Fighting Words

We were delighted when our class was accepted to attend the ‘Fighting Words’ literacy workshop. This workshop is the brainchild of Roddy Doyle and aims to promote the art of storytelling in students in both Primary and Secondary schools.  Each writer received their own personalised book of the story which included the illustrations and their photo at the back.

Couch to 5K

We are now in week 6 in our Couch to 5K training and the boys are really feeling the benefits. It’s great to hear to boys talk about how much further they can run and how their stamina has improved. Their enthusiasm is contagious and we can’t wait for our 5K run on Thursday, 6th April.

Click this link to view our Couch to 5K plan; Couch to 5k Metric Version


We had a great time learning how to prepare and cook our own pizzas. The boys were provided with a selection of toppings and were allowed bring in their own toppings if they wished. 

Young Einstein Science

Oliwia from the Young Einstein Science Program has visited us for the past 4 weeks. We learned all sorts of cool new things to do with electricity, crime scenes and explosions.

Circuit Training

As a class, we brainstormed different ideas and skills we could incorporate into the session. The boys were careful to include both physical and technical activities and to stagger them so that each muscle would get a rest. 

Tag Rugby

Last week every class had a visit from a Leinster Rugby coach. He taught us the basics of tag rugby. We will be getting 3 more training sessions before taking part in a competition against other schools. There were serious skills on show for a first day!

Reading Buddies

Here is our some pictures from our first day meeting our Reading Buddies from Ms O’Leary’s 1st Class. We will be meeting up once a week for shared and guided reading exercises.


We have recently started our Yoga course and are now in our 3rd week. Every Wednesday, for 6 weeks, the boys are taught various Yoga poses and introduced to mindfulness. Maura is our instructor and  does a great job in explaining the different poses to the boys.

Sugarloaf School Tour

On Tuesday, 13th June, 4th and 5th Class went on a school tour to the Sugarloaf Mountain. Following on from our Couch to 5K programme we wanted to challenge ourselves for our school tour. The boys showed a great attitude all day and were determined to make it to the top.  The view at the top made it all worth it!

National Science Week

As part of National Science Week we took part in a Food Experiment Course in Donnycarney Community Centre. We learned all about Liquid Nitrogen Ice-Cream, Experimental Cavier, Agar Seaweed, Taste Testing & much more. The boys loved the hands-on nature of the experiments.