First Holy Communion 2023

On Saturday the 6th of May 2023, our seven amazing boys and our six fantastic girls in Second Class celebrated their First Holy Communion.  This was a very special day for the children.

Our entire school community is incredibly proud of each and every one of them. They did our school, themselves and their families proud with their prayerful and respectful participation throughout the mass. The whole ceremony was enhanced by the beautiful singing from our school choir.

It was a privilege to help these wonderful children on their journey of faith, to the sacrament of First Holy Communion.

We would like to sincerely thank Fr. Daly for all his support as we prepared for this special day. He without doubt ensured that the day was  a truly memorable one for the children.

We hope that your weekend of celebrations was all you wished for. May God continue to guide our First Communicants in faith and protect them always with his love.


Happy Easter from 3rd and 4th Class

After a super term of hard work in 3rd and 4th, everyone is delighted the Easter holidays have arrived.

This term, 3rd and 4th have been writing wizards, exploring persuasive, explanation and report writing.

In Maths, we have been looking at probability, fractions, decimals and 3D shapes. We even built our very own shapes. 3rd class have completed their multiplication tables while 4th class are pros at their division tables.

In Gaeilge, we were singing ‘Tóg amach mé’ for Lá Glas. We have learned our Aimsir Láithreach Briathra Rialta and will be moving on to the Briathra Neamhrialta after Easter.

We dived into the Amazon Rainforest when we were learning about Brazil. We completed group projects, covering various topics including: Animals of the Rainforest, Birds of the Rainforest, Layers of the Rainforest and Plants of the Rainforest. This was a topics that the children really enjoyed and it certainly added colour to our classroom.

We have also been exploring a bit closer to home, learning all of the counties of Ireland and what they are famous for.

Finally, we are all working on individual projects about a country of our choice. The children have been using books and tablets to research their chosen country and will present their findings to the class after Easter.

This term was full of events, including World Book Day, Pancake Tuesday, Mother’s Day, Lá Glas and finishing the term with a Pizza Party.

We have had lots of fun and are looking forward to seeing what our last Term brings!


Happy Easter everyone – enjoy the break!

Have an EGGcellent Easter from 1st & 2nd Class

First and Second class were ‘Busy Bunnies’ this week! We completed lots of lovely activities around the theme of Easter. In Religion, we looked at the history of Easter and the Easter Story. In Gaeilge, we learned lots of Easter vocabulary and made a lovely Easter card.  In English, we listened to some Easter poems and created our own EASTER Cinquain poems.  We also listened to an Easter story entitled ‘Saving Easter’ and sequenced the different parts of the story. Our music lesson consisted of singing some Easter themed songs and adding in our own actions. The children got to perform the ‘Bunny Cokey’ Song for the whole school. For art, we made an Easter Bunny and an Easter Basket. We finished up for Easter by having an Easter party and we even had a visit from the Easter Bunny!

Easter in the Infant Classroom

Our infants were very busy in the lead up to Easter this year. We learned all about the Easter story in religion and why we celebrate Easter. We learned some Easter vocabulary in Irish and played some Easter games. We also created our own Easter Chicks!

We learned the poem ‘Busy Bunny’ which we performed at our whole-school assembly. Head over to our facebook page to see it!

Finally, we had a very special visitor on Friday 31st March – THE EASTER BUNNY! The children were very excited to receive their special treat just before the holidays.

Have a lovely Easter break everyone!

Accelerated Reader

Congratulations to our star readers for the month of March – Isobel, Kyle and Luke.

Our class readers of the month were 3rd and 4th Class.

Well done everyone!

Easter Raffle / Food Bank Collection

We are so incredibly proud of our amazing student council! They have worked tirelessly over the past few weeks organising our Easter Raffle and Food Collection for Carrickmacross Food Bank. We filled over 50 bags of groceries and treats for local families to enjoy over the Easter holidays. Thank you to all of the students and parents who have supported this cause, we are very lucky to have such a generous population in our small school!
Thank you to Kathleen from Carrickmacross Food Bank who came to collect the items. The work that they do for local people is absolutely outstanding – we are lucky to have such kind people amongst us.
Congratulations to our raffle winners – Teagan, Kelsie and Oisín.

Wonderful Water in 1st and 2nd Class

This week we have been busy learning about water in Science. We learned what water is, what we use it for and where it comes from.  We listened to and joined in with the water-cycle song.  We also learned about erosion and carried out experiments using water and Smarties to show how erosion works!!

Zippy’s Friends

Zippy’s Friends is a universal school-based programme for in primary school. The programme is designed to promote the mental health and emotional wellbeing of all young children by increasing their repertoire of coping skills and by stimulating varied and flexible ways of coping with problems in day-to-day life. Miss Whelan, takes children from various classes, once a week for this wellbeing activity.