Monthly Archives: November 2013

Round Towers

Round Towers are old buildings. Monks went there if enemies were coming. There wasn’t any doors on the round towers. There was only a little square window quarter the way up the building. Nowadays we do not need them because there are no Vikings.  We have monks and nuns living in convents and monasteries. Nuns…

Art – November 2013

We here at Pat’s Primary are very proud of the artwork that we create. Displays are frequently changed and we can see some of the work created by the other classes. To see some of our displays please click here  

Tuam Education Centre Debate – November 2013

Many congratulations to our debating team who have qualified for the Tuam Education Centre debating final on December 11th. In a packed school hall yesterday our debaters proposed the motion that, ‘ homework should be abolished’. The boys will now compete against the Presentation Primary School team in the grand final. To see more pics…

Our Monastery Story

My Monastery Story My name is Brother Joseph. Today I was working in the garden sowing vegetables. I looked up and saw enemies heading towards the monastery. I ran and told the other monks. We gathered all our valuables and headed to the round tower. We climber up the rope ladder so that the enemies…

My Visit to Dubai

Dubai On my holidays I went to Dubai. In Dubai there are lots of lights. The tallest building in the world is in Dubai. It is called Burj Khalifa. I saw it when I was there. In Dubai I saw a water dance. It is really hot in Dubai. When I was in Dubai I…

W.O.W. Day! 13-11-13

Yet another draw for the Golden Boot this week in St. Pats! Ms. Conneely’s 5th class managed to hold onto their title as Golden Boot winners from the previous week, but Ms McGuires 2nd class pulled out all the stops this week and managed to make it a tie. Well done to all the lads…

Vincent Van Gogh

Mr. Kennedy’s class have been working with Ms McGovern to create  artworks based on the painting “Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh. Vincent Van Gogh was born in the Netherlands in 1853. His father and grandfather were ministers but others in his family worked in the art world. He had two brothers and three sisters.…

Green Fingers in Ms Conneely’s 5th Class

Last week, we got to go planting bulbs in our local park in Tuam. We set off on a very wet and miserable Thursday with Mr. Birmingham and met with some of the members of the County Council. They showed us the area we were going to plant our bulbs in. They also explained to…

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Patstuam Pics

Patstuam PicsAs part of the redesign of our website we have moved all our pictures  to a new site Patstuam Pics. Take a look and browse through the galleries. Some of the pictures go back as far as the year 2000!

Edmodo at St. Pats

As part of our participation in the Living Schools Lab Project we are rolling out Edmodo across the school. Edmodo is a social learning platform, often described as the Facebook of education, which allows teachers, students and parents to connect in a safe and controlled environment appropriate for schools. Edmodo has over 28,000,000 users worldwide…