On November 8th, five engineers from Intel came to St Paul’s to judge the Intel Mini Scientist competition. Four classes had entered- Ms Broderick’s 4th, Mr Duffy’s 4th, Ms Tully’s 4th and Mr Harte’s 6th. Over the last couple of weeks, the children worked in groups conducting an experiment of their choosing. Plenty of research and hard work went into investigating and conducting the experiments, gathering the materials and creating a written submission for the judges to see. The judges had a tough decision to make! There were prizes for first and second place. Michael Ward, Ben Cunningham, Lucy Cameron and Amber Lane from Mr Duffy’s class came in second place with their experiment ‘The Balloon Powered Car’. Melissa Connolly, Ella Newman, Jessica Callan Smith and Deividas Matijosaitis from Ms Tully’s class came in first place with their experiment ‘Cloud in a Jar’. The first place team will now go to the Intel offices in Leixlip to compete in the next round of the competition. We wish them all the best of luck! A huge amount of work was put in to this competition by the children and their efforts were rewarded with a goodie bag and certificate from Intel. Well done to everyone involved!
Congratulations to our Senior Boys’ Football Team who have reached the Cumann na mBunscol Meath Final. The final will take place on Friday 23rd November in Páirc Tailteann during the school day (time to be confirmed). The boys topped their group with great displays of football throughout the group stages. We wish the boys the very best of luck as they prepare for the final. All support will be greatly appreciated on the day.
Have a look at all of the fantastic costumes from Hallowe’en dress up in St. Paul’s today!
We hope everyone has a wonderful midterm break and remember to stay safe!
Biodiversity – variety is the spice of life!
The Green School committee is continuing their work on the Biodiversity theme this year. We have met and discussed our targets and action plan for term 1. We are busy drawing up maps of our school grounds and environment so that we can carry out an audit in the coming weeks to see where improvements can be made. There may be work in Ordnance Survey for some of our committee members in the future!
Of course here in St. Paul’s we love to take pride in our school grounds so Grandparents’ Day was the perfect opportunity to showcase our lovely building both inside and out. The Green School committee carried out a litter pick. We were amazed at the amount of rubbish that can be blown in from outside the school and at how our lovely trees, plants and shrubbery can act as traps for all sorts of litter.
We had a very busy day in St. Paul’s last Friday as we had lots of Grandparents visit us for Grandparents’ Day. The day started off with a mass for Grandparents in the Church where Third Class sang beautifully in the choir. Grandparents were then invited back to the school for tea and coffee and were treated to some lovely performances from Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Class. Our visitors were then free to wander the school and pop into their Grandchild’s class for a chat. The children really enjoyed their visits and had lots of fun with their Grandparents including playing games, colouring, reading books, interviewing their Grandparents, singing songs and we even had one Grandfather who sang a song to the class! The whole school community really enjoyed the day and everyone left school last Friday with big smiles on their faces! Thank you to everyone involved for making it such a wonderful day.