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.


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 |
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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 |
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Wandesforde!


30th November 2016

Christmas has started early at Wandesforde School! As you can see, we all have been very busy preparing our Christmas Shoeboxes for Team Hope. The school has sent 46 beautifully packaged shoeboxes to children in poorer parts of the world … Read More »

Category Blog, Christmas, Music, Special Occasions |
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Here ye, here ye! The Middle Room travels to the Middle Ages!


3rd November 2016

The Middle Room took a trip back in time to the days of the Normans, looking at where the Normans came from and how they lived. We took a virtual tour around a Minecraft Norman castle, visiting all the main … Read More »

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Happy Halloween from the Junior Classroom!


30th October 2016

This October,  the Junior Classroom have been as busy as ever! As it’s the last month of Autumn, the children printed their own Colourful Autumnal Trees using wooden corks to brighten up our classroom! In Science, the children learned about the … Read More »

Category Blog, Class Work, Hallow'een, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, SPHE, Sports, Visual Arts |