Aww, would ya' look!
Hard to believe these cailíní are about to leave OLV for secondary school!
Photographs of some of the girls from when they were in the junior school. Photo credit Ms Greene: 2011-2013
6th Class are having a busy May! Check out all we've been getting up to...
The members of our GAA team won the shield in their tournament, well done to the captain Brooke, all the players and their coach, Ms Cassidy!
We headed to a tag-rugby blitz in Clontarf organised by Leinster Rugby. We had been practicing tag-rugby for the last few weeks so it was really fun to play some matches against lots of schools from across Dublin. We had a lot of success and some of us are hoping to join a tag-rugby team in our secondary schools, some of us are even thinking about setting up a team if there isn't already one! We even saw our coach Jules who was so proud of us for taking part!
As a treat for our good work, behaviour and good spirits, our teachers brought us to Albert College Park to have a play, a chill and to get some exercise out in the fresh air and sunshine!
Bring on our last month in OLV!
GAA Champs! ~ May 2019
Tag-Rugby Blitz, Clontarf ~ May 2019
Playground @ Albert College Park ~ May 2019
We have been working on our camogie skills with Paul for P.E. the last few weeks. On May 15th, we were invited to a Camogie Blitz in Setanta.
Lots of schools were there to play a few rounds of camogie. Although we haven't been playing long and never played as a team before, we won one of our games! With Brooke as our captain we faced tough, skilled teams but we kept our heads up, tried our best and we made the most of it!
We got medals and goody bags from Setanta to congratulate us for taking part!
Paul was really impressed with us, considering we haven't been training very long! Our teacher, Ms Farrell and Ms Rooney were really proud of us!
With some more training and joining teams in secondary schools, the future Dublin Camogie teams could have some smashing members!
To raise awareness for Mental Health we went to a Fun Run up in Trinity Comp.
We ran and walked lots and lots of laps! Some of us even ran 5k!
There were music and treats for us afterwards and we got medals!
Mental Health Week runs 12th - 19th May 2019. It's OK not to be OK.
In May, we visited Glasnevin Cemetery as part of our history programme, 'Engaging with Our Past, Exploring Multiple Narratives' that we have been working on for the last few weeks.
Firstly, we learned about Glasnevin Cemetery; that SEVEN Croke Parks could fit inside it, that it is a multi-faith/non religious burial ground and that Daniel O'Connell set it up in 1832!
We have been learning about the history of Irish independence; home rule, rising, war of independence and the civil war. We have been exploring lots of different perspectives; from the point of view of unionists and of nationalists and of Irish people in general.
We visited the resting places of many key people in Irish history, Daniel O’Connell - who has a huge tower for a headstone, Charles Stewart Parnell, Countess Markievicz, Eamonn De Velera and Michael Collins.
We also learned about the Suffragettes who fought for the right to get women to vote. We learned that women in the past fought and worked so hard to get equality - such as Hannah Sheehy Skeffington who led the Suffragette movement.
We got to hold and examine artifacts from the time of the rising and WW1, a grenade, a helmet, bomb case, shrapnel, a suffragette badge, a bomb timing device.
Some girls from 5th class joined us too and had a great time! It was fun to see in real life what we’ve been learning in school.
Thanks to Michelle from Glasnevin Cemetery, we had a great day!
On May 1st, Room 1 went to visit the Re-Discovery Centre in Ballymun.
We were learning about Biodiversity. Biodiversity is the variety of living things in a given place—whether a small stream, an extensive desert, all the forests in the world, the oceans, or the entire planet—is called its biodiversity, which is short for biological diversity.
We learned about Food Webs and Food Chains, about how plants and animals need each other to survive and how creatures in the wild can be connected.
We also learned about camoflage and how it is important for both predators for hunting and for animals who use it as protection. We actively learned about this for one of our activities in the centre's garden. In teams, we had to hunt for pipe-cleaners, we found that the colourful pipe-cleaners were easy to find, but we had to look a little closer for the green ones around the garden.
We had a great time exploring the biodiversity of a small pond too! We had to use fishing nets, magnifying glasses, spoons, glass jars and information cards to gather as much information we could about the life we found in the pond.
It was so fun finding small fish and pond snails and trying to collect them to study them before returning them to their habitat.
Thanks to the Re-Discovery Centre for inviting us, we learned so much about Biodiversity and we are now more aware of the special role plants, animals and humans play in our environment!
After all our hard work in term 2 and all the preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation, the Easter break was welcomed with open arms, by the young ladies, by their teachers and their parents.
We hope the Confirmation day will be one they remember and we are so proud of our wonderful 6th class in OLV.
At the Easter Assembly, although Room 1 did not have any entries into the events, we enjoyed all the lovely Easter bonnets and the eggcellent Best-Dressed Egg entries.
Congratulations to Áine, Viktorija, Caitlyn, Meagan and Carla for winning Best Attendance! This is a very impressive group from 6th class; their principal, teacher and Jackie are so proud of these ladies! Keep it up ladies!