Hatching Butterlfies

There has been great excitement and anticipation in the school while the children waited for the first butterfly to emerge.

We started with 32 caterpillars on 8th of May. We watched and waited as they grew and grew. We watched and waited some more as they formed into chrysalides.

Then on 3rd June some lovely butterflies emerged.

We released all the butterflies on 11th of June, much to the excitement of all the children.

 

 

 

 

May 2019

The Garden Centre

The children in the Junior Room set up their own garden centre. This was inspired by all the vegetable, herb and seed planting they did with Ms. Stephenson, our student teacher during the month of April.

Painting and Stencilling Project

Thank you to the parents who were involved in the painting and playground markings project with the Parent Association. Parents power washed to prepare for the painting and a team of parents gathered on Saturday, 17th May to paint the shelter area and wall. Playground stencils were also put down and the markings on our basketball court were refreshed.

Thank you to Ms. Hobson for preparing window boxes and working on our garden beds and to Jane and Tim O’Hara for their support. A welcome sign, bug hotel, bat box, fairy door and a butterfly wall hanging were also put up. All these changes have made a big difference to our school grounds and are greatly enjoyed by the children. The staff and Board of Management would like to express a sincere thank you to everyone who helped with the school grounds.

Pancake Tuesday – Máirt na hInide

Máirt na hInide a bhí ann inniu. Today we celebrated Pancake Tuesday by enjoying some tasty pancakes with our choice of toppings. All of this was made possible by Jaydon’s mum and Ella Kay’s mum. It was a great team effort! Many thanks to Izzy, Ms. Hobson and Ms. Byrne who made the pancakes with the children

Love Your Heart Walk

We held a ‘Love Your Heart’ walk on Thursday, 14th February. Parents/guardians and the pupils met at Teach Ceoil at 9 a.m. to ‘park and stride’ and then walked to the school together. Well done to everyone for taking part!

Open Day

On Thursday, 14th March from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., we will host an open day in Taunagh National School. There will be an opportunity to tour our school, meet the teachers, chat to the Parent Association and enquire about enrolment. The pupils will also demonstrate a number of science experiments and there will be refreshments available. We would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone to visit our school and we look forward to opening our doors to the wider community on this day.

Now Enrolling for September 2019

Taunagh National School is located in the heart of Riverstown, Co. Sligo and is currently enrolling for September 2019. We promote a caring and supportive environment where children are encouraged to think independently, respect one another and value diversity.

For further information about our school and facilities or to arrange a time to visit the school, please feel free to contact us on 071-9165605 or email taunaghns@gmail.com. Enrolment forms are available in the school and on our school website.

Lights, Camel, Action!

On Sunday, 9th December the children performed their Christmas nativity entitled ‘Lights, Camel, Action! It’s Strictly the Nativity’. In this play, the nativity celebrities entertained the congregation with song and dance as they celebrate Jesus’ birth. This show is inspired by Strictly Come Dancing and showcased the children’s acting abilities. The children are to be highly commended for their outstanding performance on the day. The staff and pupils would like to thank everyone for their support in 2018 and wish everyone the very best for 2019. We look forward to embracing new challenges as we learn more in the year to come.

Christmas Coffee Shop

The Parent Association would like to extend a warm welcome to all to visit our Christmas Coffee Shop on Saturday, 8th December from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the school. There will be hot chocolate, treats, a selection of home-baked goods, handmade decorations and Christmas cards on sale. This promises to be a wonderful event for all the family and the funds raised will go towards new playground markings to enhance the outdoor areas for the children.

All help for this event would be greatly appreciated in terms of setting up, baking and tidying up. If you can help in any way, please let the Parent Association know by emailing taunaghpa@gmail.com.

Space

As part of our Shared Education project, the children had the opportunity to visit the Exploration Dome which is a digital mobile planetarium. The children were dazzled by an astronomy show and a film about the planets. In addition, the junior classes set up a space station as part of their play time in Aistear, while the senior classes completed mini-projects where they created posters about space. This has been a most enjoyable theme to explore.