St Mary’s NS are delighted to have recieved a SFI STEM Plaque for the 2021-2022 academic year. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.  This was very much a whole school project with every class getting involved. A special mention must go to Mrs Riordan, Ms O’Sullivan & Ms Kelly for all their efforts in co-ordinating the project. Pupils were involved in numerous projects throughout the school year and have evolved as budding scientists, engineers, coders and much more. The school is proud of our ability to include all pupils in our projects and we stand by our slogan “Ár ndícheall i gcónaí” which means “always trying our best”.

The following is the feedback we received:

Congratulations – your school has achieved an SFI Discover Science and Maths Award. We have evaluated your Log of Evidence and we are satisfied that you have met all the criteria for the Plaque of STEM.
Your school has provided evidence of children’s engagement with STEM in the following areas:

  1. Science
  2. Technology
  3. Engineering
  4. Maths
  5. STEM Showcase

Here is some feedback on your Log of Evidence:

Congratulations to the pupils, teachers and parents of St. Mary’s NS. You have been awarded an SFI Plaque of STEM. It is well merited for the great years work you have done. You have shown a great range and variety of topics.
It is obvious that the pupils are very aware and caring of their environment from the work they have shown. It is great to see the 2nd class pupils already investigating electricity and doing the egg drop challenge.
The pupils made very good use of digital media for their Show and Tell. There is lots of good engineering work and nice use of technology.
Once again, well done to all involved and keep up the good work.

We are very proud of our achievement and look forward to applying again next year. Well done all.