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.  

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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.

MATHS FAIR: Part 1 (Juniors-Second Class). Oct. 2017.

MATHS FAIR: Part 1 (Juniors-Second Class).  Oct. 2017.

Despite the inconvenience( and joy for the children!)of losing days to Ophelia, the Junior Maths Fair charged ahead. Many thanks to Fourth and Fifth Classes for hosting the games. All the teachers set up challenges which were age-appropriate and wonderfully engaging. The Infants had a chance to explore number-value, shape, measurement, count, add, subtract, score, estimate and achieve success in all their activities. Games were held in the yard and.

School Reopens on Wed 19th. 8:45am!

See you all on Wednesday. Maths Fair in halla on Wed and Thurs. Irish Dancing after-school is postponed until Monday November 6th. 1km runs starts on Wednesday… Everyone wear runners please👍 Reporters Club, this Friday 2:45pm

From our desks to 42k! Bua Tré Iarracht.

From our desks to 42k! Bua Tré Iarracht.

This is it! The time hath cometh. We are going to rise up from our desks, brush ourselves down and start moving our limbs. It is really important that all children wear runners EVERY DAY. Water or diluted water is equally important. All the kids are commited to running on Saturdays and Sundays too. Parents, older siblings, friends can join us on weekends.( The 9.25am 2k run in Tralee Town.

Great Art.

Great Art.

THIRD, FOURTH, FIFTH and SIXTH CLASS SURVEY RESULTS.

Thank you for doing the Homework Survey! If you want to investigate and analyse the results, follow these steps: Click ‘KIDS’ in menu above. Click your class: Third, Fourth, Fifth or Sixth. Click ‘READ MORE‘ tab and then click the link to Survey Monkey. You will see graphs showing how you all answered each of the 10 questions. The majority of you are managing your homework very well!(That surely deserves.

September: Spikeball, Tag Rugby, Football, Hurling…

September: Spikeball, Tag Rugby, Football, Hurling…

Problem Solving!

Problem Solving!

Isaq9 proved to be challenging, but our bright young people solved it pretty quickly.👍 Can you read the name on this ‘bug art’? (Hint:the hidden name is repeated symmetrically)!

National Fitness Day. Fri 29th Sept.

National Fitness Day. Fri 29th Sept.

This was great fun! All the children and teachers marked National Fitness Day with a whole-school aerobic workout. The Junior Infants were delighted to take part in our mass dance. Ms Mary, Caroline and Adrienne led the way. Not ones to shy from a challenge: Mr Damien and Mr Paul will lead the next one. They are preparing by practising their moves. I think we should play some Bee Gees.

Autumn Gardening at Lunchtime.

Autumn Gardening at Lunchtime.

The Fifth Class gardening gnomes, Mr Liam and Kelly Field, our student teacher tidied our garden and dug up some lovely potatoes and carrots.

Marine Explorers Programme for Schools.

Marine Explorers Programme for Schools.

Sea Synergy Schools Programme promotes awareness of marine biodiversity. Third class will follow the programme this month by doing further project work on the creatures and lifecycle of the creatures in the Atlantic. Christie was really impressed by the children’s response to her powerpoint presentation, fish tank and shell display.

Bright Young Juniors!

Bright Young Juniors!

Junior Infants posed today in their NRS bibs. Evenings are getting longer and it’s never too early to start teaching children about road safety. They also enjoyed going in and out of their ‘new House'(Thank you, Valerie Kerins). Knock knock…’tar isteach’🏠

Look at Caherleaheen!

Look at Caherleaheen!

Fifth Class enjoyed a drone demonstration by past pupil Tadhg Connolly. The drone took photos and footage of the grounds and countryside. It flies by GPS and can fly a distance of 7km and heights just above 1km. It can travel at 45km/hour. Of course, it hovers too! Cool!

An chéad lá agus an dara lá ar scoil! 🎓

An chéad lá agus an dara lá ar scoil! 🎓

Day 1: Our new Infants settled in so well by 9.30am and explored their new room effortlessly. They chatted, asked questions, played , shared and generally just got on with things. Ms Adrienne, Brid, Mary, Geraldine, Gemma and Nuala spent time with each child. ‘Read more’ Day 2:

Sixth Class Parents Swoop In To Sweep Up!

These parents willingly and vigorously swept the yard which had accumulated a fair amount of grit and silt after our ‘imperfect summer’. Míle buíochas daoibh go léir. Agus fáilte ar ais roimh gach páiste, agus go háirithe roimh na naíonáin nua.👫(Click to read/see more)

Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a hAnam: Emily Keohane.

Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a  hAnam: Emily Keohane.

It is with deep sadness that we post this notice. Our wonderful, beautiful and brave young girl, Emily passed away peacefully on 19th July. She spent recent months battling against a liver and lung tumour, having successfully pulled through leukemia when she was a toddler. We remember her warm smile, her great sense of humour, her work-ethic and her style! Emily graduated from Caherleaheen in 2014 having spent many happy.

Kerry Radio: Listen to Junior Entrepreneur Interview.

Kerry Radio: Listen to Junior Entrepreneur Interview.

Well done to Ciara,Mark,Tony and Mossie for their excellent,informative interview this morning on Kerry Radio. They are wonderful ambassadors for Sixth Class’17 and the J.E.Programme. It was a live interview, so no editing! Ms Caroline accompanied them to the studio👍 Click link and listen from 1:01:15 http://www.radiokerry.ie/saturday-supplement-july-1st-2017/

Summer Hols = T-shirts 😎

Summer Hols = T-shirts 😎

Summer holidays are around the corner. The teachers and assistants want to thank our parents for the incredible support and encouragement which you have given us all. I personally am indebted to Tara C, Marie M, Michelle C, Maura C, Catriona S, Kerrie L.. the list could go on! The teachers, Jennifer and assistants are pretty exhausted. They are some team! And why not? The children are so worth it….they.

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