3rd-6th Classes are delighted to be involved in Peace Proms for the first time! Peace Proms is both a peace initiative and a choral education programme. School choirs from the 32 counties come together in unique settings and perform a number of songs with the complement of a full orchestra and conductor!
We are involved in a concert on Sunday March 6th at 8p.m. in Limerick. We have one workshop which takes place in February to act as a practice run.
All are welcome to attend the concert which is ticket only. Tickets can be purchased online from this address:
Well done to the eight children from third to sixth class who have qualified for the Credit Union Chapter Level Quiz on the 18th of February.Congratulations to our under 11 and under 13 quiz teams who won both categories in the Credit Union Quiz in Templemore, on Friday, 27th January. It was a fantastic achievement for our school. Both teams now progress to the next round which will take place on February 18th. Well done to the the eight children who worked really hard for the quiz. (Conor from third, Lisa and Tara from fourth, Harry, Eoghan and Razuk from fifth and Emma and Shane from sixth class)
Huge thanks to Donie Ryan for coming to the school on Monday, 23rd January to speak to the children from third to sixth class about where the water in our school comes from. It was a very informative talk and all children are now a lot wiser as to where our water comes from.
All classes were extremely busy preparing for Green Flag assessment which took place on Monday 30th January at 1 o’clock. All members of the school community have been working very hard over the last two years trying to reduce the water consumption in the school. We are currently using on average between 4 and 5 litres of water per person per day which is the recommended amount. The assessor on the day, Catherine was extremely happy with the work which the we have completed based on the theme of water. We hope to hear shortly from the Green Schools Office as to whether we will be receiving our Green Flag this year.
Saving water is the way to go, Save me, I’m H2O.
The pupils of Scoil Naomh Cualán made the trip to L.I.T. Limerick, on the 24
th of January for a once in a life time experience.
Pupils from fifth and sixth class participated in an in-flight call with
French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is currently onboard the International
Space Station, orbiting the earth at an altitude of 400km.
The girls and boys were extremely lucky to be chosen, as one of only six
schools in Ireland to take part in this unforgettable event. Schools from
Portugal and Romania also took part, with each location connected to each
other and the I.S.S. by video link.
To prepare for the in-flight call the children with the help of Ms. Mary
Gorey from St. Joseph’s College Borrisoleigh, learned all about the
European Space Agency, space technology used in our everyday lives and the
science experiments being carried out onboard the I.S.S.
The students were very interested to learn, as part of the mission to Mars,
scientists from L.I.T. Limerick are developing technology to grow fresh
vegetables in a zero gravity environment and they currently have the
astronauts onboard the I.S.S. carrying out experiments on their behalf.
The pupils compiled everything they learned, into a beautiful poster that
was shown to astronaut Thomas via video link. He was very impressed!
Thomas then was asked some very interesting questions. For example Ms.
Gorey asked him, “How long does it take for the research, experiments and
new findings done on the I.S.S. to be used in technologies and medicine
here on earth?” His answer to this and other questions were very
educational and the children learned a lot about space technology and how
it impacts our lives on earth.
To take part in such an historic event was wonderful and it has no doubt
inspired the young boys and girls to develop their skills and enhance their
knowledge in the S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)
subjects. Perhaps one day students from around the world will be talking to
our very own astronaut from Tipperary!