Raheen National School            Phone: 064 775 4447           Email: raheenns1@gmail.com

January 2015

Gymnastics

We are delighted to have Danny & Haley back again for 6 weeks of gymnastics.  The children are developing skills in a huge range of areas including balance, various forms of movement, working with specialised apparatus etc.

Kerry Life Education

We were delighted to have Mary O’ Donoghue visit with Kerry Life Education.  All the children were excited to see Harold & Tammy back again.  A great day was had learning about caring for ourselves, making friends, caring for others, including others & learning about the functions of various organs in the body.

Scór & The Credit Union Quiz

Well done to all children that participated in Scór & the Credit Union Quiz recently.  Best of luck to those that have progressed to the next round!

Author Focus

This term we will be focusing on the author Michael Morpurgo in the senior room

Catholic Schools Week

We created a colorful display for Catholic Schools Week based on the theme “Called to Serve”.  During Catholic Schools Week we also created St. Brigid’s Crosses and listened to various stories about the St. Brigid’s life….check out our photos section!

Math’s Games

We’re having great fun playing various math’s games with our parents on Fridays.  The math’s games initiative will run for 6 weeks during January and February and all the children will get an opportunity to play a range of games including

  • Monopoly
  • The Game of Life
  • Various card games – Concentration, Jack Change It, Knock 31 & 31.
  • Shopping games
  • Rings
  • Ludo
  • Draughts
  • Chess
  • Snakes & Ladders

Mother & Baby Visit

We were delighted to welcome our mothers & babies into the school in early January.  We heard lots from the moms about caring for a baby & what the baby likes to do.  Thanks to Marion & baby Daire, Susan & baby Shane, Elaine & baby Lee & Anne & baby Jack for coming to visit us.

“Virtually There” Art Project

Our photography art project, in association with Kids’ Own & Tralee Education Center, has officially began so check out our dedicated page for more information on this.