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School Closure – Monday 22nd May, 2017.

As part of the implementation of the new Primary Language Curriculum/Curaclam Teanga na Bunscoile for English and Irish, this school year we will close for one full day for in-school, whole-staff Professional Development.  Please refer to the following link for more information:

The date that has been allocated to our school for this closure is Monday 22nd May, 2017.  School will be closed for all pupils on that day.


First to Sixth Classes began swimming today at St. Fiaac’s Swimming Pool, Graiguecullen. They had lots of fun! It was a pleasure to see all our children participate in and enjoy the swimming lesson. We are all looking forward to swimming for the next eight weeks. 

Christmas Party

Our annual Christmas party was held on Tuesday 15th December for Infants, First and Second classes. We had lots of fun playing party games. We even had a visit from Santa Claus!

Thank you to Papa John’s Pizza who sponsored our delicious party food, Tullow Group of Parishes for their generous contribution toward party costs and the Caldbeck family for their kind donation of a Christmas tree.


Volopa Irish Challenge Golf Tour Event

The pupils from Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Classes attended the Volopa Irish Challenge Golf Tour Event in Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed participating in a golf lesson. Many thanks to CGI Ireland for organising our golf lesson and thank you to Matthew Southgate and Ruaidhrí McGee for sharing their golfing experience with the pupils. It was an enjoyable afternoon. Take a look at us in action.

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The children of St. Columba’s N.S. are demonstrating their mathematical and engineering prowess at lunchtime through their innovative use of our new giant Jenga bricks. Most recently, we have been treated to castles in our yard and racing hurdles of increasing height and complexity. The constructions are very impressive!