Where do kids get their energy? They really are embracing everything that is on offer….beats doing long division, perhaps! It’s all about participation, but the competitive streak in us has everyone hoping that Caherleaheen will do REALLY well in the SPAR 5s soccer FINAL tomorrow..no pressure!!😁 So far,this week, children have enjoyed Junior and Senior yoga, Spikeball (Caherleaheen won that too!),gymnastics, Zumba, basketball..More to come yet on Active Week. Thanks.
What have we been doing for the last year and more? We encourage everyone to be active, to participate and to have fun. Please click this link as we launch into Active Week… Active Week
Rose of Tralee, Jennifer Byrne, stole the show. What a lovely lady! She interacted so well with the infants. They believed she was a ‘real live princess’. There was lots of touching and rubbing of her ‘magic dress’ and they wanted to know was her tiara ‘real’. The arrival of the Clobber truck was a less glamorous affair, but proved to be a lot more valuable than Sheila’s tiara!Click Read.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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 🎄.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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↙️
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🏋️
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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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.