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W.N.S. Champions League Fixtures

  1st = G - PSG 2nd = H - Dortmund 3rd = C - Bayern Munich 4th = A - Man City   The top three teams finished with equal points so the places were decided on goal difference. The knock out fixtures are as follows:   Semi- Final 1:     (Tuesday)  -  PSG...

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Active Schools Week 2024

Active Schools Week 2024

That's a wrap for Active Schools Week 2024. The children from Junior Infants all the way up to 6th class had a week full of exercise, fun and games. Each year group got to try a number of sports and activities, from tag rugby to field hockey. Some classes (teachers...

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The Hawthorn Cafe

The Hawthorn Cafe

Mrs. Bonars class have a classroom cafe once a week, where the children learn to set the table, cook food, have an opportunity to try new foods, wash the dishes and tidy up afterwards.   [gallery size="large"...

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Sports Hall Regional 2024

Sports Hall Regional 2024

Well done to all the boys and girls who represented the school at this years Sports Hall Regional event in the Aura Leisure centre. Children from 3rd to 6th class faced stiff opposition from schools from all over the county, from Creeslough to Glenties. During the...

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St Eunan’s College Future Leaders Tournament

St Eunan’s College Future Leaders Tournament

Well done to the 5th class boys who particaped in the St Eunan's College Future Leaders Tournament. Each year, Transition Year Students from The College organise a Gaelic Football blitz for students up to 5th class. Schools from Letterkenny and the surrounding areas...

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Loreto Convent Vex Robotics Competition

Loreto Convent Vex Robotics Competition

Well done to all the Woodland girls who participated in the recent VEX Robotics tournament organised by Loreto Convent. The girls had great fun competing against girls from all around Letterkenny. [gallery size="large"...

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Fire Station Social Outing

Fire Station Social Outing

Mrs. Bonar's Class recently went on a social outing to the Letterkenny Fire Station, where they were given a tour of the station and had great fun asking lots of questions.   [gallery size="large"...

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St. Eunan’s STEM Workshop

St. Eunan’s STEM Workshop

6th class thoroughly enjoyed the recent STEM workshop provided to us by teachers from St. Eunan's college. We participated in some engineering and design sessions, and then tested our new-found skills building sky-scrapers. We also completed a coding session on our...

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Girls FAI 5’s Soccer

Girls FAI 5’s Soccer

Well done to the girls who competed for the school in the Letterkenny area finals, narrowly missing out on a spot in the Donegal final.  

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Medal Haul

Medal Haul

A huge congratulations to some of our boys and girls in 3rd class who represented our school brilliantly at the weekend. We have multiple medals from the County Donegal Athletics event hosted at Finn Valley AC. We have a mix of gold and silver from relay races and...

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Blackpool Cup

Congratulations to James who was a finalist in the Blackpool Cup over Easter. James was represeenting Illistrin FC in this international football tournament. We are very proud of you James!

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Football Cup Barcelona Champions

Football Cup Barcelona Champions

Huge congratulations to Zac, Ethan, Charlie James and Oisín who represented the Donegal Underage League in the  recent Football Cup Barcelona competition. Zac, Charlie and Oisín were on the cup winning team. Charlie scored the only goal of the game with Donegal...

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Our Strengths Tree

These children have shown the strength of gratitude this week and every week. They always make sure they say thank you to all the staff.    

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Aoibhinn is Read DL Writing Champion

Congratulations to Aoibhinn who recently won the Read DL writing competition with her story on the theme of Stepping into the Unknown entitled The Magic Wardrobe. Her story was imaginative, descriptive and fast-paced with wonderful characterisation and plot...

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Run Around Europe – Final Week

Run Around Europe – Final Week

We made it! As we finish up for the Easter holidays we can also celebrate completing the Run Around Europe Challenge. Over the past 4 weeks the children have run to London, Paris, Lisbon, Madrid, Rome and all the way to Kyiv, just to mention a few. There has been a...

