STEM Learning

The boys from 2nd to 6th are spending the day designing and building rollercoasters with Scott from Elementary Engineering. The boys are working in groups, experimenting with designs and learning through trial and error how best to make things work. Science and Engineering skills are important to have and this hands-on approach to learning is the best possible way to acquire these skills. Below...
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World Book Day

We love books here in St Patrick's BNS and to celebrate World Book Day, the boys dressed up as their favourite characters from Literature. We encouraged them to make their own costumes and the results were amazing. Special mention too for Mr Kelly and Ms Stack for getting into the spirit of things. Huge thanks are due to Ms Purcell for organising the day. Book tokens were given as prizes to the...
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Movie Stars

Last year, in conjunction with The Ark Theatre, boys from 5th and 6th class helped write a movie script with Sean, a playwright from Dublin. They also acted in the short film, along with some local elders. The movie, 'The First was a Boy', was screened at The Dublin International Film Festival where it received second prize in the Short-Film category. Three of the stars of the movie, Brandon,...
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Pegasus Cup Result

St Patrick's BNS 9-0 Mother of Divine Grace, Ballygall. We kicked off our football season with a comprehensive win in the Pegasus Cup in Irishtown. The game was played in a good spirit and every squad member got plenty of playing time in the spring sunshine. Our two goalkeepers kept clean sheets. Josh didn't have much work to do but Calum saved a penalty and its follow-up and watched a second...
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Bird-Box Building

Mr Booth and Mr O'Rourke supervised a group of boys constructing and painting wooden boxes for birds to nest in. The group then went to Kilakee woods to put the boxes up in the trees there. They found bird-boxes some past-pupils had made around ten years ago and were delighted to see they were still being used by birds to nest in. The boys really enjoyed this project and huge thanks are due to...
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