Category Archives: Latest News

Covid 19 Response

Dear Parents

Below is the National Schools Roadmap for School Reopening August 2020 and a Response Plan for Primary and Special Schools.

Also the Knockanean National Schools Roadmap for School Reopening and the School COVID 19 policy statement.

Jan/Feb News

Pink Ribbon Day 2020:

On February 28th we had our annual Pink Ribbon Day in the school as a fundraiser for Breast Cancer. It was the 10th and final year of Pink Ribbon Day so there was a huge effort made by 6th class to organize a day full of fun and games as well as raising money for a great cause. Read more here 


Credit Union Quiz Munster Regional Final 

Well done to our school team who represented us so well in the recently held Regional Final Credit Union Schools Quiz.   Congratulations to the Quiz  team who came first place after a nail bitter finish.  Read more here.


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.


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.


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.


Second Class Projects

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


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.


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.


Intel Mini Scientist Competition


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.


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.


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.


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.


School Tour Time

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


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.