Cumann na mBunscol Laois Champions

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Another great performance from a St Fiacc’s Quiz Team on Wednesday night in Holy Family N.S Portlaoise as we won the Table Quiz. It was a great achievement considering there were 50 teams entered. Well done to David, Sean, Cian and Ruairi who were outstanding on the night. Its our fourth table Quiz championship to win this year with a new team this time which is fantastic work and credit to Ms Hennessy for her trojan work with the Quiz Teams.

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Soccer Trials


Well done to all the girls and boys of St Fiacc’s who participated in the 5 a side soccer Blitzes over the past three Thursday afternoons. It was great fun and games were played in a really sporting spirit. Thanks again to St Pats for the use of their All Weather pitch!

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Credit Union Regional Chapter Winners


The Newpark hotel in Kilkenny was the venue for the Chapter or Regional round of the Creidt Union Quiz. Our Junior Team performed really well on the night and won the Quiz outright with a very impressive score of 41, just one ahead of Rathoe N.S. Both St Fiacc’s and Rathoe will now go on to the RDS on April 7th for the All Irelands. We are incredibly proud of Cian, Elena, Elohor and FeiYang for their amazing achievement. It has been 25 years since we made it to the All Irelands and many thanks to Ms Hennessy for all her leadership of the Table Quiz Teams!

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Confirmation 2024


On Saturday our sixth class students made their Confirmation in St Clare’s church with Bishop Denis Nulty and Fr Dunphy. It was such a special service and we hope everyone had a lovely day afterwards with their families. A massive thanks to our Sixth class teachers of Ms Minnock, Mr O’Flaherty and Mr Keogh for all their work to have the children so well prepared. Also a huge thanks to Cathríona, Fr Dunphy, Suzanne and all the parish team who made it such a special service and for all their hard work throughout the year to work with our young people of the parish.

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Students of the Week 1st March


Well done to all our Students of the Week last week. Maith sibh!

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St Abban’s Table Quiz Winners

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There was great excitment last Wednesday night in St Abban’s Athletic club for the finals of the Table Quiz night which is among lots of local schools. We had four teams competing which was excellent and they all did really well on the night. Our team of Nina, Rían, Tyler and Szymon won the overall competition and they received lovely trophies for their fantastic achievement. It was a great night and we would like to thank St Abban’s for a really fun quiz experience.

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Be On Time Poster Competition


Ms Kavanagh was extremely busy last week giving out lots of prizes for the Be On Time poster initiative. There were some great entries and congratulations to all the winners !!

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Give Leabhar Gaeilge



We were recently awarded 100 children’s books as Gaeilge as part of the #GiveLeabharGaeilge initiative by Kids Books Ireland and Foras na Gaeilge. Thanks to Ms Minnock for successfully applying for this great initiative agus beidh ár páisití fíor gnóthach ag léamh na leabhair álainn seo! Go raibh míle maith agaibh

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FAI 5 a side Soccer Trials

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We’ve been very busy the last number of weeks in St Fiacc’s preparing for our FAI 5 a side soccer tornaments. There was a massive interest in the girls and boys competitions and we will be picking final panels in the coming weeks. All children got the opportunity to partake in three afternoons on the All-Weather pitch in St Pats and a small selection of students will then represent the school on the 21st March in the Carlow Schools Cup. Many thanks to St Pats for giving us permission to use their lovely pitch.

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National FÍS Award Winners

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It has been a sensational week here in St Fiacc’s as we were crowned the overall  ‘Film of the Year’ at the FÍS awards. It was a huge occasion for all members of our school community and there was great celebrations when we won the award in the Helix and back in Graiguecullen. The film tells the story of Arsenni who was a student here last year and his journey from war torn Ukraine to Graiguecullen. It is so well made and put together by our 6th class students last year under the masterful watch of Mr Keogh. The original music was made by Mr O’Flaherty. A massive thanks to our teachers for steering the project and a huge well done to Arsennis and all the students who took part in this wonderful film. The sto

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Lego Spike Programming

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Our 5th classes have been busy working on Lego Spike Coding this week as part of Engineers Week and also our STEM and Digital Learning Framework in the school. There were some fantastic projects made !

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Students of the Week 23/02


Maith sibh !! Well done to our brilliant Students of the week this week!

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St Abbans Table Quiz

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Well done to our Quiz Teams who represented the school in the St Abban’s Quiz on Wednesday night ! Allteams did really well with four qualifying for the finals next week but it was great fun all round! Thanks to Ms Hennessy for organising!

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Students of the Week 09/02


Well done to our Students of the Week last Friday!

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Huge excitment in Ms O’Brien’s J.Infant Class

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I was so lucky to visit Ms O’Briens Junior Infants today. Not only did they win the best attendance award and get to bring their Teddies to school but the chicks also hatched from their eggs during the week. The chicks are an initiative by Nore Valley Pet Farm to show children how chicks are incubated. It was a lovely visit and the chicks are in great hands.

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Fresh Today Sponsorship of New Jerseys

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A huge thanks to our Hot Meals Provider ‘Fresh Today’ for sponsoring us a new set of GAA jerseys. We were delighted when Anne Kelly arrived in today with the new jerseys which will be used by our Girls and Boys Teams in the school. We really appreiate their kind sponsorhip.

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Students of the Week 02/02


Well done to our amazing students who won Student of the Week today!

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Carlow Credit Union Quiz Success!

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Well done to our two fabulous Quiz Teams that performed so well in the Carlow Credit Union Quiz last Sunday. In very stiff competiton our Senior Team finished third scoring 53 marks from 72 which was exceptional. Our Junior Team scored 46 out of 60 and won the Junior competition. There was great excitment when they were called out as winners and they go on now to represent Carlow in the Regional Section of the competition. It’s the first time in 20 years since we won and our Captain Cian’s mother, Ms O’Brien, was on the last team that won. She was there to cheer Cian and his teamates on the day. Thanks so much to Ms Hennessy, the quiz guru in our school for all her knowledge and training. Also well done to the other Quizzers who will be out in action at the St Abban’s Quiz in a few weeks time.

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GrandParents Day -CSW 2024

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We had a very special day in St Fiacc’s N.S on Wednesday with Grandparents Day as part of our Catholic School’s Week. We really appreciate all of our wonderful grandparents taking to time to visit and we had an awesome morning with them in all of our classes. Some pictures attached!

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Athletics Success!!


St Fiacc’s N.S had a phonomenal day in the Carlow Cross Country Championships in the Carlow Town Hurling Club on Wednesday this week. 36 athletes took part and brought home a total of 18 medals which was our most successful year we’ve had in athletics. We are proud of all of our students who took part- massive thanks to Ms Ward and Mr Brennan for all their training which stood to our teams on the day!

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