The children from Croagh N.S. got a lovely surprise on Monday 21st December when the Cappagh football team and their trainer came to visit and they brought their trophies along. The children really enjoyed admiring the West Trophy, the County Trophy and the West League Trophy. Richarda past pupil of the school encouraged the children to do their best in all their sporting activities and that like their schoolwork, hard work will bring its rewards. Thanks to the boys for taking the time to visit us, and to Ms. Stokes for organising the visit. We wish the Cappagh football team and all the other local teams every success in the year ahead.
Students from 2nd to 6th class had an enjoyable and educational trip to Flying Boat Museum in Foynes on October 23rd. For most, the highlight of the tour was getting to explore the replica of the flying boat Boeing 315 Yankee Clipper.
On Wednesday the children from 3rd to 6th class visited the residents of Adare and District Nursing Home. In the Alzheimer’s Unit the children sang some old ballads and entertained the the residents with music while in the main sitting room the performance had some festive favourites. Thanks to the residents and staff for their warm welcome, to Mr. Anglim and Mr. Hickey who came along to accompany the children and to the parents who facilitated the later collection time.
Fifty seven beautiful shoeboxes were donated in the annual Christmas shoebox appeal. Last years shoeboxes were distributed in Mongolia by Team Hope.
We were delighted to welcome John Hayes to our school in September during the Rugby World Cup. John spoke to all the children and visited them in their classrooms, where he took lots of photographs and signed autographs. Children made a huge effort with flags, jerseys and posters. The proceeds of the jersey day amounted to 250 euro and this has been sent to UNICEF. Click on the thumbnails to view the entire images.
Congratulations to the hurling team from Croagh N.S. who won the shield at the Pat Butler Blitz which was held on Friday May 9th at Coláiste na Trócaire Rathkeale. Well done to everybody involved.
We are delighted to host a display of vintage bikes in the school this week. Pupils have taken on the role of researcher and gathered information from the owners of High Nelly bikes. Some of their stories are published on this website.
Pupils from all classes took part in a science exhibition and had great fun showing their experiments to their friends and lots of visitors at Croagh N.S. on Wednesday April 2nd. The experiments included examining plants, searching soil for mini beasts, creating sound, writing using mirrors, making reflections, guessing which objects would float and sink, increasing heart rate, making electrical circuits, looking at microbes, investigating magnetism, examining finger-prints, measuring lung capacity, searching for effective cleaning agents and lots lots more. Thanks to everybody who came along and encouraged the pupils, asked questions and took part in the experiments.
The exhibition is one component of the Discover Primary Science and Maths programme. Other aspects of the programme include observing and recording signs of spring in Ireland. A nurse also visited the school to explain to the children how science and technology are used in hospitals.
Pupils from 5th and 6th will launch their product for the Junior Entrepreneur Programme on April 2nd. They would appreciate your support. Full details of the JEP are available on www.juniorentrepreneur.ie.
On Friday 21st March , the girls from third, fourth and fifth represented Croagh N.S. at the indoor camogie blitz in Newcastle West. The girls displayed fantastic skill but were unfortunate in that they met a very strong team from Templeglantine N.S. who emerged victorious. Well done girls.