Archive | February


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’ 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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Skipping Workshop

We had a fantastic skipping workshop today with Lee from Skip-Hop. All classes took part in workshops throughout the day learning a selection of moves, including crossovers, double unders, partner skipping and long rope skipping. Lee was delighted  with the standard of skipping in the school and was particularly impressed …

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Active Day

Today was a fun active day in Scoil Barra Naofa as we welcomed back Mr. Marshall for Basketball coaching and continued our rugby training with Eugene McCarthy, Munster Rugby Coach. Keep active, keep fit!…

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Green School News

On Thursday the Green Committee had a visit from William O’Halloran and Barry O’Sullivan from SECAD (South East Cork Area Development). Both are experts on biodiversity. They met with the children of the Green Committee, teachers Ms Flannery, Ms Moakley and Ms, Byrne, Martin Prout, caretaker, and Mrs. Emma Murphy, …

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