Second Class 2021

Second class have been working very hard this year. They are learning a lot and have also been having great fun with their friends in school.

We love science! We learned all about the human skeleton and made some cool cotton bud skeletons to decorate the school corridors. “The Gummy Bear Experiment” was interesting and had some very surprising results. Check out the picture for proof! We planted some daffodils with Bean Uí Riain as well.

Our class love going for walks on the school track and using our whiteboards for handwriting. Second class researched and presented their very first projects last week. They were super impressive!

We have been very lucky to have Diarmuid Kearney (Cobh and Cork U20 footballer) coaching us for PE. He has been working on fundamental movement and Gaelic football skills with us.

Last week, Rang 2 were very proud to win the “Random Acts of Kindness” school contest. The children earned 3 homework passes which they can use whenever they wish! We also made beautiful “Attitude of Gratitude” posters.

Well done everybody!

A very special visitor – Sonia O’Sullivan!

We had the pleasure of welcoming Olympic Silver Medallist and local star Sonia O’Sullivan to Walterstown National School today. Sonia came with Trevor Cummins and did a short athletics workshop with every class in the school.

Everyone was delighted to have a Cobh legend at the school, even though we were a little starstruck! Sonia even modelled the school hat, designed by Rang 6 (more info on this coming soon!).

It was a very exciting day and everyone had fun exercising with Sonia and Trevor.

A huge thanks to them both for sharing their time and expertise with us. We hope they will visit again soon!

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to Rang 3 who made their First Holy Communion last Saturday, October 9th, in St. Colman’s Cathedral. The boys and girls enjoyed a lovely ceremony by Fr. Tom, and great celebrations were had by all. Comhghairdeas libh go léir!

Calvin Jones – School Wildlife Safari

There was great excitement in the school on Tuesday when we had our first visitor since the beginning of the pandemic!

We were delighted to welcome Calvin Jones to Walterstown National School. Calvin, Founder and Managing Editor of Ireland’s Wildlife, is a Natural History Heritage Specialist on the wonderful “Heritage in Schools Scheme”.

Calvin brought some lucky classes outside to the field to take part in a “School Wildlife Safari”. Each class got an insight into local wildlife and got an opportunity to explore the school surroundings on the search for plants, insects, birds, amphibians and mammals. Calvin’s safari gave our students the freedom to indulge their innate curiosity and reconnect with nature on their own terms.

Everyone had great fun exploring and learned a lot about the wildlife of Ireland, particularly the wildlife in our own local area.

A huge thanks to Calvin for taking the time to visit Walterstown and sharing his passion for the natural world with us!

Be sure to take a look below at some of the pictures from our wildlife safari!

u12 County Camogie Final

Huge Congratulations to the Cobh Camogie U12 ‘Yellow’ team on winning the County Final on Sunday against a very tough Na Piarsaigh side.

The match was won after extra-time and a great performance was put in by all.

Some of our current and past pupils were involved in the game. Congratulations to 5th and 6th class pupils Abby, Eve and Mollie. We are very proud of you all!