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Lego Building Competition

Fifth class pupils Evan O Crowley and Odhran O Sullivan entered a Lego building competition run by Autism-Friendly Clonakilty recently. They loved every second of creating this building of what “My Clonakilty” looks like and worked extremely hard over these last few...

Energy Workshop

We were delighted to welcome an Energy Workshop from the Lifetime Lab. Our 3rd, 4th and 5th classes engaged in the energy workshops which covered the topics of energy sources, climate change, CO2, and what we as individuals can do to reduce the amount of energy we...

Knockskeagh Podcast

Podcast: "The Story of Tojo"   2nd Class has been busy creating and recording their very first podcast recently. It is all about the visit of a spider monkey named Tojo to Clonakilty nearly 80 years ago. The podcast was recorded in Knockskeagh and produced by all...

Science Week 2021

We marked 'Science Week' from Monday 8th to Friday 12th November last week.   There was a variety of science activities investigated and explored in each class this year including; a range of science experiments, bug hunts, science shows, our virtual Science Showcase,...

Maths Week 2021

We marked 'Maths Week' this week, from Monday  18th October to Friday 22nd October.   We have had a very busy week in Knockskeagh doing lots of different maths activities! We had maths games in the school hall on Monday, a ‘Maths Eyes’ trail finding 2D and 3D shapes...

Space Week 2021

We celebrated 'Space Week' from Monday  4th of October to Friday 8th of October last week.  This year, we introduced the "Space Booklet" for all pupils in our school. The Space booklet was packed full of space facts, information, puzzles, colouring sheets, and much...

Award of Science and Maths Excellence 2020/21

We have just received the great news that our school has been awarded its ninth ‘Award of Science and Maths Excellence’ for the school year 2020/21. We are extremely proud of this award, as it once again demonstrates the work done in Science & Maths throughout the...

Bridge Building

Bridge Building Knockskeagh recently hosted a bridge building competition. The competition this year involved all 6th class pupils. The students' task was to work in teams against one another to build the strongest bridge. They were provided with just lollipop sticks...

1st and 2nd Class Beach Day

Beach Day Our 1st and 2nd class visited Red Strand Beach on Monday the 21st of June. They completed a number of science investigations including; Sorting man-made and natural objects Measuring wavelength Is there iron in the sand? How is sand made? What's in the...

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Dick Barrett Centenary Commemoration

Dick Barrett Centenary Commemoration

Dick Barrett Centenary Commemoration

On Friday 2nd December, Knockskeagh NS held a Centenary Commemoration for past pupil and teacher Dick Barrett. A plaque in his honour was unveiled at this commemoration. Relatives of Dick Barrett, parents and other interested parties attended the commemoration, with the 5th and 6th Class pupils dressing up in attire from that time. They also gave an amazing rendition of “Grace”.🎶

 

Dick Barrett was born in the parish of Enniskeane and Desertserges in December 1889. He attended Knocks National School, which has been closed for a number of years now.
At that time Knockskeagh National School provided advanced classes for pupils who intended to pursue a career in the Civil Service, teaching or such professions.
Dick finished sixth class in Knocks in 1904 and then transferred to Knockskeagh from 1904 to 1909. He was engaged in Knockskeagh as a monitor teacher during that time – they were students who were preparing for the Teaching Training College. Having completed his tenure in Knockskeagh, he secured a First Grade Scholarship for a two year course at De La Salle College, Waterford.
Dick qualified as a teacher in 1913 with a First Class Diploma and was placed in the First Division by the Board of Educaiton.
So, Knockskeagh School played a huge role in his career and educational development.
Dick was killed in 1922 in Mountjoy Prison.
A massive thank you to photographer Mark Coombes who captured the day for us. 📸 5th and 6th Class pupils completed projects which were displayed in the Halla for everyone to see after the plaque unveiling was complete.
Lego Building Competition

Fifth class pupils Evan O Crowley and Odhran O Sullivan entered a Lego building competition run by Autism-Friendly Clonakilty recently. They loved every second of creating this building of what “My Clonakilty” looks like and worked extremely hard over these last few...

Energy Workshop

We were delighted to welcome an Energy Workshop from the Lifetime Lab. Our 3rd, 4th and 5th classes engaged in the energy workshops which covered the topics of energy sources, climate change, CO2, and what we as individuals can do to reduce the amount of energy we...

