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Learning about Fire Safety

Pupils were treated to a front row performance by the local Fire fighters recently. They spoke to us in the classroom first about all the fire hazards there are and the steps we should follow if we ever have the misfortune of needing the fire brigade. The students were brimming with curiosity when they saw

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Jazz comes to St. Matthias

We had some very excited pupils recently, when some jazz musicians called to our school. They taught us all some steps and we enjoyed listening to the music in the sun. Ballydehob hosted its annual jazz festival this May bank holiday weekend. There was a huge attendance at the various events, the highlight being the “Jazz

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Our lives are precious

At St. Matthias School we take road safety very seriously. On March 10th we had a talk with activity on this important topic from the Road Safety Authority. Here we see students participating in Safe Cross Code dance during our RSA talk.


Celebrating Easter

Egg hunts, Construct-o- Straws, Noodle Dancing and Easter art – all part of the excitement we had in the Junior room as we celebrated the feast of Easter with creativity and then headed out to the school garden to see if the “Easter Bunny” had left us some surprises – he had  hidden them well

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Fundraising in Skibbereen

Our thanks go to Margaret who organised a collection day for St. Matthias’ School on March 23rd. We are also very grateful to members of our Board of Management and our Resource Teacher, Raymond and parents who gave up their time to help out with the collection. Unfortunately, the funding we receive from the Department

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How we celebrated Shrove Tuesday!

During Maths class today all the students learned how to measure out the ingredients for pancakes. This demonstrated a very practical application of weights and proportions. This useful Maths lesson was combined with a cookery one as the batter was made up and the whole school devoured the yummy pancakes for lunch. You can tell

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We celebrated World Book Day

The BFG, Hermione, Chase from Paw Patrol, a pirate, a crocodile, a unicorn, a princess and a skeleton all took part in World Book day at St. Matthias this year. The older classes read to the Junior classes and we had great fun playing musical reading chairs, making book marks and of course, reading our

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Annual Christmas Walk

Just before our Christmas break, we embarked on our annual Christmas walk around Ballydehob village. We walked over the 12 Arch bridge and had some fun in the playground. Of course we were all wearing our RSA safety gear. Unfortunately we didn’t reach the end of the rainbow, so we cannot say if the pot

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Lest we forget

The Senior room led our assembly at St. Matthias Church. The olive tree, a gift from the Bishop of Cork and our art projects, symbolising peace not war were also brought up to the church as our way to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice ending WW1