Record number of new junior infants!

These delightful boys and girls began their school life at Inch National school in August of this year.  It was a record number of Junior Infants for Ms Guilfoyle’s class and they have settled incredibly well.


Some of the scary creatures who turned up to Inch NS on Friday 23rd!!

Great fun was had on World Book especially by our Junior and Senior Infants who travelled by bus into Thurles Library where they were greeted by the lovely Aoife who took great time with the children.  She explained about all the benefits there are to joining the library and even read the children some lovely stories.  The children then came back to class and built some reading dens where they cosied up with their favourite books.

Great fun today, as 4th, 5th and 6th classes celebrated Science week by completing some food experiments.  We investigated iron in breakfast

cereals, colouring in sweets and observed a powerful chemical reaction between cola and mentos sweets!

4th, 5th and 6th classes had a busy day today researching project work on Greece and exploring the skills of coding using Scratch.  A fantastic year ahead for the pupils, as they embark on developing their digital skills and enhancing their learning using their iPads. 

On Monday 10th of June we left Inch NS bound for the Cistercian College in Roscrea. There we were split into our class groupings and from thereon in the children hardly had time to take a breath such was the amount of activities laid on for them From Bouncy castles, to obstacle courses, swimming to slipper slides the child had a fun-filled day from start to finish!

Active schools week got off to a flying start this Monday 20th of May with Madeline Loughnane from Swift Therapy getting all the children moving and this was followed by our Whole School Fun event-the Triangle Dance Challenge! On Tuesday we took on our Orienteering challenges and Wednesday saw us take off around Inch Loop with Paudie Butler as our guide. Thursday was another hectic day with our Sports-day races in the morning and then Damian Young taking the children through their paces in the afternoon. Thanks to all our volunteers who were so generous with their time and to the children who threw themselves into it whole heartedly.

Tag Rugby Infant style!
The Golden Mile
Sack race ready to go!
Spud and Spoon Race!

Our 4th, 5th and 6th Class were intrigued by a presentation given to them by Claire Butler on behalf of Boston Scientific. The presentation enlightened the children’s understanding of engineering all around them, with a particular emphasis on engineering in the world of medicine. This was followed with a group challenge to design and make rockets, which was welcomed with much enthusiasm. A huge thank you to Claire for this wonderful experience!

Some very happy pupils enjoying pancakes, with a variety of toppings, in school on Pancake Tuesday!

Congratulations to our two teams who participated in the regional Credit Union table quiz on Monday night. We are very proud of our Under 11 team who placed 2nd and our Under 13 team who placed 3rd.

Many thanks to all grandparents who attended our grandparents prayer service on Friday as part of our celebration of Catholic Schools Week 2019. We really enjoyed this special occasion.

Our newly elected Active School Committee proudly wearing their Active school badges.  This committee have really helped get the ball rolling on our journey to becoming a more active school.  They have already initiated a rota of playground leaders who take our active lines at small break every day.  They also had a major part to play in encouraging all children to take part in and enjoy our Music Mondays pictured below

All the happy faces from Junior and Senior infants when our shoe-boxes  were being collected

Third class dress up

Second class dress up

First Class

The children were recently treated to a fantastic presentation from Catherine from the RSA. She is pictured here presenting the junior and senior infants with their hi-vis jackets.  They learned the rules for crossing the road safely and how they should always wear their seatbelt.

A sample of the wonderful Halloween costumes from 4th, 5th and 6th Class.
















Our pupils worked diligently under the guidance of Rosita in our school garden during the year, to carefully nurture and grow this very impressive pumpkin!  Many thanks to Brian Maher for using his artistic skills to make the pumpkin come alive for the children! There will be many a frightened passerby this week, as the children display their wonderful pumpkin outside the school!

What a pleasure it was to take our wonderful athletes to the Cross Country Championships today.  We are very proud of you all!

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Six of our athletes with their medals

Big welcome to our fabulous five Junior Infants who joined us this year-friends already!!

We were so lucky on May 31st last to be offered a fabulous evening’s entertainment by the Garda Band, in aid of our school, in Younge’s, the Ragg.  The band played a huge variety of pieces from many different eras and genres and included pieces for the young and “older” ears who were present on the night.  Many thanks to all who attended and supported the event in any way, our super Parents Association who put so much work into the organising of the event, those who donated the raffle prizes, CM signs for the posters and of course the members of the Garda Band who gave so generously of their time to headline  this fundraising venture.  A great evening was had by one and all.

The Children had a very active week, participating in daily physical activity ranging from “Walk a Mile with a Smile” to an aerobics class and 4th, 5th and 6th Class even participated in a Lets Get Active Lesson compiled and administered by Damien Young from Setanta College.



















































The children were very busy this morning preparing the school garden for planting a wide variety of vegetables.  With the first hint of Spring sunshine today, the children were delighted to be preparing and planning their garden.


































The children from 4th, 5th and 6th Class were very kindly invited by Damien Young to visit LIT Sportslab and participate in a wide variety of skills tests from 20m sprint to grip strength and throw accuracy.  The facilities the children were given access to were highly impressive and we are very grateful to Damien for giving us this wonderful opportunity.

























We managed to get outside for a few steps between the showers on our La na Gaeilge.  The children made a huge effort on the day and were almost top to toe in green.  The entire school took part in a giant siege of Ennis in the playground



We celebrated Shrove Tuesday with great gusto cooking pancakes for everyone and devouring them afterwards

The Department of Education and Skills has issued a directive to all schools to remain closed tomorrow, Tuesday 17th October, for safety reasons.  A text has been sent to all parents, but there seems to be a delay, due to the demand on the website.  We hope all of our pupils, staff and their families are safe.

Many thanks to Moloney’s shop, who sponsored our new school jerseys!  Our U13 Football team proudly wore their new gear at a recent football blitz in Littleton.

We welcome our seven new junior infants to Inch NS.  They have settled in well into their new surroundings and are being well cared for by all the other students in the playground.  Click on the pictures above to enjoy the full images!

On Thursday the 28th of May the Junior Infants and Senior Infants took off for Kilbeggan in county Westmeath to visit Little Big Town.  We had a fantastic day dressing up and exploring the castles and garages, the hairdressers and the rock and roll stage-to name but a few.  The pictures say it all!!

Maria Hassett, Cormac Fitzpatrick and Séan óg Hayes were given the important responsibility of  attending the Green Flag Award ceremony in Hotel Kilkenny on Wednesday 24th May to collect our 6th Green Flag!  All three children had a wonderful day and it was a pleasure to spend it with them.  We look forward to celebrating on Wednesday 28th June as we raise our flag!



The children of 4th – 6th Class proudly displayed their Junior Entrepreneur product “A Taste of Inch” cookbook in the Anner Hotel on Tuesday 23rd May at the Junior Entrepreneur County Showcase Day.



Following an interview with the awarding judges, the children received a medal and certificate each and a plaque for the school.  We are all so proud of them!