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!
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).
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
I am very glad I could captain our team this year. I won Most Valuable Player U14 this season.
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!
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.
Below the video you will see contact details and further information for registering.
Congratulations to our 6th Class pupils who had their Confirmation on Saturday, 25th March. May the Holy Spirit guide you and bring you great joy in all that you do in the future. A huge 'thank you' to everyone who was involved before and during the ceremony. It was a very special day.
Congratulations to pupils from Ms Crehan’s 6th class - Seán Crean, overall winner and Madison Murray Corbally, school winner of the Roscommon Drama Society essay competition. Pictured here with their winning stories! Well done Seán and Madison!
Scór na bPáistí
Our school had a hugely successful night at Scór na bPáistí in Elphin. Well done to all the children who participated. The standard was exceptionally high - every school was wonderfully represented.
Figure Dancing 1st
Recitation 1st and 2nd Sarah K. and Kara
Ballad Group A 3rd
Instrumental Group B 1st
Set Dancing joint 2nd
Credit Union Quiz
Well done to our u11 and u13 school quiz teams who took part in the Roscommon Credit Union quiz on Sunday, 29th January. They did great and came joint 3rd and 5th respectively. Thank you to the 8 children who participated and did such a great job representing our school. We are very proud of you!
A Visit from Minister for Education, Norma Foley T.D.
We were delighted to welcome Minister Foley to our school on Thursday, 19th January. As part of her visit, she engaged with our Student Council on the junior site and officially opened the new extension on the senior site. She was warmly welcomed to the school by the pupils and staff. Our musicians, led by their Music Generation teacher Natalia Gorovenco, played beautiful music on their stringed instruments upon Minister Foley's arrival to the senior site.
A truly magical and memorable welcome at St Coman's Wood junior school in Roscommon Town. It was a pleasure to open your new extension with @SenatorEMurphy, @AislingDSenator and local reps. Special thanks to the Student Council for the brilliant, insightful questions. pic.twitter.com/jOaQHFVWQu
— Norma Foley T.D (@NormaFoleyTD1) January 19, 2023
Christmas Performance at Tesco
A huge well done to our fabulous choir, musicians and dancers who performed today outside Tesco. We have had a busy few weeks, with many of our pupils involved in plays, musical performances and other Christmas activities. Please check out our social media pages (Twitter and Facebook) to see more videos and pictures of what we have been up to!
Intercultural Evening in St. Comán's Wood
St. Comán's Wood Intercultural Festival took place on Thursday, 17th November. It was a wonderful evening, where we celebrated the wide range of cultures in our school. A huge thank you to the Parents' Association for organising the evening, as well as the many families who set up tables to represent their countries, showcasing food, clothing, music, art and literature from around the world. Thanks also to the many families who took the opportunity to visit our school and experience the cultural diversity of our school community.
Science Week in St. Comán's Wood
We are very thankful to the science teachers and students from the Convent of Mercy secondary school who came to our school and conducted a number of science experiments with our 5th and 6th class pupils as part of Science Week 2022. The children enjoyed the experiments and it was a fantastic learning experience for them.
Thank you also to Ann Marie Healy, Senior Radiographer in Roscommon hospital, who came to speak with the 3rd and 4th classes about her work. The children found it very interesting and loved looking at real x-rays.
The children in Ms. Maher's class learned about floating and sinking during Science Week.
Primary School Curriculum - STEM Education Event
Pictured below are our Student Council 5th and 6th class representatives who recently attended a NCCA Primary School Curriculum STEM Education Event in Athlone. The event consisted of pupils, teachers and parents who contributed their thoughts and ideas around the teaching of STEM subjects in primary schools. Well done to all involved!
Well Done Victoria!
Victoria Chohan from Mr. Devaney's 6th class, won 1st place in the Roscommon division of the Credit Union Art Competition 11-13 age category. She is now through to the regional finals. Her artwork is on display in the window of Roscommon Credit Union until 10th November. We are very proud of you Victoria!
Siarscéal 2022 Writing Competition Winners
We are very proud of a number of our 5th and 6th class pupils who were winners in the Siarscéal 2022 writing competition. Michaela, Conor, Sarah, Alex and Odhran are pictured here on the steps of the library with Tom Crosby, Cathaoirleach, Roscommon County Council. Missing from the photo is Maliha. Well done to you all!
6th Class Visit to Clonmacnoise
Our 6th class pupils enjoyed a wonderful trip to Clonmacnoise. Founded by St. Ciarán on the banks of the River Shannon in the 6th Century, the ruins include a cathedral, two round towers, three High crosses, nine churches and over 700 Early Christian graveslabs. Thanks Mrs. Crehan for organising this excellent learning experience.