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WMPS students excel in Kilmantin Arts competitions

WMPS students excel in Kilmantin Arts competitions

Congratulations to Oscar, Isabelle, Juliet and Nina who all won prizes in the Kilmantin Gallery Art Competitions. The theme of the competition was Wicklow. Matthew and Elsha received a prize on behalf of all 3rd and 4th class for their poster for their County Wicklow winning poster 'Someone Like Me'. In the spring competition, Roisin Leonard placed second. 

64th Texaco Art Competition

64th Texaco Art Competition

Congratulations to William O'Riordan who won a Special Merit Award for his piece "My Dad" and also was runner up in the National Credit Union Art competition with this wonderful piece. Well done William!

WMPS Wins Best Float In St Patrick's Day Parade

WMPS Wins Best Float In St Patrick's Day Parade

In March, we entered a float in the St.Patrick’s day parade. The theme reflected our Airbots with children turning out in hugely fantastic robot costumes. Many thanks to all the parents and teachers that prepared the float and children on the day. Thanks to Lee for providing the truck, Rory and Ally for doing the driving, Dean for doing our amazing signage, Niamh for props and Sinead Greene for helping with the float. Also Hayley and Erica / all the hard work paid off. Your efforts didn’t go unrewarded as the school was the overall Winner in the Best Float Competition.

Wicklow Montessori Foursome Win Credit Union Schools Quiz

Wicklow Montessori Foursome Win Credit Union Schools Quiz

Congratulations fo the Wicklow Montessori foursome of Benjy Billington, James Dunne, Luca Nolan and Ciaran Walton who advanced to the All Ireland finals of the Credit Union Schools Quiz in April at the RDS in Dublin.

 

Benjy Billington Is Wicklow Spelling Bee Champion

Benjy Billington Is Wicklow Spelling Bee Champion

Congratulations to Benjy Billington who was crowned the Eason Spelling Bee in County Wicklow in April. Fantastic, Benjy!

Former WMPS student Alexandra Pickerell takes top spot in architecture exams

Former WMPS student Alexandra Pickerell takes top spot in architecture exams

Fomer Wicklow Montessori student Alexandra Pickerell has been awarded the Jack O'Keeffe Medal for Academic Excellence at the Dublin School of Architecture. Alexandra placed first in the Professional Practice Exams. She is shown here receiving the award on June 8 in Dublin from John O'Keeffe, the son of the late Jack O'Keeffe. Well done, Alexandra!

Former WMPS student Ben Watson stars for Ireland U18s

Former WMPS student Ben Watson stars for Ireland U18s

Former Wicklow Montessori student Ben Watson was recently named to the Ireland Under 18 Men's Seven Team (rugby) and made a fine showing in the European championships May 5-6, 2018, in Panevezys, Lithuania. Overall, Ireland finished second (behind France). Ben was second on the Irish team with four tries.

WMPS Airbots Advance to 2018 First Lego League World Championships

WMPS Airbots Advance to 2018 First Lego League World Championships

Congratulations to Erica's Sixth Class team "Airbots", who were among 10 teams (of 54 competing in Bristol, England on Feb. 24), who advanced to the First Lego League world championships April 24-27 in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States. To qualify for Bristol, the Airbots finished first among 22 Irish teams competing three weeks earlier in Galway. It is the second consecutive year the team has advanced to a world championship. The sixth class from 2017 advanced to Bath, England.

Here's a link to a story about them on the Irish Independent web site.

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/irish-school-to-hit-the-world-stage-after-reaching-us-final-of-the-lego-championships-36688038.html

WMPS Are Runners Up in 2018 Intel Mini Scientist Competition Finals

WMPS Are Runners Up in 2018 Intel Mini Scientist Competition Finals

Congratulations to Melanie's third and fourth classes who finished as one of five runners up in the 2017-18 Intel Mini Scientist Competition witth their project "Road Alert". More than 8,000 children were involved in the competition.