Discovering toys from the past

It’s been a lovely first week back after the holidays for Junior Infants. Everyone enjoyed seeing their friends and sharing their news. Some of us had been on long journeys to see family or friends and others had wonderful stories of celebrations and presents! In Aistear this week we began to look at ‘Toys from […]

Spanish Classes for Juniors in Newbridge

Leir Language Academy are currently running Spanish Class for Children in Newbridge. Please see flyer below with further details:

School Closed 26th January – Staff Primary Language Curriculum Training

The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) is continuing its professional development programme for the Primary Language Curriculum / Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile for the school year 2017/2018.  During the school year 2016/2017 all schools received their first whole-staff professional development seminar for this curriculum with a focus on Oral Language / Teanga ó Bhéál. […]

Gratitude December in Ruth’s 5th Class

This December we introduced a section to our morning routine called Gratitude December. We listened to meditations specifically made for children from the Headspace app. We explored themes such as kindness, generosity, calm and focus. After our morning meditation we wrote down 3 things that we were grateful for on that particular day. We found […]

Finishing up 2017 in Senior Infants

Over the past few weeks, senior infants have been working extremely hard with Power Hour, Aistear and their handwriting. In the final week, senior infants focused on Gaeilge songs such as; “Bualadh Bos”, “Daidí na Nollaig” and we used lots of Gaeilge out on yard. We also did our winter poem; “Little Polar Bear”. We […]

NETNS Couch 2 5K – Sign up here!!

Please find below the link to sign up for NETNS Couch 2 5k which will start on Monday 8th January 2018. Have fun and get fit for 2018! https://www.justrunsevents.com/registrations.php More information about this exciting venture below… Letter re Couch 2 5K NETNS Couch to 5K Application Form    

Debating Team 2017

Our amazing debating team of Dianaimh, Erin, Daniel, Tom, Ciara, Michael, Max and Cody worked extremely hard, every day since the beginning of the year on the motions we were asked to tackle by Kildare Education Centre, in the primary schools inter county debating competition. Every member of the team should be very proud of […]

Rang a Sé learn about photography

This week we visited the Riverbank to take part in a photography workshop with our artist in residency Brian Cregan. We learned about the history of photography, the science behind it and Brian took us on a tour of his exhibition which features work he did with fifth class. Brian was so patient and kind […]

Tag Rugby Blitz 15/12/’17

On Friday, the 15th of December, 12 children from the school attended a tag rugby blitz in Cill Dara RFC in a tournament organised by Leinster Rugby representatives. Thankfully the day was dry enough for the tournament to go ahead, and what rugby was witnessed on the day was a joy to behold. The teamwork […]

Moorefield – Leinster Senior Champions visit

Huge excitement greeted the victorious Moorefield team on Tuesday last, as they not only brought the league trophy they had won this year, they also brought the Kildare Senior Championship trophy they had won in the summer. But it didn’t stop there. In what was a fantastic advertisement for never giving up, they also brought […]