Dell-EMC VEX Robotics IQ Competition 2018

On Wednesday the 17th of January a team of 21 girls from 5th and 6th class took part in the held in the Cork Institute of Technology. Over 20 teams from various   schools took part in this event on the 17th, the first day of a three day event. The girls have been working hard with their teachers Iníon Uí Lomasna and Iníon Uí Dhonnabhaín on designing, building and programming a robot since September. There were many tasks to be completed throughout the day e.g. a presentation to the judges on their STEM project which was on the use of robotics in the medical field. They also competed against other schools’ robots in various competitions. Our school has been taking part in this event since it began in January 2014. This year the Scoil Mhuire team won the ‘Design Award’ and also secured a place in the finals on the 1st of March. It is has been a great experience for our pupils so far to showcase all they have learnt over the last few months  and we look forward to another opportunity to do this in the finals in March. Well done to everyone involved. Watch this space for further updates, the exciting is mounting!


Whole School Christmas Carol Concert

On  the 20th of December , 2017 the church of St Mary and St John was alive with the sound of music from the wonderful pupils of Scoil Mhuire. Each class level came together and sang or performed two Christmas songs ranging from the more traditional Christmas Carols to more contemporary festive tunes . The children displayed their many talents from button accordion and tin whistle playing to mine and dance combined with song. Our school care taker Jimmy also joined all the pupils  for a beautiful whole school finale rendition of “Oh holy night”. Everyone left full of the Christmas Spirit. A big thank you to all the pupils and staff for all their hard work and preparation.


P.F.A Christmas Fair 2017

The P.F.A organised the annual Christmas Fair in Scoil Mhuire on the 7th of December. It is always a highlight on the school calendar and this year was no different. A great night full of festive fun and cheer was had. From face painting to a nail parlour , home made cake sales and popcorn machines, an arts and crafts sale to international musical entertainment . You name it, Scoil Mhuire Christmas Fair had it! There was even a visit from Santa and Rudolph not to mention an amazing raffle! Scoil Mhuire wants to express its sincere gratitude to the  amazing hard work and dedication of our Parents and Friends association (PFA) for such a wonderful event . It really got us in the Christmas Spirit.


Christmas 2017

The PFA will host the annual Christmas Fair on Thursday 7th of December at 7.00pm. They have been working tirelessly preparing for this wonderful event and we wish to thank them for all that they do for our school community.

We are getting very excited for Christmas here at Scoil Mhuire. Our school has been transformed into a winter wonderland.

We wish all of our girls and families a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.


Vex Robotics 2017/2018

 

The preparations for the Vex Robotics competition are well and truly under way in Scoil Mhuire. Students from 5th and 6th class have been working on building our Stretch Robot and programming it for competition. The girls have also been researching the use of technology in the everyday lives of people and just how useful it really is. We are learning so much each week and are enjoying every step of the process. We are very proud of the Robotics team and are very excited for the Vex Robotics Primary School competition which will take place in CIT in January 2018.


Are you ready for Halloween?

We are all ready for Halloween at Scoil Mhuire! We had a very exciting day on Friday – children were allowed to dress up for Halloween. Some teachers even joined in the fun. We raised some money for our PFA.

We hope everyone stays safe over the mid term break and has a well deserved rest following all the hard work of September and October!

 


Skip n Rope!!

Scoil Mhuire had two wonderful days of skipping in September. Mark McCabe from SkipnRope came and introduced his wonderful skipping techniques to each pupil in the school. The girls enjoyed the skipping sessions and it is wonderful to see them practising their skipping skills at lunch break. The aim is to introduce children and teachers to the world of skipping. Skipping is a terrific form of exercise that helps a child’s agility, balance, hand-eye co-ordination and can increase speed through footwork. It teaches children about rhythm and when put into team routines, it provides them with team work skills and encourages them to have confidence in their sporting ability. It is a great way to exercise, maintain good health while having lots of fun. We hope the girls will continue to skip all year long!

A special thank you to our PFA who covered some of the cost of these two wonderful days!