Second Class Receive Their First Holy Communion.

Second Class Receive  Their  First Holy Communion.

We could not commend these young children enough. They fully appreciated and understood the meaning behind their third sacrament: First Holy Communion. They were responsive, reverent and attentive during their very special mass. Their teachers, Ms Claire and Ms Gemma agreed that all the preparation and attention to detail made for a very special ceremony. The choir of 27 and 4 musicians from Fourth, Fifth and Sixth were superb, having.

‘Here Come the Girls’…..

‘Here Come the Girls’…..

Well done to Lila Galway from Fifth Class. We were delighted that she received a coveted commendation in the national Texaco Art Competition! Lila has always been creative and her ‘Variations of a Sky’, really impressed the judges. Unfortunately, her painting will remain in Dublin until she receives her prize, but I will post a photo of it in June. We are thrilled for her. Also Mr Paul was delighted.

🌱🍃 Parents Volunteer to Tidy School Grounds.👍

🌱🍃 Parents Volunteer to Tidy School Grounds.👍

Many thanks to the 9 parents and young helpers who arrived to school on a sunny Saturday morning: Paudie, Samantha and Kayden Sugrue, Cathy and Ken Fitzgerald, Tom and Adam O Brien, Ger Breen, Mike Ross, Ciara, Eric and Colin Buckley, Cliona Caplis, Tara, Ben and David Cullinan. We cleared hedgerows, pruned bushes, swept the HUGE yards, cleared drains, tidied organic garden and wrapped it all up with tea and.

Take a closer look..laptops work best……it’s been a h’egg’tic week or two….

Take a closer look..laptops work best……it’s been a h’egg’tic week or two….

Thanks for keeping an eye on our website! Here are some photo-reports of our IT Tralee Sport activities, gardening, art etc. Unfortunately photos and reports work best on a laptop, due to an in’egg’splicable wordpress blip. You all received your Newsletter by email today, detailing all that’s going on here. But please dig deeper and take a look at our Science/STEM log too. It’s a Weebly link and you can.

Sonia O’ Sullivan at Junior Tralee Park Run.

Sonia O’ Sullivan at Junior Tralee Park Run.

Sonia ran with all the Tralee primary school children, this morning in the town park! What a super atmosphere and the weather was just perfect! She is a fantastic athlete and ambassador for Park Runs all over the country. Well done to all the boys and girls: Ar fheabhas ar fad!! Sonia greeted every runner (150+) as they passed the 2km line. Fabulous lady- sharing her Mother’s Day with all.

Congratulations to Sixth Class on their Confirmation.

Congratulations to Sixth Class on their Confirmation.

The sun shone brightly yesterday on this important day. Congratulations to all our Sixth Class pupils. It was a really lovely ceremony with all the children fully cogniscent of it’s importance. Special thanks to Bishop Ray Browne, St John’s parochial office, the teachers and priests who worked so hard to prepare all the candidates from our local schools. Mr Paul and I were very proud of them all and we.

Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!

Beannachtaí na  Féile Pádraig oraibh!

Bhuel, is dócha go bhfuil drochaimsir ag teacht orainn an deireadh seachtaine seo….ach bainigí sult as na grianghraif ón halla! Craic, ceol agus rince 🙂

Engineering Week steamed ahead…..

Engineering Week steamed ahead…..

What fantastic engineering and creativity in Senior Infants. They extended their Aistear theme,Transport, by creationg HUGE 3D Buses, trains,rockets, cars, ships and buses. Well done to all involved and thank you parents for the wide range of boxes. They had great fun and approached the whole week’s activity with great enthusiasm.

Golfing in Barrow.🏌️‍♀️

Golfing in Barrow.🏌️‍♀️

Fifth and Sixth received a generous invitation and welcome from Richard Barrett in Barrow Golf Club. They enjoyed a powerpoint presentation, lunch and played lots of golf, of course! Thank you! Ghey had a great time.⛳

Great Characters on World Book Day and Great Toppings on Pancake Tuesday.

Great Characters on World Book Day and Great Toppings on Pancake Tuesday.

I had trouble finding classes last Wednesday! Some of the classrooms were empty! Eventually, I found Sixth Class reading to Second, Fourth reading to Senior Infants. Fifth Reading to First. Third reading to Junior Infants. It was a great day….lots of reading, chatting, older children connecting with younger. Sharing books is probably the most important and rewarding learning activity you can do with a child. Highly recommended for every child.

Sixth Class love the halla and so too do the Lego Club!

