As ever, having fun and working well together both inside and outside our classrooms permeates throughout our lovely school. We are so proud of it and carry out regular yard cleanings. Using concrete objects for our Maths lessons brings them alive and it is also great fun and helps us enjoy our classes and surroundings even
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“ The children of Lir” was the theme of the Ballydehob St. Patrick’s day parade 2 years ago before Covid struck. Determined to put our fantastic costumes to use, this year we donned our white sheets and swan masks and marched on March 17th on a lovely sunny day through the village. We won the
Once again our high vis jackets were put to good use as we enjoyed a sunny Spring day in our community. First we went for a lovely walk over the 12 Arch bridge and down to the community green where we filled in our Spring checklist. Then we went to our local Working Artist Studios
It was an eventful week at St. Matthias NS in February when we made pancakes on Shrove Tuesday and then celebrated World Book Day a couple of days later. Original outfits and lots of colour were on display as the children brought in their favourite books and chatted about them to their friends. The Senior
At the start of the New Year, all students at St. Matthias NS benefitted from a super 5 week bike skills and safety course on our school yard. Ruth the instructor was so patient and knowledgeable. It was super to see how much more confident everyone was at the end of their 5 week course.
In March we walked to the Ferguson family farm to see their new baby goats. They were not at all shy. We fed them and they absolutely loved all the new cuddles. We then went on to the local playground where we enjoyed our lunch and had great fun playing together with all our friends
We did a variety of art projects in the run up to the festive season at St. Matthias. The children created lovely Christmas tree decorations and honed their gift wrapping skills. The junior rooms wrote letters to Santa and gave them to our postman Kieran. The whole school came together as one and performed a
What a final week we had at St. Matthias NS before the midterm. We were so busy making poisonous potions, mixing and creating all sorts of spooky creations. We were defrosting hands with our droppers, dipping our hands into slippery spaghetti and slimy spider jelly! We played an outdoor scavenger hunt, musical statues, paraded our amazing
These are some lovely pictures of a very busy start to the new school year here at St. Matthias NS. We have concentrated on all sorts of play in the Junior room. Water play, sensory play, messy play and of course outdoor play. The water beads were a huge hit and the children had so
These are just some of the general things we were doing in class last year: solar system; a virtual assembly; figuring out the capacity of different containers; talking about things we like and don’t like the touch and feel of in the Stay Safe Programme; weather vocabulary in Irish and designing our own chocolate bar wrapper.