Student Council

Student Council Update

Our Student Council is made up of two class members from each class in the school. They meet regularly to discuss student concerns and to provide suggestions on how our school can improve. Our student council has done some fantastic work so far this year!

“We are all different but in this school, we swim together”

As the student council’s first initiative, every pupil in the school designed their own fish. These are now on display in the school hall under the slogan “We are all different but in this school, we swim together”. I’m sure you’ll agree it is a very colorful display and more importantly, contains a valuable message to all our pupils.

School Benches

As a result of other student suggestions from a recent Student Council meeting, we have recently placed benches around the school track. There are lots of other ideas being discussed by our student representatives so watch this space!

Well done to everybody 😊

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...

CSI Forensic Science Workshop in Knockskeagh

On Monday the 18th of November all children from 1st to 6th class engaged in a Forensic Science Workshop. The children learned about DNA, fingerprints, footprints & fibres. After, the children entered a crime scene. Working in groups, they tried to piece together...

Mayor of Cork County Visits Knockskeagh

On Thursday the 14th of November, Cork County Mayor Cllr. Christopher O'Sullivan visited Knockskeagh National School as part of Science Week 2019.The theme for Science Week was Climate Change. Mayor O'Sullivan spoke about all that we can do to limit our 'carbon...

Windfarm Visit by 5th Class

On Friday 11th October, 5th class visited a wind farm in the Ballyhoura Mountains . All the children were really excited to see how wind energy is generated and used as a renewable source of energy in our country. This means that the power of the wind can be used in...

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