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Cycle on Wednesday

It was national 'Cycle on Wednesday' day on Wednesday, 15th May. A number of our children took to the road on their bicycles to travel to and from school. The event was part of National Bike Week, an initiative ran by Green Schools in partnership with the National Transport Authority. It is a celebration of active travel, sustainable transport and simply the joys of cycling a bike! Well done to everyone who took part!


Curious Minds - Discover STEM

Our school has recently entered Science Foundation Ireland's (SFI) Curious Minds - Discover STEM 2024 awards. We were delighted that our school won a Curious Minds Gold Award for our entry in 2023 and have also been awarded Plaques of Excellence in the DPSM awards in previous years. We are very proud of our achievements in STEM and wish to share the work we've done with you. 

The awards have 5 components: Science, Maths, Engineering, Technology and Showcase. Click on the links to see what STEM activities our school has been involved in. A big 'thank you' to Ms. Mannion and Ms. Duignan who organised many of the activities and put together and submitted our application.

The Discover Primary Science and Maths (DPSM) programme has been rebranded as Curious Minds. Curious Minds is part of Science Foundation Ireland’s Education and Public Engagement Programme, which aims to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among students, teachers and members of the public. The programme originated as Discover Primary Science and Maths (DPSM) in 2003 with the goal of introducing primary school students to science in a practical, hands-on, enjoyable and interactive way. Since 2010 the programme has been run in conjunction with the European Space Education Resource Office (ESERO) Ireland which uses space to inspire and engage young people in science and technology in the world around them. Year after year teachers tell us that our primary school awards are a great way of involving everyone in science in the school.

Click here for more information about the awards

Bake Sale

6th class ran a very successful Bake Sale on both the Junior and Senior Site on 13th February. It was a great day! We would like to thank our very generous pupils and their families for donating such a large amount of baked goods and for buying treats at our Bake Sale. Thank you to our 6th class pupils and their teachers and SNAs for organising and running the day. Click on the image below to be redirected to our instagram page where you can see pictures from the day. 

Essay Competition Winners

Well done to our 6th class pupils Ciarra Keane and Barsala Khan, who both won awards in the Roscommon Drama Festival essay competition. They attended the awards ceremony and reception in Áras an Chontae on Wednesday, 21st February. Congratulations girls!

Cycle Right

Our 6th Classes were delighted to partake in a 4 week bicycle safety course called 'Cycle Right' provided by Roscommon Sports Partnership. The children learned how to check their bicycles and equipment to ensure that it is in good working order and safe for use. They also learned the rules of the road for cyclists including turn signals and road positioning. They practiced cycling on the school yard which helped them to consolidate all that they had learned and gain in confidence before their final session on nearby public roads. It was an invaluable course and the children really enjoyed themselves. A special thank you to our 3 instructors who were absolutely fantastic. We were very lucky to have you!


Science Week

Science Week ran from 13th-20th November. Our pupils took part in a huge range of science activities throughout the week. We were delighted to welcome some of our pupils' parents to talk to us about their work in STEM fields. Our 6th classes visited the CBS and the Convent of Mercy secondary schools for their science showcase and the take part in some very cool science experiments and activities. There were fabulous science activities to be seen in every classroom in our school during the week. A huge thank you to Ms. Mannion and Ms. Duignan for all of their work in organising and promoting STEM in our school. Please check out our Social Media accounts for more photos from the week.


Children's Book Festival

The annual Children's Book Festival took place recently and some of our classes were lucky enough to be able to meet some of their favourite authors and take part in fun events. 3rd class attended 'We Love Books' with poet and author Mary Branley and Sarah O'Keeffe. They had a fantastic time. Thanks to Roscommon Library for organising and hosting the events and making our pupils feel so welcome!


Connaught Cross Country Champions!

Amazing results from Tuam today!

Massive congratulations to the 5th/6th class girls' team: Sarah Kelly, Juliette Fallon, Ciarra Keane, Emily Gately, Heidi Crean, Catherine Doyle and Michaela Noone, who came in first place in the Connaught Cross Country Championships today in the Palace, Tuam.

