We are delighted to announce that Ciara Sheils (5th year) was successful in winning the Ulster provincial playoffs of the Mathletes challenge last Saturday 18th April. Ciara had to complete timed online maths challenges, problem solving questions and a teamwork activity in which she performed excellently. Clodagh O’Reilly (5th year) also competed in the provincial […]

We are very proud to announce that four of our first year students have been selected to take part in the finals of the Irish Junior Mathematics Competition. These students are Emma Dolan, Sorcha Finan, Zuzanna Lazvga and Eimear Rudden. They will travel to Monaghan on Friday 8th May to compete. We wish you all […]

Students have worked really hard online since we took on the Mathletes challenge at the end of February. We have had a number of students finishing in top 10 positions nationally for the month of March and one student came top of the country in her year category, a massive achievement. The students who placed in […]

On the 4th March, all first year students in the school took part in the Irish Junior Mathematics Competition ran by the Irish Maths Teachers Association. A great effort was made by all students on this problem based quiz and a very high standard of maths was observed. Big congratulations to the following 1st year […]

This year the mathematics department have signed students up to take part in the MATHLETES challenge. We have invited 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th year students to register on khanacademy.org and complete maths missions and problems to earn points both for themselves and our school team. A great enthusiasm is being shown by all students […]

The Student Council’s Rap ‘n’ Maths competition took place from the 21th – 24th of October. All of the maths classes were preparing weeks before the competition and great creativity was shown by all. On Tuesday 1st Years and 2nd Years took the spotlight giving us very entertaining versions of many of the latest songs. […]

Ms Rogan’s TY Physics students have been preparing for Engineer’s Week by inviting all 1st Year students to a Monster Engineer Week Quiz on Friday afternoon. They prepared lots of rounds of questions, including some very interactive challenges, and ran a great show which was both educational and enjoyable. The finalé was a line up […]

Mrs Cassidy writes:
Five of our students – Mable Kurian, Ruth Maloney-Derham, Aileen McCabe, Dearbhla McGovern and Orla Murphy – have been selected to participate in Mathematics Enrichment lasses. These classes lead to Olympiad training classes in preparation for the International Mathematics Olympiad which will take place in May 2013.
The purpose of this initiative is two-fold. […]

We had a great finish to our first half term today with the performance of the first raps, song and drama to celebrate Math week. Fractions, decimals, angles all got rhymed and reasoned to music. The judges had a difficult job to pick winners – these will be announced after mid-term so watch this space.

Two students from the Junior Certificate class of 2012 have been called to take place in the 2012 Science Olympiad at Dublin City University on October 25th, where they will work towards a place in the EU Olympiad next year. Orla Murphy and Mable Kurian were chosen to join other students from round the country […]

The Student Council hosted a luncheon in the Community Room today in honour of Mrs Claire Thomas’s recent retirement after a long and sucessful career in our Maths Department. Head Prefects and Student Council members are pictured here with Mrs Thmoas (centre), our Principal Ms Angela McGarvey and Mrs Anne Cassidy our Student Council Liaison.

Ms McGarvey writes:
Congratulations to Rachel Birt (St Gearóid) and Ciara Deering (TY Europa) who have been identified as high achievers in Maths and Science in the 2011 Junior Certificate examination. They have been invited by the Irish EU Science Olympiad (Ir EUSO) to participate in the National Olympiad to select six students to represent Ireland […]

The Student Council Rap’n Maths competition got underway last week. On Monday 3rd Yrs faced off against 2nd Yrs and 6th Yrs battled it out with 5th Yrs. On Friday the 1st Yrs held their competition. The TYs (who were on Work Experience last week) will challenge each other next Wednesday.
There was great creativity shown […]

Maths Rap competition

October 12, 2011 | 20 Comments

All Maths classes are busy preparing their entries for the Maths Rap competition which runs through next week, organised by the Student Council as this years charity fundraiser. As you can see from the poster below, the entry fee is a very appropriate “50c” per student. Watch this space, we will post the winners as […]