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The school will close for summer holidays on Friday 21st June

 

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November 25, 2022Junior and Senior Infants received a very special treat today as they were the first pupils in the school to try out our new playscape!!  After an induction and demonstration from Mr. O’Donovan, the boys and girls got the chance to test out, climb and explore each part of the playscape. It goes without saying that they definitely gave it the seal of approval!  And of course, a huge thank you to Lisavaird Parents Association for all of their hard work with fundraising over the past few years and for making this playscape possible! For more photos, please visit our gallery: https://www.lisavairdns.ie/gallery/ [...] Read more...
October 24, 2022Well done to each pupil from Junior Infants to Sixth class that took part in Maths Week 2022! And a big congratulations to our prize winners including our ‘Mathletes of the Week’, our Maths-Hunt Winning Team and our challenge winners. Here is a list of some of the activities that took place during Maths Week 2022: Whole-School Maths Hunt Guess How Many Sweets Are In The Jar Build a Rocket using 2D Shapes Pattern Pumpkins Maths Stations Tangrams Mind Reader Challenge Triangle Puzzle Parking Lot Game PIG Game Mathlete of the Week Daily Maths Puzzles For more images please see our gallery! https://www.lisavairdns.ie/gallery/ [...] Read more...
September 16, 2022We would like to wish a very warm welcome to the junior infants of 2022 and their parents. They had a wonderful time on their first day of school and we look forward to the years ahead.  [...] Read more...
November 19, 2021We went full blast for SFI Science Week 2021. Here are some of the things that we investigated: Junior and senior infants tested the 5 senses while making popcorn. They investigated how materials mix with warm water during a skittles rainbow experiment, made a magic potion and demonstrated how quickly germs can spread.  1st and 2nd class also made a magic potion, tested forces with marvellous marbles, and built a floating raft! As well as this, they took a virtual tour of the Kilkenny Reptile Zoo and learned about some fascinating reptiles and amphibians. 3rd and 4th class investigated how phototropism causes plants to turn towards the light. They also compared how different materials act as conductors or insulators. They tested how water effects the pitch of the sound made when a bottle is hit, and how different materials cause the beaters to create louder and softer sounds. They examined the effects of acid on materials with the bouncy egg experiment and made their very own lava lams.  5th and 6th class examined the density of different liquids and how they react when mixed. They tested different household liquids to determine which is the best at cleaning objects. They also explored forces, and applied Newton’s third law by making some amazing balloon cars!  Well done to all. our scientists of the week will be announced on facebook this Monday! Check out our gallery for more pictures. https://www.lisavairdns.ie/gallery/ [...] Read more...
October 4, 2021Lisavaird NS Parents Association is having a Clothes Collection. Please note the drop-off point is the Pike Hall in Lisavaird. Bags can be dropped at the Pike Hall on Thursday 14th October from 7 pm to 8 pm and on Friday 15th October from 8.45 am to 9.45 am. Please donate clean unwanted clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains, paired shoes, bags, belts and soft toys.We DO NOT accept pillows/duvets/rugs.If you cannot make it at these times please call 086 8362023 to make arrangements for collection in advance.Thank you for supporting Lisavaird National School [...] Read more...
October 1, 2021World Fitness Day 2021 In honour of world fitness day which occurred last Thursday, we had some spirited competition between students and teachers. The infants took on Ms. O’ Brien in a bean bag toss. 1st – 3rd challenged Mr. K O’ Donovan and Rachel to a basketball free throw competition, as did 4th-6th with Mr. G O’ Donovan and Helen. The children came out on top each time with emphatic victories!! Check out our pictures below! Previous Next [...] Read more...
October 1, 2021Our 4th, 5th and 6th class students were busy learning all about DNA this week. They even managed to extract DNA from a banana! A big thank you to the Department of Biochemistry at National University College Galway for the live workshop which they ran for the students via zoom. Click on the link below to see more pics. https://www.lisavairdns.ie/gallery/ [...] Read more...
