Christmas Crackers!

Christmas Crackers!

Dermot Crean posted this on traleetoday.ie It’s really funny. Many thanks to Michelle C for this wonderful video. And special thanks to the children for enlightening us!

NAME in a FRAME (or whatever you fancy!). Fifth and Sixth Class are taking orders!

NAME in a FRAME (or whatever you fancy!).  Fifth and Sixth Class are taking orders!

There are so many possibilities with this year’s J.E.business. You can have a bit of fun, designing your scrabble/crossword ideas on paper. Use the order forms. Then our busy beavers will set to work….and make your frame/s. They are perfect as Christmas presents, Newborn presents, Valentine frames, Grandparent gifts, Positive or Humourous Phrases and Greetings. €12 for one, €22 for two and they are an absolute steal at €30 for.

So, why are we running? Where are we running to? Why are we seeking line-sponsors? Why bother?

So, why are we running? Where are we running to? Why are we seeking line-sponsors? Why bother?

Why? We are running/jogging/jalking to feel good, feel stronger each passing day. We are running to breathe and grab a chat with our buddy. We are running to be……running and happily, mindlessly running. We are running because we can and we enjoy moving and feeling the air/wind/rain/sun. Where? Miles and miles to Cork, Dublin and Paris. Why sponsor us? We are running to read, to learn to bolster our Literacy.

We reap what we sow.

We reap what we sow.

Ms Brid sows many seeds and nurtures each and every child whom she works with each year. She overlooks, co-ordinates and plans all our literacy lift-offs, our Green-flag and MUCH MUCH more. Right now, she needs lots of clean jars. We will sterilize them in school. She hopes to make jam with all the children who froze berries last Sept….So please send in your jars. We will sell them for.

Let’s take greater care of what we do and what we say to each other and to ourselves!

Let’s take greater care of what we do and what we say to each other and to ourselves!

The Bucket Fillers in First, Second and Third are really busy making sure that they help their buddies feel good about themselves- No Put Downs 🙂 The Stay Safe Programme is in full swing around the school. We hope that parents are using the opportunity to explore self-worth, safety and mental health with their children. Fourth Class are having a great time, as they post a happy leaf on the.

Art.

Art.

It’s just great to walk past Gabriel Galway’s mural. We do it many times a day, as it is now well grounded in the heart and centre of our school.It has given everyone inspiration and pause for thought. The Children of Lir mural depicts four siblings finding their true form having been trapped as swans, for 900 years. It reflects the hope of parents and teachers: that each child who.

SCIENCE WEEK: Outdoor Activities.

SCIENCE WEEK: Outdoor Activities.

Green fingers, directed by Ms Brid prepared pots and soil for planting bulbs. Children from First,Second, Third and the Green Schools Committee really enjoyed ‘digging in’ 🌱. It will be a few months before the children get to see the results of their labour.

Science Week : Active Learning

Science Week : Active Learning

All our classes were busy throughout the week: Rockets flew in Sixth and flowers turned pink and blue. Static balloons attracted ghostly tissues in Fifth. Fourth Class learned about material properties and change. Senior Infants competed with carbon dioxide bubbles and raisins.Here are some pics, with more to come.

AISTEAR : A Culinary Journey.

AISTEAR : A Culinary Journey.

Aistear is the Irish for Journey. It is a framework for Early Childhood learning which is centred around four themes: Well-being, Identity and Belonging, Communicating, and Exploring and Thinking.Senior Infants are busy learning through self-directed and teacher-led resources. Ms Caroline says that her class absolutely love their Aistear hour, as they move from station to station exploring and engaging with all things culinary.

SCIENCE WEEK : Third Class visit I.T.T.Centre

SCIENCE WEEK : Third Class visit  I.T.T.Centre

Ms Claire brought Third Class to a S.T.E.M demonstration which focused mainly on Maths and the interesting tricks which one can play with number value. It was an entertaining start to Science Week.

We Remember in November.

We Remember in November.

Father Dan led the senior classes in a prayer service to remember our loved ones who have passed away. Children sang hymns and read prayers and a lovely poem which described the welcome that God gives to all those who come to Him. Children lit candles as they carried their memory boxes to the altar. It was a lovely way to end the week and to take time to pause.

