5th class waterways trip

5th classes took a trip to one of the locks along the Canal last Friday. Stephen from Waterways met us there. We got on one of the boats and travelled through the lock! Stephen is a lock keeper so he is in charge of the gates and locks. He opened up the first gate for the boat to go through and we had to wait for the boat to lower with the water before we passed through the lock completely! It was really interesting! 

Canal projects in 5th class

The pupils in 5th class were learning all about our local Grand Canal. Eanna Ní Lamhna came into school and took us on a tour of the canal and told us all about its history, wildlife and plants.

The pupils then has to produce a project all about what they had learned. They worked very hard and Eanna came back into school to choose the winners of the project competition.


5th class school tour

5th classes went to The Crystal Maze this year for their school tour.

They split into groups and had to complete physical, mental and skill challenges to win crystals.

At the end of the day if they had reached enough crystals the school wins a trophy – St. Louis now owns a Crystal Maze trophy! Well done everyone.


It was a great day.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in St. Louis

We all came together on our lá glas for a school assembly. We heard stories and Irish music. We saw some pupils and Mr. Mc Garrigle dancing. It was great fun.

5th classes were invived to Rathmines Road for a Rathmines St. Patrick’s Day festival. We saw dancers and herd music from the pupils in St. Louis High School. We all danced together.


5th class – Irish dancing

The pupils in 4th year in St. Louis High School came to Halla Cullen this week to teach the 5th class pupils some Irish dancing.

It as great to learn a new dance. Thanks to the girls and teachers for coming from St. Louis High School to teach us.

Room 1 – Tipis

Room 1 were studying The Native Americans and then they made tipis.

Tag Rugby Blitz

This year the 5th classes have been learning lots of new rugby skills from Ken in Leinster Rugby.

All of the 5th classes went to Irishtown stadium to play tag against other schools in Dublin.

We used all the new skills that we had learned. Thanks Ken.

Garda visit the 5th classes

Garda Brendan, Garda Gavin and Garda Ciara visited the 5th classes this week to talk to us about safety at Halloween. They spoke about how to act safely, to look after our pets and how to enjoy celebrations safely. We did a couple of competitions where children won medals and certificates! 


It was great fun! Thanks to the Gardaí for taking time out to come to see us.

A visit from a vet

Mark is a vet and today he visited 2nd class. We learned all about his work and he showed us pictures of some of the animals that he has helped. It was very interesting and we enjoyed asking him questions.

Room 1 – trip to the library

Room 1 visited the library today. We really enjoyed picking out books and sitting to read them with our friends. We had a lovely time!