World Cup in Knockskeagh

World Cup in Knockskeagh

World Cup in Knockskeagh

Knockskeagh has run World Cup tournaments for pupils in all classes over the last few weeks. 

There is some amazing skill and teamwork on display in the tournaments so far and the World Cup Finals are schelduled to take place week in our school.

There is great excitement building as the tournaments reach their climax.

Well done to all involved. smile

World Cup in Knockskeagh

Knockskeagh has run World Cup tournaments for pupils in all classes over the last few weeks.  There is some amazing skill and teamwork on display in the tournaments so far and the World Cup Finals are schelduled to take place week in our school. There is great...

5th and 6th Class Orienteering

Today our 5th and 6th Class pupils visited Inchydoney and participated in Orienteering. The weather failed to dampen the spirits and it made for a very fun visit. Well done to all participants and thank you to the organisers from Cork Sports Partnership for well run...

Halloween Parade 2022

What a day!!  Our annual Halloween Parade took place today around our school track and it was fantastic entertainment. There was an abundance of creativity, color, and fun on display.  The standard was extremely high this year and the judges had a tough job on their...

2nd and 3rd Class Orienteering

Today our 2nd and 3rd Class pupils visited Glenview Gardens and participated in Orienteering. Thankfully the weather behaved and the beautiful gardens made for a very fun visit. Well done to all participants and thank you to the organisers from Cork Sports Partnership...

Hurling Blitz

Our 4th and 3rd class took part in a hurling blitz in Clonakilty GAA club this morning. They showed great skill, endeavor, and attitude in their games. Well done everybody for giving your all this morning  GalleryLatest News

Taekwondo

Coaches from Warrior Martial Arts have continued their annual visit to our school during the first term. All pupils from our senior classes 3rd class to 6th class have these sessions on Mondays. Our junior classes from Junior Infants to 2nd class have Taekwondo on...

GAA

Conan from Clonakilty GAA club has returned this year to help coach fundamental movement and GAA skills to all our classes. Coach Conan visits our school every Wednesday and all the pupils are always delighted to hear it's GAA time. 😀 Thank you Conan for providing...

Rugby

We were delighted to welcome Finny O’Regan back from Clonakilty Rugby Club to Knockskeagh this year. Finny is currently coaching rugby to all children from Senior Infants to 6th class. All classes are being coached every Thursday on our courts, as well as on our...

Knockskeagh Medal Presentation

We were honoured to have members of the Beamish Cup winning Lyre Rovers soccer team in our school today to present medals to; our sports day participants and other sport tournament winners in our school. The guests consisted of former pupils Michael Keohane and Shane...

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World Cup in Knockskeagh

World Cup in Knockskeagh

Knockskeagh has run World Cup tournaments for pupils in all classes over the last few weeks.  There is some amazing...

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African Drumming

African Drumming

African Drumming Every Monday over the last four weeks each class has engaged in African Drumming workshops. Building...

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African Drumming

African Drumming

African Drumming

African Drumming

Every Monday over the last four weeks each class has engaged in African Drumming workshops.

Building on knowledge and skill from last year, each class have been introduced to basic rhythmic concepts of West African and world percussion through drumming, chanting, body percussion, call and response and storytelling.

Using the West African Djembe (pronounced djem – bay) students assemble in the drum circle.  They connect to rhythm and sound using a variety of percussion instruments, bells and shakers. It really is great fun!!

Everybody looks forward to drumming time each Monday. 🥁😀 We have two drumming sessions left this term.

Many thanks to Pat for the fun drumming lessons 👏

 

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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,...

Maths Week 2022

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Save the Bees Apple Trees

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Space Week 2022

Space week took off with a 3....2....1....BLAST OFF! 🚀🚀 We celebrated 'Space Week' from Monday 3rd of October to Friday 7th of October.  Everyone was incredibly busy learning all about Space and making their own creations, ranging from aliens to rockets to spaceships...

Step One: Science

Experiment One Strand: Living Things Class: 2nd Class Activity: Mini Beast HuntExperiment Two Strand: Energy and Forces Class: 1st Class Activity: Marble RunExperiment Three Strand: Materials Class: 6th Class Activity: Design and make a Lava LampExperiment Four...

Tech Week 2022

We marked 'Tech Week' from Monday 21st of March to Friday 25th of March this year.   There were many technology-related activities throughout each class during the week. IPADS Our school is very lucky to be in a position to have a set of 30 IPads. Each class had their...

Engineers Week 2022

We marked 'Engineers Week' from Monday 7th of March to Friday 11th March this year.     Engineering Week activities this year included the following activities lego challenges, STEM challenges through the use of our STEM Box, an engineering quiz,  and learning about...

