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|St. Finnachta's N.S.||
Thank you to everyone who joined our webinars on literacy development this month. The slides and resources can be found on the webinar page of this website.
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Congratulations to the graduating classes of 2021; Ms.Casey's, Mr.Burns' and Mr.Hogan's 6th Classes. You will be missed and we wish you all the best on the next step of your journey!
The Admissions Notice for 2021/ 22 has been published. See the 'Admission 2021/22' page on this website for details.
Applications will be accepted between 1st - 31st January 2021.
This is usually the time of year when we are all busy preparing and donating shoeboxes for children affected by poverty in Africa or Eastern Europe. It is an opportunity to share a little joy and excitement with children who live in circumstances where these can sometimes be in short supply. This year the Christmas Shoebox Appeal has gone online. To make a virtual box of your own with your child, you can visit www.teamhope.ie at any time, and choose the items you would like to add. The closing date is December 23rd, but the Christmas Shoebox Appeal Week is being ran from 9th – 15th November.
Thank you for your continued support and please tag the school twitter account if you have any pictures of the children getting involved in any activities using the hashtags #TeamUpForTeamHope and #ChristmasShoeboxAppeal.
The annual Scholastic Book Fair will not take place in the school this year. However, you can still avail of Scholastic’s huge selection of books through the school’s Scholastic Book Club.
If you choose to buy books from Scholastic through our School Book Club the school will gain reward points which can be used to purchase additional library books and supplementary reading books.
Postage is free to schools, so if you decide to purchase a book please address it to your child at Sixmilebridge N.S. We will pass the delivery on to pupils/ parents when it arrives.
You will find the link to our Book Club below. It will also be available on the on the school’s website and on The Parent’s Association Facebook page.
Scholastic Book Club – click to follow this link.
Here is a diary with lots of lovely reflective activities for children to complete during their time at home.
We hope that you and your families are well during these challenging times.
This unprecedented public health crisis means that all aspects of everyday life now face significant disruption, including work and school.
We have linked some suggested activities and resources (Exceptional Closure Activities Tab Above or click on the buttons below) that you may wish to avail of with your children over the coming weeks.
You will know what is most appropriate for your children and families during this difficult period. The activities and resources suggested do not need to be used and teachers will not be formally monitoring or assessing them on our return to school. They are intended merely as potentially helpful suggestions.
The suggestions listed should be treated as a menu, you can choose as many, as few, or none if you wish.
We respectfully suggest that you encourage your children to continue reading and to keep up work on Maths tables.
Sixmilebridge National School
Congratulations to Hannah who represented our school in the Regional final of the INTEL MINI SCIENTIST in Shannon in December. Hannah was awarded one of the top prizes and will go on to represent Munster & Connacht in the ALL IRELAND FINAL in Maynooth University on Wednesday 29th January 2020
Well done Hannah and we wish you the very best of luck with THE DISPOSABLE TRUTH project.
Watch this spot!!
Ms Burkes 3rd Class learned about Climate Change. They watched videos about Climate Change, learned about Greta Thunberg and her boat journey to New York . They loved visiting the Science Fair in the hall and were fascinated by all the projects.
They collected 85 euro to donate to teamtrees.org and they will plant 85 trees on behalf of the class in rainforests around the world.
In 3rd class they studied where our fruit comes from and checked fruit packaging at home and collated the data!
Interesting findings! Have a look at your own fruit!
THE BIG BANG THEORY
Mr Lynch's 2nd Class have been studying FORCE in SCIENCE. They decided to make a Balloon Stand to stand on. Now who would stand on a balloon? What do you think would happen? Yes !!! A BIG BANG!
Lets see what happened in Mr Lynch's Class
There was great excitement in school on Tuesday 14th November when 10 INTEL Scientists and Engineers came to our school to adjudicate the Science Fair. 111 children too part in what is a record 41 projects.
Hannah 6th Class was the overall winner of the Science Fair competition with her project entitled
THE DISPOSABLE TRUTH which was about the real truth behind your disposable coffee cup.
This is Hannah's third time winning the school Science fair. The very best of luck to her in the Munster Final and in her Scientific future .
Congratulations and Well Done to everyone who took part ...take a bow!
In 2nd Place came THE KINETIC KOASTER which was presented by Roísín, Nicole and Lauren 5th Class. Their ideas came from Physics and dealt with Force.
Special Mention Awards went to a variety of Projects.
1. Hydro Dipping by Logan & Ali
2. Knees by Caoimhe , Edie & Rebecca
3. Which fertilizer is best for growing peas? by Lochlann , Eoin & Evan
We were delighted to welcome back a past pupil Gabriel Denys as an Intel judge for the projects. Gabriel is on the left here.
Finally The Award Ceremony
We would like to extend our congratulations to past pupil Jack Ward Murphy who played for Ireland recently in the Rugby 7’s European Championships U18 in Gdansk Poland. Ireland beat last year’s winners France in the quarter finals. They topped their group early in the tournament going on to be outright winners. Well done Jack and all the team.
On Friday 27th April 2018, Minister for Education & Skills Richard Bruton visited the site of the new school to view the progress being made.
Minister Bruton acknowledged the great work ad complimented the efforts of the Board of Management, Design Team led by Reddy Architecture, and Coolsivna Construction.
Phase one of the project is due for completion at the end of the year and pupils and staff will move to the new building then.
There was music in the air at Shannon Airport on Tuesday, February 13th, when our school band travelled to perform there, accompanied by Ms. Ní Ghormáin, Ms. Cullinan and Ms. Tuohy. The band participated in the annual School Band Spectacular, along with pupils from Ennis National School, Gaelscoil Mhichíl Cíosóg from Ennis, and Milford National School in Castletroy. The event gave students an opportunity to play for, and with, other students from different schools, as well as for parents, grandparents, and passengers that were passing through the airport. There are 40 children in our band in total, from second class to sixth class. They meet once a week, at lunchtime, to rehearse, and are a very dedicated group. it was a very enjoyable event for the children, their families, and the teachers and principal.
Well done to Hannah Fitzpatrick and Katie Moloney on their wonderful achievement of reaching the Grand Final in Dublin this month.
Their project 'Do You Know What Cross-Contamination Is? examined the effects of food coming in contact with other substances.
Hannah and Katie were presented with a Certificate of Achievement by Dr. Brian Mac Craith, President of DCU, and Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton.