As Coolanarney N.S. is a green schools, we always ensure that our school is clean. The boys and girls in 5th Class did a spring clean up of the yard, the laneway beside the school and the front of school too picking up any litter we found in bushes or lying on the ground.
On Wednesday 4th May 2022, 6th Class made their Confirmation in Mount Bolus Church. The children have worked very hard this past year in preparation for the big day. Learning their prayers and understanding what it means to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
A special thank you to Fr. Meade, class teacher, Ms. Flynn and all teachers and parents who helped the boys and girls in preparing for this special occasion.
Offaly STEM VEX Robotics Competition 2022
On Friday 6th May 2022, the children from 5th and 6th class participated in the Offaly VEX Robotics competition in O'Connor Park, Tullamore. 50 Primary school from across Offaly participated in the competition. The children put in so much work over the past number of weeks. From building the robot, making changes to the robot, driving the robot to try to score as many points as possible, coding the robot and developing their mathematical and ICT skills even further.
The children really enjoyed the day and didn't let the rain spoil their enjoyment of it. They performed so well and they applied their knowledge from practising the past few weeks into action. There were many other STEM activities there on the day - from Minecraft, microbits, Microsoft Dreamscape and StarDome Planetarium. The children also go the opportunity to see the Secondary Schools Robotics competition in action.
This was a super opportunity for the children and the school and will continue to participate in the competition in years to come!