We were delighted to welcome back our past pupil, Orla Clogher, to Feevagh N.S. this week. Orla worked with both junior and senior students making lanterns which will be used at the annual Dysart Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in December. Orla has worked with Macnas and Branar Theatre Company and so it was it privilege to have her share her expertise with us.
For more pictures of these amazing workshops, visit our Gallery.
Thanks to all who supported the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox appeal by either bringing their shoebox to school or by donating online.
Team Hope’s Christmas Shoebox Appeal is an annual campaign that delivers gifts straight into the hands of children affected by poverty. Often these shoebox gifts are the only gift that a child will receive at Christmas and the joy that they bring is incredible. Since 2010, Team Hope have delivered over 2.1 million Shoebox gifts to vulnerable children across the world.
Wishing all our families a very Happy Halloween and an enjoyable Midterm Break. There were some fantastic costumes on display in Feevagh N.S. Well done to all the boys on girls.
As part of our Active Flag renewal, we had a #FeelGoodFriday ACTIVE HALLOWEEN. The seniors arranged some fun activities for the junior students with everyone having plenty of fun!
As always, go to the Gallery for lots of photos!
On Friday 21st October we dressed in our team colours ahead of the County Final on Saturday. Some of our children are proud Padraig Pearses supporters while more of us are Four Roads Fans! After the final, we were delighted with our unexpected visitors, the County Champions! Members of the Four Roads Hurling Team and Management brought the Mickey Cunniffe Cup to the school. Congratulations to Four Roads Hurling Club on a great victory! Brilliant to see our past pupils playing such a big part in this achievement. For more pictures, visit the Gallery.
Pupils in the senior classes baked apple tarts, made with delicious apples provided by our students on October 12th. We worked together doing different jobs from rubbing in butter and rolling pastry, to peeling apples and sprinkling in plenty of sugar! Today, we got to sample the delicious tarts, sharing them with all the students and staff!
Food Dudes Week ran from 4th to 8th October at Feevagh N.S.
This is an exciting extension of the classic Food Dudes programme, designed to maintain pupils' consumption of fruit and vegetables during years 2 & 3 of the Food Dudes cycle. To finish off the week, the senior room made banana milkshakes and strawberry smoothies for everyone. The banana milkshakes were a real hit and came out on top in a taste test vote! For more pictures, go to the Gallery.
The senior classes participated in the Roscommon Primary Schools Cross County Champions on Thursday October 6th in Roscommon Race Course. Thanks to Roscommon County Athletics Board for organising such a well run event. Well done to the boys and girls of Feevagh N.S. who all did really well. Congratulations to Eabha who came 6th in her race!
We visited Roscommon Arts Centre on Thursday 29th September for a matinee performance of Beauty and the Beast by the fantastic students of Roscommon Community College. The singing and acting were superb and the students of Feevagh National School had a ball. For photos, visit the Gallery.
The senior classes had a very interesting and informative talk from Enda in CyberSafeKids on Tuesday 21st September. Pupils discussed how to navigate the online world in a stronger, smarter and safer way. We learned more about cyberbullying, targeted advertising and scams and creating a positive digital footprint. Thanks Enda!
We were delighted to welcome the boys and girls back to Feevagh N.S. this morning. A very special Céad Míle Fáilte to Sean who started his primary school journey today. We wish everyone an enjoyable and successful school year.
On Friday June 10th, 3rd-6th class participated in a Soccer Blitz at Skyvalley Rovers, organised by Taughmaconnell N.S. We were delighted to be invited and had a great time taking part. This was a non competitive blitz and teams were made up of children from different schools. Thanks to Taughmaconnell N.S. for organising.
The junior classroom paid a visit to Sensory Me in Roscommon on Thursday 23rd June. Sensory Me offers a safe, fun and Sensory friendly environment for people of all ages and abilities to relax, enjoy play and learn in. The children got to experience interactive areas including an interactive floor mat. They got to have lots of fun in the soft play area and sensory ball pool and after all that, they sat back and relaxed in the immersive room and sensory room.
Sports Day took place on June 17th and despite the miserable weather, we still managed to pack lots of fun filled activities into the day. Michael from Schools Fitness Ireland was able to adapt to the poor weather conditions and we did boxercise, yoga and gymnastic indoors. We also played lots of fun games with him. We fitted in some dance and musical chairs too and even invented some games to play in the classroom. There are more pictures to view in the gallery.
We travelled to TUS Athlone for our School Tour and the 'Lets Go!' School Tour Team took really good care of us. We had an action packed and fun filled day travelling down a slide in Zorbee balls and navigating our way to the top of the Climbing Wall. Other activities included the wrecking ball, air mountain and the wobbly ladders. We were all tired by the time we arrived back to school. Go to the Gallery for more photos of our wonderful day.
Our school is currently participating in a 5 week course of athletics in TUS Athlone. The program incorporates two of the strands on the PE curriculum; Athletics & Games. This is a fun approach to learning the fundamentals of running, jumping, throwing activities & Games. The facilities are world class and the children are very excited to be able to train in the International Athletics Arena.
Our students showed great support for the Roscommon Senior Football team ahead of the Connacht Final on Sunday 29th May in Pearse Stadium. The Roscommon colours were on display in both the junior and senior rooms. Well done everyone!
The senior girls participated in the LGFA Football blitz in Ballyleague on Thursay 26th May. They joined forces with both Mount Talbot N.S. and Tisrara N.S. and had a great day out. They played with great spirit and enthusiasm and showed great team work and fair play.
We received our 6th Green Flag based on the theme Global Citizenship - Energy in a virtual ceremony on Wednesday 25th May. After the ceremony Mr. Finnerty raised the flag, alongside Harry and Méabh from the Green Flag Committee. Well done to all students and staff on this wonderful achievement.
We went on a fossil hunt as part of this weeks session of Heritage in Schools with Martin Curley (24th May). We didn't have to go too far from our school to make some very interesting discoveries. Martin also pointed out and identified some of the beautiful wildflowers growing nearby. Take a look in the gallery for more pictures.
As part of the 'Keelings Great Rewilding' we have sowed some wildflower seeds. In doing so we are helping to reverse the declining population of bees and other pollinators in Ireland. By encouring wildflowers to grow locally, our small change can make a big difference. We have also sowed wildflower seeds in our Fairy Garde, which we hope will be completed in the very near future.
We are continuing our work with Martin Curley and this week (Tuesday 10th May) we were exploring census information and old maps. We could then compare the old maps with the new satellite maps. We went on a lovely walk discovering houses that had been once occupied many years ago. Using the information we had researched, we could figure out who had lived in the houses. Go to the Gallery for more pictures.
The Cumann na mBunscol Hurling and Camogie competitions took place in Ballyforan Pitch (St. Aidan's) on Thursday 12th May. The children from Mount Talbot N.S. and Feevag N.S> came together to form the team, Mount Feevagh. We had a great day out and got to play plenty of matches. Congratulations to the girls who qualified for the final.
Congratulations to our 5th and 6th class students who received prizes in the Garda Road Safety Art Competition. The prize giving ceremony took place on Wednesday 4th May in Roscommon Arts Centre.
The Senior Classes participated in the Credit Union Schools Quiz virtually on Thursday 28th April. Primary school students across Co. Roscommon and all of Ireland were invited to participate in this year’s online quiz via Youtube. Fergal D’Arcy presented the quiz and there was great fun competing against one another. Well done to Méabh for winning!
The Heritage in Schools Scheme provides a panel of Heritage Specialists who visit primary schools to help children and their teachers learn about and appreciate their local heritage. The Scheme supports the Social, Scientific and Environmental Education (SESE) curriculum. Martin Curley (Heritage Specialist) will visit the school over the next few weeks and teach the children about their local area. Our first session involved using Geohive to explore maps of Feevagh and the surrounding areas. We compared how the maps look today and how they looked in the 1800s and could compare settlements/bogs/wetlands etc. This was a very informative session and we look forward to our next session.
The children participated in the 7 a-side Cumann na mBunscol football competition on Wednesday 27th April. We joined forces with Mount Talbot N.S. and formed the team, Mount Feevagh. We travelled to Padraig Pearses GAA pitch and the weather was fantastic for a few games of football. The children played excellently and displayed fair play and team work in all their games. They represented our school with pride. Well done boys and girls!
We participated in the Roscommon Primary Schools Basketball Blitz on Tuesday 26th April in The Hub, Castlerea. The children played excellently and showed great spirit and team work throughout the day. We won two games and lost two games. We had a great day out!
As the last activity for Friendship Week, we had an Easter Egg hunt around the school grounds. The senior students were partnered with the juniors and had to work as a team to find all the eggs. Some were quite difficult to find, but in the end, all eggs were accounted for!!
Children in the senior classroom participated in a virtual workshop from Microsoft Dream Space. The students were shown how they can be Active Citizens by exploring a newly released world. They also received their certificates for participating in the 'Ireland's Future is Mine' competition.
This week (April 4th to 8th), we are participating in Friendship Week. On Tuesday, the senior room organised a whole school game of soccer, getting everyone involved. Alternative games and activities were also organised. On Wednesday, the senior room prepared the ground for sowing wildflower seeds in our Fairy Garden and the junior room, carefully sowed the seeds. This was a task that invovled working together, while sowing the seeds of friendship! For more pictures, go to the Gallery.
Congratulations to our 6th Class pupil, Méabh, who received the sacrament of Confirmation in St. Patrick's Church, Dysart on Thursday 24th March.
We sowed out seeds for our Agri Aware Incredible Edibles Project. The seeds included, lettuce, carrots, seed potatoes, chives, spinach and some strawberry plants. We look forward to planting them out once the weather improves. There are more pictures in the Gallery.
Everyone dressed in green for our 'Lá Glas' to mark St. Patrick's Day.
Engineers week ran from 5th to 11th March this year and the children in Feevagh N.S. were engaged in lots of activities to mark the week. Take a look at some more pictures in the Gallery.
The children made a super effort dressing as a character from their favourite books for World Book Day 2022. Go to the [Gallery] to view their wonderful costumes.
The senior classroom made pancakes for the school on Pancake Tuesday. We had great fun making the batter and we even got to try flip our own pancakes. They were delicious. To view more pictures go to [Gallery]
The senior room took part in an Hour of Code on Wednesday 23rd February, thanks to Kirsty from Microsoft. We coded a game that recreated the conditions for a forest fire, and then coded a fire-fighting airtanker plane to spray water and put out the flames.
The senior classroom had a Zoom call with Teresa Roche from Kylemore Farmhouse Cheese on Wednesday 23rd February. This was part of our Agri Aware Incredible Edibles Project. Teresa spoke about her family farm and how she set up her cheese making business. The cheese is fully traceable and sustainable from farm to fork. They use their own cow's milk to make the cheese. We got to sample some of the delicious cheese after the call. Thanks to Teresa for giving up time from her busy schedule to talk to us.
Safer Internet day took place on Tuesday 8th February and the children in Feevagh N.S. participated by engaging in lessons from webwise (Irish Internet Safety Awareness Centre), specifically designed for children in primary schools. The lessons will continue in the coming weeks. #SID2022
Children in both Junior and Senior classes participated in a Zoom meeting with Anne from the DSPCA on Friday 11th February. Anne is a volunteer with the DSPCA and spoke about empathy and kindness and basic animal needs, the work of the DSPCA and basic environmental responsibility.
We are currently more than half way through our participation in the BLAST arts initiative. The aim of this scheme is to give pupils in schools all over the country the opportunity to work with a professional artist on unique projects, to be originated and planned between the artist, the teacher and the school, under the coordination of the Education Support Centres. This initiative supports children and young people for the future, where skills like the ability to connect and collaborate with others is paramount. Children also engage in creative and critical thinking and practice inclusivity at every level. We are grateful to have dance artist Catherine Donnelly visiting our school weekly and we thank Athlone Education Centre for the opportunity to participate in the scheme.