Knockskeagh Podcast

Podcast: "The Story of Tojo"   2nd Class has been busy creating and recording their very first podcast recently. It is all about the visit of a spider monkey named Tojo to Clonakilty nearly 80 years ago. The podcast was recorded in Knockskeagh and produced by all...

Science Week 2021

We marked 'Science Week' from Monday 8th to Friday 12th November last week.   There was a variety of science activities investigated and explored in each class this year including; a range of science experiments, bug hunts, science shows, our virtual Science Showcase,...

Maths Week 2021

We marked 'Maths Week' this week, from Monday  18th October to Friday 22nd October.   We have had a very busy week in Knockskeagh doing lots of different maths activities! We had maths games in the school hall on Monday, a ‘Maths Eyes’ trail finding 2D and 3D shapes...

Space Week 2021

We celebrated 'Space Week' from Monday  4th of October to Friday 8th of October last week.  This year, we introduced the "Space Booklet" for all pupils in our school. The Space booklet was packed full of space facts, information, puzzles, colouring sheets, and much...

Award of Science and Maths Excellence 2020/21

We have just received the great news that our school has been awarded its ninth ‘Award of Science and Maths Excellence’ for the school year 2020/21. We are extremely proud of this award, as it once again demonstrates the work done in Science & Maths throughout the...

Bridge Building

Bridge Building Knockskeagh recently hosted a bridge building competition. The competition this year involved all 6th class pupils. The students' task was to work in teams against one another to build the strongest bridge. They were provided with just lollipop sticks...

1st and 2nd Class Beach Day

Beach Day Our 1st and 2nd class visited Red Strand Beach on Monday the 21st of June. They completed a number of science investigations including; Sorting man-made and natural objects Measuring wavelength Is there iron in the sand? How is sand made? What's in the...

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History Tour to Spike Island

History Tour to Spike Island

History Tour to Spike Island

On Tuesday 22nd November, 5th and 6th Classes went on a trip to Spike Island. They are currently completing projects on Dick Barret, who was killed  100years ago this year and who had a connection with Knockskeagh NS. We heard so many fascinating stories about the prison itself and about Dick Barrett, who was a prisoner there before he was killed.

The boat trip was a highlight and it was a fantastic day out. A massive thank you to Thomas O’Neill and his colleagues who told us all those informative stories!

 

Lego Building Competition

Fifth class pupils Evan O Crowley and Odhran O Sullivan entered a Lego building competition run by Autism-Friendly Clonakilty recently. They loved every second of creating this building of what “My Clonakilty” looks like and worked extremely hard over these last few...

Energy Workshop

We were delighted to welcome an Energy Workshop from the Lifetime Lab. Our 3rd, 4th and 5th classes engaged in the energy workshops which covered the topics of energy sources, climate change, CO2, and what we as individuals can do to reduce the amount of energy we...

Knockskeagh Podcast

Podcast: "The Story of Tojo"   2nd Class has been busy creating and recording their very first podcast recently. It is all about the visit of a spider monkey named Tojo to Clonakilty nearly 80 years ago. The podcast was recorded in Knockskeagh and produced by all...

Science Week 2021

We marked 'Science Week' from Monday 8th to Friday 12th November last week.   There was a variety of science activities investigated and explored in each class this year including; a range of science experiments, bug hunts, science shows, our virtual Science Showcase,...

Maths Week 2021

We marked 'Maths Week' this week, from Monday  18th October to Friday 22nd October.   We have had a very busy week in Knockskeagh doing lots of different maths activities! We had maths games in the school hall on Monday, a ‘Maths Eyes’ trail finding 2D and 3D shapes...

Space Week 2021

We celebrated 'Space Week' from Monday  4th of October to Friday 8th of October last week.  This year, we introduced the "Space Booklet" for all pupils in our school. The Space booklet was packed full of space facts, information, puzzles, colouring sheets, and much...

Award of Science and Maths Excellence 2020/21

We have just received the great news that our school has been awarded its ninth ‘Award of Science and Maths Excellence’ for the school year 2020/21. We are extremely proud of this award, as it once again demonstrates the work done in Science & Maths throughout the...

