Back To School - An Article By 6th Class
We came back to school on the 28th of August. We welcome the 11 new Junior Infants and 2 new pupils in 1st class as well as the 6 new families to St. Andrew's, Curragha. We would also like to welcome Mr.Mulcahy to the school who is teaching 3rd and 4th class this year, as well as Ms.Daly who is teaching shared resource. We are looking forward to another great year!
This term we have been playing Mangahigh. It helps improve our mathematical skills. The objective of Mangahigh is to win as many medals and points for your school as possible. Each teacher sets teacher challenges for their pupil’s to complete in a certain number of days. There also is a lot of other games on the website to test your mathematical skills. You are able to set the level of difficulty yourself and this helps you improve your maths day by day. There is a school leader board which includes the first 10 students. Mangahigh makes maths fun.
By Ben Toole
An interview with our new teacher Mr. Brian Mulcahy
I interviewed Mr.Mulcahy the new teacher in St.Andrews and here are the questions and answers
Q1: Have you ever taught in any other schools?
Q2: Why did you choose teaching as a career?
A2: ‘I like working with children I find it enjoyable’
Q3: Do you play a sport?
A3: ‘Yes I play Hurling’
Q4: Do you like teaching at St.Andrews?
A4: ‘Yes I think it’s a lovely school, nice children and teachers’
By Sarah Healy
Our school football team
Our School Gaelic football team is coached by Mr Mulcahy, Ms McLarnon, and John McDermott former Meath All Ireland winner and Captain. So far this season we have won our first two matches against Ardcath & Bellewstown, however we were beaten by Mount-Hanover who are a very strong side. Hopefully we can win our next match which will then see us progress to the Semi Finals. The team is made up of boys from 3rd - 6th Class and girls from 5th and 6th classes. We are lucky to have our local football pitch available to play our matches on.
We will keep you updated with our progress.
By Niall Rooney
Again this year all of the students in Curragha have been very lucky with all the activities we are getting to do. We all play basketball with Kelvin, 3rd and 4th class play recorder with Ciaran, Juniors up to 4th class do Irish dancing with Aideen and also the whole school play bodhran with Aimee we also have Drama & Music. As well as all of the above activities we play a number of sports with members of staff in the school. We have a school Gaeilic team which Mr Mulcahy, Mrs Mclarnon and John McDermott (former Meath footballer) coach us. Last year the boys in 5th and 6th won the mini sevens Gaelic competition. Our school takes part in the Meath School Hall Athletics every year and we are trained by Ms Ronan and David, last year the 5th and 6th class girls and three of the 3rd and 4th class pupils travelled to Athlone to take part in the competition where we came in the top three. We play soccer with David, last year the 3rd and 4th class boys came first in a soccer competition. We practice our tennis in the court across the road and many parents volunteer to help us. The tennis team also won the Leinster Primary Schools League. We are also taking part in the Primary Schools cross-country again this year and Ms Ronan trains us for that. By Róisín O’Connor
During this school year 5th and 6th class are learning about the Renaissance meaning rebirth. The Renaissance started in the 14th century and ended in 16th century. There were many famous people during the Renaissance including Leonardo De Vinci, Michelangelo, Galileo, Gutenberg and William Shakespeare.
3rd and 4th class are learning about Apollo 11. Apollo 11 was the mission to put a man on the moon. The mission took place on July, 1969. There were three astronauts on board the Saturn V rocket. Their names were Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins and Neil Armstrong. On the 20th of July 1969 Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. His famous line was,“one small step for man one giant leap for mankind”.
1st and 2nd class are learning about the Solar System.The Solar System has eight planets that orbit the Sun.These planets are called Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn,Uranus and
Junior and Senior Infants engage in 'Aistear' play' which means 'journey. It is a way of learning that includes role play. Their theme for the past few weeks was 'Home'.
By Adam Quinn