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 Everybody!


22nd December 2022

It is hard to believe that Christmas is here! We have had such a busy few weeks in 1st, 2nd and 3rd class! November and December have been filled with lots of fun activities and learning… In English, we read … Continue reading Read More »

Category Blog, Christmas, Drama, English, Geography, Irish, Middle Classroom, Religious Education, Science, Visual Arts |

Merry Christmas from the Junior Room


21st December 2022

As ever we’ve been busy in December in the Junior Room! Our Play topic was the North Pole. We learned about animals, houses and nature there. In Gaeilge we had fun playing Biong√≥ with our partners! In Art we made … Read More »

Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, Drama, Drama, Geography, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Visual Arts |

Seasons Greetings from the Seniors!


21st December 2022

The Senior Room were busy during December, we learned about the season of Advent and made Advent Promises. We also made a Jesse Tree telling the story of the Bible up until Jesus was born. In Art we created Winter … Read More »

Category Blog, Christmas, Class Work, Drama, English, Geography, Local Visits, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Religious Education, Senior Classroom, Sports, Visual Arts |

A Busy November in the Junior Room!


25th November 2022

As ever we have been busy bees in the Junior Room, learning lots of new things and completing colourful work! In Play we learned all about The Fire Station. We discussed fire safety in SPHE and learned how to call … Read More »

Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Irish, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Music, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, SPHE, Sports, Visual Arts |

Spooktacular Activities in the Senior Classroom!


2nd November 2022

In preparation for Halloween, the Senior Classroom engaged in lots of seasonal activities! Heritage Expert, Orla Bates, visited in October and engaged the children in a Monoprint Workshop on Moths! Didn’t they do a magnificent job making their monoprint moths! … Read More »

Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, Hallowe'en, Our Work on Display, Science, Senior Classroom, Visual Arts |

Autumn Antics in the Senior Classroom


2nd November 2022

This year, we came back to school to see lots of new board games in our classroom. A BIG THANK YOU to the Board of Management for purchasing these. We look forward to having fun together and learning new games … Read More »

Category Blog, Class Work, English, Geography, History, Our Work on Display, Religious Education, Science, Senior Classroom, SPHE, Visual Arts |