2017/2018 School Year
Galway Aquarium By Olivia Cooney
On Thursday the 22nd of March we went to the aquarium in Galway. We learnt about fish. First we had a tour of the aquarium. We saw lobsters, brown crabs, starfish, baby sharks and mermaid’s purses.
After that we did experiments in the classroom with Noreen. My favourite experiment was the rocket! My favourite fish was the fish that looks like Dory! I had a great day. It was great fun!
Atlantic Air Adventure By Saoirse Dillon
On Thursday the 22nd of March the big room went to Atlantic Air Adventure in Shannon. We went with Tubber School. First of all we went to the Aviation Museum. Tubber School went to the flying simulator. Seán showed us life jackets and plane engines. Next we went to the flying simulator. We got paired up and took a seat. Gabriella and I went in one and we crashed lots of times! We saw the Statue of Liberty as well. It was great fun!
Waste Water Treatment by Kathellyn Noleto da Silva & Eva Jaffray
Joan Tarmey came in to talk to us about water. She said that everything you flush down the toilet and send down the sinks, showers, washing machine and dishwasher ends up in your septic tank system. And waste water flows from the house to the septic tank. The solids and scum form sludge in the tank and that needs to be removed regularly. Liquid effluent percolates down the pipes through the soil in your garden. The soil is where most of the treatment takes places as it helps filter out the bacteria before making it way to the bedrock below.
Point to Point Art Competition
By Louis Venus and Kieran Lee
At the end of February we started an art competition. It was for the Point to Point in Quakerstown. The theme was ‘April fools and horses’. The winner will be announced on Easter Sunday. The school sold tickets for a raffle. The prize was a charolais bull or charolais heifer. If you didn’t want the bull or heifer you can take the cash prize.
Money Point By Gabriella Palmear Brito and Cairínn Kearns
We went to Money Point on the 14th of February. It took 40 minutes to get there. When we got there we went into the visitor centre. There was a big model of Money Point. After that we went around the working area on the bus, the man who works there showed us all around. There were 5 wind turbines in Money Point. We learned a lot about it. In there they have 47 computers in one of the rooms plus the white boards (we counted them) that’s where they can see what’s around the whole Ireland. We saw lots of workers around the area.
By Saoirse and Joseph Dillon
Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we have an hour where we practice our English. We have groups in where we move around to different stations. There are seven different stations spread across the two classrooms. Every day we do it we have fun and make new friends in our groups! In some of our stations we do fun things like designing our own outfit and going on the computers to do quizzes and earn points. We like our literacy intervention and we would like to keep doing it.
Hurling Blitz in Flagmount by James Kearns & Daniel Lee
On the 23rd of January we went to Flagmount for an indoor hurling blitz. There were 12 games in the whole thing. The matches started at 10.30 to 13.15. The teams were Mountshannon/Lakyle, Boston\Tubber, New Quay, Feakle and, Flagmount and Dromindoora. There were five hurling players on each team two forwards two backs and a goalie. The games were twelve minutes long with six minutes per half. On the hurling team there were five players and on the camogie team there were six players on the camogie team there were two backs one centre field two forwards and a goalie
Enrolment Day By Aidan Venus
On Monday the 12th of March we had an Enrolment Day in Boston N.S. Lots of boys and one girl came to see our classroom. The girl’s name was Tilly. She is my sister. They will all start school in September. I can’t wait!!!
Concertina and Guitar
By Richard Frederico
We continued with our concertina lessons with Jackie in the first week of February. Jackie divided us into two groups. The first group are learning “Éiníní” and “Springtime”. The second group are learning “Judas Maccabaeus”. We are getting better! Pupils in second class are learning guitar with Richard. They are learning “Ireland’s Call”.
By Róisín and Moya Naughton
On the 19th of February 2018 we started Maths Intervention 2nd to 6th class. We did Khan Academy, Super Sleuth, ordinary maths and tables. On Fridays we do ‘Hit the Button’ instead of tables. We hope we keep doing it.
by James Kearns
On Friday the 22nd of the September we went to Dromore Woods. We went on a long walk in the woods. We learned about lots and lots of different animals and plants. We learned about the ash, beech, horse chestnut and oak trees. It was really cool. We also learned that a nasty disease was killing off the ash trees in the woods. All the ash trees on an island near the woods were affected. We passed the ruins of an old house.
We walked past a lake! It was really, really wet. Finally the walk ended. We went back to the bus and ate our lunch. Then we went home.
