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.


Summer fun in the Junior Room!


2nd July 2021

June has been another busy month in the Junior Room. We continued to learn about water and the seaside. We learned about sharks which live in the sea and what we find in the seashore around our coasts. We carried … Continue reading Read More »

Category Blog, Geography, Junior Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

A Busy June in the Middle Room!


21st June 2021

The Summer holidays are here! 2nd, 3rd and 4th class have been so busy over the past few weeks! Here are some photos of their hard work for you to look at! The theme over the past month was “Water” … Read More »

Category Blog, English, Geography, Middle Classroom, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

Farewell to a Wonderful 6th Class and Sports’ Day 2021!


21st June 2021

Last Thursday, we had fantastic weather for our annual Sports’ Day in Wandesforde National School! The day started off with simple races such as sprints and hurdles! The egg and spoon race was a lot of fun! We then had … Read More »

Category Blog, Class Work, Junior Classroom, Middle Classroom, Physical Education, Senior Classroom, Sport, Sports |

Beautiful Butterflies arrive in the Junior Room!


5th June 2021

Another month has flown by in the Junior Room and there has been lots of exciting and interesting things happening in our classroom! First of all our caterpillars grew and grew, turned into chrysalis’ and eventually 3 butterflies hatched out. … Read More »

Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, History, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Our Work on Display, Science, Visual Arts |

Local History comes to life in the Senior Room


5th June 2021

The 100th Anniversary of the Coolbawn Ambush happens on June 18th 2021. This event occurred near the end of the War of Independence and resulted in the deaths of Sean Hartley (Glenmore)  and Nicholas Mullins (Thomastown) who were IRA volunteers.  … Read More »

Category Blog, Class Work, History, Our Work on Display, Senior Classroom |

2nd, 3rd and 4th Class Work:)


11th May 2021

The children have been very busy in 2nd, 3rd and 4th Class over the past few weeks since we returned to school after the Easter holidays! Ms. Delaney taught the children for 2 weeks and did so many fun things … Read More »

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