22 Mar · Aongus · No Comments

Symmetrical Art

  During 4th Class Math / Art they learned a little more about symmetry by doing symmetrical art. Aongus, their teacher took a photo of each student’s face and then they cut that photo in half. After that they stuck their faces on to coloured card and drew the other side. All in all, it …

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22 Mar · Aongus · No Comments

Library Trip to meet a Cartoonist – Aiden Courtney

We were all super excited to meet an amazing cartoonist at Dundrum library. He taught us how to draw amazing funny cartoons like dogs, unicorns, zombies and much more. We all really enjoyed our super fun visit, and loved all the funny pictures. Aiden Courtney was the name of the brilliant cartoonist, he makes comics …

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22 Mar · Aongus · No Comments

Lá Glas for Fourth Class

On Friday the 16th of March Ballinteer Educate Together school had a school Céilí Mór to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge and St. Patrick’s Day. The first acts from Fourth Class were three musicians, Carla who played the flute, Kian who played the Violin and Joseph who played the banjo. Then 4th Class sand two Irish …

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22 Mar · Aongus · No Comments

Engineers Week

During Engineer’s week, 4th Class had two outstanding engineers come to their class. Their names were Carl and Alan. Alan is a Civil Engineer and Carl is a Chemical Engineer. They told us what engineers do and that if we didn’t have engineers, we wouldn’t have all the high-tech things that we have today. Carl …

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22 Mar · Aongus · No Comments

Irish Dancing

For 2 Wednesdays, 4th Class did Irish Dancing with their teachers Sarah and Aongus. The dances they did were “Shoe the Donkey” and “The Siege of Ennis”. Then 4th Class decided to do only “The Siege of Ennis” with 3rd Class and Junior Infants too. 1st Class and 2nd Class did “Shoe the Donkey. Second …

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22 Mar · Aongus · No Comments

The Sam Maguire Cup

Just before the Winter holidays our school got a surprise visit from two Dublin hurling team players who brought with them none other than the Sam Maguire cup! All of the classes sang a song such as Molly Malone, Everywhere we go and many more. The classes got to do a ‘Q and A’ with …

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22 Mar · Aongus · No Comments

Making the world a better place!

During January and February, Fourth Class decided to spread the message about some things that need to change on Earth. With the help of an artist, Caroline Lynch, the class made some outstanding posters. The posters showed some world dilemmas such as plastic pollution, global warming and the use of palm oil, in colourful detail. …

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22 Mar · Aongus · No Comments

Visit from a Biologist

   This term some classes had a visit from Gordon Cooke (Hayden’s Dad). They learned that he is a lecturer and researcher at the IT in Tallaght in Biological Science. He talked to them about bacteria and told them what type is good and what type is bad. He also told them that medicine can …

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1 Mar · Ann Gallagher · No Comments

Lets get connecting

K’Nex Masters at work We have been very busy in school this week constructing with our K’NEX. We have decided to explore the world of Civil Engineering and try our hand at building structures for specific purposes. First of all we spent some time drawing up the blue print and planning the building we wanted …

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28 Jan · Ann Gallagher · No Comments

Edible Engineering Experiment

Edible Engineering Experiment   This week in science we were set the task of working as an engineer to build a bridge out of food. Before we undertook the project we came together as a project team and discussed the work of an engineer. We then look looked at the most important infrastructures in our …

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26 Oct · Aongus · No Comments

Student Council Elections

  Our school has started a Student Council and we have elected two members to it. We did proportional representation (PR) voting, the type of voting used in Ireland. We had sixteen candidates, we are very proud of them and they are proud of themselves. Everyone had to make their own speech and read it …

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26 Oct · Aongus · No Comments

ReelLIFE SCIENCE Videos

The whole class was recently working to make 9 different science videos. We were working in groups of 2 or 3. Each group made brilliant and interesting science videos to enter the competition organised by the National University of Ireland in Galway. The competition is called ReelLIFE SCIENCE. There were 1500 participants in the whole …

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26 Oct · Aongus · No Comments

GAA

  Our class has had visits from Dónal of Ballinteer St. John’s Gaelic Football Club. Every Wednesday morning at 9am we would go outside to play gaelic. We did mini-matches and passing to improve our skills and to learn how to play the game. We also played some fun games like stuck in the mud, …

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26 Oct · Aongus · No Comments

The Local Gardaí Visit

On the 24th of October were all visited by Gardaí from Dundrum. Their names were Ivan and Linda. They taught us about Halloween safety. They showed some awesome gadgets. They also told us how important it is to stay away from fireworks. We also got to hold their handcuffs, they felt so cool.   They …

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26 Oct · Aongus · No Comments

Visits From Local Politicians

  On Monday the 8th and Friday the 13th of October, 4th Class were lucky enough to meet Catherine Martin TD and Senator Neale Richmond. Catherine and Neale talked about their jobs and the budget. Neale talked about being a Senator in the Senate and Catherine talked about being a TD in the Dáil. They …

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