World Champion coming to Scoil Chormaic CNS!

We’re very excited to be welcoming top Irish athlete Caradh O’Donovan to the school on Wednesday 5th February 2020. Caradh is a former World Kickboxing champion as well as being a National Karate Champion with hopes of qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Caradh will be leading a sponsored fitness circuit with all pupils, and will follow-up with an inspiring and motivating talk as well as a question and answer session. The aim of the event is to inspire the pupils to take up sport generally, but just as importantly to encourage them to discover and then pursue their passion in life. Every child has received a sponsorship form to use in order to help raise money for the event. You can also sponsor your child by following the below link: www.sportsforschools.org As the sponsorship form and online sponsorship page explain, much of the money that is raised will be used to improve physical activity for our school, while also supporting Irish Olympic athletes and Paralympic athletes. Please ensure that sponsorship forms and money are returned in a sealed envelope to the school office, clearly labelled Sports for Schools within 1 week after the event has taken place. Please also make sure that your child comes to school on the event day wearing their PE Kits and that they have fun while taking part! Thank you in anticipation of creating a terrific and memorable event for our school community. Kind regards, The Active School Team Scoil Chormaic...

Operation Transformation Walk

The Operation Transformation Walk returns to Balbriggan on Saturday 18th January at 11am. The walk will be approx. 3km and is FREE for everyone to take part. The starting point will be on the beach and the route will follow the path along the coast towards Bremore Castle and loop back around to the beach. There is no need to register so just turn up and get your year off to an active start. For anyone with a buggy you can join in on the path on the bridge above the beach (entrance at St. Georges Church) or through the tunnel at the end of Convent...

Winter Coffee Morning

We will be hosting a coffee morning on the 12th December from 9-11am in aid of Inner City Helping Homeless foundation in the school hall. All proceeds raised on the day will be given to this charity. All parents and community members are invited to attend. If parents wish to bake/buy anything for this event please deliver it to the school office on the 11th December. We look forward to welcoming you all on the...
Claude Monet’s inspired artwork in Ms Forde’s 3rd class

Claude Monet’s inspired artwork in Ms Forde’s 3rd class

This week we looked at Claude Monet’s paintings of Venice. We looked at how he showed the city in different times of the day, using different colours, shades and brushstrokes. Claude Monet’s paintings of Venice This inspired our own artwork. First we sketched a scene in Venice using our pencil. We put in the water, bridges, shadows, reflections, gondolas, buildings and anything else we wanted to include. Then we used our paintbrushes to create our artwork. Everyone’s picture was different. They all came out...
Digestive System in Ms Forde’s 3rd Class

Digestive System in Ms Forde’s 3rd Class

We learned about the digestive system in Science this month. We did an active demonstration of the digestion of a croissant. First it entered the ‘mouth’ where it was broken down by the ‘teeth’. This is known as physical digestion. Then, we added ‘saliva’ which is full of enzymes that help break down the croissant. This is known as chemical digestion. Next it moves from the oesophagus to the ‘stomach’. The stomach released digestive juices and acid (we added Coca Cola!) that broke down the croissant and killed harmful bacteria. The ‘muscles’ of the stomach sloshed the food together with the juices to make a soup called chyme. Physical and chemical digestion happened here. After that it moved down the ‘intestines’ where all the nutrients, water, minerals and salts were soaked up. It was quite a messy process, and rather smelly! However it was a great way to learn about where our food goes. We finished the lesson by labelling the parts of the digestive...