Last week, some of our 5th class pupils watched the daily news to educate themselves on daily events. Cillian, Dylan and Seán then composed an email together and sent it into the children's version of the news on news2day. Click here to view the news from Thursday, 13th October and roll on to 2:42 to see the presenter read out the boys' message.

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!


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.

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!

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!


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!

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.

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!

Walk to School 2022

Music Generation Recital

Well done to our pupils on a wonderful performance on Sunday May 29th in Roscommon Arts Centre. A huge thank you to Music Generation for sharing their love of music with the children and preparing them for this special event. Thank you also to Ms. Morris for coordinating music in our school.


St. Comán's Wood String Orchestra Performances in Roscommon Arts Centre, May 2022

An interview with Anna Victoria Silva Assis (age 12), 5th Class (Mr. Hynes)

Anna has been a sports enthusiast from the very young age of six years. She has a busy schedule playing soccer, Gaelic football, tag rugby, volleyball, basketball and swimming.

In her spare time Anna enjoys creative art activities, and actively participates in dance, music and drama. 

Anna plays for Athlone Basketball Club and Academy since the age of eleven taking on the responsibility of point and shooting guard.

The point guard is the "leader" of the team on the court. These positions require Anna to display substantial ball-handling skills and the ability to facilitate the team during a play. The shooting guard, as the name implies, is often the best shooter, as well as being capable of shooting accurately from longer distances.

Anna has recently been appointed captain of the all-Ireland under 14's basketball team.

When asked where does your inspiration come from?

Anna explained that she gets her inspiration from her brothers Pedro and Kaio and her wonderful parents. 

Anna puts her positive playing and recent appointment as captain down to hard work and her eagerness to do better.” 

Anna trains with her club 2/3 nights for 4/5 hours minimum weekly and has a game most weekends. 

When asked what message do you have for your peers and young sports enthusiasts?

“Just focus on your game

Let your game do the talking 

Don’t talk back to the referee – be respectful

If you don’t do well, you will do better the next day

Don’t let it get to you

Go out and play

Never ever doubt yourself, even if you’re the worse person on the team 

Have fun – Love what you do

Never give up"


Daisy Chain Enterprise

Some 5th class pupils are keeping very busy at break times making and selling daisy chains! Dragon's Den-watch this space!


Helping hands.....

Cycle to School May 2022

School Orchestra Rehearsals ♪♪

Our school orchestra have been very busy rehearsing for their upcoming concert in the Arts Centre on May 29th. Have a look at how they have been doing. We think you will all agree that they are a very talented bunch of musicians ♫♫

Well done Kara and Alise!

We are so proud of Kara and Alise, who became world champions in Irish dancing over the Easter break. What an achievement for you both! Well done from everyone in St Comán's Wood.


April 2022 around our school


Well done Anna!

We are so proud of Anna Assis (5th class), who captained the Athlone basketball club U-14 team in the All-Ireland Club Championships on Saturday March 26th. What an achievement for Anna! Well done from everyone in St Comán's Wood.

Ag Déanamh Ceoil i Rang a 4


Grandparents' Day

As part of Catholic Schools Week 2023, we were delighted to welcome many lovely grandparents to our school to celebrate Grandparents' Day. 

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 

Essay Competition

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!

Beannachtaí Féile Pádraig!

Bhíomar an-ghnótach an tseachtain seo caite, ag ceiliúradh Seachtain na Gaeilge agus Lá Fhéile Pádraig. Tá súil againn go mbeidh deireadh seachtaine fada iontach ag na páistí inár scoil! 


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.

Roscommon Gaels

GAA season is beginning again and Roscommon Gaels are welcoming all children back from the winter break. All children within the club catchment area are more than welcome to register and play, even if they have never done so before or have no experience of the sports. Please watch the video below, featuring a number of our current and past pupils, which promotes the diversity and inclusiveness that is incorporated in the club.
Click here to read a 'welcome' letter for parents of Academy aged children (5 and 6 year olds/junior classes) who are new to GAA. The letter is also available to read in the following languages: Portuguese, Slovakian, Ukrainian and Polish.

Below the video you will see contact details and further information for registering.

6th Class Graduation

Congratulations to our 6th classes, who had their Graduation Ceremony this morning. We wish you all the best as you move onto secondary school. 

