Here is the result of our Parents’ Survey on Homeschooling

Please click Read More to find the blue link to the data. Thank you so much….all 80 families! We are very encouraged by all that you are doing and how you are embracing homeschooling. Your support means so much to ALL the staff and most importantly to your kids. Stay positive. This will have a huge effect on how your children approach home-schooling. Make sure you have hours and hours.

How do our Gardens and Children Grow?

How do our Gardens and Children Grow?

Birds (and their fledglings during April ) are really busy these days. Many of our pupils are lucky enough to live within 2km of trees and shrubs, not to mention that many of us are blessed to have a wee garden. Bird watching and bird ‘scoring’ can be great fun! You can find the top ten birds locally and score them. Check out CaherleaheenTeachers (Facebook Pg) for more info on.

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!🌈☘💚

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!🌈☘💚

Last Wednesday, we decided to hold our Paddy Dash, our Céilí Mór sa Halla agus Tráth na gCeist! Little did we know then that schools would be required to close the following day or that our daily lives would change so dramatically. Here are some pics which show the life and vibrancy which children bring to our lives, in contrast with the eerie silence on Thursday afternoon, when we said.

World Book Day!

World Book Day!

Our characters arrived proudly in all their finery, many carrying their ‘current favourite’ books. We were very impressed by their individual summaries, when they shared with their peers the reasons why they loved particular characters, favourite authors and illustrators. There is no doubt that we have an army of book lovers in our classrooms, thanks to all the encouragement from parents and teachers.

May the Force be with us! Engineers Week.

May the Force be with us! Engineers Week.

Ms Caroline’s class had a hugely informative and educational outing to Tralee IT this morning. Static electricity and electrical circuits were expertly explored and pupils enjoyed the active demonstrations. Great feedback from our pupils when they returned. Many thanks to Rose Travel for another safe journey to Dromtacker. Mr Damien’ afterschool Lego Club is a hit and LegoWeDo packs were supplied by Michelle Culloty (PDST facilitator)

Friday Pizza Time!

Friday Pizza Time!

Ms Claire, Bríd and Rang a hAon put their procedural writing class into action! Well done to all the hungry chefs! Bhí spóirt mór acu sa chistin agus d’ith siad a ndóthain!

The ‘GREEN’ DREAM TEAM!!

The ‘GREEN’ DREAM TEAM!!

Darragh Reen returned yet again, with his mates, Corn Uí Mhuirí Champions, after beating The ‘Sem’ Killarney (handsomely). CBS The Green are now Munster Colleges Champions and if they can nail the semi-final on March 21st, they will play in Croke, giving chase to the Hogan Cup. Can you imagine the pride we felt as we welcomed Darragh and two other former Caherleaheen pupils. David and Jack Moriarty ( Kerry.

Míle Buíochas Libh! Pancóga Blasta le hAghaidh Pieta House.

Míle Buíochas Libh! Pancóga   Blasta le hAghaidh Pieta House.

Content and Language Integrated Learning Support

Content and Language Integrated Learning Support

We secured funds to enable our pupils to enjoy and share books in their native language. We are sure that parents will enjoy reading time at home! Dziękuję ci, míle buíochas agus gracias, Ms Claire!

Great Weekend News: Swimming,Tae-Kwando, Irish Dancing and Athletics!

Great Weekend News:  Swimming,Tae-Kwando, Irish Dancing and Athletics!

What great swimmers, athletes, dancers and fighters 🙂 We have an great participation and success rate, generally, but these young swimmers enjoyed an extra special, superb weekend! We are so proud of them. Our Senior Relay swimmer won a Silver medal in the Tralee Community Games. AND one of our boys won a stunning individaual Gold medal (by at least 5 metres ) in the 100m backstroke. Our Senior individual.

Registration of New Pupils: Tuesday 18th @ 7pm.

Registration of New Pupils: Tuesday 18th @ 7pm.

There will be a warm, heartfelt welcome to parents of new enrollees ’20/’21. Our Induction and Registration Night is always an informative evening and a great opportunity for parents to get an overview of our culture and ethos, initiatives, schedules, teaching and learning objectives, curriculum and lots of good hints! There will be opportunity to meet some staff and ask any questions in preparation for your child’s first day in.

Great Work in Literacy!

Great Work in Literacy!

New Bus Service to Caherleaheen.

New Bus Service to Caherleaheen.

Ryall’s Travel will open new bus routes to Caherleaheen NS from April. It will be available to pupils from local areas such as Manor, Ballyard, Castlemaine Rd. This service ticks a lot of boxes and will cut down on traffic congestion, driving and collection time, not to mention our daily carbon footprint. Sixth Class have been exploring transport in History and STEM. Some of these modes were used not so.

Lá na Seanthuismitheoirí & Lá Fhéile Bríde.

Lá na Seanthuismitheoirí & Lá Fhéile Bríde.

Rinneamar crosanna do Lá Bríde sa halla, agus ár dtuismitheoirí ag cabhrú linn! Míle buíochas libh. Bhí an-trathnónana againn. Fr Dan arrived and blessed the crosses. The children in Second Class brought them to 10pm mass on Sunday to give to the congregation. Fr Dan will arrive tomorrow, in honour of St Blaise, for the blessing of our throats.

Na Gaeil Abú!

Na Gaeil Abú!

Cuireadh céad míle fáilte roimh Na Gaeil, go háirithe roimh Mr Paul agus Darragh Reen (iar-dhalta). Shúil siad ár ‘Hall of Fame’ agus fuair siad bualadh bos mór ónár ndaltaí agus múinteoirí! Mr Paul ,the eldest on the team and Darragh, the youngest, gave the whole school a night off homework. All the players spoke to the children and we are very grateful that they spent time with us! Well.

