Askeaton Senior National School

“Unity in the Community” on 1st October

October 6, 2017 · No Comments

The Community Council event called “Unity in the Community” on Sunday 1st October was a great success.

The pictures show some of the project-work prepared for this community event.

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Preparations for “Unity in the Community”

September 29, 2017 · No Comments

The Community Council of Askeaton / Ballysteen have launched a new initiative this Autumn called “Unity in the Community”. The big event will take place this Sunday afternoon (1st october) in the Community Hall, and all are invited to attend. (Children need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.)

Each organisation, club and school in the parish has been invited to submit a display to portray its place in the community. The theme of “Unity in the Community” has been adopted in each class and integrated into the various strands of the school curriculum for the past few weeks. The pupils from 3rd to 6th have examined the various aspects of the local community in an age-appropriate way through projects in Gaeilge, English, History and Geography as well as Art and Craft.

Due to the limited space available in the Community Hall for the display, only some of the projects will be taken there. The other project work may be viewed in the school.

The pupils put a great effort into completing their various projects and are justifiably proud of their achievements. It was beneficial to all to raise awareness of the positive features in the Community of Askeaton /Ballysteen.


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Askeaton / Ballysteen GAA Memorial Day -Sunday 24th September

September 29, 2017 · No Comments

The pupils of each class from 3rd to 6th were involved in poetry writing, story writing, art work as well as in GAA games for the special Askeaton /Ballysteen GAA event last Sunday 24th September.

The photos show some of the many memorial trophies presented on the day.

A Cois Sionna Under 12 Hurling Tournament was played with some local parish teams taking part. The final was won by Cappagh with the Askeaton /Ballysteen Under 12 team being awarded runner-up medals .

The Mark Ryan Memorial trophy was presented to the “Player of the Tournament” Sam from 6th class.

The Mal Keaveney Memorial Trophy was presented to Cathal from 5th class for “Goalkeeper of the Tournament”.

The Michael D Ryan Award was presented to John from 6th class for his winning entry to the 2017 poetry competition.

Congratulations to all the winners and to the Askeaton /Ballysteen GAA on hosting such a positive event.



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Nature Exploration trip to Adare Park- 5th and 6th classes

September 29, 2017 · No Comments

On Wednesday 20th September the pupils of 5th and 6th classes were taken to Adare Park on a field-trip as the 3rd and 4th classes had on Tuesday. Expert guide and author Geoff Hunt once again accompanied the school groups and guided the exploration and investigation of the pond as a habitat. The weather was very wet but the pupils still enjoyed the exploration. They learned about the vegetation of the pond and the many little creatures that reside in our locality. In the afternoon the pupils had another opportunity to follow-up on the information learned from the field-trip. Geoff Hunt gave a great insight into the lives of the creatures of the pond.

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Nature exploration trip to Adare Park- 3rd and 4th classes

September 29, 2017 · No Comments

On Tuesday 19th September the pupils from 3rd and 4th classes had a delightful opportunity to travel to the park in Adare for outdoor exploration and investigating. The expert guide for the day was author Geoff Hunt who guided the field-trip. In the afternoon, Geoff did follow-up talks in the classrooms which were most educational. The pictures capture a glimpse of the pupils receiving hands-on experience of the pond-life as a habitat.

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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Cois Sionna

September 29, 2017 · No Comments


Congratulations to Cois Sionna Credit Union on reaching the golden jubilee of it’s foundation. The community has been very well served by this fantastic organisation throughout the 50 years.

The Cois Sionna Credit Union has already donated a beautiful set of jerseys to our school earlier this year in recognition of this special anniversary.  As yet another gesture of goodwill the Cois Sionna Credit Union arranged for an ice-cream van to visit the grounds of Askeaton Junior and Senior NS where each pupil and staff member were given a delicious gift of a ice-cream.  Thank you Cois Sionna Credit Union.

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Welcome to the new school year

September 27, 2017 · No Comments

The community of Askeaton Senior NS has been working well since 30th August as we begin the new school year together. The pupils have grown taller and wiser as they progress to their new classes. We extend a special welcome to the new 3rd class who have joined us in addition to other new arrivals to Askeaton who have joined 4th, 5th and 6th classes.

The routines have been re-established and all are well settled once again. We look forward to travelling  on another educational journey together from September 2017  until June 2018.   🙂


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Summer Holidays begin today 27th June 2016

June 27, 2017 · No Comments

The summer holidays started today for the pupils of Askeaton Senior and Junior National Schools.

We wish everyone some lovely weather and relaxation.

The schools will reopen for the next school year on Wednesday 30th August at 9am.

🙂    🙂   🙂

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Discover Science and Maths Award 2016-2017

June 27, 2017 · No Comments

Congratulations to all pupils and staff who were involved in the Science Foundation Ireland project during this school year.

This week the “Discover Science & Maths Award” wall plaque was delivered to the school.

Well done .  🙂   🙂


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6th class graduation celebrations

June 22, 2017 · No Comments


6th class have prepared for their “graduation day” for the past few months with the guidance of their teacher Ms Doyle. Thursday 21st June was the BIG DAY and everything ran smoothly!!

The events began with a beautiful Mass in the local church celebrated by Fr Sean and with the entire 6th class involved in all aspects of the celebration. It was lovely to have many parents, guardians and other family members in attendance at the special graduation Mass. During the Mass some very meaningful reflections and prayers were read. John and Louise told of some memories they have of their time in primary school and their hopes for the future.

The home-school partnership was symbolized by Teresa O Connell and Geraldine Guerin, (representing the Parents) and Mr. O Connell, (representing the teachers) as they reflected on the passing-on of the light of love, security, education and hopes for the future.

The second part of the celebration took place in the school GP room. Tasty refreshments were served to all visitors by members of our ever-helpful Parents’ Council and we are very thankful to them for their help. The guests had an opportunity to chat over a cuppa and afterwards enjoyed being entertained by singing and dancing of 6th class pupils. In the background a power-point slideshow displayed photos of pupils from this 6th class through their years in Askeaton Senior NS.

Graduation certificates were then presented to all the 6th class by Mr O Connell who advised the pupils to be self-aware and always remember the support-structures in their lives. He spoke about the journey they have made so far in their education and he wished them well in the future.

Fr Seán gave the pupils some words of advice also and then presented each pupil with a beautiful pocket-prayer-booklet which is a lovely keepsake. Fr Seán also presented each pupil with their new royal-blue hoodies. Under the direction of Ms Doyle the class had designed the hoodies  and fund-raised to purchase them by their recent bake-sale. These unique hoodies look stunning,  with the names of all the classmates inside the outline of the number 17, and again will be a lovely practical reminder of their class in Askeaton SNS.

Go néirí libh go léir.     🙂  🙂

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