Clothing Collection Update

A big thank you to everyone who brought in clothing for our Cash for Clobber Collection on Friday 17th January last. A total of 960kg was collected!

 

Parenting Workshops

Parenting can be rewarding and enjoyable but also can be challenging and exhausting. Triple P aims to make parenting easier and this programme is designed to support you in your role as a parent. Ask About Parenting.ie has launched their Spring Programme of Workshops & Seminars. Please click on the link here for more information.

 

Grandparents' Day

As part of Catholic School's Week, Grandparents' Day will be held on Wednesday, 29th January. We welcome all Grandparents to mass in the Sacred Heart Church at 10am that day, followed by refreshments on both sites. We look forward to meeting you all!

1916 Rising Artefacts

The children in 5th class are currently learning about the 1916 Rising and Irish Independence. One of the pupils in Ms. McNeill's class has close ties to the Rising - his great, great grandparents knew the leaders of the Rising personally. We are very grateful to him and his family for kindly bringing in a range of artefacts related to this hugely important time in Irish history. He shared his knowledge with the other children in 5th class and showed them all of the items that his family had collected, including framed pictures of some of the men involved, commemorative coins, a newspaper from the golden jubilee in 1966 and a framed copy of the proclamation. The children were very interested and shared with each other everything that they've learned so far. It was a great learning experience!

 

6th Class Enterprise Awareness Workshop

6th class enjoyed a very interesting Enterprise Awareness workshop with Lena Shaw. This workshop was organised by Roscommon Local Enterprise Office. We learned all about setting up a business, market research, teamwork, finance and selling. Thank you Lena for facilitating this workshop!

Enrolment

There will be an information evening on Tuesday 4th February at 8pm for parents only, where Ms. Feeley will address parents of new entrants for the 2020/2021 school year.

Children are very welcome to visit the school with parents on Thursday, 6th February from 6.30-8.00pm.

Please click on the link below to download a copy of our enrolment application form for 2020/21.

Enrolment Application 2020/21

Completed application forms should be posted to St. Comán's Wood Primary School, Convent Road, Roscommon Town, Co. Roscommon or dropped into the school office on or before February 10th 2020. All applications are assessed in accordance with the School Enrolment Policy. Go to Policies to view the School Enrolment Policy.

Phone 090 66 26872 or email info@comanswoodprimary.ie

Principal's Award November & December 2019

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

 

Christmas Festivities

Well done to everyone involved in our Christmas concerts and Carol Singing this week. You were all fantastic!

Intercultural Evening

Thank you to everyone involved in our recent intercultural evening. It was a huge success, with 11 different nationalities being represented. Many thanks to our Parents Association for their involvement in the organisation of this event.

Garda Visit to 5th Class

Thank you to Garda Donna McKeogh and Garda John O'Connor, who visited 5th class yesterday, 27th November to talk to the children about bullying. The children were very interested and it prompted a lot of discussion around the area of bullying, particularly cyber bullying. The children were informed about what to do if they are the victims of bullying or see bullying behaviour and also how to keep themselves safe online.

For more information related to internet safety please head to webwise.ie, where there are many resources for both parents and children.

Well done Etain!

One of our 4th class pupils was recently selected as a delegate for the Oireachtas Youth Assembly 2019 on Climate Change. It took place on the 15th November in the Dáil. Etain also had the opportunity to meet Ryan Tubridy in the RTE studios after the broadcast. Well done Etain! We are very proud of you!

Christmas Lights

Thank you to all of our wonderful boys and girls in the school band, who accompanied Santa up the town ahead of the turning on of the Christmas lights. There was a huge turnout and a lovely atmosphere around the town. Well done to all involved in the preparation of the music and to the town's Christmas Lights Committee. The town looks beautiful!

Scór na bPáistí

A number of children competed in Scór na bPáistí in Elphin last Friday, 15th November, representing Roscommon Gaels and our school. Pupils participated in the solo singing, ballad group, figure dancing, recitation and instrumental music categories of the competition. Well done to all who took part and to the teachers involved in preparing for the event. 

Irish Dancing Success

A number of our pupils competed in the Irish Open Dance Championship at the weekend where they won many medals and trophies. Well done to Carla, Lauren, Caoimhe, Alyssa, Kara and Alice! We are very proud of you. More photos to follow.

SciFest 2019

A big 'thank you' to Roscommon CBS for hosting SciFest last Thursday. A number of projects from our school were on display in the CBS, with children in these groups carrying out and explaining their experiments. The children in our senior classes had an opportunity to visit and see the various demonstrations and investigations that were on display, including those conducted by the 1st year CBS pupils. Well done to all involved!

Science Week 2019 is underway

 

Science Week is here! We are looking forward to a week full of fun and activities to celebrate the wonderful world of Science. Our Science circuit got underway today on the Senior Site.

SciFest 2019

 

As part of Science Week 2019, our senior site pupils will be attending SciFest in the CBS. The children are busy preparing and carrying out science investigations ahead of this and some of these will be presented at SciFest next week. Stay tuned over the coming week for more pictures from science week.

 

Aidan Dockery, Heritage in Schools Expert

Aidan Dockery, Heritage in Schools expert, visited our school to talk to the 5th classes about World War 1 and some other aspects of Irish history. The children have recently studied World War 1 and so were eager to build on their knowledge. Aidan's uncle Joseph sadly lost his life during the war and Aidan spoke about him and about the beautiful commemoration his family organised to mark his 100 year anniversary last year. He had a photo of Aidan and read excerpts from letters to and from Joseph. He had a number of artifacts from the war to show the children such as bullets, a bayonet and a gas mask. He was excellent at describing the conditions in the trenches during the war and helped the children visualise what an average soldier would have experienced during this time. It was a very interesting talk which the children really enjoyed. Thank you very much Aidan!

New Aistear Resources

The children in our infant classes have enjoyed getting to grips with the new toys, games and equipment the school recently purchased for use in Aistear. Aistear is the Early Childhood curriculum framework for all children from birth to six years. Click here to read more information about it.

Science Week 2019

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Science Week takes place 10th-17th November 2019. We are looking for any parents that use science, Maths, technology or engineering as part of their work to give a short talk to their child's class. If you are interested please write a day & time that suits in your child's journal. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

 

New Climbing Frame on the Senior Site

 

Our new climbing frame was installed on the Senior Site over the Halloween break and the children were delighted to try it when they returned to school. A huge thank you to our Parents' Association who fundraised for the equipment. 

Happy Halloween!

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Today we dressed up in our Halloween costumes. Click here to see the photos. School finishes at 3pm on Friday October 25th for mid-term break. We will reopen for pupils at 9.15am on Tuesday November 5th 2019. 

 

Principal's Award October 2019

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

 

Visit from Michael Bell, Heritage in Schools Expert

6th Class were very lucky to be visited by Michael Bell, Heritage in Schools expert on 22/10/19. Michael is an experienced wildlife educator with a background in conservation and ecological research. We have had many visits from Michael over the years and we always thoroughly enjoy his engaging workshops. Today we learned all about the wildlife, flora and fauna that live along the River Jiggy in Roscommon Town. Michael also took us on a field trip of our beautiful school grounds on the senior site where we experienced the wonder of nature for ourselves.

 

 

Champions!

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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.