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Christmas Countdown~Cookie Time

December 15th, 2020

Today, our calendar revealed it was cookie time!!

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Continuing the Countdown to Christmas!

December 14th, 2020

Today when we looked at our calendar it was hot chocolate day!!

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Aquaculture Remote Classroom

December 2nd, 2020

Today the children in the senior room took part in a Zoom workshop based on Aquaculture.

The Aquaculture Remote Classroom is a Bord Iascaigh Mhara initiative aimed at students to raise their awareness of aquaculture. Aquaculture is the farming of plants and animals in the water. Aquaculture is the fastest growing food producing sector and a world leader in sustainable food production despite only 2% of the oceans used for farming.

What was covered in the webinar:
– The origins of seafood
– The role of Aquaculture on a global scale
– The role of Aquaculture on a local level
– The role of Aquaculture on a personal level (health & nutrition)


Webinar - "Aquaculture Remote Classroom" Webinar for Primary 5th/6th Class

Countdown to Christmas Calendar!

December 1st, 2020

To begin the Christmas countdown each classroom have their very own Countdown Calendar packed with lots of exciting, educational and fun activities!

Great excitement each day to see what will be revealed!!

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DSPCA School Outreach Programme Talk

December 1st, 2020

Today we had Anne from the DSPCA speak with the children about her work and animal welfare.

A very interesting and informative talk for all the children.

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Winter Art

December 1st, 2020

Here is some of our winter art!

Fabulous colourful penguins!





Puppet Show

November 27th, 2020

The children in the junior room took part in a Zoom Puppet Show.

This was such an interactive enjoyable show!


Seashore Walk

November 27th, 2020

Children took part in a seashore walk today.

Lots of interesting things to see and do down by the shore!





Science Week – Antarctic Adventure Camp

November 12th, 2020


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Today the children in the senior classroom got the opportunity to participate in the above workshop!

Science Week – Design Your School Grounds for Wellbeing

November 11th, 2020


Spending time in the outdoor environment is essential for people’s physical and mental wellbeing. Numerous international research projects collated by The Children and Nature Network have documented the benefits of outdoor time and contact with nature. Reported physical benefits include increased vitamin D levels, improved eyesight, improved health and increased physical activity. Reported mental and emotional benefits include reduced, stress, anger and aggression, increased self esteem and increased levels of environmental awareness and care for the environment. Reported academic benefits include increased attention span and engagement, better behaviour in class and improved academic performance. Learners spend time in the school grounds during break times, but they can also be used for a huge variety of curriculum based outdoor lessons.

This challenge encourages learners to think about their own health and wellbeing and about the potential uses of the school grounds to enhance their physical and mental health. It also encourages them to critically evaluate their own designs in terms of what is realistic and what is physically and financially possible.


Here are some of our designs……