Happy Christmas

This is an image of our class Christmas card.

Happy Christmas to all our visitors around the world from 5th class Scoil Eoin


History of Santa Claus

We learned from our eTwinning partners that Christmas is celebrated in many different ways around the world.

Enjoy this fun video on the history of Santa Claus


Christmas Greeting using Scratch

We used Scratch to make some some cards for our eTwinning partners. We used seven versions of Happy Christmas (French, Spanish, Greek, Finnish, Euskera, Irish and English) in the card so that all the participants in our project could read it in their own language.

Controls: Press the Spacebar for a surprise. Use the Up and the Down arrows to move the moon up and down. Use the Left and the Right arrows to move the snowman. Click on the two snowmen or the moon for a surprise. Press the O key to reset everything. Card was made by Sannad

Card was made by Elisee. Click on the green flag to watch the animation and the red button on the top right to end.

Click the green card to start.

Press the o key for a surprize. This card was made by Alex



In our class we are doing an eTwinning project. eTwinning is when other schools in the EU communicate with you using Twin Space on a special website for projects. First we agreed to participate in a project called Thick as Thieves. The title means that we are very,very friendly with each other. There are five school participating in our project. They are from the following places Bilbao Spain, Tanus France, Limnos Greece and a school in Helsinki Finland.

It's great fun to be able to communicate with other people in a different country. For the project our class is divided into four groups and each group is working with a different country, but we can still get to communicate with other people in the other schools. Sometimes we go to the computer room to reply to our friends in a different country. I'm working with the school in France Tanus. I've got messages from Emily, Rania and Demmie. We are even able to log in to it at home. It's really good I'm looking forward to talking to them after Christmas.

We made Christmas card to send to our eTwinning friends. The collage will give you an idea of some of the cards that we sent.

posted by Joyce


Fís movie winner

This movie won an award for Outstanding Achievement in film-making for history, at the 2013 FÍS Film Festival.Their film "School Days Over" gives us a glimpse of life in rural Ireland in the early part of the twentieth century.

Well done to the teachers and pupils of St. Colman's NS, Ballymote, Co. Sligo


Team Hope

During the last two weeks the Student Council has been collecting shoe boxes for Team Hope. The Student Council asked everyone in the school to bring in items such as something to WOW, to wear, to wash and to write with in a shoe box. We got many shoe boxes in the last two weeks. We had a notice outside Ms. Bradshaw's room and everyday we wrote up how many shoe boxes we had collected.

Everyone in the school took part which made us get lots of shoe boxes. All together we got 86 shoe boxes. We stacked all the shoe boxes in the hall, the we called the classes to come take a picture with the shoe boxes. The representative from Team Hope was really happy when she saw all the shoe boxes that we had collected. The representative gave the school a certificate thanking our school. posted by Joyce and Ryan


Hour of Code

This week 5 million students in 33,000 classrooms across 167 countries are trying out and Hour of Code as part of Computer Science Education Week. The Hour of Code is an opportunity for every student to try computer science for one hour. It will provide an opportunity for you to learn how to create the technology of the future rather than just use it.This knowledge is needed to prepare students for the 21st century, regardless of their ultimate field of study or occupation.

Write your first computer program

Learn the basic concepts of Computer Science with drag and drop programming. This is a game-like, self-directed tutorial starring video lectures by Bill gates, Mark Zukerberg, Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies. Click Hour of Code to begin.