World War II Projects

5th and 6th Class have been learning about World War II. Their individual projects were completed over the last month of school. They showed great research skills and demonstrated the ability to write information in their own words. Their projects show a very good understanding of the key events of WWII, as well as what life was like for people at that time.

Senior Room School Tour

The bus will leave from Homeland at 8.15 am sharp and will return at 7.30 pm approximately. We are very fortunate that Peace IV is funding the cost of the bus for this trip. As a result, pupils only have to pay for their tickets into Aillwee Cave, the birds of prey exhibition and JumpLanes. At JumpLanes, pupils will also get pizza, chips and juice before we leave to come home.

The pupils should wear their school tracksuit. Pupils will not need any money on the day and cameras/phones are not allowed. Pupils will need to bring a bag with the items listed below. All belongings should be named.

– Light raincoat
– Healthy lunch, snacks and drinks (no fizzy drinks). The children will be away for a long day. Please ensure your child has sufficient lunch for two breaks.
– Any medication needed i.e. inhaler – please let the class teacher know if this is the case.

We are looking forward to a very enjoyable tour.

Cumann na mBunscol

The children in Taunagh N.S. took part in Cumann na mBunscol for the first time on Friday, 17th May. Our boys team worked really well together and our girls team won two of their matches and progressed to the semi-final. The semi-final went to extra time but it wasn’t our game. All the children are to be highly commended for the skill and enthusiasm they showed!

It’s all go in the Senior Room!

In Taunagh N.S., all the children work very hard on their handwriting and story writing skills. Congratulations to Clive Barlow in 4th class who came runner-up in the An Post Story Competition. He won a voucher for his efforts and €100 for the school. This is a wonderful achievement and recognises his presentation skills and the twist he put on the story of Michael Collins. We are one of three schools in Ireland who have had multiple winners in this national competition. In addition, the senior pupils took part in the Heritage 2030 Emoji Competition in conjunction with Sligo Education Centre. Sophie Swann and Ella K. Murray came first place in their categories for the emojis they designed to depict their understanding of our heritage. They won a €50 book voucher each and will go on to represent Sligo at regional level. Over the Easter holidays, seven pupils performed in the tin whistle band competition in Sligo Feis Ceoil and came in second place. We are very proud of all the children in our school and are delighted to celebrate the children’s achievements.

We have also been working with clay in art to create some beautiful pots.

Spring in the Senior Room

P.E. in the Senior Room

The pupils have been working on their GAA skills with Ross and developing their cycling skills with Ciaran from Crank and Cog.

Visual Arts

We had four winners in Sligo Feis Ceoil in the Art competition. We also made some beautiful Mother’s Day cards in Art and are currently weaving using cardboard looms and wool.


In Religion, we wrote prayers about friendship and made origami paper flower to go with them. Our work is currently on display in Taunagh Parish Church.


We have been working on the Living Things strand of the science curriculum, learning about plants and earthworms.

Cycling with Crank and Cog

The senior pupils are working on their cycling skills with Ciarán from Crang and Cog and having great fun too.

They are focusing on:

  • emergency braking
  • controlling their bicycle
  • indicating using their hand
  • the over the shoulder glance

Cycling Theory Workshop

The senior pupils completed their theory session with Ciarán from Crank and Cog and are looking forward to doing the practical sessions next. They learned about the four checks to do before cycling and the importance of being aware of other road users.

  1. Bike Check
  2. Helmet Check
  3. Clothes Check
  4. Weather Check

The seniors then made posters for homework based on the cycling workshop:

Projects on Australia

I am very proud of the 5th and 6th class pupils. Not only did they prepare excellent projects, they also presented them to the children in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th class. In their projects, they included pieces on the history and geography relating to Australia.

Christmas in the Senior Room

The children in the Senior Room have been enjoying the lead up to Christmas.

Art with Amanda

Joy to the World

Nuts About Nature

The Force of Nature

Senior pupils interpreted the the theme of ‘the force of nature’. Have a look at their resulting artwork.

The Force of Nature

Green Fingers

I think we have some great gardeners here in Taunagh N.S.

Green Fingers