Lot’s of News! A Great Start to 2020…..(click ‘Read More’ tab…..if you want to know more:)

Lot’s of News! A Great Start to 2020…..(click ‘Read More’ tab…..if you want to know more:)

Congratulations to all the entrepreneurs in Fifth Class! Our Twitter account tracked the four wonderful teams, who progressed to the D.Day: Dragon’s Den, yesterday. The winning product was announced today: Multi-Bands👏👏. Well done to all on this team! We are immensely proud of how all the teams congratulated the winners, commiserated with each other, hugged and held the odd tear back. The world would be a better place if we.

Parents Association & CSC

Many thanks are due to Louise L and Aisling F for attending a planning meeting with our Students Council. They explored many ideas on how best to claim our prize and get best use of our 10 sessions in the Kerry Sport Academy. Everyone listened to all the various suggestions, and hopefully our schedule will please all the children between now and June. We also agreed to defer some sessions.

Amended School Calendar for Terms 2 and 3.

Dear Parents, please be aware that the DoES requires all national schools to attend PLC ( new Primary Language Curriculum)  courses throughout the year. Therefore, our school was closed on Monday January 13th 2020, for PLC training. We are also required to take a half day to train (PLC) as a staff in Term 2 and another half day in Term 3. Our Term 3 date has yet to be.

School Closed on Mon 13th Jan.

School Closed on Mon 13th Jan.

Primary school teachers are required to attend in-service training, on various days, this academic year. Caherleaheen staff will attend their training day, next Monday in the Tralee Education Centre, with two other local schools. Apologies to our parents for any inconvenience. No doubt, our pupils will find it a great pleasure, to curl up in bed for an extra snooze, on a typically, dark Mon morning!

🎄🎄 Nollaig Shona daoibh go léir! 🎄🎄

🎄🎄 Nollaig Shona daoibh go léir! 🎄🎄

We wish all our families in Caherleaheen NS a very happy and peaceful Christmas. It has been a busy and enjoyable few weeks! Christmas has finally arrived and we hope that everyone will enjoy the break.

Mangahigh Acknowledges Caherleaheen’s Top Scorers in Maths.

Mangahigh Acknowledges Caherleaheen’s Top Scorers in Maths.

Liam arrived (all the way from South Africa, no less!) to investigate our wee school. He told us he was feeling cold in Ireland but was traveling around the country to acknowledge the schools which had sparkled while engaging with our national Maths Week Challenge (10 days actually). We are really proud of all our pupils and we tracked their effort and individual progress as they engaged with all the.

What a Festive Spread!

What a Festive Spread!

The goodwill and generosity of our parents and pupils shone yet again! Thank you all for your effort, your enthusiasm and the most delicious spread of cakes and savoury foods. Thank you all for taking the time to leave work and arrive with friends and spend some time with children, staff and parents. The children really enjoyed ‘taking the stage’ and giving festive songs yet another blast. Send pics to.

Caherleaheen Student Council. (CSC 2019/20)

Caherleaheen Student Council. (CSC 2019/20)

Congratulations to the new members of our CSC: Izzy Scannell (Chairperson), Will Leahy (Joint-Chairperson), Tadhg Falvey (Secretary), Shane Crossan (Joint-Secretary), Luke Hanafin (Treasurer), Niamh Fitzgibbon (Joint Treasurer), Fionán Brosnan & Igor Hanzel (Health and Wellbeing,) Daisy O’ Sullivan (Advertising), Niamh O’ Regan & Aaron Crean (Entertainment).

Another Busy & Engaging Fortnight…..Science, Robots,Votebots, Book Fair, km challenge, girls Futsal news and more……!!!

Another Busy & Engaging Fortnight…..Science, Robots,Votebots, Book Fair, km challenge, girls Futsal news and more……!!!

Our super-duper Parent Association held yet another great Book Fair. We had huge interest from parents and pupils. The selection of books was most impressive and competitively priced. It was great seeing so many parents, at such an early hour each morning, browsing and handling books as they bargained….. with their offspring! But it was most heartening to see how keen our young readers are to read, buy, swop, share.

JIGSAW KERRY FUNDRAISER…..Eeeeeek!

JIGSAW KERRY FUNDRAISER…..Eeeeeek!

We had super fun today. Bhí gach páiste gléasta suas, nuair a shroich siad an scoil ar maidin. Most children brought €2 or more! (Thank you!). We raised €443! We intend rounding this off to a neat and tidy sum of €500. Well done, everyone! It would not have been possible without the talented face-painters from Art and Hobby : Parent Michelle O’ Connor and her assistant Shannon. The kids.

A Great Week of Maths Fun!

A Great Week of Maths Fun!

Well done to all the children for sharing their Math Games with their partner classes! It meant that children had to show younger children how to play the games! They had fantastic fun and even though some of the challenges were tough, they enjoyed every minute of it! On Tuesday Junior Math Fair was hosted by Sixth Class. I cannot recommend Sixth enough! Such great organisers they are! Then on.

Hurling Heaven!

Hurling Heaven!

These fantastic young hurlers won the South Kerry Hurling Perpetual Shield u 11, (Division 1 League). The U 10s won the Donie Brosnan Tournament, which was played in the Fitzgerald Stadium! They are all great friends and they LOVE playing with the Parnells. Training will start again in early spring. Bigí ann!

Sacrament of Confirmation: Date.

St John’s has notified us of our Confirmation date : Thursday 26th March. at 11am.

Environmental Science Outing with Rang 3.

Environmental Science Outing with Rang 3.

We had a glorious day in Ballyheigue recently! The children discovered an array of seaweeds, anemones, shellfish and fish. Every net and bucket was fully employed! It was a busy day, full of teamwork, games and fishy surprises. Please see photos on our Twitter and Facebook page.

Artists at work…

Artists at work…

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