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

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...

Exploring Robotics and Coding

In February, 5th and 6th class pupils participated in a coding workshop run by Analog Devices. The class was split into teams and had to assemble a robot using Lego. The pupils then coded the robot to follow an assigned path. The winning team went on to complete in a...

Building Rockets

5th and 6th class pupils were given a selection of materials and had to work together to create the most effective foam rocket possible. Once the agreed rocket was assembled the children were able to incorporate maths by measuring distance travelled versus force. They...

Easter Table Toppers 2019

Today we had our Easter 'Table Toppers' competition. There was an excellent show of talent on display and all children who represented all the classes should be very proud. Well done to Jamie Dunne, Katie Brosnan and Emma Horgan who represented first class, Max...

Investigating Molecules in Science

  Using milk, food colouring and washing-up liquid, 4th and 5th class carried out a scientific investigation to explore the presence of molecules in a liquid. First, milk was poured into a plate. Next, drops of food colouring were added. The food colouring was...