Áine came to our school on the 14th of November of 2017. Áine came in and talked to us about saving energy. We did lots of fun science experiments with her. We played an energy game they separated us into 4 groups yellow, green, blue and red. Yellow and green drew! Áine talked about renewable energy and non-renewable energy. We learned that this causes carbon dioxide. We had lots of fun.
by Gustavo Martins Baiaõ
On the 17th of October 2017 Boston and Tubber school went to Kilmaley for a gaelic blitz, we arrived there and got ready for the matches. The first match was “Connelly V Carron!” Carron won! The second match was “Boston-Tubber V Connelly” Boston-Tubber lost and Connelly won unfortunately for us! The third match was between Boston-Tubber and Carron. Carron came out on top. We were all sad because we lost all matches but we were happy with our day out!
by Arthur Martins Baiao
In gymnastics we jump into a cool pit of foam and we do other really crazy stuff! We bounce on a trampoline, it’s fun. My friend always gets stuck in the foam. Gymnastics was on in Ennis every Thursday for four weeks. We started on the 19th of November There is a floor that we run on and play games and most of the people forward roll 100 mph into the foam pit. It’s quick! I still want to see someone do a back flip! It was really fun.
by Annie Kearns
On the 11th of October we left school at half ten. We arrived in Gort community school at around 11 o` clock. The boys went into the boys dressing and the girls went into their dressing room. Then the girls went to the Astroturf and the boys went to the pitch. Eventually they divided us into teams. Two teams played while two teams rested. At lunch time we all went to the canteen to get our lunch. Everyone got a chicken roll and a bar of chocolate! After that we played a few more games. Then it was time to go back to school. It was a great day!
by Gabriella Palmear Brito
On the 14th of October we started Maths Week, it ended on the 19th of October. Our teacher Mr. Curtin stuck up maths problems on the board for us to solve. We went outside to do a maths trail. We got into groups to solve the problems on the sheet, we had to work as part of a team. We had to measure, add and subtract. All the problems that we had calculated were about the school. Most people like maths week but some don’t. Everyday people use maths for everything. For example,
For counting, playing, almost everything. Some people hate maths they think it’s boring, but it’s very useful.
Guitar and Concertina
by Saoirse Dillon
The senior room have started to play the concertina and guitar. 2nd, 5th and 6th are playing guitar. 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th are playing the concertina. Ms. Lee is teaching guitar and Jackie is teaching concertina. We will be playing in the Christmas concert. Everybody is getting better every week. We have enough guitars for all the people that are playing so we don’t have to swap. We got two new guitars for the school this year. Ms. Lee and Jackie are teaching us lots of new things every week. We hope everybody will be able to play in the Christmas concert.
Missions in Boston
by Stephanie Dias
The Franciscans came to visit Boston N.S they came to tell us about Saint Francis and how he lived and to teach us about him.
Ms. Bennet and Ms. Lee came into the bigger room. Then the Franciscans and the children sang a song. The song goes “God is a good God, Oh yes he is” and we sang it nearly all day long!
The Franciscans taught us a lot about Saint Francis!
UL Science Fair
by Daniel lee
On the 16th of November we went to the UL science fair in Limerick. It was really fun. Here are some of the things they did. The scientist put her hands in water and set her hands on fire but it went out! The water acted like armour under the fire and protected her hands. We call this an insulator. It was a big flame. It was really cool. She also made an explosive cloud which actually exploded. But it only made a little sound but a cloud came out of the basin!
by Louis Venus
Circus Corvinni visited our school on Wednesday the 15th of November. They performed lots of acts. Daddy long legs, the father, came in on stilts to make him very tall. He danced to a rock and roll song then he danced to a jazz song. When he tried to leave he could hardly fit through the door! The next part of the show was the juggler he juggled rings, pins and knives. The next juggler juggled on her feet. She juggled an Irish flag and two poles. A man pretended to be the strongest man in the world. The clowns were very funny. A nine year old boy balanced on four crystal glasses. The last act was a girl who could hula hoops with six hula hoops. It was excellent!
Baking with Ms Bennett
by Julia Plyes Nery
On the 26th of October Ms Bennett taught us how to bake some treats for the Halloween party. We baked muffins and rice crispy bun. The ingredients of the muffins were: butter, sugar, blueberries, eggs and flour. We mixed them with an electric mixer. Ingredients for the rice krispy buns were: chocolate and rice Krispies. We had so much fun.
by David Cooney
On the 14 of September the whole school went to the Cross Country Ryan, Joseph and I went from second class. We ran very well. The girls went next! I watched the rest of the races. James, Daniel, Kieran and Arthur ran. At the end of the day everyone ran. Then we went back on the bus to school. Everyone got changed into their clothes and then did work. We were glad because it was horrible weather!
I-Pads from the Clare Education Centre
by Joseph Dillon
On one Friday Boston National School got I-Pads from the Clare Education Centre. I liked the games so much. My favourite game was Know Your Ireland. I got all of the Counties 100% correct and all in over one minute! I had so much fun. We only had them for one week but I thought they were very fun. On know Your Ireland there were counties, provinces, towns, streets, capitals, rivers, lakes and mountains such as Carrauntoohil and the Ox Mountains. I had so, so, so much fun playing with the I-Pads. The man that gave them to us was extremely kind to give us fifteen I-Pads for seven days!