Bridge Building

Bridge Building Knockskeagh recently hosted a bridge building competition. The competition this year involved all 6th class pupils. The students' task was to work in teams against one another to build the strongest bridge. They were provided with just lollipop sticks...

1st and 2nd Class Beach Day

Beach Day Our 1st and 2nd class visited Red Strand Beach on Monday the 21st of June. They completed a number of science investigations including; Sorting man-made and natural objects Measuring wavelength Is there iron in the sand? How is sand made? What's in the...

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Science Week 2022

Science Week 2022

Science Week 2022

We marked Science Week 2022 from Monday 14th to Friday 18th November.  👩‍🔬🔬

There was a variety of science activities investigated and explored in each class this year, including a range of science experiments, bug hunts, science shows, our virtual Science Showcase, and much more. 🔬🧪 

Infinite Possibilities

The whole school took part in our “Infinite Possibilities” Design Competition. The pupils in each class were tasked to design something that they would like to transform with the use of Science. We are sure these designs are aiding future developments! We again linked our Science Week with Green Schools. The Green Schools committee came up with the idea that each class had to incorporate recyclable materials in to their  designs. There were some very creative designs in each class and winners were awarded small prizes. All participants were presented with Science Week certificates too. Well done to all who took part! 👩‍🔬

The gallery below displays a snapshot of some of the other Science activities in the classes during Science Week 2022.

Science Activities around the school

In between the rain showers, the younger classes explored our pitch and garden habitat for bugs and minibeasts. 🔎

Junior Infants and Senior Infants tested what happens a Haribo jelly sweet when you place it in water over night. Let’s just say, everyone wanted to eat the giant sweet! 🍬

Senior Infants also completed the “Dancing Raisins” experiment. They watched the raisins dance up and down as they put them in a glass of sparkling water. 🧑‍🔬🧋

1st Class were busy with their experiments also.🧑‍🔬 They tested a variety of levers and they explored the chemical reaction that occurs when you mix vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. They also created plastic from milk. 🥛

2nd Class completed the “Volcano Experiment”. In this, they investigated the reaction that happens when you mix vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. 🌋

3rd and 4th Classes were using the “House of Circuits” kits. They had to connect the circuits, which were in turn connected to a house. When the circuit was running correctly, the house had electricity and a light bulb came on. 💡 They also made bubbles on their desks, using water, washing up liquid and straws. It was certainly a messy one but great fun!! 

4th Class also investigated what happens when they placed Skittles on a plate and added water. 🌈

5th and 6th Class were circuit crazy too, and were figuring out how to connect the circuit correctly in order to make the light shine. Both classes were extremely lucky to have a visit from Ciarán O’Connell, who is a parent in our school. Ciarán works with Alcon Ireland as a process engineer. He gave an insight into his work and the classes made periscopes. They had a great time! 🔭 5th Class also investigated the effects certain liquids have on eggs 🥚, with the shell resembling our teeth. 🦷

6th Class completed their annual “Mad Scientist Showcase”.

6th Class Mad Scientist Showcase

6th Class completed a Virtual Mad Scientist Showcase again this year. Their experiments were recorded and the links were forwarded to each class so they could watch them.

It was an amazing show and the class did a great job explaining each experiment. The experiments demonstrated included a pencil in a bag trick, blowing a bubble within a bubble on the table, exploding apples 🍎, a walking on air experiment and they also tested their fingerprints.

Well done everybody, it was certainly a Science Week to remember! 🧑‍🔬👩‍🔬🔬🧪🔎

 

Lego Building Competition

Fifth class pupils Evan O Crowley and Odhran O Sullivan entered a Lego building competition run by Autism-Friendly Clonakilty recently. They loved every second of creating this building of what “My Clonakilty” looks like and worked extremely hard over these last few...

Energy Workshop

We were delighted to welcome an Energy Workshop from the Lifetime Lab. Our 3rd, 4th and 5th classes engaged in the energy workshops which covered the topics of energy sources, climate change, CO2, and what we as individuals can do to reduce the amount of energy we...

Knockskeagh Podcast

Podcast: "The Story of Tojo"   2nd Class has been busy creating and recording their very first podcast recently. It is all about the visit of a spider monkey named Tojo to Clonakilty nearly 80 years ago. The podcast was recorded in Knockskeagh and produced by all...

