What a wonderful but spooky collection of witches, devils, skeletons, zombies, ninjas and super-heroes we had in our school for Halloween celebrations.
As part of our Wellbeing Week activities a 'thankful tree' was decorated by the children with individualised, colourful leaves listing the things they are thankful for.
A big congratulations to our wonderful 3rd class who celebrated their First Holy communion recently.
A huge congratulations to Orla Bermingham who won the Cork County Fire Service Fire Safety Week Drawing Competition at 5th class level!
3rd and 4th class planting broad beans with Ms O Sullivan.
1st and 2nd class planting carrot seeds with the help of Ms O Sullivan.
1st and 2nd class took a trip to the County Hall and Glucksman Gallery in UCC as part of the Time to Read initiative. The children met the newly elected County Lord Mayor Ian Doyle and travelled to Vertigo on the top floor of the County Hall. They also had storytime in the County Library and visited the Children's Rights Exhibition at the Glucksman Gallery.
Junior Infants enjoying spring 'Aistear'.
5th and 6th class along with their teacher Mr Reen have been enjoying some challenging games of chess with the help and guidance of parent Brian McAuliffe.
Junior Infants, Senior Infants, 1st and 2nd class taking part in indoor hurling training with their coach Paddy Corkery.
Senior Infants enjoying their Irish Dancing lessons with teacher Deirdre O'Sullivan.
5th and 6th class design and make lighthouses
BT young scientist winners Alan O Sullivan and Cormac Harris visited our school recently along with their teacher Ms Lyne.
1st and 2nd class design and build ramps from recycled materials while exploring 'The Force of Friction'.
All classes enjoy Zumba lessons.
5th and 6th class participated in the VEX Robotics competition held in CIT on 15th January.
Christmas Soccer League Final 2019
A big congratulations to the Aghabullogue Junior Hurling Team who won the County Final, along with the Aghabullogue Under 21 Mid Cork Champions and Under 14 Champions who visited the school recently.
Students from Junior Infants to 6th class who were fantastic in our School Christmas Concert 'Buladh Bos'.
Our Student Council
Coachford NS annual 'Christmas Jumper Day' was a great success. A total of €422.00 euro was raised. Thank you to 3rd and 4th class pupils who baked such delicious treats and to all families who supported this fundraising venture.
1st and 2nd class enjoy making hot chocolate with their teacher Ms Troy.
Ulick O'Braein from Cycling Ireland at the completion of the six week 'Sprocket Rocket' programme presented the children with certificates of participation. We also had a visit from Ronnie O'Sullivan and Michael Martin from Coachford Cycling Club to speak to the children about cycling for fitness as well as competitive cycling and cycling safety.
Congratulations to Coachford Girls Football Team with their Coach Mr Reen who recently won the Sciath na Scol final in Pairc Ui Rinn.
Science week in Coachford National School where children from all classes conducted experiments and explored science. Each class presented their investigations and conclusions to the other classes.
2nd class are taking part in the 'Business Action on Education Time to Read' programme where volunteers from Cork County Council read with the children for half an hour every week, for 20 weeks. The children are thoroughly enjoying this great literacy programme.
Junior and Senior Infants Christmas 'Aistear'.
Children from all classes taking part in the 'Sprocket Rocket' - a cycling fun skills programme that allows young riders to learn fundamental cycling skills.
1st and 2nd class enjoying Halloween games.
Halloween celebrations at Coachford National School
Our athletes in the Muskerry Cross Country Running competition in October were very successful with four winners on the day - Ferne Cahill, Megan O'Sullivan, Liam McKenna and Aisling O'Sullivan.
Congratulations to our school debating team who won the first round of the Primary Debating Competition in Ballyvongane NS. David, Emilie and Euan from 5th class were the speakers on the day and supported the motion that 'Homework is not a waste of time!'
