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Wiggle it Wednesday formerly “Walk on Wednesday”

Unfortunately due to the bad weather today. Our walk from the church to the school was cancelled. As the children stayed  in all day, we changed the name of the day to “Wiggle it Wednesday” where children performed their dance moves during break-time.

Try It Tuesday

Today our school received a visit from Graham of the MidWest Taekwondo Club. We learnt a number of skills in the practice of Taekwondo. Ryan demonstrated some of his knowledge and we learnt how to perform high kicks. We discovered that Taekwondo originated from Korea and promotes skills such as courtesy, integrity, perseverance and self-control.

Big Thanks to Graham www://Facebook.com/MidwestTaekwondo.Clare for his time and effort with the children


The children are still hoping to complete their laps before Friday to reach London!!


Move It Monday

Today our School engaged in “Move it Monday”. Our Active School Committee rang a bell Mid Morning and in the afternoon, where all the children had to abandon their work and congregate in the School Yard. There, the children moved actively to the Music set up in the yard. Both teachers and students all loved this Activity Break.

Our Active School Committee were also busy counting the number of laps done by the school each day. One lap = 1km, we are hoping to reach London by Friday! See all details below


We are celebrating the European Week of Sport again this year with lots of fun activities for the children to take part in.

Monday is Move it Monday. All classes drop everything and move to music in the yard.

Tuesday is Try it Tuesday. We are delighted to welcome Graham who will be leading the school in a Taekwondo taster.

Wednesday is Walk on Wednesday. We hope the whole school will join us as we walk to school from the church.

Thursday is Teamwork Thursday. Everyone will take part in co-operative relays and games during their breaks.

Friday is Take on the Teachers day. Pupils and teachers compete in various challenges.

We are looking forward to a fun filled week of sport

Beware of the dragon in the Junior Room during Aistear playtime! We are having lots of fun learning about medieval times. The children have been taking on roles of characters from the past and dressing up as Kings, Queens, Princesses and Knights. They have been reenacting stories of dangerous fire breathing dragons, knights in shining armor, damsels in distress, and brave, loyal knights guarding the castle against attack!

The children have been devising their own stories and exploring them through Construction and Small World, and creating puppet shows allowing them the freedom to express themselves, explore themes and practise content specific vocabulary through play and active learning.

Captain of winning team!

Congratulations to Edan who captained the Tulla Utd U11 soccer team to a great victory of 5-1 ! Well done! We are really proud of you 🙂

Our New Students!

A very warm welcome to everyone back to Bodyke NS and especially our 4 new Junior Infants and 3 new Senior Infants! They have all settled in extremely well and we are really enjoying getting to know them. Here are some photographs from their first day at school…

As you can see, we are really happy to have them in the Junior Class and look forward to a fun year together 😉



Our 6th class pupils Amy, Fiona and Thomas will begin their journey in secondary school in September and we had an emotional celebration on Thursday at our end of year Graduation mass. Fr Donagh celebrated mass in the school and parents & families joined us for this special occasion.  The pupils then enjoyed looking at a photo presentation of their time in Bodyke NS. We wish Amy, Fiona and Thomas every success in the future. Go n-éirí libh a phaistí!

Sports Day

We had a great day last Wednesday at our annual Sports Day. Thanks to Bodyke Hurling Club for allowing us to use the pitch. Thanks also to the Parents Association for preparing some lovely treats for the kids.

The children in the Senior Room headed off to Dublin on their School Tour last Friday. They did the Viking Splash Tour, which was great fun. Our tour guide kept the boys and girls laughing as we toured around the city centre and then made a splash in Grand Canal Dock. Next we visited Kilmainham Jail where our guide told us all about the history of the jail. We visited the chapel where Joseph Plunkett married Grace Gifford hours before his execution. We saw the cells where the prisoners were kept and the Stone Breakers Yard where the leaders of the 1916 Rising were executed. It was a very interesting and enjoyable tour. Our sincere thanks to the Parents Association who subsidised the cost of our tour.

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