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Junior School News 27 November 2020

Dates for your Diary

December

Sunday 29               First Sunday of Advent

Nov. 30-Dec.4        Christmas exams J5/J6

                                  No Speech and Drama/Public Speaking classes (J2-J6)

Thursday 3             KGLr Vision and Hearing Screening

Friday 4                  “Sammy Snowflake’s Christmas Crisis” (play for Preschool                                                 classes)

Saturday 5              1st Year Scholarship Exam

 

 

From the Office

Drama/Public Speaking Classes: These classes are cancelled for next week, Nov. 30th to Dec. 4th.  Ms. Quinn is working on the filming and recording of our special Christmas video. Classes will resume on Monday, December 7th.

Registration forms: Any girls who have turned 6 years of age and are new to the Junior School in  KGUpper or J1 plus all other new girls in the Junior School have to be registered with Tusla (Child and Family Agency). These forms were given to your daughter yesterday to give to you. Please read the instructions carefully, complete the form, enclose the certified birth certificate and return to the JS office as soon as possible.

Food Collection for Capuchin Day Centre

Thank you so much for all the food you brought in for the homeless at the Capuchin Day Centre. The Student Council helped to load it all up today for the volunteers who brought it all to Brother Kevin and his team.

Food vouchers for Ms. Carr’s Home: Due Tuesday, December 1st

We have received a huge amount of very generous food vouchers for Ms. Carr’s Home already. Thank you so much. We can accept them up to next Tuesday, December 1st.

 

Alex STEAM Challenge 2020 – The Results!

Congratulations to the following girls whose projects were chosen as winners of our recent Alex STEAM Challenge competition. A big thank you to the judges from Intel who took the time to view all of the videos.

Overall Winners 

First Place:  

Ghyda Almazmoumi and Eva Phillis Mouallem (J6R)

Nutrition App

Second Place:

Ella Rose McElligott and Annabel O’Leary (J5R)

Where are most Germs in school?

Third Place:  

Olivia Wilson and Molly O’Reilly (J6W)

What is the average health of 5th and 6th class students in Alexandra College Junior School?

 

The engineers from Intel who reviewed the videos wanted to highlight these projects as the best in each class:

J4White

 Driving in the Future (Camellia Reddy)

 What is the best mask to wear? (Emily Mullan)

J4Red

 The tooth decay experiment (Elsie Stalley)

 Pinhole Image Box (Yi Lin Chen)

J5White

What is the average health of 5th and 6th class students in Alexandra College Junior School? (Olivia Wilson. and Molly O'Reilly)

Reactions (Claudia Kelly, Aifric Dunleavy, Katerina Morris and Aoife Mitchell)

J5Red

Where are most Germs in school? (Ella Rose Mc Elligott Annabel O’Leary)

Types of face mask (Beth Moran, Saoirse Jones)

J6White

Eco Covid (Caoimhe Davis and Francesca Darcy)

Glare (Ashley Mullan)

J6Red

Nutrition App (Ghyda Almazmoumi, Eva Phillis Mouallem)

Cuppa Tea (Niamh Carty)

Comparing Vegan and Paleo Diets (Emma Butcher and Sorcha Moran)

Special Commendation:

Eva Lalor (J3R) How do Rockets Fly?

 

Well done to all the girls for the excellent work they put into their projects. We are very grateful too for all the work done by Ms. McGarry and Ms. Stapleton in collating and uploading all of the STEAM projects. You can view all of the projects on our new STEAM website. 

  

 

J1 are Thankful

Over the past few months, we've all been having a hard time with Covid-19 as there have been a lot of changes and uncertainty. In order to make ourselves feel a little better, we decided to focus on the things that we are thankful for. We created an A-Z of being thankful. This included everything from animals and Alex to Zoom and lots of exciting things in between. We hope you enjoy our artwork and that it helps you to feel thankful too.

Ms. Martin

 

Preschool Uppers Know their Alphabet!

Our Preschool Upper girls have just completed learning the 26 letters of the alphabet and have been listening to Jack Hartmann and the singing Walrus over the past  few weeks.  The girls are proud to present their creative activities against each letter in the alphabet. They have produced some wonderful creations with their letters and cannot wait to bring home their work at Christmas time.

Ms. Murphy and Ms. Moran