Happy Christmas! Nollaig Shona!

We would like to wish everyone a kind, merry and safe Christmas. Please read our Christmas newsletter for all the fantastic events that are taking place here in Holy Family BNS.

Scoil an Teaghlaigh Naofa Christmas Newsletter 2019

See photos also from our active school walk in our Santa outfits on a cold and frosty morning. Nollaig Shona!!!


Christmas Concert – Aladdin

Well done to everyone who made our two Christmas Concerts such an outstanding success. We will be uploading photos from concert over the next few days. Just amazing!!

Christmas Fete

We had a fantastic Christmas fete which the children enjoyed thoroughly. A special word of thanks to all the parents, teachers and children who worked so hard to make the fete such a success. Our Santa and his many elves were just incredible. Roll on our Christmas concerts next Monday and Tuesday.

News Updates

Young Scientists 6th Class

We will be bringing a social science project to ESB Science Blast in Limerick May 2020. “Can YouTube be used to increase Irish Vocabulary”? This project involves using YouTube to learn 100 words in Irish. These 100 words are located on our school blog – askeabns.wordpress.com- in the “Focloirín Cainte” section. We will also be using Kahoot to measure the levels of learning.
This promises to be an interesting project which can be continued in secondary school. We have always found this to be a very enjoyable day out which the children always find interesting. We will start working on this project when we return in January.

Quiz News.

Well done to all the boys from fourth, fifth and sixth class who have been learning their quiz questions after school. To date the thirty two boys have learnt 600 questions. Practice will continue after Christmas until we approach Seactain na Gaeilge where we will enter two teams in a fun quiz for Primary schools. If you wish to view these questions just Google “Quiz questions for Children” This will take you to our school blog where all our quiz questions are located. This is a very popular section of our school blog with over 70,000 downloads of sets of questions. This year we are using the website Kahoot to enhance the learning of these questions and it is just brilliant. Just fantastic.

Box Of Books.

To enhance the level of reading within the school, each class has access to a large box of books which the children enjoy thoroughly. These Boxes of Books will be rotated in the new year to present the children with new reading materials. Popular titles include Horrid Henry, Captain Underpants, David Walliams. Beano, Dandy etc.

These books are sourced in local bookshops such as Sue Ryder and Barnardo’s which offer an excellent choice of books at a very reasonable cost. Another source of books is the Lions Club Book sale. This fits perfectly with our Green School’s initiative which places a strong emphasis on recycling. The children are encouraged to take these books home and to enjoy reading. Also, each month Principal Ms Mulally presents books as prizes to acknowledge all the hard work that the boys undertake.


Green Schools Report

IMG_0250We looked up some quotes about climate change activists and wrote them on coloured pages.We laminated them and cut them out and then we put them on the Greens Schools board.The topic we investigated was climate change action.The researching was quite easy but finding good quotes was difficult because we selected relatable quotes and very interesting quotes.Writing out the quotes was fun but took some time.

We displayed them on the Greens Schools board to promote climate awareness.We love being part of the Green Schools committee because we get to be part of events and we would like to save our planet

Climate change is important to us because if we continue acting like this we’ll destroy our planet.