Junior and Senior Infants got very creative during yard time with the school polydrons
1st and 2nd class made clay leaves during Autumn
All classes took part in a 'Bricks 4 Kidz' programme that visited the school to conduct a Science, Technology, Engineering & Math workshop. This program was presented and conducted in a fun and challenging way using LEGO, Technic & Robotics. The children really enjoyed this activity.
1st and 2nd class make windmills and cars with Mr O Connell as part of our Engineering Week activities.
Junior and Senior Infants 'Aistear' - Learning through play
1st and 2nd class enjoying circle time
Trying out our school produce.
Our School Harvest
6th class boys and girls received the Sacrament of Confirmation from Bishop Crean in Rylane Church.
5th and 6th class traveled to the 'Science Blast' held in Mary Immaculate College in Limerick. Here they displayed and demonstrated the two investigations they have worked very hard on for the past 6 weeks - 'Can we make ourselves run faster?' and 'Can we change the level of oxygen in our blood?'. It was a great opportunity also to visit the displays of all the other participating schools. In addition there were talks and demonstrations to attend, where partipation was encouraged, and not just by students!
3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes had a fabulous day on their school tour at Ballyhass Activity Centre. The many activities they were involved in included climbing, abseiling, the 'gladiator', the 'Leap of Faith', team games, and the aqua park.
We have began planting some vegetables in our school garden. This year we are planting potatoes, onions and carrots.
Coachford National School was awarded its sixth Green Flag for Global Citizenship, Litter and Waste recently. The award ceremony took place in The Radisson Blu Hotel, and two of our pupils from 2nd class, Ben Mulhearne and Kiera O'Connell, were very proud to accept the flag on behalf of the school.
Sciath na Scol hurling and camogie teams at Cloughduv pitch where they played against Cloughduv and Rennies recently
Junior and Senior Infants Aistear - 'The Florist'
Coachford National School held a 'Fairtrade Party' organised by the Parents Association. The students were able to sample fairtrade chocolate, fruit and hot chocolate.
5th and 6th class students have been busy designing and constructing boats and rafts as part of a science experiment investigating the strength of magnets.
Children who took part in our Science Club constructed Bridges from recycled materials.
Senior Infants presented their 'Book Reports' at assembly recently.
We held a Ceolchoirm where each class performed a selection of songs, poems, dances or plays to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge. We also held a Ceilí and a St. Patrick's Day dress up.
3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class taking part in Traáth na gCeist during Seachtain na Gaeilge
As part of our Active Flag initiative each class has been taking part in a 'Run Around Europe'. This is a ten minute run during the school day where each lap of the yard is counted as a running distance towards a city in Europe. Each class is making their way to a particular city each week.
Mind the Gap Theatre Company visited our school to raise awareness for our Green Flag on Global Citizenship. They performed a show which focused on poverty and its effect on children accessing education. The show was full of acrobatics, fun and opportunities for the children to become involved. There was also workshop held afterwards which explored the themes at a deeper level.
Junior and Senior Infants enjoying Irish Dancing lessons with Irish dancing teacher Deirdre O'Sullivan.
5th & 6th class Soccer Teams for the FAI 5-a-side Soccer Matches
3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class boys and girls have been very active training for Sciath na Scol Hurling and Camogie matches.
Pupils from the students council helped to build a wormery in a nice shaded spot at the north side of the school. This is part of our Action Plan for Green Flag No.6, Global Citizenship, Litter and Waste. Donal spoke to the students about waste and how to make and use compost.
Junior and Senior Infants visited our two local hairdressers in Coachford, 'Stylz Hair and Beauty' and 'Coachford Hair and Beauty', where they experienced first hand the workings of a real hairdressers.
Junior and Senior Infants during Aistear. This months theme is 'The Hairdressers'.
1st and 2nd class were planting some lovely flowers to make a colourful display outside our school.
5th & 6th class have been working hard on their Animal Projects. Their completed projects were then presented to their class.
3rd & 4th Class investigating the various types of forces during their visit to the Lifetime Lab in Cork.
