Today our Green Schools Committee went to the Omniplex in Rathmines for the regional finals of the SEAI One Good Idea. Everyone got to watch their 1-minute film and presenting their idea to the judges. Check out their presentation below: Thanks to the Omniplex and SEAI for providing our team and supporters with cinema snack …

Climate Change Action

Our Green Schools Committee are focusing their efforts on tackling climate change as they work towards achieving their 7th green flag for global citizenship – energy. Two of our very concerned pupils, Zoe and Mia Butchart, suggested a non-uniform day to raise money for the World Wildlife Fund’s relief efforts in Australia. In total, our …

This year Miss Duffy’s 5th class have been learning lots about climate change. We have designed posters and even went on a climate strike. When we returned from our Christmas break, the bushfires in Australia were a hot topic! We researched the devastation that they were causing and were horrified to read that the fires …

Last Friday Mr Ward’s 2nd class made bird feeders in the cookery room with Ms Brady from the Green Schools Committee and Evan from 6th class. They used recycled plastic bottles with an opening cut into them for the birds to reach the seeds. First Ms Brady cut up cooking fat, melted it in the …

Today all our senior classes from 3rd class up to 6th completed a Kahoot quiz, by The Green Schools Committee to find out how much the pupils knew about Green Schools and a selection of environmental issues. Try yourself on the link below: https://create.kahoot.it/share/st-dominic-s-n-s-green-schools/2ad1a272-cf72-43cb-b7b9-35973c5c36f2 The use of ipads and the app Kahoot was a fun …

Where do you come from?

Mr Donnellan and Ms Tighe’s fifth class received a fantastic overview on the history of Tallaght today from Michael Hayes of South Dublin County Library with help from Shane of SDCL. We heard all about the monastic history of Tallaght and the impact of the Vikings and Normans. Did you know that Tallaght itself pre-dates …

All About France

Ms Soffe’s third class have been learning all about France over the past couple of weeks. We have been hard at work researching different aspects of the french way of life – food, language, sports, music, tourist sites, geography and school life to name a few. We created projects in groups with each child researching …

This month Ms Tighe’s first class have been learning about Neil Armstrong and space. After learning about the Apollo 11 mission and watching some footage of the landing we wrote about Armstrong in a 3D frame, which we then decorated. We were also learning about the spherical nature of the planets and their arrangement in …

First class received a visit from UCD Paediatric Society today for a teddy bear hospital. Aisling, Ben, James, Matthew and Ross all took time off to come and show the boys and girls the kind of equipment they use in the hospital and explained why and how they are used. This was very fortunate as …

1st class received a special treat today with a visit from Joanne from Dublin Bus. Joanne brought the boys and girls onto a special community bus equipped with seatbelts and told the class all about her job and what it entails. Do you know where all seven wheels are on a bus? Well, ask first …