years!
  • Silvio likes classical music
  • Stephen likes AC/DC
  • Pauric skateboarded for the first time this summer
  • Donagh fell down the escalator in Quayside
  • Jack used to bring a hammer to bed and he loved Wendy from Bob the Builder!
  • Hannah left her hand on the hot stove for 15 seconds when she was 1
  • Miss Hynes has a very cute niece!


We all learned a lot about each other!

6th Class

Last night we were invited to sing at the Model for the North West Hospice.




There was a great turn out; forty-one pupils attended the celebration of Life. Eoghan, Stephen and Kevin were playing the guitar. Miss Hynes was playing the flute and Carla was playing the violin. We sang three songs,’ Let it be’, ‘Journey of a soul’ and ‘You’ve got a friend’. We got great feed feedback.

Everyone got a candle and they were lit. At the end of the ceremony everyone was offered a daffodil bulb to bring home. There were refreshments for everyone afterwards.

Mary & Edel