Knockcree Hostel – 5th & 6th Summer Tour 2017

We had our over-night school tour to Knockcree and Bray, Co. Wicklow for 5th & 6th class in June 2017. We can be seen foraging for bugs (although we didn’t have to look too hard for the ones that ate us alive in the Wicklow heat!), building a 3-man hut from what we could find on the forest floor, (+ mean-looking doormen!), making fire without matches, night-time paddling in the stream and posing outside the hostel with the Sugarloaf in the background.

On Saturday we travelled through Enniskerry village and onto Bray town, where we got to play on the beach and paddle in the sea. Lunch and a spot of retail therapy followed. As you can see the boys were particularly fond of Claires!!









4th Class Tour to Clara Lara Funpark 2017

Whilst 5th and 6th class got to go on their ‘special’ overnight school tour in June 2017, 4th class were not forgotten. In blistering heat, they took off for a long day to Clara Lara Funpark in Wicklow. This has to be one of the most popular venues for our school tours. Seeing Yvonne our SNA, and Mrs Bockett struggle to row out onto the lake is always a good laugh!





Open Afternoon June 2017

We held a different type of Open Afternoon this year. We opened our classrooms with their laid out work stations on Sunday afternoon, 11 June 2017. We had great attractions inside and out. Our student body and new pupils (and some past pupils!) got to enjoy each other’s company, have fun at all the outdoor play stations, enjoy some lovely treats (supplied by mums and dads) and show off their work stations all under the supervision of mums and dads, teachers and past pupils. Huge thanks to all who helped make this a very enjoyable afternoon.



The Big Tree – Slán a chara!

We had to say goodbye to our ‘Big Tree’ just before mid-term break. Our lovely copper beech despite producing lovely foliage, was rotten within its trunk. This tree has been the back drop to our communions, confirmations, family chats, hide & seek games and some of our past pupils have even had their wedding photos taken under its rich-coloured leaves. Watch out for the next pics of the exciting removal day!








Junior Room Library Trip

The Junior Room went to Dunshaughlin Library recently to meet author Juanita Browne. Juanita is a zoologist, science communicator, and writer. Her session introduced the children to our wonderful Irish wildlife, using props, animal images and sounds. Juanita also gave us an insight into her work, books, and natural history documentaries for RTE television and radio. Her book “My First Book of Irish Animals” was shortlisted for the Literacy Association of Ireland’s Children’s Book Award 2015. She in turn was very impressed with our knowledge of our native animals!