First Class 2021

First Class have been very busy working hard and having lots of fun with their friends since they returned to school. They have drawn self portraits and painted beautiful autumn trees. They have been learning all about nocturnal animals and have constructed colourful hedgehogs to brighten up the classroom walls!

They also love practising their numbers and recording themselves speaking as Gaeilge using microphones. Every week they work hard to earn Golden Time on a Friday. They use this time to play board games, build with LEGO and check out the latest books in their library!

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!

Le Chéile Orange Class 2021

The Orange Class have settled very well into the new school year. They have been busy doing lots of learning, fine motor activities and autumn arts & crafts. We have also gone on nature walks around the school track. Some of the children are really enjoying integrating into the mainstream classes and making lots of new friends. Well done everyone!!

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!

Senior Infants 2021

Senior infants have been delighted to be back at school. They are enjoying time on the playground, autumn themed art, investigating new math concepts with their partners, and of course Aistear! 🙂 It is great to see them all so delighted to be back in the classroom playing and learning alongside their peers.