School re-opens on Tuesday 1 September 2020
Welcome back to all of our students. It is wonderful to see familiar faces of children (that have grown so much over the past 6 months) and new children too who have come to our school for the first time. We are all getting used to our new Pods and Bubbles and the staggered breaks and of course SANITISING and SOCIAL DISTANCING!!!
Although we have decided not to send homework with the children, your children are working very hard in class doing all their subjects and their teacher is renewing their skills with Google Classroom and online learning. If you have any issues you wish to speak to us about please telephone or email the school to make an appointment.
Children will be preparing for First Confession and First Communion in the coming weeks. (postponed from May).
Important message from School Principal re our re-opening procedures was sent out to all parents via email. If you did not receive this message please email firstname.lastname@example.org giving your name and child’s name
Click on the link to view our Covid 19 Policy Statement St. Felim’s NS Covid 19 Policy Statement
Best wishes to all our Confirmation Class of 2020 as they make their Confirmation on Saturday 15 August 2020 in the Cathedral of SS Patrick and Felim
Graduation Class of 2020
Booklists have all gone out to families. First instalment for payment due by 19 June 2020.
GOOGLE CLASSROOM open again today Monday 20 April 2020 up for all children in St. Felim’s NS.
School closed from 2.40pm today Thursday 12 March 2020 until further notice. Please heed HSE and Government advice and guidelines to help keep you and your families safe.
Please read the following letter from the Dept of Health to parents re: Advice from Chief Medical Officer by clicking on the link below:
Covid-19 Guidance for schools Advice for parent(s) and guardian(s) is available to read / download by clicking on the following link.
World Book Day Thursday 5 March
Children are asked to dress up on Thursday as their favourite character from a book. Please do not buy outfits but make them at home with your family. Here are some pictures of displays for World Book Day in our school.
We were delighted to receive a cheque for $2,500 from The Irish American Partnership inc, Boston, MA payable to St. Felim’s National School to be spent on books and science resources for the benefit of our pupils. This is very much appreciated and a welcome boost to our funds.
Pictured here with the cheque (before it was lodged to our school account!!) are (l to r) Mr. Michael Geelan, Chairperson, Board of Management, Mr. John McHugh, Deputy Principal and Ms. Mary McGovern, Principal, St. Felim’s NS along with some members of our Student Council.
On Friday 22nd November 2019 Our 5th and 6th classes visit Ballyjamesduff Museum to see a drama ‘Greyhound on Train’.
Parent / Teacher Meetings take place on Wednesday 20 November 2019 after school.
Our Hot School Meals Pilot Scheme began Monday 21 October 2019.
Click on the link below to view Menu for next week
Well done to our Football team who have won all their matches so far in the Cuman na mBunscoil competiton.
Best of luck to the Cross Country athletes taking part in the competition in Killinkere.
MICROSOFT’S DREAM SPACE- CLASS TRIP!!
On Friday last (4th October), our very lucky 5th classes, were invited to attend Microsoft’s new state of the art building in Leopardstown, Co. Dublin, to visit their amazing purpose built digital ‘Dream Space’.
The boys made the journey by bus and upon arrival they were warmly greeted by the facilitators, Niamh and Kayla. We were taken on a short tour of the facility and shown around the amazing modern building.
After our tour, the boys were fed and watered with a super healthy breakfast, then it was time for some Micro bit coding. The boys were taught how to programme the Micro Bit to carry out various functions and tasks. After our session with the Micro Bits, we were introduced to the really cool Microsoft 3D paint app, where the boys got the opportunity to make their own videos around the theme of ‘The 17 Global Goals’.
The boys had an amazing day in Dream Space and some have even suggested they hope to work there in the near future. Many thanks to Niamh and Kayla form the Microsoft Education team, for making our day such a memorable one of fun and learning with technology.
St. Felim’s awarded Grade A in Anti-Litter League
After a recent An Taisce survey of litter in Irish towns, the grounds of St. Felim’s were awarded Grade A status with the report commending the school on its “well -presented and maintained grounds”. Thanks and congratulations to our caretaker Noel Lee for all the hard work he does in maintaining the school grounds to the highest standard and also the Green Schools Committee for keeping us a litter free zone.
Hurling Champions 2019!!!
Huge congratulations to our Hurling Team that were crowned county champions on Monday 10th June in the 3G Pitch. The team fought bravely to overcome St Michael’s Cootehill in extra time and all in St. Felim’s are tremendously proud of the team and its mentors. Well done to all involved!!!
School tours are in full swing with Mr. Brady and Mr. Fortune’s classes visiting Navan Adventure Centre and Miss Carroll and Miss Cahill’s classes going to Causey Farm. Ms. Farrell’s class went to the Aquatic Centre, Kilmainham Gaol and got a guided tour of Glasnevin Cemetery. Mrs. Fitzpatrick and Miss Smith-Lynch’s classes will be going to Navan Adventure Centre, Mr. Tighe’s class are expecting to have a fun day in Tayto Park while Miss Fitzpatrick, Miss Smith and Ms. O’Reilly’s classes are hoping for a fun time in Funtasia next week. Mrs. O’Neill and Ms. Maguire’s classes will go to Castle Park Leisure Centre.
