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 …

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 …

Science Magic for 5th Class

Fifth class got a special treat today for Science Week, they got to see Donal Vaughan’s Science Magic show in the Mill Theatre. Donal was very funny and demonstrated lots of really cool science tricks and explained the science behind them. Most experiments were using items you could find around the house and could recreate …

Ms Tighe’s 5th class put their cookery skills to the test today making a version of Neven Maguire’s family chicken curry. In science, the class were learning about nutrition and the food pyramid and that in order to have a balanced diet we need a mixture of the different shelves on the pyramid with some …

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 …

Ms Duffy and Ms Tighe’s first class children had an exciting week with visits from community Gardaí Jennifer and Pat, scientist Fionnula and dance teacher Benina. The girls and boys were learning about the role of people in our community and discovered many interesting facts and had their questions answered by our kind visitors. 1st …

Can you see in the dark?

In science first class are learning about light. They discussed sources of light and the type of energy these sources used such as, light bulbs energy coming from electricity. The boys and girls agreed that we need light to survive. As part of science week and using resources from SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) …

Last week we had lots of fun learning all about energy. We discussed the different types of energy and spoke about the need to use renewable energy as this is better for our environment. We did some fun experiments too , we predicted what would happen and gave a hypothesis as to the reason why.