Go n-éirí an bóthar libh.
Go raibh cóir na gaoithe i gcónaí libh.
Go dtaitní an ghrian go bog bláth ar bhur n-éadan,
go dtite an bháisteach go bog mín ar bhur ngoirt.
Agus go gcasfar le chéile sinn arís,
Go gcoinní Dia i mbos a láimhe sibh.

We hope all of our wonderful pupils have a relaxing, enjoyable and fun summer and we look forward to seeing you all back here when school reopens for the 2021/2022 school year on Tuesday 31st August!

Music Generation

The pupils in 2nd -6th classes were in for a treat yesterday, when members of the RTE concert orchestra performed on our senior site. This was organised as part of 'Music Generation' through the GRETB. The music was beautiful and was enjoyed by all. Thank you to the performers and organisers.

Well Done!

We are very proud of our 6th class pupils Sarah Larkin, Fiona Duda, Weronika Wasilak, Mia Gately and Irena Gabarova who were winners in Roscommon Community College's recent 'Women in STEM' competition.

Sarah won the 'Individual International Female' category for her project on Mamie Phipps Clark, and Fiona, Weronika, Mia and Irena won the 'Irish Female Group Project' for their poster project on Susan McKenna Lawlor. 

A big 'Well Done!' to all of you! 

Snippets of the winning projects. Visit the R.C.C. twitter feed for more details.

Sports Day 2021

All of the children in St. Comán's Wood N.S. brought a birch or a hazel tree home with them on Friday as part of a new initiative. We hope our children have enjoyed getting out into their gardens this weekend and planting their trees. For more information click here and watch the video below. Check out our Twitter and Facebook pages to see pictures of our pupils planting their trees!

We give every school child a native Irish Woodland Tree. The tree has been sponsored by Variety Ireland, a children's charity and Sean Mulryan of Ballymore properties. Schoolchildren across the county of Roscommon in Ireland will plant 7,500 trees in an eco-initiative that will play a vital part in helping to protect local water sources, enhance biodiversity and capture carbon. The community initiative is also intended to inspire the next generation to think green.

Walk on Wednesday-May 26th

Sincere thanks to all the families for making such a big effort to Walk on Wednesday! We had 341 pupils in total who walked, cycled or scooted to school which is a fantastic achievement. I hope you all enjoyed the beautiful sunshine, fresh air, exercise & time to talk on your journey to school. 

Green Schools: Scoot to School Week

Scoot to School Week will run from March 22nd to 26th, 2021. Don't forget to wear a helmet and high-vis vest and ensure that children's names are clearly labelled on each scooter. Have a look at the 'Scooter Safety' video below.


Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh Go Léir

Artwork by Merlin Rosna Sojan in 5th Class

We welcomed our senior classes back to school this week! It has been a great week, with classes celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge and preparing for St. Patrick's Day. Please check out our Twitter feed and Facebook pages to see what the classes have been up to this week!

Zoom Assembly

2nd-6th Classes had our first Virtual Assembly of the year this week on February 1st- St. Brigid's Day. It was so lovely to see all our friends and teachers together again, even if it was virtually! Mrs. Feeley began by celebrating everyone in our school community:

Together we are grateful for everyone in our school community:  I am privileged to serve you as principal and very thankful to lead such a hard-working, professional caring team. I want to sincerely thank each and every one of the team who are doing their very best for each and every one of you in what is a challenging time for all. 

She spoke about the values of hope, endurance and resilience-all very relevant to the times we are living in. She reminded us that hope is a positive energy which helps people at difficult times. She also spoke about the feast of St. Brigid and recited a lovely prayer to St. Brigid.

We look forward to the next Zoom Assembly very soon. Your teachers will inform you of the exact date and time.

Extra Information for Parents During School Closures

  • There are a wide range of supports available to parents who are supporting their children's learning at home. We have compiled links to these supports as well as links to useful websites which provide extra activities that may be of benefit to some of you. Click here to access this document.
  • The following resource might help some parents to explain the whole area of Covid-19 testing to young children. Click on the picture below to access this document
Explaining Covid-19 testing to young children
  • We would also like to draw your attention to an excellent resource-RTE Home School Hub where children can watch, download and engage with curriculum-based content, project work, and fun activities that will keep them entertained and learning. From Monday 11th January, the Home School Hub (10am) and After School Hub (3.20pm) will return to RTÉ2 and the RTÉ Player for three hours daily.
  • Talking to Children and Young People about Covid-19: We would like to direct your attention to updated guidance on talking to children and young people about Covid-19. You can access and download this guidance in both Irish and English from the Department of Education and Skills website by clicking here and looking under the heading ‘Talking to children and young people about Covid-19’. 
  • We would also like to direct your attention to a child-friendly interview that Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Ronan Glynn did with RTÉ’s new2day programme last week, that may also be a useful resource when talking about Covid-19 with children and students. You can access this interview by clicking here.

