Green school Flag launch



On Thursday 18th of June, the whole school community gathered to celebrate the raising of the schools fifth green flag.


Each class sang a song about  helping the earth and how to be a good global citizen.



Pupils dressed in green or wore superhero costumes!

Special guest, Cork hurler Niall O Leary, came to raise the flag with the pupils from the Green School Commitee.

To mark the day, 2nd class planted two apple trees next to the path of the entrance to the school.

My Canine Companion

The students in Le Chéile were overjoyed to get a visit from service dogs from ‘My Canine Companion’ this week. The children interacted with the dogs by petting them, hugging them, chatting to them and taking them for walks around the room on a lead. The dogs responded excellently to all children and really brightened up their day.

We’d like to thank the volunteers from this fantastic organisation for bringing the dogs out to visit our class.


My Canine Companion provides highly trained and skilled service dogs to assist children and young adults living with disabilities, particularly Autism. They are committed to helping children and their families gain independence, companionship and safety through the provision of service dogs. They provide a customised and individualised service which meets needs of each individual client.


World Down Syndrome Day 2019

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is just that little ‘extra‘.”

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IMG_0161Everyone in our school wore odd/funky socks today to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day.  Socks are used as the symbol because chromosomes are shaped like socks and people with Down Syndrome are born with an extra one. GET CELEBRATING!


Pancake Tuesday in ‘Le Chéile’

We had great fun making pancakes for Pancake Tuesday.

We mixed flour with eggs in a large bowl and added milk gradually until we were happy with the consistency of the pancake batter. We all got a chance to stir the batter to make sure there were no lumps. We helped teacher to cook our pancakes and put our favourite toppings on top. They were YUMMY!

Our favourite part of the process was eating our delicious pancakes. As you can see from the photos, the most popular topping for the pancakes was…


Brilliant Brazil

Le Chéile decided to learn about Brazil for the multi-cultural Green School’s project.

One of the students in our class is from Brazil. He brought in some traditional Brazilian food and drinks for us to taste. They were delicious. He also brought in a Brazilian flag and jersey. For our project we learned many facts about Brazil, made carnival masks and flags during art class and also danced to samba music. It was great fun.

‘Social Butterflies’ in Le Chéile

Children in ‘Le Chéile’ have been social butterflies this month. They learned a lot about people and places in our neighbourhood when they met with the Gardaí, went on a visit to the local Centra shop and Post Office and went on a Christmas outing to the cinema to see the festive, funny movie- ‘The Grinch’.  Great fun was had by all.





Self- Portraits in Le Chéile

The children in ‘Le Chéile’ did self-portraits this week. First they looked in the mirror to identify their features. Each child did a great job at making sure their painting resembled them. I think you will agree that they turned out wonderful. Well done to all!

Welcome to our School!

The children in ‘Le Chéile’ were delighted to welcome two new fabulous friends to their class this school year. You are both very welcome and we hope you have fun and make lots of new friends here at Castlelyons National School.

Fun at the Garden Centre

With the recent sunny weather, First class and Le Chéile took a trip to the local garden centre to find some lovely flowers for their class garden.

All the class got to explore the garden centre and even had the opportunity to ask the garden expert Eileen some questions about the flowers. Mrs. Foley even shared some of her knowledge with the boys and girls.

IMG_0052.JPG   The class found some beautiful flowers and found it hard to narrow it down and pick the flowers that would make it to the class garden.

The class were even treated to some orange and biscuts by the garden centre.

After all the fun of the garden centre, it was time to get to work planting the lovely flowers in the class garden.

Thanks so much to the garden centre in Castleyons for a fanatasic trip to the garden centre and for helping us making our lovely garden bloom with our new flowers.