Science Week 2021

We marked 'Science Week' from Monday 8th to Friday 12th November last week.   There was a variety of science activities investigated and explored in each class this year including; a range of science experiments, bug hunts, science shows, our virtual Science Showcase,...

Maths Week 2021

We marked 'Maths Week' this week, from Monday  18th October to Friday 22nd October.   We have had a very busy week in Knockskeagh doing lots of different maths activities! We had maths games in the school hall on Monday, a ‘Maths Eyes’ trail finding 2D and 3D shapes...

Space Week 2021

We celebrated 'Space Week' from Monday  4th of October to Friday 8th of October last week.  This year, we introduced the "Space Booklet" for all pupils in our school. The Space booklet was packed full of space facts, information, puzzles, colouring sheets, and much...

Award of Science and Maths Excellence 2020/21

We have just received the great news that our school has been awarded its ninth ‘Award of Science and Maths Excellence’ for the school year 2020/21. We are extremely proud of this award, as it once again demonstrates the work done in Science & Maths throughout the...

Bridge Building

Bridge Building Knockskeagh recently hosted a bridge building competition. The competition this year involved all 6th class pupils. The students' task was to work in teams against one another to build the strongest bridge. They were provided with just lollipop sticks...

1st and 2nd Class Beach Day

Beach Day Our 1st and 2nd class visited Red Strand Beach on Monday the 21st of June. They completed a number of science investigations including; Sorting man-made and natural objects Measuring wavelength Is there iron in the sand? How is sand made? What's in the...

Infinite Possibilities Design Competition Winners – Junior Infants

Senior Infants Dancing Raisins Experiment

2nd Class Volcano Experiment

3rd Class Circuits and Making Bubbles experiment

5th Class Science Activities

6th Class Science Activities

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Maths Week 2022

Maths Week 2022

Maths Week 2022

We marked ‘Maths Week’ this week, from Monday 17th October to Friday 21st October. ➕➖✖️➗

We have had a very busy week in Knockskeagh doing lots of different Maths activities! Each day there was a different Maths related task which kept everyone entertained. 

We had Maths art challenges, quizzes, Maths games on the iPads, an orienteering Maths code-breaker challenge around the school grounds, a “Maths Eyes” trail where the younger classes had to find 2D and 3D shapes around the school, orienteering at the Long Strand for 4th and 6th classes, and Maths puzzles on display on our Maths board.

Everyone was given the chance to guess how many sweets were in a jar, with the winner getting to keep the whole jar. 🍬Looking at the photos, can you guess how many sweets were in the jar? laughing Congrats to Laoise Hurley who was the closest guess. She was only 1 sweet off the actual number! Well done Laoise! 👏

It really was great fun discovering Maths all around our school during the week!!

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Lego Building Competition

Fifth class pupils Evan O Crowley and Odhran O Sullivan entered a Lego building competition run by Autism-Friendly Clonakilty recently. They loved every second of creating this building of what “My Clonakilty” looks like and worked extremely hard over these last few...

Energy Workshop

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Knockskeagh Podcast

Podcast: "The Story of Tojo"   2nd Class has been busy creating and recording their very first podcast recently. It is all about the visit of a spider monkey named Tojo to Clonakilty nearly 80 years ago. The podcast was recorded in Knockskeagh and produced by all...

Science Week 2021

We marked 'Science Week' from Monday 8th to Friday 12th November last week.   There was a variety of science activities investigated and explored in each class this year including; a range of science experiments, bug hunts, science shows, our virtual Science Showcase,...

Maths Week 2021

We marked 'Maths Week' this week, from Monday  18th October to Friday 22nd October.   We have had a very busy week in Knockskeagh doing lots of different maths activities! We had maths games in the school hall on Monday, a ‘Maths Eyes’ trail finding 2D and 3D shapes...

Space Week 2021

We celebrated 'Space Week' from Monday  4th of October to Friday 8th of October last week.  This year, we introduced the "Space Booklet" for all pupils in our school. The Space booklet was packed full of space facts, information, puzzles, colouring sheets, and much...

Award of Science and Maths Excellence 2020/21

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1st and 2nd Class Beach Day

Beach Day Our 1st and 2nd class visited Red Strand Beach on Monday the 21st of June. They completed a number of science investigations including; Sorting man-made and natural objects Measuring wavelength Is there iron in the sand? How is sand made? What's in the...

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