Community Games Handwriting Competition

Well done to all those who participated in the Community Games Handwriting Competition. We especially congratulate the following children…

Girls U-7

Vicky Tobin and Sophia Harte finished in joint first place.

Megan Flanagan finished in second place.

Erin Nolan finished in joint third place.

Boys U-10

Jack Dolan finished in first place (and went on to win a bronze medal in the county final!)

Boys U-12

Killian Bligh finished in first place.

Girls 12 and over 

Abi Flanagan finished in second place.

Stepping Back in Time

Children took their great grandaunt’s 100 year old copybook to school today! In it, she did her arithmetic and wrote about topics such as honesty, patriotism, the blessedness of toil, war and  the seasons. In a piece titled “Gratitude”, she wrote… “Gratitude is a virtue giving us an inward sense and an outward expression of thankfulness for benefits obtained”.  What a joy it was to read about Ireland in the early 1900s! 

Dates for December

School Photographs

Countyphotos are visiting the school on the 6th of December! Proofs of each photograph taken will be sent home for you to view. Options include mounted photographs, framed prints, calendars, bookmarks, key rings and magnets!

Carol Service

The annual carol service will take place in St. Patrick’s Church in Castlerea at 7:30pm on the 19th of December. Children participating have to be there at 7pm. The practice will be in the church the day before, December 18th, at 2:30pm.

School Award!

We’ve been selected for this year’s Roscommon County Council’s Environmental Award in the Tidy Schools category!! The presentation will take place on the 7th of December and photos will be published in the local newspapers and on the county council’s website so keep a look out!

The Circus is Coming to Town!

Mc Cormack’s Family Circus will visit the school on the 15th of November at 1pm. The hour-long show is sure to impress and we look forward to the spectacular display!

What’s Coming Up

Book Fair

Wednesday 12th-Friday 14th

Opening times: 9:20-9:30am


Halloween FUndraiser for Temple street children’s hospital

Halloween fancy dress

Friday 28th of October

Children may come to school in their fancy dress outfits and make a voluntary contribution to Temple Street Chiodren’s Hospital.

Diocese of Elphin Jubilee of Mercy Children’s Art Competition

Children are taking part in this competition.

Upcoming visit from the optician

Sean Maloney from Maloney Keady Opticians will talk to the children in conjunction with this month’s theme, the optician, in Aistear.


Swimming lessons will begin on the Thursday the 12th of January, 2017.
The class begins at 11am.
Dates for the swimming are as follows:

January 12th, 19th and 26th and February 2nd, 9th, 13th and 16th

For the Student
• Use the toilet and showers before the lesson starts
• Listen to your swim instructor and follow instruction at all times
• If you have to leave the class for any reason, please ask the instructor first
• Pack your swim bag the night before, checking you have your swim gear, hat, goggles and towel.

Halloween Competition

The children are busy completing their drawings and colouring pictures for this year’s Folens Halloween Competition!