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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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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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