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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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,.
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).
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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..
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.
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]
There is no doubt that teaching and learning is what we are all about. Take a look at our ‘work in progress’.
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!.
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.
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.
Parents and children from Junior Infants and Fourth Class can access Weebly platforms by clicking the ‘KIDS’ tab on the menu above.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Even though we are very busy, we all have decided to use these three words as often as possible. We hope, parents, teachers, assistants and children will make a big effort this coming year to say ‘más é do thoil’, ‘go raibh maith agat’ agus ‘brón orm’ 👍 Click Read More…
What a wonderful group of children we received today!They chatted, drew pictures, played house, dinosaur hunt, circle time, story, colour by number and told us all about themselves. Very few tears, quickly forgotten too! WELL DONE and WELCOME to Caherleaheen! readers😀[/caption]
We were absolutely delighted to be nominated for sponsorship by Kelliher’s Inver Station in Rathass. There are so many parents and families in Caherleaheen who actively support our initiatives, our efforts and most importantly, our ethos of learning, inclusivity and mutual respect between taechers,children and parents. Huge thanks to Inver, the parents who nominated us and the children who proudly wore their uniforms. mid-July! They deserved those ice-creams and I.
Míle, míle buíochas do na tuismitheorií agus do na páistí a bhfuil ag tabhart aire iontach don ár ngáirdín scoile. Is trua nach bhfuilimid go léir ann chun sult a bhaint as an tréimhse fáis seo! Thank you to all eight families from Senior Infants!
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.