STEAM WEEK COMPETITION

We’re finding it tricky to pick a winner. All the entries so far have been so creative. Here’s today’s entries:

Replica of one of the Pyramids of Egypt made completely out of sugar!! It weighs over 10kg!

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The Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul! Made from paper, wood, and straws.

The Statue of liberty in New York,  made out of clay!
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The Big Ben Clock tower, in London. Made from cardboard and spaghetti!!
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The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, made out of pasta!
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Well done to George, Alicia, Mete, Emre, Nelina, and Neila! These are some amazing structures! Good luck!!

STEAM WEEK COMPETITION

Entries are already flying in for this years STEAM week competition. Look down below to get involved!!


Thank you to Adan, Gabriel and Nicole for these amazing structure pictures! Good luck in the competition!

ACETNS annual STEAM(Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Maths) week is taking place from 15-19 October. Our theme this year is Amazing Structures, the children will be engaging in a variety of fun activities in the areas of STEAM. Here’s your chance to get involved at home.

AMAZING STRUCTURES PHOTO COMPETITION
We want you to use a variety of materials to create an AMAZING STRUCTURE. For example you could build the Eiffel Tower using lollipop sticks or the Taj Mahal using play dough.

What we are looking for:

  • Creative use of materials
  • Likeness to the original structure

To enter, work on your projects at home and email a photo of your AMAZING STRUCTURE to steam.acetns@gmail.com. Please include your name, class and teacher when sending your entry.

Entries will be accepted from 9am Monday 15th October until 9am Thursday 18th October. All entries will be uploaded to the school website www.acetns.ie and winners will be announced at assembly on Friday.

We look forward to seeing all of your AMAZING STRUCTURES!

Welcome Back

Welcome back everyone! I hope everyone had a great summer. Just a few things to note before starting back:

  • We will be starting the year at 8:40am on Friday 31st August. Junior infants will be finishing at 12:00pm in the first two weeks. Senior infants will be finishing at 1:20pm and all other classes will finish at the normal time of 2:20pm.
  • Materials money payment link and Book rental payment link will be sent in the first week of September.
  • Book lists are on the website under each class group. You will also see the break down of the materials money here.

Attendance Awards

We were delighted to see so many boys and girls receiving  trophies and medals and certificates for excellent attendance at our Attendance Ceremony on Friday . We were equally as happy to hear about the children who have tried their best to improve their attendance , which is just as important:)

 

Congratulations to Joanna/Kate’s 5th class who won overall best class attendance and took home the attendance Trophy!!

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SMILE Week

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HAPPY SMILE WEEK EVERYONE!

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We’ve been having such a fun SMILE week here atACETNS. The purpose of SMILE week is to promote positive thoughts and energy in our school, and we’ve been trying our best to be kind and friendly to everyone around us.

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Some of the activities of the week included  talks from community Gardaí about internet safety, random acts of kindness and kindness tokens , designing cyber superheroes and making our own funky shoes.

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We had so much fun at ACETNS today for our  ‘Funky Shoe Day’  , to promote the ‘walk in my shoes’ idea for mental health awareness. Pupils were encouraged to wear their craziest , most colourful shoes.  We even had a ‘Funky Shoe Dance’ on the yard !!

Everyone was so inventive and creative with their shoe designs , thank you so much to the student council for all their hard work organizing the events this week and to everybody who took part.

Gender Equality and Inspirational Women.

As part of the learn together program this week, the children have been learning about the lives of women who have made a difference or who are known for their contribution to humanity.  Each class chose a woman that they found particularly inspiring and presented what they learnt at assembly today. We had some incredible presentations and projects and learnt about so many powerful woman who have made a difference in the world.

Our theme this week was also gender equality. As part of this , we asked the boys to wear some pink to school and the girls to wear some blue to show that it’s okay for a boy to love pink just as much as a girl , and that blue is not just a ‘boys’ color – girls can wear blue too ! Thank you to all the boys and girls who made an effort with their colors . It was great to see everybody taking part.

 

Take a look at some of our Class Performances on Inspirational Women !!

 

 

 

 

Junior Infants Presentation – Sonia O’Sullivan

 

Hawthorn Class – Temple Grandin

 

Second Class – Frida Kahlo

First Class Presentation – Amelia Earhart

 

Third Class – Grace O’Malley

Fourth Class – Katie Walsh

 

Fifth Class – Princess Diana

 

6th Class – Malala Yousefzai

Senior Infants Performance – Wangari Maathai

Athletics

 

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A big well done to the boys and girls who have been competing in the south Dublin cross country league. Our last race of the season will take place in Corkagh Park on the 17th of May.