Tuesday, 9 February 2016

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

I decided to read this book as it was referenced in many movies and i wanted to see what the big deal was.
This book dates back to the 5th century and was written by Sun Tzu, a military strategist. The book contains 13 chapters, each of which contains information about a certain aspect of war. It has been used in businesses and war tactics and also legal strategy since 1018.
Its 13 chapters are called 1. Detail assessment and planning
                                         2. Waging war
                                         3. Strategic planning
                                         4. Disposition of army
                                         5. Forces
                                         6. Weaknesses and Strengths
                                         7. Military maneuvers
                                         8. Variations and Adaptability
                                         9. Movement and development of troops
                                         10. Terrain
                                         11. The nine battle grounds
                                         12. Attacking with fire
                                         13. Intelligence
i would really recommend this book to everyone as a must read. It is a tough read with a lot of information to absorb but it really is excellently written and an inspirational piece of writing.

Sun Tzu

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Mi mujer amiga :)

La conozco mi mujer amiga desde hace ocho no nueve anos, vive muy cerce de mi casa y somos vecinas. 
Se llama Emily, y tiene dieciseis anos. Su cumpleanos es es diecisiete de julio mil novecientos noventa y nueve. Vive uno menuto a la mi casa porque vivimos en mi vecindario. 
Esta muy guapa, baja,  con pelo castano y los ojos azules. Ellas muy divertida y nos reímos mucho. Iré a su casa la mayor parte de tiempo y caminamos juntos a la escuela. Charlemos, y ver peliculas y irmos a la ciudad en autobús por el fine de semana.

Monday, 11 January 2016

BT Young Scientist Exhibition

Hi guys :) 
So we went to the BT Young Scientist with the second years on the 7th of January. 
It was fun as there were many many interesting projects and stands that captured our curiosity. 
Four girls from our year, Jade, Shamira, Megan, and Linda took part in the competition and did extremely well. We saw their projects along with over a hundred others. 
We also walked around and saw other stands set up by Intel and 2fm. And there were many shows such as The World of Robots, and a Celestial Voyage. 
We all had a good day out and it was a fun day with collecting freebies and getting out thinking caps on!

Mary Poppins

Heya :) 
On the 16th of December we went to see Mary Poppins in the Bord Gais Theater. It was a spectacular production and was an amazing day out. 
We took the bus into town and got lunch before we went inside, and had a few interesting meetings with some pigeons, dogs and a guy advertising beef jerky. 
We went into the theater and got our tickets and took our seats. The musical was amazing with a lot of special  effects, numerous songs and dances, many colourful costumes. 
There were many dance numbers and songs which we all knew and sang along to. 
It was a fabulous day out, and its safe to say we all had a good day :)


Thursday, 26 November 2015


Heya guys!

So during the next week we will be taking part in the Amber Flag. On Friday the 4th of December we will be having an Amber Flag day, which will be about promoting positive mental health, and healthy living. 

We are having this day to show that no matter what you are going through, depression, bullying, isolation or self harm that there is always help out there and as a school community we completely support you in your recovery to better mental health. 
Suicide Aware Ireland is a major supporter of the Amber Flag, and many many schools and communities have raised awareness and money that goes towards helping people who suffer from  mental illnesses or abuse. So as a school we have set up an Amber Flag committee and we will be taking part in various events in the school to show that there is always a helping hand when you need it.
We will be having a bake sale, be building a positivity wall , and spreading cheer next Friday so show your support by joining us on Amber Flag Day 2015!


Monday, 2 November 2015


Hey Guys,

So Halloween has just passed and I hope you all have had a great mid term break, I had a great one. 
The Halloween dress up day was on the Friday before we left, it was great fun and there were so many great costumes worn by everyone. I saw an amazing effort made by the sixth years and the first years, with the other years who made an amazing effort in their costumes. 

We also had a huge pumpkin carving competition in TY. Every one of us carved unique pumpkins and set them on display in the courtyard. They all then got brought down to The Celbridge Manor and the winner was chosen, with the prize being four tickets to Fort Lucan. Clarissa won the prize and we were all very proud of her! 

Happy Halloween x

Start of year

Hi guys!
So i'm going to give you all a little insight to the things we have done so far in TY. 
The very first thing we did  was we had a TY workshop on the 2nd of September, during this we had a talk with Ms Leonard. We talked about the year ahead of us and what we would do and where we would go. 

The week of the 14th of September was extremely busy but has had to be the best week of TY so far. That Wednesday we went to our retreat in the Celbridge Manor Hotel, this was a great experience and was so fun! The three people who ran it had us running around the rooms, laughing and talking to each other within 10 minutes. We talked about our opinions on different problems and scenarios. We also had a mediation time where we to rewind and remind ourselves of who we are and what we want our selves in the future. 

The two days after were AMAZING! We went to the famous Carlingford for two days. It was such a great experience. The bus ride took about 2 or 3 hours but was hilarious with all the singing and craic we had. We were brought on many trips but our days were laid out like so; When we arrived we were taken straight out to the water where we got changed into our wet suits and were taken out onto the water in canoes and had a race out to the water trampolines. We quickly got changed and were taken back to the center for a massive lunch. We were then were kitted out with laser guns and camouflage suits and walked up a huge slope and around a track up to the laser tag area. We played a couple of rounds, with two teams; blue and red. There was another school there and we tried to make friends but its a little hard when your fighting for the winning position on the board!

After laser tag we were taken back to the complex and shown our rooms and had dinner. We had about an hour or so to shower and relax. Then we ventured out into the mountains for our terrifying night line and hike. After we all ran around the village trying to get Chinese, to the chippers and the sweet shop before curfew. 
The next five hours were long trying to sleep off about ten packets of skittles and five bottles of coke is a lot harder then you might think. But surely enough the employees ran through our corridors early the next morning shouting at us to get up and pack our stuff. After breakfast we went to the high ropes course to have a team competition with multiple challenges, then after much persuading we were finally allowed to go on  their zip wires! We ran back to the center to say farewell to the staff and made our way home on the bus, happy, cheerful and a whole lot of exhausted. 

We also went to Kilkenny for our art trip. We saw the new major motion picture 'Song of the Sea', an Irish made movie surrounding the legend of the selkie. After we went to Kilkenny Castle to see the exhibition which was amazing. We were shown all the steps it takes to make an animated movie, we got to see all the unfinished pictures and drafts for the project.

Talk soon :)