Well done to all our teachers and assistants who lead and facilitated fantastic learning activities these last few weeks. Everyone was in full flow! The children have been wonderful and much of their work links outdoor activities with literacy, SESE, SPHE, STEM and artistic creativity. Obair iontach Fantastic Neolithic Projects in Third Class! Maths Week was again, a superb success with plenty of scope to exploit and link Hallowe’en with.
What incredible work from each and every pupil in Sixth Class! Well done to Ms Marion for leading her class on a journey of discovery and learning. They explored the socio-economic and political causes and effects of WW2. These wonderful projects looked at Blitzkriegs, the Battle for Britain and accompanying blackouts, the treatment of Jews and the cruelty of concentration camps, the effect on the lives of children and women,.
Tomorrow is the first day of October. September was a wonderful month, as we all settled back into our routines very quickly. The children have been superb and we couldn’t do it without them! They are a credit to their parents. The teaching and assistive staff continue to be very proud of them, every day!
Our former Sixth Class pupils were treated to a unique and very special Confirmation ceremony on Saturday. It was spiritual, intimate, relaxed, empowering and very moving. Just like God’s Holy Spirit would have wanted! (Please click the red tab ‘Read More’ here). Fr Séan, Paddy Daly, Aoife Daly and Eileen Doyle had arranged and overseen all the major and minor details: the beautiful Liturgy, the charismatic music, the inviting, colourful.
Mon 14th September: These are the revised times for robins and blackbirds. Please remember that children cannot leave their cars to approach the gate, under any circumstances, until the gate is opened by staff and the bird banners are displayed at the entrance. Thank you all for your support and for ensuring that our staggered time-slots work safely and well. Robins’ Arrival 8:30am to 8:40am Robins’ Collection 2:25pm to 2:35pm.
We are delighted to announce that all our graduates will be confirmed on Sat 19th September in St John’s at 4.30pm. All candidates are required to wear their secondary school uniforms. There will be five secondary schools represnted and I imagine it will be a very special day, celebrated by Fr Séan. This is our favourite photo from their graduation in June. So we will all meet again, almost three.
Click on the ‘Read More’ tab to find the link to our YouTube video. Many thanks to all the people who helped make the reopening of Caherleaheen possible. Let’s all do our very best to keep pupils, staff and families safe and well! Tabhair aire. https://youtu.be/M8r9GrTcG3k
We were delighted to welcome our new Junior Infants today. It was a VIP reception! Parents should be so proud of how they walked down our steps, waved goodbye, proceeded to Seomra 1 and sanitised, effortlessly. Some even posed for quick photos before they crossed the threshold. They settled in immediately. That does not happen every year. We now have a very small, intimate yet generously spacious classroom, as it.
We started this special day via Zoom and a surprise Graduation Video on Thursday 25th June: teachers, Fr Séan and all of Sixth Class. The children were presented with their Yearbooks, Graduation Certificates, goodie-bags and Class of 2020 hoodie, on school grounds in the afternoon. All the staff attended and parents viewed the proceedings from a safe distance. It was a colourful, fun and uplifting afternoon, as we hadn’t seen.
This is just a snapshot of the amazing activities being done in all our home-schools. Well done everyone! These photos are a joy. There is some amazing learning going on in every home and the children are having super fun too, with lots of play, making and baking, reading and writing, listening and talking! Maith sibh go léir! Follow this link to explore what Mr Damien’s Class have been up.
Please click Read More to find the blue link to the data. Thank you so much….all 80 families! We are very encouraged by all that you are doing and how you are embracing homeschooling. Your support means so much to ALL the staff and most importantly to your kids. Stay positive. This will have a huge effect on how your children approach home-schooling. Make sure you have hours and hours.
Birds (and their fledglings during April ) are really busy these days. Many of our pupils are lucky enough to live within 2km of trees and shrubs, not to mention that many of us are blessed to have a wee garden. Bird watching and bird ‘scoring’ can be great fun! You can find the top ten birds locally and score them. Check out CaherleaheenTeachers (Facebook Pg) for more info on.
Last Wednesday, we decided to hold our Paddy Dash, our Céilí Mór sa Halla agus Tráth na gCeist! Little did we know then that schools would be required to close the following day or that our daily lives would change so dramatically. Here are some pics which show the life and vibrancy which children bring to our lives, in contrast with the eerie silence on Thursday afternoon, when we said.
