FAI schools 5-a-side soccer competition.

FAI schools 5-a-side soccer competition.

Wow! What a day we had at the FAI 5-a-side competition on Tuesday in the Park F.C. grounds. Caherleaheen had 2 teams taking part and for the first time ever we reached the county finals which will take place next Wednesday!! It was a superb day for all the children participating, with each team getting to play a full 5 games each! It was very blustery but that didn’t deter.

First Day Back-Term 3. Fáilte ar ais!!

First Day Back-Term 3. Fáilte ar ais!!

We have lots of lonely patient tadpoles in our aquarium waiting for all the kids to get back to school (especially Rang a Dó!). They have grown and maybe little legs are visible?….you will have to check them out on your first day back! Click ‘Read More’ Metamorphosis!

Confirmation Day. Thursday 22nd March. 2018

Confirmation Day. Thursday 22nd March. 2018

Congratulations to Sixth Class! We are very proud of how they prepared for this special sacrament. Bishop Ray Browne confirmed the children and we hope they are filled with the Holy Spirit and a renewed sense of their role in the Christian Family! Thanks to photographer Denis Walsh for forwarding this lovely photo.

Ceol, craic, céilí, spórt agus spraoi.

Ceol, craic, céilí, spórt agus spraoi.

Bhí Céilí Mór againn inniu agus bhain gach páiste agus múinteoir an-taitneamh as an lá. Míle buíochas dona rinceoirí, na hamhránaithe, na ceoltóirí, ár seanachaí scoile agus Ms Gemma.

Engineering Fun and a geology tour to Crag Cave….

Pupils in First and Fifth really enjoyed and were challenged by engineering activities. First Class built the tallest buildings….in the World: The Burj Caherleaheen! Fifth class dropped eggs without cracking any shell….they used pneumatic platforms and other clever landing structures. Click ‘Read More’ to see other activities…..such as the secret chef behind the delicious soup:a hearty, healthy organic soup made with sweet potatoes, carrots, butternut squash,garlic, onions and more (another.

Celebrating the World of Books

Celebrating the World of Books

We love books and many of the children have favourite books, with characters which draw them deep into another world. Our senior readers in Fourth and Second, paired up with juniors and infants to read to them and all of them enjoyed this ‘paired reading’ activity. It’s the perfect way for parents to end the day at home, too: Share a book together at bedtime. Click ‘Read More’. We encourage.

Springing into February.

Springing into February.

We continued our daily 10am class exercises and 8.45am assembly-line moves with a spring in our step. Dry weather also gave us the opportunity to get out and about, looking at new buds and daffodils. Art work reflected the new season and everyone was busy. Tag rugby, football and hurling coaching continues. Ms Gemma and Paul supervised the Basketball blitz in Mitchell’s. Well done to all the boys from Fifth.

2018: Junior Entrepreneurs Hope You Can Give Support. 👍

2018: Junior Entrepreneurs Hope You Can Give Support. 👍

The Switcher Cube has arrived! We are asking parents and children to support Sixth Class as they launch their product to the market. It is a colourful and cool type of fidget gadget. It’s smooth to the touch and can be manipulated effortlessly. It comes in various 2 colour combinations. It’s labour intensive to make but Sixth Class are busy beavers and enjoy a challenge. Cost is €4 each, or.

Bingo Bonanza in the Rose Hotel.

Bingo Bonanza in the Rose Hotel.

Míle buíocas do gach duine, agus go háirithe dona tuismitheoirí. Bhí an-lá againn! A sincere ‘Thank You’, to all our parents for securing sponsors and prizes. Your attendance, support, sponsorship,generous goodwill and precious time was much appreciated.

Grandparents’ Day- Simply the Best!

Our Grandparents and parents arrived in their droves;some had travelled from other counties. The excitement was palpable and barely containable as we filled the hall, yet ALL the children made us so proud. A mass St Blaise blessing of our throats, by Fr Poitr and hundreds of St Brigid Crosses reminded us of how blessed we all are!Click ‘Read More’ for pics. The songs and prayers were very well received,.

Lee Strand Prize and Radio Kerry Studios..

Lee Strand Prize and Radio Kerry Studios..

Lee Strand arrived with a 500euro cheque and milk for all the children. We are so grateful. Then, two of our First Class pupils recorded a radio ad in Radio Kerry studios, which promotes Lee Strand ‘Cash 4 Schools’ and Caherleaheen NS! Well done to all. Here is the radio ad and pics

🎄Nollaig Shona!🎄

🎄Nollaig Shona!🎄

2017 closed with a busy bang! Thanks to all the boys and girls for keeping us on our toes. Our Christmas Morning Coffee event, Carol Service and Santa Dash made for great fun. School Attendance for Nov/Dec was celebrated (96% average!) and parents have distributed the 2018 calendars and DVDs in perfect time. Thanks to our parents and elves. The staff wish you all a peaceful Christmas with best wishes.

🎄Christmas Coffee Morning🎄 11am-2pm. Tues., 19th.

Please bring friends and neighbours to our Christmas Cakes and Coffee Morning.🍰☕ Enjoy a cuppa, a chat and some carols. Take a break!!☕Take home some savoury or sweet confectionary. All the children can wear their Christmas jumpers on the day 🎄.

Christmas Creativity.

Christmas Creativity.

It’s great to see the classrooms, corridors and streets filling with festive art, crafts and carols! Take a look at these pics of the Jun Infant chimney. Paudie and Samantha Sugrue donated a beautiful noble fir to the school…thank you!Third and Fifth Class carolers helped raise funds forlocal charities. Well done!

