Monthly Archives: May 2016

A Conker to a Tree!

IMG_1176 (1)Luca Ascoli of Ms Dolan’s first class has grown a beautiful chestnut tree from a conker he brought in to show his class. Last year they learned about growing trees and his  teacher Ms. Kinnane told him to soak the conker in water for two weeks and then plant it.
The conker came from a chestnut tree in his Grandparent’s garden that is 130 years old.

‘Question of the Week’ winner


Congratulations to last week’s ‘Question of the Week’ winner. Well done to Matt from Ms. Dolan’s 1st class who was the first to find all 6 hidden words in the picture. He has earned himself a homework pass! Well done! A photo will follow.

Well done to everyone who entered! Will you be the next winner? Make sure you keep an eye on the blog for the next ‘Question of the Week’.


April Attendance Awards

attendanceEach month we present the classes (Junior, Middle and Senior level) with the best and also the most improved attendance with a trophy. We display these on our ‘Wall of Fame’ in the school and also post it on our school blog. The winners for the month of April were:

Junior Classes (Junior Infants and Senior Infants)
Best Attendance-  Ms. Kinnane’s  Class
Most Improved Attendance – Ms. Kinnane’s  Class

Middle Classes  (1st – 3rd Class)
Best Attendance – Ms.  Dolan’s Class
Most Improved Attendance – Ms.  Dolan’s Class

Senior Classes (4th-6th Class) 
Best Attendance –  Ms. Brennan’s  Class
Most Improved Attendance – Ms. Brennan’s  Class

Middle Assembly

Assembly for 1st-3rd Class takes place next Friday. We will be celebrating the arrival of summer by singing Let’s Go Fly A Kite from Mary Poppins!



With tuppence for paper and strings

You can have your own set of wings

With your feet on the ground

You’re a bird in flight

With your fist holding tight

To the string of your kite

Oh, oh, oh!

Let’s go fly a kite

Up to the highest height!

Let’s go fly a kite and send it soaring

Up through the atmosphere

Up where the air is clear

Oh, let’s go fly a kite!

Question of the Week – ‘5 Word Weather!’


Ireland has had some great weather over the past few weeks.

This week, we are asking you to describe the weather in a sentence with only 5 words.

You are only allowed to use 5 words, no more no less! For example, if it was very cold, your answer could be “Even Frosty would be frozen!” The funnier and wittier it is, the better!

Take your time and write a short and funny weather forecast. Choose weather from last week or on the day you are posting your comment. Remember, the winner gets a night off written homework. Good luck everyone!


Cumann na mBunscol Boys Blitz


Congratulations to the boys hurling team, who all put in excellent performances in the Cumann na mBunscol blitz in Ballinakill last week. They won three matches against Coolfancy, Kilcoole and St. Fergals, with clean sheets in their first two games. Unfortunately, they narrowly lost out to Scoil Chualann who were the eventual winners.

Well done boys and everyone in the school is extremely proud of you!

Delgany Cup

Massive congratulations to the St. Kevin’s Girls Golf team on their win yesterday in the Delgany Cup! The four members of the golf team were, left to right: Meabh O’Neill, Jessica McDonald, Emma D’Arcy, Caoimhe Ryan. Well done to the girls, a fantastic victory!golf photo