Green Schools Action Day 2023

Green Schools Action Day 2023

Green Schools Action Day 2023

Green Schools Action Day 2023

The Green-Schools Committee has been working very hard behind the scenes towards getting our 8th Green Flag, Global Citizenship: Marine Environment. 🐟They have been raising awareness on how looking after our local marine environment helps sea creatures all over the world and how we need to reduce our litter that is entering the rivers and oceans. 🗑️

For their key issue, the committee is learning about sea pollution, which is now widely acknowledged as a massive challenge facing our marine environment.

We are had our Green-Schools Action Day on Monday 22nd May, where pupils were invited to create “Under the Sea” art and the GreenSchools committee decorated the Hall with these. 🦑 It was gorgeous to see the variety of art that was created in the school and it brought so much colour to the Halla. Our local TD, Christopher O’Sillivan TD visited Knockskeagh on the day and he spoke about his experiences of the ocean. He is the spokesperson for the Environment, Biodiversity and climate change and he is an avid whale watcher. He kept the classes engaged in his chat and answered some of their questions. Thank you very much Christopher for your insightful chats with the classes!

We encouraged all families to join us on the day for a ‘No Single Use Plastic’ at home or at work. We incorporated this in to our school also and the GreenSchools committee measured the amount of single use plastic in their individual classrooms on the day. 

Thank you all for your support! 

Engineers Week 2023

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Maths Week 2022

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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: Energy and Forces Class: 6th Class Activity: PeriscopsesExperiment Two Strand: Living Things Class: 6th Class Activity: Designing and Creating PlanetsExperiment Three Strand: Materials Class: 6th Class Activity: Design and make a Lava...

Tech Week 2022

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Step One: Science

Step One: Science

Step One: Science

Experiment One

Strand: Living Things

Class: 6th Class

Activity: Human Life- The Eye

Experiment Two

Strand: Energy and Forces

Class: 3rd Class

Activity: Circuits: Magnetism and Electricity

Experiment Three

Strand: Materials

Class: Senior Infants

Activity: Dancing Raisins

Experiment Four

Strand: Environmental Awareness and Care

Class: 2nd Class Picker Pals 

Activity: Litter Picking

Engineers Week 2023

We marked 'Engineers Week' from Monday 4th of March to Friday 10th March this year.     Engineering Week activities this year included the following activities: Lego challenges, STEM challenges through the use of our STEM Box, a school-wide engineering quiz,  and...

Trip to Darrara Agricultural College

Trip to Darrara Agricultural College 2023 On Wednesday 8th March, 2023, 3rd Class, 1st Class and Senior Infants headed off to Darrara Agricultural College to be shown around, and what a treat it was! The rain and snow certainly couldnt dampen our spirits! We got to...

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Our annual "Science Showcase" involving the 6th class students was another highlight of this year's Science Week! They explained and demonstrated different experiments, recorded themselves and sent on a recording link to each class for all the children in the school...

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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

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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: Energy and Forces Class: 6th Class Activity: PeriscopsesExperiment Two Strand: Living Things Class: 6th Class Activity: Designing and Creating PlanetsExperiment Three Strand: Materials Class: 6th Class Activity: Design and make a Lava...

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...

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Wild Work Programme

Wild Work Programme

Wild Work Programme

Wild Work Initiative

Pupils from 1st to 5th class were given the opportunity to participate in the Wild Work Initiative on the week running up to the Easter holidays. All classes thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor classroom experience and they learned so much with Lizet, the programme co-ordinator.

The Wild Work Programme aims to enable communities and empower schools to undertake ambitious programmes that will affect real change in habits and attitudes towards the environment. The initiative is one of the largest biodiversity training programmes in Ireland. Sustainability is core to their work and the aim is to make schools and communities more green in their approach.

They encourage learning in wild spaces and Lizet brought the classes out in to nature, where the children were able to learn through seeing, touching and interacting with the natural world. The pupils were enabled to experience an outdoor learning setting that inspired practical actions and they learned how nature can help people help nature and explore how our small actions can make a big difference to wild places and schools. 

It was an amazing experience and we thank Lizet for all her enthusiasm and hard work throughout the 2 days she was with us! Well done everybody smile

 

 

Engineers Week 2023

We marked 'Engineers Week' from Monday 4th of March to Friday 10th March this year.     Engineering Week activities this year included the following activities: Lego challenges, STEM challenges through the use of our STEM Box, a school-wide engineering quiz,  and...

Trip to Darrara Agricultural College

Trip to Darrara Agricultural College 2023 On Wednesday 8th March, 2023, 3rd Class, 1st Class and Senior Infants headed off to Darrara Agricultural College to be shown around, and what a treat it was! The rain and snow certainly couldnt dampen our spirits! We got to...

STEM Showcase 2022/23

Our annual "Science Showcase" involving the 6th class students was another highlight of this year's Science Week! They explained and demonstrated different experiments, recorded themselves and sent on a recording link to each class for all the children in the school...

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: Energy and Forces Class: 6th Class Activity: PeriscopsesExperiment Two Strand: Living Things Class: 6th Class Activity: Designing and Creating PlanetsExperiment Three Strand: Materials Class: 6th Class Activity: Design and make a Lava...

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...

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Enrolment/Open Day

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Engineers Week 2023

Engineers Week 2023

Engineers Week 2023

We marked ‘Engineers Week’ from Monday 4th of March to Friday 10th March this year.    

Engineering Week activities this year included the following activities: Lego challenges, STEM challenges through the use of our STEM Box, a school-wide engineering quiz,  and learning about different types of engineering.

