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Rang 6 Desk 25K

Rang 6 Desk 25K

We had the most wonderful morning at our Sixth Class 5K last Friday. We are so proud of the children for their commitment and enthusiasm towards the 5k. They trained and worked so very hard over the past weeks and really put their hearts and souls into the event. They...

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Teacher-Artist Partnership – Artist in Residence

Teacher-Artist Partnership (TAP) is a unique Department of Education and Skills initiative for supporting and enhancing arts in education in primary schools. Following a CPD summer course, Ms Harkin applied for an in-school artist in residency and the school was very...

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More new arrivals- Ducky Us

More new arrivals- Ducky Us

Last week brought more excitement to our school as we welcomed 6 little ducklings. Welcome to Woodland N.S. Donald Duck, Daisy, Dotty, Daffy, Quackson and Jemima Puddleduck!!! See the video below as one of our ducklings enters the world, assisted by their sibling!

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Desk25K – Rang 6

Desk25K – Rang 6

Sixth Class are busy training for their Desk25k presently. We train on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2pm. We are using the couch25k app. We started training when we came back after Easter. We use the track at our school to complete our laps. Hopefully, We will be...

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Chirpy New Arrivals

Chirpy New Arrivals

Last week brought great excitement to our school as 6 chicks hatched from eggs here in Woodland N.S. The classes all got to suggest two names for the chicks and 6 names were chosen. The two yellow chicks are named Rocky (Mrs Sweeney) and Ricky (Ms Gormley). The four...

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Sensory Garden Art

Sensory Garden Art

Congratulations to the boys and girls who designed these beautiful posters for display in our sensory garden .They examined the theme of the 5 senses . We have some very talented artists in Woodland NS . They should be very proud as their work will brighten up our...

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First Holy Communion 2022

First Holy Communion 2022

Well done to the girls and boys from Ms Kilkenny and Ms People's classes who made their First Holy Communion on Saturday. It was a very special day receiving this sacrament for the first time. Thank you to the Parent's Association for the lovely treat on Monday.

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‘Future Leaders’ Gaelic Blitz at St Eunan’s College

‘Future Leaders’ Gaelic Blitz at St Eunan’s College

Our boys from fifth class were invited to participate in a Go-Games blitz at St. Eunan’s college in Letterkenny. The transition year students organised it as part of their ‘Future Leaders’ module in TY. It was extremely well run and the boys had a fantastic day out...

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UNICEF Ukraine Appeal

UNICEF Ukraine Appeal

Our 6th class children donated some of their confirmation money to the UNICEF Ukraine appeal. A total of €1000.00 was raised to help children and their families in Ukraine. This money will go a long way in helping UNICEF work day and night to scale up its response and...

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Lá Glas

Lá Glas

On Wednesday, 16th March, we held our St Patrick's Day Colours and we raised an amazing €1070 for the Laura Lynn Foundation.  Thank you to all our families for their generosity for this wonderful charity. Our Student Council is pictured below presenting the cheque to...

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First Confession Preparation

First Confession Preparation

The boys and girls in 2nd Class will make their First Confession on Tuesday 22nd of March. They have worked so hard in preparing for this very special sacrament.

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Céilí Dancing i Rang a Dó

Céilí Dancing i Rang a Dó

The boys and girls in 2nd Class were learning Céilí dancing this week. The learned An Dreolín and Ballaí Luimnigh. Look at them go-they were fantastic!!

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Well-Being Week: “Let’s Connect”

Well-Being Week: “Let’s Connect”

Our Well-being team at Woodland NS organised a very successful Well-being week in February. Our theme this year was "Let's Connect". The idea was that even with all the restrictions, we still value the importance of connecting as a staff and a school body. We paired...

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Our Strengths Tree

Our Strengths Tree

  This month we were able to start adding leaves to our Strengths Tree again after nearly 2 years. This initiative is to help us develop our well-being. Different people have different character strengths. When we use our best strengths it helps us feel happy....

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Congratulations Rang 6

Congratulations Rang 6

A massive congratulations to our Rang 6 boys and girls who made their confirmation at the weekend. They did fabulous work in their preparation for receiving the Holy Spirit. Maith Sibh!!

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Confirmation Retreat

Confirmation Retreat

Our Confirmation Retreat In the morning we started with a morning prayer. We played a clapping game. We then got put into our small groups. In our small groups we played a game and talked about ourselves. The small group teachers were called Sandra, Jamie, Henry and...

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Stories of our Grandparents

Stories of our Grandparents

Catholic Schools Week was celebrated in our school from Monday, January 24th – Friday, January 28th. The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2022...

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Stay Safe Online

Stay Safe Online

Safer Internet Day took place on Tuesday, February 8th. We discussed and learned how to stay safe online. Some important tips we learned and would like to pass onto you are…. Don’t share your personal information with ANYONE! Never meet anyone you only know online....

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Valentine’s Day in 4th Class

Valentine’s Day in 4th Class

4th Class enjoyed a Valentine's Day quiz on Monday. The winners were delighted with themselves.  They also chose someone important in their lives and designed a poster and wrote 10 reasons why they love them.

