After School Club: Debating

Debate Club takes place every Tuesday after school. It is run by Ms. Connolly and Ms. Clarke and is only open to students in 6th Class.

Students in Debate Club learn how to write debates and speeches, and most of all, they learn to do so with confidence. A number of topics or ‘motions’ are covered every year. From ‘Aliens are Real’ to ‘Feminism has been a Success’, the students really enjoy picking are researching topics before presenting their debates to an audience.

This year has been particularly exciting for the Debate Club. Not only have they taken part in a number of in school debates, they have also researched and delivered speeches on the use of plastics in our school. They even presented to the staff at the staff meeting, as pictured below, and will soon be speaking at assemblies. Well done to all members of the Debate Team on their hard work, commitment and dedication!


Fighting Words

On Wednesday, Ms. Kelly’s 3rd class boarded a bus for Cabinteely House. Before getting started on our creative writing workshop, we were given a tour of the house and listened to a story of the supernatural from one of the helpers. 

The children wrote a great story with the help of writers and illustrators. After a quick break and taking in the beautiful scenery, the children headed back to the workshop to get final approval for their story from their editor!  

We had a great day out! 



Knitting Club

Knitting Club decided to take advantage of the sunny weather this week.


Knitting Club is offered from 4th-6th class. Knitting Club is free unless your child needs needles and wool then there is a cost of €6.



Knitting Club is full for beginners this year but will be offered again next year and more beginners are welcome. 


A small number of places were offered to children in 1st class who could knit already. As this was the first year Ms Egan had to restrict numbers but next year more children will be invited to join.  


Watch this space for more exciting knitting projects next year! 

Debate Club

Our Debate team had a great win before Christmas against Holy Rosary NS, Wicklow Town.

The three girls did our school very proud. Here are some pictures of them in action...

This term we are preparing the other members of the club for their debut debate with the topic of racism. The group are working hard getting their speeches ready in time to show case the debate to some of the senior classes in the school in February.

After Mid Term we will be inviting Holy Rosary back to St Fergal's for another debate. 

Debate Club

Our 6th Class Debate club takes place every Tuesday after school from 2:30 -3:30pm. We discuss a range of issues that affect the students' lives as well as current affairs. Topics can vary from new school uniforms to the presidential election in the US.

We have great fun arguing with each other.

The team will be taking on Holy Rosary NS in Wicklow Town next Tuesday 13th December. The current topic is quite lighthearted in keeping with the time of year.

The motion is: "Scrooge is a better role model than Santa". Our team are opposing this motion so our three speakers have worked hard on their speeches to make sure that once they're finished speaking, everyone will agree that Santa Claus is a much better role model than Scrooge. 

Hopefully the judges will be persuaded enough to give our team the win!

Watch this space for pictures and results on the day!

And don't forget to wish Avamay, Aoife and Laura the best of luck!