12 October 2012

Week 6 - Mangahigh Mania!!

The school went Mangahigh crazy this week! With Maths Week coming next week, every class got into the swing of using Mangahigh. Our log in page can be found here, where there is also information about our position on THE BRITISH ISLES MATHS GAMES CHALLENGE (including Great Britain and Ireland for the purposes of Mangahigh) as well as the breakdown of medals won by our pupils, the top scorers in our school and the various games leaderboards. At time of publishing we are in 8th place. We are competing very closely with St Patrick's NS, Castleknock, Dublin 15. They are a very experienced Mangahigh school with almost 200 more participants than us so our progress is quite remarkable. View their details here.
During Maths Week, there will be a special Ireland-only Mangahigh competition and we are aiming to do very well in that! Read about this competition here.
At the time of publishing, we have 154 participants in Mangahigh. We are running a competition in school to see what class can win the most medals for the school by the mid-term. 5th class in Room 7 cannot be counted in this competition as they started a week before everybody else. Below is a breakdown of the school points won by each class to date. (Click images to enlarge)
Our progress all week, documented on Twitter, can be seen below.



Special mention must also go to Ernests in 5th class...

News from Ms Brophy's 3rd class (Room 14) 
Congratulations to Daniel Gamon who won a runner up prize in this year's Dromineer Literary Arts Festival for his poem 'The Mouse & The Inkwell'. We are also firing ahead in Mangahigh Maths challenges. Even members of our class who are unwell at home are making a great effort to join the challenges. Let's even try harder next week!


Some of the great work from Mr Buckley's 5th class (Room 12)
Tom Crean's diary from 18th February 1902, detailing his epic solo march in the Antarctic to save the lives of his colleagues Lt. Evans and Bill Lashly

Room 12 design school: Our futuristic car designs and flying machines

Polar Animal Profiles: We profiled various creatures that live in the polar regions