Well done to our children who participated in the Fairtrade Christmas card competition recently. Well done to sixth class pupil Ellie who was the overall winner of the Junior Category. Ellie set off last Tuesday with her Teachers, Parents and class representatives to City Hall in Limerick where she was presented with an award by Mayor of Limerick Gerald Mitchell.
Also a huge congratulations to our two runners up Odhran (5th Class),Emma (3rd Class), and Zara (2nd Class).
Some budding artists of the future for sure. See photos below!
On Thursday 23rd of November, some of our pupils went on a very exciting field trip. Garda Mark from Bruff Garda Station arrived to the school early on Thursday morning to meet these pupils. He spoke to them, showed him around his van and even let them squeeze into the cell at the back of the Garda van. The children were full of excitement and had lots of questions for him. Garda Bob and Garda Shay then arrived in their mini-bus. They drove the group to Bruff playground where lots of fun and laughter was had. While on the bus the children tried on Garda Bob’s hat. After the playground we all walked to Nagle’s Eurospar were the children practiced their shopping skills. They each picked out two items and then paid for them individually, remembering their manners and of course to collect their change. The adventure however was only just beginning. Using their safe cross code skills, they carefully crossed the road and made their way to the Garda Station were Garda Mark was waiting to greet them. Garda Mark showed the pupils around the station. It was a wonderful experience. Once height measurements, photos and fingerprints were taken the children were led to the cells. They were then shown the interview room and taken through the interview process. To conclude their visit to the Garda station they were each gifted a selection box and a fruit shoot. With tired legs and lots of memories made the children made their way back to the Garda bus and were escorted back to school.
Many thanks to all the staff of Bruff Garda Station for a very enjoyable day.
As part of Gaeilge 24 in Knockainey NS we decided to do some Irish Dancing with each class. We are lucky enough to have an Irish Dance teacher on our staff. We thank Róisín for taking the time to teach the Siege of Ennis to each of our classes. Everyone really enjoyed the dancing as part of this day. Well done all!
We had a very busy week last week in Knockainey NS. We linked our Climate Action Week with Science Week. Our classes listened to stories, tracked the weather, learned about the causes of Climate Change and discussed what we can do to help. Each class then coloured or drew a picture as part of our Climate Pledge Competition.
We were so proud of every child and found it very difficult to pick winners! Well done to Sadie, Conor, Sinéad, Judi, Caelan, Emma, Tina, Liam Óg, Odhran, Aifric and Sally. We look forward to more Green Schools Activities during the year!
We had very exciting news in Knockainey NS this week! The hard work of the Macnamara family was recognised at the NDC Kerrygold Quality Milk Awards where they were announced the overall winners.
Virgin Media News visited our school and accompanied Conor Macnamara and his classmates to the farm. Here the children learned about farm life, were shown the milking process and even got to feed the cows. A big thank you to John, Mary, Cathal and Danny for our brilliant day!