Dangan National School - News
Community Games Relay RacesJune 29th, 2014
Participation in the Community Games Relay Races brought silver and bronze medals to our competitors from the school. Congratulations boys on this achievement.
Our School TourJune 20th, 2014
This year we stayed local when it came to our school tour. The Play Area at the Inn at Dromoland provided a very child friendly experience of physical activity followed by a meal. At the School Of Falconry at Dromoland the children got the opportunity to hold harris hawks and watch them soar and swoop from an individual to the tree and back down again. They also got to see owls and peregrine falcons and they were taken for a tour of the walled gardens by the head gardener in Dromoland. Finally we had a very enjoyable trip to the new O’Regan Park in Newmarket – On – Fergus.
Raising Money For The Victims Of Typhoon HaiyanJune 18th, 2014
Education in Citizenship and empathy with people who are less fortunate than ourselves is an important part of the overall educational development of children. Using their artistic skills to create calendars – which they sold to raise money for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan – was a great source of pride and achievement for the children of the school. The school also benefitted from the project, as €70 was sent to Unicef Ireland for the Typhoon Haiyan victims, with the balance of €180 going to the school.
Children From The Junior Room With Calendars
A Welcome VisitorJune 9th, 2014
Skills in the area of Personal Safety forms part of the SPHE programme and this year Garda Carmel O’Malley gave a number of talks to the children of the school in relation to the work of the Garda Síochána in protecting the Community. She also outlined ways in which children could enhance their own personal safety skills. The children really enjoyed her visits and had many questions to ask her.
SwimmingJune 7th, 2014
The children really enjoyed their swimming lessons this year and made exellent strides in this area of their Physical Education Programme. They are shown here proudly displaying their PAWS certificates.
Community Games Sports DayMay 31st, 2014
Congratulations to the boys who did so well in the Community Games Sports Day earlier this month. Conor McCarthy came first in the U 8 60m flat and the 80m flat, Danny Murphy came third in the U 14 100m flat and also 3rd in the U14 shotput and Eoin McCarthy came 3rd in the U12 600m final. Well done
to these great athletes.
The Art Of PointillismMay 23rd, 2014
The First and Second Class children recently enjoyed creating images of flowers using the art of Pointillism. Their use of a variety of colours helped to give a very colourful display reflecting the beauty of God’s world in Summertime.
Art ExhibitionMay 7th, 2014
Cllr. Pat Hayes opened the Art Exhibition on Tuesday last and praised the children for the outstanding standard of their Art. He spoke to them about the importance of developing their artistic talents and particularly about their good fortune in attending a small school where the artistic talents of children can be constantly nourished. Afterwards they used their tin whistles, recorders, concertinas and percussion instruments to entertain both their parents and Cllr. Hayes.
Medals For Speech And DramaApril 12th, 2014
The Speech And Drama Project has been a great success this year with the children making great strides in this area of their curriculum. A number of children participated in the Féile and are pictured here displaying their medals with great pride. Well done to all concerned !
Concentric CirclesApril 6th, 2014
Engaging with a wide variety of colours and using chalk pastels the children in the Junior Room thoroughly enjoyed creating concentric circles – thus combining their artistic and mathematical skills to create works of art.