200 Years of St. Columba’s N.S

28th November 2019

In 1819, Tullow School No. 2 changed it’s name to St. Columba’s N.S. This year, this name is 200 years old. The children did many projects in order to mark this occasion.

The Junior Room drew pictures of the school building. The main school building was built in 1825. In 6 years time, this building will be 200 years old!

The Middle Room made models of the school building.

The Senior Room researched the history of the school building. They learned that the Doyne Family donated the money needed to build the school building that we see today.

The Junior Room and Middle Room researched some of the different nationalities in our school. They created posters that are displayed in the hall.

Yesterday, Wednesday 27th November 2019, we had a display of our work in the school hall. We invited the community to come in and see our hard work. There was a bake sale and the children also made some Christmas Decorations to sell. All proceeds will be used to offset the cost of school trips.

Above are some photographs of the school children over the years. There is also a photo of the Corporal Punishment book and some old teacher curriculum books.

European Week of Sport

Friday 27th September 2019

The children are participating in European Week of Sport this year. As part of the event, the children are completing the Tour of Europe Challenge. Each of the classrooms have chosen a country to run over the course of the week. One lap of the school represents 1km.

The Junior Room are running to the Freedom Monument, which is 1954 km.

The Middle Room are running to the Brandburg Gate, which is 1315 km.

The Senior Room are running to the Eiffel Tower, which is 778 km.

The children are enjoying taking part in daily exercise. The teachers have noticed a change in their concentration, when they return to class.

The Senior Room are doing a Sports League this week as another way of celebrating European Week of Sport.

Unfortunately, it was too wet on Monday to go outside and play sport. However, we made up for it! On Tuesday and Wednesday, the children played soccer and basketball for 40 minutes each day. On Thursday and Friday, the children played bench ball and tag rugby.

Music Generation

Thursday 12th September 2019

We are delighted to welcome Music Generation back to the school!!

The children will be doing lots of fun activities to teach them about key elements in music, like pulse and tempo. The children will also be learning lots of songs and they will even have some actions! There will be performances during the year for parents to come in and see.

We look forward to sharing our progress with parents throughout the year.

Our New Library

Friday 6th September 2019

Over the Summer Holidays, the Board of Management were very busy! The room upstairs, opposite the office has been turned into a library and computer room. The walls of the room were painted, new carpet put on the floors and bookshelves were bought and fixed to the walls. They also invested in some new Chromebooks. The children in the Senior Room decided to use their Golden Time today to sit in the library and play on the Chromebooks.

Thank you to the Board of Management for giving this space a make-over! We are looking forward to doing research in the library in the coming months.

Wednesday 26th August 2019

The staff and I are very excited to see some new and familiar faces on Wednesday 26th August. We can’t wait to hear about all of the fun and exciting things you have all been up to over the summer holidays! 🙂

End of Year Service

Thursday 20th June 2019

Today, we celebrated the school year and our achievements at the end of year service. The children received their certificates and Sixth Class got a very special gift from the school. Thank you to Canon Brian O’Rourke for leading the service and awarding the children with their certificates.

The school will be closing at 12 noon tomorrow Friday 21st June for the summer holidays. The school will be reopening on Wednesday 28th August 2019 at 9 am. We look forward to seeing all the children then, ready for another exciting school year!

The staff of St Columba’s N.S want to wish 6th Class all the best as they move onto the next chapter of their lives. We look forward to hearing about all the wonderful things that you will achieve in the future! 🙂

Senior School Tour 2019

Wednesday 12th June 2019

The Middle and Senior Room went to CP Adventure in Blessington. The children had a great day doing a variety of activities! Thank you to CP Adventure for having us and being so well organised!! 🙂

Kayaking in the morning

Wall Climbing, Archery, Team Building Activities and Obstacle Course in the Afternoon