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Posted by: Amanda | November 21, 2017 Comments Off on |

Take a look at the photos of some of the children who attend Muse Academy in our school. Muse Academy provides Drama and elocution lessons on Thursdays after school. Well done to all involved.



under: Whole School

Back to School

Posted by: Ms. McGeown | October 15, 2017 Comments Off on Back to School |

Here in 5th class we have settled right back into school. We have been busy working hard and we can’t believe mid term is around the corner already! We had a great start to the year celebrating the schools 10th birthday and we are really looking forward to continuing the celebrations throughout the year. Here are some of exciting things we have been learning about so far this term. 

We began the new school year focusing on the importance of getting exercise daily to look after our bodies and also the importance of looking after our minds. For September we focused on getting 10 minutes exercise every day during school by completing a workout routine or some fun dances. We have also been learning about the importance of feeling relaxed and what we can do if our mind is full of thoughts or worries. Every afternoon we completed Mindfulness activities to help us develop techniques to keep us calm and focused. We had so much fun and noticed such a difference in both our fitness levels and well being we decided to continue doing these activities. 

In Science we completed an experiment to discover how acid changes materials. We left an egg in vinegar for a few days and made some predictions about what we thought might happen. The shell began to change colour and eventually fell off. We continued to learn that everyday acids such as Coca Cola can erode our teeth. 

We celebrated Roald Dahl day in September. We chatted about some of the books he’s written and we looked at his website online. We gathered lots of information from there to create an author profile.

In Maths we have been learning about Data. We visited the classes in the school and completed data surveys in each class. We then represented all the information we gathered on bar charts and created questions about the information we found. We learned about multiple bar charts and line graphs too.

In Art we have been learning about warm and cool colours and what they are. We had such fun painting our autumn leaves. 

So as you can see we have been very busy so far this year! We hope everyone has settled back into school now and we would like to welcome all the new students to the school. You will have great fun with us! Check out some of our photos. 

under: 5th Class, Whole School

St. John the Evangelist vs. Castleknock Educate Together

Posted by: Mr. Smyth | September 22, 2017 Comments Off on St. John the Evangelist vs. Castleknock Educate Together |

The boys GAA team secured a thrilling victory against a very competitive Castleknock Educate Together on Thursday, 21st September. Played in beautiful conditions in the Lucan Sarsfields GAA grounds, the game ebbed and flowed before St. John’s eventually won on a final scoreline of 2-4 to 1-5.

Jamie, who was playing in goals, made some outstanding saves and his kickouts were excellent. The full-back line of Darren, Devine and Tomisin kept things very tight at the back. The half-back line of Cian, Terrence and Doveson were powerful in their defending and contributed to the attack on many occasions also. Roland and Teslem were powerful in midfield and were constantly attacking and helping out the defence when it was needed. The half-forward line of Harry, Dylan and Christian worked tirelessly for the team and covered every blade of grass on the pitch. The full-forward line of Conor, Alex and Ryan Chirombo won a huge amount of possession for the team and contributed some nice scores too. Joseph, who came on in goals made a magnificent penalty save to ensure we won the game. Ola came on in the forwards and worked hard for the team. Emmanuel came on and had some nice touches. Ryan Casey came on and was a threat to the opposition’s defence. Jaden made a brilliant pick-up towards the end which kept us in the game and Michael made some nice catches and won some important possession for the team when he came on too.

Congratulations to the boys on an excellent victory against a very skillful Castleknock Educate Together. We would like to wish Castleknock Educate Together the best of luck for the rest of the season. St. John’s are due to play Griffeen Valley Educate Together in the last group game, with date and location to be confirmed. It was wonderful to see so many parents out supporting the team again and a special word of thanks to the parents who are helping the team out by cleaning the jerseys over the weekend.

under: 4th Class, 5th Class, 6th Class, Sport, Whole School

GAA Season gets Underway

Posted by: Mr. Smyth | September 19, 2017 Comments Off on GAA Season gets Underway |

The GAA season began on Wednesday, 18th September when the boys team made the short journey to Lucan Sarsfields to play against Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada.

Played in beautiful conditions, it took the St. John’s team a little while to settle. After failing to score in the first half, St. John’s came out in the second half and played like a completely different team and managed to score 5 goals and 3 points.

There were many excellent performances from the Adamstown team. Jamie, who was playing in goals, made some excellent saves and his kickouts were flawless. The full-back line of Tommy, Devine and Darren were tigerish in their defending and received some excellent cover from the half-back line of Cian, Terrence and Tomisin. In midfield, Teslim and Dylan put in a huge effort and covered every blade of grass on the pitch for the team. The half-forward line of Doveson, Alex and Harry worked tirelessly for the team and the full-forward line of Adi, Christian and Conor were a constant threat the entire game. Joseph, who played much of the second-half in goals made some brilliant saves. Sultan worked hard for the team when he came on and Michael made some brilliant defensive tackles when he came on too.

Well done to the boys from St. John’s for putting in such a spirited performance and the best of luck to a very talented Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada team as they progress in the competition. It was wonderful to see so many parents supporting the team at the game also. Our next game is against Castleknock Educate Together on Thursday, 21st September at 3:15pm.

under: 4th Class, 5th Class, 6th Class, Sport, Whole School

Highlights from our time in 5th class 2016/17

Posted by: Ms. McGeown | July 1, 2017 Comments Off on Highlights from our time in 5th class 2016/17 |

Early in 5th class we entered a competition with South Dublin County Libraries. We designed bookmarks based on our favourite books and characters. Out of all the schools that took part the winner was a girl from our class!  Her bookmark was made available in Lucan library and we all got a bookmark to keep.