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Run Around Europe Week 3

Run Around Europe Week 3

Another  week down and our classes have reached a plethora of European Capitals. As we end the penultimate week of the challenge our students have run all the way to places such as Rome, Lisbon, Paris and Madrid.   Well done to Ms Walker's 6th Class who won the...

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Dream Space Coding

Dream Space Coding

The boys and girls in 5th class enjoying a Dream Space Coding Lesson delivered to us by Microsoft employee - Palak Khadse!

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6th Class Confirmation Donation to Mary’s Meals

6th Class Confirmation Donation to Mary’s Meals

On Monday 11th March Father Eamon Kelly and Brid came from the charity Mary’s Meals to collect our donation to the charity. We decided to donate some of our Confirmation money to the charity. Father Kelly told us about Mary’s Meals and how it started. The founder...

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Pjyama Day 2024

On Thursday 7th March we celebrated Pyjama Day at school. There was lots of excitement as we all arrived at school dressed in our pyjamas or as our favourite storybook character. We are so delighted to have raised €1,665 for the Laura Lynn Charity. Huge thanks to all...

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Run Around Europe Week 2

Run Around Europe Week 2

Congratulations to Ms Wilson’s Senior Infants and Ms Peoples’ Second class for reaching Paris already, they’re now on the move again to a new city.

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Gymnastics

Gymnastics

As part of our social programme we have attended gymnastic lessons in Citadel. The children really enjoy the lessons and benefit from the wide variety of exercises and specialist equipment with instruction from qualified coaches. We are always exhausted but happy...

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Movement Workshops

Movement Workshops

Jessica Peoples our Creative Schools Associate came in to work with the third, fourth and Speech and Language Classes this week . The children really enjoyed the movement workshops .They explored and discussed creativity in Woodland NS. We look forward to working...

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Donegal Primary Chess Comp

Donegal Primary Chess Comp

Our school chess team competed in the Donegal Primary Chess Competition last week in Jackson's Hotel, Ballybofey. There were over 120 competitors from various schools around the county competing on the day. Special mention to our two captains - Dilan O'Boyle (Buds)...

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Run Around Europe Challenge

Run Around Europe Challenge

During the lead up to the Easter Break the school will be taking part in the Active Schools Run Around Europe Challenge. The aim if the challenge is to pick a European Capital, check how far away it is in kilometres and run the equivalent amount of laps on our outdoor...

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Credit Union Quiz

Credit Union Quiz

Congratulations to all the children who took part in the Credit Union Quiz on the 29th of January in the Mount Errigal! It was great to see so much interest within the school and the teams certainly made Woodland NS very proud! Our U-11 teams came joint third and 5th...

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Creative Schools

On Tuesday 30th January our pupils had a surprise Creative Day in school, led by the Creative Schools team. We had a fantastic day!! We met that morning in the hall for a surprise assembly where Mr Shiels explained that there would be no time for English or Maths or...

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Drop Everything and Create

Drop Everything and Create

Our school had a very exciting day at the end of January. We had a 'Drop Everything and Create' day with the theme being the words 'inspire', 'nurture' and 'learn' from our school vision. The children in Junior Infants had a ball creating using lego, junk materials,...

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Friendly 6th Class Visitors

Friendly 6th Class Visitors

Today the junior class from An Choill were joined for PE by some 6th class pupils. They were very eager and full of fun setting up physical games and activities for everyone. It is lovely getting to know all pupils from around the school and having fun together....

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Vex Robotics Team

Vex Robotics Team

The boys and girls from our Robotics team demonstrate the VEX Robot and Arena they've been working on!  

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Our Strengths Tree

These great boys got leaves this week for being so grateful. Some of them were very grateful when they got given treats, others got their leaf for always saying their thank yous.

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Grandparent’s Day in Junior Infants

Grandparent’s Day in Junior Infants

A wonderful day was had last Wednesday when the Junior Infant classes welcomed their grandparents into their classrooms. All the grandparents gathered in the big hall where they were welcomed and escorted to the Junior Infant classrooms by our Student Council. In the...

