• School Outings

School Outings

The school endeavours to take all pupils on an educational tour annually. These tours cover a wide and varied choice of venues of an educational, environmental and historical nature. This year Junior Infants – 2nd class are going to Rathwood in Tullow to the Chocolate Factory and also for a walk in Rath Forest and Falconry. The Senior classes from 3rd – 6th class are going to the Adventure Centre in Baltinglass.

Our Discoveries in the Discovery Park!

Date posted: 26th May 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Science |

The Junior Classroom visited the Discovery Park earlier this month to observe and record aspects of nature around them in early Summer!

We saw “white candles” on the Horse Chestnut Trees!

There were beautiful bluebells to greet us along our way!

We saw wild mushrooms,

cow parsley,

some minibeasts,

a gaggle of geese and

we even got to blow a dandelion clock!

No trip to the Discovery Park would be complete without a trip to the Timber Tumbles Playground!

Our Train Drivers!!

Sand Artists at work!!

Slides & swings to entertain us all!!

We had great fun with our friends!

Thank you to Mrs. Murtagh for escorting us down to the park and helping the children in their Nature Trail Activity.

Date posted: 26th May 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, Junior Classroom, Local Visits, Science |

Our School Tour this May!!

Date posted: 9th May 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, School Outings |

Once again we have come to that time of year again for our Annual School Tour! This year the whole school will travel together to the Irish Heritage Park in Ferrycarraig, Co. Wexford on Thursday, 29th May 2014. On this day, the children will have a guided tour of the Heritage Park as well as participate in a Brass Rubbing Workshop at the centre.

 Following this, the whole school will venture back to Kilkenny city, where they will have their lunch in Eddie Rockets followed by a game of bowling with their classmates and teachers in KBowl!

We’re all looking forward to it 🙂

Date posted: 9th May 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, School Outings |

Local History & Folklore!

Date posted: 22nd January 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Local Visits, Middle Classroom |

On Tuesday, 21st January, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class visited the Thomas Coogan Library in Castlecomer!  Mary, the librarian invited us down to listen to stories of local people from years ago.  She showed us a project that was written in 1938 by local school children.  The project contained memoirs and traditions in the local area. 

She also invited us to take part in a similar project this year.  Over the next few months, we must collect photographs of interest and write a similar memoir or story to accompany the photo.  Our work will then be published in a collection with other schools and hopefully children will appreciate our work in 100 years time!

We also had an opportunity to look at the census of 1901 and other items of interest.  Some children spotted their family name!

Thank you Mary for a really interesting history lesson!

 

 

Date posted: 22nd January 2014 | Category Blog, Class Work, English, History, Local Visits, Middle Classroom |

Autumn Fun in the Middle Room!

Date posted: 14th October 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, Local Visits, Middle Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

Over the past number of weeks, the children in 1st, 2nd & 3rd Class have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the beautiful season of Autumn.  As well as completing lots of Art activities in school, we also went on a nature walk to the Discovery Park.  We identified many species of trees and berries and were constantly on the look out for animals and birds that are getting ready for the Winter…

The children were each given a sheet with lots of pictures to identify the many leaves and berries found in the woodland area.  As we spotted them, we ticked them off on our sheet.  We found some horse chestnuts…

Some mushrooms…

We also walked by the 2 lakes in the Demesne…

We also spotted a pot-bellied pig and a donkey!  They both came over to say hello to us all!

After all that walking and searching, the children enjoyed a few minutes in “Timber Tumbles”, the playground in the Discovery Park.  We had a great day…

Here are some pictures of our Autumn displays in the classroom…

Well done 1st, 2nd and 3rd Class!

 

Date posted: 14th October 2013 | Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, Local Visits, Middle Classroom, Science, Visual Arts |

Our School Tour at Dunmore East Adventure Centre

Date posted: 31st May 2013 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, School Outings, Senior Classroom |

On Thursday, 30th May 2013, the whole school travelled to Dunmore East Adventure Centre for their annual school tour. The weather didn’t disappoint us with blue skies and warm sunshine all day long!

 The whole school participated in both land and water based activities.

 Archery proved to be a real hit with the children. The full-filled challenges on the target board kept the children focussed and brought lots of unusual results at the end of the activity!!

 After this, believe it or not, the children were allowed to climb the walls in the Adventure Centre!! This proved to be a very enjoyable activity for all the children as they all got to experience an hour in the life of Spiderman and Spiderwoman!

 

At 12 o’clock, the children all sat together to eat their lunch outside overlooking the water.

 

The water based activities proved to be most enjoyable for all the children. They pedalled the pedal boats, paddled the kayaks, bounced on the water trampoline and enjoyed the thrill of the jetboat ride!

 

The tour was a great day for the children and teachers alike and the children’s behaviour was excellent from start to finish. A big thank you to the teachers and staff for all their assistance on the tour.

We hope you all had a memorable day 🙂

Date posted: 31st May 2013 | Category Blog, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, School Outings, Senior Classroom |