All the children in Holy Family BNS, Primary School Carlow,  have been taught how  to skip by a professional skipper. It was just brilliant. Click on the above link “Skipping Days 2012” for more fantastic photos.


On  Shrove Tuesday, the lads of Holy Family BNS Askea Primary School Carlow, were shown how to bake buns. Pancakes were also onthe menu! Great time was had by all in the parent’s room.

Wonderful Parents!

Here in Holy Family BNS, Primary School Carlow, we are very fortunate in the tremendous level of support we get from our parents. These photos show 1st class children playing math games with parents and having loads of fun at the same time. Parents and volunteers also assist with our very successful 2nd class Literacy Lift Programme. Míle Buíochas!

Credit Union Quiz 2012

This was an excellent quiz with the children answering some very difficult questions with ease. The occasion also marked Mr. Ellis’s last time as  mentor to  our school quiz team, as he is semi-retiring on the 1st of March. Mr. Ellis has given countless hours after school to the children preparing them for local and national quiz finals. For over thirty years Mr. Ellis has done tremendous work for the school quiz  teams.  Laoch ar lár!

News Update 1st February

Holy Family BNS, Carlow Primary School:  The boys are working very hard preparing for the Credit Union Quiz which will be held in Holy Family BNS on the 3rd of February. After a very successful trip to the Young Scientist Exhibition in the RDS, 5th class pupils will be representing Holy Family BNS at the Ericsson Science Fair on the 24th of February in the Dolmen hotel. The boy’s project on digital money can be viewed on the school blog at All the senior classes are being registered for World Maths Day which will be taking place in March. The Graham Kavanagh Soccer league has come to a very successful conclusion with a large group of boys from 3rd class participating. Every boy that took part in the league received a gold medal. The FAI has also invited the school to take part in an Inter Schools Cup. The boys are busy training outdoors for this competition at the moment. The lads were also delighted with the visit of the community Guard, especially when they got a chance to try on the handcuffs! Major work will be carried out on the school playgrounds shortly. In anticipation of this tremendous work is being done by the school’s SNAs in teaching the children traditional games such as Queenie ,Queenie, Tag, Stuck in the Mud!