By Gabrielly Noleto da Silva
At Boston N.S we made an Advent Kindness calendar. Everyday we did a good deed for a day. One day we had to love God and Jesus and clean for your mom and dad. Another day we had to let someone skip you in the line . I liked doing the Advent calendar.
The whole school went to Shannon Leisure Centre today on their school tour. the boys and girls took part in a range of activities such as the indoor climbing wall, rounders, swimming, musical statues, obstacle course and much more. They all had a great day and enjoyed all the activities.
A huge thank you to Louise Curran for all her hard work over the past few weeks. The children have learned loads and really improved their level on Dance. We hope to upload videos of their final dance off as soon as possible.
Fire Safety Talk:
The boys and girls in the senior room were learning all about Fire safety today. Members of the Fire department came in to talk about fire safety and what to do in the case of a fire. All the boys and girls got their own fire safety pack filled with lots of fun activities.
St Patrick’s Day:
The children all dressed up in green and made leprechaun masks to celebrate St Patrick’s Day here at Boston N.S.
Friendship week Monday 13th to Friday 17th of February
The children of Boston N.S. took part in Friendship week this week. On Friday the whole school game together to take part in various activities around the theme of Friendship. Each student also brought in a piece of fruit and together we made ‘Friendship Smoothies’. The children loved Friendship week and were very king and caring towards others.
Catholic Schools Week January 30th- 3rd of February:
The week the children were really busy celebrating Catholic Schools Week and St Brigid’s Day. The children made their own St Brigid Crosses and these were blessed by our parish priest Fr Seamus Nohilly. The children also remembered and celebrated the life of St Brigid by designing and colouring in her cloak.
International Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January)
The children and staff in Boston N.S. planted yellow Crocus buds in Autumn and today they admired the flowers and remembered what they represented (all those who suffered during the Holocaust).
Christmas & Advent:
The children in Boston have begun to get into the Christmas Spirit and enjoy the festive holiday. They have been decorating Christmas Trees and learning all about Advent.
The children November is a special month where we remember all those who have passed away and gone to heaven. The children in Boston are remembering loved ones, neighbours and pets who have passed away. The children have decorated a garden of remembrance in the school to remember everyone during this special month.
This month the children are remembering all those who have gone to heaven. The children have starting knitting in Boston N.S. The children really enjoyed getting the opportunity to learn new skills and had lots of fun learning to knit.
The senior room made rice krispie buns and used their procedural writing skills to help carry out each step. The buns were delicious.
Boston N.S. raised their flags this morning. This year the children worked really hard and received their first ever Green Schools Flag and Blue star flag (learning all about the EU). Well done to all the boys and girls who worked so hard all year round!
The children had there school tour yesterday Wednesday the 22nd of June. The whole school travelled to Dublin by bus and went to visit the Dáil followed by a tour of Croke Park. The children had a super day and enjoyed every minute of it.
The children visited Fanore Beach on Tuesday 21st of June. The children learned all about water safety and how to help a person if they were to get into difficulty while in the water. The children got to meet lifeguards and they got certificates for all their hard work.
Congratulations to First and Second Class who made their First Holy Communion on Sunday the 8th of May. The whole school worked really hard singing in the choir, playing instruments and decorating the church in beautiful art. Well done to all involved you did your school proud.
Today Monday 11th April the school had a visit from the Red cross. Boston N.S. are taking part in fundraising ‘coppers’ for the Red Cross, so they can buy a suitable minibus and other items to help them supply better services to those who need it. The children got to step inside and Ambulance and learn lots about the service they offer to those in need. The children also learned a few First Aid tips i.e. how to treat a burn, help someone who is choking fainting and feeling faint or ill. The children had a brilliant day and had lots of fun learning about the Ambulance Services and the Red Cross.
The children learned all about road safety and were very fortunate to have a visit from the RSA.
It’s that time of year again and the children have begun their preparations for Christmas and the Birth of Jesus. The Junior room have created an advent calendar with lots of fun and active surprises for every day on the lead up to Christmas Day. The senior room put up and decorated a Christmas tree for the whole school. The children are having lots of fun creating art, singing and getting into the festive spirit. A very Happy Christmas to all from Boston N.S.
The children took part in the ‘Shoe-box appeal’, filling them up with special gifts for someone this Christmas.
All children in the school were involved in Road Safety Week. They all enjoyed learning the Safe Cross Code. The children in the junior room all became ‘Seatbelt Sheriff’s’ and were rewarded with a certificate and badge.
You can follow the link: Safe Cross Code