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25 Mar

Sixth Class took part in the ESB Science Blast competition recently.  The pupils were delighted to be choosen for the competition and thrilled to travel to the RDS in Dublin for the event. In support of their efforts the Board of Management kindly sponsored the bus to the event.  For the month of February the pupils agreed to a digital detox from Sunday night to Friday evening.  Most of the Fifth Class pupils agreed to take part too.   Below is information on the project, the feedback from the judges, a photograph of the presentation of the project and the trophy the pupils received for taking... 

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8 Mar

  Board of Management The Board wishes to extend its sympathies to Siobhan Maher and family on the recent passing of her mother Margaret Horgan.   School Self Evaluation Problem of the Week continues each week at assembly.  There are two different problems each week which are age appropriate.  The pupils delight in being the one chosen to work out the Maths problem for their particular group. Gaeilge na Coicíse continues on a fortnightly cycle.  Each class makes a huge effort as they all want to win the prize!!!   Annual Drama Show “Let’s Talk” It’s that time of the year... 

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5 Feb

  School Self Evaluation This term the genre in the First Steps in Writing programme is “Persuasive Writing”. Displays of the pupil’s writing can be seen in the halla and in their classrooms. Senior Infants have started the Literacy Lift Off programme. This is an intensive programme of reading and writing.  Ms Hogan, along with Ms D’Arcy, Mrs Maher and Ms Wyer work with a small group of children for 45 minutes four times a week.  The pupils read lots of books at their own level of competency and develop new strategies and reading skills.  This increases the complexity of what the... 

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24 Jan

On Friday the 18th January the Sixth Class debating team of Dayna,  Aoibhe and Alison took place in a debate here in Scoil Chrónáin Naofa against Clodagh,  Daithi and Angelika from Sacred Heart Primary School. They were proposing the very hard motion of “To be Serious about Climate Change is to Give up Eating Meat”.  Ms Hogan helped the girls with this motion as it was such a challenging one, she was such a great help and the girls greatly appreciated her input.  At one o clock the girls went down to the hall to face their opponents in the debate. Abbie who was Chairperson on... 

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7 Jan

On Monday the 17th of December, the school choir (from 3rd Class up) accompanied by Deirdre Higgins (our Music teacher) and Mr. Hanamy (our Principal) visited the Dean Maxwell nursing home to spread some Christmas cheer to all the elderly there. We sang some well-known Christmas carols and some tunes from our Christmas show called ‘A Christmas Toy Story’. The residents, nursing staff and all the children in the choir thoroughly enjoyed it. Everyone was singing and moving along to the music. It was lovely to put a smile on all of their faces. Everyone had a great time and all the children were... 

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21 Dec

Christmas Show Following weeks of practice our Christmas Show “A Christmas Toy Story” was performed on Friday last at    12 30 pm and 7 00 pm.  Both shows were well attended with a full house for the evening performance.  We were particularly thrilled to see so many of our incoming infants accept our invitation to attend.   Our stage was beautifully decorated thanks once again to the very talented Mrs O Meara.  There were many catchy and lively songs such as “Santa’s Here” and “When Toys Come Alive” followed by “Jingle Bells Rock”, while the acting was of a very high... 

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17 Dec

Board of Management GDPR In order to comply with new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) the following GDPR Policies were ratified at our recent meeting: Data Protection Policy CCTV Policy Privacy Notice to Parents/Guardians Fair Processing of Personal Data School Website Privacy Statement Data Retention Periods for Schools Request for a Copy of Personal Data All of the above are available to view on the school website www.dromakeenanns.ie while each family will be sent a copy of the “Privacy Notice to Parents/Guardians”.   School Christmas Show With the school Christmas show... 

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5 Nov

School Self Evaluation First Steps in Writing: • The genre in the First Steps in Writing programme for this term is Procedural Writing. Examples of the children’s writing are on display in the halla. Maths: • Maths for Fun will begin in Fourth Class after the Halloween break. Any parents/grandparents who would like to help would be most welcome. The sessions will be for the four Wednesdays in November at 11 15 for approximately an hour. Please contact the office if you are available to help. Gaeilge • Irish club will resume after the Halloween break for the pupils from 1st to 6th Class.... 

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3 Oct

Junior Infants We extend a warm welcome to the new Junior Infants who have joined us this year. The pupils are an energetic happy group and the remainder of the school were delighted to welcome the boys and girls to assembly. The children have adapted to school life seamlessly and are making friends and having lots of fun in Junior Infants. As usual the playground equipment is a big hit with the children. Board of Management • We wish to advise parents that the WSE Report from our recent inspection is available at the following link https://www.education.ie/en/Publications/Inspection-Reports-Publications/Whole-School-Evaluation-Reports-List/17523D_WSEMLLP_6951_20180525.pdf. • We... 

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17 May

Congrats to Leah who takes part in the Primary Games in Limerick on Sunday 20th May. Good Luck!  

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