Our Sensory Rooms

We’re very lucky that our spacious school building has allowed us to set up two Sensory Rooms; one adjoining each of our two classrooms.
Having worked with several occupational therapists and other specialised educational professionals over the years, we made it our mission to provide more opportunities for multi-sensory learning in our school.
The Sensory Room is a relaxing, yet stimulating, learning environment. The wide range of activities and resources we have included in our Sensory Rooms can help to develop a variety of sensory and developmental skills. Children of all ages and abilities can benefit from these activities which aim to develop their fine and gross motor skills, hand-eye co-ordination, self-regulation, oral language etc. The children love getting the opportunity to go out to the Sensory Room to learn and practise these skills in a fun and hands-on way.

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Summer Holidays 2018

Thank you to all the parents and extended family members who joined us today for our awards ceremony and end of year celebrations. It’s hard to believe that yet another school year has slipped by. We wish you all the very best for the summer holidays and we’ll look forward to seeing you all again in September.

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On this day each year, the children have the opportunity to bring in one toy from home to play with during school. It’s always interesting to see what special toys they choose to bring in to show their friends.
It’s incredible, although not surprising, to see how their favourite toys seem to have changed so much in recent years. Luckily the children engage in a wide range of physical and more sociable activities during break times on every other day of the school year!

School Tour 2018

We all had such a fabulous day today at our ‘Let’s Go!’ school tour in Athlone IT.
The weather was fabulous and there was such a wide range of fun activities for children of all ages and abilities. They were smiling from ear to ear all day and, needless to say, very tired going home after their very eventful day.

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Pizza Party

One of the main highlights of each school year for the kids is our annual Pizza Party.
This special treat is our way of acknowledging and saying thank you to the children for all their hard work and good behaviour throughout the school year. We’re very proud them all!

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Sports Day 2018

Well done to all the children who participated in the many different activities of this year’s Sports Day. The focus of our Sports Day is never just about running fast or winning. Sports Day is a fun way to teach the kids about teamwork, healthy competition, accepting defeat, fair play and the true spirit of sportsmanship. It was truly heartwarming to hear them encouraging and cheering on, not only their fellow athletes and teammates, but also their opponents. Well done to everyone!

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Mairead McGuinness’ Visit 2018

We all had a great day today during Mairead’s visit.
The children really did us proud with their presentation on Belgium.
Mairead was also very impressed by the tunes they played on the trumpet.
As always, their favourite part of all was when the ice-cream van came after our awards ceremony.

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Blue Star 5-Year Achievement Award

On Wednesday, 9th May, Drumraney N.S. was one of three schools in the country to be presented with a Blue Star 5-Year Achievement Award. The award was presented by Helen McEntee TD, Minister of State for European Affairs. The ceremony took place in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and the children were later featured on News2Day programme on RTE.

The children presented their Blue Star projects on the day to over two hundred attendees including Ministers, TDs, Ambassadors and MEPs.

The children, staff and Helen McEntee TD gathered in the courtyard of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham to participate in ‘A Handshake for Europe’ to celebrate Europe Day.

Well done to the pupils and staff of Drumraney N.S. on their tremendous achievement.

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