Dissolving Boundaries (2011)
Following on a successful visit last year when we travelled to Our Lady's Grammar School in Newry, we have been communicating with the school via Forums on the This year, it was our turn to host the Newry school, so we met them at the train station, then went to Collins Barracks Museum, where we saw exhibits, watched a video about High Crosses, and had lunch. We even got to try on some of the costumes!
Then we went to Blanchardstown Centre for some shopping.
We enjoyed meeting up again, and hope to continue with this project next year. Many thanks to teachers Ms. Walshe and Ms. Higgins for helping us to organise this visit.
Cathy Heffernan article in the Guardian Newspaper (2011)
Cathy, who is a past pupil of our school, is a journalist with The Guardian newspaper.
Last week she published and excellent article on the effects of cutbacks on deaf children in the UK.
Here is the link to that article
Cash for Clobber (2011)
As part of our Green Schools initiative, we have been collecting old clothes for recycling.
It's much better to reuse or recycle this old stuff, rather than throwing it away to landfill.
The Cash for Clobber van came to school last Monday, and you can see us loading the bags.
We had 95 bags in total!
The money we get will be used to help green projects in St. Mary's School.
Maths Notice Board (2011)
In Maths, we've been learning about Statistics, Mean, Median and Mode.
We used heights of a group of girls as a practical application of Statistics.
Musical Instruments Art (2011)
2C were very busy making some fantastic musical instruments for the Art Exhibition.
We're nearly ready for the St. Mary's Rock Band to take the world stage!
1A Business Competition (2011)
In Business Studies, we learn about laws which protect consumers.
In EU laws, foods must show the list of ingredients, name of food, quantity, storage instructions and other stuff.
We had a competition to get the girls to find this information on food packs.
We each brought in 2 packs - cereals, tea bags and other things.
All entries went in a box in our classroom, and this week we picked the winner- Jenna!
We announced the winner at assembly, and gave Jenna her prize.
Watch out for another competition coming soon!
2C were busy this week, digging and planting the garden that is part of our Green Schools project.
We'll be growing lots of vegetables and herbs.
LCA 2 Social Education Projects (2011)
Denise and Gemma did their project on Skin Cancer and Sun Protection, while Lisa and Megan studied Unemployment.
The girls presented their projects, and allowed us to ask loads of questions. We all learned some very interesting facts from their research.
Well done, LCA 2 !
4A Story for Marian School (2011)
Girls in 4A have been doing an IT project.
We wrote a story for the girls in Mary Steen's class in Marian School.
The story is about a dog, Tiny, who nearly gets killed in the Phoenix Park, but he falls into a pile of muck instead!
We made the story into a Powerpoint presentation, and showed it to the girls. We gave them a little book each showing the slides of the story.
Then Mary made hot chocolate for everyone! We enjoyed our visit to Marian School very much.