Filed Under (4th Class) by Niamh OSullivan on 28-06-2018

Filed Under (4th Class, School Tours) by Niamh OSullivan on 28-06-2018

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Filed Under (4th Class, 5th Class, 6th Class, Events) by Niamh OSullivan on 13-06-2018
Filed Under (2nd Class, 3rd Class, 4th Class, 5th Class, Sports) by Niamh OSullivan on 01-06-2018
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Bhi an am againn inné ag an gceolchoirm!

Bhí ceol,damhsa,drámaíocht agus canadh le déanamh le na páistí .

Bhí gach duine ar fheabhas,..go háirithe na múinteoirí a bhí ag obair go dian!

Filed Under (3rd Class, 4th Class, History) by cbritton4057 on 18-03-2018

The pupils of 3rd and 4th class are very proud of themselves this week as their photography exhibition finally got underway.   We had plenty of visitors to the school to view the exhibition throughout the week and we were delighted to be joined by Frank O’Donoghue, Andy Kelly and Senator Grace O’Sullivan for the opening of the exhibition on Tuesday.


The children had a variety of old photographs of recognisable places in Tramore and they re-took the photograph in the same spot as it looks today.  Old and new photographs were then displayed together.  It was a wonderful way to see how much Tramore has changed over the years.  Thanks so much  to Frank and Andy for providing so many of the old photographs.

All the other classes in the school visited the exhibition in the hall, and had ‘guides’ from Third & Fourth class to show them around.

Filed Under (4th Class, Art) by cbritton4057 on 01-02-2018


Filed Under (3rd Class, 4th Class, History, Parents) by Ms. Dreelan on 18-01-2018

Mr. Frank O’Donoghue and Mr. Andy Kelly, co-authors of a recent book on Tramore, visited the Third and Fourth classes on Wednesday 17 January. They showed the children a slideshow of over twenty old photographs of Tramore. Many of the photographs were taken around 1900. Andy brought in a camera from the 1890s, and explained how it works (it still works!). Andy and Frank pointed out details in the photographs and mentioned interesting facts about Tramore. They also kindly gave two copies of their book to the school.

We encourage the children from Third and Fourth classes to recreate an old photograph. They can use any of the photos included in the gallery below (image credits included on each photo). Otherwise the boys and girls are welcome to choose another old photo – that they have permission to use – in a recognisable part of Tramore. We hope to create an exhibition of all of these photos – old alongside present day photos. Get snapping!

Filed Under (2nd Class, 3rd Class, 4th Class, 5th Class, History) by Ms. Dreelan on 12-01-2018

On 15 December, Mr. Noel Power visited Glór na Mara. Every year he works with a team and builds the crib in the church. The team start work on the first Sunday in December, and the crib is unveiled at midnight Mass on Christmas Eve.

Noel described the Holy Land at the time of Christ’s birth and showed the children a map. He also spoke about the history of the Holy Cross crib. The crib is made from local materials: moss from the Comeragh mountains, reeds from a bog four miles away and limestone, bushes and pines from the Tramore area. There are twenty seven wooden figures remaining in the crib, and they are made out of Austrian oak. From time to time, Noel and his team have to repair the figures which are over 120 years old.

Filed Under (3rd Class, 4th Class) by Ms. Dreelan on 05-12-2017

Third and Fourth Classes were swapping teachers so that they could do plenty of experiments for Science Week.

Experiment 1: Bacteria (Ms. Britton)
Children collected samples from around the school and watched as bacteria grew in sealed agar plates. Ugh!

Experiment 2: Myself (Ms. Dreelan)
Children investigated some scientific facts about themselves. They took fingerprints, found out which is their dominant eye and investigated the blind spot in their eyes.

Experiment 3: Lava Lamp (Ms. Fitzpatrick)
Children experimented to see how oil, water, food colouring and an Alka Seltzer tablet can be changed by mixing.

Experiment 4: Colour Walking (Ms. O’Neachtain)
Children investigated to see how ink separates into constituent colours by putting marker on blotting paper.

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Filed Under (4th Class, School Tours) by Niamh OSullivan on 27-06-2017