Well done also to the boys’ 3rd/4th class team who came 9th in their category: Seamie McPhilips, Greg McNeela, Senan Lohan, Kai Humborg, Diarmuid McNamara and Callum Keane and to our individual runners: Michael Costello (5th/6th class) and Charlotte Fallon (3rd/4th class) who all ran fantastically.
There was an outstanding display of talent and team spirit today and our school is incredibly proud of you all! Well done to all involved and to Ms. McNamara, Ms. Mannion and Ms. Fahy for all their work in preparing the children for the competition.

Walk on Wednesday

There was a fantastic turn out for WOW day on the 4th October! 310 pupils and many teachers walked to school! Well done everyone!


Cross Country

24 pupils from St. Cománs Wood competed out of 1000 pupils yesterday, 3rd of October, in the Primary Schools County Cross Country competition. The pupils ran on the Racecourse track in Roscommon and their performances were outstanding! We came home with all heads high and plenty of silverware. We remain reigning champions in the 5th/6th class girls' team category with a score of 16 points. The 3rd/4th class boys' team came in 2nd place, pipped at the post by a point. Winners 81, 2nd 82 points!

8 pupils who were individual medalists and 2 teams: boys' 3rd/4th and girls' 5th/6th girls, qualify for the Connachts on the 11th of October in Tuam. We are very proud of all of our competitiors!

6th Class Heritage in Ireland Talk

Our 6th classes enjoyed a fantastic 'Heritage in Ireland' talk with Alison Mac Cormaic. They learned about the features of old and new architecture in the classroom and then went for a walk around town, observing the various architectural elements of the buildings. They enjoyed looking for features of the buildings in town that would suggest their age, and identified which parts of the town were older based on these features. The children had a great time taking note and observing elements of the buildings in town that they may not have noticed before. Upon returning to the classroom, the children experimented with Lego. They created structures with cornerstones and tested them for stability and strength. A huge thank you to Alison for visiting our school!

Basketball Success

Well done to Anna Silva Assis in 6th class, who has had great success with her basketball team this year. Here, Anna describes some of her club achievements. We are very proud of you Anna!

It’s been a great year all round for my basketball achievements. This year I got picked for the Midlands and Leinster Academy team, and to play up once again (U18).
Club Achievement:
I have been playing for Athlone basketball club, since I started playing for a club, which is around three years.  I’m proud to say that this season with my U14, U16 team, we have won many medals and trophies.
-Silver Medal in All-Ireland
-Gold Medal and a trophy for winning our league
-Gold Medal for winning Westmeath Tournament
-Silver for Tournament


Individual Awards:
I am very glad I could captain our team this year. I won Most Valuable Player U14 this season.

Green Schools

Ms. Mannion and her 6th class pupils along with the members of our Green School committee, recently took advantage of the beautiful weather and took to the grounds of the senior site to collect rubbish. They also fixed and organised some of the signs and equipment and did some artwork around our gardens to add extra colour. The space looks beautiful. Thank you all for your hard work!

Woodie's Budding Gardeners Gardening Competition

Our school have entered the Woodie's Budding Gardeners Competition. Ms. Rogerson led the project and did wonderful work along with our capable gardeners. They created a small class garden and followed three progressive phases of SOW IT, GROW IT & SHOW IT. Please check back again soon for more details about our entry and pictures of the amazing garden that has been created for all on the senior site to enjoy!

Cycle on Wednesday

We were delighted that so many of our pupils took advantage of the beautiful weather this week and cycled to school on Wednesday. Well done to all of the cyclists!

Jessica's Happy Seat

Recently, we launched “Jessica’s Happy Seat” in loving memory of Jessica Shannon RIP. Pictured are Jessica’s parents, Ross and Patricia, sister Laura and family and friends enjoying some special time at Jessica’s Happy Seat. We will always remember Jessica in a special way.