In early 2022, Clare artist, Nathalie El Baba, spent several weeks with the pupils of the school designing and creating the most amazing mosaics for our school. We were one of only 400 primary and post-primary schools nationwide to be selected for this BLAST: Arts In Education initiative.
The pupils drew inspiration from the beautiful stained-glass window in Our Lady of the Wayside Church in Lissycasey to create their own artistic heritage of the area at this time. Themes centred around the community, the environment, music and sport and the pupils worked in teams to create their own mosaic pieces for the overall project.
Nathalie taught the pupils all the skills of working with mosaics and also gave us a special treat of working with glass, where the pupils got to create their very own pendants. It was a wonderful initiative to be involved in and adds another bright and welcoming element of creativity to our ever developing school.
Junior Yard Mural
In June 2021, the school received a burst of colour and vibrancy. Local artist, Marie Connole, came to the school and helped the pupils paint an incredible mural on the front wall of our school yard.
In January and February the design process took place. All of the pupils brainstormed ideas and Marie came up with a number of potential designs. The pupils gave their feedback on these and the overall design was decided upon. It included elements of their hobbies and interests, historical elements of the community and images from the day-to-day lives of the pupils.
We are so thrilled with the outcome. It provides such a welcoming presence to the school and is the first topic of conversation for all who visit.
In October 2020, the pupils in the senior class took part in the CAPS project. Artist, Evelyn Sorohan, with the assistance of STEAM Ireland and Clare Education Centre put together a fabulous programme that taught the pupils all about climate change through practical activities and art. The project ran over ZOOM for a course of six weeks and the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Some pupils completed art projects to show their view of climate change while the class built a village of the future that included a small wind farm, solar powered vehicles, homes and farms of the future and a shelter for endangered animals.
In Caherea National School, we are delighted to accept all applications for enrolment. We enjoy welcoming new families and pupils to our wonderful school and making them feel part of our community.
Our Admissions Policy and Enrolment Forms can be found below. Please feel free to contact the school if you have any queries. You can reach us by email at email@example.com or by phone on 065 683402.
We have a fantastic before and after school club in Caherea National School. The service is run by Sinead Dillon who has over ten years experience working in childcare.
The service begins at 8:00 and ends each school day at 18:00. The children do a wide variety of activities including art, sports, games and homework. A snack is also provided and the children really enjoy attending the service.
For all queries, please contact Sinead on 086 1079888.
We are very excited about welcoming back all our wonderful pupils to Caherea National School!
This page is designed to help you as we reopen our school building during the COVID-19 pandemic. I hope you find everything you need here but please contact the school if you have any questions or concerns.
The pupils of Caherea National School love playing basketball. Maureen has done amazing work training the children and promoting basketball throughout the community.
We recently took part in the Marion Keane tournament that was held in Ballyea community hall. Our girls’ team won their three matches and have qualified for the next stages of the competition. The boys’ team won two of their three games but lost out on qualifying for the next round. Well done to all and they represented with the school superbly as always.
The school is very proud of all those who represented us in the Cumann na mBunscol competitions. The boys and girls teams did very well and we had a large participation from all the children. It was wonderful to see them all enjoying being active and playing as a team.
Cusack Park Cumann na mBunscol Finals
A huge congratulations to the girls’ football team who represented Caherea and Clondrinagh in the finals at Cusack Park. It was a fantastic day and the whole school went in to support the team. The girls played wonderfully and tried their hearts out but were on the wrong end of the result on the day. We are extremely proud of them all.
Boys’ Football Blitz
On Friday the 26th of September the boys had their football blitz in Doonbeg. The boys did really well and represented the school with pride. The boys lost all their matches but they did great. It was great to see the boys play so well as a team.
Josh & Lee
Girls’ Football Blitz
On Monday the 7th of October the girls played in Doonbeg. The girls played very well. They won four and lost one. The girls represented the school with great pride. The girls worked great together as a team. They will play their semi-final next week.
The FAI organised a brilliant Futsal blitz for the children from third to fifth class. We had a boys and a girls team who showed off their dazzling skills. As this was a non-competitive blitz, we were delighted to see all the children take part and get lots of time on the pitch. The teams showed great as they cheered each other on. Well done to all.
Thank you to the parents that came to lend their support also. It was great to have you at the games.
The Senior Room took on the Science Blast challenge and took on a scientific investigation to answer a question that was puzzling them. They wanted to figure out why exactly the older part of the school was so much colder than the newer extension. They hypothesised possible solutions, undertook investigations and came up with results and conclusion that were all presented in May at the Science Blast exhibition in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. It was a tremendous event to be involved in and we will be back again in the future!!
In 2018, we took part in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme. The pupils came up with their own business proposals, met local entrepreneurs, decided on a product and, ultimately, created their own business. The business involved the creation, marketing and selling of their chosen product, Room Signs. These wonderfully designed signs were a great success. The pupils really enjoyed the whole process of the JEP programme and learnt a great deal from the process.