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Grandparents’ Day in 6th Class

This week in 6th class we celebrated Grandparents’ Day as part of Catholic Schools Week. The 6th classes wanted to find out about their grandparents’ lives. They asked their grandparents questions about their lives when they were young. They enjoyed telling us their...

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Díolachán Cácaí

Cuireadh tús spleodrach le spiorad na Nollag i Scoil Thalamh na Coille ar an chéad lá de mhí na Nollag. Bhí díolachán cácaí againn sa halla mór. Rinne achan teaghlach sa scoil iarracht mhór rudaí deasa, blasta a dhéanamh don díolachán. Bhí brioscaí, cácaí agus bonnóga...

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Visit to Santa Claus

Visit to Santa Claus

As part of our social programme some of our pupils went to visit Santa Clause in the Courtyard Shopping Centre.  They had a great time looking at the Christmas displays in the shop windows and doing a little festive shopping.

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Our strengths Tree

We had lots of children showing the strength of LOVE this week. We had children from Ms McLaughlin's class, Mrs Wilson's class, Mrs Breda Kelly's class and Mr Muldoon's class. But look at this - the whole of Ms Kilkenny's class got a leaf too . They showed lots of...

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Our Strengths Tree

Look at all these wonderful children who have shown the strength of love in the last two weeks. Well done, everyone!

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Anti-Bullying Week 2023

From 13th-17th November we had our Woodland National School Anti-Bullying Week.  There was a great buzz around school with everyone trying to 'Make Some Noise ' about bullying. Here are some photos of Ms Breda Kelly's fantastic 4th Class with their anti-bullying...

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Our Strengths Tree

Today we put up the last of our Bravery leaves on our strength tree. These wonderful children got a well-deserved leaf to recognise their bravery. We are very proud of them. Next week we will be starting our new Strength which is Love. Children who show love will get...

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Junior Infants trip to the theatre

Junior Infants trip to the theatre

The children in Junior and Senior Infants had a very exciting day last Friday. They travelled on the bus to An Grianan Theatre to watch a show called 'Polar Bear and Penguin' which told the lovely story of an unlikely encounter between a polar bear and a penguin. They...

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Active Brain Breaks

Active Brain Breaks

The Student Active Committee thought it would be a great idea if Active Brain Breaks were used in every classroom. The committee compiled a list of ideas that teachers could use. Every week each class records their active brain breaks and the most active class receive...

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Staff Steps Challenge

Staff Steps Challenge

The Student Active Committee set a challenge for the staff at Woodland National School. All staff have to record their daily steps and hand them up at the end of the week. The student committee pick a destination for the staff to walk to. The first stop was Paris! The...

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Our Strengths Tree

The character strength we are focusing on in November is: BRAVERY. Ms Slevin thought these  6th Class pupils were very brave to present and act  in front of a whole school assembly. These 4th Class girls were very brave this week when doing new work in class.

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Creepy Orchestra!

Creepy Orchestra!

We had a very strange orchestra practice today when witches, vampires, a dinosaur and even a banana picked up their instruments to play.  We are very proud of their progress as they go from strength to strength.  Thanks to the DMEP Donegal Music Education Partnership...

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Our Strengths Tree

    All these amazing children got leaves for showing the strength of kindness  over the last few weeks. Well done, everyone!    

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Student Council Elections

Student Council Elections

The elections for our new Student Council 2023/2024 were held on Wednesday, 25th October and were ran byMs Slevin and the existing Student Council who did a great job!

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Pumpkin Carving

Some of the class got into the Halloween Spirit by rolling up their sleeves and scooping some pumpkin guts. We had some lovely carvings brought in today and the winner was chosen by our SET teacher Ms Mooney. Well done to our winner for her fantastic carving that took...

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EU Coding Week: Mr. Muldoon’s 3rd Class

Last Week was EU Coding Week. As a school we endeavored to get our coding hats on and get stuck into some really complex work. Our school is wonderfully resourced when it comes to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). From iPads to programmable robots, we...

