Celebrating our Home-Schoolers

Celebrating our Home-Schoolers

Take a look at the work that our pupils have done since 1st February, thanks to all the help they get from their parents, childminders and teachers 🙂 Click on ‘Read More’ to view a short video of their engagement on Seesaw and Zoom.

School Reopening is Deferred

School Reopening is Deferred

I hope you and all the children are keeping well and that you enjoyed a safe and peaceful Christmas. 2021 has had a very disappointing start and unfortunately, all mainstream schools will remain closed until the end of January, while we all try to halt the acceleration of positive Covid-19 numbers in our community. Children will be disappointed, as they usually love returning to school at this time of year, with lots of ‘.

Beannachtaí na Nollag oraibh go léir. Bígí Dóchasach!

Many of you follow and ‘like’ our activities and acknowledgements on Caherleaheen National School Facebook page. Thank you! What lovely videos from our teachers and pupils to be found there, these last two weeks. Here are a few of our favourite photos of our pupils’ work and engagement. We are all so proud of our big and little people. The future is bright! We have an influence and responsibility here,.

Sixth Class: Persuasive Writing.

Sixth Class: Persuasive Writing.

Pupils in Sixth Class never fail to impress! They spent four weeks researching, writing and planning house designs. These were no ordinary designs! They also made intricate, miniature, shoebox models of their floor plans. This teamwork culminated in a ‘Sales Brochure’, a Sales Powerpoint and an actual shoebox model of each home. There were eight teams. Each team’s project was assessed by a combination of teachers, in the following areas:.

S.T.E.A.M. Week(s)

S.T.E.A.M. Week(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. Take a look at our activities these last few weeks. What great creative fun we have!

Showing Kindness and Thinking of Others

Showing Kindness and Thinking of Others

Maith sibh, Rang a Ceathair! You sent beautifully and carefully handwritten or typed letters to the residents of Ocean View Nursing Home, Camp and Regina House, Kilrush, last month. We are all very proud of you!

Take a look at our Active School Weebly micro-site 2019/20

Take a look at our Active School  Weebly micro-site 2019/20

You will find the link to our Active Schools Initiative on our Main Menu, see ‘Awards and Initiatives’. (but we have posted the link here for your convenience). There are four sections in our ASF initiative: Physical Education, Physical Activity, Partnership and Active Schools Week. Look out for your Parent and Pupil Survey responses and comments in Q.10. This Weebly site is well worth a visit. We are very proud.

Looking Back on October.

Looking Back on October.

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.

Video Compilation of WW2 Project Work in Sixth Class…

Video Compilation of WW2 Project Work in Sixth Class…

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,.

Looking Back on September

Looking Back on September

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!

A Unique Confirmation…..

A Unique Confirmation…..

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.

Arrival and Collection Times

Arrival and Collection Times

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.

Confirmation Date, Confirmed!

Confirmation Date, Confirmed!

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.

A COVID_19 Response Guide for GPs, Parents, Teaching Staff, Assistants and the General Public.

A  COVID_19 Response Guide for GPs, Parents, Teaching Staff, Assistants and the General Public.

Class of 2020! A special welcome for our new Junior Infants.

Class of 2020! A special welcome for our new Junior Infants.

Fáilte ar ais!

Fáilte ar ais!

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

A new generation! Welcome to our new Junior Infants. What a calm and confident class! We are impressed and blessed :)

A new generation! Welcome to our new Junior Infants. What a calm and confident class! We are impressed and blessed :)

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.

Graduation 2020

Graduation 2020

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.

Closure? What Closure? We are Open to Learning….

Closure?   What Closure?   We are Open to Learning….

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.

Here is the result of our Parents’ Survey on Homeschooling

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.

How do our Gardens and Children Grow?

How do our Gardens and Children Grow?

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.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!🌈☘💚

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!🌈☘💚

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.

World Book Day!

World Book Day!

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.

May the Force be with us! Engineers Week.

May the Force be with us! Engineers Week.

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)

Friday Pizza Time!

Friday Pizza Time!

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!

The ‘GREEN’ DREAM TEAM!!

The ‘GREEN’ DREAM TEAM!!

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.

Míle Buíochas Libh! Pancóga Blasta le hAghaidh Pieta House.

Míle Buíochas Libh! Pancóga   Blasta le hAghaidh Pieta House.

Content and Language Integrated Learning Support

Content and Language Integrated Learning Support

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!

Great Weekend News: Swimming,Tae-Kwando, Irish Dancing and Athletics!

Great Weekend News:  Swimming,Tae-Kwando, Irish Dancing and Athletics!

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.

Registration of New Pupils: Tuesday 18th @ 7pm.

Registration of New Pupils: Tuesday 18th @ 7pm.

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.

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