Category: ‘Student Projects’

VEX Robotics All Ireland finals

April 7, 2024

VEX Robotics 2024
An amazing performance at the Offaly championships in February saw the St Brendans team win the Offaly title for the 2nd year in a row! The 6th class boys then travelled to Cork in March for the All Ireland finals where they came 3rd overall out of 24 teams who were champions in their county. Massive credit to Mr Cunningham and Ms Makim who gave so much of their time to support the boys in teaching them programming and design of the robot and to the boys for a great performance on the day!

March 2024- Teacher Artist partnership

April 7, 2024

Teacher artist programme success
Fantastic finale to our TAP ( teacher – artist – programme ) this week as artist Monica O Meara came to school to organise the display of the children’s work – Here’s a photo of the ‘Sculpting Smiles – Clay-laborative Wellbeing’ artwork collaboration under the TAP programme with support from Laois Education Centre – The boys in 3rd and 4th classes had an amazing time over the past number of weeks and great credit to class teachers Ms Wyer and Mr Kennedy for their work supporting this –
It’s a fantastic piece of art which all the boys can view each day and see their work and little initials in engraved in the hands – We are proud that this pupil art creation is displayed proudly at our school and will hopefully inspire generations to follow—
Thank you so much Monica O’Meara ( Artist) and Laois Education centre.

Communion and confirmation 2023

May 28, 2023

Congratulations to our 2nd class boys who made their first holy communion last Saturday. We hope you all enjoyed your special day.
Many thanks to all school staff for preparing the boys so well and to Fr. Tom, Fr Anthony and Joan for their help throughout the year.

Congratulations to our 6th class boys who made their Confirmation yesterday. We hope you all enjoyed your special day. Thanks to Bishop Fintan, Fr. Tom and Fr. Anthony.
Thanks to all school staff who helped prepare the boys throughout the year.

April 23- French tuition at St Brendans PS

May 28, 2023

Fantastic to have “ French “ being taught to all our boys in 3rd -6th classes this term with Ms Abidi- great opportunity to dev an appreciation and interest in a European language thanks to the say yes to languages programme 🙌 @langsconnect_ie

March 2023- Transition programme

March 31, 2023

Transition to 2nd level
Lovely transition session for our 6th class in March with Ms Cusack from @stbrendansbirr with some fantastic past pupils ( Keelan / Dylan / Vincent and Zmarak) chatting with the boys about second level school- Thanks to Dani from SCP for supporting and the boys in 6th also enjoyed a town treasure hunt and a ceili ( seachtain na Gaeilge) with the other 6th classes from Mercy Primary and Oxmantown NS as part of this programme.
Thanks to HSCL Ms Hennelly and SCP for their work in this area.

March 2023- Engineers Week

March 31, 2023

A huge thanks to Kieran Hoctor Smyth who visited us for Engineers Week and worked with Junior Infants, Seniors, First and Second Classes. The boys thoroughly enjoyed the visit especially his son Fionn and nephews Darragh and Shane Ryan who were so proud to welcome him into their classrooms. A fabulous way to mark Engineers Week!!

March 2023- Debating team

March 31, 2023

Our school debating team were presented with their certificates received from Laois Education centre today – well done to all involved and we look forward to future leaders and politicians from this group ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

February 2023- VEX Robotics OFFALY champions

February 14, 2023

VEX Robotics—Offaly winners 2023
Wow! What a day was had by 6th class in the VEX robotics @offalycoco .
St Brendan’s PS winning the coding award and the overall award with 27 schools taking part ;so we are going to the Nationals!! The younger boys in the school gathered at 3pm to give them a great welcome back to the school as they now go to the national finals representing Offaly !!!!Finals will be in cork @MTU_ie.
Congrats to the boys and teacher Mr Cunningham @DamienCunning17 with Ms Makim and MsGrace @laoisoffalyetb @VEXRoboticsIE and huge thanks to Offaly County Council for their support.

Nov 2022- Shoebox appeal

November 13, 2022

Well done to all the boys and families who supported the Christmas shoebox appeal at St Brendan’s PS – it’s heartening that so many boys took the time and effort to try help other children less fortunate than themselves – Thanks as always to Mr Kennedy for organising the appeal 👍

March 22- Alice in Wonderland

April 7, 2022

Amazing show yet again by PWC players “ Alice in Wonderland “ last Friday 👏👏- boys from 3rd class / Mr Cunningham and Mr Kennedy got the great opportunity to see the show .. and loved it ! Special mention to our 6th class boys from Syria whose first experience it was seeing Panto ❤️❤️ Thanks to Anne Coughlan and all at Birrtheatre Offaly for their support of our school 🙏👍😀