Jan/Feb News

Knockanean a-buzz following success at the Mini Scientist Grand Final

There is a buzz of excitement around the school following the girl’s success at the recently held Mini Scientist Final.  We were all very proud when they were named as runners-up in the competition with their project Bee Ware.  Congratulations girls!   Read more about a great achievement here.

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Quiz Success

Well done to both our school teams who represented us so well in the recently held Credit Union Schools  quiz.   Congratulations to our U-11  team who came first place and will go on to represent the school in the Regional Final in Limerick at the end of February.  Read more here.

November/December News

Christmas Activities

Our Carol Singers have been busy entertaining the crowds at local shops and nursing homes.  Sixth Class enjoyed a day out at ‘Limerick on Ice’.  The Junior classes attended plays in Glór.  Santa took some time out from his busy schedule to visit the boys and girls in Knockanean.  Read more and see some photos here.

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Mini Scientists

Congratulations to Third Class pupils Ailbhe, Siofra, Aoife and Andrea who were successful in the Intel Mini Scientist Regional Finals held recently in Shannon.  We wish them the best of luck as they go on to represent the school in the National Final in Maynooth in January with their project ‘Bee Ware’.  Well done girls! Read more here.

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Second Class Projects

Second Class recently exhibited their projects on buildings around the world.  Read more here.

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Is Homework a Waste of time?

Members of Fifth class were recently given the task to propose this motion in the Primary School’s Debating Competition. Their hard work and preparation paid off and we wish them continued success in the debating competition going forward.  Read more here.

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Limerick Festival of Science

As part of the Limerick Festival of Science, Fifth Class recently travelled to the Uniersity of Limerick to attend a talk entitled ‘How to Build an Ironman Suit’ given by a superhero scientist! Read more here.

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Intel Mini Scientist Competition

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Well done to all the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Class pupils who recently participated in the Intel Mini Scientist Competition.  We all enjoyed the exhibition in the school and commend their hard work.

Congratulations to Fourth Class students Ailbhe, Aoife, Andrea and Siofra,  who were selected to represent the school in the regional final in Intel Shannon in December with their project ‘Bee Ware’.  Read more here.

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Buddhist Monks Visit Knockanean

On Friday, October 11th, we were delighted to welcome three Buddhist monks who kindly shared stories about their way of life in Thailand.  Read more here.

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Inter Schools Show Jumping

On October 11th, Several pupils from Knockanean competed successfully at the Inter Schools Showjumping competition.  We are very proud of their achievements.  Read more here.

September 2019 News

Sixth Class Get Creative

Sixth Class are currently working on a STEAM project which encourages creative thinking and problem solving skills  in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Art.   Read more here.

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Welcome back to school. A ‘Céad Míle Fáilte’ to all the new boys and girls who are joining our school this year 2019/2020. We are all looking forward to a happy and healthy school year ahead.

June 2019 News

Knockanean Recognised as a GAA 5 Star Centre

The school was recently presented with the G.A.A 5 Star Flag in recognition for its weekly delivery of a programme of Gaelic Games activity.  Read more here.

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School Tour Time

Read about our end of year excursions here.  Photos to follow..

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Wheelchair Hurling

Senior Infants recently got the opportunity to experience wheelchair hurling.  Thank you to Annie’s mother for organising the experience.  Read more here.

 

April/May 2019 News

Science Blast

Fifth Class have been working hard on their project entitled ‘How to win an All Ireland Final’.  They recently attended the ESB Science Blast at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick where they proudly diplayed their efforts.  Read more here.

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GAA Blitz

Senior Infants and First Class recently enjoyed an afternoon of friendly rivalry in Gurteen, where they participated in a blitz competing with the other schools in the parish.  Read more here.

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Blue Flag Coastal Awards

As part of the Intel Mini Scientist competition, a group of Fifth Class girls completed a project on Blue Flag Beaches.  They were delighted to be invited to the Awards cermony in the Armada Hotel.  Read more here.