We were delighted to support our boys who completed the ‘Join Our Boys’ run in the Phoenix Park recently. Through our non-uniform day and other fundraising, we managed to raise over €1,000 for the charity. Well done boys! We are very proud of you!
Our Under 10 and Under 13 footballers have been training hard for the past number of weeks. Both teams are competing in Division 1 of the Cumann na mBunscoil competitions.
Our Under 10 men have had a great start to their campaign, beating both Maynooth and Scoil ui Riada comprehensively. They play Scoil na Mainistreach of Celbridge (May 3rd) this Thursday at home to see who will top the group and progress to the semi-finals as group winners.
Our Under 13s begin their campaign this Tuesday at home to Maynooth. Best of luck to both teams.
We were delighted to welcome John Kennedy from Clane Tidy Towns to Scoil Phádraig last Friday (27 April) to talk to our boys about biodiversity in the local area. John spoke about the campaign last year that led to the award of a Bronze Medal for the town, and how they plan on building on this work.
John also spoke about various aspects of our local environment, especially those which related to wildlife and flora. We learned about the impact our behaviour can have on the quality of life for these wildlife. Thanks to Ms. Collins, Mrs. Eyres and the Green Schools Committee for organising John’s visit. We hope to welcome him back when we secure our next Green Flag.
Throughout the year, our fifth class men in both classes have been using iPads to enhance their learning experiences. The first contact they had with iPads was when they used them to undetake a ‘Maths Eyes’ project for Maths Week 2017. They took the iPads and captured images of different things in the school environment, before using Google Docs to create a maths question based on their image.
In addition to this, both classes used the tablets and the ‘Google Slides’ app to create presentations that would accompany their projects for the Intel Mini Scientist exhibition. These presentations gave a detailed account of how they competed the project, the rational behind it and how it worked.