We ask God to be with us all at this time. We hope you all remain healthy and happy during this time off and look forward to seeing you back in school when we re-open.

Christ with me,
Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me,
Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right,
Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down,
Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.

Festive Cheer in the Senior Classes

Watch the children on our Senior Site singing festive tunes in preparation for the turning on of the Christmas lights in Roscommon Town a few weeks ago.

Roscommon Christmas Lights 2020

A Message from the Christmas Lights Committee:

The Christmas Lights Committee have been working hard erecting the Christmas lights so that Roscommon Town will be a beacon of hope and light for Christmas 2020. In keeping with Covid19 restrictions and in order to keep everyone safe, Santa Claus will be switching on the Christmas lights for Roscommon remotely from the North Pole on Sunday 29th November at 5pm. This is an online event and the switch on can be viewed via YouTube. Just search YouTube for the MMCStreaming channel, where the event will be broadcast from, or click on their Facebook page for more details.

Please feel free to post your pictures and videos of your children watching the switching on ceremony on the Roscommon Christmas Lights 2020 event which can be found on the Roscommon Chamber Facebook page. 

Best regards, Roscommon Christmas Lights Committee

Staff of St Comán's Wood 'Shine a Light'

Candles lit by staff of St. Comán's Wood

During a recent staff meeting via Zoom, the staff of St. Comán's Wood held a short prayer service and lit a candle in support of frontline workers fighting against coronavirus and those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic-both near and far.  


Sports Day

Our Junior Site had their Sports Day on Thursday, 21st June. It was a fantastic day. Each class rotated around the different stations and enjoyed activities such as races, parachute, tug-o'-war, unihoc, the bouncing castle, gaelic, soccer, water races/wellie toss, basketball, bench ball, athletics and obstacle courses. Thank you to everyone involved in organising the day and a special thank you to our parent volunteers who manned the stations and without whom the day wouldn't have gone so well. We are all looking forward to tomorrow's Bake Sale and Saturday's Family Fun Day!

Féile Ceoil na Scoileanna Áth Luain

Well done to our school musicians and dancers who took part in the Féile Ceoil in the Dean Crowe Theatre yesterday evening. The Féile Ceoil is an annual, non-competitive children's music festival where our pupils have the opportunity to showcase their musical and dancing talent. Pupils ranging from 1st - 6th class took part. We had fantastic Irish dancers and beautiful performances by the choir and the school band, under the direction of teachers Ms. Dolan (Irish dancing teacher), Ms. Conlon, Ms. Naughton and Ms. Morris.

Scooter Training

The children in 1st - 3rd class had the chance to take part in scooter safety training in the last couple of days. The children brought in their own scooters and helmets. Tiarnan McCusker from Green Schools was here to show the children how to ride their scooters safely. Everyone enjoyed riding around the yard on their scooters!

Garda Road Safety Poster Competition

Well done to three of our 5th class pupils, who have won prizes in the Garda Road Safety Poster Competition. They were presented with their prizes today in Roscommon Arts Centre.

Garda Talk in 4th Class

4th class pupils had a really interesting and informative talk from the local Gardaí yesterday (30th April). Thank you to everyone who made this possible. The children thoroughly enjoyed it!

Chess Team

Following on from last month's success, where they won the County Shield, the Roscommon U13 Chess Team won silver in the Connacht final on 21st April. All players on the team are pupils of St. Comán's Wood. A big thank you to organiser Alistair Kerr and well done to the team!

Sporting Success

Well done to our camogie, hurling and football teams who all experienced great success in their recent matches. Our camogie team beat Newtown and Creggs on Monday and are now through to the quarter final of Cumann na mBunscol Ros Comáin. Our girls' football team beat Boyle on Tuesday and our hurling team won 3 of their 4 matches during their hurling blitz on Tuesday. Thank you to the teachers Ms McDermott, Ms Kilcullen, Ms C. Mannion, Mr Darcy and Mr Devaney who organised and trained the teams and to the children who have shown, and continue to show, great dedication during training and matches throughout the year.