Engineer Visits 3rd Class

During Engineers Week, we were delighted to welcome Niamh Ryan to 3rd class in Knockskeagh National School.  Niamh Ryan is a climate ambassador and engineer and gave an insight into sustainable development and engineering.  It was a really interesting and fun morning....

Knockskeagh Virtual Tour

We welcome you to take a look at this short video which gives an insight into the activities that Knockskeagh National School has to offer its pupil's. We really think it looks amazing. Well done to all pupils and staff who helped make it a very special video tour, we...

Latest News

World Cup in Knockskeagh

World Cup in Knockskeagh

Knockskeagh has run World Cup tournaments for pupils in all classes over the last few weeks.  There is some amazing...

read more
African Drumming

African Drumming

African Drumming Every Monday over the last four weeks each class has engaged in African Drumming workshops. Building...

read more

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!

 

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,...

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...

Save the Bees Apple Trees

"Save the Bees" initiative Last year, we participated in the SuperValu Tidy Towns Save the Bees initiative, in association with the National Biodiversity Data Centre and the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. Not only did we get to take part in a range of bee-related...

Space Week 2022

Space week took off with a 3....2....1....BLAST OFF! 🚀🚀 We celebrated 'Space Week' from Monday 3rd of October to Friday 7th of October.  Everyone was incredibly busy learning all about Space and making their own creations, ranging from aliens to rockets to spaceships...

Step One: Science

Experiment One Strand: Living Things Class: 2nd Class Activity: Mini Beast HuntExperiment Two Strand: Energy and Forces Class: 1st Class Activity: Marble RunExperiment Three Strand: Materials Class: 6th Class Activity: Design and make a Lava LampExperiment Four...

Tech Week 2022

We marked 'Tech Week' from Monday 21st of March to Friday 25th of March this year.   There were many technology-related activities throughout each class during the week. IPADS Our school is very lucky to be in a position to have a set of 30 IPads. Each class had their...

Engineers Week 2022

We marked 'Engineers Week' from Monday 7th of March to Friday 11th March this year.     Engineering Week activities this year included the following activities lego challenges, STEM challenges through the use of our STEM Box, an engineering quiz,  and learning about...

Engineer Visits 3rd Class

During Engineers Week, we were delighted to welcome Niamh Ryan to 3rd class in Knockskeagh National School.  Niamh Ryan is a climate ambassador and engineer and gave an insight into sustainable development and engineering.  It was a really interesting and fun morning....

Knockskeagh Virtual Tour

We welcome you to take a look at this short video which gives an insight into the activities that Knockskeagh National School has to offer its pupil's. We really think it looks amazing. Well done to all pupils and staff who helped make it a very special video tour, we...

Latest News

World Cup in Knockskeagh

World Cup in Knockskeagh

Knockskeagh has run World Cup tournaments for pupils in all classes over the last few weeks.  There is some amazing...

read more
African Drumming

African Drumming

African Drumming Every Monday over the last four weeks each class has engaged in African Drumming workshops. Building...

read more

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! 🧑‍🔬👩‍🔬🔬🧪🔎

 

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,...

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...

Save the Bees Apple Trees

"Save the Bees" initiative Last year, we participated in the SuperValu Tidy Towns Save the Bees initiative, in association with the National Biodiversity Data Centre and the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. Not only did we get to take part in a range of bee-related...

Space Week 2022

Space week took off with a 3....2....1....BLAST OFF! 🚀🚀 We celebrated 'Space Week' from Monday 3rd of October to Friday 7th of October.  Everyone was incredibly busy learning all about Space and making their own creations, ranging from aliens to rockets to spaceships...

Step One: Science

Experiment One Strand: Living Things Class: 2nd Class Activity: Mini Beast HuntExperiment Two Strand: Energy and Forces Class: 1st Class Activity: Marble RunExperiment Three Strand: Materials Class: 6th Class Activity: Design and make a Lava LampExperiment Four...

Tech Week 2022

We marked 'Tech Week' from Monday 21st of March to Friday 25th of March this year.   There were many technology-related activities throughout each class during the week. IPADS Our school is very lucky to be in a position to have a set of 30 IPads. Each class had their...

Engineers Week 2022

We marked 'Engineers Week' from Monday 7th of March to Friday 11th March this year.     Engineering Week activities this year included the following activities lego challenges, STEM challenges through the use of our STEM Box, an engineering quiz,  and learning about...

Engineer Visits 3rd Class

During Engineers Week, we were delighted to welcome Niamh Ryan to 3rd class in Knockskeagh National School.  Niamh Ryan is a climate ambassador and engineer and gave an insight into sustainable development and engineering.  It was a really interesting and fun morning....

