Congratulations and Good Luck to all our students whose projects have qualified for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in January:
Shuhan Yan & Rosie McCullagh (2nd Year) - 'Water Quality Analysis of the River Liffey: From Source to Sea'
Alison Keane & Sinead Harcourt (4th Year) - 'An Investigation into the Quantity of Protein Both Natural and Synthetic, Consumed by Gaelic Football and Rugby Players and Its Effects'
Aoife Linehan (4th Year) - 'The Quality of Fire Safety Procedures in Irish Schools'
Erica Dowling & Alison Nolan (4th Year) - 'Can the Odour from Herbal Extracts Act as a Natural Repellent to Food Bin Flies?'
Claire King & Robyn Collins (4th Year) - 'The Potential of Human Photosynthesis'
GOOD LUCK FROM ALL IN FOXROCK!
The Science Department has a wonderful list of events lined up for this year's Science Week - from Astronomy talks and the ever popular 'Animal Magic' to dissections, quizzes, jigsaw challenges and more. All students will get to enjoy some of these events - look out for the posters up around the school.
Click here for this year's Science Week Timetable
CONGRATULATIONS to the following students who have received
UCD Entrance Scholars Awards 2014
The ceremony will take place on Thursday 13th November at 6pm in the O’Reilly Hall, UCD, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
The 6th Year Geography Fieldwork took place on Thursday 16th October.
24 intrepid geographers and three teachers braved the rather damp conditions of Lugduff Brook in Glendalough to conduct their river study.
Despite the rather miserable weather conditions, the girls visited two study sites and conducted all the tasks required for their journal. Well done to the girls who worked so hard over the course of two days and produced an excellent standard of work. Special mention to the two brave souls who ventured forth with Ms Ryan on a dawn hike to the Miners Village on Friday.....and lived to tell the tale!!
Well done to all involved and best of luck to our 6th Years with their continued studies in Geography.
We were delighted to welcome author Ciara Geraghty to the school this morning. Ciara spoke to the 3rd Year group about her 'late calling' to writing and the inspiration for her books. She also treated us to a reading from her latest book "Now that I've found you". Ciara had a very attentive audience who had plenty of questions and overall the girls thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Thank you Ciara!
This afternoon was 'Spelling Bee' Finals afternoon. What an amazing group of 'spellers' we have. Well done to all who took part and keep taking part in the Spelling Bees - practice makes perfect! Congratulations to our overall winner Beth Fuller, first Runner-up Rosie McCullagh, to Clodagh Prior, Aisling O'Leary and to our other participants in the 'Grand Final'. Well done!
Our week started on Friday last with the visit of Neil Horgan to speak to the 4th Year classes. The award winning storyteller told us his own story and invited questions from his audience. There was great interest in the topics and the questions kept flowing. We would like to thank Neil for his honest and very interesting story. We wish the 4th Years the very best of luck in their work experience this week.
Our 8th Annual Readers' & Writers' Week takes place this week and we are delighted to welcome our visitors to the school - Neil Horgan - storyteller; Ciara Geraghty - author; Erika McGann - author; Louise Phillips - author; Claire Keegan - author; Mags Harnett - artist; Niamh O'Connor - author & journalist; Kim Hood - author.
In addition to our speakers, there are numerous events and activities and all students are encouraged to take part in as many as possible.
We hope that everyone enjoys the week - culminating in the fun 'Fiction Friday Fancy Dress' - all are encouraged to dress up and proceeds (€2 each) go this year to 'The Hope Foundation'.
Click here for Readers' & Writers' Week Schedule 2014