Green Schools Committee

We are now in year two of our travel theme. Lisa McDaniel visited the school and showed the pupils a speed gun. The Green Schools committee had good fun giving it a go outside the school.

Parent Association AGM and Wellbeing Talk

We held the Parent Association AGM on Monday, 9th September in the school. Ms. McMahon and Ms. Crummy gave a talk about promoting pupil wellbeing in our school community. Please find a PDF of our talk here: Promoting Wellbeing

Thank you to all the parents who attended this meeting.

Getting Ready for Back to School

We look forward to welcoming all the pupils back to school on Wednesday, 28th August at 9.10am. We would ask the pupils to bring all their books and supplies from the booklist on the first day of school. 



All booklists are available under Useful Information on our school website.


Girls: Grey skirt/pinafore or grey trousers, red v-neck jumper or cardigan, white polo shirt, white/grey socks or tights and black shoes.
Boys: Grey trousers, red v-neck jumper, white polo shirt and black shoes.
The school tracksuit consists of a navy round-neck jumper and plain, navy tracksuit bottoms, a white polo shirt and runners. Tracksuits and runners are worn every Thursday for P.E. lessons.

Sports Day

The children in Taunagh and Coolbock N.S. enjoyed all the races today and had great fun supporting their teams. A big thank you to everyone who made today possible! There was a great sense of community and camaraderie. Not only that, the sun shone for all the races!

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.