STEM Awards

St. Kilian’s Junior School was awarded

The Plaque of Excellence at the STEM Awards

(Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023 and 2024

We have been awarded the Plaque of Excellence for  2024. 

Well done to all the pupils and staff and thank you to Ms. Lagan for coordinating all the STEM work at school.


Our Science work is always fun.

Strand Living Things:  1. Hedgerow/Habitat investigations

2. Woodies Budding Gardeners Challenge

See our science work on living things here 

Strand Materials:  1. Junior Infants made butter. They put milk into closed containers, they danced and shook the containers until the milk turned to butter.

2. Second Class work with sweets, this was a yummy challenge!

See our science work on materials here

Strand: Energy and Forces:

Second Class made marble runs with a variety of recycled materials, they tested their constructions to see how fast the marbles went through.  See our energy and forces work here

Strand: Environmental Awareness and Care:

Children have been busy all winter caring for and feeding our native birds.

We love to keep our school grounds neat and clean, we had fun during our litter picking day.

see details of both initiatives here

Space Week 2023

St. kilian’s Junior School took part in space week in October 2023. See second class making their rockets here



We use Technology every day

On Safer Internet Day on 7th February, we revised our four online safety rules. WebWise sent us bracelets so that we were reminded to talk to our parents at home about staying safe online. more details here

Second Class used their technology skills to “Teach the Teacher”, details here

Many children across all classes in the school took part in hour of code. see photos here

Many children were presented with Hour of code certificates

St Kilian’s Junior School uses Raz kids, a graded online reading scheme for every pupil.  We have read thousands of online books since last September, both at school and at home.


Our visiting  Engineer, Tom Murray, facilitates our Engineering week workshops for second class each year. This year he visited the school on 8th March and brought kits for all second class children to help them make circuits. He also judged our whole school engineering competition. Congratulations to Ms. Black’s Class who won the competition. See details of our Engineering work here.


We have an ongoing lego initiative in the school see our work below


We showcase our maths eyes work by presenting our posters to other classes. We show other children our coding work and buddy up with other children in the computer room to share our skills. We display our science work for our parents whenever possible.

See our STEM showcase here




We work hard at Maths at St. Kilians, we love Maths!

We use our maths as part of our stem work, below we measure the depth of soil for planting and create piecharts and bar graphs to represent our data.

We went on a maths trail around the school. we used our science skills to help us with maths. See photos here

We play maths games frequently at school, especially during Maths Week, we love our maths games, see details here