We also had children who participated in the Community Games in Roscommon on Friday, 27th April. A number of these children qualified for the Roscommon Community Games finals, which will be held next month. Pictured below are two of our winners. 

The captain of the Roscommon Academy soccer team is a pupil in our school, and his team recently won their tournament final. They played Mayo, the Midlands and Sligo in the group stages and beat the Midlands in the final to win the cup. Well done to all the team.

The Army Band

The Army Band returned to our school yesterday, 15th May, to entertain the children in our junior classes. They had been to our school earlier in the year and the senior pupils really enjoyed their performance then. We were delighted to welcome them back, where they performed a wide variety of songs and taught the children about the instruments they played and the sections of the orchestra. Thank you to everyone involved!

Fleadh Ros Comáin

Well done to all the children who took part in the recent Roscommon Fleadh held in Fuerty on Easter Sunday and Monday.  St. Comán's Wood primary school was well represented and many of the children will go on to take part in the Connacht Fleadh in Leitrim in July.  Well done to all.

Many of the children were very young in their age group and the standard was very high so we commend all of them for taking part and playing and singing so well on the day.

Maeve Bhurton got through to the Connacht fleadh in the Comhrá Gaeilge competition. 
Elia Cormican came 3rd in the button accordion competition (under 10). Leeya Towey came 2nd in the solo singing competition (under 12) and Jane King came in 3rd place.  Emma Hough came 2nd in the under 12 concertina competition.
Anna Kiernan and Emma Hough came 2nd in the under 12 duet competition and Isabelle Sexton and Jane King came in 3rd place.
Isabelle Sexton, Jane King and Maeve Bhurton came 1st in the under 12 trio competition.  Cassie Doorly, Alison McNamara and Jennifer Morris came 3rd in the under 15 trio competition.
All participants who came 1st or 2nd qualified for a place in the Connacht Fleadh in July. Well done to all.

St. Comán's Wood Choir

Our school choir won the cup at the Ballina Feis on Sunday, 25th March. We are delighted that their hard work and commitment paid off and we are very proud of them all. Our senior site pupils attended the choir's final practice on Friday and the school was abuzz with praise for all involved. A big thank you to our choirmaster, Ms. Aoife Conlon. 

Check out the performances of their songs 'Africa' and 'Fight Song' below.

Army Band

A big thank you to the Army Band who visited our school today, where they entertained our senior classes in the halla. It was a fantastic show! We look forward to their return in a few weeks time where they will perform for our infant classes. 

Lá ‘le Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

Chaith na páistí éadaí glasa chun Lá Fhéile Pádraig a cheiliúradh. Bhain said taitneamh as an lá!

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Bhí Seachtain na Gaeilge ar siúl ó 1-17ú Márta. Is é an fhéile Ghaeilge is mó in Éirinn. Bhí na múinteoirí agus na páistí sa scoil ag déanamh sár-iarracht níos mó gaeilge a usáid go neamhfhoirmiúil ar fud na scoile agus lasmuigh den scoil freisin. Bhí go leor gníomhaíochtaí ann chun an fhéile a cheiliúradh i ranganna éagsúla.  Tá súil againn go raibh craic agus caint againn go léir le linn Seachtain na Gaeilge!

Tá tuilleadh eolas ar fáil ar

Comórtas Ealaíne

Seo iad na páistí a bhuaigh comórtas ealaíne le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge. Bhí na pictiuirí bunaithe ar sheanfhocla.  Maith sibh! Táimid an-bhródúil asaibh! Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí.

Damhsa ar an Sean-Nós

Tháinig an rinceoir Tommy Stenson go dtí an scoil ar an 13ú Márta le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge, chun cuid de na damhsaí traidisiúnta a mhúineadh do na páistí sna ranganna shinsearacha. Bhí a lán craic agus spraoi ann ar an lá! Féach ar an bhfíseán chun na rinceoirí iontach a fheiceáil.

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Beidh Seachtain na Gaeilge ar siúl ó 1-17ú Márta. Is é an fhéile Ghaeilge is mó in Éirinn. Beidh na múinteoirí agus na páistí sa scoil ag déanamh sár-iarracht níos mó gaeilge a usáid go neamhfhoirmiúil ar fud na scoile agus lasmuigh den scoil freisin. Beidh go leor gníomhaíochtaí ann chun an fhéile a cheiliúradh i ranganna éagsúla. Cuirfimid pictiúir ón bhféile anseo. Tar ar ais chun an spraoi agus an craic a fheiceáil! Tá súil againn go mbéidh craic agus caint againn go léir le linn Seachtain na Gaeilge!