Parents Association bags €900 in Dunnes Stores! 👍

Parents Association bags €900 in Dunnes Stores! 👍

Many thanks to Cathy Fitzgerald and Louise Morrissey for co-ordinating bag-packing in Dunnes, last Saturday. The P.Association were well supported by parents, children and staff. Míle buíochas daoibh go léir. Special thanks to Dunnes Stores for the opportunity. Thanks also to Páidí Sugrue and Kaila, Tara Cullinan, Sinéad Ni Chorcra and Seán, Carol Ann Ross, Marie McMahon, Margaret Lynch O’Reilly, Sinead Dowling, Fiona Brosnan, Catriona Sargent, Eoin O’Callaghan and Darragh,.

Willow Broomsticks from our Garden.

Willow Broomsticks from our Garden.

POEM: Oh, the Witch of Caherleaheen, on her broomstick she was seen/ Flying , swooping, hovering, stooping, all at Hallowe’en./ Changing children in to …..LIZARDS, turning teachers into …..BATS! / Hairy, scary, she ain’t no fairy./Keep away from her…..black……cat! (Take a look at how our coven of witches made their broomsticks).

Enable Ireland: We raised €230.00!

Enable Ireland: We raised €230.00!

We had lots of scary characters arrive into school on the day of our Mid-term Break. And it was all in a good cause! The CSC phoned Enable Ireland at 2pm today to give them the good news. We RAISED €230.00. All the children should be so proud! We had great fun today, too: Science experiments in Fourth. Fifth Class made real willow broomsticks They also swept leaves and helped.

Caherleaheen Student Council (CSC)

Caherleaheen Student Council (CSC)

Well done to CSC ! They are busy and active! They have already approved and tweaked sketches of a mural which has been commissioned by our BoM. How exciting! They are currently promoting a fundraiser for Enable Ireland (Kerry Branch). Each child is asked to donate €1 on Thursday, when dressing up in Hallowe’en costumes. Our council members are: David Curtin (Co-Chairperson), Ava Mc Gough (Co-Chairperson). Jane Lynch (Secretary), Shauna.

Maths Week 2018

Maths Week 2018

Maths Week proved yet again to be a huge success. The children from senior classes created games that made maths interactive and fun for Junior and Senior infant classes. Most of these games could easily sell well in the open market: creative, challenging and attractive. Parents helped bring their ideas to fruition. Thank you! Thanks too to all the teachers who set up challenges that targeted strands such as number.

Children’s Survey Results on Literacy.

Here are the results of the Literacy Surveys, which children completed recently. Third and Fourth Class completed Survey A. Fifth and Sixth Class completed Survey B. Please click Read More to find links SURVEY A SURVEY B

Park Runs and Allianz Cumann na mBunscol

Park Runs and Allianz Cumann na mBunscol

It was lovely to see four of our regular runners from Caherleaheen NS enjoying their Sunday run at Tralee Park Run. The sun was shining and there were so many kids from Tralee and surrounding villages: Ardfert, Blennerville, Firies. Warm-ups start at 9.20am. The 2km run finishes at 9:45, tops. Parents jog along too.VHI joined in last Sunday and gave our runners a big applause with healthy treats etc. We.

Do this in Memory.

Second Class will begin their first of a series of ‘Do this in Memory’ masses, this coming Sunday at 10am in MARY IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CHURCH in Rathass. St John’s office apologises for any confusion-an administrative blip! They will issue hardcopies of new dates and times to each child soon. In the mean-time you will find days and dates of all these special masses by clicking ‘Parents’ in the menu above..

Biodiversity…….all around us.

Biodiversity…….all around us.

Well, blackberry season is well and truly over (folklore reminds us that the púca spits on blackberries in October) and even the sloes have ripened prematurely. Storm Callum shook the ash trees vigorously, covering all our yard and blocking our drains. Sixth Class spent 20mins sweeping and clearing the yard with me. I really appreciate that! They loved it. Huge thanks to Ms Brid, Gemma and Gillian for their work/enthusiasm.

