Congratulations to 6th Class who graduated this evening. They have accomplished so much and we know they will continue to be successful in the future!
Pupils of Scoil Chríost Rí made a huge effort to cycle to school during National Bike Week. Well done to Mr. Garry and the 5th and 6th Class pupils who took part in an organised cycle around Ennis on the 17th of June. They didn't let the rain stop them!
We had a great day out yesterday on our School Tour! We went to the Playground, The Fire Station & Barney's Play House. A huge thanks to Firefighters Stevie & Nora for making our day so special!
Today we had some interesting visitors to Scoil Chríost Rí. The Green Schools Committee arranged for Jurgen from Munster Falconry to bring some birds of prey to our school. He brought a selection of owls, falcons and hawks. We really enjoyed seeing these magnificent birds up close. Some of us even got to hold one! We learned a lot about what they eat and why they are an important part of nature. We also learned about the threats to their survival. Thanks to Jurgen for the fun and informative display!
We are delighted to announce that Scoil Chríost Rí has received a Digital Schools of Distinction Award! One of only three schools in the county to receive this award, our school has been recognised for excelling in the integration and promotion of ICT in the curriculum. For more information on the criteria used to evaluate schools for this award click here.
Well done to our teachers who bring such innovative and interesting ICT programmes and ideas to the school by taking part in Continued Professional Development courses and research projects. And well done to all the students whose interest and enthusiasm has made ICT at Scoil Chríost Rí so successful!
Today, the Green Schools Committee and some representatives from each class in the senior end of the school visited Seed Savers in Scarriff. Áine discussed what biodiversity is with us. We learned that biodiversity includes all living things on planet Earth. We discussed why it is important, what damages biodiversity and what we can do to help it.
Next, we conducted a biodiversity audit. We recorded flora (plants and trees) and fauna (animals, birds, insects) in the forest. Some of the flora we saw were hawthorn, blackthorn, ash, alder, ivy, holly, brambles, ferns, buttercups, daisies, bluebells.
Then we examined creatures that live in a pond. We saw tadpoles, water beetles, pond skaters and newts.
Finally, we collected bugs in the organic garden and examined them under magnifying glasses. We made sure to release all the creatures back where we had found them.
Thank you so much to Áine and Veronica at Seed Savers for such an enjoyable trip!