27 June 2014

The End of a Busy School Year

The summer holidays have arrived! We had a great year in the CBS and are looking forward to seeing everybody back again for more learning and fun next year. Farewell to our sixth classes and best of luck to you all in your new schools. Welcome to our new second classes. We hope you will enjoy your time here.

June has been a very busy month here in the CBS. All classes went on school tours, 6th class held their graduation mass and said goodbye to us all, the whole school went down to Nenagh Olympic Athletic track for an athletics day, C.O.W (Cycle on Wednesday), 4th and 5th classes held a Soccer Blitz, four boys represented the school in a tennis competition, 2nd classes went on a nature trail and we held the final school assembly of the year. 
 Take a look at some of the photos below.

C.O.W- Cycle on Wednesday

We had a huge turn out for Cycle in Wednesday. Greenschools coordinator, Ms McCabe joined the boys cycling from the church to the school and Mr Buckley accompanied the boys from the senior classes who cycled to the Athletic Track. Thank you to the Gardaí who provided an escort.

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We have been very lucky this term to have volunteers from Nenagh Olympic Athletic Club teaching athletics to the boys. On Wednesday the 18th of June, the boys went to the indoor athletic track to use the fantastic facilities there. They tried running, hurdles, relay races, long jump, high jump and throwing the javelin. Everybody had a great day! Thank you to Nenagh Olympic for this fantastic opportunity.

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Tennis Competition

Paddy, Paraic, Kian and Adam represented the school in the Schools Tennis Competition held at Nenagh Lawn Tennis Club. They played very well and won all their matches. They came in 2nd place after losing out on point difference to Ballinaclough. Well done boys!

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Soccer Blitz

The 4th and 5th classes went to a soccer blitz held in the Nenagh A.F.C grounds at Brickfields. Teams of seven played a series of matches against teams from Carrig N.S, Gaelscoil Aonach and our own school. The teams were then split into a shield and cup competition. Nenagh CBS Rovers won the Shield final against Carrig N.S. while CBS United lost the cup final in extra time to the Gaelscoil. Everybody had a great day. Thank you to Mr Buckley for organising this fantastic event and to all the teachers and students who participated.

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Final Assembly

Lots of awards were given out at our last assembly of the year. 

100% Attendance

Boys who didn't miss a single day all year received a gold medal. Well done boys. We hope that there will be a much bigger crowd receiving medals next year!

Acts of Kindness

 Ms Brophy opened the 'Acts of Kindness' box. This box is kept in reception and when someone is caught doing a kind act they can be nominated for a prize. The acts of kindness included picking up rubbish, helping teachers and asking people to play in the yard. Congratulations to everyone who received an award.


The final style of writing that we studied this year was exposition. One boy was chosen from each class to read his exposition aloud at assembly and receive an award. We heard some fantastic arguments including  "Should Children have Mobile Phones?", "Why Qatar shouldn't hold the World Cup", "Should I go to bed when I want?". Well done boys. 

Nature Trails

The two second classes were very lucky to take part in a nature walk organised by James Gleeson. James took the boys on a tour around the school campus and showed them lots of interesting plants and insects. He told them stories about each plant and answered all their difficult questions. Thanks James!

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School Tours

All the classes went on school tours this month. Second classes went to Cahir Castle, The Rock of Cashel and Michelstown Caves. Third classes went to Bunratty Castle and Fossetts Circus. Fourth and Fifth classes went to an activity day in UL and the sixth classes had a busy day in Dublin where they visited The National History Museum, Croke Park and the National Aquatic Centre. 

3rd Class at Bunratty Castle and the Circus

6th Class in Dublin

Sixth Class Graduation

We bid a fond farewell to our sixth classes. Father Dan came to the school to say a graduation mass for the boys and their families. The boys displayed some of their work during the year on the walls of the GP room and sang some meaningful songs. A slideshow of photos of the boys during the years concluded the event. We hope the boys enjoyed their time in the CBS and will remember it fondly. We wish you all the very best of luck in your new schools next year.