Our characters arrived proudly in all their finery, many carrying their ‘current favourite’ books. We were very impressed by their individual summaries, when they shared with their peers the reasons why they loved particular characters, favourite authors and illustrators. There is no doubt that we have an army of book lovers in our classrooms, thanks to all the encouragement from parents and teachers.
Ms Caroline’s class had a hugely informative and educational outing to Tralee IT this morning. Static electricity and electrical circuits were expertly explored and pupils enjoyed the active demonstrations. Great feedback from our pupils when they returned. Many thanks to Rose Travel for another safe journey to Dromtacker. Mr Damien’ afterschool Lego Club is a hit and LegoWeDo packs were supplied by Michelle Culloty (PDST facilitator)
Ms Claire, Bríd and Rang a hAon put their procedural writing class into action! Well done to all the hungry chefs! Bhí spóirt mór acu sa chistin agus d’ith siad a ndóthain!
Darragh Reen returned yet again, with his mates, Corn Uí Mhuirí Champions, after beating The ‘Sem’ Killarney (handsomely). CBS The Green are now Munster Colleges Champions and if they can nail the semi-final on March 21st, they will play in Croke, giving chase to the Hogan Cup. Can you imagine the pride we felt as we welcomed Darragh and two other former Caherleaheen pupils. David and Jack Moriarty ( Kerry.
We secured funds to enable our pupils to enjoy and share books in their native language. We are sure that parents will enjoy reading time at home! Dziękuję ci, míle buíochas agus gracias, Ms Claire!
What great swimmers, athletes, dancers and fighters 🙂 We have an great participation and success rate, generally, but these young swimmers enjoyed an extra special, superb weekend! We are so proud of them. Our Senior Relay swimmer won a Silver medal in the Tralee Community Games. AND one of our boys won a stunning individaual Gold medal (by at least 5 metres ) in the 100m backstroke. Our Senior individual.
There will be a warm, heartfelt welcome to parents of new enrollees ’20/’21. Our Induction and Registration Night is always an informative evening and a great opportunity for parents to get an overview of our culture and ethos, initiatives, schedules, teaching and learning objectives, curriculum and lots of good hints! There will be opportunity to meet some staff and ask any questions in preparation for your child’s first day in.
Ryall’s Travel will open new bus routes to Caherleaheen NS from April. It will be available to pupils from local areas such as Manor, Ballyard, Castlemaine Rd. This service ticks a lot of boxes and will cut down on traffic congestion, driving and collection time, not to mention our daily carbon footprint. Sixth Class have been exploring transport in History and STEM. Some of these modes were used not so.
Rinneamar crosanna do Lá Bríde sa halla, agus ár dtuismitheoirí ag cabhrú linn! Míle buíochas libh. Bhí an-trathnónana againn. Fr Dan arrived and blessed the crosses. The children in Second Class brought them to 10pm mass on Sunday to give to the congregation. Fr Dan will arrive tomorrow, in honour of St Blaise, for the blessing of our throats.
Cuireadh céad míle fáilte roimh Na Gaeil, go háirithe roimh Mr Paul agus Darragh Reen (iar-dhalta). Shúil siad ár ‘Hall of Fame’ agus fuair siad bualadh bos mór ónár ndaltaí agus múinteoirí! Mr Paul ,the eldest on the team and Darragh, the youngest, gave the whole school a night off homework. All the players spoke to the children and we are very grateful that they spent time with us! Well.
Congratulations to all the entrepreneurs in Fifth Class! Our Twitter account tracked the four wonderful teams, who progressed to the D.Day: Dragon’s Den, yesterday. The winning product was announced today: Multi-Bands👏👏. Well done to all on this team! We are immensely proud of how all the teams congratulated the winners, commiserated with each other, hugged and held the odd tear back. The world would be a better place if we.
Many thanks are due to Louise L and Aisling F for attending a planning meeting with our Students Council. They explored many ideas on how best to claim our prize and get best use of our 10 sessions in the Kerry Sport Academy. Everyone listened to all the various suggestions, and hopefully our schedule will please all the children between now and June. We also agreed to defer some sessions.
Dear Parents, please be aware that the DoES requires all national schools to attend PLC ( new Primary Language Curriculum) courses throughout the year. Therefore, our school was closed on Monday January 13th 2020, for PLC training. We are also required to take a half day to train (PLC) as a staff in Term 2 and another half day in Term 3. Our Term 3 date has yet to be.