Creeeeepy Corridors!

Creeeeepy Corridors!

We teachers are feeling a little uneasy…..creaky hinges in school and spells in the yard! But, the children love the anticipation. Hallowe’en approaches and winter beckons….. …..[/caption]

Teaching and Learning.

Teaching and Learning.

There is no doubt that teaching and learning is what we are all about. Take a look at our ‘work in progress’.

Meet our first ever Caherleaheen Student Council. (CSC)

Meet our  first ever Caherleaheen Student Council. (CSC)

Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Classes met in the hall to hear 22 nominees present themselves to the school public. We were genuinely impressed by the quality of their speeches, their ideals and their opinions on how a student council can improve the culture and experiences for all our school community. 80+ children voted and all agreed that all the nominees were excellent.There are now 10 children elected to the council!.

Ballygarry Hotel Welcomes our Young Entrepreneurs of the Future.

Ballygarry Hotel Welcomes our Young Entrepreneurs of the Future.

Fifth Class are investigating what makes a business succeed in this world. Is it a ‘bright idea’? Or is hard work, passion and skill involved? Could it be interpersonal skills, character and an interest in people? Could it be about seeing a need/a market/a problem and solving, meeting that need? Pádraig and Tadhg McGillicuddy, of Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa, are leaders in the Hospitality and Tourism industry. Both managers.

Kerry Hospice Thanks Caherleaheen.

Kerry Hospice Thanks Caherleaheen.

Fourth Class proudly presented €540 to Nuala Finnegan and Maura Sullivan of Kerry Hospice. They asked us to thank all of the children, parents and friends who supported this special cause. Special thanks must go to the families in Fourth Class who delighted everyone with their delicious cakes and buns. Ms Mary thanked Ms Brid for co-ordinating the Coffee Event.

Fourth Class and Junior Infant Weeblies!

Parents and children from Junior Infants and Fourth Class can access Weebly platforms by clicking the ‘KIDS’ tab on the menu above.

Aoise Healy returns to Caherleaheen with a Bronze European Swimming Medal!

Aoise Healy returns to Caherleaheen with a  Bronze European Swimming Medal!

Aoise arrived to the hall and the whole school was waiting for her. What a cheer she got! She won and brought home a bronze medal from the European Halliwick Gala in Kracow, Poland. She described her weekly training schedule, not just in swimming, but also athletics with the wonderful Tralee Harriers Athletics Club. (She also continues her gynastics). Then she told us how she progressed to the European’s. Last.

Cumann na mBunscoil. Caherleaheen DRIVES ahead.

Cumann na mBunscoil. Caherleaheen DRIVES ahead.

Our footballers from Fourth, Fifth and Sixth played superbly today against stiff and tough/rough competition. We are very proud of their behaviour and their skill. Just look at the three winning results they achieved today. What a HAT-TRICK!. Against Listellig 4.7 v 0.2. Defeating Moyderwell 5.12 v 0.2. And finally they beat Castleisland : 4.9 v 0.7. Many thanks to Paul and Damien for the great encouragement. Caherleaheen also got.

€539.15 raised for Kerry Hospice Foundation.THANK YOU ALL!

€539.15 raised for Kerry Hospice Foundation.THANK YOU ALL!

Thank you all for supporting our Hospice Coffee Event. Fourth Class are top class bakers! Their delicious buns ,cakes and jams flew off the tables and everything was eaten. Ms Brid co-ordinated the event and everyone who attended really enjoyed the atmosphere and the yummy treats. Well done everyone!We also held our Biodiversity Day and celebrated the harvest from our school garden and the fruits from the hedgegrows and trees.

Tralee Parnells bring the Mangan Cup to Caherleaheen.

Tralee Parnells bring the Mangan Cup to Caherleaheen.

  Surely, hurling/camogie ranks highly as one of the greatest team sports on the globe! Kerry football fans would agree! Therefore, it was with great pride that the senior classes welcomed and cheered our young U.12 Tralee Parnell hurlers, when they presented the Managan Cup to Caherleaheen NS, last Friday. They derailed Dr Crokes last month, a great club that has dominated this competition for years. Tralee Parnells club has.

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