Sports Day

Our Junior Site had their Sports Day on Thursday, 21st June. It was a fantastic day. Each class rotated around the different stations and enjoyed activities such as races, parachute, tug-o'-war, unihoc, the bouncing castle, gaelic, soccer, water races/wellie toss, basketball, bench ball, athletics and obstacle courses. Thank you to everyone involved in organising the day and a special thank you to our parent volunteers who manned the stations and without whom the day wouldn't have gone so well. We are all looking forward to tomorrow's Bake Sale and Saturday's Family Fun Day!

Recycled Hats

Well done to the boys and girls in our school who put huge effort into making recycled hats as part of our efforts to achieve our first Green Schools flag as a newly amalgamated school. The theme for this flag is 'Litter and Waste' and the children were encouraged to recycle and upcycle items they had at home to create their masterpieces. This challenge was optional, however, so many children took part that we held a fashion show today, where the children modelled their creations on the catwalk in the halla. We were blown away by the imagination and creativity shown by children of all ages. Well done to all participants. More photos will be added during the week.

Hard Luck to our Footballers!

Our girls' football team played in the Cumann na mBunscol schools final yesterday at 5pm in Ballyleague. They played fantastically but unfortunately lost out to Creagh NS. Well done Creagh! Well done to the children who have shown such commitment to our team throughout the year and thank you to their coach, Ms Louise Kilcullen. We are very proud of you all!

Fun in the Sun!

Many of our classes have taken advantage of the current good weather and held some of their classes outdoors. Some classes went to the park and 5th class were lucky to have had their school tour to Bay Sports in the Hodson Bay on one of the nicest days of the year so far. A number of pupils and teachers have been involved in creating a beautiful garden on the senior site. They, too, took advantage of the good weather to complete the work. Our senior site pupils also enjoyed a training session with teachers from Roscommon Community College.

First Holy Communion

Our second class children received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Saturday, 26th May at 11am in the Sacred Heart Church. We hope that all of the children and their families had a lovely, special day!

Well Done to our Camogie Team!

Our school camogie team won the Camogie B Final yesterday evening against Gaelscoil de hÍde. The match was played at 5 o'clock in Four Roads, where the team emerged victorious at the end of a challenging match, with a score of 6-1 to 4-3. Well done to all involved, particularly all the girls on the team and their coach, Ms McDermott. We are very proud of you!

Well done Ava!

Well done to Ava in Ms. McNeill's class, who recently won a prize for her entry in the Pioneer Essay Competition. She will receive her award next Thursday at 7.30pm in the Abbey Hotel.

Cumann na mBunscol

Well done to our school camogie team who won their match on Monday. They are now through to the semi-final, which will take place on Friday, 18th May at 1pm in Lisnamult, where they will face Ballymurray. Best of luck girls!

Well done also to our girls' football team, who are also through to the county semi-final after defeating Roxboro N.S. on Tuesday.

The Army Band

The Army Band returned to our school yesterday, 15th May, to entertain the children in our junior classes. They had been to our school earlier in the year and the senior pupils really enjoyed their performance then. We were delighted to welcome them back, where they performed a wide variety of songs and taught the children about the instruments they played and the sections of the orchestra. Thank you to everyone involved!

2nd Class Went on a Snail Hunt!

The children in Ms. Flannery's 2nd Class made the most of the recent good weather and went on a snail hunt in the school grounds. They have been learning about minibeasts and their habitats in science and continued their learning outside. They checked many places to find the snails, knowing that snails prefer to live near rocks, ditches and plants for protection from their predators. They also found some other minibeasts during their hunt including ladybirds and spiders. 

Garda Road Safety Poster Competition

Well done to three of our 5th class pupils, who have won prizes in the Garda Road Safety Poster Competition. They were presented with their prizes today in Roscommon Arts Centre.

Sporting Success

Well done to our camogie, hurling and football teams who all experienced great success in their recent matches. Our camogie team beat Newtown and Creggs on Monday and are now through to the quarter final of Cumann na mBunscol Ros Comáin. Our girls' football team beat Boyle on Tuesday and our hurling team won 3 of their 4 matches during their hurling blitz on Tuesday. Thank you to the teachers Ms McDermott, Ms Kilcullen, Ms C. Mannion, Mr Darcy and Mr Devaney who organised and trained the teams and to the children who have shown, and continue to show, great dedication during training and matches throughout the year.

We also had children who participated in the Community Games in Roscommon on Friday, 27th April. A number of these children qualified for the Roscommon Community Games finals, which will be held next month. Pictured below are two of our winners. 

The captain of the Roscommon Academy soccer team is a pupil in our school, and his team recently won their tournament final. They played Mayo, the Midlands and Sligo in the group stages and beat the Midlands in the final to win the cup. Well done to all the team.

Chess Team

Following on from last month's success, where they won the County Shield, the Roscommon U13 Chess Team won silver in the Connacht final on 21st April. All players on the team are pupils of St. Comán's Wood. A big thank you to organiser Alistair Kerr and well done to the team!

Child Protection

On 11th December, 2017, new Child Protection Procedures were implemented for all primary and post-primary schools in line with the Children First Act.

This has brought about some changes to the way schools deal with child protection issues. There is a requirement that all staff be updated on the new child protection guidelines and schools have therefore been authorised to close for two half days or one full day to allow for staff training on the new procedures.

St. Comán's Wood will be closed on Friday, 16th March to facilitate this training.

For further information on Children First please click here.