Knockskeagh Virtual Tour

We welcome you to take a look at this short video which gives an insight into the activities that Knockskeagh National School has to offer its pupil's. We really think it looks amazing. Well done to all pupils and staff who helped make it a very special video tour, we...

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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Knockskeagh has run World Cup tournaments for pupils in all classes over the last few weeks.  There is some amazing...

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5th and 6th Class Orienteering

5th and 6th Class Orienteering

5th and 6th Class Orienteering

Today our 5th and 6th Class pupils visited Inchydoney and participated in Orienteering.

The weather failed to dampen the spirits and it made for a very fun visit.

Well done to all participants and thank you to the organisers from Cork Sports Partnership for well run event smile

 

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,...

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...

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"Save the Bees" initiative Last year, we participated in the SuperValu Tidy Towns Save the Bees initiative, in association with the National Biodiversity Data Centre and the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. Not only did we get to take part in a range of bee-related...

Space Week 2022

Space week took off with a 3....2....1....BLAST OFF! 🚀🚀 We celebrated 'Space Week' from Monday 3rd of October to Friday 7th of October.  Everyone was incredibly busy learning all about Space and making their own creations, ranging from aliens to rockets to spaceships...

Step One: Science

Experiment One Strand: Living Things Class: 2nd Class Activity: Mini Beast HuntExperiment Two Strand: Energy and Forces Class: 1st Class Activity: Marble RunExperiment Three Strand: Materials Class: 6th Class Activity: Design and make a Lava LampExperiment Four...

Tech Week 2022

We marked 'Tech Week' from Monday 21st of March to Friday 25th of March this year.   There were many technology-related activities throughout each class during the week. IPADS Our school is very lucky to be in a position to have a set of 30 IPads. Each class had their...

Engineers Week 2022

We marked 'Engineers Week' from Monday 7th of March to Friday 11th March this year.     Engineering Week activities this year included the following activities lego challenges, STEM challenges through the use of our STEM Box, an engineering quiz,  and learning about...

Engineer Visits 3rd Class

During Engineers Week, we were delighted to welcome Niamh Ryan to 3rd class in Knockskeagh National School.  Niamh Ryan is a climate ambassador and engineer and gave an insight into sustainable development and engineering.  It was a really interesting and fun morning....

Knockskeagh Virtual Tour

We welcome you to take a look at this short video which gives an insight into the activities that Knockskeagh National School has to offer its pupil's. We really think it looks amazing. Well done to all pupils and staff who helped make it a very special video tour, we...

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World Cup in Knockskeagh

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Knockskeagh has run World Cup tournaments for pupils in all classes over the last few weeks.  There is some amazing...

read more
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African Drumming Every Monday over the last four weeks each class has engaged in African Drumming workshops. Building...

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Halloween Parade 2022

Halloween Parade 2022

Halloween Parade 2022

What a day!! 

Our annual Halloween Parade took place today around our school track and it was fantastic entertainment. There was an abundance of creativity, color, and fun on display. 

The standard was extremely high this year and the judges had a tough job on their hands to pick award winners.

Huge credit must go to all who helped create such magnificent costumes (and some terrifying ones too). Well done everybody!

We encouraged the use of recycled costumes this year as part of our Green Schools initiative. 

As well as this, our active school committee placed exercise stations around our track which added to the fun.

We hope all pupils, parents, and staff enjoy a well-earned rest during the midterm break.

Happy Halloweensmile

World Cup in Knockskeagh

Knockskeagh has run World Cup tournaments for pupils in all classes over the last few weeks.  There is some amazing skill and teamwork on display in the tournaments so far and the World Cup Finals are schelduled to take place week in our school. There is great...

African Drumming

African Drumming Every Monday over the last four weeks each class has engaged in African Drumming workshops. Building on knowledge and skill from last year, each class have been introduced to basic rhythmic concepts of West African and world percussion through...

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...

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,...

5th and 6th Class Orienteering

Today our 5th and 6th Class pupils visited Inchydoney and participated in Orienteering. The weather failed to dampen the spirits and it made for a very fun visit. Well done to all participants and thank you to the organisers from Cork Sports Partnership for well run...

Halloween Parade 2022

What a day!!  Our annual Halloween Parade took place today around our school track and it was fantastic entertainment. There was an abundance of creativity, color, and fun on display.  The standard was extremely high this year and the judges had a tough job on their...

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...

Save the Bees Apple Trees

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Open for Enrolments

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World Cup in Knockskeagh

World Cup in Knockskeagh

Knockskeagh has run World Cup tournaments for pupils in all classes over the last few weeks.  There is some amazing...

read more
African Drumming

African Drumming

African Drumming Every Monday over the last four weeks each class has engaged in African Drumming workshops. Building...

read more