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The Little Red Kettle

The Little Red Kettle Theatre Group visited our school last week with their production of ‘What a Calamity’. The children thoroughly enjoyed the performance and learned a lot about Climate Change from it.

A huge well done to all children who performed. You were all excellent!

Cake Sale

A huge thank you to everyone involed in this years cake sale. €900 was raised for the Carrick-on-Suir Meals on Wheels Service and the Daycare Centre in Carrick, both receiving €450 each.

All pupils had a chance to buy some treats and win prizes. 

Congratulations to all who won prizes in the raffle.

The Student Council were given the opportunity to present cheques to representatives from Meals on Wheels and the Carrick-on-Suir Daycare Centre.

A huge thank you to all who contributed cakes and buns and to those who helped out on the day.

Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Thank you to all those who brought in their shoe box for the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. We’ve had a great response yet again this year.

They were collected this week and will be delivered to children in need in Eastern Europe and Africa.

Well done to all involved!

Tipperary hurling captain Seamie Callanan visits with the Liam MacCarthy cup

Tipperary senior hurling captain and hurler of the year, Seamus Callanan and the Liam MacCarthy Cup came to visit our school today. Seamus spoke to the children about the importance of perseverance and determination, answered questions and had his photo taken with the children, parents and staff.

A huge thank you to the Tipperary County Board and to Seamie!

Buddy Bench

A huge thank you to Eugene McGuigan who made and donated a Buddy Bench to the school. We will now enjoy decorating this bench over the coming weeks!


John Hayes from Special Branch woodcarving visted the school on 22nd October to demonstrate woodcarving to the children. The children enjoyed watching John carve a skull head from wood. A big thank you to the Tidy Towns Committee who sponsored this event.

October in Junior and Senior Infants

October was a busy month in the infant room as we learned all about Autumn and Halloween!

In Aistear and SESE, we learned all about autumn animals – owls, hedgehogs and squirrels. We learned that some animals are nocturnal and some are busy getting ready for hibernation.

We went on an autumn hunt to find and gather some autumn items.

Taste Test:

We explored our sense of taste and tasted sweet, sour, bitter and salty foods.

Integrated Learning Through Play: The following photos were taken during Aistear:

Halloween Fun:

We are very excited about Halloween and have been busy getting ready. We completed the following activities:

  • History: Read and sequenced the story ‘Room on the Broom’ .
  • Visual Arts: Constructed Halloween spiders and ghosts
  • Maths: Designed pumpkins using 2D shapes.
  • Science: Created magic potions.
  • Music: Learned the songs and actions to the song ‘Ghostbusters’.

We dressed up in our Halloween costumes and had a party!!


Mia turned 5 – Happy Birthday Mia!