Gerald Griffin St. Cork
 
 

6th Class


Gaelgeoir na seachtaine

Comhghairdeas do na páistí as gach rang a bhuaigh Gaeleoir naSeachtaine.

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World book day

The school celebrated their love of books this week by dressing up as characters from their favourite books. Some of the staff even got into the spirit dressing up as their favourite characters.

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Gamelan Music

Girls from 2nd to 6th class are learning to play Indonesian percussion instruments. Playing music can be a great way to relax and unwind. The girls would agree that it was a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

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Basketball Players

The girls in 5th and 6th classes took part in a friendly basketball tournament this week. They practiced very hard up in Neptune with their teachers and also in the yard during their lunch time. The girls really enjoyed taking part in their first tournament and hope there will be more to follow

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100 Days Assembly

There was a very special assembly this week in the school. It is 100 days into the school year and we celebrated all the boys and girls who haven't missed one day since we started. The lucky boys and girls got a certificate and were also told that they were going bowling later in the week. Ms. O Brien's 4th & 5th class did a presentation on Australia. They told us some wonderful facts about the country before singing and dancing along to the "Locomotion"

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A Special Visitor

A special visitor called to the school today and gave a treat to all of the children.

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chess club

Friday chess club has started for some of the girls in 3rd and 6th class. We will be learning about all the pieces over the coming weeks and hope to be saying 'checkmate' before the Christmas break!

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Open Night

North Pres held their open night for prospective pupils and their parents recently. The pupils from 3rd to 6th classes acted as guides for the evening and demonstrating everything our school has to offer. The school choir performed, while pupils from 5th and 6th class provided refreshments. The class rooms were set up to show all the resources that the school has including those for aistear, numeracy lift off, p.e and science.

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Science- Fantastic DNA Project

The girls from 4th, 5th and 6th classes had a very interesting science week. On Wednesday the girls in Ms O Briens class went to UCC where they listened to the Across Africa talk. They found it very interesting. On Thursday the UCC Cell Explorers team came to the school where they did a workshop and experiments with Ms. O Leary's and Ms. O Brien's classes. The Fantastic DNA Project let the children try and extract DNA from bananas. As you can see from the pictures below the children were very interested in the experiment and successfully extracted DNA from the bananas.

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Basketball with Ciarán

On Friday the girls from 2nd to 6th classes went up to Neptune Stadium where Ciarán from Cork Sports Partnership showed the girls some more basketball skills. The girls really enjoyed playing the games that Ciarán did with them and benefited from the skills that he showed them. They will be practising their new skills over the coming weeks and months when they go up to Neptune with their teachers.

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