May 24, 2021Rang 1 and 2 have had so much fun exploring Materials and Magnets in Science! Through exploration of their classroom and playground they have noticed that magnets attracted to different types of metal; steel, nickel and iron. They also realised that magnets can attract through a range of different materials. They loved creating an obstacle course on their desk to guide a paperclip around using a magnet.   Rang 1 and 2 have also been enjoying James and the Giant Peach bu Roald Dahl during story time. This week they sampled peach in class and are excited to see where James and the characters will go on this adventure! Check out our Gallery for more pics https://www.lisavairdns.ie/gallery/ [...] Read more...
May 10, 2021Lisavaird NS Parents Association is having a Clothes Collection. Please note the drop-off point is the Pike Hall in Lisavaird. Bags can be dropped at the Pike Hall on Thursday 20th May from 7 pm to 8 pm and on Friday 21st May from 8.45 am to 9.45 am. Please donate clean unwanted clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains, paired shoes, bags, belts and soft toys.We DO NOT accept pillows/duvets/rugs.If you cannot make it at these times please call 086 8362023 to make arrangements for collection in advance.Thank you for supporting Lisavaird National School [...] Read more...
May 10, 2021Our 5th and 6th class students have been busy recently learning all about Mexico.    The students used the set of school laptops to carry out research and create some very informative projects on Google slides.  The children also made some lovely colourful sombreros and enjoyed sampling some Mexican cuisine even if the salsa was a little spicy for some people’s taste! Click on the link for more photoshttps://www.lisavairdns.ie/gallery/ [...] Read more...
April 26, 20211st and 2nd class had lots of fun to celebrate Earth Day on Thursday 22nd April. They loved planting wildflowers in window boxes and hope that they will be visited by bees, butterflies and other insects in the coming weeks and months!  The boys and girls had a lovely discussion and suggested many ways that they could help to look after The Earth like reduce plastic consumption, car pooling for events, planting trees and raising awareness of endangered animals around the world. Check out the gallery for more pics https://www.lisavairdns.ie/gallery [...] Read more...
April 19, 2021We’ve been having great fun learning about acids and bases thanks to our Super Science Boxes from the Science Foundation of Ireland.  Last week we tested some liquids to see how acidic, basic or neutral they were. This can tell us what the liquid can be used for such as cleaning or killing germs.  We also created a colourful display with pastel drawings of some of our favourite animals. Check out the gallery below for some more pics. https://www.lisavairdns.ie/gallery/ [...] Read more...
December 21, 2020Our students have been very busy preparing for Christmas here in LNS. The elves in Mrs. O’ Sullivan’s room have been wrapping presents. We all made beautiful clay decorations for our lovely new Christmas Tree and sang carols at our lighting ceremony. The students have made some wonderful Christmas art, written songs and poems. We even had a special surprise visit from Santa, thanks to our Parents Association. Pictures can be viewed in our gallery or by clicking the link below. https://www.lisavairdns.ie/gallery/ This term has been a unique and challenging one, but our students have, as always, been a credit to their school and their parents. We wish all of our families and community members a safe and Happy Christmas, and look forward to seeing you all again in 2021!   Nollaig Shona Daoibh!! [...] Read more...
