Activities Overview

School life is very busy.  Below you can see a selection of the activities we, as a school, take part in.  Your son/daughter can look forward to taking part in all of these activities during their time in Rathpeacon N.S.

  1. Speech and Drama – classes take place within school time each week under the direction of a qualified Speech and Drama teacher.  The Speech and Drama teacher assists the school in putting on School Shows and Pageants from time to time.
  2. Gymnastics – Every child from Junior Infants to Sixth Class is given the opportunity to enjoy Gymnastics under the guidance of two highly qualified specialist gymnastics teachers.
  3. Swimming – First and Second Classes attend swimming lessons during the course of the year.  The fee for swimming includes the cost of the bus, lifeguard services and instructor fees.
  4. GAA – Hurling/camogie and football training are provided after school time during the Autumn and Spring terms for pupils from Second to Sixth Class.  Teams are entered into a number of inter-school competitions every year including the Sciath na Scol.
  5. Go Games – Coaches from Blarney/Rathpeacon GAA clubs visit our school in the Autumn and Summer terms.  These coaches train classes from Junior Infants to Sixth in GAA skills.
  6. Athletics – A team of boys and girls are selected to represent the school at Cork Primary School Sports each year.
  7. Choral Work – Classes from Third to Sixth form the school choir for ceremonies during the school year
  8. Comhaltas – This initiative was launched in the school in 2012.  Traditional Irish musicians visit the school once a week to work with children from Second to Sixth Class.
  9. Tours – Teachers take all classes on a School Tour during the last term.  Teachers may also decide to take classes on educational tours at other times during the year.  You will need to sign a written permission form before your son/daughter will be allowed to take part in any of these excursions.
  10. Visiting Artists – Exhibitions and presentations from various groups are organised at the school each year.
  11. Health Promoting School – Rathpeacon N.S. has been registered as a Health Promoting School.  We therefore encourage lunches of a healthy nature – sandwiches, fruit, yoghurt etc.  Children are allowed to bring one small treat to school on Fridays only.  You can read our Health Promoting Policy online and we strongly encourage you to comply.
  12. Milk Scheme – A 250ml carton of milk may be ordered for each school day.
  13. Green Flag School – Rathpeacon N.S. is a green flag school.  To date, we have achieved three green flags for reducing/recycling our waste, for energy conservation and for water conservation.  We will are currently working towards our fourth green flag for travel.  Please note: All rubbish generated from lunches will be sent home in your son/daughters lunch box.  Milk/yoghurt/drink cartons will be ‘washed and squashed’ and sent home.   We also strongly urge you not to use tinfoil as it cannot be recycled. You will hear more about our green campaigns each September.
  14. I.T. – Every classroom in our school is equipped with an Interactive Whiteboard.  These Interactive Whiteboards are a great resource to have and should greatly enhance the education of your child in our school.  We also have a fully equipped Computer Room and a bank of laptops which all of the children get an opportunity to use.

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