The Mayor of Limerick, Councillor Daniel Butler, visited our school along with Limerick City and County Council Forward Planning team, the team were working with the students on the review of the Caherconlish Local Area Plan, the students gave some great ideas and thoughts regarding the future of their village.
The Mayor helped us raise our latest Green Flag and admired 1st class help with keeping the village tidy with Picker Pals.
Our past pupil, Andrew Brennan, presented us with a signed framed jersey of the Caherline Team who won the County A Junior Final. It will be hung proudly in our school. Andrew kindly signed some hurleys and sliotars too.
We were delighted to welcome the County Junior A hurling champions, Caherline GAA club.
Congratulations to our East Limerick Camogie champions. Well done girls and Ms Mann.
5th & 6th class went to Lough Gur to do a workshop as part of Engineers Week.
World Book Day
The costumes were fantastic, well done to all:
The theme this month for Aistear in Junior & Senior Infants is ‘The Emergency Services’
Happy Chinese New Year from 1st & 2nd class
5th & 6th class put their heart and soul into today’s science lesson. Some pupils preferred to not look at the real thing.
Handwriting heroes in 1st & 2nd class
Junior Infants were busy at art time.
5th & 6th made windmills to measure the weather warnings
Junior Infants had a busy day in A & E.
What an amazing show we had before Christmas. The Magic of the Musical!!!
A big thank you to Nancy Lane, Mike Bourke assisted by Ashlinn Crofton for organising a fantastic Gala Concert held last week in the Millennium Centre. It was a great success.
We have some great artists throughout the school.
Junior Infants were busy with Ready Set Go Maths and sounds in our environment lesson, followed by painting.
Zumba with Ms Byrnes.
Thanks To Chris for continuing with the coding every week for all the classes. Junior and Senior Infants enjoy playing with various robotics, the rest of the classes are coding using Scratch.
Junior Infants getting ready to go home.
Well done to the girls who took part in a camogie blitz in Laurel Hill Secondary School.
Senior Infants were drawing a picture of themselves.
Well done to our pupils who sang at the celebration of Fr Roy and Fr Currivan anniversaries. They were superb.
Literacy Lift Off is taking place in 1st & 2nd class.
Guitar lessons continue after school with Miss Cleary.
For all 6th class parents, below is a list of the open days for Post Primary Schools In Limerick City.
We received our GAA 5 star centre flag. The GAA 5 Star initiative aims to support and recognise Primary Schools that provide pupils with 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous Gaelic Games activity per week in a manner that ensures the children will experience fun, friendship, fairness and ultimately improve their fitness. Recognition as a “GAA 5 Star Centre” is awarded to Primary Schools that undertake to deliver a programme of Gaelic Games activity that is age-appropriate and meets the developmental needs of children within the school. We are extra proud as we won both the boys football and hurling East Limerick Finals in the Gaelic Grounds this year.
The Wriggle bus was very popular with all the pupils:
4th class had a great morning making their own pizza at Milanos.
We are all enjoying coding. Thanks to Chris for teaching us!
Senior Infants are enjoying Literacy Lift off.
Huge thanks to the local Tidy Towns who have donated €200 to sponsor the next copy of the Caherconlish Times.
What a busy January we had:
Chess club, Literacy Lift Off carried on in 1st & 2nd class, cycling in 5th & 6th class, Creative Schools, Irish dancing with Nancy, shared reading, maths stations, GAA 5 star coaching with James Ryan, Peace Proms, weekly visit from the Limerick Library, fantastic art …WOW.
Next month, even more is happening: Ms Cleary is starting teaching guitar after school, Mike Boland is doing hurling training, coding is starting in 1st – 4th class as well as the 3rd & 4th learning to play the ukulele.
December was a very busy month, Santa and Mrs Claus came to visit, we had our school concert and enjoyed getting ready for Christmas. To see all our photos click here
Junior and Senior Infants went to see ‘Little Boo Peep lost her Sheep’ in the Friars Gate Theatre, Kilmallock.
1st – 6th class went to University Concert Hall to see Snow White. It is a fabulous show!
Thank you to all the staff and pupils for a fantastic Christmas Concert. There was a huge turn-out, thank you to everyone who supported the concert and donated prizes for our raffle.
5th & 6th class doing Observational Art.
We’ve had a busy few days, some of the highlights are enjoying yoghurts donated by Glenisk, which we all loved, while continuing the Food Dudes.
The Infants celebrated World Kindness Day.
We were delighted to donate 100 Shoe boxes for Team Hope, thank you to all who helped.
Vitruvian Man principal – does height equal arm span and does length of shoulders equal one quarter of height.
5th & 6th class tested this out.
