PART 1 We are so proud of all the young Caherleaheen athletes who participated in the Harriers Tralee Schools Athletics event, last Friday evening, May 13th. Every single boy and girl competed with passion and each child supported cheered and commiserated with their peers in both team and individual events. We are one of the smallest schools and yet we came second out of all the schools in the greater.
Bhíomar ar bís! We dusted ourselves down and wore our hearts on our sleeves, our crests on our uniform and the children chatted enthusiastically and confidently- sharing our news, stories, initiatives, interests and all the colours of the Caherleaheen rainbow! Preparation: Bhí lá speisialta againn. Aire Oideachais- Minister Norma Foley arrived a little earlier than expected, but we were ready and excited. The positive atmosphere was palpable as soon as.
It was great to get back to school, on Thursday 6th January. It was lovely to catch up and wish each other a Happy and Healthy New Year. The children and staff eased themselves back to their daily routine and the atmosphere is so good! We look forward to Term 2 with optimism and hope. Third Class spinning their colour wheels, investigating ‘white light’. First and Fourth Classes have the.
Maith sibh go léir! We hope you enjoy and appreciate the efforts of our pupils, teachers and assistants. Sadly, it was impossible to record on any given day in any class, with full attendance, this December. Therefore, we dedicate these festive videos to those children who were absent due to being unwell or isolating at home. We missed each one of you. Use the ‘Read More’ tab to access videos.
It’s nice to have time to look back on the last two weeks. There is some wonderful artwork and activity all around the school. Take a look at our video. You will see fantastic displays and the joyous arrival of our Christmas Tree. Lots more to do, though.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,.
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.
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.
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 ‘.
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,.
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:.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. Take a look at our activities these last few weeks. What great creative fun we have!
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!
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.
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.