2017/2018

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.

Garda Talk in 4th Class

4th class pupils had a really interesting and informative talk from the local Gardaí yesterday (30th April). Thank you to everyone who made this possible. The children thoroughly enjoyed it!

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.

Fleadh Ros Comáin

Well done to all the children who took part in the recent Roscommon Fleadh held in Fuerty on Easter Sunday and Monday.  St. Comán's Wood primary school was well represented and many of the children will go on to take part in the Connacht Fleadh in Leitrim in July.  Well done to all.

Many of the children were very young in their age group and the standard was very high so we commend all of them for taking part and playing and singing so well on the day.

Results:
Maeve Bhurton got through to the Connacht fleadh in the Comhrá Gaeilge competition. 
Elia Cormican came 3rd in the button accordion competition (under 10). Leeya Towey came 2nd in the solo singing competition (under 12) and Jane King came in 3rd place.  Emma Hough came 2nd in the under 12 concertina competition.
Duets:
Anna Kiernan and Emma Hough came 2nd in the under 12 duet competition and Isabelle Sexton and Jane King came in 3rd place.
Trios:
Isabelle Sexton, Jane King and Maeve Bhurton came 1st in the under 12 trio competition.  Cassie Doorly, Alison McNamara and Jennifer Morris came 3rd in the under 15 trio competition.
All participants who came 1st or 2nd qualified for a place in the Connacht Fleadh in July. Well done to all.

St. Comán's Wood Choir

Our school choir won the cup at the Ballina Feis on Sunday, 25th March. We are delighted that their hard work and commitment paid off and we are very proud of them all. Our senior site pupils attended the choir's final practice on Friday and the school was abuzz with praise for all involved. A big thank you to our choirmaster, Ms. Aoife Conlon. 

Check out the performances of their songs 'Africa' and 'Fight Song' below.

Army Band

A big thank you to the Army Band who visited our school today, where they entertained our senior classes in the halla. It was a fantastic show! We look forward to their return in a few weeks time where they will perform for our infant classes. 

Lá ‘le Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

Chaith na páistí éadaí glasa chun Lá Fhéile Pádraig a cheiliúradh. Bhain said taitneamh as an lá!

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Bhí Seachtain na Gaeilge ar siúl ó 1-17ú Márta. Is é an fhéile Ghaeilge is mó in Éirinn. Bhí na múinteoirí agus na páistí sa scoil ag déanamh sár-iarracht níos mó gaeilge a usáid go neamhfhoirmiúil ar fud na scoile agus lasmuigh den scoil freisin. Bhí go leor gníomhaíochtaí ann chun an fhéile a cheiliúradh i ranganna éagsúla.  Tá súil againn go raibh craic agus caint againn go léir le linn Seachtain na Gaeilge!

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Comórtas Ealaíne

Seo iad na páistí a bhuaigh comórtas ealaíne le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge. Bhí na pictiuirí bunaithe ar sheanfhocla.  Maith sibh! Táimid an-bhródúil asaibh! Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí.

Damhsa ar an Sean-Nós

Tháinig an rinceoir Tommy Stenson go dtí an scoil ar an 13ú Márta le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge, chun cuid de na damhsaí traidisiúnta a mhúineadh do na páistí sna ranganna shinsearacha. Bhí a lán craic agus spraoi ann ar an lá! Féach ar an bhfíseán chun na rinceoirí iontach a fheiceáil.

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Beidh Seachtain na Gaeilge ar siúl ó 1-17ú Márta. Is é an fhéile Ghaeilge is mó in Éirinn. Beidh na múinteoirí agus na páistí sa scoil ag déanamh sár-iarracht níos mó gaeilge a usáid go neamhfhoirmiúil ar fud na scoile agus lasmuigh den scoil freisin. Beidh go leor gníomhaíochtaí ann chun an fhéile a cheiliúradh i ranganna éagsúla. Cuirfimid pictiúir ón bhféile anseo. Tar ar ais chun an spraoi agus an craic a fheiceáil! Tá súil againn go mbéidh craic agus caint againn go léir le linn Seachtain na Gaeilge!

Tá tuilleadh eolas ar fáil ar https://snag.ie/

Comórtas Ealaíne

Seo iad na páistí a bhuaigh comórtas ealaíne le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge. Bhí na pictiuirí bunaithe ar sheanfhocla.  Maith sibh! Táimid an-bhródúil asaibh! Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí.

Damhsa ar an Sean-Nós

Tháinig rinceoir Tommy Stenson go dtí an scoil ar an 13ú Márta le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge, chun cuid de na damhsaí traidisiúnta a mhúineadh do na páistí sna ranganna sinsearacha. Bhí a lán craic agus spraoi ann ar an lá! Féach ar an bhfíseán chun na rinceoirí iontach a fheiceáil.

Engineers Week

Engineers Week 2018 ran from 24th February - 2nd March. We had a snowy end to the week which unfortunately saw some of our planned activities cancelled or postponed. Many pupils had the opportunity to explore engineering activities in their classrooms earlier in the week. Check out the pictures below to see some of the engineering challenges they worked through.

Army Band

A big thank you to the Army Band who visited our school today, where they entertained our senior classes in the halla. It was a fantastic show! We look forward to their return in a few weeks time where they will perform for our infant classes. 

Credit Union Quiz

Well done to the St Comán's Wood quiz teams, who recently took part in the Roscommon Credit Union Quiz. Our teams prepared well for the event and one of our teams placed 3rd overall. Well done to all who were involved in preparing for and who attended the quiz.

Photo Credits: Roscommon Credit Union Facebook Page.

Grandparents Day

We had a fantastic day last Wednesday, 31st January when a number of our wonderful Grandparents and minders visited our school to celebrate Grandparents Day. There was mass at 10am in the Sacred Heart Church followed by a reception in the junior site halla. After a visit to the classrooms to meet the children and a beautiful prayer service, some of the Grandparents and minders proceeded to the senior site to visit the children there. They were entertained by our wonderful musicians and dancers on both sites. The children were so happy and proud to welcome their grandparents to our school and we thank all who contributed to making this day so special.