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 with Junior & Senior Infants!


23rd June 2018

As the year ends we have been busier than ever in the Junior Classroom! We were learning all about the garden and garden centres in play. We role played in the Garden Centre, discovered tools gardeners use in the sand, … Read More »

Category Blog, Class Work, Drama, English, Geography, Junior Classroom, Mathematics, Music, Our Work on Display, Physical Education, Science, Sport, Visual Arts |

End of Year Service 2018!


20th June 2018

Wandesforde National School held its End of Year Service on Monday, 18th June in St. Mary’s Church, Castlecomer.  It was a happy and a sad occasion in one, saying goodbye to Ms. Cliona Hall as well as a great 6th class who … Read More »

Category Blog, Class Work, Senior Classroom, Special Occasions |

Sports’ Day 2018!


16th June 2018

On Wednesday,  13th June, we held our Annual Sport’s Day in Wandesforde National School!  Each year we have 5 races involving all the children.  The first of the races were sprints. The Infants had to sprint 20 metres.  1st and … Read More »

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

Our Sponsored Cycle 2018!


16th June 2018

On Saturday, 9th June 2018, Wandesforde National School hosted another very successful Sponsored Cycle. This year we proudly supported the Jack and Jill Foundation, a charity that provides nursing care and support for children with severe neurological and  developmental issues … Read More »

Category Blog, Fundraising Activities |

Wandesforde gets Cycling with Sprocket Rocket!!


11th June 2018

In preparation for our Sponsored Cycle, the children participated in Cycling Ireland’s fun skills programme called Sprocket Rocket! The children all brought in their own bicycles for the workshop which taught them the 4 main skills of cycling, they being: Cornering, Pedalling, … Read More »

Category Blog, Class Work, Fundraising Activities, Physical Education, SPHE, Sport |

Exploring the Outdoors in the Senior Classes!


10th June 2018

Since Easter, 3rd – 6th Classes have been exploring the outdoors with Jo and Richard in the Discovery Park as part of a 4-week programme being rolled out by Kilkenny Recreation and Sports Partnership. The children have thoroughly enjoyed all aspects … Read More »

Category Blog, Class Work, Geography, Local Visits, Physical Education, Science, Senior Classroom, Sport, Visual Arts |