6th class boys had an enthralling trip to the Dáil and The Natural History Museum on Thursday 22nd November. They met with Niamh Smyth TD and got a tour of the Dáil and Seanad Éireann. After that, they went to visit The Natural History Museum which proved a big hit! Thanks to Ms Farrell for organising the trip and Mr Tighe, Ms Mc Cartin and Mr Mahon for accompanying them.
Wonderful launch of the ‘Time to Read’ Programme in conjunction with Cavan County Council and ‘Business in the Community Ireland’.
We look forward to working with volunteers from Cavan County Council on this new initiative in the coming months.
Parent / teacher meetings took place on Tuesday 20th November 2018 after school.
Children have access to the Library on Farnham St., Cavan during school hours
Non-uniform day on Friday 4th May 2018 in aid of Pieta House.
School tours are being organised for all children. Fun days ahead!!
Seachtain na Gaeilge 2018
Tá na páistí ag abairt cúpla focail Gaeilge le chéile gach lá ar fud an seachtain.
Our Teanga Champs for Thursday 15 March!! Maith thú!!
Our Teanga Champs for Wednesday 14 March!! Maith an buachaillí!!
Our Teanga Champs for Tuesday 13 March!! Maith thú!!
Our Teanga Champs for Monday 12 March!! Maith sibh!!
The Parents’ Association of St. Felim’s NS
presented the school with 10 Samsung Tablets
following their Christmas Draw.
Pictured left to right (back row) Karen Kinsella, Parents Association, Ciara Tierney, Dominic Smith Expert Electrical (who sponsored the tablet covers), Kieran Monaghan, Chairperson of Parents’ Assoc., Mary McGovern, Principal, John McHugh, Deputy Principal & Niamh Wallace, SNA, St. Felim’s NS.
(front row) Mariusz Mirocha, Anthony Keogh, Lukas Gecevicius, Michael Monaghan, Ciaran Galligan.
Missing from picture is Teresa Galligan, Parents’ Association.
Activities March – June
Basketball on Mondays
Gymnastics on Tuesdays
Swimming lessons on Tuesday and Wednesday
Soccer on Wednesdays
Yoga and Gaelic on Thursdays
Lots going on in St. Felim’s in the New Year
2nd & 3rd classes doing Gaelic coaching on Fridays.
5th & 6th classes have basketball on Mondays.
Both 4th classes have Swimming this term.
Yoga continues on Thursdays and Soccer on Wednesdays.
Shoe Box Appeal
Excellent response to our Shoe Box Appeal from all classes. Well Done. Lots of colourful boxes full of goodies on their way to children this Christmas!
Congratulations to all the boys who took part in the Cross-Country event that took place in Killenkere on Wednesday 15th Oct. Well done to all.
We have our monthly Healthy Walk today Friday 10th November. We are blessed with the weather for it.
The Student Council’s Cake Sale was a great success. Thank you to all parents, pupils and staff who brought in cakes, cookies and buns.
Charlie, Lorcan, Saim and Darragh are going to Cana House to talk about Halloween on Cavan Community Radio.
Swimming lessons for
Mr. Tighe’s 5th Class on Tuesdays
Mr. Fortune’s 5th Class on Thursdays
Basketball on Mondays
Soccer Coaching continues on Tuesdays
Yoga on Thursdays
Visits to our local Library are scheduled for all classes throughout the term
Congratulations to all the students and teachers who did a random act of kindness for the random friend and teacher. We got our friendship fish completed with all of your acts of kindness. Well Done.
The Student Council have organised Friendship Week for this week Feb 13th -17th. Each student will pick a random friend from a jar of their classmates and also a random member of staff and the aim is to do a random act of kindness for that person during the week. We have a friendship fish displayed outside the hall where scales of kindness will added during the week in the hope that the fish will be fully covered by Friday!
Closing date for Enrolment Applications is Thursday 19 January 2017 Applications received after that date will be added to our waiting list.
Completed Enrolment applications to enrol into St. Felim’s NS for 01 September 2017 must be received along with Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate (where relevant) and a copy of previous year’s school reports and any other relevant reports on or before Thursday 19 January 2017. You can download the Enrolment forms here or call in to the school on Farnham Street, Cavan
Carol Singing by our pupils in Cavan town before Christmas raised a total of €886.34 which was paid over to St. Patrick’s Conference, St.Vincent de Paul Society. Well done and thank you to all who donated to our collection boxes.
10th Oct 2016
Congratulation to Stephen Mc Donagh (6th Class) on retaining his Ulster Title 50kg for the second year in a row. Stephen now will compete in the All Ireland Boxing Finals in February.
Evinas Griksas displaying his man of the match trophy from last weekends Gaelic Football Blitz. Evinas plays for Cavan years Gaels U10s