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 End of Year Service 2017!


23rd June 2017

Wandesforde National School held its end of year service yesterday, 22nd June in St. Mary’s Church, Castlecomer.  It was a happy and a sad occasion in one, saying goodbye to staff members and a great 6th class who will no longer … Read More »

Category Blog, Special Occasions |

May and June in the Middle Room!


21st June 2017

It has been a busy few weeks in 2nd , 3rd and 4th Class and the children have put in a great term’s work!  In English, we wrote about our sponsored cycle on the 10th June… We studied a poem … Read More »

Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Middle Classroom, Science, Subjects, Visual Arts |

Sports’ Day 2017!!!!


19th June 2017

On Friday, the 16th June, we held our annual sport’s day in Wandesforde National School!  Each year we have 5 races involving all the children.  The first race was the sprints.  The Infants had to sprint 20 metres.  1st and … Read More »

Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Sport, Sports |

Some sun & plenty of fun in 5th & 6th Class!


15th June 2017

Wow! What a busy and fun few weeks we’ve had in the Senior Room. We went on our annual school tour to Dunmore East Adventure Centre and a great time was had by all! That’s 13 meters high! We looked … Read More »

Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, School Outings, Science, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |

Farewell and Thank You!


15th June 2017

On Thursday, the 8th June 2017, we held a special assembly for Mrs. Kay Murtagh who is leaving the teaching staff after many years in our school.  The children, staff and parents were so sad to hear that she was leaving, … Read More »

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Here comes the Summer!!


5th June 2017

During the month of May, the Junior Classroom have worked very hard in all areas of the curriculum. Following the Easter Break, they drew a picture of some activities they did during their holidays! We welcomed 6 little chicks into the … Read More »

Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Science |