Our Newly Elected Student Council!

We were amazed at the number of children who eagerly contested this important election. We asked them to focus their campaigns on recycling, sustainability, protection of our environment. We had nine candidates standing from Sixth Class, seven from Fifth Class and eleven from Fourth Class: An impressive 27 in total. They spoke to a large audience of senior pupils in the hall. We were very impressed by ALL the candidates.

Celtic Book Fair and Science: a Busy Week in November

Celtic Book Fair and Science: a Busy Week in November

Many thanks to Ms. Claire and Aisling Foley for organising a wonderful book fair. They were helped by parents in the hall each morning. The children were very excited and delighted to buy their favourite books or stationery. Of course, this is the best time of year to read books for pleasure at home. Snuggle up and enjoy. Shared reading, reading aloud or being read to, is an important activity.

A Caherleahe’en Hallowe’en, Maths Week, Leafy Fun, Mighty Mitchels, Proud Parnells and more….

A Caherleahe’en Hallowe’en, Maths Week, Leafy Fun,  Mighty Mitchels, Proud Parnells and more….

Maths Week was really enjoyable, coinciding with our Hallowe’en activities. Many thanks to all the class teachers and assistants for making it accessible to all our pupils. The Great Outdoor Scavenger Hunt was created and hosted by Sixth Class for the whole school! Craic agus spraoi sa chlós! Each participant won a prize. Minecraft for Ed. continued in Third, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth. Math quizzes were held in the classrooms.

We are enrolling. Join us!

We are enrolling. Join us!

You can find further details in our Admission Notice and Enrolment Form on the menu above. Please contact us, if you have any questions. ‘Read more’ to view a short video of what our 2021 Junior Infants have to say!

September 2021.

September 2021.

What a busy month! It flew and all our pupils soared. It was difficult at times as some of our pupils were required to restrict their movements in early September. But we prevailed and all pupils are well. Our parents and staff have been consistently supportive and careful these last five weeks. Take a look at samples of the fantastic SESE activities, art, literacy and project work. We just keep.

Comhgáirdeachas agus beannachtaí oraibh go léir!

Comhgáirdeachas agus beannachtaí oraibh go léir!

Our Third and Fourth Class pupils enjoyed a jubilant return to school on Monday after receiving their First Holy Communion on Saturday. 4th Sept. The sacramental celebration, preparation by Fr. Séan, St John’s, Ms Claire and Ms Tara, not to mention our wonderful secretary Jennifer and other staff members ensured that this mass was extra special. God bless one and all. It was worth the long wait.

Our 2021/22 Junior Infants!

Our 2021/22 Junior Infants!

Sixth Class Graduation

Sixth Class Graduation

The pupils in Sixth Class are a very special group of kids. We will miss them all, as they have been a dream class. We wish them the very best of luck as they transition from primary to secondary education. The graduation ceremony went very well, though we would have much preferred to have their families with us. Instead, parents attended remotely via webinar. Sixth Class were very proud of.

Our Outdoor School.

Our Outdoor School.

We have had the busiest Term 3 ever! Children returned after Easter for May and June, with energy curiosity and fun in mind. They completed arduous tests, renovated our garden, raised tadpoles, made lots of creams and potions, painted and created, baked, explored local beaches, surfed, hiked and played. They worked hard, but always with a smile and willingness to learn and to help others. It has been a wonderful.

SESE Outings 2021

SESE Outings 2021

Huge thanks to all the teachers and assistants for arranging and planning such fun, interesting and exciting SESE outings for the children in June 2021. It’s a bonus that they managed to take lovely photos too! Thank you to all our amazingly patient and supportive parents for the drives hither and hither, at such short notice! Third and Fourth Class: Serrated seaweed, velvet crabs, anemones, sea snails, baby urchins, mussels,.

Term Two: A tale of three schools.

Term Two: A tale of three schools.

Our second term started as a remote home-learning school. All our pupils, parents and staff took to teaching and learning via Zoom and Seesaw with admirable effort and participation. Pupils enjoyed science, Gaeilge, class novel and literacy activities, maths, music, PE, art/crafts, poetry, SPHE, history, geography, baking and more. Everyone did their best and kept the ‘sunny side up ‘during a difficult time. Then we opened our Junior School on.

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.

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