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Baby goats at Ferguson’s Farm

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

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Christmas Activities 2020

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

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Spooky Hallowe’en fun 2021

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 

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2nd and 3rd Class explore our world

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.

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Songwriting Workshop June 2021

Here are some pictures of our song workshop that we did with Clare Sands, who partnered with Levis’ Corner House in Ballydehob to help the children write an original song. She did some fun games with rhythm and sang some well-known songs with the children in our school tent. Then she asked 2nd and 3rd

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School tour to Bantry 2021

We had an action packed day in Bantry for our school tour. After playing beach games first, we all got to go kayaking with Bantry boat hire which was such fun. After lunch on the beach the Junior & Middle room went swimming or beach combing while the Senior room went for a boat trip.

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Annual Sports Day 2021

On the last day we hosted our annual sports day at the playground in Ballydehob. We had the usual favourites like the egg and spoon race, running races, jumping over hurdles, burst the bubbles and a fun game of skittles also. The fun didn’t stop there! When we walked back to the school there was

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We did Open Water Swimming

In June 2021 we were so lucky to get to go open water swimming in Cadagon’s strand in Schull for the week with the lovely Sarah Mc Knight. We really enjoyed it. Each room had their own hour of swimming every morning and it was wonderful to see how the pupils progressed over the week.