We will miss Sixth Class so much. They were a really wonderful group of kids. The ceremony and tributes at their graduation brought back lots of memories and celebrated their talents, their efforts and their contribution to our school. They are a credit to their families and teachers. We could not be prouder! They headed off to Castlgregory for an afternoon of watersports, fun, friendship and pizza. A perfect ending.
Congratulations to our Fourth Class pupil, Enda Sheehan, who recently won a Science competition for his whole class, held by Astellas Laboratories, Killorglin. Many thanks to Astellas for the visit to their labs, the interaction with technicians and the hugely generous prize of €500, which will be well spent on STEM resources. It was a very memorable and enjoyable day for all. The Mad Scientists joined us and told us.
There is absolutely no doubt, that yet another sport is growing deep roots and tall shoots in Kerry! This is the 12th year that we have participated in the Tralee event and advanced to the County Finals. However, this is the first year that I have witnessed such amazing talent, from all corners/schools in Kerry. I strongly believe that Tralee Harriers has led the way in promoting athletics in Tralee.
We had a superb day last Friday. The children were treated to lots of different activities: tug of war, penalties, turbo javelins, sprinting, relays, egg and spoon, three-legged, parachuting, pipe and ball race, wellie throwing etc. A fantastic atmosphere! Parents helped with equipment, teas, coffees and fruit prep. Teachers and assistants worked the stations and set up equipment with Alan Duggan. The fruit was delicious and all the kids enjoyed.
Bhain na páiste an-taitneamh as an ngáirdín i rith na seachtaine. Bhí an aimsir go breá. Leitís, pónairí, luibheanna, Lus na gréine, puimcín, cúirséad, scailliún, oinniúin, sútha talún, rúbarb agus biatas….
The event kicked off at 6 pm, with hundreds of children and parents attending from local primary schools. Everyone participated: 60m,80m,100m,200m,600m races, turbo javelin, long jump and shot put. For the Grand Finale there were 6 incredibly exciting relay competitions. Caherleaheen won a medal in all 6 relay races: 2 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze. When the points were added up, after all our wins, we were awarded the Cup.Cheers.
I have to say that the service which I got in the Senior Infant’s Travel Agency was as good as one can get! I have booked a holiday in Spain AND they even printed my Boarding Pass. Luckily for me, they spotted that my passport was out of date, so I will have to send it to Cork to have it renewed. The Agency will be relocating to the Junior.
Míle, míle buíochas lenár dtuismitheoirí! Féach anois ar na cluichí nua a bhfuil péinteáilte sa chlós.
It can be difficult to keep up with so many varied achievements, be they in sport or the arts. These endeavours and interests help children to develop social skills, make new friends and equip them for future years. Participation is key! Enjoyment is the spare key! Success and disappointment are part and parcel of participation. Here are just a few pics of those who enjoyed success these last few weeks..
Six counties battled it out today. Caherleaheen represented Kerry and certainly did the county and our school proud. We won one game(Waterford) but lost two (Cork and Tipp). Cork were a class team and took the title.They will represent Munster at the Aviva Stadium. We wish them the best of luck! Many thanks to our 8 soccer stars: Seán Moynihan, Bobby Byrne, Darragh Cunnane, Cathal Murphy, Ryan McMahon, Jesse O’Reilly,.
You will find their special Weebly account by clicking on ‘kids’ in menu above. This is a great springboard and resource to use when you are chatting with your child about life at school. Expressive oral language can be enhanced when you share photos. Senior Infants are exploring all things related to Transport and Travel (new Aistear theme). They are busy reading travel brochures, booking tickets, packing suitcases etc…God only.
Fr Piotr and Fr Dan celebrated our First Holy Communion mass. It was a truly lovely ceremony. Ms Gillian had everyone well prepared and ready for their special sacrament. The mass was enhanced by Third and Sixth Class choir, along with musicians and singers.They sang and played beautifully. The children knew all their prayers and responses. We have to thank parents for helping and participating all year in their preparation..
What a week! Let’s recap…. Athletic skills with Harrier Coach Paul Griffin,Yoga with Maeve and Ms Adrienne, Active Kingdom/Fundamental Movement with Robert, Zumba with Linda, Gymnastics with Teresa Murphy, Hurling with David O Dea, Balance Gym with eight wonderful IT students, Skipathon relays and challenges,Whole school Dance Yard.FAI Soccer SUCCESS with Mr Damien and Mr Paul. Spikeball (more success there too!), Caherleaheen Clean-Up with Ms Brid and Staff. It really.
We are immensely proud of all our Fifth and Sixth class soccer players, subs and supporters. Our talented players won 7 games and drew 2 games, taking the Kerry 5’s Gold medals with a 4:2 Final score. They played teams from all over the county during the last two weeks, having trained with Mr Paul and Damien since January. This is a huge achievement.Today, 11 supporters cheered them, non-stop from.
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,.
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!