We are very proud of our school. Here is a snapshot of our work and learning in Scoil Naomh Fiachra!
Our school had great fun during this year’s Science Week! Click here to have a look at all of our experiments and investigations.
TeamHope Shoebox Appeal
Many thanks to all of our students and families who donated so generously to the annual TeamHope Shoebox Appeal. These generous gifts will bring great joy and happiness to children and families who are less fortunate than us.
This week we did a STEM challenge in our Junior Room. Each team was given cubes and lollipop sticks to build a tower. The only guidance given was that the cubes could not be touching each other in the finished product. The students really used their thinking and problem-solving skills in this challenge. Look at how great the towers turned out!
Music Generation Returns!
We are delighted to welcome Music Generation back to Scoil Naomh Fiachra again this year. Click here to keep up to date with our progress!
Our Middle Room has been busy working on Mathletics recently. What a fun way to explore learning in maths and how great it is to have one laptop for each student in the class!
Autumn is definitely upon us!!! Look at the fantastic autumn art that the Junior Room has been exploring! Well done all!
6 Brand New HP Probook X360 devices have just been delivered to Scoil Naomh Fiachra. With the arrival of this equipment, there is now a laptop/tablet available for each individual child to use in the school. We cannot wait to explore new ways of learning using this equipment.
Our Middle Room had great fun recently as they explored Animals and Habitats in science. They even made their own examples of habitats!
Celebration of First Eucharist – September 2021
Congratulations to our 3rd Class students, who celebrated the Sacrament of First Eucharist on the 25th September 2021.
September 2021 – Active Flag
Take a look at our new Active Schools Banner! We were successful in renewing our Active Flag status last year and we look forward to being a very Healthy and Active School again this year.
Our Senior Room had great fun recently as they made models of the Heart. The model shows how the heart pumps blood around the body. Arteries carry blood away from the heart and veins carry blood back to the heart from the rest of the body.
Students in our Junior Room are very busy and are having great fun with their work and learning!
Welcome Back to all of our students and staff. We hope that all members of our school community have a safe and successful year ahead. We are thrilled to welcome 4 new Junior Infant students to our school this year.
June 2021 – Take a walk down memory lane! Here is this year’s 6th Class Photostory!
Congratulations to our Graduating Class of 2021!
We are very proud of you! Best of luck in Secondary School!
Friendship Week November 23rd to November 27th 2020
In Scoil Naomh Fiachra, we promote, value and cherish a culture of kindness and respect between all members of our school community. Friendship Week is a very important week in our school each year which highlights this important culture.
Click here to have a look at some of the activities that we explored during Friendship Week this year. You’ll also find some useful links regarding Anti-Bullying Procedures and Policies.
Here are some photos from Science Week in Scoil Naomh Fiachra! We really enjoyed the investigations, experiments and problem-solving activities in all classrooms! Well done all!
Lego houses, STEM challenge, success criteria to have it as tall as a glue stick, a bed room, a living room, kitchen and toilet must be in the house.
Making the three little pigs houses.
Well done to our Junior Room Students who are engaging in great learning through play.
Thank you so much to the members of the Lisdowney Intermediate Hurling Team who visited our school as County Final Champions today!
You are heroes to our boys and girls and great role models! We are so proud of your achievements, well done all!!!
Hurling and Camogie Stars!
Thanks to Brían Ryan from Kilkenny GAA Coaching and Games Development who has been coaching students from our Senior Room in recent weeks! Great skills and great enthusiasm were shown by all!
23rd June 2020
6th Class Photo Story!
Here is a special Photo Story for our Graduating 6th Class. Take a walk down memory lane from 2012 to 2020! Congratulations to all!
23rd June 2020
Congratulations 6th Class!
Congratulations to our wonderful and talented 6th Class who are officially graduating from Scoil Naomh Fiachra today. We are so proud of you and we wish you every success and good fortune in the future. Thank you for being such wonderful students in our school!
22nd June 2020
We are very proud of all of our students in Scoil Naomh Fiachra, who have excellent attendance every year.
This year, we congratulate Evan from 6th Class, who has been presented with a very special award for his outstanding attendance record. From his first day in Junior Infants to his last day in 6th Class, Evan has never been absent for a single day of primary school. This is a super achievement. Well done to Evan and his family!
22nd June 2020
Message from Múinteoir John!!!
Many thanks to Múinteoir John from RTÉ Home School Hub, who has sent a very special message to our 6th Class Pupils!
Junior Room Art!
Wow! Children from the Junior Room have been working really hard at home. We are all so proud of you. Have a look at some examples of the terrific art work that is being done at home. Well done all!
19th May 2020 – Green Schools News
We are delighted to announce that Scoil Naomh Fiachra has been awarded it’s 4th Green Flag which is based on the theme of Travel. Congratulations to all of the participants on our Green School Committee and to all members of our school community for embracing our Green Schools initiatives. This is a fantastic achievement, well done all!
14th May 2020 – Sacrament of Confirmation
Today would have been a very special day in our school and our parish. Our 5th and 6th Class students were due to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation today. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those students and their families. We hope that you still have a special day, that you enjoy some precious family time and even have some treats.
Important Message from Lisdowney Parish
As a result of restrictions which are being imposed on people due to the Coronavirus (Covid – 19), there will be no Masses in Lisdowney Parish this coming weekend or weekday until 29th March. There will be a review after that date. Our Parish Priest, Fr. Pat O’ Farrell, will keep the situation under review, in line with guidance from the HSE on religious and social gatherings.
