Left to right: Lisa Quigley, Brendan Deehan, former pupils Aine, Rachel and Megan, Fiona O’Neill, Grainne Strumble.
There are 27 pupils in our school. Fiona O’Neill, the Principal, teaches 3rd to 6th Class and Lisa Quigley teaches Junior Infants to 2nd Class. Grainne Strumble is our Special Education teacher and she is based in our school. Brendan Deehan is our Special Needs Assistant.
We are a committed Green School and we were awarded our 12th Green Flag. Our most recent project was on Global Citizenship – Travel.
We complete computer classes in school during the first term. The classes run for 7 weeks and include Scratch Programming.
We take part in Science Blast and the Junior Entrepreneur Programme which we thoroughly enjoy.
Jean comes to our school every Tuesday to take the children for PE. The children have lots of fun with her. Alan, our Gaelic Coach, and Jimmy, our soccer coach, come on a Wednesday and we really enjoy this too. Physical activity is an integral part of everyday.
The pupils in our school love music. We learn many songs and we also learn the tin-whistle each week. We take part in many events such as the Clonown Variety show and the Feile Ceoil. We are delighted to be part of the Music Generation programme. We each have our own instrument supplied by Music Generation and we are learning fiddle/mandolin/banjo in school each week with Cian.
We are taking part in the Accelerated Reader programme which has been a huge success in our school. We go to the library once a month and the children love this outing. We attend story-telling events at the library throughout the year also.
We enjoy trips to the Dean Crowe Theatre, the Luan Gallery, Athlone Castle, Glendeer Pet Farm, Athlone Community Radio, the Viking Boat, Athlone Institute of Technology, Ericsson and Roscommon Arts Centre. We are also taking part in the Science Blast at the RDS for our third year in a row.
We were delighted when we were chosen as a pilot school for the O.K. Kids Anti-Bullying Programme.. The Care Plan fits in perfectly in our school as we all look after one another.
We are immensely proud of our school and of the unique experience we give to the children in our care, in a relaxed and friendly environment.