Category Archives: News

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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Becoming safe cyclists

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.

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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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