Sports

As well as covering all the strands of the Primary School Curriculum, we love to play other sports too!We enjoy basketball, hockey, rounders, hurling, swimming, spikeball, football, soccer and gymnastics.We have a sponsored 5 mile cycle for the whole school in May/June of each year.This year, there will be a combined adult/children’s cycle around Castlecomer.The adults have the option of cycling 30km or 100km!

School Tour 2016!

Date posted: 2nd June 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Hurling, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, School Outings, Senior Classroom, Sports |

On Thursday May 26th we all enjoyed a great day out in Dublin. We went on a Viking Splash Tour around the city and on the water in the morning.

Take a look at all the fun we had!

In the afternoon we visited Croke Park. We saw the changing rooms, corporate boxes, players lounge and went up into the stands.

Finally we visited the museum and interactive games where we were able to test our skills!

Date posted: 2nd June 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, History, Hurling, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, School Outings, Senior Classroom, Sports |

Spring is in the air in the Junior Classroom!

Date posted: 16th March 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, Geography, History, Hockey, Irish, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

February and March have been very busy months with lots of celebrations to prepare for as well as all our usual hard work in curricular areas!

At the start of the month, the children decorated their own St. Brigid’s Day Cross in response to work covered in both Religion and History.

In History, the children explored the traditions of the Chinese New Year. They enjoyed making their own monkeys to celebrate 2016, the Year of the Monkey!

The children also made their own Chinese Lanterns!

On the 9th February, the whole school celebrated Pancake Tuesday by having a Healthy Breakfast together with pancakes and other healthy breakfast options! Mmmmm!

In Geography, we made our own Weather Dials to support our work on weather.

The children enjoyed a trip to our local library to return books and choose some more books to bring back to our classroom library!

In Gaeilge, we explored the theme “Bia” and to support our work, we designed our own “Ciseán Picnic”

The children made their own Noah’s Ark in Religion in response to work covered on this biblical story

In assembly during the month, we had some unexpected visitors which really put a smile on the children’s faces. Thank you to Jackie Neale for bringing in Seán the lamb, Rasher, the puppy and Annabel the rabbit!

We celebrated Valentine’s Day on the 14th February and the children worked so well at making their own “Explosive Hearts” using wool!

For Mother’s Day on Sunday, 6th March, the children made their own colourful paper bouquet and card.

In P.E. the children have been learning how to play Unihoc. They particularly enjoyed playing “Sharks” and “Snatch the Bacon!”

They even got to practise their hockey skills in their costumes for World Book Day which we also celebrated at the start of Book Week in our school!

Before our Easter Holidays, we were very busy writing our Easter Cards to our Finnish Penpals and we also had to complete our entry for the Bishop’s Poster Competition. The theme this year was “1916: Rethink, Re imagine and Reinvent.” The children drew pictures of family and school life 100 years ago!

Finally in Art, the children made their own “Leaping Leprechauns” for St. Patrick’s Day 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everybody. Enjoy your Easter Holidays and we’ll see you all back at Wandesforde on the 4th April!

Date posted: 16th March 2016 | Category Blog, Class Work, Easter, Geography, History, Hockey, Irish, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

Well Done Boys!

Date posted: 27th May 2015 | Category Blog, Hurling, Senior Classroom, Sport |

Well done to two boys in 5th Class who took part in a Hurling Blitz on Monday, 25th May in the Community School in Castlecomer!  They got to the final and won!  Boys, we are very proud of you! 

Date posted: 27th May 2015 | Category Blog, Hurling, Senior Classroom, Sport |

Swimming Lessons in the Summer Term!

Date posted: 11th April 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Swimming |

 Swimming lessons commence after Easter for all children on Wednesday, 15th April 2015 at Graiguecullen Swimming Pool in Carlow from 1p.m.-1.45p.m. The children will travel by bus to the pool and will receive 9 lessons in total, finishing on Wednesday, 10th June 2014.

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Date posted: 11th April 2015 | Category Blog, Class Work, Swimming |

September in the Senior Room

Date posted: 3rd October 2014 | Category Blog, English, Geography, Hurling, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

It has been a busy start to the year for the senior classes and we’ve completed lots of work in different subjects. Take a look and see what we’ve been up to!

In geography and science we studied buildings and the materials used to construct them. In art class we made these city skylines including some of the different buildings we’d looked at.


In science we also studied different plants and seed dispersal. We looked at the life cycle of plants and labelled plant and flower parts.

4th Class read the poem Autumn Time and created these beautiful storyboards showing what happens in each verse.

In art we made colourful autumn trees using yellow, orange and red paint. We printed the leaves using cotton buds!

We also celebrated Kilkenny winning the All Ireland and we were delighted to receive a visit from some of the Junior and Senior hurlers and all the silverware they won this year!!



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Date posted: 3rd October 2014 | Category Blog, English, Geography, Hurling, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |