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  • Ambulance Alert

    June 23rd 2016 Ambulance Alert   There was great alarm among the staff and students of junior and senior infants as they walked to the playground today at 12.15pm. This was caused by the arrival of not one, but two ambulances in the school car par...
  • They're Back!

    June 23rd 2016 They're Back!   Back in April, we had swallows nesting on one of our bathroom windowsills. Those chicks have since grown and flown the nest, but, in the last week or so, we have new nesting swallows on the grounds of St Colman's. Th...
  • Penalty Shootout Against the Principal - Sixth Class

    June 22nd 2016 Penalties Against the Principal Today, we held 'Penalties Against the Principal' which was unfortunately called off last week during 'Active School Week', due to rain. Two boys and two girls were chosen from each class to try their luck...
  • Staff V's Sixth Class Boys - Sixth Class

    June 16th 2016 Staff V's Sixth Class Boys  Football Match Today, it was the turn of the sixth class boys to try their luck against the staff. The sport of choice - Football. At 12.15pm, the teams walked to Shamrocks G.F.C. accompanied by the b...
  • Penalty Shootout Against the Principal

    June 22nd 2016 Penalties Against the Principal   Today, we held 'Penalties Against the Principal' which was unfortunately called off last week during 'Active School Week', due to rain. Two boys and two girls were chosen from each class to try thei...
  • Irish Dancing Wins

    June 20th 2016 Irish Dancing Wins   Molly O'Donnell from Ms Morris Senior Infant Class and Amy Devanney from Ms Healy's Junior Infant Class took part in a feis at their Rochfortbridge Dance Academy yesterday. As you can see from the photo, t...
  • Staff V's Sixth Class Girls

    June 15th 2016 Staff V's Sixth Class Girls Basketball Match   Thankfully the weather stayed fine this morning and our eagerly awaited staff v's sixth class girls basketball match went ahead.  All classes made their way to the lower playgro...
  • Karate Kid

    June 14th 2016 Karate Kid Karate is a martial art which was first developed in Japan. Kelly Flynn from Ms Brennan's Fourth Class has been learning Karate for the past five years. She trains at the Mullingar Kenpo Karate Acadamy three times a week....
  • Procedural Writing

    June 14th 2016 Procedural Writing   During their English lessons, the children in Ms Morris' Senior Infant Class have been learning about procedural writing. They learned that procedural writing provides the reader with instructions or directions ...
  • Penalty Shootout Practice

    June 13th 2016 Penalty Shootout Practice   All classes will have penalty shootout competitions this week. Two boys and two girls from each class will then go forward to the final on Thursday morning for 'Penalties against the Principal'. Mr Beehan...
  • The First Pea!

    June 13th 2016 The First Pea! Back in April, we saw Mrs Slevin's Junior Infant Class plant some pea seeds in cups and place them on the class windowsill. The children watched closely, while they waited for the first shoots to appear. Then in May...
  • GAA Inflatable Pitch

    June 13th 2016 GAA Inflatable Pitch   At 9.10am this morning, Mrs Slevin's Junior Infant Class walked to Shamrocks GAA Football Grounds. The boys and girls had great fun there playing football in an inflatable football pitch! Their time was up all...
  • Shiver me Timbers

    June 10th 2016 Shiver me Timbers!   You may have noticed a few strange looking pirates walking into St Colman's in the last week or two. Alas they are not real pirates but children from Ms Morris' Senior Infant Class! During their English lesson, ...
  • Gymnastics Award

    June 9th 2016 Gymnastics Award     Congratulations to Paige Tyrrell from Ms Brennan's Fourth Class who recently won her Level 2 Floor Award in gymnastics. Keep up the good work Paige and let us know when you win your next award!...
  • Irish Ceili Dance Workshop

    June 7th 2016 Irish Ceili Dance Workshop Irish Dance duo, 'The Celtic Blondes' paid a visit to the school today to teach an 'Irish Ceili Dance Workshop' to children from the junior corridor. Sisters, Daisy and Rose Carey first taught the boys and girl...
  • P.E. in the Sun is Fun!

    June 2nd 2016 P.E. in the Sun is Fun! Even after a long walk in the fresh air, Mrs Slevin's Junior Infant Class had enough energy to have their P.E. lesson in the sun. The boys and girls had great fun getting a little practice in for their sports day ...
  • Disco Dancing

    May 27th 2016 Disco Dancing   Ms Geraghty's Senior Infant Class got their disco dancing groove on today! After working very hard to gain the required stamps to win 'Choose Time', their chosen reward was to have a disco. Their classroom was transfo...
  • Tennis in the Sun

    May 24th 2016 Tennis in the Sun Tennis lessons began today for our First and Second Classes. This was the first of four weekly lessons and what a glorious day it was to start a new sport. The children really enjoyed the brisk walk to the tennis club, ...
  • Party Time! - Communion 2016

    May 23rd 2016 Party Time! Yesterday, our second class students had a wonderful day with their families as they celebrated their First Holy Communion. Today, they arrived in school in all their finery to begin a new celebration with their classmates. A...
  • Ready to Plant Outside

    May 23rd 2016 Ready to Plant Outside Five weeks ago, the children in Mrs Slevin's Junior Infant Class planted pea seeds. After much care and lots of sunshine the plants were ready to go home with the children today. The boys and girls can transfer the...