Retirement of Sheila Collins, Principal Scoil Iosagain 2011-2017 On Thursday, 15th June our annual school sports day took place in the green field. This was a wonderful occasion of fun and sports for all in our school community. Lots of fun awaited both pupils and parents. Sprint races, novelty races, even Mam and Dads races took place! Click here for more pictures. Graduation Ceremony – Thursday, 29th June, 2017 At this time our pupils looks forward to the long summer days. No doubt you the parents are looking forward to a long earned rest. Our graduation ceremony took place in the school yard each class exited separately and a special certificate was given to each pupil. Our local piper Gerard O’Callaghan serenaded our pupils. It was a special ceremony held each year and lives on in the memory of all present. Click here for more pictures. Annual School Sports – Thursday, 15th June, 2017 On Thursday, 15th June our annual school sports day took place in the green field. This was a wonderful occasion of fun and sports for all in our school community. Lots of fun awaited both pupils and parents. Sprint races, novelty races, even Mam and Dads races took place! Click here for more pictures. School Tours June 2017 Our visit to Grenagh Pet Farm is an annual delight for Senior Infant pupils. The visit to the Fire Station is a very educational tour of fun for our Junior Infants followed by a very enjoyable trip to Blackpool to The Planet Play Centre. We sincerely thank our Parents Association who are helped to fund some of the cost of the tour. Click here for more pictures. International Day – Friday, 26th May, 2017 Our Annual International Day was held on Friday, 26th May. This was a wonderful celebration of song, dance, fashion, food and of all our different activities that were arranged for a wonderful programme of events. A special thank you to all our international parents who set up tables in the shed representing their country, including food, flag and artefacts from their native land. Pupils and parents were requested to celebrate by dressing up in their national costume on International Day where a few fashion shows took place. Click here for more pictures. 22nd May-26th May, 2017 - International Week International Week took place beginning on Monday 22nd-26th May. International Parents were requested to organise with class teacher regarding any aspect of their culture and traditions to share with the pupils and teacher in child’s class. This might include food recipes, playground games, artwork and stories from their own native land. Making of traditional hats, playground games and beautiful artwork took place. Click here for more pictures. Friday, 5th May, 2017 – School Art Exhibition This year’s School Art Exhibition took place on Friday, 5th May. The pupil’s masterpieces of art created during the last term were framed and exhibited in the school halla. Click here for more pictures. Esther O’Leary - Athletics & Ball Skills Training Coach Esther O’Leary began training senior infants on Thursday, 23rd March last and this will continue each Thursday for Senior Infants until Thursday, 11th May. Junior Infants will begin training with Esther on Thursday, 18th May. Tracksuits and runners are requested each Thursday for Senior Infants until May 11th and thereafter for Junior Infants each Thursday. Sincere thanks to our Parents Association for funding the full costs of athletics training for all our pupils. Click here for more pictures. Maths 4 Fun Games Initiative This very popular Maths 4 Fun Initiative placed over the last few years began Scoil Iosagain in March. The pupils enjoy a new maths games using dice and counters, developing new maths language, adding on and counting back as well as waiting turns, all in a fun way. Parents who are in a position to come and help each Friday morning from 9.05am to 9.40am each Friday morning are most welcome. Click here for more pictures. Am Orga and two new large puppets Extra Irish games, Am Orga and two new large puppets have arrived in Room 1 and Room 2 to help develop our spoken Irish. These puppets were purchased with monies raised at Breakfast with the Elves fundraiser before Christmas. Further puppets will be purchased in the weeks ahead. Seachtain na Gaeilge 13th – 16th Lá de Márta 2017 This year Seachtain na Gaeilge fell during the week of St Patrick’s Day. All our families were invited to special day of Irish Song, Dance on Tuesday 14th March in the school halla. Sincere thanks to Parents Association for fully funding Irish Dance throughout this school year. Pupils wore our Irish national colours this week to help celebrate our national feast day and our Seachtain na Gaeilge events. Click here for more pictures. Friendship Week incorporating new Friendship Tree: 28th February to 3rd March A beautiful Friendship Tree has been painted just inside the double green doors over mid-term. Our pupils are being encouraged to make the friendship tree blossom and grow beginning this week and during the rest of the school year. Kind hands, kind feet, kind voices, “help us all to be a friend” is being nurtured and our pupils names will be place on the tree. You are most welcome to come and view this beautiful artistic Friendship Tree which looks wonderful on our school corridor. Friendship bracelets and stories were also promoted during Friendship Week to help our young pupils understand how to be a friend and how to make new friends. Click here for more pictures. Senior Infants Christmas Concerts 2016 Over the last two weeks Christmas Concerts have been taking place in Scoil Íosagáin. Parents, grandaprents and friends of the pupils involved all arrived at the school to witness the great events. Much work had been put into preparing the concerts by both the children and their teachers. A huge thank must be given to all those involved in this wonderful occasion. Click here for more pictures. Breakfast with the Elves 2016 Breakfast with the Elves was a great success today in Scoil Íosagain. Children got the opportunity to eat some breakfast in school while Santa's helpers handed out healthy ceral. Lovely carols rang creating a festive atmosphere. Milk was kindly donated by Dano's Centra. All proceeds go towards buying resources for the Irish programme. Fun was had by all. Click here for some more images. Harvest Assembly 2016 IHarvest Assembly in Scoil Íosagáin was a wonderful celebration of our wonderful harvest. Our school halla was bursting with autumn fruit delights, vegetables of all shapes and sizes for all pupils to view and enjoy. Harvest songs filled the air as parents listened on proudly to their young children entertaining all. The huge selection of pumpkins brought in by the pupils caused great excitement with very intricate designs created