2019/2020

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.

 

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.

 

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!

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!

Christmas Festivities

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

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Champions!

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

 

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.

 

 

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. 

 

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.

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. 

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.

 

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.

Look what we made!

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

 

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.

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.

 

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!