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Monthly Archives: April 2016


5th and 6th Class pupils attended a retreat with Sr. Antoinette today in Waterford.  The class very much enjoyed it.


Soccer training is taking place every Wednesday for 3rd and 4th class from 3-4pm with Ian Sheehan.

Easter 1916 Drama

The Easter 1916 drama directed by Mary O’Hanlon will take place this Monday the 25th April in the school.  It was recently staged in the village over the Easter break.


Sixth and Fifth class will receive the  Sacrament of Confirmation this Thursday the 28th of April in St. Mary’s Church, Grangemockler.

Pupils from Junior and Senior Infants, First and Second Class need not attend school on this day.  Third and Fourth are to be at St. Mary’s Church, Grangemockler for 1.30 pm.

Green-Schools Success

The Green-Schools Committee have been successful in their application for the third Green Flag on Water Conservation.

Well done to the Green Schools Committee for all their work.

Representatives from the school will receive the flag at an awards ceremony in Hotel Kilkenny on the 10th of May.


Fifth and sixth class are studying length at the moment in maths.  In groups they measured the perimeter and area of the new hardcourt area, calculated the perimeter and area of the pitch, drew shapes of different measurements and drew pictures of animals along with some amazing animal length facts.  The younger classes enjoyed learning about these at break time.


The Smartest Giant in Town

Junior Infants heard the story of ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’ during the week.  On Friday they worked in groups under the theme of clothes.

One group built a shop from cardboard boxes and stocked it with clothes.  The writing group made signs for the shop.  The other two groups created a new outfit for the giant and sorted socks into matching pairs and hung out different types of clothes to dry on the line.