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‘Crazy Hats & Funny Socks’ Day – Promoting Positive Mental Health

All the children and teaching staff showed up to school on Thursday 21st June looking just a little bit different than usual! There was a great display of crazy hats and funny socks by all, putting a smile on everyone’s … Continue reading

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4th, 5th, 6th Class School Tour 2018

The children had great fun on their school tour in Kilkenny today. We began the day by visiting the Kilkenny Union Workhouse, now beautifully restored as MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre. Having studied ‘The Great Irish Famine’ in history lessons and … Continue reading

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Confirmation Day 2018

Congratulations to the children in 6th class who received the Sacrament of Confirmation today in the Church of the Assumption, Castledermot.
Bishop Eamonn Walsh celebrated the sacrament with the children from Levitstown, Kilkea and Castledermot schools.
We are very proud of Erin, … Continue reading

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‘Write a Book’ Project 2018

The children from 5th and 6th class recently took part in the Kildare ‘Write a Book’ project, by writing their own narrative stories over a six week period.
Each child put so much effort into planning, drafting, editing and publishing their … Continue reading

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Confirmation Retreat

Today Lara, Erin, Ryan and Mckenzie attended a day retreat in Scoil Diarmada with the other 6th class children from Kilkea and Castledermot in preparation for their upcoming Confirmation day on the 10th June. The day was centred on reflecting and … Continue reading

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Garda Visit – Cyberbullying Talk

 

We welcomed Garda Seamús and Garda Conor to our school today. They talked to the boys and girls in 4th, 5th and 6th class about the topic of cyber bullying. The children have learned a lot over the last month about ‘Bullying’ … Continue reading

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Eason Spelling Bee

We are so proud of Erin from 6th Class who represented Scoil Naomh Lorcáin at the Kildare Finals of the Eason Spelling Bee on Wednesday the 7th of March in Crookstown. Erin came in 7th place out of over 30 … Continue reading

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Spar FAI 5 a-side Soccer Day

Well done to the children from 4th-6th class who had an enjoyable day at the Spar FAI 5 a-side soccer games in Athy Community College today.
Two teams represented Scoil Naomh Lorcáin – One played in the boy’s competition and the … Continue reading

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Up and Moving in the Classroom!

It’s been an energetic month for the 4th, 5th & 6th class children! They have been up out of their seats participating in daily 10 @ 10 sessions – ten minutes of movement every morning at 10 o’clock.
The boys and … Continue reading

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Gymnastics Fun!

The children have enjoyed participating in Gymnastics lessons during P.E. over the last few weeks. 4th, 5th & 6th class have practised forward rolls, handstands, cartwheels, symmetrical partner sequences and balancing movements on our gymnastic mats.
Have a look at some … Continue reading

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Buddy Reading

All children from Junior Infants to 6th Class are taking part in ‘Buddy Reading’ sessions to experience the enjoyment that reading and sharing books brings to everyone, no matter what age you are.
We look forward to hearing the sound of … Continue reading

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CSI Forensics Workshop

      
      
      
      
The children in 4th, 5th & 6th class enjoyed their visit to Athy Library recently. They participated in a ‘CSI Forensic’ workshop in recognition of Science Week.
Christina the co-ordinator showed the children two experiments: how to test ink … Continue reading

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Mental Health Talk

            
We welcomed Brigid and Noelle from Kildare Youth Services to our school today. They spoke to all the classes about the importance of looking after our mental health.
In particular, they discussed the topic of feelings – where in our … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness Week

The children in 4th, 5th and 6th class have participated in mindfulness activities this week to acknowledge the importance of positive mental health in their daily lives. Mindfulness colouring, yoga & meditation and online guided dance activities (‘brain break’ time) … Continue reading

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Teddy Bear Picnic

The Junior and Senior Infants classroom had some special visitors today – teddy bears. Even Ms. Costigan brought in her pink teddy bear!
The boys and girls sang and danced to bear songs with their teddy bears in the classroom before … Continue reading

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