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22 Jan

2016 marks the 52nd year of the Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.  Sixth Class from Scoil Chrónáin Naofa, along with class teacher Ms Hogan and Principal Mr Hanamy, journeyed to the RDS on Thursday 7th January to display their project in the Primary Schools Science Fair.  This year had the highest number of schools entering the fair.   Imagine how cool it would be to build a robot that could grasp a ball or pick something up?  This was something our class wanted to investigate.  In our robotics engineering project, our objective was to create working hands from everyday craft... 

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27 Jan

In conjunction with Catholic Schools Week our school celebrated Grandparents Day on Tuesday.  The pupils of First and Sixth Class invited their grandparents to the school.  The event started with a short prayer service celebrated by School Chaplin Michael Harding.  Following this the pupils brought the grandparents to the classrooms where they had lots of interesting things to see and do. In First Class the pupils made flowers with their grandparents photograph in the centre of them.  The children also made certificates and wrote poems to give to their grandparents.  The pupils created booklets... 

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15 Jan

The Sixth Class pupils from Scoil Chrónáin Naofa were delighted to be filmed and featured on several RTE News programmes on Thursday last 9th January at the 50th BT Young Scientist Exhibition at the RDS in Dublin.  The pupils featured on RTE News today on RTE2, and were the backdrop for the Nine O Clock News slot when introducing the BT Young Scientist.   The pupils were thrilled to have been accepted to take part this year, following in the footsteps of the Sixth Class pupils of two years ago.  Following a very early start leaving the school at 6 30 am the pupils, accompanied by Ms Hogan... 

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1 Dec

In conjunction with Science Week the pupils from 6th Class carried out  experiments in the school hall.  The pupils were divided into groups and each group carried out an experiment, they had also made information posters to describe the experiments.  One of the experiments had the younger children mesmerised – Amy was able to put a wooden skewer through a balloon without bursting it – the balloon stayed inflated for hours!  The pupils from all the other classes visited the hall where 6th Class pupils were delighted to perform the experiments to a captive audience.  The pupils... 

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21 Feb

Our 5km cycle on Tuesday last was a great success with a great crowd taking part.  The beautiful weather on the day helped add to the carnival atmosphere.  After assembly Garda Chris O Meara, who came out on his day off, gave us a safety talk before we we set off.  Local Sergeant Mark Kelly and Senan Gardiner from An Taisce brought reflective arm bands and jackets for those who didn’t have theirs.  Most of the pupils from 5th and 6th Class took part along with parents Colm Brophy and Aileen Hoyne along with our youngest participant Saoirse.  Ms Hogan and Green School Co-ordinator Mrs... 

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6 Feb

On Thursday last we celebrated Grandparents Day and welcomed grandparents of the pupils in 2nd and 6th Class to our prayer service for Catholic Schools week. There was a great turn out with over 40 grandparents in attendance.   Some of the grandparents were former pupils of Dromakeenan! After the prayer service grandparents accompanied their grandchildren to their classrooms where they were given a tour of the room, there was great excitement from both young and not so young! Sixth Class showed their grandparents their weaving and grandparents even joined in! Second Class interviewed their grandparents... 

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26 Nov

           As we seek our Fourth Green Flag we are concentrating on transportation and how to lower our global foot print.  In line with this last Friday 5th and 6th Class had a very informative day on bike safety with Senan Gardiner.  We learned how to do the “M Check” on our bikes and how to do the life saver Look before overtaking obstacles or turning.  We had great fun trying to keep between the obstacles with one or two not able to keep their feet off the ground.  The slow bicycle race was also a challenge for some who are more used to going fast.  Danny in 6th Class kept Senan... 

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26 Nov

  Well done to Stephen, Conor, Jack and Luke who came third in the North Tipperary Schools GAA quiz last night.  The boys did us proud as there were a total of 25 teams in the quiz.  Good luck in the next round.  

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7 Nov

  To coincide with World Food Day on October 16th, students from Co. Offaly participated in the Save the Children World Marathon Challenge.  This event was run in solidarity with children across the globe and served to highlight the difficulty that many have just to survive.   Up to 20,000 children from 45 countries took part in the event.  Teams were made up of  30 – 40 runners who shared out the running of the marathon distance in their various locations.  A total of 14 teams participated in Ireland including 2 teams from Co. Offaly.   The Co. Offaly teams were from... 

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5 Oct

Sixth Class are studying native American’s  in History.  The pupils are learning about their dress over time.  They are also very interested in the jewellery they wore.  In Art the pupils are studying lines and have brought these two subjects together to study the markings the Americans have on their bodies.           

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