A Walk in Candlefield Community Forest

We had the opportunity to go for a walk in an emerging native woodland close to our school. The students loved running around in the forest and learning about the native trees which are growing there. Our lovely guide, Niamh, was very helpful and provided us with lots of interesting information. The forest walk was a lovely addition to our our Active Week activities.


Active Week Activities

We’ve been very busy during active week- running laps of our school and pitch, taking part in a RINKA session, playing co-operative games, hurling coaching and a match. So far, we’ve really enjoyed ourselves!

STEM Workshop- Designing and Building Windmills

Children had great fun and learned lots about the design process, the building of and workings of windmills at today’s Bricks4Kidz STEM session. They were thrilled with their completed pieces and shared their ideas and learning with others. Great fun was had by all involved!


Working as Archaeologists

Students got the opportunity to learn about the work of an archaeologist and examine some wonderful artifacts. They participated in an archaeological dig, did some investigation and recorded their evidence. Everyone enjoyed the experience and learned a lot from the session.

Easter Baking and Easter Egg Hunt

We all had great fun with the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Themed baking! Thanks to Mary for helping out with the organisation of the day’s events! Hope everyone enjoys a well deserved break over the holidays.

Girls 7 aside football

Our senior girls played 3 matches in a football blitz which took place in Eire Og GAA club, Loughglynn on 3rd April 2019. They played against teams from Granlahan NS, Cloonbonniffe NS and Loughlynn NS. They played really well in very difficult cold, wet and windy weather conditions. They put in a huge effort even when they were cold and wet. Well done to all involved and thanks to the parents who came to support the girls.

National Tree Week

We were lucky to receive 8 saplings from the Tree Council as part of National Tree Week. We will plant these trees this week and look forward to watching them grow over the coming years.

Confirmation 2019


Congratulations to our 6th class students who made their Confirmation on Sunday 7th May. May they be filled with the gifts and the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Hope they had a wonderful day with their families.

5 Star Fun at GAA

We were lucky to have a morning of GAA training from two enthusiastic GAA coaches. All students from the school participated in learning new ball techniques and practicing fundamental movement skills, as well as having lots of fun and getting exercise. They learned some new games and skills which they really enjoyed.

Hand Knit Chickens Fundraiser

Our students donated very generously to the work of Missionaries in Brazil, South Africa and India.

Sr. Breege visited the school with hand-made knitted chicks filled with mini Easter eggs. The children were delighted to hear about the work abroad and were happy to buy the eggs and chicks to support this worthy cause.