Mr Higgins teaches in Room 3 in the front building.
There are a total of 20 children in his class this year, 9 children in 4th class & 11 children in 5th class.
Student Council Speeches
Space Week is Ireland’s newest national STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) week, in parallel with World Space Week, taking place from 4th to the 10th of October. The children in Mr. Higgins's class have started a project all about the various aspects of space. We are using books in the classroom, our library, people at home and the computer room to help find and gather information about the planets, orbits, the moon, the sun and the constellations we can see at night.
We discussed Neil Armstrong, Yuri Gagarin and some of the other information we already had as a starting point for this project. We are working either in pairs or on our own and we are really enjoying using some of the cool apps and websites that NASA and spaceweek.ie have available for kids to use.
4th and 5th had great fun dressing up this Halloween with some very spooky masks, make-up and outfits!
The great outdoors!
Mr. Higgins’ class enjoyed an outdoor lesson when the first signs of Spring weather landed this week. They swapped tables and chairs for picnic benches and flower beds while learning about the some of the plants and animals commonly found in Ireland.
5-a-side Soccer team
Our soccer 5-a-side team advanced to the all-Kildare finals after winning their regional qualifying group. Placed against Roberstown, Naas CNS and St. Patrick’s of Newbridge the boys won all 3 matches scoring 14 goals and only conceding 1.
The Kildare Finals will take place in Kilcullen on March 27th with the winners that day going on to represent Kildare in a Leinster competition.
Scoil Mhuire reached the finals for the 5 aside tournament which was played in Kilcullen on March 27th.
The boys were up against Two-Mile House, Kilashee and Gaeilscoil Maigh Nuad. The boys won 1 game against Maynooth, drew against Kilashee and lost 3-2 to TMH. The boys played brilliantly throughout and were very unlucky not to win.