Monthly Archives:June 2020

Message for 6th Class from Bishop Leahy

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An important video message for 6th class from Bishop Leahy




Booklists 2020-2021

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Please see below the booklists for 2020-2021.

O’Gairbhi’s Book Shop in Rathkeale will have all the books, etc in stock and can prepare your order in full for you.  You can also have the books covered for a small fee.

Miss O’Sullivan – Juniors to 1st Class

Juniors Booklist

Senior Infants Booklists

First Class book lists


Mr. Wallace – 2nd to 4th

2nd Class Booklist june 2020

3rd Class 2020-21

4th Class 2020-2021


Mrs. Lawlor – 5th & 6th

5th Class Booklist (1) (2)

6th Class Booklists (2)

Save the Date…..Saturday August 22nd 2020

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We are delighted to announce that this years Confirmation will now take place on Saturday August 22nd.  Due to social distancing, it is likely that there will be two groups. Further details to follow in due course.

‘THE MACERENA’ at 6.30 p.m. on TUESDAY, 23rd JUNE, 2020. Please SAVE THIS DATE!

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Dear Parents,

Hope you are all keeping well. As you know this year, due to COVID 19 we unable to celebrate the

6th Class Graduation in the usual way. This year, to celebrate their Graduation  we have come up with a few new ideas. We hope you will ALL GET INVOLVED and GIVE THEM A GOOD SEND OFF.

We have contacted LIMERICK LIVE 95 and they are very enthusiastic about helping us. They are going to PLAY a brilliant ACTION SONG called ‘THE MACERENA’ at 6.30 p.m. on TUESDAY, 23rd JUNE, 2020.


HERE IS HOW WE WANT YOU TO GET INVOLVED. When YOU HEAR THIS SONG being played, we WANT EVERYONE IN THE SCHOOL (from Junior infants to 6th class) to JOIN IN & DANCE WITH THE SONG. Spread the word and get your neighbours, relations involved too! You can do the dance in your kitchens, your sitting room, your garden etc. It should be good fun!

We have almost 2 WEEKS TO PRACTISE. The steps are really easy & repeated throughout the whole song. Below are links to the song.


LIMERICK LIVE 95 hope to publicise this and mention it on the end of the News. If you wish, you can video yourself dancing it and we will put on the website.

We have contacted a few other local schools and they are also delighted to get involved.

As well as celebrating the 6th Class Graduation, you will also get some exercise and have some fun! Enjoy!





Virtual Notice Board June 9th

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Well done to this 6th class student who did a lovely project on the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Virtual Notice Board – June 8th

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Some pictures in today from one of our Senior Infants students.  They certainly have been busy. Check out this tomato plant.  It’s gigantic. I bet they will be the sweetest tomatoes in all of Croagh. Well done to this student and all the other students who have been busy growing their own vegetables and fruit at home during the lockdown. Denise from Food Dudes will be delighted when I tell her all the great work you guys are doing.


Final Music Lessons from James

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Music 3rd June

This is the final music lesson from James this year.  James would like to wish you all a lovely summer break and he looks forward to seeing you all back in school in the new academic year.

End of Year letter to parents and students

cns post on June 2nd, 2020
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Hello all,

We are in the month of June, and as this is traditionally the time of little homework and fun activities we have decided to keep up that tradition.

As this is our last upload for the school year 2019/2020 we hope you enjoy the links/websites we have uploaded and get a lot of fun from them.

We hope to collect all the book rentals and the library books, but as yet we have no confirmed date. We would be grateful if you just gathered them all together in one place and have it easy to lay your hands on them –when we are allowed to collect.

We have decided not to release book lists at this time- as we are awaiting guidance on how the new school year will unfold. When we get this clarity we will then release them to the website. We will alert parents when they become available.

The school reports along with the proposed calendar for next year will be posted to each family in June. Prior to the sudden closures of schools, we had done out the 2020/2021 closures as some people were asking for them. This is the calendar we are using but it may be subject to change depending on Government Guidelines.

We have not been able to have or “Meet and Greet” morning for the new juniors but I will keep you up to date with developments as they happen during the next few months. If you are aware of others who may have been waiting until nearer the deadline to contact the school, could you please direct them to the outlook email address and we will try to make contact with them.

Please see below the link to a very important letter from Bishop Leahy outlining the situation with Confirmation.  He is hopeful it will happen in the Autumn.  Can I please ask all parents of the present Confirmation group to click on the link below and register their child before the June 12th deadline.   We will continue to keep you updated as we receive further details.

Sacramental Registration_Letter_Parents_Bishop Leahy 2020

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the families who have supported the school community during this difficult time. There is no doubt great things can be achieved when we all pull together- who knows what might happen if we all had good internet!!!!!!!

Enjoy the links we have for June, have a really enjoyable and wonderful summer, stay safe, and try to relax for a while before heading off into top gear again in the next school year.


Slán go foil


Catríona O`Sullivan , Tommy Wallace , Marie Tobin and Teresa Lawlor

A special message for 6th class

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Sadly, the last few days of school won’t be the same this year.  We are all staying at home, keeping safe.  You will miss signing each others t-shirts, performing your end of year music recital and enjoying some well deserved treats. But you have so much to look forward to as you start the next chapter in your life, secondary school.  You will be excited and perhaps a little nervous and that’s absolutely normal.  Everyone feels the same.  We are proud of what you have achieved in primary school and we hope you all continue to do well in secondary school.  All the staff at Croagh NS wish you the very, very best in the future. And here is a little video from some celebrities who want to wish you well too.  So sit back and enjoy….

Website and Links to fun activities for Summer

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Enjoy a family nature trail

Use these visual worksheets to explore and learn about the nature that surrounds us. Fun for all the family.

The Great Isolation Activity Book (1)






Water Safety at Home

The lessons and activities will guide children through Water Safety at home, on farms, in swimming pools, rivers, lakes and of course at the beach. Splash the Bear and River the Otter will show children how to stay safe at these locations, and how keep their family and friends safe too! By taking part not only will children be safer on or near the water, they can also become a PAWS HERO! All resources can also be found by visiting

Safety on the Farm

Harry Potter At Home

Welcome to the Harry Potter At Home hub where you’ll find all the latest magical treats to keep you occupied.

Make your own ice-cream

Quick and Easy Ice Cream. You only need two ingredients for this super-fast and delicious ice cream. Ingredients: 1 pint of double cream. 1 can of condensed milk. Method: Whip the cream and then fold it in the sweetened milk and freeze for a few hours. That’s it! Because the condensed milk is already sweetened, you don’t need to add sugar.

Food Dudes

The Class of 2020

One for 6th class students only

A nice activity for 6th class students about moving from primary to secondary school.


Garden Bird Bingo

What birds can you spot in your garden ?

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Storyline Online

Storyline Online is a children’s literacy website created by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation, which provides free storytelling videos and resources for parents and teachers to foster a love of reading in children.

15 Birds and Bird Songs for Beginners

How many different birds can you hear in your garden?

Natural History Museum

Worksheet for students in 4th, 5th and 6th class. It is a self-guided virtual tour worksheet for the Natural History Museum. I know students will find this resource both educational and enjoyable.

The lesson worksheet can be downloaded from here –

The Great Isolation Activity Book

Lots of fun activities for the children to do.

The Great Isolation Activity Book (3)

Outdoor Art

Fun for all the family – why not gather stones, branches, pebbles, twigs, leaves, straw, grass, feathers, etc from the garden, local park, etc and create a picture.  Take a photograph of your picture and email to the school.  We hope to upload them to the website for all to see.

Special Educational Resources and Links