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Category Archives: Post Primary

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Art History Appreciation Revision Day

Category : Post Primary

6A Students with art ‘Bull Sitting’ by Martin Gale

6A Students and teachers John Canning & Lorraine Creed had the privilege of visiting an unique Art History Appreciation Revision Day in the Draíocht. Our students found this trip educational and very beneficial for their art studies. The students were delighted to meet contemporary artists Martin Gale and Bridget Flannery. They also got to explore ‘Estuary’ exhibition.


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Happy Halloween

Category : Post Primary

We wish all our students, teachers, SNAs and staff a wonderful mid term break.


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Best of Luck to Des

Category : Post Primary

Principal Eimear O Rourke, Fr.Paddy, Des and VP Eugene Doyle.

Best of luck to Des who after 17 years working in our school will be starting a new chapter in his life, that is his retirement. We want to say thank you to Des for all the help he has given us over the years and for driving us on all of our educational trips. 4C class Newsletter Committee asked Des a question for their Newsletter article, they asked ‘Did you enjoy working in our school?’ Des replied “yes I love my job here. I have great time for all the teachers, staff, SNAs and the children.  I will miss you all very much.”
We will also miss Des and his friendly disposition in our school very much.
Best of luck Des on your retirement and new endeavours.


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Maths About Me!

Category : Post Primary

Well done to class 1C on their creative artwork on ‘Maths About Me!’.
1C Students created a poster highlighting different numbers that relates to them and they proudly presented it onto the Mathematics Notice Board.


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Do something drastic, Cut the Plastic!

Category : Post Primary

Sinead Winters with some eco friendly products

We would like to thank Sinead Winters (Callum’s Mum 2A) who is a great advocate of environmental conservation and reducing consumer waste. Sinead visited our school today and gave a talk to all the students and Staff on how we can reduce plastic use, be more green and do efficient recycling. She shared many great ideas and tips on how we can be more eco friendly. After the talk there is a consensus that we all need to do something drastic, that is to cut the plastic!

Our art teacher John Canning showed Sinead our students ‘Barcelona Artwork’ which was made from recycled materials. Sinead commented that it is beautiful. Thank you to Ms. Linda Rankin and Green School Committee for organising this very important topical speech for our school. We are on our way to earning the Green Flag for our school.


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German Guests come to Holy Family School

Category : Post Primary

We were delighted to welcome two Deaf teachers from Germany – Asha and Lukas. They are both Geography teachers and they teach in two different deaf schools in Germany, one in Berlin and the other in Hamburg. Asha and Lukas visited our school on a good day, which was Maths Day. They got to see cross curricular learning in action! They really enjoyed the maths activities expecially the one Ms Creagh organised for Geography. They loved their visit to our school and we hope to establish an international cross curricular learning with our new friends. DANKE Asha & Lukas.

Asha, Maggie, Lorraine, and Lukas
Ireland & Germany Flag together

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Maths Week in Holy Family School

Category : Post Primary

What a magical Mathematical week in the Holy Family School. Teachers and SNAs has organised a cross curricular learning with an emphasis on exploring maths. All the students in the school were put into groups named after famous Mathematicians like Pythagoras, Fibonacci, Lovelace etc.. Each group took turns in participating in Maths Trails, Maths Investigations, Maths Puzzles, and Maths exploring with other subjects. For example in Geography we had an activity where you had to match the heights to famous mountains and lengths to well-know rivers. In Home Economics we had to estimate the weight of a very large and heavy Pumpkin! We took pride in playing with the new handmade wooden mathematical puzzles that our new woodwork teacher Niall created with his students for our enjoyment with Maths. Students and Staff had great fun! Happy Maths Week Everybody! #Mathsweek2019 #IuseMaths


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Maths and the Art of Celtic Knots

Category : Post Primary

Dr. Christian Mercat demonstrates Celtic drawings

We were very lucky to have Dr Christian Mercat come to our school to do a workshop with ALL secondary students on Mathematics and the Art of Celtic Knots as part of Maths Week. Many thanks to MathsWeeks.ie for giving us this amazing and creative opportunity to explore the wonderful world of Mathematics and special thanks to Dr Christian Mercat. #Mathsweek #Lovemaths #Celticdesign #Celticknot #bookofkells #creative #art #Maths

Teachers and Staff also had a magical mathematical time at this Maths and the Art of the Celtic Knots workshop. #Mathsweek19


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Cooking up a Storm

Category : Post Primary

6C Class are cooking up a storm making beautiful vegetarian food as part of their QQI level 3 cookery. #Teamwork #Greatfood


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“Grow, Cook & Eat”

Category : Post Primary

Students in 6C have being working very hard with Mr. Dempsey growing vegetables in our garden and greenhouse.  It was an amazing sight to come back after the summer and see the greenhouse brimming with tomatoes, some sweetcorn and rhubarb.  Students picked the juicy vegetables and fruit and then brought them to the kitchen to use in their cookery class.  Students made succulent Italian bruschetta and left nothing for anyone to taste.  With the rhubarb they make sweet rhubarb muffins which they shared with their teachers.  We can’t wait to see what else they will produce for us to cook in the kitchen.


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