Tá tuilleadh eolas ar fáil ar

Comórtas Ealaíne

Seo iad na páistí a bhuaigh comórtas ealaíne le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge. Bhí na pictiuirí bunaithe ar sheanfhocla.  Maith sibh! Táimid an-bhródúil asaibh! Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí.

Damhsa ar an Sean-Nós

Tháinig rinceoir Tommy Stenson go dtí an scoil ar an 13ú Márta le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge, chun cuid de na damhsaí traidisiúnta a mhúineadh do na páistí sna ranganna sinsearacha. Bhí a lán craic agus spraoi ann ar an lá! Féach ar an bhfíseán chun na rinceoirí iontach a fheiceáil.

Engineers Week

Engineers Week 2018 ran from 24th February - 2nd March. We had a snowy end to the week which unfortunately saw some of our planned activities cancelled or postponed. Many pupils had the opportunity to explore engineering activities in their classrooms earlier in the week. Check out the pictures below to see some of the engineering challenges they worked through.

Army Band

A big thank you to the Army Band who visited our school today, where they entertained our senior classes in the halla. It was a fantastic show! We look forward to their return in a few weeks time where they will perform for our infant classes. 

Credit Union Quiz

Well done to the St Comán's Wood quiz teams, who recently took part in the Roscommon Credit Union Quiz. Our teams prepared well for the event and one of our teams placed 3rd overall. Well done to all who were involved in preparing for and who attended the quiz.

Photo Credits: Roscommon Credit Union Facebook Page.

Grandparents Day

We had a fantastic day last Wednesday, 31st January when a number of our wonderful Grandparents and minders visited our school to celebrate Grandparents Day. There was mass at 10am in the Sacred Heart Church followed by a reception in the junior site halla. After a visit to the classrooms to meet the children and a beautiful prayer service, some of the Grandparents and minders proceeded to the senior site to visit the children there. They were entertained by our wonderful musicians and dancers on both sites. The children were so happy and proud to welcome their grandparents to our school and we thank all who contributed to making this day so special.

NCCA Visit

The NCCA visited the Junior site on Monday, April 8th.  They were in the school to record footage in Mrs. Dolan’s 2nd class. The footage will be used on the NCCA website to aid teachers in planning learning experiences to achieve the learning outcomes of the new Language Curriculum.  Three representatives from the NCCA were present, our own Ms. Connaughton and her two colleagues Susan and John. They spend from start of school until after lunch recording within the classroom. They recorded the class partaking in a variety of learning experiences and even interviewed some children about their learning experiences.  As part of her usual class planning Mrs. Dolan had focused on specific learning outcomes for teaching the narrative writing genre. Using whole class and small station group teaching she worked through the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model employed by all teachers within the school and these stages are what the NCCA documented through film. Particular focus was placed on presentation and the children completed their own narrative story books including illustrations which they read to the class and displayed for others to also read. To develop their target audience further, the children converted their story books into ebooks using apps on the iPads and we hope these will be made available soon via link on the school website. All of the above related to learning outcomes and was captured by the NCCA. The last aspect for filming was reflection on the learning experience, in class the children had already completed a writing rubric and 2 Stars and a Wish critique but they assessed their own learning on camera, with some children critiquing each others work.  The videographer John explained as he went alone what he was doing and why he was using certain equipment and we even had to reshoot a few times and we heard “Cut” and “Take 2” on occasion, so we felt like real movie stars!!! It was a great experience and the NCCA will be back after Easter to visit the Senior Site with Ms. Mc Neill also taking part in the initiative. The school is very privileged to be associated with the NCCA and the amazing work they do.





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.



Sports Day 2019


St Comán's Wood Newsletter May 2019


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


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


Féile Drámaíochta-Féile Náisiúnta 2019

Comhghairdeas mór don fhoireann drámaíochta a bhí ar fheabhas san Fhéile Náisiúnta den Chumann Scoildrámaíochta i Muileann gCearr inniu. Táimid an-bhrodúil as gach duine. 