November 24, 2020Aistear The children in Junior and Senior infants have been having great fun engaging and learning through Aistear since September. Aistear is a curriculum framework for children from birth to six years in Ireland. It is a play based learning programme that delivers curriculum content in a fun and child centred way based on certain themes. It promotes learning and the development of languages and social skills as well as promoting positive values such as turn taking, respect for others and for property. Each daily session lasts approximately 30 minutes and the children work in different designated areas (Socio dramatic, Construction, Small world, Sand/Water, Junk art/ Art, Writing and Computers). Each area is planned and set up in advance by the class teacher. The teacher aims to incorporate activities within these areas that connect with the theme whilst also meeting curriculum needs. Children work alongside peers in designated groups working together or as individuals exploring and using the resources available to them at that station. They experience each area once per week. We have been changing theme very fortnight to link with the themes being explored in English. To date we have covered the themes of ‘Dinner Time’, ‘ The School Office’, ‘The Witches Den’, ‘The Hospital’ and ‘The Café’.  Examples of areas and activities include; Construction eg Building a hospital/ building tables and chairs for the café Sensory eg water play, sand tables, playdough Socio dramatic/ Role Play- an area is set up under each theme for role play eg. The examination room in the hospital. The children take on different roles, acting and communicating using new language learned based on that theme. Small World-  eg using small toys, mats, doll houses etc to re-enact scenes from a familiar story Writing- eg writing getting well soon cards Computers for phonics games eg starfall/phonics bloom At the end of the fortnight we review each station, chatting about what the children’s liked/did not like and they get to choose a station of choice to play in. Check out our gallery for more photos https://www.lisavairdns.ie/gallery/   [...] Read more...
November 16, 2020Science Week 2020 was a great success in Lisavaird National School. Even though we couldn’t engage in some of our usual Science Week activities, we were able to take part in some very interesting online workshops and Zoom demonstrations, as well as participating in some fun in-class activities and experiments.  Junior and Senior Infants We learned about DNA and fingerprints at the Junior Einstein Online workshop. We watched the ‘Up in Smoke’ demonstration with Professor Baloney during the Cork Science Festival. We observed the reaction of different materials to moisture and heat during our skittles experiment. On Thursday, we asked ‘What’s the Story with Johnny Magory?’ during the online workshop with author Emma Jane Leeson. On Friday, we conducted our dancing raisins experiment and observed the effects of Co2 in liquids. 1st and 2nd On Monday we focused on sound energy and were treated to a wonderful online music demonstration of  Baroque music and interactive lesson by Ensemble Dagda. We watched a Zoom science show “Up in Smoke with Professor Baloney”. We learned about different gases. It was a lot of fun! The next day we discovered how Carbon Dioxide in fizzy water made raisins dance. We made rainbows using Skittles and got to eat the leftover Skittles. We were VERY excited about that. Our teacher reckoned that she should have given us the leftover raisins instead! 3rd/4th Class On Monday we went back in time and learned about prehistoric creatures in Australia during Dinos Down under, a live interactive zoom class organised by the Cork Science Festival. On Wednesday we learned about electrical circuits and built a working vacuum cleaner, motor car, wind powered car and a robot dog. On Thursday we learned about the digestive system and participated in a pretty graphic demonstration of what happens to the food we eat. On Friday we learned about how forensic science is used to solve crimes during the Junior Einstein Online Workshop. 5th/6th class We took part in some fun experiments involving gravity and discovered how we can find our balancing points. On Wednesday we learned about electrical circuits and built a working vacuum cleaner, motor car, wind powered car and a robot dog. We also watched the ‘Up in Smoke’ demonstration with Professor Baloney’.   Check out the gallery for some more pictures. https://www.lisavairdns.ie/gallery/ [...] Read more...
October 30, 2020This year’s Maths Week developed into a Maths Fortnight, finishing just in time for our Halloween break. Our students solved daily riddles, took part in quizzes, took on practical challenges and engaged in online maths on www.mangahigh.com. Congratulations to all of our Mathletes of the week! Check our our gallery for more pictures. https://www.lisavairdns.ie/gallery/ [...] Read more...
October 30, 2020Happy Halloween from all at LNS. Check out our gallery for some pictures of spooky art, costumes and Halloween games!! https://www.lisavairdns.ie/gallery/ [...] Read more...
October 23, 2020Hand Sanitiser This morning, we were informed about a recall on some hand sanitiser used in schools. We are currently in communication with our provider to establish whether our sanitiser needs to be fully replaced. If necessary, it will be replaced during the mid-term break. A different sanitiser was in use throughout the day today. [...] Read more...
September 28, 2020Congratulations to our Communion class of 2020 who finally celebrated their special day on Saturday. We hope you all had a wonderful day.  Check out our gallery for more pictures. [...] Read more...

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