Author Archives: Sandra Corrigan

School reopening!

School reopens for all classes on Wednesday the 30th of August at 9.20am.
We look forward to seeing everyone. We will wear our school uniform on Wednesday with tracksuit days staying on Mondays and Thursdays as normal.
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End of Year Assembly

Friday June 30th was the last day of the 2016-2017 school year.
All of the classes gathered together at 11.30 for our final assembly.
The children in each class were presented with their PAWS swim certificates following their swimming sessions in Graiguecullen … Continue reading

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Graduation 2017

On Thursday the 29th of June at 7pm we held a Graduation Service in the school for the 6th class children who are moving to secondary school in September.
The children chose the reading and reflections for the night themselves. One … Continue reading

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Pizza Party

To celebrate completing the Friends for Life Programme the children from 3rd-6th class enjoyed a yummy pizza party this week. Friends For Life is a ten week long programme designed to help children to build resilience skills and prevent anxiety.

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Leitrim Rose Visit

We were delighted to welcome Erin Moran, the Leitrim Rose 2017 to the school this Wednesday. Erin teaches in our local parish school in Kilkea and has helped prepare the children for 1st Holy Communion in our school. We wish … Continue reading

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Environmental Singing Workshop with Green Schools

Enda  O’ Reilly a geologist and musician came to visit the school today for a workshop funded by the Green School Programme.
Bringing his guitar and inflatable globe, Enda fully entertained the children with his topical, interactive songs. They were bopping … Continue reading

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Sports Day 2017 – Green and Amber Flags- Visit of Carlow Rose, Ciara Dooley

What a day!
Today was our annual sports day and it was jam packed with fun!
We started with swimming races at Graiguecullen pool, where family and friends cheered the children on. The children have progressed greatly at swimming with their block … Continue reading

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Land Paws – Water Safety Lessons

Uisce the Bear visited our school today along with Hannah and Ryan.
This team of water safety instructors from Kildare Water Safety came to the school to teach the Primary Aquatics Water Programme, also known as Land PAWS.
The children had a … Continue reading

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Walk in My Shoes – Mental Health Talk

Imelda from ‘Walk in my Shoes’ visited the school today to talk to the senior room 4th-6th about positive mental health. She has visited 5th and 6th class across the country this year to spread the word about how to … Continue reading

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The Gardaí visit the school!

Garda Tom and Garda Aisling visited the school today.
They kindly showed the children all of their equipment, even allowing them to try it on!
All of the children had the chance to sit in the Garda car. They got to see … Continue reading

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Senior School Tour 2017

Today our Senior classes enjoyed their school tour.
Our first stop was St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin. Here Andrew, Niamh, Ciara and Riley treated us to a tour of this 800-year-old building, built in Norman times. Over 600 people are buried … Continue reading

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Cycle Safety Training

Our Cycle Safety Training sessions have now finished. A huge thank you to Don and Ritchie who ensured that all of the children made great progress during their lessons.
The senior class finished their training with two sessions out on the … Continue reading

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Fire Safety Officer Visits 1st, 2nd and 3rd class

Our Fire Safety Officer Claire visited 1st -3rd class on Monday morning for her annual Fire Safety talk.
Claire spoke to the children about what to do to prevent fires in the house and about the work of Fire Officers.
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Confirmation 2017

Congratulations to Seán, Conall, Kenny, Lewis, Fionn and Mateusz who received the Sacrament of Confirmation today in the Church of the Assumption, Castledermot.

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Mateusz is a spelling star!

Congratulations to Mateusz! We are so proud of him.
Yesterday he travelled to Dublin with his family to represent County Kildare in the Leinster Final of the Eason Spelling Bee at the Spencer Hotel, Dublin.
He performed brilliantly through ten rounds of … Continue reading

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