 Also during Engineers Week, all children from 3rd to 6th class had a really enjoyable visit from climate ambassador and engineer Niamh Ryan who gave an insight into sustainable development and engineering. Thank you, Niamh for a very interesting and fun visit

You can view a snapshot of some of the engineering activities and projects in each of the classes in the gallery below. 

Engineers Week 2023

We marked 'Engineers Week' from Monday 4th of March to Friday 10th March this year.     Engineering Week activities this year included the following activities: Lego challenges, STEM challenges through the use of our STEM Box, a school-wide engineering quiz,  and...

Trip to Darrara Agricultural College

Trip to Darrara Agricultural College 2023 On Wednesday 8th March, 2023, 3rd Class, 1st Class and Senior Infants headed off to Darrara Agricultural College to be shown around, and what a treat it was! The rain and snow certainly couldnt dampen our spirits! We got to...

STEM Showcase 2022/23

Our annual "Science Showcase" involving the 6th class students was another highlight of this year's Science Week! They explained and demonstrated different experiments, recorded themselves and sent on a recording link to each class for all the children in the school...

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: Energy and Forces Class: 6th Class Activity: PeriscopsesExperiment Two Strand: Living Things Class: 6th Class Activity: Designing and Creating PlanetsExperiment Three Strand: Materials Class: 6th Class Activity: Design and make a Lava...

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...

Junior Infants

2nd Class

4th Class

5th Class

6th Class

 6th Class- Lego Challenge

Engineer Guest Speaker

School Wide Quiz

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Trip to Darrara Agricultural College

Trip to Darrara Agricultural College

Trip to Darrara Agricultural College

Trip to Darrara Agricultural College 2023

On Wednesday 8th March, 2023, 3rd Class, 1st Class and Senior Infants headed off to Darrara Agricultural College to be shown around, and what a treat it was! The rain and snow certainly couldnt dampen our spirits!

We got to sit up on the tractors 🚜, it didn’t matter to us whether they were John Deere or New Holland. 😊 Then we went to visit the new lambs that have been born and best of all, we all got to hold one. 🐑 They were really cute! After that, we went to see the new baby calves. 🐮They were too big for us to hold, but we were able to rub them. We were very quiet so not to frighten them. We learned what happens in the milking parlour and saw all the machines that are needed so we can have milk on our tables every day. 🥛 Lastly and definitely the best part was everyone got to “drive” a tractor in their real life simulator. It was amazing to get that practice in.

We definitely have some young budding farmers amongst us👨‍🌾. How lucky are we to have this service practically on our doorstep! Thanks to everyone at Darrara Agricultural College for all your advise and guidance. We will most certainly be back! 😊

Darrara Agricultural College Visit

Engineers Week 2023

We marked 'Engineers Week' from Monday 4th of March to Friday 10th March this year.     Engineering Week activities this year included the following activities: Lego challenges, STEM challenges through the use of our STEM Box, a school-wide engineering quiz,  and...

Trip to Darrara Agricultural College

Trip to Darrara Agricultural College 2023 On Wednesday 8th March, 2023, 3rd Class, 1st Class and Senior Infants headed off to Darrara Agricultural College to be shown around, and what a treat it was! The rain and snow certainly couldnt dampen our spirits! We got to...

STEM Showcase 2022/23

Our annual "Science Showcase" involving the 6th class students was another highlight of this year's Science Week! They explained and demonstrated different experiments, recorded themselves and sent on a recording link to each class for all the children in the school...

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: Energy and Forces Class: 6th Class Activity: PeriscopsesExperiment Two Strand: Living Things Class: 6th Class Activity: Designing and Creating PlanetsExperiment Three Strand: Materials Class: 6th Class Activity: Design and make a Lava...

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...

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Enrolment/Open Day

Enrolment/Open Day

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our school to any prospective pupils and parents on Thursday, February 8th...

read more
Active Schools Award

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Active Flag Committee News Our Active Committee received good news recently as they were awarded an electric ball pump...

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STEM Showcase 2022/23

STEM Showcase 2022/23

STEM Showcase 2022/23

Our annual “Science Showcase” involving the 6th class students was another highlight of this year’s Science Week!

They explained and demonstrated different experiments, recorded themselves and sent on a recording link to each class for all the children in the school to enjoy. Lots of the children thought it was like a magic show!

Some experiments on the show included; the pencil and bag experiment, bubble experiments, a finger print experiment,  the exploding cooking apple experiment, and the walking on air experiment. They really were fascinating and well delivered by each of the pupils of 6th class.

Please see a sample of some videos and pictures from the showcase in our gallery below.

Engineers Week 2023

We marked 'Engineers Week' from Monday 4th of March to Friday 10th March this year.     Engineering Week activities this year included the following activities: Lego challenges, STEM challenges through the use of our STEM Box, a school-wide engineering quiz,  and...

Trip to Darrara Agricultural College

Trip to Darrara Agricultural College 2023 On Wednesday 8th March, 2023, 3rd Class, 1st Class and Senior Infants headed off to Darrara Agricultural College to be shown around, and what a treat it was! The rain and snow certainly couldnt dampen our spirits! We got to...

STEM Showcase 2022/23

Our annual "Science Showcase" involving the 6th class students was another highlight of this year's Science Week! They explained and demonstrated different experiments, recorded themselves and sent on a recording link to each class for all the children in the school...

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: Energy and Forces Class: 6th Class Activity: PeriscopsesExperiment Two Strand: Living Things Class: 6th Class Activity: Designing and Creating PlanetsExperiment Three Strand: Materials Class: 6th Class Activity: Design and make a Lava...

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...

Latest News

Enrolment/Open Day

Enrolment/Open Day

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our school to any prospective pupils and parents on Thursday, February 8th...

read more
Active Schools Award

Active Schools Award

Active Flag Committee News Our Active Committee received good news recently as they were awarded an electric ball pump...

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