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Nature Walk

Pupils from 3rd to 6th Class went on a nature walk today in Kilcash woods.  After a gentle warm up led by the parents, the children set off on a 6km loop in the woods near Kilcash Castle. Nature Walk-StretchesAlong the route, Mr. McHale taught the children about many of the deciduous and evergreen trees in the woods – Silver Birch, Oak, Norwegian Spruce, Holly and Sycamore.  We were also lucky enough to spot some frogspawn in a big puddle!

Nature Walk-FrogspawnEveryone had a lovely day and we were very lucky with the weather. Thank you to the parents for their help on the walk.Nature Walk-Break time




National Parents Council Conference 2015

On Saturday the 13th June, the National Parents Council Conference for 2015 takes place in the National College of Ireland, Dublin 1.  All parents are welcome to attend this event which runs from 10.30 a.m to 4 p.m.  The conference is aimed at supporting parents in becoming involved in their children’s education.

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Building Brighter Futures – Partnership for Success.’  Speakers from around the world in the field of education and parental involvement will take part in the event along with guest speakers among them, Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, Paul Gilligan of St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services and Pam Buchanan, Learning Facilitator – Fun Learning Activities to Try at Home.

To secure attendance please register through emailing or calling 01 887 4034.

Under 13 Soccer Team

Congratulations to the Under-13 soccer team who performed well recently in Cahir.

Under-13 soccer team


Pupils in fifth and sixth class made flapjacks as part of a practical activity on weight in Maths. Pupils measured all their ingredients and followed a recipe with a very tasty result.

Cooking - Weight

Athletics – Clonmel

Congratulations to all the girls and boys who took part today in the Athletics in Clonmel. The girls won the overall shield at the event.  Both teams in third and fourth class girls received gold medals.  The fifth and sixth class girls got bronze medals. The boys’ 3rd and 4th class team got silver and the boys’ teams in fifth and sixth got bronze.

Everyone had a great time!


Maths Activities

In a gap in the poor weather lately, 4th Class students went outside to do some practical activities in drawing and measuring the perimeter and area of shapes in the yard.

Area and Perimeter Maths


We congratulate the boys soccer team for progressing to the next round which takes place on the 26th of May in Cahir. The pupils from 2nd to 5th won all their matches to progress to this next level.