We are now accepting applications for enrollment in Junior Infants for the academic year 2021-2022. Please contact the school email address at email@example.com if you require an application form. The Admissions Policy is available on this website.
Closing date for applications in 12th February 2021.
St. Columba’s NS is now accepting places for junior infants for the school year 2021-2022. An Intention to Enrol form is available. As per our Admissions notice, the Intention to Enrol form must be returned to the school either by email or post by 22 Jan 2021. An application form shall then be sent out for completion.
Today, the children wore Christmas jumpers to school. The children showed off their outfits to the rest of the school outside and there was a prize for the best outfit in each classroom. Over €140 was raised for The Simon Community! Well done to all the children that participated and donated!
The children wore jerseys/ casual clothing to school and made a donation of €2 to the charity GOAL. The children raised €135 for the charity! In school, we discussed the importance of giving to others and how something small can make a huge difference to other people.
We also learned that €100 can buy 300 antibiotics for malnourished children in other countries! It was our GOAL to be able to provide this lifesaving medicine to 300 children, which we achieved!!
We have posted a draft Covid-19 response plan and policy statement which outlines the safe reopening of the school. These and other future Covid-19 related information will be posted on our Covid-19 page.
We are delighted to inform you that our application for the renewal of your Green Flag has been successful. The team at Green-Schools were very impressed with our application, congratulations! So thanks to all the hard-working members of your Green-Schools committees: Charlotte, Micklas, Amelia, Kate, Matthew, Maja, Aoibhe, Síne, Charlie and Tomek and everyone in the school.
You all deserve a huge amount of credit for your efforts. The work that you are doing is really having a positive impact, and when the work of all schools is combined it’s truly amazing!
Unfortunately, due the current situation, they are not able to hold our Green-Schools Awards Ceremonies this year which is such a shame as we absolutely love to celebrate with everyone around the country. As soon as the schools re-open we will ensure we receive our Green Flag and certificate and hope that you can celebrate with a flag raising in the school when possible
Thank you very much to the Health and Physical Activities Department at Carlow I.T who have made a donation of soccer balls to the school. We are very grateful of this donation and look forward to using them in our P.E lessons and on the yard.
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.