School Year 2013/14
The boys in 6th class went on their annual trip to the Lifetime Lab for a Science workshop. They were exploring Energy and Forces. They investigated how pulleys and levers work and got the chance to make some of their own. They also worked in small groups to make a wind powered lifting machine, a water wheel and a wind powered car. The boys had great fun building and experimenting. Thanks to Ms. McSweeney for organising the day and to Maura for accompanying the boys on the day. Hopefully some of the boys might think about Science as a future career!!
The boys in 5th class recently went to Cork Institute of Technology as part of Science Week. The boys had the opportunity to explore different sources of energy and how to conserve it. They also took fingerprints and examined the different types of fingerprints. The boys had a great day out and it gave them a great idea of how we use science in our everyday lives! Thanks to Mr. Moroney, Mr. Lenihan and Maura for organising the day.
The boys in St. Patrick's had a special visit from Scientist Lorraine Dennehy recently. She carried out a number of experiments for the boys including creating a volcano and exploring how a nappy works! The boys saw first hand how science has a part to play in our everyday lives. It was really enjoyable and interesting. Thanks to Lorraine for coming to our school!
St. Patrick's B.N.S. hosted their first ever Operation Transformation in the school over the last few weeks. It has been a huge success with exercise classes for the boys during the day and classes at night for the adults. Lots of weight has been lost and everybody is getting fitter and feeling healthier! A special thank you to the Parents Association for all their hard work in organising and running this great event and also thanks to the staff of the Hi Bi Leisure centre who have facilitated the classes. Click on the St. Patrick's Vimeo page below to watch a video of some of the activities.
The boys in 5th class recently went orienteering in Doneraile park. The weather conditions were very poor but the boys wrapped up well and had great fun out and about in the park. They learned how to read a map and navigate their way to find controls. All of the boys enjoyed the day despite the awful weather. Many thanks to Mr. Moroney and Mr. Roche for organising the day out and accompanying the boys!
St. Patrick's recently hosted their annual Coffee morning in aid of Marymount Hospice. The boys in sixth class were the waiters on the day and they helped to raise €1308 for this very worthwhile charity. Many thanks to everyone who helped make the day such a huge success, especially to all the parents and staff that baked cakes, buns etc. and to everyone who helped out on the day!
There was great excitement recently as St. Patrick's had a visit from the Agri Farm. The boys had a wonderful opportunity to interact with a host of farm animals including: rabbits, ducks, chickens, goats, sheep, a pig and even a calf! All of they boys really enjoyed the visit and we would like to thank Agri Farm for choosing our school for their visit!
Congratualtions to all the boys who won awards during the month of September. There were awards in each class for Dalta na Seachtaine and also well done awards for good behaviour, homework etc. We hope that all of the boys will try their best and they might win an award next month!! Best of Luck!!
St. Patrick's B.N.S. recently had a red and white day to celebrate Cork playing in the All-Ireland Final against Clare.
welcome to our new 1st classes!!
St. Patrick's is delighted to welcome all the boys who have started this year in our school, we hope they will enjoy their time in our school!!! Please click the photos to see full size images.
School Year 2012/13
The annual end of year mass and awards ceremony took place in St. Patrick's this week. Merit awards were given to one boy in each class as well as awards for excellent attendance. There was also a fair play and a sportsperson of the year award. Many of the boys in 6th class took the pledge before receiving their graduation certificates. There was a special award given to Aidan in 6th class for not missing a day in the 6 years he attended St. Patrick's. There was also a ceremony to raise our fifth green flag for biodiversity, please check the green schools section for a photo of the flag being raised.
The 6th class of St. Patrick's recently went on their school tour to Dublin. They received a tour of Leinster House and also visited the National Museum. The day was concluded with a trip to the Aviva stadium to watch the World Cup Qualifier between Ireland and the Faroe Islands. The boys had great fun and watched an exciting game where Ireland won 3-0 with captain Robbie Keane scoring all three goals! Thanks to Mr. Moroney, Mr. Horgan and Mr. Gunning for organising and accompanying the boys on the tour.
