Science Trip

Third Class enjoyed a day of activities and experiments at the Lifetime Lab today. Under the theme ‘Exploring our Ocean’ they investigated properties of water and learnt about sea creatures in our oceans. A great time was had by all!

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Engineering Week

Sixth Class had a very interesting visit today from Kevin Murray, father of past pupils Aisling and Joseph. Kevin spoke about the work of different types of engineers and described many of the projects he has been involved in. We look forward to a return visit when he will judge …

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School Closure – Update

Scoil Barra Naofa is closed today, Wednesday 28th February 2018, due to weather conditions which have made the road conditions in the immediate vicinity of the school extremely dangerous.


UPDATE: Due to the Status Red Weather Warning issued, Scoil Barra Naofa, Monkstown will remain closed Thursday 1st of March …

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Concern Junior Debating Competition

Well done to Sixth Class debaters, Ryan Nolan, Annamarie Harley and Cathal McCarthy who came through the quarter final of the Concern Debating Competition in Douglas today with terrific individual performances  and great team work. We are so proud of you! Comhghairdeas!

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Dr. Art’s Visit

Yesterday we welcomed past pupil, Art Kelleher, to the school. Art is now studying medicine and is a member of the Surgeon Noonan Society. As part of his medical studies, Art is going to work in a hospital in Tanzania for a month during the summer. Art did a teddy …

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Writers in School

Fifth and Sixth Classes had a Creative Writing workshop today with Paul Casey from ‘The Writers in School’ programme. They discussed what makes a good short story, story starters, character profiles and ending types. They brain stormed ideas, did a mind map and began the first draft of a story. …

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Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day for grandparents of Fourth Class was celebrated today. A Prayer Service, led by Father Conn was followed by a concert. Many grandparents enjoyed singing along to ‘When I’m 64’! The children gave their grandparents a tour of the school and showed them the wonderful projects they had done …

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Grandparents’ Tech Day

Fifth Class were delighted to host Scoil Barra Naofa’s very own ‘Grandparents’ Tech Day’ today.  It was such an enjoyable and special day for all. They taught their Grandparents more about technology and how they could use it more. Firstly, they brainstormed with their Grandparents and planned what they would …

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Basketball Blitz

Sixth Class had a great day today in Neptune. The girls made it through to the quarter finals and the boys made it through to the final. Playing brilliantly they were narrowly beaten by Blarney Street in the final moments by two points! The children were a credit to their …

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For the past two weeks Senior Infants have been working on the Doctor’s Surgery and The Hospital in Aistear. They have had great fun learning about the job of the doctor, nurse and the receptionist, and learning about the different instruments the doctor uses. They have made doctor’s bags, doctor’s …

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