1st & 2nd Class and 3rd & 4th Class made St. Brigid's Crosses for St. Brigid's Day.
Our school presented a cheque for €435 to BUMBLEance, which was fundraised by the school through a cake sale that was organised by 3rd and 4th class.
Sciath na Scol Indoor hurling and camogie teams 2019
Buddy Circuits are taking place in the infant yard at present, where 5th and 6th class students organise and supervise playground games with Junior and Senior Infants.
All classes enjoying Zumba.
Junior and Senior Infants enjoying their gymnastics class.
This week 3rd & 4th class pupils made bird feeders!
Junior and Senior Infants enjoying 'Aistear', learning through play. This months theme is
1st and 2nd class experiencing our cold weather spell recently.
Celebrating diversity in Coachford National School.
Children from all classes taking part in gymnastic classes with coach Nicole Geaney.
3rd and 4th class are busy making bird feeders.
The Basketball School Visit Programme took place in our school for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class. This initiative offered the students an introduction to basketball in a fun, inclusive and supportive environment.
3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class enjoyed participating in our Lunchtime Soccer Leagues.
Junior and Senior Infants learning through 'Aistear'.
A very special visitor came to our school just before Christmas.
We had a great response from all classes to the Cork Penny Dinners Shoebox collection. These boxes of goodies will be distributed to needy families and individuals in and around Cork this Christmas.
Our school got a donation of a fabulous Christmas Tree from Murphy's Fuels and Macroom Christmas Trees. The children from 1st and 2nd class have been busy making and hanging decorations on it for the past week. It has made a very welcome and colourful addition to our school hall.
The pupils of 3rd and 4th class held a very successful cake sale in aid of Bumbleance.
5th and 6th class have been visiting the National Rowing Centre in Farran for the past few weeks. This has given the students an introduction to the sport of rowing through skill techniques, games and challenges.
5th and 6th class took part in an energy workshop at the Lifetime Lab as part of our Science Week activities. This was a great day out for the pupils where they got to learn about different types of electronics and circuit boards. They had plenty of hands on experience making different types of electrical circuits and using these circuits to power light bulbs, fans, buzzers and mini cars.
Junior and Senior Infants conducted science experiments during science week. They were examining the waterproof properties of different materials by exploring 'What materials make the best boat?'. They also explored the strength of these waterproof materials and their ability to float or sink.
3rd and 4th class are partaking in the STEPS Young Engineer award this year. The objective is to design a piece of engineering that will assist the local community/environment in some way. For science week the children displayed and discussed their prototypes and ideas to the rest of the school.
1st and 2nd class were also busy conducting science experiments during science week. They explored the waterproof properties of different materials, they produced and experimented with static electricity and they made a rocket fueled by air pressure released from an inflated balloon.
5th and 6th class conducted some science experiments during science week. They explored the soluble properties of different substances, they examined evaporation, they studied refraction and the bending of light and they made and tested pinhole cameras.
Coachford National School were presented with a cheque for €500 from Inver Fuels through our local Cooneys Garage. We are very grateful for this very generous donation.
The boys and girls in 3rd and 4th class presenting their Ancient Greece projects.
Junior and Senior Infants enjoy 'Aistear', learning through play, at school every morning. This month they have been exploring the theme 'Travel and transport'.
Pupils from the junior and senior classes worked together to design, make and write thank you cards for the businesses and individuals who donated so generously towards our fabulous new soft play area.
All the students had great fun dressing up in their spooky Halloween costumes.
Junior and Senior Infants enjoying Aistear. This month the theme is 'Autumn and Halloween'.
Pupils from 1st class to 6th class took part in the West Muskerry Cross Country Running Event held in Macroom recently.
Junior and Senior Infants enjoy Aistear, learning through play, each morning in school. They explore a different theme every few weeks, working and playing in small groups. The current theme they are exploring is 'All About Me'.