Author Archives: Sarah Jane O'Regan

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A visit from the Guards!

Category : Primary

A few weeks ago the Guards from Cabra Garda Station came into the Primary School to give a talk about Safety Online. The children had lots of great questions which the Guards answered – no matter how difficult! On Friday Garda Rory popped by with 2 Hampers full of treats! We are going to raffle them off in the coming week. Thank you so much Cabra Garda Station! 


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Science Week at Primary!

Category : Primary

For Science week, Ms Fitzsimons class did the skittle experiment, tissue paper, food coloring experiment and colours paint mixing. The pupils enjoyed it very much!

They are scientists in the making!

Well done Ms Fitsimons class!


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Happy World Kindess Day

Category : Primary

Happy World Kindness Day to all the staff in Primary School from 5th/6th Class. What a lovely surprise coming into work to see this. It’s warming to know the students care for staff as much as staff care for the students during these difficult days.

Thank You 5th/6th Class from all the staff at Primary.

It is important to be kind to yourself as well! What random act of kindness are you going to do today?


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Spooky Halloween at Primary

Category : Primary

Nanny Mc Phee landed at Holy Family Primary School and brought lots of Halloween surprises for our wonderful students.

See their lovely reaction at their little spooky gifts! https://youtu.be/AOPvwEWCGxU

Enjoy our happy little monsters parade by clicking on the link below !
https://youtu.be/CGpSf3yMKPQ

Stay safe everyone and enjoy your mid term break! We look forward to welcoming you all back to school on the 2nd November!


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Pumpkin Time at Holy Family

Category : Primary

Finishing Maths week with a pumpkin joke!

Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by it’s diameter?


A: Pumpkin pi.

We received a delivery of pumpkins just in time for a spooky Halloween! Aren’t they looking fa boo lous!


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Maths Week at Primary!

Category : Primary

Aine’s class had great fun today with these challenges! They were great for encouraging thinking and problem solving.

Mia holding up her work of art! Great stuff Mia!
Aine’s class working very hard !
Bobby did his very best! Well done Bobby!
Lena worked so well! Good job Lena!

Patricia’s class made 3D shapes for Maths week. Being able to physically see the difference between a shape with three sides and one with five helps with number sense, a key to all math success. Well done to everyone!

Orla’s class enjoying Maths week outside as well as inside!

Well done to the teachers, SNAs and students involved. What an exciting fun interesting week! “There should be no such thing as boring mathematics.” – Edsger Dijkstra. Would you agree?


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PE at Home

Category : Primary

Here are some great ideas from Youtube of things you can do at home to keep you moving and your skills sharp!

If you don’t have any golf clubs, use a dust pan brush, or a sweeping brush.
Living Room Skee Ball! Use any sized balls that you have lying around!
It’s really important that your teddy bears get to exercise too!
A great activity to do on a dry day! Thanks to Cork Sports Partnershsip for this video!

Have a great weekend and send us photos of any PE you do at home! We would love to see them!


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Make a Tower Challenge

Category : Primary

Here are the entries for Make a Tower Challenge! Aren’t they all interesting! Our students and staff are full of great ideas. Super work done by all!

Abigail builds different layers using different types of materials.
Sophia and Bobby get creative with art materials and Lego!
How did Gillian keep her hands so steady when building this tall tower!
Doesn’t this tower make you want to hop! twist! shake it out!
Stevie’s tall tower is waiting to go to the International Space Station!
A sandy tower for the crabs to live in! Not sure if the shoes will fit their claws!
A bright and a colourful tower!
Patricia’s sunflower tower and Phil’s Donald Trump tower!

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Virtual Sports Week 2020

Category : Primary

We celebrated the annual Sports Day virtually. Starting off the week with a homemade obstacle course and beat the teacher competition. A daily sports challenge was sent to parents to complete at home such as a scavenger hunt, Yoga poses, etc.

We received photos and videos of students attempting the sports challenges! Well done to everyone for participating and for those who didn’t try it out yet, it’s not too late! Get everyone in your family involved.

Mia and her brother before starting the home made obstacle course!
Lena being active indoors! Looks like hard work Lena!
Obstacle course set up in Bobby and Sophia’s sitting room! Doesn’t it look great!
Gabriel using the underarm throw to kick start the obstacle course!

The winners are Lena, Bobby, Sophia, Mia and Gabriel! Well done everyone!! You are amazing! Hope you all had fun!


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