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IPPN conference

posted May 8, 2021, 2:01 AM by Owen Breslin

It was with great pride that we tuned in online yesterday to watch our colleague Damian White address the Irish Primary Principals Network annual conference. 

In what was his last address to IPPN conference as president Damian praised the effort of schools over the last year and called on minister for education Norma Foley to ensure that supports given to school leaders are retained going forward. He also highlighted the importance of equality of access for every child and also highlighted the  need for vaccination of every special school teacher.
It was a wonderful speech which has been well received. Indeed, while we are sure that delegates missed actually getting together in person, nevertheless IPPN Conference 21 has been deemed a massive success. Congratulations to Damian and the rest of the IPPN team on this success. Finally Damian also mentioned that he looks forward to returning  to Killeigh next year. We look forward to welcoming him back.

Seachtain na Gaeilge - Comórtas Postaer - Seanfhocail

posted Mar 24, 2021, 4:29 PM by Owen Breslin

Déanann na páistí postaeir iontach ag léiriú seanfhocail éagsúla. Seo iad na buaiteóirí!!!! Maith sibh agus comhghairdeas!

Seachtain na Gaeilge - Cuid a dó

posted Mar 22, 2021, 3:45 PM by Owen Breslin

Bhí sport agus spraoi ag na páistí ar scoil agus isad ag baint úsáid agus sult as an ngaeilge. Maith sibh a pháistí. Bhí siad ag damhsa, ag féachaint clár teilfís gaeilge, ag insint filíocht, ag déanamh postaer agus memes agus bhí trath na gcéist ag roinnt de na ranganna.
Míle buíochas daoibh do na hiarrachtaí an mhiath!!



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Ms McElduff 6th Class SnaG.mp4

6th class Mr Breslin Na trí gabhar clíste.mp4

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Seachtain Na Gaeilge - Cuid a haon

posted Mar 22, 2021, 3:42 PM by Owen Breslin

Bhí sport agus spraoi ag na páistí ar scoil agus isad ag baint úsáid agus sult as an ngaeilge. Maith sibh a pháistí. Bhí siad ag damhsa, ag féachaint clár teilfís gaeilge, ag insint filíocht, ag déanamh postaer agus memes agus bhí trath na gcéist ag roinnt de na ranganna.
Míle buíochas daoibh do na hiarrachtaí an mhiath!!

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Senior Infants.mp4

Seachtain na Gaeilge - The Shamrock Challenge and the Haka Gaelach

posted Mar 17, 2021, 2:32 AM by Owen Breslin   [ updated Mar 17, 2021, 2:53 AM ]

Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh go léir. Bhíomar ag ceiliuradh Seachtain na Gaeilge i rith na seachtaine. Bhí na páistí ag damhsa, ag déanamah an Haka Gaelach agus a lán gníomhachtaí eile. Bhí an sport agus spraoi againn!!!

Senior Infants-first.mp4

shamrock challenge sml.mp4

2nd & 3rd class haka.mp4

Higher resolution haka.mp4

Engineers Week 2021

posted Mar 14, 2021, 2:54 PM by Owen Breslin

Engineers Week has become one of the most anticipated weeks of the academic year. This year was very different as many of our pupils were still at home, while our younger pupils had just returned to the scho0l building. Pupils engaged in the following activities:

  • watched STEPS Engineers week shows
  • engaged in engineering challenges
  • learned about the work of an engineer
  • attended the Microsoft Dream Space workshops
  • attended a Digital visit by an engineer

What should have been a very quiet Engineers week actually turned out to be one of our most successful ever. We wish to thank Ciarán Ó'hÁoláin, software engineer for giving his time to prepare a presentation and talk to the pupils about the work of an engineer. We also thank all of the helpers who helped out our budding engineers especially for the tasks completed at home. Our school staff had many other activities to be completed but as usual got behind Engineers Week and gave it their full support and for this we are very grateful. Finally we especially wish to thank our young engineers for bringing their imagination, their creativity and their enthusiasm to all of the activities they participated in. 

There are pictures and videos showing each class at work available in our STEM section which can be found here


Message from Ms Sheeran ahead of return to school for older classes

posted Mar 12, 2021, 12:41 PM by Owen Breslin

Dear Parents,

We are really looking forward to welcoming the pupils from 3rd - 6th Class back to school on Monday the 15th. Please complete the Return to School Declaration Form on Aladdin Connect  before your child returns to school. Children should put all books and school resources in a plastic bag and bring them back on Monday, and they will be quarantined for a few days. Please go over the isolation guidelines for children, that we sent out a few days ago and we urge parents to be aware of the signs of Covid and to keep children at home if they are sick.

Seachtain na Gaelige takes place this week and next week and the pupils have been taking part in a variety of activities 'as Gaeilge' during the week. We have been very impressed with the amount of Gaeilge that the children have been using in school and the children who are working remotely have been making a wonderful effort. We are encouraging them to make an effort to use their 'cúpla focail' at home also. To mark Seachtain na Gaeilge we have a Lá Glas on Tuesday 16th March, and the children can wear green to school on that day. This is entirely optional and if the children should wear their school unifom as normal if they are not  wearing green. We plan to have some fun activities, as Gaeilge, on the day.

St Patrick's Day : School is closed on Wednesday 17th of March

Easter Holidays: We close for Easter Holidays on Friday 26th March at 12:00 (half day) and will return to school on 12th of April.

Have a lovely weekend.

Kind regards,

Sandra Sheeran

Engineer challenge 4

posted Mar 4, 2021, 4:49 AM by Owen Breslin

Todays challenge is to build a lift or some other way of transporting Princess Elsa from the ground up to her kingdom of the Lego Table. This challenge is probably suited to middle and older classes. Email solutions to

eng challenge lift.mp4

Engineering challenge 3 - Design a car launcher

posted Mar 3, 2021, 5:47 AM by Owen Breslin   [ updated Mar 3, 2021, 6:20 AM ]

Todays challenge is to design a car launcher. You must launch a car to travel in a straight line across a floor in one of your rooms.

Watch the video for more details. Please email your videos to Mr Breslin at 

car launcher.mp4

Engineers week challenge 2 - Design your ideal pencil case (1st class to 4th class)

posted Mar 2, 2021, 3:26 AM by Owen Breslin   [ updated Mar 2, 2021, 4:27 AM ]

Well done to everyone who has already submitted an entry for yesterdays Design your own zip-line challenge. That challenge will stay open until Wed night so you still have time to enter it.

Todays challenge looks at how an engineer might try and solve every day problems or look for improvements in a product. Today you are challenged to design your very own pencil case. I do not expect anyone to go and build it. Instead you are asked to fill out the sheet below and draw out your ideal design. Watch the video for some tips.

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Engineering challenge - design a pencil case

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