Category Archives: News

A very happy Christmas to all!

Our favourite time of year at St. Matthias NS! It was filled with creative festive crafts and was topped off with a Nativity play at our local church. We made the most of the recent icy weather by freezing all the aquatic animals in our tuff tray and defrosting them with our droppers and warm

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Our young scientists

Here at St. Matthias we have always encouraged a great interest in science and how the world works.Schull Community College recently visited for Science Week where the pupils were treated to some amazing experiments. It was lovely as we were even visited by some past pupils who are now science students in Schull Community College.

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Our new pupils

We welcomed 7 lovely new Junior Infants this year in the Junior room. They have settled in so well and are into the swing of things at St. Matthias NS. Typically it’s been another very busy and exciting first term. We have been doing lots of fine motor skills to prepare the Infants for writing.

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Good luck to our graduates!

We bade farewell to our 3 lovely 6th class students, who are now entering a new and exciting phase in their lives, as they move on to second level. On sports day, they were each presented with a personalised hoodie at the Community pitch. On the back their 3 names were printed which was a

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Bike safety week 2022

As part of celebrating a nationwide bike safety week, St. Matthias NS thought of a fun and safe location for our cyclists to enjoy a cycle with their friends. Heir Island was the chosen destination. First thing that morning the Junior &  Senior infants had a lesson on the yard with Ruth from Cycle Sense.

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Open Water Swimming 2022

Once again this year the lucky students at St. Matthias NS experienced a week of open water swimming lessons. We went to Cadogan’s strand every day in the first week of June. We were blessed with the weather, which made getting into the water that little bit easier! Sarah Mc Knight a local sea swimming

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School Tour 2022

Rosscarbery was the location of our tour last month. The Junior & Senior Infants enjoyed crab fishing, paddle boats and a boat trip around the harbour. 2nd to 6th class enjoyed the water park and tubing! We all had pizza from the Lagoon too. Ice cream was our dessert before we got back on the

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Working in our school yard really adds up!

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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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

“ 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

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What a wonderful day!

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

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