Wandesforde National School

Wandesforde National School is a three teacher school. Rebuilt in 2007, it offers wonderful facilities and resources in a traditional stone building with plenty of grounds for parking and playing.  Located in Castlecomer in North Kilkenny, it is within a short walk of Castlecomer Discovery Park which provides fabulous opportunities for lots of nature walks and science lessons. Class sizes are small generally being 6-10 children per class.

As a school community, we endeavour to help each child reach his or her potential, all are equally valued and respected and a positive, friendly atmosphere is maintained.


Our Healthy Lunch


29th September 2016

5th and 6th class put their cooking skills to the test last week as they prepared a healthy lunch for the entire school! First of all they made loaves of brown bread to have. Later on they prepared potatoes, carrots and … Read More »

Category Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Senior Classroom |

Summer Fun in the Senior Room


4th July 2016

Another year has come and gone in the Senior Room. We have completed lots of work in different areas in the past few weeks. Take a look and see what we have been up to! In Art we created these … Read More »

Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Our End of Year Service


3rd July 2016

On Tuesday, 21st June the school held its End of Year Service in St. Mary’s Church, Castlecomer. The children in 6th Class coordinated the service alongside Rev. Burke and once again some pupils in the Senior Room performed some well … Read More »

Category Blog, Religious Education, Special Occasions |

Another Successful Sponsored Cycle!


1st July 2016

On Saturday, 11th June 2016, Wandesforde National School hosted another very successful Sponsored Cycle. This year we proudly supported Aoibheann’s Pink Tie, a National Children’s Cancer Charity. Registration started around 8 am and people had the opportunity to have a … Read More »

Category Blog, Fundraising Activities |

Here Comes the Summer!


27th June 2016

The Junior Classroom have been busy exploring many topics over the past couple of weeks in preparation for their Summer Holidays! In Art, the children did a simple weaving activity using lollipop sticks and magic wool to create some colourful … Read More »

Category Blog, Class Work, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Music, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Sports’ Day and Health Promoting Schools Picnic


20th June 2016

Our annual Sports’ Day took place on the 15th of June. There was great fun on the day as the children took part in relays, hurdles, egg and spoon, sack and three legged races. Take a look at the action … Read More »

Category Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Sport |