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Love is in the air

Love is in the air

The boys and girls did lovely Valentine's art last week and they made Valentine's boxes for their families full of kind and loving messages.

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Movement breaks help our wellbeing at school

Movement breaks help our wellbeing at school

The boys and girls in Room 8 work very hard in class every day, but they sometimes need a short movement break between lessons so that they are ready to work hard again for the next lesson. They have particularly been loving Coach Corey Martin on Youtube for these...

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iPads in 2nd Class

iPads in 2nd Class

There was great excitement when the iPads landed in 2nd Class recently. The boys and girls have been using them to practise their maths using the websites https://mathsframe.co.uk and https://www.mathplayground.com. They have also been doing quizzes on Kahoot based on...

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Unihoc Fun

Unihoc Fun

The boys and girls in Ms Kilkenny's Class loved learning the skills involved in unihoc recently. There was great fun when they used these when playing some games too.  

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4th Class Houses & Homes Projects

Homes & Houses - A fourth class project by Mrs Sweeney and Mr O’Malley’s classes. Everybody had great fun building their projects. We saw every type of building from cottages to caves to windmills. A special mention to Beth McNern Stella O’Donnell and Zac...

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Learning about Pablo Picasso

Learning about Pablo Picasso

Rang 6 learned about Pablo Picasso. He is probably the most important figure of the 20th century, in terms of art, and art movements that occurred over this period. As an artist and an innovator, he is responsible for co-founding the entire Cubist movement alongside...

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Exploring our feelings and emotions through Expressionism

Exploring our feelings and emotions through Expressionism

Expressionism Mr. Meehan’s Rang 6 explored their feelings and emotions through Expressionism. Expressionism is a type of art using shapes, colours and lines that all mean something. Artists use expressionism to show their feelings, for example – Blue: Sad, calm,...

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Making St. Brigid’s Crosses

Making St. Brigid’s Crosses

4th class had great fun making crosses on St. Brigid’s Day. Special thanks to Amy who brought in lots of rushes and helped everyone start their cross!  

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Making St. Brigid Crosses

Making St. Brigid Crosses

We made our St. Brigid crosses on February 1st. First we got some people to bring in rushes for our crosses. When we came in we cleared our desks and got ready. Master Meehan put on a tutorial to show us how to do it. Over the course of the day people made more and...

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Exploring Electricity

Exploring Electricity

Mr. Meehan's 6th class were exploring electricity in science. What have we Learned? Electricity needs a circuit. You can make light with 2 batteries, 2 wires and a bulb. You need two wires connecting to a bulb. If you put the wire on the rim of the bulb it is brighter...

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Christmas at Woodland NS

Christmas at Woodland NS

Mr Meehan's Sixth Class are learning about how to make movies using the ipads. They decided that as the parents couldn't come in to see Christmas Plays this year, they would make a film to show you all just how festive our school looks. We have lots of trees, lots and...

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Christmas Holidays

Christmas Holidays

As we begin our Christmas Holidays I want to say a huge thank you to all our staff, our wonderful pupils and our parent body for all the efforts and work which have gone into making our school a safe and happy place this term. I know it hasn’t been easy and I deeply...

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Fourth Class Carol Singing

Fourth Class Carol Singing

Our two Fourth Classes went Carol Singing at St Eunan’s Nursing Home, beside the school, on Monday 20th December. They had worked hard, rehearsing outside with Mr O’Malley, Ms Sweeney and Ms Desmond. Brenda and Marie were with them too and everyone was in full voice....

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Christmas Colours for St Vincent de Paul

Christmas Colours for St Vincent de Paul

On Friday 10th, Woodland NS held its annual Christmas Colours Day to raise funds for St Vincent de Paul. Everyone looked very festive in Christmas jumpers, hats and scarves. We had lots of fun. Our families donated the huge sum of €2,021 to St Vincent de Paul to help...

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Wellbeing Award

Wellbeing Award

MISSION POSSIBLE AWARD In 2020 our school entered the Mission Possible competition. It is a competition where schools can show all the exciting ideas they have for looking after the well being of their pupils and staff. Woodland NS was awarded First Prize for Most...

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Active Flag

Active Flag

We received our first Active Flag at Woodland NS in 2019. Our school is a hive of sporting activity with the childrenleading many of the sporting initiatives and games that take place in our school. Our focus is inclusion, participation and exploration of the many...

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Our Published Author

Our Published Author

Congratulations to Sama from fourth class who recently became a published author! Sama wrote a wonderful story entitled Super Alissa which was published in a book called Light After Lockdown. Sama’s main character was a girl called Alissa and if you look closely you...

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Allingham Competition Winner

Allingham Competition Winner

Congratulations to Olivia from Fifth Class who came second overall in the recent Allingham Story and Poetry Competition. Olivia wrote a very interesting and creative story called The Secret Door. The judges were very impressed by her creativity and her imaginative...

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