5th Class Orienteering

Fifth Class had a very busy morning last Wednesday. Sean Cotter visited the school and introduced the class to Orienteering. He covered topics such as drawing maps, reading maps, setting the map and following directions. Later the boys had a group challenge as they navigated their way around the College grounds.

Senior Infant Shape Hunt

Senior Infants have been learning about 2D shapes. Last week they tested their knowledge by going on a shape hunt around the school. They found lots of great examples of squares, rectangles, triangles and circles dotted around the building.

Rugby Trip to Dublin

A long but rewarding day out last Saturday for our Prep School boys.

The boys were invited to a Blitz hosted by St Michaels where they played games against Willow Park, Pres Bray, St Marys and St Michaels.
Then it was time for some bowling before heading the Aviva Stadium for the Ireland v South Africa game.
There were plenty of tired bodies when we arrived home well after their usual bedtime but no doubt some fantastic memories were made.

Senior Infants’ First School Outing

Our Senior Infant boys were particularly excited about cheering on their team at the Sciath na Scol Football Final as it was their first outing on a school bus! Each boy was partnered with an older boy who made sure they got to their seats safely, both on the bus and at the GAA grounds. The boys were particularly pleased that they got to sit at the top of the bus on the way to the match! Their teacher, Mrs. FitzPatrick, was very proud at how sensible they were throughout the excursion. They were really well behaved and joined in with the rest of the school as we cheered our team to victory. Well done Senior Infants!

2nd Class Group Challenge

2nd Class were very busy recently with a group challenge. The boys were asked to create bridges using 20 sheets of paper. The structures created were fantastic and the boys worked so well in their groups. The winning group created a bridge was strong enough to support multiple books and even our class prize box! Well done boys.

October in 3rd Class

Our 3rd Class boys have also been a busy bunch. Take a look below at some of the activities they did with their teacher, Ms. O’ Donovan.

The boys enjoyed practicing their passing skills in football with Miss O Donovan. Great fun was had calling for the ball and looking to see who was free. The boys showed excellent observing skills and quick thinking. It was lovely to hear them being so encouraging towards each other. Future Cork Footballers in the making!

The boys also spent time in October learning about the Solar System! They used oils pastels to create their own solar systems.  Here they are hard at work.

In the lead up to Halloween 3rd class listened to the Halloween poem “Colonel Fazackerley Butterworth Toast”. They then worked in groups to create their own images of the poem. They worked cooperatively and creatively in making their master pieces.

Well done rang a trí!

October in 4th Class

Our 4th Class boys have had a busy month. Take a look below to see some of the enjoyable activities that took place in October.

Their teacher, Ms. Kenny, took them to Cork City Library where they spent the morning with author, Alan Early. They received a tutorial on comic book writing. Sai was our comic book model. Each boy then created their own comic. They really are a very talented creative writing group. Everyone really enjoyed the excerise.


During maths lesson, the boys put their books away and went out to the yard where they used their body lengths to measure the yard as a team. This cooperation game is designed to develop teamwork and also uses their maths skills.

The boys have also been enjoying GAA and Rugby training in Lansdowne. Luckily the weather has been very good so far this year. Ms. Kenny reports that they are making great progress.

Finally, the boys created some great Autumn art in class. Here are some of our budding young artists at work.