Green Giants!

Holy Family BNS was chosen from more than 1,000 schools nationally as the Greenest in the country. The Green Awards was set up by Minister John Gormley and Holy Family BNS was declared the overall winner at the RDS in Dublin on the 9th April 2010. Pauline Fahy, Chairperson of the Green Schools Committee and Jo Shannon, an active parent on the committee received the first prize trophy for Holy Family BNS.

Photo shows Pauline Fahy and Jo Shannon of Holy Family BNS Green school committee being congratulated by TV Personality and Green Activist Duncan Stewart.

Recycling Leprechauns.

Holy Family have some  busy recycling leprechauns in room 5. All the “leprechauns” used large plastic cartons to make their own leprechaun hats. Happy St. Patrick’s day from everyone in Holy Family BNS Askea.

World Book Day

We had a marvellous World Book day with book mark competitions, favourite book displays, character art, visits to the local library and a visit from local children’s author David Donoghue. It was a huge success as you can see from photos on the World Book Page. This is located in the School Activities section on the right side of the screen.

World Maths Day


Over 200 senior pupils from Holy Family BNS participated in World Maths Day on the 3rd of March. Each pupil was assigned a user name and password three weeks ago. Since then the boys have been working hard answering over 100,000 math table questions. The questions could be answered from home or from school. All the senior classes were time tabled to spend 45 minutes in the schools computer room on World Maths Day. The boys with the highest score in each level were awarded a special prize i.e. A Drumstick bar or a Stinger bar! It was a fantastic success with the children competing with other children from all over the world. As you can see from the photos the lads had a brilliant time. Why not visit to see what all the fuss is about! Click on School Activities World Maths Day link on the right.for more photos of this wonderful day.