STEM

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are critically important disciplines for modern society. They empower our citizens in so many important ways. Science and Mathematics provide answers to the fundamental questions of nature and enable us to understand the world around us.

STEM News

Safer Internet Day

On February 11th, as part of Safer Internet Day, all children in Killoughteen NS participated in very interesting workshops with Jason O' Mahony of Children of the Digital Age. The children of all classes displayed a huge knowledge of apps, games and what being online...

Analog Devices Primary School Robotics Competition

Today January 16th 2020, our 6th class pupils had a great day at school. The children completed the 'EV3 Senior Robotics' workshop with two excellent teachers called Fergal and Cormac from Learn it. Using Lego as a tool, the children designed and programmed robots to...

Halloween ‘Table Toppers’ Competition

Today we had our Halloween Table Toppers Competition. Three children from all classes from 1st to 6th were chosen by the teachers to represent their classes. Today we had to get our chosen 18 down to 1, to be crowed Table Toppers Champion. We had lots of questions for...

Coding workshop in Newcastle West Library

On October 10th, 5th and 6th class were invited into the Library in Newcastle West for workshops in coding. The children were provided with a laptop each and got an hour and a half where they worked on coding. (SCRATCH 3.0) The children used some code to create a...

Killoughteen NS receives 2 computers from Regeneron

This September we were delighted to receive 1 laptop and 1 desktop from Regeneron. Sincere thanks to Tommy Carr who organised this for our school. Seen in the picture below are Keelin, Nessa and Donagh Carr with the two computers donated....

LEAF Project School Workshop

We were delighted to have a visit from Rachel Geary from the LEAF project to do a school based workshop with us. We did and saw lots of things over the day. We had a look back to our day in the forest. Then we did some leaf rubbings. We went outside to the field and...

1st Class STEM building challenge

Miss Ryan challenged us to make a bridge using lego. Here are some pictures of our bridges. Also included are some of our other lego and playtime creations. [gallery...

Manga High

We have been using Manga High this year on the ipads at school and on our own devices at home. Manga High is a maths website full of different maths activities covering all areas of the maths curriculum. Miss Ryan can set math tasks for us to do or we can do free play...