Sixth Class love the halla and so too do the Lego Club!

Sixth are a very sporty class: enjoying and exceling in all kinds of sport and games. All classes are enjoying the IT coaches and Mr Paul likes to keep Sixth Class active and alert! Mr Damien’s Lego Club makes great use of the space too, when they test their cars…

Fota Island, Croke Park and Paris….AT LAST!

Fota Island, Croke Park and Paris….AT LAST!

Well done, everyone! You have all arrived fitter and more focused than when ypu left Tralee last October….

Scientists and Artists in First and Fifth….TALENT!

Scientists and Artists in First and Fifth….TALENT!

The children in Ms Gemma’s room (First/Second) enjoyed mixing bicarbonate of soda and vinegar to produce explosive carbon dioxide. Fifth and Sixth Classes know no end to their creativity, as their unique frames continue to be a best seller!!

Aistear is back in Senior Infants.

Aistear is back in Senior Infants.

Ms Caroline sets up fantastic stations in the afternoons so that all the children can start first thing in the morning. They really enjoy it and role-playing is their favourite activity. They have been really busy.

Great excitement as runners will soon reach their destinations!

Great excitement as runners will soon reach their destinations!

Infant runners will reach Fota Island next Tuesday 20th. We can’t wait to see all the animals in the yard at 1.15pm! Middle Classes will reach Croke Park and on Wednesday 21st the Seniors will arrive in Paris to have a typically french lunch. The kids are really excited. Take a look at Fifth/Fourth/Third Class art and craft work, as they look forward to the big day! Also our Senior.

Parent Participation in Class.

Parent Participation in Class.

Garda Gerald Breen commanded great attention from our Junior Infants as he descibed what being a Garda is like from day to day. The children asked him lots of questions about catching robbers and being brave. James O’ Donoghue spoke to Fourth, Fifth and Sixth classes about the strong link between team sports and wellbeing. He especially commended all the girls in Caherleaheen and urged even more to participate in.

Grandparents Day.

Grandparents Day.

What a lovely day we had! Fr Seán Jones led our ceremony and the children read their appreciations of all that grandparents do for families. Fr Dan blessed the packed hall with a Brigid Cross and Fr Seán blessed our throats with candles in honour of St Blaise. The afternoon was filled with chat, tea and delicious baking by Rang a Cúig. Thank you all for coming.

Lá na Seantuismitheoirí & Lá Fhéile Bríde. This Friday 1pm. Bigí Ann!

Lá na Seantuismitheoirí & Lá Fhéile Bríde. This Friday 1pm. Bigí Ann!

We are eagerly looking forward to greeting you all! Traditionally, Feb 1st is regarded as the first day of Spring, but after a mild December/January, it looks like winter has finally arrived. That didn’t stop parents, teachers and children from gathering rushes and making hundreds of beautiful crosses all this week. Huge thanks to MrDamien, Ms Gillian, Mr Paul for great enthusiasm and patience sa halla! Many thanks too to.

2019? Looking Good!

2019? Looking Good!

We are all well settled into our routine and very busy. Everyone enjoyed the Christmas break but we were equally glad to meet up with friends and colleagues. A lot has happened in the last fortnight. Take a look at some of our recent activities. Our afterschool Lego Club is fully subscribed and we hope to provide a club thereafter for other classes. Mr Damien is delighted with donations and.

Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh go léir!

Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh go léir!

Happy New Year,everyone! Wishing all our children and staff, our BoM and all our loved ones a healthy and happy 2019. See you all next Monday 7th January.

More Christmas Crackers!

More Christmas Crackers!

Merry Christmas everyone from all of us here in Caherleaheen. Parents, you will find the latest and last vimeo, by clicking ‘read more’. Also, check your emails today to find your newsletter and Vimeo password. Wishing you all a very happy Christmas 🌲

Christmas Coffee Brunch! Tues 18th 11.30pm-DVDs, Class Calendars, Festive Frames, local Jam, Cakes, Carols, Chats…

Christmas Coffee Brunch! Tues 18th 11.30pm-DVDs, Class Calendars, Festive Frames, local Jam, Cakes, Carols, Chats…

Do you want to win a Christmas tree in our free draw? All adult visitors to our Christmas Coffee day will be entered! So make sure you get your free ticket on the way in and sign it with your mobile phone number. Draw is on the day! Buy Caherleaheen jam and enjoy a treat with your coffee. We are really looking forward to seeing you all. Some DVDs and.

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.

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