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Primary Debating Ireland Round 1

Our school debating team consists of: Caoimhe Mc Carra (chairperson), Aoife Brady (timekeeper), Tarah Sherlock (captain), Emma Mc Carron and Emma Brady (other speakers). We took part in the first round of the competition this week when Glaslough NS visited our school. The motion for the debate was ‘Every child in 5th and 6th class […]

Talk for Parents by David Mc Cague

David Mc Cague, a past pupil of our school visited the school recently to talk to our parents. He is now working in Monaghan Education Centre and he presented a talk entitled: ‘Promoting positive parenting’ & ‘Parenting and your child’s education’, which parents found very interesting and informative. Thank you to David for his excellent […]

MMH Essay Competition Winners

Congratulations to Tarah Sherlock, Sophie Mc Kenna, Finn Sherlock and Oisin Bell who were all winners in the Monaghan Mental Health Essay Writing Competition!

Science Week 2014

We took part in Science week this month. The children in 5th and 6th class worked on experiments which they shared with the other students. 2nd, 3rd and 4th class made their own volcanoes, and Mrs Slowey’s class did experiments about Push and Pull. It was great fun!  

Maths Week 2014

We participated in Maths week again this year. The children played Maths games, wrote Maths stories, figured out puzzles and riddles and used their Maths eyes to study the world around them. We also tried the Mathletics programme and lots of the children received certificates for their hard work online. Congratulations to Donna Sherlock who […]

November Art Work

Here is some of the beautiful work the children have created over the last month. They have been working on textiles, clay, painting and prints amongst others.

Our Wormery!

Our wonderful wormery is working away to turn our waste into compost. Aren’t they lovely!

Aerial photographs of Tydavnet village [November 2014]

I took advantage of the good (but cold) weather on Sunday November 23rd to take these aerial photographs of Tydavnet village. The photographs were taken using a remote control drone capable of flying up to 400ft, beaming a live feed down to my mobile phone. All photographs taken by Darren McCarra.

Halloween Fun

On the last day before Mid Term the children and the staff dressed up for Halloween. It was great fun, well done everyone. Enjoy the holidays!

Dympna’s Diary

This month in Dympna’s Diary she is bringing you some photos of the children learning to play traditional instruments with Marina Mohan. They are a talented bunch!

October Art Work

We have been very busy this month. We learned how to do printing, marbling, papier mache, mask making, bat making, pumpkin art and much more! Here are some of the finished products.

Cycling Workshop

5th and 6th class recently took part in a cycling workshop. Monaghan Sports Partnership arranged for a retired Garda to come to the school. The children brought in their bikes and helmets for the day. The class was split into two groups and each group got a half day lesson. They learned about starting, stopping, […]

Book Fair

The book fair came to our school recently. We were able to purchase books and a percentage of the profits allowed the teachers to buy more books for their class libraries. There was also a book report competition and the winners got a free book each. Well done to all who entered!

Gaelic Football

We have new goalposts on our pitch thanks to our Parents Association. The Senior boys have been training with them twice a week after school and everyone else is making use of them at break times and during GAA coaching. Thank you to those who set them up for us, we really appreciate it. Thank […]

Dympna’s Diary

This is our little school mascot ‘Dympna’. Each month she will show you something interesting that is happening in the school. This month (September) she is looking at 5th and 6th class’ Science lessons. They learned how to make a garden in a jar and what happens when you soak an egg in vinegar.   […]

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