Sixth Class

Stem Activities- The boys were given the challenge of designing and making a launcher for a small army man. We then tested the designs and measured the distances achieved by each launcher.

The designing Stage

Testing the launchers

Well done Shaun on achieving an All-Ireland medal in boxing.

A lot of chocolate in the kitchen this week!

Looking after the Flowers

Thanks to Sean, Amir and Shaun who have taken home the potted flowers to care for them.

Easter Chicks

Mrs Maguire visited the classes to show the recently hatched chicks in the hatchery and told us what care they now need.

Light

We conducted an experiment using a torch to see whether light could shine through materials.Using a variety of materials and torches, the boys explored translucent, transparent and opaque.

Debate

Well done to the debate team for winning the cup in the Letterkenny Debating League after winning their 4th debate in a row proposing the motion “Charity Begins at Home” against Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal.

Keep Safe

A great day was had by the 6th classes attending a Keep Safe morning the Aura. The boys were delighted to hear from a number of safety and rescue experts and get the chance to use the specialised equipment. There were representatives from the Armed Garda Response Unit, Air and Sea Rescue, Paramedics, Road Safety experts, The Fire Service and more. It was a very exciting and informative day for all involved as each boy donned a variety of equipment, learned how to use a defibrillator and watched the fire service in action.

Concert for Seachtain na Gaeilge

We sang The Irish Rover and Bog Down in the Valley-O. It was an enjoyable day listening to all the wonderful Irish music and singing from the other classes as well as impressing them with our own singing!

Science experiment

We conducted an experiment to explore the effects of fizzy drinks on our teeth. We used eggs as their surface is most similar to our teeth. We used water, orange juice, Red Bull and Coke.

Confirmation Celebration

Congratulations to our sixth class pupils who received the sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday in St Eunans Cathedral. We are very proud of all the boys. We enjoyed a day of celebration on Monday. See some photos from Arena 7 below.

Freshly battered fish and chips!!

 

Be the best You that You can be

The boys planted bulbs, discussed their needs and the potential each bulb has to be a beautiful flower if it accepts the heat from the sun, absorbs nutrients and water from the soil and pushes through the soil to be the best flower it can be.

The boys were then reminded of the potential in each one of them to be the best ‘you’ they can be, if they accept love from family and friends and put effort into themselves. Material things in life are not important, the people in our lives are. The boys were reminded they are all unique and special in their own way.

Doing the 10@10 for RTE! Such excitement.

Home made Pizzas and Apple crumble with custard

Valentine Art

No one was saying who the cards were for……?

And more pancake making and eating!

PANCAKE TUESDAY

The boys enjoyed yummy pancakes and Nutella this morning. Many thanks to Mrs Fisher and Mrs Cannon for their help.

 

Credit Union Quiz

Well done to all the boys who represented Scoil Cholmcille in the Credit Union Quiz in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Monday night. The boys did us proud.

🇧🇷BRAZIL🇧🇷

Look at the projects we completed on Brazil. We used the school laptops to research and publish our projects.

Confirmation

The pupils in 6th Class are busy preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation on the 24th February. We are learning about the gifts the Holy Spirit will bring. The NET Team have been visiting us every Wednesday to help with our preparation.

We also welcomed a very special visitor last Thursday. Bishop Mc Guckian came to Scoil Cholmcille and spent time with the candidates for Confirmation. It was a very informative and spiritual occasion.

MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR

Martin Luther King Jr Day was celebrated on Monday January 15th. We learned about his life and legacy. We watched his famous ‘I have a dream’ speech. The pupils made posters of his most famous quotes and we completed fact files.

MATISSE ARTWORK

Mrs Dunleavy’s Class ‘painted with scissors’. We were inspired by the art of  French artist Henri Matisse.

B.L.T.’s  were on the menu this week!

Well done Harry, Jude and Keelan.

 

Some interesting powerpoints created and presented by the boys.

Unique pencil holders made using clay

 

 

  Pizza party 🎉🍕🎉🍕

Mrs Dunleavy’s and Mrs Kavavangh’s Classes shared a pizza party this afternoon to celebrate a great first term. The boys have enjoyed academic progress, have achieved many personal goals as well as huge extra curricular success with Sport, the choir and the debate team. Both teachers are extremely proud. Well done boys!! Have a happy Christmas 🎄

Well done to all the boys who sang so beautifully in the carol service. You can hear some of the music if you check on you tube.

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

The boys created some very unique pencil holders using clay this month.

Tasty Christmas puddings!

 

Another wonderful sketch from our talented Amir.

 

French toast and fresh fruit!

The boys really loved making this simple and wholesome dish, known to many people as ‘eggy bread!’

We had a visitor to our class, Ms. Vera Timoney, to show us how to make an advent wreath. Ms. Timoney explained the symbolism behind each part of the wreath and the importance of Advent in the catholic church. Thank you Ms Vera Timoney for your time.

In science we made our own kaleidoscopes using mirrors and wrote in the style of Leonardo Da Vinci using mirror writing.

More cooking in the kitchen

The boys have made tasty omelettes as well as sweet scones with cream and jam. The smells coming from the kitchen have been very tempting!

 

Making buns with Mrs Kelly.

Odhrán, Bartek and Caden made delicious cup cakes in the school kitchen.

Loving the new aprons boys!

The boys also helped Mrs Kelly make extra buns for all the parents attending meetings last Thursday – I think they were trying to sweeten them up!

Hallowe’en Fun

We made pumpkins with Mrs Kelly. They tasted delicious! The process was fun but a little messy!

Everyone was allowed to dress up on Friday in fancy dress and a great day was had by all. Even Master Cannon dressed up to scare us all in the morning!

We played some games with balloons and cookies. Rudi and Harry impressed everyone with their skills. It was great fun.

Well done to Jack and Karl!

Our school debate team, including Jack and Karl from our class, won their first debate of the year against Gaelscoil Adhamhnáin. The motion was ‘Social Media is a bad influence on children’. We were proposing the motion.

Experimenting with simple pulleys.

 

Silhouette Art and What’s on my Mind?

Can you recognise anyone?

 

Soil Investigators

We collected soil samples from different areas of our school grounds and examined them to determine where they cane from. We passed water through each soil to explore the drainage.

Picasso Inspired Art
Halloween Art in Room 15
We have been using the school laptops to create presentations on polar animals. We looked at them on the interactive whiteboard.

 

We’re working together to make as many Christmas boxes as we can for Team Hope. Well done to all the boys for their kindness and Mrs Kelly for helping to organise.
We revised long division and realised that we are great at it!
Our number facts are at our fingertips too.

We had a welcome visitor to our class when a former pupil came back to tell us all about life in the college. The boys had plenty of questions which were ably answered.

Starting out our new school year putting our best foot forward and the boys discuss what makes a good classmate.

Lovely name art and studying the Celtic civilisation

Co-operation in action in Mrs Kavanagh’s sixth class

 

Hour of Code in St. Eunan’s College

 September in Room 15

The boys in Mrs Dunleavy’s class have had a busy start to the new school year. We have been working on writing genres with a focus on Explanation writing. The boys have produced some excellent examples using the school laptops.

We have looked at the art of Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky and used his pieces as inspiration for our own art projects. We also made a lovely display for our classroom door.

We took part in Science experiments to explore how a flame uses oxygen as it burns.

Look at the gallery below for some photos of our work and check back in throughout the year to see updates.