Our School Garden

Have a look at our beautiful school garden



Féile Ceoil na Scoileanna 2019

Congratulations to our dancers, musicians and choral group who took part in the Féile Ceoil na Scoileanna Competition  in the Dean Crowe Theatre in Athlone on Monday evening. We are very proud of you all. Thank you to Ms Conlon, Mrs. Morris, Mrs. Dolan and Ms Brennan for all your hard work over the last few weeks preparing the children for this event.


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.


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!

Engineers Week

We had great fun working as engineers this week in St. Comán's Wood!

Ms Dolan's 2nd class had great fun with their engineering challenges:

Ms McGuire's & Ms Gately's 5th class also undertook some great challenges:






Féile Drámaíochta

Comhghairdeas to our Féile Scoildrámaíochta Ros Comáin champions with their production of “An Mhurúch Bheag”. They received “Corn Máire Bean Uí Cheallaigh” Múinteoir agus Drámadóir. They now go on to take part in the Connacht Finals of Féile Scoildrámaíochta in Indreabhán. Maith sibh rang 5 agus 6 agus na múinteoirí Ms Ní Dhonncha agus Ms Crehan. Comhghairdeas freisin leis na páistí a bhí ag glacadh páirt sa dráma “An Rí agus a Ghruaig Fhada”  sa Féile Scoildrámaíochta Ros Comáin. Maith sibh agus na múinteoirí Ms Finneran agus Mrs Morris. Bhí sibh ar fheabhas.





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. 


Rubgy Blitz

Our 6th Class girls recently enjoyed a rugby blitz in Creggs. representing France. A great day was had by all!

Halloween Fashion Show

Our Parents' Association organised a Halloween Fashion Show in the school on Friday, 26th October. Well done to everyone who put huge effort into dressing up. We were blown away by the creativity exhibited. Photos of the fashion show will be uploaded here soon, so make sure to check back!

Halloween Fashion Show

Our Parents' Association organised a Halloween Fashion Show in the school on Friday, 26th October. Well done to everyone who put huge effort into dressing up. We were blown away by the creativity exhibited. Photos of the fashion show will be uploaded here soon, so make sure to check back!

Road Safety Authority

Thank you to Caroline Jordan from the Road Safety Authority (RSA) for visiting our school this week. She spoke to a number of our classes about road safety and ensured that our children are familiar with the rules of the road and how they can best stay safe in the car, when walking and when cycling. The children also learned the Safe Cross Code and a number of volunteers performed the dance for the other children.

Heritage in Schools

Heritage in Schools Expert, David Swift has been involved in Irish historic recreation work for more than 20 years. Our pupils were treated to a powerful presentation on military attire and weaponry used during the 1916 Rising and the War of Independence. Pupils had the opportunity to inspect David's unique and varied collection of artefacts from this important historical period in Irish history. An unforgettable experience for all who were lucky enough to be present! Thank you David and Ms. Mannion for organising this event!

GAA Fundamental Movement Skills (ABC)

The ABC/Have-a-Ball Nursery Programmes are a series of fun-based exercises to develop basic movement and motor skills for children aged 4 to 8 years old. These skills form the basis for the later development of the specific skills of Hurling and Gaelic Football.

Our junior classes have enjoyed taking part in the GAA ABC sports' skills programme over the past number of weeks. We have had a number of fantastic coaches come into the school and work with the children, helping to develop a love of the sport and to develop the basic skills children need to play hurling and gaelic football. Thank you to all involved!

Athletics Medalists

A number of our pupils recently won medals in the County Athletics competition. Well done to all of the children who represented our school on the day!

Football Blitz in Ballyleague

Our Senior Girls' gaelic team attended a L.G.F.A. blitz recently in Ballyleague. They had a great day! Thank you to all involved in organising the day.

Potato Harvest

Ms McCarrick's class had a busy day recently. In the space of only 3 hours, the children dug potatoes from the school garden, washed them, cooked them and ate them for their lunch!

Rope Making Workshop

On Monday last, some of our senior pupils took part in a rope making workshop. We made skipping ropes and developed an appreciation of the value of natural fabrics. It was great fun! Thank you to Steffi Otto from 'Heritage in Schools' for running the workshop.

Schools Golf

Last Monday, 17th September, two girls from St. Comán's Wood played in the Connaught section of the Irish Girls Schools Golf. This is the first time our school was represented in this event. The girls were competing against All Secondary schools from Connaught. This is a huge achievement... well done girls!