All Ireland visitors

We had some very exciting visitors to Scoil Maelruain yesterday when Michael Darragh MacAuley and Eamonn Fennell from the Dublin Senior Football team dropped in with the Sam Maguire cup! They gave us lots of tips and answered loads of our questions about the All Ireland Final and G.A.A. Check out all our pictures with the cup!

Bird is the Word

Check out the pictures of the “Bird is the Word” project, which was completed by students of 5th (Ms. Biesty) and 6th (Ms. Walsh) class, and was displayed at the RDS Primary Science Fair earlier this month.

For three weeks students monitored and recorded bird activity in the school garden three times daily. Initially there was no food provided for the birds and then we added peanuts during week 2 and seeds during week 3. We attracted a large variety of birds to the garden including greenfinches, chaffinches, goldfinches, magpies, blue tits and sparrows. The most common visitor to our garden was the chaffinch and during the 3rd week we logged over 200 birds!

We displayed our project as part of the RDS Primary Science Fair and you can now see it displayed in the halla!

Science Week Explosions!

Students from 5th (Ms. Biesty) & 6th class (Ms. Walsh) enjoyed a great Science Show from Scientific Sue in Tallaght I.T. as part of Science Week. Some brave pupils even volunteered to help Sue out with some of her experiments which included colour changes, super foams, disgusting slime & a fire breathing dragon!

Christmas Concerts 2011

In December we held our annual Christmas Concerts. There was huge variety  from plays and poems, to Irish dancing and the choir singing pop songs and carols. The Nativity was performed by Ms Flood’s class, Ms Carty’s did a Haka ‘as Gaeilge’ and we had a beautiful chime bar piece from Ms Biesty’s music club. Well done to all the children and teachers who worked so hard to put on a fabulous show.

3rd/4th class Concert

5th/6th class Concert

Irish Dancers and choir