Please note that Mass will be broadcast on both Local Radio Stations this Sunday as follows:
(a) Bishop Dermot Farrell will celebrate Mass at 9.30am to be broadcast on KCLR 96FM.
(b) Community Radio Kilkenny City will broadcast mass live at 10.00am from St. Canices Church.
Apologies for the inconvenience – but we, as a parish and community, must do all in our power to remove the threat of the Coronavirus (Covid 19) from our parish community, protecting especially the most vulnerable.
God’s Grace, Blessing and Protection Upon our Community.
Work You Can Do At Home! Have a Go!
At the following link you will find some activities that you can do at home during the school closure. Remember it is OK if you are not able to do all activities, just try your best! Thank you.
Please click here for more details.
Covid 19 (Coronavirus)
We would like to direct your attention to updated guidance issued, by the Department of Education, on talking to children and young people about Covid-19. Please click here for more details.
The Department of Education and Skills has received an updated letter for all schools from the Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health, Dr Tony Holohan, addressing the recent school closure as a result of the confirmed Covid-19 case. Please click here for more details.
Scoil Naomh Fiachra will hold an Open Evening for all current and prospective Parents and Students on Thursday 27th February 2020 from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. Please pass on this information to anyone that may be interested. Please click here for more details. Thank you.
Well done to the Clontubrid Community Group who received a grant from the Kilkenny Local Development Committee to purchase a new Automated External Defibrillator. This is now installed on the external wall of Scoil Naomh Fiachra!
Thanks very much to Paula Dowling, who has completed 10 weeks of Tin Whistle Lessons with all students in the school. Well done to all students who worked very hard and have yet again made great progress. We give a special congratulations to the Junior Infant Class (pictured) who have only just started playing. Well done all!
In Scoil Naomh Fiachra we value our school as a kind, caring and inclusive community of learning. With this in mind, our school celebrated Friendship Week in early November 2019. Throughout this week, students were actively engaged in lessons about the importance of Friendship. Activities included: Random Acts of Kindness, Making Friendship Bracelets, Compliment Boxes etc. The Senior Room students were given buddies from the Middle and Junior Rooms. We are very proud of how all students engaged in fun friendship activities with one another. Many thanks to our hard-working Parents’ Council who arranged an Anti-Bullying Talk for parents on the 27th November 2019.
Lisdowney Under 21 Hurling Success
Congratulations to the Lisdowney Under 21 Hurling Team who triumphed in the Kilkenny Under 21 Hurling Championship Roinn B Final on Sunday 15th December. Thanks to the team members who visited Scoil Naomh Fiachra with the Cup on Monday 16th December. We are very proud of all of our past pupils who are on the panel. Congratulations to all.
Our school was truly buzzing with Music and Drama on the 17th December 2019 as all students participated in their Christmas Plays. The Junior Room put on a truly entertaining and dazzling display with their production of It’s A Party. We met some familiar faces as students from the Middle Room took on the roles of the school’s teachers in their hilarious production of Tinsel and Tea Towels. Our Senior Room’s production of The Peace Child certainly impressed the audience. They transported those watching to the Mystical Land of Mambica where two tribes were at war until the birth of a very special child. Well done to all teachers and children for their hard work in preparing for the plays, practise really does make perfect! A special thanks to all parents for their help with costumes and learning lines at home, during what is already a very busy time of year.
Team Hope Christmas Shoe Box Appeal
Congratulations and thank you to all of the students and their families who generously created and filled Christmas Shoe-Boxes which were donated to the Team Hope Christmas Shoe Box Appeal. These boxes were collected by volunteers from Team Hope on Friday 15th November.
Math’s Week Quiz Winners
Math’s Week Quiz Runners Up
Math’s Week Quiz
Halloween Dress Up Day
Fossil Fuel Workshop
Today Chiara Hanrahan from An Taisce came to our school to give a workshop on fossil fuels. She explained that when fossil fuels (oil, turf, coal, gas) are burned, they release carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, which in turn trap heat in our atmosphere, making them primary contributors to global warming and climate change. She discussed how fossil fuels are non-renewable energy sources. The formation of oil has taken millions of years and scientists think that we have used up over half of this in the last 150 years. Therefore, she explained how we need to slow down in our use of oil. Most of the oil supply is used to keep all the planes, cars, jets, jeeps etc. moving! She suggested how we can use alternatives – wind energy, solar power and marine energy. These are all renewable energy sources and have less negative impact on the environment. Finally, she asked the children how they could make a difference. They suggested that we could look at how we travel and encourage more people to walk, cycle, use the bus/train and carpool. The workshop was very informative and the children were very enthusiastic with their questions and contributions.
Bike and Safety Skills Workshop
Chiara Hanrahan, Education Officer, An Taisce visited our school again on 10th June to run some Bike Safety and Skills workshops. The students were taken out to the yard in small groups and practised some basic skills including helmet fitting, balance, indicating and emergency stops. Some of the children played travel related games in the yard. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and learned a great life skill at the same time!
Our Green Schools Committee on Bike Training Day
Having fun and learning a very important life skill!
Playing a travel themed game
We recently held a poster/slogan competition to raise the children’s awareness of Green-Schools Travel. We were amazed by the standard of the posters and it was very hard to pick the winners! The children received some lovely prizes for their efforts including a bicycle helmet, bicycle bells and lights. Congratulations to everyone for their lovely art-work and especially to our four overall winners!
Junior and Middle Room