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Engineers Week 2018

We celebrated Engineer’s Week from 24th February, with a selection of different K’nex building challenges. The junior class was challenged to design and build a castle.


Later in the week, children from both classes worked together to design and make a working model of a racing car.

During the project, they learned about the importance of reducing air resistance, and the forces that affect the speed of a car. The project was further developed by challenging the children to a competition to see which car could travel the furthest using only a balloon.



Our Hip Hop dance classes kicked off today with a high-paced, energetic workout in the spring sunshine! Fantastic active fun!

Thank You

We had amazing support & sponsorship from the local community for our FunRun yesterday. The day wouldn’t have been as great a success if it wasn’t for our super dedicated and supportive Parents Association..as always, thank you for everything you do..you go above and beyond and we are very lucky to have you!

A huge thank you also to the local businesses who were incredibly generous in their sponsorship of the event! In particular, thank you to: Anita’s Hair Salon Scariff, Beckman Coulter, Derg Catering, Derg Credit Union, Derg Kitchen Design, Holistic Therapy Clinic Scariff, Killaloe Harbour Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic, Ted’s Fruit & Veg Scariff, The Cobbler’s Rest and Wellesley Investments & Pensions Ltd.

Lastly, a massive thank you to all the teachers, parents, grandparents, friends and neighbours who came along to support us on the day. We are very grateful and hope to see you all again next year!

Bodyke NS PA FunRun

What a phenomenal turn out we had for the Bodyke NS PA 5th Annual 5k & 10k fun run today. A huge thank you to everyone who supported us by walking, running, crawling, organising, sponsoring, baking, cooking, donating, stewarding, cheering..& more….and for making it a huge success!!!

Hike in Mountshannon

More active fun was had during our hike in Mountshannon. We were lucky to have clear blue skies and some sunshine as we trekked through the forest. We even took in the fairy trail along the way.


A huge thank you to Fergal Coughlan and Patrick Hayes for the fantastic Handball workshop they gave us as part of our Active Schools Week. Fergal is a World Handball Champion and we were delighted for his insight during their hands-on session.

Handball is a fantastic accessible sport and we would love to see more of it promoted in Clare schools.

Zumba in the Sunshine

What fantastic active fun we had during our Zumba class in the sunshine! The class gave the children a flavour for how much fun being healthy and active is through movement and dance for our Active Schools Week.

What Club are you in?

Our Active School Committee have been very busy compiling the results of our “What Club are you in?” survey,

The results are in as demonstrated below:

Our Active Flag Survey

What Club are we in after school?

Hurling                     26%

Soccer                      15%

Rugby                       15%

Badminton              11%

Handball                  11%

Swimming               7.5%

Camogie                  7.5%

Irish Dancing          4%

Ballet                        4%


Now Enrolling……

Bodyke National School is now accepting applications for enrolment for September 2018.

Please contact the school on 061 921285 for an application form.

Leapfrog creche run a before and after school service and can be contacted directly for further information.

Raheen Community Hospital

Ms Burke and a couple of students from the senior class were delighted to visit Raheen Community Hospital recently to personally hand over the donations from our Christmas Concert. We were delighted to raise €221.55 for such a worthy cause.


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