St. Patrick's B.N.S. recently held a cycle to school day as part of National Bike Week. Many of the boys cycled to school and a cycle track was set up in the field for the day. All of the boys got the opportunity to cycle around the course and record the number of laps they achieved, thanks to the boys in sixth class for helping out on the day and to Mr. Lenihan for organising the event!
St. Patrick's B.N.S. recently particpated in the Cork City Sports and brought home lots of trophies at all age groups. All of the boys ran really well and had a great day! Thanks to Mr. Lenihan and Mr. Gunning for all their coaching and to Mr. Moroney and Ruth for accompanying the boys on the day.
St. Patrick's held their annual Active Schools Week recently. The boys had a fantastic week with a wide variety of sports and activities organised every day including: Dance, Dodgeball, Welly Boot Throw, Golf, Gymnastics, Skipping, Tennis, Soccer, GAA, Parachute, Walk to Dublin, Penalty Shootout, Relay, Cycling, Basketball, Tag Rugby, and Sportstar Superstar. The boys in 5th and 6th Class even got to create their own "Harlem Shake" Video which can be viewed below. The boys took part in activities all day every day and were also encouraged to bring a healthy lunch to school. There was an awards ceremony on Friday and awards were given out for Fair Play, Healthy Lunches and Sports Person of the Week. Thanks to Mrs. Horgan and all the teachers who helped out during the week!!
St. Patrick's recently had a very special visit from the First Brigade Army Band. The band consisted of 28 members, playing a variety of instruments from wind to brass. They entertained the boys with a selection of tunes and three of the band sang solo songs. The boys really enjoyed the day and we would like to thank Mrs. Horgan for organising this memorable event. Click below to view the photos and videos taken on the day.
The boys had a great day of flipping and eating pancakes last week. Each class got the opportunity to flip and then eat a delicious pancake with a variety of toppings available!! Many thanks to all the staff and parents that helped out on the day by bringing in the ingredients and cooking the pancakes fresh throughout the day.
St. Patrick's were visited by Engineer Eoin Jones recently. Eoin works with Board Gáis and gave an excellent presentation to the boys. He showed the boys examples of all different types of engineering including mechanical, chemical, electrical, computer, civil and many more! The boys were then tasked with building the tallest structure using just marshmallows and spagetti, they really enjoyed the challenge and had great fun!
Credit Union Quiz 2013
St. Patrick's entered two teams into this year's Credit Union quiz competition. Both teams displayed excellent general knowledge and finished in first and second place in their age categories. The under 12 team will now progress to the Cork county section of the competition which will be held in the coming weeks. Best of luck to the boys!!
St. Patrick's recently took part in the Spikeball County Finals in Ballincollig Community School. Two teams participated in the competition, St. Pats Eagles and St. Pats Pythons. Both teams topped their groups eventually progressed through to the semi-finals. In two very exciting matches both teams were unlucky to lose by a point. St. Pats Eagles losing 17-16 and St. Pats Pythons losing 14-13. The boys played brilliantly and really enjoyed the day. Thanks to Mr. Moroney, Mrs. Magner and Noreen for all their help.
St. Patrick's were honoured to welcome World Record holder and Olympic gold medalist David Rudisha along wth his coach Brother Colm O' Connell, who is a past pupil of our school. There was great excitement as David brought his gold medal and Brother Colm made an inspirational speech to the boys. RTE news were there on the day to film the events as they unfolded. I'm sure it was a day that the boys will never forget. Thanks to everyone who attended and helped out on this special day for St. Patrick's.
St. Patrick's recently hosted their annual Coffee morning in aid of Marymount Hospice. The boys in sixth class were the waiters on the day and they helped to raise €1600 for this very worthwhile charity.Our press officer for the day was Josh Walsh in sixth class who took all of the photos above. Many thanks to everyone who helped make the day such a huge success, especially to all the parents and staff that baked cakes, buns etc. and to everyone who helped out on the day!