Our PA have organised a talk on Internet Safety to be presented by Ms Cliona Sheehan of the National Parents' Council on Monday, November 30st at 7:30pm in the Community Centre. The session will focus on strategies for improving communication between parents and children and negotiating boundaries to their internet usage. Parents will be introduced to… Continue reading Internet Safety Talk for parents – Monday, Nov 30
"Is minic a bhris béal duine a shron!" (It's often a person's mouth broke his nose!)
Our 3rd & 4th class boys had a great day out in Breaffy Sports Arena today at a local Futsal blitz. Futsal is a type of indoor soccer played with a small, heavy ball. Unlike indoor soccer, players are not allowed play the ball off the wall. There is an emphases on control… Continue reading Great Day at Futsal! @faischools
We're studying all things 1916 in history these days as we lead up to next year's centenary celebrations. We are particularly interested in local stories about Craggagh, Kiltimagh & Balla and the lives of the people who lived here. Today, Alannah brought in these medals which were awarded to her great grandfather, Martin McNicholas,… Continue reading Alannah’s Great Grandfather’s War of Independence Medals #rang1916 @mayo_history @dfarchives
We had some absolutely fantastic entries for our paper plane competition today. We saw a great range of designs from students right throughout the school. Our longest flight was recorded at 11m 30cm by Oisín in 4th class, making him the Senior Room winner. TJ recorded the longest flight in the middle room with 9m 58cm… Continue reading Paper Planes Competition – the results are in! #scienceweek Amazing work!
Today's Science lesson was an investigation into how air moves when heated and cooled. We started the lesson by making snake spirals. We drew a spiral and decorated it with snake patterns. We cut out the snakes and attached string. We discovered that when we held our snakes over the radiator, the snakes began to… Continue reading Snake Spiral #scienceweek
We had a fabulous day at the National Museum of Country life today. We spent most of our time learning about and examining ordinary objects made by people using the materials that they had to hand at the time; mostly straw, willow (sally) and heather. All sorts of household, farming and fishing items were made… Continue reading Visit to National Museum of Country Life
Day three of Science Week 2015 in Craggagh NS involved magnets and dancing paperclips! Today we tested the strength of magnets. We investigated how magnetic pull worked over varying distances. We used squared paper to help measure the distance of the magnet's pull. To make a fair test, each group used the same type of… Continue reading Mid-week Magnetism #scienceweek
FAI Schools Futsal for 3rd/4th Class The boys of 3rd and 4th classes will participate in the local Futsal competition to be held in Breaffy House Sports Centre on November 24th. Our boys have been drawn in Group A which will see them pitted against Breaffy NS, St Pats NS (Castlebar) and Snugboro NS. The top team… Continue reading 3rd and 4th Class boys to compete in FAI Schools Futsal competition
Today we were practicing the science of forensics in 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Fingerprint ananysis is probably the most well known form of forensic science. We studied our fingerprints in todays science lesson. We discovered that there are three main types of print patterns; arches, whorls and loops. We took samples of our finger prints… Continue reading CSI Craggagh #scienceweek
The Sacrament of First Holy Communion will be celebrated in The Church Of The Holy Family, Kiltimagh on May 7th, 2016 at 12pm. No dates as yet for Remember Me Together Masses or Sacrament of Penance. View our school calendar here
To kick of science week in the middle classroom, we investigated what makes objects sink or float. We discovered that an unpeeled orange floats in water. We thought that this was because there is air between the skin and the flesh. We decided to peel the orange to test our theory and see if it… Continue reading Science Week 2015: Monday
The competition is heating up in Craggagh ahead of our Plane Making Competition which will take place on Friday. We've discovered that our paper planes will need both thrust and lift to stay in the air. We will provide thrust by throwing our planes...that's the easy part! The lift must come from our design. Today we explored gravity and air resistance… Continue reading Paper Helicopters for #scienceweek
Unfortunately, due to ongoing renovations in Breaffy Leisure Centre, swimming lessons have been postponed until after Christmas. We have rescheduled the lessons to begin on Friday, January 8th, running for six weeks as before. A letter is going home in school bags today to this effect. Apologies for the inconvenience!
It's time to get designing! There'll be lots of science related activities throughout the school next week as we celebrate #ScienceWeek15 which runs from November 8th to 15th. On Friday we will be holding a competitive friendly paper plane making contest! 😉 Details below: Planes need two things to stay in the air, "thrust" and "lift". You will… Continue reading Plane making competition for #scienceweek15