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Calamity Jane Opening Matinee

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Thanks very much to all the primary schools in the peninsula who came to "Calamity Jane" today. It was fantastic to see 300 children supporting their brothers, sisters, cousins and friends. Also congratulations on being such an attentive and well mannered audience. We hope you all enjoyed the show and told your parents they HAVE TO get a ticket!!!! Tell mum and dad, older siblings and past pupils that this show is not to be missed! 

We were also delighted to be able to perform in front of our first years today. Again a remarkably supportive audience.

Thank you to all the principals and teachers who were so fulsome and generous in their praise of the cast.

Finally, a small number of Wednesday and Thursday tickets are still available from Valentines in Carlingford, Barrys, Sheelans and Londis. Alternatively,  tickets will be available in the school. Contact Nicola on the school telephone number 0429376246. 

So don't miss out on seeing what talented actors, musicians, singers and dancers we have in our school and community.

Roll on opening night!!!!!

Bush Post Primary 😊

Good Luck to our BT Young Scientist Entrants 2018

This year, Bush Post Primary have 5 groups taking part in the BT Young Scientist competition. We wish them the very best of luck! Below is a brief description of each group's project:


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L-R: Darragh Callan, Aaron Carolan

TY students Darragh Callan and Aaron Carolan have invented, developed and prototyped a GAA glove which will eliminate the risks of spraining players’ wrists and fingers. Their design is lightweight and does not add any bulk to the existing design of GAA gloves. In the near future they hope to see their product being worn by GAA clubs nationwide.

 

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L-R: Andrew Moore, Liam O’Donnell, Patrick Johnston

Patrick Johnston, Andrew Moore and Liam O’Donnell are a trio of excellent social scientists in the making. Currently in TY, they are investigating a condition called Trypophobia, or a fear of objects containing lots of small holes. This contemporary phobia has seen a massive explosion in its number of sufferers – at least that’s what people are saying online. The group aim to find out whether or not the phobia is real, or people are just following the crowd with this viral, online fad.

 

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L-R: Michael John Hanlon, Shane McArdle, James McArdle

TY students Michael John Hanlon, Shane McArdle and James McArdle have taken on the onerous task of investigating one of this year’s most controversial news items – the existence of a Gender Wage Gap in Ireland. With the pay packets of TV3’s and the BBC’s highest earners disclosed, along with the USA’s constant mention of women earning 78c for every dollar a man earns, the findings of this project will surely cause these scientists to attract a lot of attention from believers and non-believers alike.

 

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L-R: Deirbhile O’Doherty, Demi Mulligan, Katie McGrath

Deirbhile O’Doherty, Demi Mulligan and Katie McGrath are three TY students who are working to open up Ireland’s eyes to the opinions its population holds on one of the least spoken about topics – abortion. Through the use of a large scale survey, the girls aim to find out the differences in opinion that men have on abortion, compared to the opinions that women hold. The conclusions drawn from their project will have a large impact on the current talks regarding holding a referendum to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution.

 

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L-R: Brendan Woods, Ciarán Murphy, Gary Murphy

5th year sports scientists Gary Murphy, Brendan Woods and Ciarán Murphy are well under way in their research and testing to discover whether wearing a fitness tracker (Fitbit, Apple Watch etc.,) has a positive effect on a person’s fitness. By looking at whether fitter people are more likely to buy fitness trackers and measuring the change in exercise routines of wearers of the trackers the group hope to come to a definite conclusion on whether or not trackers improve fitness. Maybe don’t buy that fitness tracker until the January sales, when the group’s findings will be published and on display.

 

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Fit-Mas 2017

Well done to all the Bush Post Primary students who participated in the 12 Days of Fit-Mas recently. The 12 Days of Fit-Mas was a fun lunchtime activity organised every lunchtime for 12 consecutive days where pupils completed a different fitness task each day in the gym. 

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  • Bush Gives Back

    Recently sixth year students from Bush Post Primary School organised charity fundraisers in the run up to Christmas.

    The first of the fundraisers saw the sixth year home economics class organise a cake sale in aid of Temple Street Children’s Hospital. On Wednesday the 6th of December, third year students made buns for the event and the sixth year girls transformed the Home Ec. classroom with Christmas decorations. An amazing €750 was raised from selling hot chocolate, cookies and buns. The whole class was astounded and a giant cheque was presented to Anne Dunne, a teacher in the hospital’s school, who came on behalf of Temple Street.

    The week before Christmas on Wednesday the 20th of December, sixth year student, Seána McGuinness, organised a Christmas jumper day for the entire school. Students came in dressed in Christmas jumpers, tops and ties. Money was collected at the front door my members of sixth year. From this fundraiser a further €730 was donated from the kind hearted students of Bush. The chosen charity this time was Féileacáin, the Irish for butterfly, who work to provide support for parents affected by the death of a baby during or after pregnancy.

    The students are delighted by the generous response from the school in raising nearly €1500 in only two weeks and they would like to thank everybody for their support.

    Temple Street Fundraiser

    6th and 3rd year home economics students from Bush Post Primary School along with their teacher Emma Slowey who prepared and organised a cake/hot chocolate sale on Wednesday,  6th December. They raised €750 which they presented to Anne Dunne from Temple Street Childrens Hospital on Friday, 15th December.

    Christmas Card Competition Winner 2017

    Congratulations to Kate Arnold - Senior 1 Art - who won this year's Christmas Card Competition! 

    Each book was carefully composed against a red backdrop to represent all the subjects and programmes offered in Bush Post Primary School.

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