The Kerry Ladies Camogie team visited the school yesterday. They recently won the Munster Final against Cork. Comhgairdeachas. They showed us their trophy and spoke about the importance of taking part in sports and having fun along the way. They gave us a night off Homework which we were thrilled with .
Click below to watch the excellent slide show of photographs taken by Natalie Maher and uploaded on vimeo by Michelle Culloty. Enjoy this treat! And while I have your attention, may I take this opportunity to thank everyone for your warm generous support, on a night which the children will not forget too soon!
Aidan O’ Mahony has danced his way into the hearts of everyone in Caherleaheen NS. He has donated a signed Jersey to our Fashion Fundraising Event. We know there are probably plenty of hotels and pubs who would gladly bid each other to get this jersey, but we thought the audience would appreciate buying raffle tickets on the night. You can buy them …..(click on ‘Read more’)….You can buy them.
God Bless Second Class! Frs Piotr and Dan co-celebrated a lovely mass, while singers and musicians from Sixth enhanced the ceremony. We were all very impressed by the respectful behaviour, the readings, prayers and the warm atmosphere. Everyone went back to the school for refreshments, delicious food, a chat and photographs.THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP!
More than 120 entrance tickets sold in half an hour yesterday at our Ticket Pop Up Desk! Today, Friday, in one hour, we sold 150! NEXT POP UP DESK: TUESDAY 9th 1.30pm-2:15pm and WED.10th 8.30am-9.15am
Thanks are due to the Sixth Class parents and children who arrived on Saturday morning, during the holidays, armed with yard brushes and a steely determination. They swept all the grit, dirt and residue which had accumulated after the building had been power-washed. Your help is truly appreciated. It’s great to start T.3 with the yard and school looking clean and tidy.Let’s keep it that way!
It was a busy week. Our hurlers and soccer players played in two Blitzes. They won some, lost some and drew some. Well done! Chicks hatched in First Class. Easter art and crafts filled our walls and tables. Fathers Dan, Piotr and Seamus attended to our Sacrament of Reconciliation ceremony.The Basketball WARRIORS paid us a visit, causing wild cheers in the yard. Finally, CRAZY HAIR DAY arrived. Click ‘Read more’.
The excitement is unbelievable! Shrieks of delight and the most uplifting sound of chirping filled our corridor. First Class are taking excellent care of our new Easter Chicks!Click on First C blog🐣
Joan Rogers sent our used football and soccer jerseys to children in Africa. It is a wonderful way to connect with children who have less than us but love soccer as much as we do. Thank you to all the children in Caherleaheen who donated their jerseys.
Who would have thought that such young children could care for and handle eggs with such sensitivity. Click on First Class category to see our pics…..
Thank you Gnomes. The Garden Club dug their heels, spades trowels and forks into the soil. Their hard work at lunch break is very much appreciated by all.
All our parents attended the official launch of our books, which Ms Ann published for us through Story Bird. Each one of us got to see the final product for the first time today! We worked for many weeks creating, writing, typing and editing our stories. Our parents were thrilled with our beautifully illustrated glossy books. We read our stories to our parents. Click on the Third Class blog to.
What a beautiful day to paint a fence. Fifth class came well-prepared. They wore old clothes and some brought brushes. Ms Mary bought the paint and brushes. Mr Liam and Ms Gemma helped too. This was a really enjoyable activity, while some of Fifth Class were away at a soccer blitz.
Tara, Marie, Maura, Mums , Dads, teachers, children, neighbours and friends all helped with a big Spring Clean! A very satisfying activity at home, but an intriguing maths activity at school. Everyone tried to estimate how much we would make from this fund raiser. 1kg = 50c…… 10kg=€5.00…..100kg= €50.00 But what was the average weight of each bag…..and how many bags were stacked in the hall? 1140kg was hoisted into.
