Shanagolden NS boys’ team, pictured at the recent INTO Mini 7’s tournament.
Emma Malone, the first student to make use of the school’s new bicycle shed, pictured with her 6th class classmates.
Science week in the infant room
Just a couple of ‘mad scientists’ before entering the exploration dome which visited the school on Friday.
It was a big hit with the children and was a nice way to draw a lovely science week in first and second class to a close.
Third and Fourth class enjoyed dressing up as crazy scientists on Friday
Launching balloon rockets in 6th class
The 5th class children had great fun during Science Week. We investigated how to make liquid (milk) become solid. How to separate pepper and salt when mixed. How to make cloud dough. What happens when you leave gummy bears in water? We also investigated our sense of taste without our sense of smell.
A little taster of science week so far
3rd & 4th class have been busy designing their own parachute
1st & 2nd class science week activities
3rd & 4th class have enjoyed watching their seeds grow and have now transplanted them from containers to the raised beds in the polytunnel. We look forward to monitoring their progress.
Our match supporters took some timeout to enjoy a tour of the Augustinian Abbey in Rathkeale last week.
In Mick Neville Park on Thursday, November 11, Shanagolden NS won the West Schools Division 4 Football title, with a very exciting win over an excellent Feenagh NS team.
Playing with the aid of the breeze in the first half, we were a little slow out of the blocks and Feenagh struck for two early goals. However, we worked ourselves back into the game to leave the half-time score, Shanagolden NS 0:3 Feenagh NS 2:1.
Down on the scoreboard and facing into the strong wind, everyone put their shoulders to the wheel and with all showing a “never say die” attitude and no little skill, we outscored a gallant Feenagh NS team to be victorious on a final scoreline of Shanagolden NS 1-8 to Feenagh NS 2-1.
Matthew Nestor lifted the cup for a panel who trained extremely hard since early October and represented themselves, their families and their school with great distinction. Well done to all!!
Thank you to all of the children and their families who participated this year in the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. The boys and girls of Shanagolden National School have sent seventy lovely gift boxes to children in underdeveloped countries around the world.
Wishing all our students a happy and safe mid-term break.
The first Aistear theme this year in Infants was Halloween.
The four stations were:
> The witches den-children worked in a witches shop and cafe, cooking and selling potions and ingredients.
> Making potions-children created very imaginative potions using “blood”, magic, rats, bats etc.
> Art-children made their own hedgehog using clay.
> Construction-children built their very own haunted houses.
Enjoy the pictures.