Music and the Arts

Music Generation!

I am delighted to announce that we have successfully secured Music Generation for our school. This year, they will work with 3rd/4th class, teaching strings for 28 weeks. The exact instrument is to be confirmed. It is hoped that this will be a sustainable project that will embed in our school’s culture. Many thanks to Ms. ní Shúilleabháin for her enthusiasm in applying for this for our school. We are very excited!!

Music Generation: Week 1 – Check out our progress after just one session!!Click the link below:


Some art on our corridors! September 2019

An assortment of strands – paint and colour, drawing, clay, fabric and fibre, print! How cheerful our corridors look!


A visit from West Midland Children’s Theatre Group

What a super morning with an in-school performance from West Midland Children’s Theatre Group! Their representation of ‘The Bluebird’ was thoroughly enjoyed by all children from junior infants to sixth class. What a great way to fulfill the ‘Exploring and making drama’ and ‘Reflecting on drama’ aspects of the curriculum.

(Click the link for a clip!)


 Speech and Drama Achievers!

Congratulations to Ms. D’Arcy’s Speech and Drama students who all achieved 1st class honours in their exams. Special well done to Aedín and Síofra on achieving an Excellence Award nominatio nand medal! We are so proud of you.

Arklow Music Festival

Wow – what a week we had performing in various competitions at Arklow Music Festival. Each class entered and I was immensely proud of all their performances!

A special word of congratulations must go to Mr. Breen and Ms. ní Shuileabháin who won first prize for their rendition of ‘There’s a Monster in the Garden’, by David Harmer.

Below is a breakdown of winners:

Ms. Whittle (jnr and snr infants) – 2nd in Action Poem

Ms. Carroll (1st and 2nd class) – Very Highly Commended in Action Song

Mr. Breen and Ms. ní Shuilleabháin (3rd and 4th class) – 1st Place in Action Poem

Ms. Byrne (6th class) – Very Highly Commended in Action Poem

Individual Verse Speaking:

1st place

2nd place: Síofra Higgins, Usha Daly O’Toole,

Very Highly Commended: Charlie Church, Louise Foley, Rachel Wolohan

Highly Commended: Ravindra Daly O’Toole, Oisín White

Solo singing – Charlie Church 1st place


1st: Síofra Higgins and Rachel Wolohan

Diarmuid O’Shaughnessy and Jennifer Allen – Highly Commended


2nd – Aedín Condren

Congratulations to Ms. D’Arcy whose Speech and Language students did so well!!

While it is fantastic to win, we also remember that taking part and being good sports is just as important! We will have the memory of facepaint, costumes, rehearsal and team work with us all our lives.

Thank you to all the teachers and SNAs who prepared the children so well.

All at Scoil Ghormáin Naofa wish Arklow Music Festival a very happy 50th anniversary!!

The Big Sing for Mental Health

Today we attended The Big Sing for Mental Health in St. Mary’s College, Arklow. This was in celebration of World Mental Health Day. We are beyond proud of our students. They sang beautifully, Aaron and Joseph played wonderfully. Their behaviour wasexcellent and they all looked so smart! I am very grateful to Ms. níShuilleabháin and Ms. Byrne for all the work and to Ms. McDevittand Mr. Breen for their help. Enjoy!

Sing Out Loud!

We had a fantastic experience once again at Sing Out Loud on Thursday 22nd November in Wexford Opera House! 3rd-6th class performed in front of a full house. Many thanks to their teachers for teaching them such an extensive repertoire. Thanks to the organisers of Sing out Loud for another enjoyable year! Our next musical venture will be our Christmas concert on December 19th!