6th class & 2nd class joined forces here in Bushypark NS to have our first 'Digital Buddies' Workshop!
Each 2nd class pupil was assigned a buddy from 6th class who worked with them during the various different stations. The 6th class pupils shared their valuable knowledge and iPad skills with their buddies and were fantastic mentors for the 2nd class pupils. For this session we worked with:
'Lego WeDo 2.0'
'See - Saw'
All of the pupils really enjoyed the session. Have a look at the photos to see what we got up to!
Congratulations to Anne Marie Egan and Dillon Kitt (both 6th Class) who recently won prizes in the Galway Pioneer Total Abstinence Association Essay Writing Competition. Anne Marie came 1st in Galway and 3rd in Connaught, and Dillon came 3rd in Galway and 2nd in Connaught! Well done guys - great achievement.
Here are Anne Marie and Dillon pictured receiving their prizes from Frances Egan (President of the Galway PTAA) and Sean Duffy (Secretary of the Galway PTAA), also pictured with one of our 6th Class teachers - Ms Hynes.
Big congratulations to our 6th Class debating team who won the Debating Final and took home the Sr De Lourdes Perpetual Cup on Wednesday. The team was proposing the motion "The USA Can Lead the World to a Safe Future" and defeated St Ita's NS, Loughrea. The team members were Shane McLoughlin, James McDonnell, Dillon Kitt, Alex Roe, Caoimhe Hogan and Temitade Adedeji. Congratulations also to Shane McLoughlin who won Best Overall Speaker!
Well done to all our 6th Class pupils for their hard work and research - it was a great help and support. Thanks and well done also to the teachers and Patricia O'Rourke who put in lots of hard work over the last couple of months to prepare the team for the debates - it was a real team effort!
Here are some photos from the day. To see the video of the debate, please check out the "Our School" tab.
On Thursday 28th April, our 6th Classes had a visit from three members of the Garda Síochana; Garda Alan Regan, Sergeant Mick Walsh and Garda Kevin Farrelly. They spoke to us about their work as Gardaí and also about behaviour and respect in general. It was very informative and we learned some interesting things - it was a great insight into the difficult work that the Gardaí have to do.
We also had a little bit of fun and got to see some of the Garda Training equipment in action, such as: training shields and real handcuffs! The Gardaí also used the "Speed Gun" to check our running speeds on the yard - some of our runners very nearly got speeding tickets!!
We would like to thank Garda Alan and his colleagues for taking the time to visit us.
We held our County Sports Trials in Dangan last Friday. Everyone ran so well on the day. We wish all those who got through the very best of luck on May 24th.
On Tuesday afternoon we had a whole school skipping show in the hall with Lee. Some of us got to demonstrate the new skipping skills that we learned. We have all made wonderful progress since Lee has started coming to the school. Thanks Lee!!
An Mheitheal Rothar came to Bushypark today. 5th & 6th classes had the expertise of 3 bike mechanics to give their bicycles a health check. Thanks a mill An Mheitheal Rothar!
Our 5th and 6th classes and after school choir really enjoyed singing with over 300 other primary school students last Saturday with the Cross Border Orchestra of Ireland.
Well done to the children in 6th class! Lots of information was shared in class as we researched and presented projects on 'Old Galway'.
6th Class made their own colour wheels during art. Starting using the three primary colours - red, yellow, and blue, - the colours were mixed resulting in the colour wheel of primary, secondary and tertiary colours.
Ms McAllister's 6th class have been enjoying class debates on topics such as: "Grafitti is Art" and whether or not computer games are destroying our eyes!
The Confirmation classes presented their donation of €405 to the Ability West charity recently. Many thanks to all the boys and girls who contributed generously to this worthwhile charity!
We had a jam packed day full of fun activities in Petersburg on School Tour this year!! We were divided into groups to do land and water activities such as rock climbing, abseiling, wind surfing, sailing, kayaking and canoeing! We had a really sunny day and an ice-cream to cool off on the trip home! We even got some underwater pictures!!! The teachers had a lot of fun participating also!
We really enjoyed Multicultural Day this year. Thank you to everyone who took part. It was a great day!!
We had a great day at the Galway City Sports on Wednesday May 28th. Congratulations to everyone who took part from 1st to 6th class. We are all very proud of you at Bushypark N.S. Well done to those of you that won medals, ye did great!! Special thanks goes to Mrs. Regan who organised the event this year. We are looking forward to next year already.
We are delighted that 7 of our students have reached the Connacht finals in the national Mathletes.ie competition. Maria, Kyra, Natalija and Marcus in 5th class as well as Stephen K, Stephen C and Aditya in 6th class will all be attending the finals in Claregalway Secondary School on Saturday, May 10th. Well done!!
Some boys from Bushypark NS made a trip to Croke Park with St Michael's GAA Club on the 15th April for a football blitz. The team played 6 matches of which they won 5 and lost 1 by a point. The majority of the team were from Bushypark school and they all played fantastic football.
Well done to everyone who took part - it is a great achievement to play in Croke Park - we are very proud of you all.
Our 5th and 6th class students have been taking part in the Mathletes Challenge 2014. The children have been working on improving their maths in their own time at home and have been doing fantastically so far. The challenge involves children using the Khan Academy website to practice and master a variety of Maths skills.
So far we are in 2nd place overall in the country for primary schools. We are also very proud of our 3 fifth class students Kyra, Natalja and Marcus who are all in the top 10 in the country for fifth class and also Stephen C who is in the top 10 for sixth class.
We will have to keep working hard to keep ourselves up the leaderboard.
We have been busy working on our 'American History' projects since Christmas! We chose a particular person or event in American history to discuss and presented our finished projects to the entire class. Everyone did a great job! We have also been writing narrative stories in English. They are on display in the classroom and everyone is welcome to have a read! In art we have been working on symmetrical Chinese Dragons, Pointillism, Paul Klee inspired drawings and Lighthouse Silhouettes.
Our 6th class pupils were chosen to take part in a Safe Cycle campaign in association with the Garda Síochána and organised by our Local Community Garda Alan Regan. The cycle took place on the 6th of December. The children cycled to the IMC cinema with their teachers and were also accompanied by the Gardaí. The 6th classes had a fantastic day out and really enjoyed it!! We were sure to wear our helmets and hi-visibility jackets! The popcorn and drinks provided were yummy and the film was excellent!! We wish all Fridays are this fun!!!!! We also appeared in last weeks Galway Advertiser newspaper - local celebrities!!
6th Class & the school choir took part in the 'Hallelujah Choir Festival' in City West, Dublin on Saturday. A fantastic experience!