Scoil Náisiúnta Seanghualainn

Best of Luck 6th Class

We said goodbye to our Sixth Class pupils this week as they leave their Primary School Years behind and embark on their next adventure.

Everyone at Shanagolden National School wishes this fantastic bunch the very best in all that they will do.

Haven’t they grown over the years?

Active School Flag

We were absolutely thrilled last week to have been awarded our Third Active School Flag.

An Active School is a school where physical activity is valued, promoted and enjoyed by all.

A special thanks to our Active School Committee who worked hard to ensure we met all the requirements to receive this flag.

Thanks to Maurice and Ray for helping us to raise our new flag, having worked with the children over the past few weeks.

Please see the Active School Section of this website to find out more about what we did to achieve this flag.

Maurice and Ray raising our new flag.
Our Active School Committee

Sports Day

Our annual Sports Day took place last week. A fun filled, fast paced day was had by all. Children took part in a huge range of activities from novelty races, to the long puck, long jump, tug of war etc. The arrival of the Ice Cream Van was a most welcome end to the day.

We hope you enjoy these pictures.

June Aistear- Infant Classroom

Our final Aistear this year was Summer Holidays.

Children worked at “the campsite” taking bookings, making barbecues, setting up tents etc.

Children constructed holiday parks using construction blocks.

They played with sand, building sandcastles and shapes in the sand. They also worked on their aim with a ring toss game.

Finally they played with water, fishing for supper and trying not to catch any sharks!

Well-Being- Feel Good Fridays

For our final term we have been promoting and prioritising well-being. Over the last two months we have had “Feel-Good Fridays”. Each class took part in 3 weeks of yoga & an African drumming workshop.

Every child in the school put a positive message on our “Bee Positive” board which we have displayed in the hall.

We had morning greeters to welcome children on Fridays and the children enjoyed a wide range of different activities throughout the term.

Shanagolden History Trail with Joe Ryan

In June our 5th/6th class children enjoyed a historical walk of our village guided by Joe Ryan. Beginning at our school which was opened in 1943, the children learned of stories relating to the past in connection with Shanagolden. From recounts of Captain Tim Madigan during the War of Independence,to the importance of the Creamery, the Dispensary, Catholic Church, Shanid Castle and the Elizabethan Village Square. The walk highlighted the changes that have taken place in our village throughout its history but also reminds us of how the past continues to influence how we live in the present day in Shanagolden. Special thanks to Joe for making the trail so enjoyable and interesting for all.

Senior School Tour

Children from Third to Sixth Class had a fantastic day on their school tour to the U.L Adventure Centre in Killaloe recently.

Land Activites included:

  • Archery
  • Orienteering
  • High Ropes
  • Low Ropes
  • Team Challenges

Water Activities included:

  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding

A great day was had by all!

Football Blitz

As many of you are aware we have been working on our football skills over the last few weeks. On Monday last, we travelled to the GAA pitch in Foynes and took part in a Football Blitz with Foynes National School. We had such fun and it was wonderful to see all children from Junior Infants to Sixth Class taking part. A special word of thanks to Maurice Fitzgerald and Ray O’Flaherty who have been helping us to improve our football skills.