Last week was also Tech Week. The boys in 5th & 6th sampled Scratch Coding with some succeeding in programming fish to move up and down and over and back the screen. Can't wait to see what's on the plan for next week.
Well done to our Green Schools committee who were awarded our 3rd Green School's Flag this week. This year we have been working on the Theme of WATER. It is a great achievement.
Some of the boys will be heading off to the Awards Ceremony in the Radisson Blu, Little Island, Cork on May 11th. Well deserved!
Thursday was Poetry Day Ireland and 5th & 6th were invited down to Kanturk Library to read poetry. Many of the boys read some of their own work in English and in Irish. It was a most enjoyable experience. Well done to all.
On Thursday April 27th we welcomed Martina Ryan, Educational Officer with Cork Mental Health who spoke to the 5th and 6th class children on the importance of positive mental health and wellbeing. She also talked to the boys about the transition from Primary to Post Primary School.It was an excellent talk & hopefully the boys learnt a lot.
5th & 6th had a great day out at the Duhallow Rural Schools Blitz yesterday. It was the first year in a long time that we entered two teams. Although we didn't get through to the final, the boys did the school proud. Well done boys.
Congratulations to Kasparas in 6th whose WEEK 11 100 Word Challenge was showcased & chosen to be read out in SPACE. He wrote a speech about Respecting the Environment.
Peaky the Ohbot was sent up to near-space and programmed to deliver messages written by children worldwide.
What an achievement!
Super work Kasparas - We are very proud of you!
Today we had Alan Smith & Steven Beattie from @CorkCityFC presenting prizes to Calum & Darragh. What sound lads! We had a question and answer session and then a kick around afterwards.
Congratulations & Well done to Calum C in 6th and Darragh in 4th who were winners in Clonakilty/Cork City F.C. Take Pride in Your Jersey Competition. Both children won family tickets to the Cork City v Derry City match this Friday April 7th. They have also won a hamper from Clonakilty. Added to the above prizes the children in these classes are afforded the opportunity to buy a ticket for Friday night’s game for €1.
The boys have completed their tag rugby with Olan Daly. We thank Olan for his time. The boys thoroughly enjoyed their sessions.
April 2017 in St Colman's BNS
Dates to Remember
April 6th - Football Competitive Blitz - 5th & 6th
April 7th - Easter Holidays @12.30pm
April 24th - Back to School
April 25th - Duhallow Rural School's Football - 5th & 6th
April 26th - School Closed - Inservice Day for Teachers on the Primary Language Curriculum
April 27th - Talk on Mental Health - 5th & 6th
April 27th - Poetry Ireland Day
April 28th - National DEAR Challenge Day