In December the senior end of the school collaborated to perform a Christmas concert. We sang “The 12 Days  of Christmas “ and “Silent Night Rap”. All our parents and siblings came to watch us perform.

On the countdown to St. Patrick’s Day, we learned the dance the “Walls of Limerick”  and  drew Comic Strips of the story of St. Patrick. On the Friday we had a whole school parade and we really enjoyed the day!

In March we took part in the Write a Book competition. Everyone in the class wrote and illustrated their own book. The books were sent to 6th class in Mount Sackville to choose the winners. The two winners from our class attended a ceremony in Dublin West Education Centre.

In March we had Intercultural Day and Irish Week. They were celebrated at the same time this year. The Intercultural show this year showed us a mix of not only other cultures, but lots about the Irish culture too. We made an extra effort during Irish week to speak more Irish.

This year lots of students from 5th class represented our school in Santry. They completed many different events such as the high jump, hurdles, 600m run and the long jump which resulted in lots of medals! 

In May during Active Week we did lots of different activities. Our favourite was a skipping lesson and we learned lots of different games we could play with skipping ropes. We learnt a whole class game called Figure of Eight. One group got to perform the game in front of the whole school. We also had a Zumba/Pound lesson. An instructor came into the school and showed us how to dance and use ‘Pound Sticks’. We also had a dance off.

In April we went to Tallaght Leisure Centre for swimming lessons. We had a great six weeks learning how to swim.

Our class had a basketball tournament during P.E this year. We were split up into 6 teams and played loads of games and had lots of fun.

On the 22nd of June we went to Funtaisia for our school tour. We had so much fun in the water park. Then we dried off and got changed and went to the bowling alley. We ate our lunch and played in groups. It was a great day.

On the 27th of June, we had Teach the Teacher Day. We got into groups and we had to teach a lesson to our teacher and the rest of the class. We made a lesson plan where we had to record the materials needed, the steps we had to take to teach the lesson and who was doing what when the group was teaching the class. We taught things such as baking, GAA rules, mind reading, how to make fortune tellers, how to make pancakes, how to do a dance and we even learnt how to count to ten in Lithuanian! Our teacher was so impressed with all our lessons.

Finally, a big congratulations to a boy from our class whose design was chosen to appear on the front of an invitation that we will be sending to various guests to invite them to help us celebrate our school is 10 years old.

So these are just some of our highlights from our time in 5th class. We had such a fun and memorable year. From all of us and our teacher we would like to wish all the children, parents and staff in our school a very enjoyable summer holiday. We will see you in September!:-)

Cian, Joseph and Zoe

Here are some photos of our highlights….


under: 5th Class, Whole School

Our School Tour to Newgrange Farm

Posted by: Ms. Cox | June 22, 2017 Comments Off on Our School Tour to Newgrange Farm |

Junior Infants had so much fun at Newgrange Farm!

We held baby chicks.


We held a very cute puppy called Rosie.

We also fed the baby lambs some milk.

We saw pigs, cows, horses, rabbits and goats.

We went on a tractor ride and learned all about the crops. We even saw Goldilock’s house and a leprechaun’s house on our ride around the farm!

We loved playing in the sand and water area and going on the toy tractors.

Finally we had a picnic in the lovely sunshine!


under: Junior Infants
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Lucan District Credit Union Handwriting Competition

Posted by: Ms Malone | June 16, 2017 Comments Off on Lucan District Credit Union Handwriting Competition |

One of our fourth class students received a highly commended certificate in the Lucan District Credit Union Handwriting Competition. Well done! 

under: 4th Class, Whole School

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Posted by: emoroney8478 | March 16, 2017 Comments Off on Happy St. Patrick’s Day! |

We had great fun celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in school today. The Junior and Senior Classes each put on an Irish concert in the hall.

Here are some photos from the Junior Ceolchoirm (concert). Have a lovely St. Patrick’s Day! Lá Fhéile Pádraig Shona Duit!

under: 1st Class, 2nd Class, Junior Infants, Senior Infants, Whole School

Space Project by 4th Class

Posted by: Ms Malone | March 9, 2017 Comments Off on Space Project by 4th Class |

We learned all about space here in 4th class. We created a project on the topic. Did you know that Venus is hotter than Mercury? Or that the youngest person to go to space was 25 years old? We used our creative ideas to make planets using paper mache. Some groups used a stick to allow their solar system to spin. Others used extra masking tape for support. I loved learning about space. 

By Esther

Take a look at the children’s work in the pictures below.

under: 4th Class

Our visit from Guss O’Connell

Posted by: Ms. McGeown | February 10, 2017 Comments Off on Our visit from Guss O’Connell |

Guss’O Connell, the Mayor of South Dublin County Council came to visit our school on 03/02/17. He is from Clare but lives in Palmerstown [Dublin]. He has been elected for one year and has been in government for twenty years. He told us about his chain. It has twenty four names on it as there has been twenty four mayors of South Dublin. He lived in Nigeria  and has also visited countries such as South Africa and Ethiopia. He has met American presidents such as JFK and Barack Obama. He explained how the government are planning to keep building and improving the Adamstown area.

By Cian O’Driscoll 5th class

under: 5th Class, Whole School

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