School Calendar 2017-2018
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Standardisation of School Year
Click here for further details regarding Primary Schools for the years 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20.
New Primary Language Curriculum
The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment has developed a new language curriculum which will be phased in next year. For more information and support for parents please click on the following links: www.curriculumonline.ie, www.helpmykidlearn.ie and www.cogg.ie.
End of Year Awards 2017
Camogie Medals: Well done to our victorious camogie team who were presented with their medals by Senior Kilkenny player and All Ireland winner Aoife O’Carroll. Thanks to the Lisdowney camogie club who sent the ice-cream van as part of our celebration. Well done to Ms. Brennan, Ms. Fennelly and the players on their fantastic achievement this year.
Swimming Gala: Well done to our team of 26 swimmers who represented the school in this year’s Gala. Congratulations to Orla who came second in the under 10 front crawl and Corey who came first in the under 12 front crawl. Thanks to Deirdre Dunne, Fiona Perry and Rita Phelan for all their help on the day.
Hurling Blitz Winners: Well done to our 2017 hurling blitz winners.
Sport’s Day Winners: Congratulations to the orange team who came in 1st place on Sport’s Day.
Attendance Awards: Well done to our pupils who received certificates for their high levels of attendance this year (first picture) and also our twelve pupils in the second picture who didn’t miss a single day this year.
Active Week 2017
Monday: Sports Day
Tuesday: Core, balance and agility exercises with Theresa Dunphy
Wednesday: Orienteering Day in Jenkinstown Woods
Thursday: School Tours to ‘Fota Wildlife Park’ & ‘Rancho Reillys’
Graduation Class and 6th Class Parents 2017
Congratulations to our school camogie team who won the Roinn D County Final on Wednesday 07th June. The girls had a fantastic win over Bennettsbridge in Nowlan Park on Wednesday evening. Thanks to the coaches Ms. Brennan and Ms. Fennelly for a great year. Well done girls!
Scríobh Leabhar 2017
Congratulations to all of our students who took part in the Scríobh Leabhar competition this year, particularly our three winners who attended the awards ceremony in the Watershed on the 31st May. They were presented with medals and certificates and got to meet the band ‘Seo Linn’. A fantastic day was had by all.
First Holy Communion
Congratulations to our students that received their First Holy Communion on Saturday 13th May. Thank you to Ms Fennelly for all her hard work in preparing the students.
Third Green Flag – Water Conservation
Congratulations to all at Scoil Naomh Fiachra on receiving their third Green Flag for Water conservation.
Leinster Schools Swimming Gala
Congratulations to Corey Bowden who represented Scoil Naomh Fiachra and came first in the Leinster Primary School Swimming Gala.
Field Trip to Seskin Lisdowney Ballinaslee Group Water Scheme
On Thursday 6th of April, the Senior Room and Green School’s Committee went on a field trip to see how the SLB Group Water Scheme works. This group water scheme provides clean running water to many houses and farms in our local community. Roisín and Joe from the National Federation of Group Water Schemes guided us through the day. Paddy and Angela Mullally came along and explained how they maintain the scheme on a daily basis. We were blown away by what we learned and we have already begun our projects on the local scheme. Thanks to all involved in making the day such a great success, especially to Angela for organising the trip.
Kilkenny Community Games Quiz Champions 2017
Congratulations to the students from Scoil Naomh Fiachra on winning the Kilkenny Community Games Quiz. The team below will go on to represent us in the All Ireland Community Games Quiz 2017. We wish them the very best of luck.
Engineering Week – Lego Mindstorms
To celebrate ‘Engineering Week’ this week, we started a new type of coding/programming called ‘Mindstorms’. We have been using ‘Scratch’ coding for the past few weeks and this has been a great help in preparing us to use ‘Mindstorms’. The children built their own robots as part of the project and came up with there own codes which they used to control their robots. This was great fun and we aim to spend time every week improving our coding skills and building our robots.
“Water Wise Workshops”
As part of our campaign for the Water Flag, we invited Úna from Global Action Ireland to the school to give three one and a half hour workshops to the classes on Water Conservation. Together, we did an in depth exploration of the Water Cycle, the story of a water droplet, water saving tips, water usage in our daily lives and in the processing of everyday food and clothing items, and much more. We had a great time with Úna and we hope she will visit us again soon.
Enrolment for September 2018
Parents wishing to enroll pupils for the school year 2017- 2018 may do so by contacting the school for Enrolment Application Form and copy of the school’s Enrolment Policy.
Tel.: 056 8832417.
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