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.

Happy Christmas from the Junior Classroom!

4th January 2017

The past couple of weeks has been busy once again! During November, the Junior Classroom attended a Science Workshop in the Library on the theme of flight. The children really enjoyed the presentation and made their own very colourful kites … Read More »

Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Merry Christmas from 5th & 6th Class!

22nd December 2016

The pupils in the Senior Room have had lots on in December to keep them busy! We lit candles in our candle holders which we painted back in November. We created Nativity scenes and Christmas snowmen in Art. In History … Read More »

Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, History, Irish, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, School Outings, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

The Middle Room bring the house down and build a crib!

21st December 2016

The highlight of December activities had to be the Christmas show where the Middle Room performed a mix of modern and classic musical numbers, including some from Frozen and Oliver. All the children’s practice and hard work paid off  as … Read More »

Category Blog, Christmas, Drama, English, Funky Kids, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

November News from 5th & 6th Class

7th December 2016

November has been another fun and busy month in the senior room. We began the month by learning all about keeping dogs as pets and safety around them when The Dog’s Trust came to visit. In Art we created candle … Read More »

Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, Local Visits, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Printing fun in Wandesforde!

7th December 2016

We enjoyed a visit from heritage expert Órla Bates on Wednesday. Órla spoke to the classes about different areas of biodiversity (our next Green Flag theme) and did printing workshops based on birds, mammals and fish with the pupils. Everyone … Read More »

Category Blog, Class Work, Green Flag, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Middle Room brought to their senses!

3rd December 2016

November saw the Middle Room becoming more acquainted with their own senses. Our topic in science was ‘Sound’ and as part of that we learned all about our ears. We also looked at how sound is actually made. In SPHE … Read More »

Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Science, SPHE, Visual Arts |