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World Ocean Day

Happy World Ocean Day! Today is usually a special day at our school. Last year, pupils and staff dressed in blue.  Carmel Madigan (Explorers Education Marine Institute), Róisín Garvey (An Taisce), Hugh O' Malley (Achill Oysters) and Joe Queally (RNLI) visited the school and worked with the children. There was a fabulous exhibition, all pupils [...]

By |2020-06-08T08:35:26+01:00June 8th, 2020|Celebrations, Curriculum, General, Geography, Green School Flag, History, News, Science, SESE, SPHE, Visual Arts|Comments Off on World Ocean Day

Global Citizenship Marine Environment Flag

I am delighted to inform you all that our application for the Global Citizenship Marine Environment Green Flag has been successful. Barefield School has been awarded its eight Green Flag! Ms. Power, Mr Chambers and the Green Schools Committees, past and present,  deserve a huge amount of thanks for their hard work and dedication. We [...]

By |2020-06-03T13:08:41+01:00June 3rd, 2020|Celebrations, Curriculum, General, Geography, Green School Flag, History, News, Programmes, Science, SESE, SPHE|Comments Off on Global Citizenship Marine Environment Flag

Junior Spring Concert 2020

Our Junior Spring Concert proved to be a most exciting and entertaining morning when our junior classes  performed to a packed audience of parents and grandparents in our halla. All our pupils excelled in singing, dancing, acting and recitations. Our ‘Over the Rainbow’ Playschool performed Songs, Poems and Rhymes. Our Junior Infants dramatised ‘There's a [...]

Puppets Show That Recycling Is The Way To Go!

At Barefield N.S we are so fortunate to have wonderful parents who are very generous with their talents and time. Yesterday Jennifer came to visit our two First Classes and treated them to a fabulous puppet show. The puppet show was great fun but also very informative. The children learned all about the importance of [...]

By |2020-01-30T20:58:35+00:00January 30th, 2020|1st Mrs. Collins 2019/20, 1st Mrs. Kilcawley 2019/20, Curriculum, Drama, English, General, Geography, Green School Flag, In the Classrooms 2019/2020, News, Science, SESE, SPHE|Comments Off on Puppets Show That Recycling Is The Way To Go!

Green Flag in the BAG! (Re-usable bag ;)).

The Last 'Green' Hurdle!!!  On Tuesday January 21st we were delighted to welcome our Green School Inspector Ms Róisín Garvey to our school.  Róisín assessed our knowledge of the Global Citizenship: Marine Environment topic which we completed over a two year period, examined our work and shared her own insights into Marine conservation. Róisín informed [...]

By |2020-01-25T20:14:08+00:00January 25th, 2020|Board of Management, Celebrations, Curriculum, General, Green School Flag, Heritage in School, News, Parents' Association, SESE, SPHE, Student's Council, Visual Arts|Comments Off on Green Flag in the BAG! (Re-usable bag ;)).

Visit of His Excellency, Mitsuru Kitano, Japanese Ambassador to Ireland

It was an exciting and historical school day  on  Friday 13th December for the  pupils of Barefield N.S. Japanese  Ambassador Mitsuru Kitano was especially invited to launch our Art Exhibition on Great Masters of the Ocean completed by our sixth class pupils under the tuition of our renowned local artist Carmel Madigan. The walls of [...]

By |2019-12-15T10:18:05+00:00December 14th, 2019|6th Mrs. Corrigan/Mrs. Daffy 2019/20, 6th Mrs. O'Connor 2019/20, Artists in School, Board of Management, Celebrations, Geography, Green School Flag, Irish Traditional Music, Modern Languages, Music, News, Parents' Association, SPHE, Visual Arts|Comments Off on Visit of His Excellency, Mitsuru Kitano, Japanese Ambassador to Ireland

A New Year a New Green Team!

Meet our new Green School Committee for the School Year 2019-2020.  We are working extremely hard behind the scenes planning our school year ahead.  The new Green Team presented a presentation at whole school Assembly, November 25th on the theme of the Marine Environment. The committee spoke about their hopes of obtaining their final Green [...]

By |2019-11-26T19:44:32+00:00November 26th, 2019|Artists in School, Celebrations, Curriculum, Geography, Green School Flag, Heritage in School, History, In the Classrooms 2019/2020, News, Science, SESE, SPHE, Visual Arts|Comments Off on A New Year a New Green Team!

Green Schools Committee 2019

Members of the Green Schools Committee met this week to start planning our work for the coming year. This year we will be applying for our eighth Green Flag- Global Citizenship: Marine Environment. The Committee will be speaking at the November Assembly and we are also organising a talk for the infant classes.

By |2019-11-14T17:48:00+00:00November 14th, 2019|Geography, Green School Flag, News, Science, SESE|Comments Off on Green Schools Committee 2019

Time to Say Goodbye! The Last ‘GREEN’ Supper!

This has been a very successful year for Barefield National School and our Marine Environment Initiatives. All the students and staff have put in lots of effort and we are all now much more aware of the Marine Environment and the damage that is being caused. Summer Holidays and the good weather are here so [...]

By |2019-07-01T17:18:09+01:00July 1st, 2019|Artists in School, Celebrations, Choir, Curriculum, Drama, English, General, Green School Flag, Heritage in School, News, Parents' Association, SESE, SPHE, Visual Arts, x- In the Classrooms 2018/2019|Comments Off on Time to Say Goodbye! The Last ‘GREEN’ Supper!

An Ideal World would be a World without Plastic!……………So plastic let’s bag it!………….. 

The staff and pupils participated in World Oceans Day 2019 which was celebrated in many schools throughout the world in early June. We marked the occasion on Wednesday, the 12th of June. The pupils and staff dressed in ‘BLUE’ to honour our Oceans. We were very pleased when Carmel Madigan (Explorers Education Marine Institute), Roisín Garvey [...]

By |2019-06-19T01:19:08+01:00June 19th, 2019|Celebrations, Curriculum, General, Green School Flag, Heritage in School, News, SESE, SPHE, Visual Arts|Comments Off on An Ideal World would be a World without Plastic!……………So plastic let’s bag it!…………..