Derrinagree NS win Rural Schools Final!

After an epic struggle and with goals galore, Derinagree National School emerged victorious with a goal to spare over a gallant St.Brendan’s Rathcoole National School, in the Rural Schools Football Finals, held today in Rathcoole. Well done to all the teams and organisers for an excellent competition.
Final score: Derinagree 5-8 Rathcoole 4-8

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Derinagree NS at Roddy Doyle’s FIGHTING WORDS Workshop

2015-09-25 Derinagree NS at Fighting Words Bookshop in Dublin for a creative writing workshop__rszSenior classes in Derinagree NS were invited to a creative writing workshop at Fighting Words in Dublin last Friday Sept 25th. They had a wonderful experience & returned home eager to put pen to paper!
Fighting Words was established by Roddy Doyle & Sean Love. Roddy wasn’t there on the day of our visit, but the organisers kindly agreed to ask him (nicely) to sign the books we hauled to Dublin!!
The rest of the glorioius day was spent walking the streets of our capital city, feeling proud of the Radley family’s majestic Spire, soaking up the history surrounding us as we passed the Half-Penny bridge, climbed the steps to the Papal Cross, admired The Aras & The American Ambassador’s residence & stopped for a [read more …] “Derinagree NS at Roddy Doyle’s FIGHTING WORDS Workshop”

The Army Band is Back in Derinagree!

Green School LogoAs reported here a short while ago,  Derinagree National School will be awarded a 2nd Green Flag at a ceremony in Cork next week.. A delegation of 4 Green School Committee members will be charged with the responsibility of bringing the flag safely ‘home’.
Congratulations to the teachers, children & their families for their immense enthusiasm & hard work!
Celebrations of the ‘Flag Homecoming & Hoisting’ will take place on June 23rd at Derinagree School.
Our Special Guest of Honour will hoist the flag….. & guess what?……we have just received confirmation that THE ARMY BAND is BACK to help us raise the roof & celebrate in true Derinagree style!!

All are welcome. Do please keep June 23rd in mind. More details closer to the time.

Pam Thornton, Derinagree NS Green Schools’ Co-ordinator

Derinagree School are awarded 2nd Green Flag on Energy Conservation

Derinagree NS have received yet another invitation by An Taisce, for May 27th to attend an Awards’ Ceremony for presentation of their 2nd Green Flag for Energy Conservation. Thanks to all the parents & community for their support. More later about our Flag Raising Ceremony in June.

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Ms Walsh with her class & their Solar Oven & mini Solar Ovens made out of milk cartons & tinfoil !!

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Wonderfully Creative Projects at Derrinagree N.S.

A superb project where the pupils of Derrinagree N.S. receive an extra greatly valued guidance from a number of young-at-heart dedicated members of SAOI Network (IRD Duhallow inspired)
A superb project where the pupils of Derrinagree N.S. receive an extra greatly valued guidance from a number of young-at-heart dedicated members of the SAOI Network (IRD Duhallow inspired) has been operating in the very welcoming school setting for quite some time.   Knitting skills are just one of the many activities shared.   The School’s Green Energy Code is most inspiring – “Use it up….Wear it out…Make it do…Or Do without!”  Many thanks to Pam Thornton for alerting us to the many uplifting activities and for sharing the Green Energy Plan which operates so effectively at the School. Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)

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Here we share further images from our visit to Derrinagree N.S. where we also recorded a sequence for LTV2 Millstreet on such a magnificent range of marvellously creative activities.  We also share the School’s Green Energy Plan.   Continued…..

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