by our families. Some pumpkins even travelling all the way from Lithuania. Click here for more images. Maths Week 2016 IMaths Wek was a success in Scoil Íosagáin this week. Every class took part in the "Lay the Table" activity. Parents came in to help with this activity and maths language and oral computation was abundant. Maths Stations with maths games also took place and the teachers did some extra time outside of school to get new ideas for maths activities in the classroom. Thanks to all parents who came in to help out and to Mrs. Wallace, Mrs. Collins and the Board of Management for the Mata sa Rang training. Click here for some photos Sports Day A glorious day of sports for all was held on Friday the 17th of June in Scoil Íosagáin. Our pupils enjoyed many activities at various stations throughout the morning. The obstacle course proved a wonderful favourite for all our young pupils. In the afternoon, junior and senior infants and parents all participated in sprints, egg and spoon. sack race and other novelty races. The mammys and daddys race was a great hit with all involved. Sincere thank you to the parents association who purchased medals, water and jellies for our pupils. Click here to see some images. International Day International Day was celebrated on on Friday 27th of May. Children sang songs, played the tin whistle and danced Irish dances. Our families from Poland were delighted to hear Twinkle Twinkle Little Star sung in their mother tongue. There was also a wonderful display of Polish Traditional Costume, African dance and a rousing rendition of Ireland's Call. Our parents provided beautiful food dishes from around the world. It truely was a great day. Click here to see some images. Bulb Planting October 2015. Last October every child in our school planted some of the one thousand nine hundred and sixteen bulb to commemorate the Easter Rising of 1916. Each class went out to our garden and planted the bulbs in the soil. We were assissted by the men of Avondhu Blackwater, who prepared the ground and showed the children which way is best to plant a bulb. It was a wonderful time for all involved. Click here to see some images. Breakfast with the Elves 2015 On Wednesday 9th of December the young infant pupils in Scoil Iosagáin enjoyed a wonderful healthy breakfast with the elves. The children relaxed together in the school halla and enjoyed their breakfast to the sound of Chrstimas Carols. Teachers and special helpers joined in the fun with festive colours. Many turned into elves for the day. Breakfast with the elves is one of the favourite events loved by all pupils. Sincere thanks to all our parents who sponsered all the healthy cerals. We would like to also sincerely thank Mr. Donal O Mahony Centra, who sponsered all the litres of milk for the occasion. Click here tofind more images Seachtain Na Gaeilge 2015 Scoil Íosagáin recently celebrated Seachtain na Gaeilge with wonderful performances from both the Senior and Junior Infants. Each class performed an Irish dance and sang an Irish Song. Much preparation went into the Irish dancing by the teachers, the children and their dancing teacher Breda Mulchay. Some of the dances performed included the 8 hand reel, Round the house and the bonfire dance. Our Irish songs included Tá mé i mo shuí, Mé féin and An Leipreacháin. Great fun was had by all. Click here to for some images Sports Day 2014 Sports Day was a wonderful success in Scoil Íosagáin this year. It took place on the 12th of June. Children completed visited centres with various activites in the morning and then the races were held in the afternoon. The Parents Assocaition had water and a medal for each children at the presentation arena. Well done to all who participated. Active Schools Active schools was a great success with our wake up shake up mornings with Threasa Napier, yoga with Íde Kelleher, and active assembly with our principal Sheila Collins. We had active yards throughout the week with specfic games each day. This year is a special year as we achieved our active flag. The raising of this flag will take place later in the year. Senior Infants Christmas Play Senior Infants recently brought the Navity to life in wonderful concerts for the parents. Teachers and students worked very hard to reach such an excellent standard. We had twinkling stars, silly angels, sleepy shephards and regal kings. Parents were delighted to see their children perform so wonderfully. It was a special time for all involved. Harvest Assembly Harvest Assesmbly was excellent this year in Scoil Íosagáin.Parents created beautiful food carvings. Children sang beautfiul songs. We all celebrated the Autumn Season. Healthy Schools Week Healthy Schools Week was a great success in Scoil Iosagain. Each class in Scoil Íosagáin got a taste of healthy food from our Food Rainbow. Golf Day Each class in Scoil Íosagáin got a taste of golf recently. Two professional golfers came in with child friendly golf games to help the children gain a few skills. Much fun was had by all. Plenty of golf talent was visable in Scoil Íosagáin. Watch out, a future Irish Open Winner could have been amongst us!!!! Active Performance Each class performed in their Active Performance. We had Action Songs and Dances. The children loved performaing and the Parents were delighted to see their children performance their Active Week Dances. Irish Dancing Senior Infants got very active during their Irish Dancing Classes. They have these classess for six weeks this term and are busy learning 8 hand reels. Breda is doing a great job with all the classes. Junior Infant Christmas Plays Christmas Celebrations were in full swing in Scoil Íosagain over the last week. Here are some images from all of the Junior Infants Plays. Congratulations to all the children and teachers for all their hard work. Christmas Fayre Our Christmas Fayre was a great success and raised 640 euros. A sincere thanks to all our familes for the wonderful effort in baking and donating items. Click here to see photos of the day! Junior Infant Christmas Assembly unior Infant Christmas Assmebly. Junior Infants celebrated Christmas with a wonderful assembly recently. Parents and Teachers joined in the occasion. Click here to see photos of the day! Harvest Assembly Senior and Junior Infants celebrated Autumn with a wonderful harvest assembly recently. Parents and Teachers joined in the occasion. Click here to see photos of the day! International Day We recently had an International Day in Scoil Íosagáin. We had a great time seeing all the different cultures from around the world. Click here to see photos of the International Day. Skip Hop Day We recently had a Skip Hop Day in Scoil Íosagáin. All the boys and girls had great fun! Click here to see photos of the Skip Hop Day.