Hurling and Camogie training continues every Tuesday with Prionsias. We have great fun every week developing our skills and playing games. View some pictures in the Gallery
To celebrate St. Brigid's Day the children in Feevagh N.S. made crosses. St Brigid is accredited with first creating the unique cross which bears her name. This cross is normally hand created from rushes however occasionally straw is also used. The distinctive St. Brigid’s Cross design, made from woven rushes, is thought to keep the homes in which it is displayed safe.Our students made St Brigids crosses today continuing the tradition on making them her Feast day. To view more pictures, go to [Gallery]
Louise Shine, visual artist, worked with the children in both the senior and junior room for five weeks as part of the Artists in Schools Scheme. This initiative is funded by Roscommon County Council and we were delighted to be selected for participation. The children enjoyed working with Louise and produced some amazing pieces of art. For more pictures of the work visit the Gallery
As part of our participation in the Green Schools Programme, the children were involved in a clean up around the school yard and the local roads. The junior room stayed within the school grounds and the senior room ventured a little further afield. The children did a fantastic job and lots of rubbish was collected.
A big thank you to our students who participated in the Team Hope Christmas Shoe Box Appeal, either by sending in a shoe box to school or by donating online. This is a great cause that will make many less fortunate children very happy this Christmas.
On Tuesday 2nd November, the senior classes had a virtual visit from Luke Ming Flanagan, MEP. Junior Achievement Ireland organised this virtual 'Ask Me Anything' session for Roscommon Primary Schools as part of the 'Communicating Europe' initiative, run by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Luke answered questions about Climate Change and Brexit, among other things, and told us all about his busy life as an MEP.
Wishing everyone a Happy Halloween. On Friday 22nd October the children dressed up in their fantastic Halloween costumes. Take a look at some of our Halloween art too!
RTÉjr and Microsoft Ireland have joined forces to launch a new competition challenging primary school students across the island of Ireland to use Minecraft: Education Edition to help shape Ireland's digital future. Children in the senior room of Feevagh N.S. have been participating in weekly online episodes with the Dream Space TV crew learning how to use Minecraft: Education Edition with lots of fun challenges! These challenges are aligned to the curriculum covering subjects from English, Maths, Science, geography, SPHE and more. After 6 weeks of participation, the children should be ready to enter the 'Ireland's Future is Mine' competition.
Congratulations to our Third Class students who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday 9th October in St. Patrick's Church, Dysart.
Today we said Farewell to our three 6th Class pupils. We had a virtual graduation prayer service led by Fr. Beirne followed by the students cutting the graduation cake and being presented with a certificate and a book of photos to remind them of all the happy memories they had of their time in Feevagh NS. We wish them all the best as they make the move to secondary school.
For more photos of the the Graduation, take a look at the gallery section of the website.
Our Annual Sports Day was held at Feevagh N.S on Friday 11th June. Thanks to Simon from Four Roads Hurling Club and David and Oisín from St. Aidan’s Football Club for coming to offer their expertise to the children during the day. The children also played a soccer and uni-hoc league and the senior room treated the junior room to healthy treats as part of the Incredible Edibles Project.
Take a look at the Gallery section of the website for more photos of our Sports Day.
The three boys from 2nd class celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Wednesday 26th May in St. Patrick’s Church, Dysart.
This week was Creative Schools Week and Feevagh N.S. featured in Episode 3 of the Creative Schools online celebrations. You can watch the episode here https://youtu.be/XlMxtGWt8UMFeevagh
As part of Creative Schools Week, the senior room made puppets and hosted a puppet show for the junior room. The junior room made puppets and introduced their characters to the whole school.
Active School Flag (ASF) is a Department of Education and Skills initiative supported by Healthy Ireland, and part of the National Physical Activity Plan. An Active School is a school where physical activity is valued, promoted and enjoyed by all. The aim of the programme is to enable schools to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. We achieved our first Active Schools Flag in 2016 and our second in 2019.
Last week, we celebrated Active Schools Week in Feevagh NS. It was a very busy and highly enjoyable week with both classrooms engaging in a wide variety of physical activities. The seniors played rounders on Monday, hurling on Tuesday, had an obstacle course on Wednesday and Football on Thursday. They arranged stations for the junior room on Friday: penalty shoot out, target throw, bean bag throw, parachute games and bowling. Then we all played a game of shark and fish and had a whole school soccer match.
The juniors had an obstacle course on Monday, hurling on Tuesday, Parachute games on Wednesday and football on Thursday!
Take a look at the gallery section of the website to see more images of the fun we had!