Dec 8th. Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Dec 8th. Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

Sincere thanks to Fr Dan for saying Mass in the hall today. Carmel Foran set up a beautiful altar and Róisín Sugrue served at the altar. Thank you both. Our excellent readers were Rory Reen, Maiya Rivas, Tadhg Foley, Emma Lynch, Oisín Brosnan and Abbie Redmond. I could not have been prouder of 2nd, 3rd,4th,5th and 6th Class children. They were so attentive, interested and respectful. Their parents should be.

A Great ‘Band’of Runners! Level 42

A Great ‘Band’of Runners! Level 42

We were blessed with fine weather as our young runners crossed the finish line. 42km and 21km. Please keep up the jogging from now on. 👍To Parents.👍To Ms Ann L, Ms Caroline and staff.The kids were 🏆 TOP CLASS!

‘Wonder’ : Great book!

‘Wonder’ : Great book!

We shared 40 copies of the book ‘Wonder’ and nearly all of Fifth and Sixth Class have read it by now, just in time for the film release. So we are heading to the Omniplex next Thursday. 3.55pm-6.10pm. CAN’T WAIT!

Last Day of November.

Last Day of November.

We prayed for the Holy Souls yesterday. Fr Dan led the service and prayers with Ranganna 2,3,4,5,6. They filled little Memory Boxes with names of their loved ones. May they rest in peace.

Science Week : All Classes Engaged and Firing!

Science Week : All Classes Engaged and Firing!

We all explored and engaged with this national science initiative. There are no boundaries in science. It embraces forces, materials, living things, engineering, measurement, recording and the whole world around us! It invites us all to question, predict and try out experiments. It’s always fun and engaging. It’s life!! ‘Read More’. Just click↙️

Cash for Clobber= €1020.00!

Cash for Clobber= €1020.00!

Thank you all for trawling through hotpresses, wardrobes and attics! Sixth Class helped load the truck and they all cheered when we hit the magic 1000 number! You just can’t beat community spirit, good will and hard graft🏋️

BRENDAN FULLER of RADIO KERRY broadcasts his chat with Third Class…..

BRENDAN FULLER of RADIO KERRY broadcasts his chat with Third Class…..

Click ‘Read more’ to hear the broadcast.  

Aoine Shamhna. Hallowe’en Friday.

Aoine Shamhna. Hallowe’en Friday.

Lá brea grianmhar a bhí againn agus bhí gach páiste gleasta go hiontach. Here are some photos that Jennifer snapped as we went about the business of wrapping up our half-term. All of us worked hard these last few weeks, so we are looking forward to the break.

Book Worms in the Library

Book Worms in the Library

We enjoyed reading in the library today for Children’s Book Week.So many books, so little time . We are learning about idioms too such as – One for the books . Never judge a book by it’s cover. An open book. Take a leaf out of someone’s book. Read between the lines. The oldest trick in the book. We love reading.

The Fourth Class Vikings

The Fourth Class Vikings

Fourth Class really enjoyed their trip to the Library for Children’s Book Week. We learned lots of interesting facts about The Vikings. We dressed like Vikings, went into battle, drank out of Viking horns , held spears and shields and lots lots more. Many thanks to all the parents who dropped and collected and to the staff of Tralee Library. This is not going according to plan The battle begins..

Let’s get ACTIVE!

http://caherleaheenactiveflag.weebly.com/     We are just delighted that you have taken an interest in following our Active School initiative. Every individual child will benefit from this whole-school endeavour. You are nearly there……just click ‘Read More’ tab and then click the blue Weebly link.  

Maths Week Winners

Maths Week Winners

Well Done to everyone for taking part in Maths Week. There was a great atmosphere around the school during the week as the children took part in various Maths challenges , quizzes, and the Maths Fair. Congratulations to the winners of the Maths Quiz and the children who correctly guessed the contents of each jar.

Creative Maths Board Games and Art

Fourth Class displayed huge creativity in recent weeks as they designed Maths hats, board games and drew the most amazing deck of cards for our Maths Fair. Watch out Picasso. The children had great fun playing the games they designed and look forward to showing them to the Junior Classes.

Maths Week Day 3.

Maths Week Day 3.

Maths Quizzes galore on Friday! We held two Mega Quizzes: Junior and Senior. All hands on deck and a hum of concentration prevailed, as each table settled into each round of questions. Each team has a child from each class. It’s a nice way for kids to meet and co-operative with other classes. Maths Week takes a lot of preparation but it’s worth it….

Painting Parents Banish Yellow Brick Walls.👍

Painting Parents Banish Yellow Brick Walls.👍

Yellow is often described as a ‘mentally stimulating’ colour. We don’t need any stimulation in Caherleaheen😄. We opted for a new calm colour, on walls that haven’t seen paint for over a decade. 21 parents painted in 2hour slots. One third of parents from Fifth and Fourth classes arrived on the day armed with sheets, brushes, rollers, sweets and big smiles. That is a great response, when so many more.

Day 2: Senior Maths Fair.

Day 2: Senior Maths Fair.

The children in the senior classes spent their day solving puzzles and working in small groups. We had a lovely surprise visit from our American friends Rory and Ian Browne with their parents Kerry and John. The two boys joined in the fun. Thanks too to our TY students who were intrigued by Isaq9. Tomorrow there will be two Mega Math Quizzes: Quiz A 1st -3rd. Quiz B 4th-6th. The.

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