Carrabane N.S. at the Bebras® National Finals

Carrabane National School at the National Finals of Bebras® Computational Thinking Challenge

Every November the international Bebras®Computing Challenge is run to motivate students to problem-solve based on informatics concepts.  The Challenge is made of a set of timed short questions called Bebras® tasks and are delivered and completed online.  Tasks can be answered without prior knowledge about computational thinking or information and communication technology, but are clearly related to computational thinking concepts.  Participants get 45 minutes to answer 15 multiple-choice questions that focus on computational and logical thinking.  The Bebras® Computing Challenge is an international competition — in 2016 over 1,610,000 students from 34 countries took part.

This year was Ireland’s first year to take part in the Bebras® Computing Challenge which was launched by the Irish Computer Society Foundation and supported by Science Foundation Ireland and the National University of Ireland, Maynooth.  Students in Carrabane National School participated in this challenge in November and we were delighted when four of our students, Aoife Keane, Daniel Egan, Mark Cormican and Vivienne Rushe qualified for the National Bebras Finals.  These finals took place last Saturday, 22nd April in NUI, Maynooth and we were thrilled to learn that Vivienne Rushe scored highest in her category at the National Finals.  Congratulations to Vivienne on an outstanding achievement.  We are very proud of all of our students who reached the finals and congratulate them on this achievement.  And remember, this challenge will take place again in November so keep practising and it could be you next time! 

Naomh Breandan Credit Union Quiz 2017

Carrabane National School took part again this year in the Naomh Breandan Credit Union Quiz 2017. One of the 6th class teams came first and will go on to compete in the County Finals in March. A 4th class team came in 3rd place. Congratulations to all of the teams who participated in the quiz. You were terrific!

6th Class receiving their awards for 1st place

4th Class receiving their awards for 3rd place

Digital School of Distinction Award

Congratulations and well done to all our staff and pupils who helped our school achieve the Digital School of Distinction Award.  This award recognises excellence in the use of technology in primary schools.   Ciaran Cannon TD and Brendan Smyth from NUIG presented the award to Ms Kelly our ICT co-ordinator and some of our pupils on Tuesday June 28th.

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Active School Week 2016

We had a very enjoyable and successful Active School Week in school from June 7th- 10th.  We got some beautiful weather and got active in so many different ways.  Here are a selection of our photos from a wonderul week:


COW and WOW Day.


Enda taught us some golf skills


Linda spoke to us about water safety.


The pupils team to take on the teachers.


The scouts did lots of fun activities at the .


Teachers v Pupils match was very close!


A hard-fought match ended in a draw!

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