Third class pupils were EXPLODING WITH EXCITEMENT in preparation for their 2017 Science Fair Exhibition. Pupils from all the other classes came to visit and learn ‘How to make a lava lamp’, ‘The science of slime!’, ‘How to sink a marshmallow’, ‘How to create milky madness’, ‘What happens when u drop a mentos in a bottle of Coca Cola’, and ‘How to make invisible ink’ … to name but a few experiments. Our budding scientists explained the scientific thinking behind each experiment and now unanimously agree that Science really is lots of fun! Well done to all.
Huge congratulations to our victorious football girl’s football team who earlier today won the first round of the INTO Mini 7’s competition in Rossmore. They won both of their games meaning they were the only team out of five to progress from todays competition. The other schools competing against them were Kilmeen, Knockskeagh, Coppeen and Glandore. Well done girls!!
Our boy’s team competed very well also but unfortunately didn’t progress to the next round of the competition. However they equally did us proud, winning one of their two games beating Glandore but succumbing to a very strong Coppeen side.
Wrapped and ready to go; children from Junior Infants to Sixth Class today showed off their Team Hope Ireland Shoe boxes. The boxes were filled with simple Christmas gifts by the children themselves and the boxes will soon be transported to some of the poorest countries in the world, just in time for Christmas. There they will be given to ‘forgotten children’ – victims of war, disease or poverty; children living on the edge, in some of the poorest countries in the world. For families living on less than €1 a day, Christmas is just another ordinary day – nothing special, no Christmas tree, no presents. BUT our shoeboxes will bring a little hope, a lot of laughter and smiles for children who have very little. We are very proud of our pupils here at Scoil Mhuire NS who have shown both empathy and compassion in helping these children who are less fortunate than themselves. For a little insight into what it means to these children take a look at the short video below.
Our Parents’ Association Halloween Toy n’ Cake Sale and fancy dress was a huge success! Scoil Mhuire NS came alive yesterday with some spooktacular and terrifyingly gruesome creatures wandering throughout the school. Thankfully it was all in a good cause and in the end a monstrous €967.72 was raised which will contribute to bringing all the children of the school to the pantomime in Cork during December. Thanks to everyone who was so generous in baking cakes, donating toys and buying items at the sale. In our raffle, Hannah Lily O’Callaghan was the lucky winner of our Halloween Cake and Teresa Murphy won our carved pumpkin!
Included are some photos of our ghosts and ghouls but be warned; view at your own risk as many are pretty scary! Also included are a selection of photos of children’s work from various clases throughout the school!
Happy Halloween everyone!