3D Printing Sustainability Challenge

We are delighted to announce that Togher N.S. has won the Best Design Category in a nationwide 3D Printing Sustainability Challenge.  The judging panel was from I-Form  based in U.C.D. and Stryker.   The school has won a €1000 voucher and children will be presented with individual vouchers in the near future.   Our entry will now go forward to represent Ireland in the European Showcase. 3D Printing and CAD have been a wonderful addition to the school and has allowed Togher N.S. to further extend the technical and artistic skills that our pupils will need in the future.  We hope you enjoy our winning video.

School Enrolment 2023 – 2024

Togher National School is now enrolling for the 2023-2024 school year.   If you would like an admissions form or if you have any queries, we can be contacted at 023 8855322 or email info@togherns.com     To find out more about Togher N.S.,  please click here.

St. Brigid’s Day

Imbolc or Imbolg also known as Saint Brigid’s Day is a Gaelic traditional festival. It marks the beginning of spring, and is the feast day of Saint Brigid, Ireland’s patroness saint. It is held on 1 February, which is about halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox. Imbolc is one of the four Gaelic seasonal festivals, along with: Bealtaine, Lughnasadh and Samhain. The customs of St Brigid’s Day include weaving St. Brigid’s crosses. We were delighted to keep this custom alive and the children enjoyed creating these beautiful St. Brigid’s Day crosses today.

Capture the Flag

Capture the Flag has long been a favourite here at Togher N.S. It’s a really fun game that burns lots of energy, but also requires strategy, teamwork and bravery. The children in the Junior Room really enjoyed Capture the Flag during Physical Education this week.

Spring Flowers

Today, February 1st, is historically known as the first day of spring in Ireland. The days are starting to get a bit longer and nature is awakening from it’s winter sleep. The children created these beautiful spring artworks to celebrate the return of the colourful flowers and the promise of longer, warmer days ahead.

Yoga

The children really enjoyed another Yoga session this week. These weekly Yoga sessions have helped the children to enhance their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness while also improving their concentration and sense of calmness.

Many thanks to our wonderful Parents Association who are funding this activity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sensory Talk

Dunmanway Library are hosting a talk on Tuesday next, 17th January with Jess Kennedy, Occupational Therapist who will speak about Sensory toys and tools and the benefits of using these in a home and or school setting. This will be of particular interest to parents, teachers and anyone caring for or working with young children.

The sensory tools/toys that are available in the library are specially designed to engage one or more of the senses, many of which can help to support a child’s ability to remain calm in different environments. This talk is targeted at parents, teachers, preschool educators or anyone who is caring or working with children. There will also be an opportunity to ask any questions at the end.

Places are limited so please book in advance.

Contact Details | T: 023-8855411 |E:dunmanway.library@corkcoco.ie