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3rd Class Student Council Election

This week was a huge milestone for 3rd Class Children as they voted for their first student council member. Last week the class put their names forward as nominees. Each class from 3rd up has a student council representative who is tasked with  bringing ideas from...

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STEM Week in WNS!

STEM Week in WNS!

Last week we celebrated EU Code Week in WNS with lots of interesting STEM games and activities. Junior classes used BeeBots, Botley Robots and Scracth on our iPads to practice some programming. Some classes used Lego WeDo to design, contruct and programme various...

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Cross Country

Cross Country

On 14th September the local GAA set up cross country for the local schools in Letterkenny.  All students ran really well.  Some children ran really well but best of all Woodlands won the overall prize for the best school. The next school cross country competition was...

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A Trip to the Museum

A Trip to the Museum

The students enjoyed a trip to Donegal County Museum. The class engaged in a workshop based on 'The Workhouse'. They learned all about what life was like during The Famine. The matron checked the students into the workhouse and put them all to work. 

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Our Strengths Tree

For September and October we are focussing on the strength of KINDNESS. These lovely children have all been spotted being very kind. Well done, everyone!

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2nd Class School Tour 2023

2nd Class School Tour 2023

The children in 2nd Class had a great day recently on their school tour. They started out their tour by getting on the bus and making their way to Rathmullan. There was great excitement when they landed as there were horses on the beach- however some disappointment...

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Run to Croke Park Challenge

Run to Croke Park Challenge

The 3 2nd classes learned about Croke Park and the importance of exercise to stay fit and healthy recently. Following these lessons, they did a ‘Run to Croke Park’ challenge to fit in with these two topics. Just last week, they finished collectively running 238 laps...

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Woodland Has Talent

Woodland Has Talent

All the boys and girls, teachers and SNAs and parents were treated to an amazing Woodland Has Talent show last week. The first show took place on Thursday morning when the junior classes came to see it. The second show took place on Thursday afternoon when the senior...

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Our Strengths Tree

All these amazing children were spotted showing the strength of TEAMWORK last week. Mrs O'Donnell's whole class got leaves because they were working so well together. Great news, everyone!

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Music Show

Music Show

There was great excitement in Woodland NS this week when the children in the Junior and Special classes attended a Music Show in our own yard. There was singing, dancing and story telling as the students enjoyed the interactive music show, courtesy of the Song Tales...

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Woodland Has Talent

Woodland Has Talent

Woodland Has Talent is back!! On Thursday and Friday this week, children from our senior classes will take to the stage to showcase talents of singing, playing instruments, dance, art, card tricks, poetry, drama and much more. Since the auditions, these children have...

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Fun In Lurgybrack Farm

Fun In Lurgybrack Farm

Today we got glorious weather to head on our trip to Lurgybrack farm. The children were all very excited and had done lots of preparation for this trip away. Learning about animals on a farm, their homes, what we get from farms and much more. There was much amazement...

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Outdoor Classroom

Outdoor Classroom

Have a look at phase 1 of our new outdoor classroom which has just recently been completed after lots of hard work and planning by Ms Duffy and our Outdoor Environment team. It is located at the back of the school down at the bottom of the football pitch. A huge thank...

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Chicks and Ducks

Chicks and Ducks

Our school has been full of excitement recently with the arrivals of 5 chicks and 6 ducklings. Each class suggested two names for the chicks and the ducklings. Our chicks are called Fluffy, Chicki Minaj, Tiger, Ginga Ninja and Jeremy Cluckson. Our ducklings are called...

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Digital Technology Showcase

Digital Technology Showcase

Here's some footage of boys and girls from 4th and 6th class demonstrating some of the coding skills they've learned over the course of the past year. In the videos they show examples of how to use Scratch to create a story based on myths and legends, how Scratch can...

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Woodland School Orchestra

Woodland School Orchestra

Our Woodland School Orchestra had its first full rehearsal today. They have only been learning their instruments for a few weeks now but they have all been practising hard at home. Aren't they amazing.

