Scoil Naomh Fiachra

2016 – 2017

Kilkenny Credit Union Table Quiz

Our school entered two under 13 teams in the annual Credit Union School Quiz 2017. We are delighted to report that both our teams performed brilliantly this year, coming 8th and 9th out of 72 teams in total. Well done to all the boys and girls who took part. 



Friendship Week

This was a special week in Scoil Naomh Fiachra as we celebrated Friendship Week 2016. We focused on positive relationships, being kind, caring and looking out for each other to ensure everyone is always included. During the week a lot of activities took place throughout the school including buddy fun where the older children partnered up with the younger children to read books together, complete art activities and carry out exercises on being a good friend. Everyone in the school did a random act of kindness and each child also had a compliment box where other children wrote nice things about them before putting them into their boxes. The children loved reading these compliments at home. We also began our collection for local people in need this Christmas which will run right up until the holidays. Finally, we unveiled our new ‘Friendship Bench’ which was skillfully made and donated by one of our board of management members Kieran Costelloe and varnished by the Tallis family. The children will put their own stamp on the bench when they design and paint it later in the year. A big thank you to everyone who contributed to our very successful ‘Friendship Week 2016’.






Christmas Shoe Box Collection 2016


Thank you to all that contributed to the Christmas Shoebox collection 2016.

Congratulations Ms Brennan….

Congratulations to Ms Brennan on her success with the Thomastown Senior Camogie team who won this years Leinster Championship.



The O’Duffy Cup

 Last Friday there was great excitement when the O’Duffy Cup visited the school. Kilkenny Camogie stars Ann Dalton and our very own Claire Phelan and Aoife O’Carroll brought the cup in and gave some brilliant advice to our future camogie and hurling stars.







End of Year Awards 2016

Congratulations to the students in the picture below who received certificates for full attendance this year. Well done on not missing a single day this year!


Well done to the students below for being consistent attenders too. They also received certificates for their excellent attendance!


Our winning team for sports day (below) received their prizes too. Well done to the blue team!


Well done to Alan’s team (below) who won the in-school hurling league this year and received grips for their hurls.  IMG_1468[1]

Well done to Ciarán’s team (below) who won our in-school Junior to 1st class soccer league!


Presentation to Our Local St. Vincent De Paul

Well done to our Confirmation class who donated €250 of their confirmation money to St. Vincent De Paul. The Holy Spirit is truly guiding them in the right direction. Thanks to Eilís Costello who came in on behalf of our local St. Vincent De Paul to receive the cheque.


Proclamation Day

On the 15th of March, Scoil Naomh Fiachra celebrated Proclamation Day. We began by welcoming everybody. Brandon read out the Proclamation from 1916 as Pádraig Pearce did from the steps of the GPO. This was followed by the reading of our “Proclamation for a New Generation” which was written by the students of Scoil Naomh Fiachra. This can be seen further down on this page. After this, Aoibhe and Céin gave us some information on the History of the Tricolour and the protocols that surround it. The flag was then risen by Charlie, who is the oldest student in the school. After the flag was raised we celebrated with Irish songs, poems, tin whistle and Irish dancing. The parents then viewed some of our project work on 1916. A brilliant day was had by all. Thanks to Denis O’Connor who took photographs for the school on the day.

Proclamation for a New Generation

The pupils of Scoil Naomh Fiachra have been busy re-imagining the 1916 Proclamation. A lot of hard work has gone into having this document ready for Proclamation Day on the 15th of March. It will be read out on the day before we raise our flag at 12 midday. All parents and wider members of the community are invited into the school on Proclamation Day to celebrate with us from 11:45am.

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1916 Centenary Celebrations

On Wednesday 13th of January Scoil Noamh Fiachra  welcomed three members of the Irish Defence Forces to our school to present our school with The National Flag.

The presentation included a history of the national flag and the correct protocol for its use.  The flag was then presented to Séan Dowling and the Proclamation was presented to Katie Brennan.The Defence Forces member also read part of the Proclamation assisted by Brandon in 5th class.

The children sang and played Amhrán na Bhfiann and Oró Se Do Bheatha  Bhaile on the tin whistle. It was a really memorable day. Thanks to everyone involved.








On the 15th of March (Proclamation Day), every school in the country will raise their flags at 12 o’clock. Parents are invited into the school for this event and the children will perform a number of songs and tunes to mark the event.


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Seachtain na Gaeilge

We are celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge in our school this week. We are making an extra effort to speak Irish throughout the day and chidlren earn a raffle ticket and will go into a draw at the end of the week to win a prize. We had a ceolchoirm on Thursday which you will see in photos below and to finish the week off  we are having a tráth na gceist.













Army Barracks

The children from Scoil Naomh Fiachra will visit the Army Barracks in Kilkenny on Monday 8th February. Thanks to Army Barracks for facilitating this visit.

 6 Km Walk

Our 6 Km fundraising will take place on 12th June 2016.  Funds raised will be go towards the purchase of Graded Readers for the school.

The Fun Run will take place on Sunday the 12th of June 2016 after 9.30am Mass in Clontubrid.
This will be followed by some fun activities and refreshments back in the school.
This will also be the closing event for our “Active Schools Week”.
We look forward to a fantastic day out for the entire school community.
Please come along and support.

Active Week 2016

The Active Fun Week will run from 7th – 12th June 2016.  More details to follow.