Simply the Best!

We would like to wish Mrs. Kelly, Principal, a very  happy, pleasant and fulfilling retirement. She will be greatly missed particularly for her endless energy, kindness and positive enthusiasm.  Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís!!

 

Awards Day

Well done to all the pupils who achieved awards for their excellence throughout the school year. Well done boys. Just amazing!!

Actice School Week

We had an outstanding Active School’s Week. The children were fully engaged in a wide variety of sports for the entire week. These ranged from golf, junior cycling, badminton, rowing, tennis, penalties, cross country run, tag-rugby, karate demonstrations, cricket, tug o’ war, hurling, soccer, football, swimming etc. The list is endless. All this activity was capped off with the presentation for the first time ever of a GAA school of excellence award to Holy Family BNS. Just fantastic. Well done everyone!!

Welcome Back!

Welcome back everyone! We hope you all had a wonderful Easter.

The last two weeks have been very busy with our First Holy Communion and Confirmation ceremonies. The children were absolutely wonderful and everyone will remember these very special days.

We have been very busy sports wise with Basketball, Hurling, Soccer, Football, Swimming and Karate. The major sports addition this term has been Tag Rugby which the children think is fantastic.

We also attended the RDS Science Fair ” The ESB Science Blast” in Mary Immaculate College of Education in Limerick, We showcased our project on kinetic energy fields which was very well received by the judges. Our stand was constantly being photographed and children from other schools really enjoyed making lollipop squares and lollipop triangles. We were presented with a plaque as an acknowledgement of the excellence of our project.

Please note that our amazing parent’s council are organising our annual Summer Fete on June 7th. All donations greatly appreciated.

 

Happy Easter!

            We want to wish everyone a very happy and safe Easter. We have had a very busy term. The boys had a very interesting trip to Oakpark where they were given a wonderful insight into the Rooster Potato which originated here in Carlow. The Men’s Shed gave an excellent talk on recycling.

Preparations for the Sacraments have been going very well with the children being very involved. We have taken part in Soccer, Hurling and Gaelic Football blitzes. Karate is going wonderfully well as are the swimming lessons.

At assembly, Mrs Kelly thanked all the boys for their hard work, excellent attendance and positive engagement. The IPads are going very well with the children. The Mindfulness project on Sleep was also very well received.

ICTGames is an excellent educational site for maths and Literacy that the boys enjoy. Engineering Week is going very well with the boys working with Knex constructing their models. The coffee morning for St. Vincent de Paul went very well with over six hundred euros being raised. Well done everyone.

Finally we would like to thank everyone who supported our Parent’s Council Easter Draw. Our Parent’s Council are jut fantastic. Enjoy the Easter Eggs and have safe Easter. Míle Buíochas.

News Update

Hello everyone. The last few weeks have been extremely busy. We have had St. Bridget Crosses, Entrance Exams, Irish Quizzes, National Athletics in Abbotstown, Spelling Bee Competition, Karate training, Swimming, Football training, Basketball training, Spikeball, Book Prizes, Box of Books, World Book Day etc.

We have also started using our brand new iPads. When these wonderful devices have been integrated, we will be giving regular updates on the best free apps. These can be used at home to enhance the children’s education.

We have also been working on our Irish Talking Dictionary. Click on the Foclóirín Cainte for the menu bar for this new and very useful resource for learning Irish. Míle Buíochas.

Welcome back!

We had a wonderful assembly where Mrs Kelly welcomed everyone back for the coming year. A presentation was made to Mr Corcoran to acknowledge his one hundredth appearance for the Carlow Senior Hurling team.  Just incredible! The boys raised one hundred Carlow flags in honour of the occasion. Also, medals were presented to our 4th Futsal Soccer champions. Well done lads. Sixth class will be busy making St. Bridget crosses as part of Catholic Schools week. Sixth class have also started preparing their science project which the boys will be taking to Limerick in late May. Well done everyone.