Artist In Schools

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.

Climate Action in Primary Schools

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.

Enrolment

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 principal.cahereans@gmail.com or by phone on 065 683402.

Childcare

Before and After School Club

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.

Basketball

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.

Gaelic Football

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

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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.

Josh, Lee & Chloe

FAI Futsal

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.

Lee & Leah

 

 

Initiatives

Science Blast 2019

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!!

 

JEP 2018

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.

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