Last but certainly not least, we say goodbye to Ms Callinan who is retiring after many years in the CBS. She will be missed by all the staff and students but especially by the boys in room 6. We wish you a long and happy retirement.

Back to School

The school will reopen on Monday the 1st of September at 9:10 am.

11 June 2014

Sporty May

By Conor Hennessy, Jason Bourke and Joey Donnellan Room 8

We have had a sporty month here at Nenagh CBS as we had our schools sports day (to see all the pictures of sports day click here) and also played a hurling tournament. Jason Teefey was our team captain. We beat the Gaelscoil by three points in extra time in the U13 game and hammered them in the U11 game. There was no trophy for the U11 game but there was for the Under 13 game. The school were very proud to be the very first winners of this new trophy for the schools of Nenagh Parish. A big thank you to Nenagh Éire Óg for organising the tournament and the Gaelscoil for for participating. 


Congratulations to the boys in 2nd who made their First Holy Communion on the 10th May and the boys in 6th who made their Confirmation on the 17th May.

The School Garden

Ms Finn, Mr Ryan, Ms Liston, Mr Buckley, Ms Barry and their pupils along with the boys in Ms Callinans class have been working very hard in the school garden. They planted a variety of vegetables including potatoes, cabbages, onions, lettuce, beans and carrots. The garden is growing very well and everyone is excited to eat some of the produce. Ms Barry's pupils created a map showing all of the vegetables in the garden and this is on display in the front of the school. Until the vegetables are grown, we will maintain the garden by weeding and watering it when necessary.

Ms. Glennon's 2nd

They made their First Holy Communion on the 10th May. They learned about the life cycle of the butterfly. They are learning how to do joint writing for the first time.

Ms. Liston's 2nd

Miss Liston's class made some colourful summer art . They made sunflower art, busy bee art and 'A Wall Of Summer Words'. They learnt about Vincent Van Gogh and did a painting like his famous painting "Sunflowers". The boys also had great fun planting sunflowers.


Ms. Slattery's 3rd

Miss Slattery's class made some wonderful art for example they made clay sculptures, colourful Roman shields , they made a nice lava lamp and for religion they painted rocks and wrote a message to God on them. The boys also visited the girls school and really enjoyed working with them on a variety of projects.

Mr. Ryan's 3rd

In the month of May they all had our sports day. They really enjoyed the activities. The first activity for our class was bulldog. The last was soccer penalties. Their class created designer jerseys. The following week they made designer waistcoats. Also their class did their Micra-T English test and their Sigma-T maths test. Six of their class projects have been completed already.

Mr. Smith 4/5th

In maths they did chance, capacity and probability. In Geography they did lines of latitude and longitude. In art they did the Bastille with a skyline and a anti-war poster. They did a copper trail. They have also been reading the novel Kensuke's Kingdom and Faraway Home.

Ms. McGrath's  4th

They did projects on the Famine and they did City Scapes inspired by James Rizzes.

Ms. Callahan's 2nd- 6th

Jason Richardson and Dylan Shoer made their Confirmation on the 17th of may along with Mr Shine's and Mr O' Sullivan's class. Eoghan Coffey made his Communion on the 10th of may with Ms Glennon's and Ms Liston's. Thomas Dinan is a member of the Borrisokane athletics club.  On Saturday May 31st he took part in a competition for the javelin throw in Tullamore. 

Mr. Buckley's 5th 

Mr. Buckley's class were doing a coppertrail.  They started doing athletics. They have a soccer bilitz on June 12.

Mr. O' Sullivan's 6th 

Mr. O'Sullivans class made their confirmation on the 17th May.  They made the Fruit Of The Holy Spirit.  Joe participated in tennis.

Mr. Shine's 6th

Our class learnt about the Aborigines and made art inspired by them.  We started athletics.  We made our Confirmation on the 17th May and went to the service of light. We said our Hail Mary everyday because it was Marys month of May.  We had a lovely day at the retreat at St. Joesphs abbey in Roscrea with the boys and girls from the convent and the Gaelscoil.  Conor made the Primary Game team and played at Half-Time between the Tipperary and Limerick game.