Saturday, 24 February 2018

Fundamental Movement Skills

5th and 6th class pupils teach Fundamental Movement Skills to Junior Infants every week. These skills are very important to children's development and include throwing, catching, jumping, striking, running, kicking, agility, balance and coordination.

Junior Infant Nature Walk

Junior Infants went on a nature walk on Thursday the 22nd of February. We saw lots of signs of spring and drew these when we went back to class.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Saint Brigid's Day

The pupils in 4th, 5th and 6th class made Saint Brigid Crosses for Grandparents Day. Everyone worked very hard so there was a cross for every family in the school and for the visiting Grandparents. They made over 200 crosses. 
Well done to everyone involved and a big thank you to all the pupils who collected and brought in rushes.  

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Credit Union Quiz Teams 2018

We had two teams taking part in the Credit Union Quiz 2018. The team members were from 5th and 6th class. They spent many hours preparing before the quiz and have learned a lot of new general knowledge! The quiz teams were in the Under 13 section of the competition. Congratulations to all who took part. 

Wednesday, 31 January 2018


A huge congratulations to Caoilfhinn Donovan in 5th Class. She won the Kerry County Council Road Safety Calendar Art Competition in December 2017. As part of her prize, she attended a prize giving ceremony in the County Council Chambers in Tralee and won a calendar for everyone in her class. She also won a trophy and a goodie bag. Caoilfhinn's winning design is on the month of April and raises awareness about the importance of wearing a seat belt. 

Visitors in Rang 5 agus 6

Fifth and Sixth Class had special visitors in January 2018. Two local community Garda spoke to the class. They spoke about the role of the GardaĆ­, personal safety and online safety. This is part of the community Garda service. There will be a safety cycle with the GardaĆ­ in Term 3 around our local area.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Keeping busy in Ms. Walsh's 4th Class :)

2018 has proven to be very busy for us in 4th Class!!

 We’ve been really lucky to have had two fascinating visits from both Sea Synergy Marine Awareness Centre and Killarney Waste Disposal.

As part of the Green Schools Flag we decided to undertake projects on Marine Biodiversity whereby we focused on two main areas: coral reefs and the beautiful fish in the ocean deep and also the effects of dumping plastic into our ocean.

The children worked so hard on the educational projects and had loads of fun all at the same time J

The children worked in groups and prepared fantastic 3D re-creations of the coral reefs.. they also incorporated the fact that the ocean is being polluted into these incredible realistic reefs. The class also created a 3D window display using recyclable materials and a mixture of arts and crafts materials to make a stunning real-life ocean reef. The children also did lots of research on pollution and coral reefs and worked in pairs to create posters with slogans and articles conveying plenty of informative facts. Eleanor from Sea Synergy was super impressed with all their hard work!!! 

I think we may have some budding marine biologists in the making in Ms. Walsh’s 4th Class ……J