Junior School News 27 November 2020
Dates for your Diary
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.
Ghyda Almazmoumi and Eva Phillis Mouallem (J6R)
Ella Rose McElligott and Annabel O’Leary (J5R)
Where are most Germs in school?
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:
Driving in the Future (Camellia Reddy)
What is the best mask to wear? (Emily Mullan)
The tooth decay experiment (Elsie Stalley)
Pinhole Image Box (Yi Lin Chen)
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)
Where are most Germs in school? (Ella Rose Mc Elligott Annabel O’Leary)
Types of face mask (Beth Moran, Saoirse Jones)
Eco Covid (Caoimhe Davis and Francesca Darcy)
Glare (Ashley Mullan)
Nutrition App (Ghyda Almazmoumi, Eva Phillis Mouallem)
Cuppa Tea (Niamh Carty)
Comparing Vegan and Paleo Diets (Emma Butcher and Sorcha Moran)
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.
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