Nichole Edeko competed in the Louth Finals of the Eason Spelling Bee in Drogheda on Monday May 16th after winning our school final. Nichole is in Fifth Class and travelled to St Mary’s Parish Primary School to represent our school. The standard was really high and Nichole achieved a superb result, ending up in the final seven. She was able to spell, “clover”, “engineer”, “fortieth” and “eccentric” correctly before “laborious” saw her exit the competition in the fifth round. This was an excellent achievement, especially when considering the fact that Nichole is in Fifth Class. Well done Nichole!
Rang A Cúig visited the Aviva Stadium for “Show Racism The Red Card” on Wednesday May 11th. This was as part of an anti racism campaign run by the FAI and schools submitted musical entries, paintings and videos. We recorded our own version of “7 Years Old”. We had a great day and really enjoyed listening to and watching other schools perform their entries. However, we didn’t leave empty handed as both Mia and Kevin won prizes- Mia won Premium Level tickets to see Ireland v Netherlands while Kevin won a football. Congratulations to everyone!
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Monday Jan 19th saw the CBS Primary School in Dundalk welcome a very special visitor as Patrick Joy of Dunleer based company SureTank visited the school to pass on his experiences of entrepreneurship. Patrick’s story is a very successful one as he has developed SureTank from 15 employees based in Dundalk in 1995 to 800 workers in 7 factories worldwide in 2015. SureTank are the co-ordinators of the Junior Entrepreneur Project in Dundalk and both 5th classes have budding businesses in the pipeline and hope to put the information they received from the 2013 EY Entrepreneur of the Year to good use. Ms Sheridan’s class are hoping to make a successful business by selling Dundalk Guidebooks- full of useful information for tourists and native Dundalk dwellers alike. These are to be accompanied by personalised bookmarks. While Mr. O’Connor’s class are developing a series of comic books to sell to children who can turn them into their own creations by colouring and adding to the comics. Both classes hope to have a Showcase within the school in the coming weeks to display, and hopefully sell, their wares!
Science Week ran from the 10th to the 14th of November this year and was a great success. Gareth Kelly, a civil engineer and lecturer from DKIT came and spoke to the 5th classes about the work of an engineer and how Ireland has an impact on the world’s environment. He finished his excellent and enjoyable presentation with a hotly contested quiz!Lots of teachers carried out various experiments on topics such as gravity, wind resistance, colour blindness and balance.
The highlight of the week was Mr Dunlevy’s Experiment Roadshow where he tested the theory of gravity, showed the effect of wind resistance on a paper ball, made toothpaste for elephants, constructed musical straws and, finally, launched a water rocket to the delight of the whole school. This was a fantastic showcase of scientific experiments using everyday objects and was really enjoyed by pupils and staff alike!
Ciarán Brodigan and Rebecca Martin Mc Court accompanied Mrs. Hanratty to Dublin on Wednesday, 21st May, to receive the school’s 6th Green Flag. We are the first to achieve this status in the urban schools category in Dundalk.
Oisín Ryan and Aoife Conneally did a sterling job presenting our school to the judging panel for the Louth Environmental Competition 2014. The Judges arrived on Wednesday 20th in the afternoon, and were very impressed with their reception and the appearance of the school. The results and award ceremony will take place on June 16th.