Monthly Archives: May 2018

Useful sites for parents

In order to support your child’s learning, you might like to access the following sites For more information on the new Primary Language Curriculum , check out We hope you find these useful

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Active Week – Day 5

We rounded off Active Week in style with a Friday full of fun! We started the day with an epic circuit course organised by Mr. Breen and supported by Fiona. There were over 18 stations!!  We had fun in the sun at each station whilst listening to some great music in the background! We then welcomed former #1 Women’s tennis seed, Yvonne Doyle to speak with our students. Yvonne is also a mindfulness coach and each class took part in some coached mindfulness after a busy week! There were various activities during the day and the week finished with ‘Walk a Mile with a Smile’. It was great to see … Continue reading

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Active Week- Days 3 and 4

I am just catching up on an epic two days! Yesterday, we had the honour of welcoming Castletown’s own Mary Hickey to mark her Lap of the Map achievement. She gave a wonderful Q&A session to our very interested students and we were delighted to welcome members of her own family and Fr. McCarney to the talk. Thank you to the PA who again facilitated the refreshments. The weather was on our side today as we embarked on our walk up Croghan. Big thanks to the site workers for stewarding the parking and giving us such a warm welcome. I was delighted at how well the children behaved and I … Continue reading

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Active Week – day 2!

Today started off with a bang, or a boom, as 5th class taught the floss dance to the school. Shayla explained like a pro!! ‘Boom’ was played over the speakers and the sun shone! Well done to Siofra and Daniel who demonstrated! We also had a master class in shuffling from some 6th class students. We saw the infant classes take part in their Tug of War competition! How can they look so cute and fierce all at the same time! We keep bumping into other classes outdoors as we avail of the great weather and the fantastic activities that have been planned for us. We are having a ball! … Continue reading

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Rackard League and Mini 7s update

With a win today against Craanford it puts us in a great position to qualify for the A quarter final with one game left in the league stages against Kilrush next Monday in Kilrush. The mini 7s semi final takes place this Friday in Monageer. The panel of players are putting in a huge effort and continue to represent the school excellently each day they take to the field. Well Done! The girls’ Rackard League put in a great performance today and were unlucky to have lost their match against Loreto at home. The girls have a busy week ahead with catch up games due to the inclement weather. We … Continue reading

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Active Week – Day 1!

Wow, what a start to Active Week! We began this morning with Wake up, Shake up led by Ms McDevitt who taught us all Zumba!! It was so much fun! What a way to kick start a Monday. It was great to have some parents take part too! Check out our video! IMG_2230 We then had a tug of war demo which was organised by Ms. D’Arcy and today it was the turn of 3rd and 4th class to pull with all their might! We think these pictures are just great!!  

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Active School Week

Active School week takes place next week in our school and what an action packed week we have in store! Each day there will be a succession of fun and interactive games and activities to get our students (and staff!!) moving! There will be active homework too! Watch this space and our Twitter account for up to the minute reports! Many thanks to Ms D’Arcy, the Active School Committee and all their recruits!

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Moos on the Mall

Check out our Party Animal having a pamper day! Well for some!  A girl’s got to look her best! Please vote for our lovely pink moo @  

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Child Protection- online safety

We have updated our Child Protection section of the website to include a link that parents may find useful in the area of online safety. Webwise is a wonderful resource and I’m sure that parents will find it most useful. It is under the Publications tab, then click policies, then Child Protection.

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Aistear – an insight

Here is an insight to the wonderful world of Aistear. Aistear promotes the importance of learning through play. Junior and Senior infants have this week been engrossed in the theme of farming. We had wonderful donations of astro turf and farming apparel from our parents – thank you! Donal O’Shaughnessy (pictured below) gave a super talk about farming which really engaged the little learners. Well done Donal, it’s great to see peer tutoring in action! The pictures above show the socio-dramatic area (pretend play!), the construction area, small world area and junk art. The thematic approach has proven to be very successful. Thank you to Ms Whittle for the pictures … Continue reading

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