Cobh GAA Partnership/Coaching

Diarmuid Kearney has been doing fantastic work with Junior Infants – Rang 2 this academic year!

The children built up their strength, coordination and fundamental movement skills before Christmas through Gaelic football. For the last few weeks, Diarmuid has focussed on teaching hurling/camogie skills.

Cobh GAA’s School Coaching Program in Walterstown NS has been a great success!

A huge thanks to Diarmuid for sharing his knowledge and skill with us in the school to date.

If anyone is considering joining Cobh GAA club, please click on the link below for training time information.

Sacraments 2022

School principals met this morning with Father Aquinas at the Parish Office to arrange the sacraments for the year ahead. See below:

  • First Confession will take place in Ballymore Church @ 7pm on March 24th
  • First Communion will take place in Ballymore Church @ 11am on May 7th.
  • Confirmation dates will be finalised in the coming days.

We are looking forward to all the celebrations in 2022!

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!