Parents' Association Raffle Winners
Members of the Parents' Association, Adrian Elliott and Catherine O'Meara with the winners of the recent Parents' Association raffle.
The Gingerbread Run!

Well done to Ms. Gaynor, Ms. Mc Ardle, Ms. Stone and Ms. Dermody on completing a 10km run earlier today, Sunday.  The run was in Portarlington, Co. Laois with proceeds going to Irish Autism Action.

Anti-Bullying Talk on Thursday 19th

Anti-Bullying Talk for Parents
Thursday 19th November
School G.P. Room at 7.30 p.m.
Facilitator: Mr. Pat Courtney
(Please use staff car park & bus zone for parking)

Also, The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan T.D., recently launched the national anti-bullying website,

Bus √Čireann Safety Programme

To reinforce the importance of wearing a seat belt while travelling on school buses, Bus Éireann has launched a safety campaign to raise awareness among children, parents, and teachers.  Click HERE for further details.  The key message is,

Belt Up!

Parent/Teacher Meetings; Anti-Bullying Talk; Christmas Performances
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Intel Mini Scientist
What is Mini Scientist?  Giving primary school students the opportunity to explore science through project based learning and exhibitions.  The Intel Mini Scientist Exhibition is a program which allows Primary school students to develop science related projects which are then exhibited at fairs held within their own schools.  Children in Ms. Gaynor's and Ms. Dermody's 6th class exhibited excellent projects earlier today and our visitors from Intel, Laura and Sarah, were very impressed.  Click HERE for photos.  Ms. Dermody also put together two slideshows - click HERE and HERE.  (Click on the play button beside the slideshow for accompanying music).
Fifth Class Science Experiments

Children in Ms. Mc Ardle's fifth class got into the spirit of Science Week yesterday.  Click HERE to find out more.  (Click on the play button beside the slideshow for accompanying music).

Doodle for Google. Ireland is.....

Doodle for Google - Ireland is .....
Click HERE for slideshow 1; HERE for slideshow 2; HERE for slideshow 3 (Click on the Play button beside the slideshow for accompanying music)

Cell Explorers Team from Athlone I.T.

Six members of the Cell Explorers Team from Athlone I.T. conducted workshops with 6th class today, Tuesday.  The children were totally engrossed in the activities and enjoyed the session immensely.  Many thanks to the team for visiting.  Click HERE for more photos.

Science Week & Cookery Class

There are a number of events taking place in school this week to mark Science Week.  Earlier today, Mr. Leo Smith from Athlone Community College and 2 students conducted experiments for children in 5th and 6th classes.  At the same time, children in 4th class were taking part in cookery classes facilitated by Ms. Marion O'Shea.  Tomorrow, 6 members of the Cell Explorers team from Athlone I.T. will visit while on Wednesday, Nuala Madigan from the Irish Peatland Preservation Council will facilitate workshops.


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