Welcome to Mr. O'Connell's class


A big welcome back to all the boys in 5th class! after enjoying the summer we can't wait to get back to the classroom. Please scroll to the bottom of our page to see our latest news and activities.

We took some time out of our busy first week to support Ellen Keane in the SB8 100m breaststroke at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. A huge congratulations to her on winning the gold medal! 


A very important part of our week is golden time. This allows us to unwind after a very busy week and chat in our pods about what we have planned for the weekend ahead. Last week many groups played Chess while others got involved in Scrabble or Jenga.


One of the most sought after prizes in our class each week is the the title of "Handwriting of the Week". Congratulations to the winners so far this year.

It was fantastic to see the enthusiasm of all the boys during P.E. this week (10/9/21). Well done on a brilliant game of Unihoc.

On Friday (Sept 24th) we made our long awaited trip to Waterstown Park. It was fantastic to see such biodiversity in the locality, as well as the historic Farmleigh Bridge. Check out the pictures of our trip below!


This month also saw the start of the "Marathon Kids" initiative, where we will run a marathon over 8 weeks. It is fantastic to have the Oval to complete the running and it is proving to be a fun way of staying active and healthy!

October '21

On Friday (1st October) we began our Dig In" webinars through Agri Aware. Our first webinar was all about Dairy production and how milk gets from the cow to our fridge. After the webinar we investigated how butter is made and decided that we should make some of our own! Contact any 5th class boy for our method!!


As part of Data, we decided to collect our own data, recording all types of vehicles passing the Oval for a 20 minute period. We processed this data and some of our results can be seen below!


With Maths Week just around the corner we took part in a STEM challenge to get prepared. Maths week takes place from the 16th to 24th October.