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Digital Showcase

Digital Showcase

Our Digital Showcase is off to a great start this morning. The pupils from Mr O'Malley's 4th class and Ms Walker's 6th class are demonstrating the various technologies we have in school with Ms Haughey's class as happy participants!! All the teachers in school will...

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Thank You from Jack & Jill

Thank You from Jack & Jill

We had a lovely visit from Jack and Jill Liaison nurse Anne Reilly who met with our 6th Class children and The Student Council. She expressed her sincere thanks to the Woodland Community on such a successful fundraiser . The proceeds will be used to fund 121 hours of...

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6th Class Donate

6th Class Donate

6th Class made a wonderful donation to the Irish Cancer Society from their Confirmation money. The children collected an impressive €600. We welcomed Ena Barrett to the school and she spoke to the 6th classes about the brilliant supports the Irish Cancer Society...

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Sportshall Athletics

Sportshall Athletics

Our athletes had a great day at the Aura Leisure Centre representing our school at the Sportshall Athletics County Finals on Thursday 20th April. There were 23 students in attendance and everyone did an excellent job representing Woodland N.S. and supporting each...

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Ards Forest Park

Ards Forest Park

What a truly great day out and one to remember!! With the weather on our side we boarded the bus and with great anticipation and excitement made the trip to Ards Forest Park. Although there was a bit of a chill in the air it did not wiorry us. We did our nature walk...

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March Assembly

We had a wonderful celebration at our Assembly today. We started by asking Our Lady to bless all of us and all our families during the Easter break. We have been so busy for the last month. Here are some of the activities we have been up to. Kieran's class presented...

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Seachtain na Gaeilge 2023

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2023

Féach ar na gníomhaíochtaí a rinne muid i rith Seachtain na Gaeilge- Comórtas Seanfhocail, Tráth na gCeist, Ceolchoirm agus Céilí Mór. Bhain gach duine taitneamh as.

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Lá Glas

Lá Glas

We have had a wonderful Lá Glas to finish our Seachtain na Gaeilge. Today we had four Ceilís sa halla. We have also enjoyed our Tráth na gCeist, two concerts and lots of other Gaeilge treats over the last fortnight. Special thanks to our Gaeilge Team in the school for...

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Céilí dancing

Céilí dancing

Lots of our classes have been busy learning The Walls of Limerick/ Na Ballai Luimnigh over the last few weeks during their P.E. lessons as part of the dance strand. Ar an Déardaoin beidh Céilí Mór ann sa scoil 🙂

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Crisp Spring Walks

Crisp Spring Walks

We went on a walk armed with clipboards, pencils and spring checklists trying to find some signs of Spring out there. We went to the forest and had a great time. It is truly wonderful experiencing new vocabulary and language out and about and using it with our friends...

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Pyjama Day

What a day we had during our First Pyjama Day at school.  We were so cosy in our jammies! Some classes celebrated by doing lovely artwork, others had their breakfast at school.  Hot chocolates were polished off, bedtime stories read and teddies cuddled as the children...

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Sportshall Event

Sportshall Event

Our athletes had a wonderful day today at the Sportshall event in the Aura in Letterkenny. We had a team of 46 athletes who competed in a variety of events including the vertical jump, triple jump, long jump, speed bounce, chest throw, the javelin and relay races. As...

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Sacrament of Confirmation

Sacrament of Confirmation

Congratulations to all our Sixth Class pupils who celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday 25th February. Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ confirmed the children in a beautiful ceremony. We were all so proud of you.

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A visit from an Ambulance

A visit from an Ambulance

Today we had an Ambulance in the school grounds. The Paramedics were Gavin and David. Gavin is Katie Marie's dad and he kindly facilitated this wonderful experience. They came to show us around the inside of the ambulance and some of the equipment they use inside. We...

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Ms Slevin was very lucky today. She had a private recital! Isla came to play the violin for her in her office. Both Isla and Ms Slevin are very excited that the school orchestra is starting very soon.

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Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee

Well done to all the finalists of the Spelling Bee from the 5th and 6th classes. Congratulations to Sama from 5th class who was the overall winner. 

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