What fantastic costumes for our Halloween Cheerio Breakfast Day.
Maths Week is going well.
We were delighted to welcome Kate Heelan (past pupil), Meave McCarty, Caroline Hickey and Niamh Holland to school. They are part of the fantastic Junior Ladies football team who won another All Ireland for Limerick. Thanks to them for coming to visit with the cup!!
Literacy stations taking place in the Juniors and Seniors room today…Hugely beneficial as tasks are differentiated to meet the needs of every child and the children have the opportunity to work as part of a small group and independently also.
We were all busy doing lovely art on a wet Friday.
3rd & 4th class wrote about the visit from Sean Finn and the Liam McCarthy Cup!!
We had a fantastic morning welcoming the Liam McCarthy Cup. A special thanks to Sean Finn for coming with the cup. Thanks to all the parents who joined us in the celebration.
1st & 2nd class enjoyed a workshop learning about recycling. Thanks to Sarah for coming in.
Our Juniors and Seniors have settled in very well.
The new school mentors!
1st & 2nd class were busy drawing their Summer selfie pictures on our first day of the new School Year.
Yesterday was a very busy day: 5th & 6th class went on their school tour to Arnacrusha and Footgolf, the girls had a Blitz in Doon and Infants enjoyed reading outside in the sun.
We had a wonderful day at the recent Confirmation. Well done to all who helped on the day.
We had a busy week: the Book Fair arrived, 3rd & 4th class talked about the books they wrote and 1st & 2nd were busy looking after their plants!
Congratulations to 2nd class who made their First Holy Communion.
3rd & 4th made a periscope with Mr Ryan, followed by mirrored writing!
1st & 2nd class enjoyed their first day of Literacy Lift Off.
3rd class had a fun maths class baking buns using the recipe from their maths book! They are yummy!
1st & 2nd are very lucky to have Fergus Grant Stevenson, who is a local jewellery maker and silversmith, in to show them all about working with metals. This will continue for the next few weeks.
World Book Day:
Well done to all the children who dressed up
Colin McNamara from Roadbridge came in to talk to 3rd – 6th class as part of Engineers Week.
Engineers week has started with a bang.. 5th & 6th had to design a bridge, then they made waste paper baskets.
Last Friday, we had shared reading, 3rd & 4th class were busy making their own horses from the ‘Helen of Troy’ story, and Ellen, Taylor, Ellie and Ruth were making chocolate rice krispie cakes.
We had a lovely morning with the Grandparents of the Infants.
We arrived to school with snow on the ground..
3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th class were great doing shared reading with Juniors, Seniors, 1st & 2nd class
5th & 6th were busy making St Brigid’s Cross
5th & 6th are at Mary I College at the RDS Science Fair 2018. This is the 3rd year Caherconlish NS have been in the fair.
The mobile library came to our school. It was great fun looking through all the different books and very comfortable!
Nancy came in to teach us Irish Dancing.
Mr & Mrs Claus came to visit us…
3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th class went to St Michael’s Nursing Home. They sang songs from the Christmas Concert the night before, and made Christmas cards for the residents there. They are a credit to the school!!
The Infants, 1st & 2nd class went to see a panto in Kilmallock called ‘Little Miss Muffets Christmas Caper’. It was fantastic and some of them got a chance to go up on stage. Great performance in a local theatre.
We all had a great time at our Christmas Concert. Well done to all and many thanks to the Parents Association and all who gave donations for our raffle.
Lovely Christmas art and infants enjoying hot chocolate.
We had a visit from Aine teaching us about saving energy.
There was plenty of art done by 1st & 2nd class, getting ready for the snow.
The infants enjoyed designing a poster for the local Caherconlish Caherline Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) Group.
We welcome you to our school website. Our school is situated in the village of Caherconlish, Co. Limerick. We cater for children aged from four years to twelve years.
Here at Caherconlish N.S., we work tirelessly to provide a happy, friendly, caring environment, where children feel secure and valued. The children who attend our school are encouraged to develop self-discipline and mutual respect for each other and for all adults, in an atmosphere that promotes learning and positivity, enabling children to reach their full potential.
We promote the development of cognitive skills such as evaluating, analysing and criticising in our daily activities. Our aspiration is to equip children to deal confidently with knowledge presented to them in a world in which they are exposed to a multitude of media on a daily basis. We constantly seek out interesting and stimulating initiatives for the children, in particular activities which provide active learning opportunities. We always encourage the children to try their best and not to be afraid of making mistakes.
We respect and acknowledge the very important role that our parents play in the education of their children, their involvement is consistently sought throughout the school as we recognise that it is this collaborative partnership between home and school which enhances the children’s education, welfare and social awareness.
We are grateful for the support of our parents and the wider parish community.