3rd Class Working from home activities

June 17th, 2020

It has been great to see how hard all the boys and girls in 3rd class have been working at home. Well done everyone and also to their parents! 

The children had great fun working with light and shadows.

Great work done by the children that were exploring space by making rockets, planets and coloured some cool aliens.

Well done to all the boys and girls that took up the challenge of making a water park for Shannon with Junk Art. The water parks were so brilliantly thought out and made. Great work! 

Some children interviewed their parents or grand parents. The children asked them questions about growing up, their life, some memories and so on and so forth. It was so interesting and I know the boys and girls really enjoyed this project!

I have seen great written work too from book recounts and summaries of stories, to Gaeilge sentences to SESE work and Maths work-great job everyone!

It has been so lovely to see all the pictures of the children helping out with gardening, DIY and enjoying their Virtual school tours too! 

Active Schools week 15th to 19th june

June 16th, 2020

It’s great to see your pictures coming in during Active Schools Week. Don’t forget to email in your pictures to office@tolasns.com and we will post them on the school website!

RTE & Tg4 school home hub links

June 15th, 2020

Please find below the links for the RTE and TG4 home schooling plan for this week, 15th to 19th June which may be useful to you.  This is the last week before summer holidays:

RTE Home School Hub Learning Plan


Here is the schedule for Cula4

Thursday Note 11th June

June 11th, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope you are well. Our news this week is as follows

  • We hope that many of the pupils got to go on a virtual school tour this week. Each teacher had sent on suggestions for tours that can be done without leaving the comfort of your own home. If your child hasn’t taken a tour yet it might be a nice idea to do so before the end of the week.
  • The school reports for this year have been completed by your child’s teacher this week. They will be posted out on Friday and you should have them early next week. If you do not receive your report by then please contact the school office via email at office@tolasns.com or ring 061 362894 and leave a message if there is no one in the office. If you have any query in relation to your child’s report please contact your child’s teacher directly via their email.  
  • 6th class had a meet up with their class teacher Ms Kelleher on Monday last via Zoom. It was great to see that so many were able to attend the class. Thank you to Ms Kelleher and Mr Quinn for facilitating.
  • 5th class had a meet up with their teacher on Tuesday last and again it was great to see so many of the pupils. Well done to both 5th and 6th for adhering to the rules and protocols around this form of communication.
  • We have planned to have a 3rd and 4th class link up together this Friday at 10a.m. Guidance and the link needed were emailed to 3rd and 4th class parents yesterday. I look forward to checking in with 3rd and 4th class soon.
  • Next week we have organised an Active Schools week in what would have been our Sport For All week. Suggested activities will be sent out with your child’s work on Friday. There are a few suggestions for each day but pick one from the menu each day and hopefully the whole family can get involved. Please send on some pictures of your events to your class teacher and we will put them up on the school website.  I hear that some staff will be having their own virtual sports day and there may be pictures to prove it!!!
  • The library are running their annual Summer Stars reading programme again this year. Please see information attached.
  • We really need to get the rental books back before the end of the current school year to check them and ensure we will have enough books for classes in September. To ensure we adhere to social distancing protocols we will arrange a drop off system for next Fri 19th June from 1p.m. to 4p.m. This will be similar to the book collection we did a few weeks ago. You will receive an email with the books we need returned next week. You can nominate another adult to return them for you if necessary. We would appreciate that only one adult drops them off to maintain social distancing protocols and to protect staff.  The times allocated are as follows
  • Pupils whose surnames start with A- G 1p.m.-2p.m.
  • Pupils whose surnames start with H-O 2p.m.-3p.m.
  • Pupils whose surnames start with P-Z 3p.m-4p.m.

Kind regards,

Mary Dunlea Fitzgerald, Principal

Senior Infants Floating and sinking and space

June 10th, 2020

Senior Infants have been very busy making boats and ships that can float. They have put a lot of effort in to them and they are very impressive. They have also learned about space and wrote what they would bring to space and what they saw while there. They made fantastic rockets that NASA would be proud of.