Date for your diaries

 

Champions!

This weekend our school had lots of successful participants in swimming, soccer and Irish dancing. Well done to you all.

 

Maths Week & Climate Action Week

This week (Oct 14th-18th) will be a busy week in St. Comán's Wood-our students will be engaging in lots of fun activities to celebrate both Maths Week and Climate Change Week. Stay tuned for some photos of the events being held in our school.

       

 

 

Reminder: School Closure

St Comán's Wood will be CLOSED for pupils on Monday 4th November for pupils to facilitate Whole-School Professional Development for teachers on the Primary Language Curriculum.

 

Principal's Award September 2019

Congratulations to our wonderful students on the Senior Site who achieved the Principal's Award for September. This award recognises good behaviour, hard work, kindness, thoughtfulness and those students who always try their best. Well done everyone.

 

Niall de Búrca, Storyteller

As part of Roscommon County Library's children's festival, 'Ros na nÓg', some of the children in 5th and 6th class attended a storyteller workshop in the library on Thursday, 3rd October. Niall deBúrca told the children engaging, interactive stories about the first time he read a book and about a banshee. Thank you Niall and Roscommon County Library for inviting us!

 

Look what we made!

Some children on our junior site made a fantastic scarecrow to protect the veggies in our school garden.

 

Sacraments

Dates for your diaries:
Children in 2nd class will receive the Sacrament of First Confession on Thursday, 12th March 2020 and the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Saturday, May 16th 2020. 

Children in 6th class will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, March 28th 2020.

 

Climate Action

The pupils in our senior classes took part in the Roscommon 'climate action' protest on Friday 20th September, joining students from other local primary and secondary schools. Our pupils gathered on the junior site and listened to the rally, after which our 6th class pupils joined in the march to Áras an Chontae.

 

Harvest Time

It was harvest time for some of the vegetables planted in our school garden last spring. Ms. McCarrick and the children in Ms. Mannion's 6th class made the most of the fine weather last Friday and got busy harvesting vegetables such as carrots and potatoes. At the end, they each got a goody bag of vegetables to bring home with them.

Primary Language Curriculum

A big well done to Ms Dolan and all of the children in 2nd class (2018/2019) who were filmed back in April as part of the NCCA's development of online support materials for the new Primary Language Curriculum. (You can read all about the NCCA visit here.)

The new Primary Language Curriculum, which was introduced in 2016 to pupils in junior infants to 2nd class, is now being rolled out to all classes. The video of Ms. Dolan's class demonstrating narrative writing and the writing process is now available as part of the online toolkit of support materials for teachers.

Click on the image below to read more about the new Primary Language Curriculum.

 

Fáilte ar ais!

We wish to welcome you all back to another school year in St. Comán's Wood. We hope you all had an enjoyable and relaxing summer. We would like to extend a very warm welcome to our new Junior Infant pupils. We are delighted to welcome you into our school community.

We will be posting regular updates here during the year so please check back regularly to see what's been happening in our school.

Booklists are now available to view and download here.

School Calendar 2019/20

The school calendar for 2019/20 is available to view here

Family Fun Day a huge success

Thank you to everyone who supported our Family Fun Day this weekend. The sun shone and a great day was had by all. Thank you also to Denis Naughten who helped raise our first Green Flag as St Comán's Wood PS. He also launched our new defibrillator on the Senior site. Photos of the day to follow.

 

Our School Garden

Have a look at our beautiful school garden

 

 

Sports Day June 18th

We had a fantastic Sports Day on both sites. Huge thanks to the teachers who organised this great day, as well as all the coaches, parents and past pupils who helped out on the day. Click here to view some photos of the day.

 

 

National Cycle On Wednesday (COW) Day-Wednesday June 26th

Bike week for St. Comán's Wood will run from Monday 24th June until Friday 28th June 2019. Wednesday 26th June is National COW Day (COW-Cycle On Wednesday is an initiative developed by Green Schools) and we hope that as many of you cycle to school as possible. Green Schools Travel is encouraging all schools to dedicate at least one day, or the entire week, to the bicycle. Get cycling!

 

NED show visits St Comán's Wood

Pupils on both sites thoroughly enjoyed the NED show today. The NED show is a character education programme that centres around 3 important messages that have life long relevance: Never Give Up; Encourage Others; Do Your Best. The children learned about NED's 3 messages while also enjoying storytelling, magic, humour and yo-yo tricks. For more information on the NED show please click here

 

Workshop with Children's Author, Dave Rudden

5th Class took part in a very enjoyable writing workshop with author Dave Rudden in Roscommon Arts Centre today. 

 

Green Flag Presentation

Well done to all at St. Comán's Wood on receiving a Green Flag at the recent presentation awards in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone. Pictured below are Holly Connaughton and Melanie Robak, Green School Committee members, along with Ms Duignan and Mrs Feeley. Missing from photo is Ms J Mannion. 

 

We would like to encourage all our students (and teachers!) to make a special effort to walk, cycle or scoot to school during the month of June

 

Pioneer Competition Winner

Congratulations to Larissa, a pupil in Ms Kilcullen's 4th class, who received an award from the Pioneer Association in their recent art competition. She is pictured here at the prizegiving ceremony in the Abbey Hotel. Well done Larissa.

 

Garda Road Safety Competition Winners

Big congratulations to Bronagh Donohue, 6th class, overall winner in the Garda Road Safety Art Competition. Congratulations also to Elia and Amelia, 5th class who came 2nd and 3rd in the competition. 

Mary Comiskey Award for most improved reader

Eddie Corcoran pictured with his parents Brian and Helen and his brothers and sister receiving the Mary Comiskey Memorial Award for most improved reader in St Comán’s Wood Primary School. The award was presented by Maura Comiskey and Úna Feeley (School Principal). Missing from the picture is Allanah Corcoran, Eddie's sister.

 

Easter Parade Committee Presentation

Senior students with Mrs Feeley and Ms Morris from St Comán’s Wood who took part in the Easter Parade being presented with a cheque for €100 by Caitlín McConn on behalf of the Easter Parade Committee. 

 

St Comán's Wood Newsletter May 2019

 

New Jerseys for St Comán's Wood

Seán Mulry of The Peppermill Restaurant, Roscommon presenting Úna Feeley, principal of St Comán's Wood PS, with a set of GAA jerseys. Seán and his wife Bernie own the very popular restaurant on the Golf Links Road for over 10 years. St Comán's Wood are extremely grateful for their generosity and hope to have much success in the jerseys over the coming year!

Internet Safety

The Internet is a wonderful resource, but access to it has its hazards for children. Webwise.ie offer free information, advice and resources to help parents, teachers and students address internet safety issues. Click on the webwise logo below for an explanation of various apps available online and their associated benefits and risks.
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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. 

For further information on Children First please click here.