European Sports Day 2021

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5th and 6th classes had a ball today for European Sports Day where we had six activities; Rounders, Four Square, Athletics, Co-operative Games, Playground Games and an Mega Obstacle Course. All activities promote fundamental movement skills and teamwork! Thanks to all our 5th and 6th class teachers for organising such wonderful stations!

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Barrow Nature Trail

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6th classes had a 7km nature trail this morning down the Barrow Track where we saw herons fishing, swans swimmig, learned about native trees and even sampled some blackberries that were out in all their glory! We hope to go again and to contrast the changes that we see with  different seasons.

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6th Class Graduations

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We were delighted with how our Graduation Ceremonies went last week. Unfortunately we couldn’t have parents/guardians with us in church but all were able to log in from home and watch remotely. A huge thanks to Ms Minnock and Ms Shore for all their work to prepare the children for the Graduations. Also thanks to Mr Kelly for the lovely music, Ms Fleming for preparing the certificates/helping with the ceremony and Mr Brennan for his organisation of proceedings which all contributed to make the graduations so special. Fr Dunphy and Cathriona from the parish centre did such a wonderful job facilitating three ceremonies and the Parents Association were on hand to present the children with their Graduation T-Sirts. To the class of 2021- well done on a fantastic 8 years in St Fiacc’s and we wish you well for the future. We are planting a Cherry Blossom tree in your honour to celebrate your amazing efforts in a difficult year on Monday compliments of the Parents Association with a plaque engraved with the following;

‘You will all go in different directions but your roots will always be in St Fiacc’s’ 

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Barrow Nature Walk

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We were delighted to get back on the Barrow Track last Thursday for our final Nature walk this year going as far as Lanigan’s Lock. The biodiversity was out on full show for us for our 8km hike. It was absolutely buzzing with bees and dragonflies, the sounds of young birds and the scents of wild rose and other beautiful wild flowers such as vetch, yarrow, daisies, buttercups and cosmos. We were surprised at how much different the trail looked since our last trip in February. Once again thanks to all the students who were so well behaved and upbeat despite the long length of the hike!

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Sports Day for 4th and 6th

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We had a great Sports today in St Fiacc’s for 4th and 6th classes with the children participating in Rounders, Athletics, Drumfit, Obstacle Courses, Hockey and Dodgeball. This was all followed by goodies from Balloons and Sweet Treats. Thanks to all the children and teachers for making the day a great success!

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Athletics Winners

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A huge congratulations to Raqibat and Kamal in 6th class who won the St Abban’s Virtual athletics competition for girls and boys. Over 350 students took part from local schools and Raqibat came out on top in the girls competition while Kamal came first in the boys section. We are very proud of their great achievements and we know that the future is bright for them both! Well done!

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End of Year Mass


We had a beautiful end of school Mass today in St Clare’s church. A huge thank you to Fr Dunphy and Cathriona for making it such a special service. Also thanks to Mr Kelly on guitar and Chloe on harp for the lovely music. Well done to all the 6th class boys and girls for saying the readings and prayers at mass. We hope that all members of our school community enjoy the final weeks of school 2021.

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Absorbency investigation

1st class investigated which materials would best mop up water this week in science









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Orienteering in Carlow Town Park

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6th classes had a great morning Orienteering in Carlow Town Park on a lovely, sunny Monday morning! We completed Orienteering Course 1 of the Park and we are hoping to get back again to complete Course 2 in the coming weeks. Well done to all the boys and girls who participated!

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The boys and girls in 1st class enjoyed creating butterflies in art this week

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Outdoor Planting

6th class students were busy over the past few weeks planting potatoes in our raised bed and tomatoes, carrots, parsnips, beetroots and lettuce on our window sills. Tomorrow we will plant these plugs out into our raised bed for the summer! We also have some wildflowers growing in class (Thanks to Ms Killeen for the donation) and Sunflowers which we grew from seeds which the students are taking home to keep going growing themselves over the coming weeks!

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6th Class Barrow Walk

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6th Class enjoyed a lovely nature walk this morning along the Barrow Way as far as Knockbeg. Thanks to Ms Cody for helping to organise!

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Third class learned all about the Sun this week. They had great fun tracing their shadows out on the yard.

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Third class created their own ramps in science this week:

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The boys and girls from 3rd class had great fun experimenting and making shadows today after they had learnt about the sun.

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Nature walks in 1st class














First class in room 31 collected examples of natural features in the environment on a nature walk this week.

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Latest News

March 11th: First Confessions – 2nd class

March 15th: 3rd – 6th classes return to school.

March 16th: Lá Glas

March 17th: School closed for St. Patrick’s Day

April 15th: Meeting for parents of next year’s Junior Infants through Zoom Webinar. Details to follow.

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St Brigid’s Day Mass with Bishop Denis

Monday, February 1,  is the Feast of St Brigid, the Patron Saint of our Diocese and Patroness of Ireland. Bishop Denis will celebrate Mass from Kildare Town at 11:00a.m. and you would be most welcome to attend that Mass  by using this  link

The prayer below will be used during the mass but please pray it at home in your own time also

A Kandle Prayer to St Brigid (1)

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Catholic School’s Week

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  Thanks to all the students for their amazing participation in Catholic Schools Week this year. Even though we were celebrating online, there was great feedback on See-Saw to all teachers from students who included prayers, interviews with grandparents, activites more »

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Junior Infants Happy Christmas!

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