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!
Once again a huge congrats to our 4th class team who finished a very credible 3rd in last weekends Credit Union Quiz and best of luck to our 6th class team who move on to the next stage of the quiz in early March.
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!
Well done to all the boys and girls from 4th class who put on an amazing production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory yesterday for their parents. The children prepared hard and gave a great performance of which they should be very proud of. Take a bow 4th class!!
The boys and girls from 4th class enjoyed a lovely morning on their nature walk to the woods. They collected leaves, listened to the sounds of the forest and also kept an eye out for any wildlife. Here are some pictures of them enjoying their morning stroll.
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.
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:
A huge congrats to all the girls from Carrabane NS who were part of the victorious Kilconieron U 14 camogie team at the weekend. They brought in their shield today and showed it to all of the classes. Well done to all involved.