Blue Star Award 2020

This year we attained our third Blue Star Programme award for the school. 

The Blue Star Programme aims to teach primary school pupils about Europe in a fun and creative way. Pupils learn about European cultures and the EU through creative activities and projects. The idea is simple: to foster a better understanding and knowledge of Europe and how it affects the lives of Irish citizens among pupils in a curriculum friendly manner.

Congratulations to all the pupils of Knockskeagh on completing some amazing projects about all different topics related to Europe during the year.

Also well done, and thank you to Ms. Bebhinn Walsh for compiling our application for this award. smile

Step One: Science

Experiment One Strand: Living Things Class: 2nd Class Activity: Mini Beast HuntExperiment Two Strand: Energy and Forces Class: Senior Infants Activity: MagnetsExperiment Three Strand: Materials Class: 6th Class Activity: Design and make a Lava LampExperiment Four...

Step Two: Technology

IPads Our school uses iPads for two classes per week per class group from Junior Infants to 6th class! Each class uses the IPads to; access information for project work, access an abundance of different programs or play educational games. They really are a fantastic...

Green Schools Award 2020

We were delighted to hear that we received our 6th Green Flag this year for our work in Global Citizenship: Litter and Waste. The theme enables schools to discover how their work positively influences our global community. Our main aims and results when working...

Engineers Week 2020

We marked 'Engineers Week' from Monday 2nd March to Friday 6th March this year.  We are presently working towards the Discover Primary Science Plaque of STEM Excellence which is awarded to schools in recognition of their extensive work in Science, Technology,...

Knockskeagh General Election

We held our very own general election in February 2020 this year.Each 6th class member was assigned a candidate in the Cork South West general election. The morning begun with all 6th class canvassing the school yard! Then they moved onto their speeches in the school...

2nd Class Maths Activities

2nd Class recently engaged in the Maths strand of Data. They explored many types of graphs including pictograms and bar graphs. Firstly, they explored their birthday months and made a whole class pictogram. Secondly, they investigated the variety of colours in packets...

Our Mad Scientist Showcase Event

We had a Mad Scientist Day during Science Week where children from 4th, 5th and 6th class in small groups were encouraged to research their own experiments and showcase them to the younger classes in our school hall. The groups put a lot of time and effort into...

Tree Planting Initiative

During Science Week this year, each class of our school planted a tree. The classes learned about; the importance of trees in our environment, choosing the right tree for the right place and how to plant a tree. Our County Mayor Christopher O'Sullivan visited our...

Science Speaker Visits Knockskeagh

During Science Week 2019, we were delighted to welcome Orla Rice to 2nd class in Knockskeagh National School.  Orla spoke about her job with MSD in nearby Brinny, Co.Cork. She mentioned the importance of STEM subjects in her job. Also, Orla demonstrated some fun...

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