In an effort to fulfil our Green Flag commitments, the children embraced the challenge of making models of bikes, at home, from recycled materials…..Please check out the blogs for Fifth Class and our Green Flag. 🚲If only we could have given an Easter Egg to all our designers/engineers…….
We were honoured to to be chosen as sole judges for the Dingle Animation Film Festival! First and Second Classes judged 13 short animations from the very best animators in the industry, both nationally and internationally renowned. Each child marked each film from 1 to 5 marks, 5 being the ultimate score. Sixth Class tallied the scores. Our very own acclaimed animator from Fifth Class gave his personal and expert.
Design Challenge Busy at work . Planning , designing and creating Lego cars Working as a team Plenty of discussion on the best way forward. Smiles of delight as plans fall into place. Now for the real test. Which car will travel the fastest or the longest distance ???? Ready, Steady , Go. We might need to go back to the drawing board so that our cars can travel faster.
Bhaineamar an taitneamh as Seachtain na Gaeilge. Ghlac na paistí ó rang 4, 5 agus 6 páirt i dTráth na gCeist. Ar an Aoine, bhí Céilí Mór againn sa halla. Bhí ceol, craic, scéalaíocht agus rince againn. Buíochas le Ms Gemma. Mhúin sí na páistí go léir i rith na seachtaine agus nuair a tháinig an Lá Mór, bhí gach uile páiste réidh. Bhí na paistí ag smaoineamh, Ag obair.
The Bramble Club linked up with Coillte and Third Class to plant thirty trees in Ballyseedy Woods. Gillian Wharton led the ‘Bramblers’ and Ciaran Nugent of Coillte led the planting. Thank you so much! The children will keep an eye on their ‘tree nursery’ for years to come.Great work, in less than an hour.More photos on Third Class ‘blog’…..
Fourth Class attend IT Tralee for Engineer Week. Many thanks to all the parents who dropped and collected.We were treated to a fascinating insight into Bloodhound the supersonic car that hopes to break a world record by travelling at 1050 miles per hour. Special thanks to engineer David Price for our workshop. Ryan bravely assists Dave demonstrating air resistance . After a great demonstration by Ryan we found out that.
Lovely to see our school crest on our new jerseys. Many thanks due to our sponsor Paul Fitzgibbon of Fitzgibbon Interiors, who called in on Friday to make sure that they fit and that our footballers are up to the challenges and training ahead! Mr Paul has full faith and no fears. “Go néirí an bothar libh!”.
Are you brave enough to look at these photos of our gymnasts? Our kids are FEARLESS! So too are Shona White and Steven Donovan, our I.T.Tralee students who taught our children how to balance and trust gravity (and each other!). A wonderful and well organised series of lessons……thank you Shona and Steven.
What an interesting day! Thanks to the children from Fourth, Fifth and Sixth classes our youngest pupils were given sugar-free and timeless treats: Good stories! (very Lent-friendly).So many unusual characters wandering our corridors, ruffling their skirts, preening their feathers and wings, straightening their trousers, adjusting their spectacles, sharing books and whispering spells…. Thanks are due to all our parents for digging out their children’s costumes and locating their favourite books..
The teachers and children were busy mixing batters, tossing pancakes and finger licking. Its quite incredible how many pancakes were produced from such a small kitchen……a lovely aroma and just the odd puff of smoke!
Máirt na hInide. Bhíomar gnóthach inniu. Rinneamar pancóga agus bhí siad an bhlasta.
Thank you to Jimmy Mulligan who will talk to parents of Caherleaheen N.S. about mental health issues which can effect young teenagers. He offers advice on how to enable our children to be happy teenagers and adolescents. This talk is geared towards adults. http://www.jigsaw.ie/Kerry
Thanks to Ms Claire Murphy for organising the workshops.
Everyone in the school put down their pencils and headed for the yard. Ms Adrienne led a wonderful aerobic dance routine that everyone enjoyed. The sun was shining, the music was pulsing and the kids were moving!