East Kerry Girls 7 a Side Champions: Our school’s girl’s football team successfully continued our commendable record in Gaelic Football competitions by winning the East Kerry 7 a side competition for the second consecutive year. The standard of gaelic football in East Kerry is particularly high so we are very proud of our girls to emerge victorious form the 32 teams who entered the competition. Click to link to 7 a side picture East Kerry Skills Champions 2014: Our girls schools skills team were crowned East Kerry Skills Champions on May 20th. Each of our three representatives had to perform eight different GAA skills and the team with the highest … Read More >>
Ms Hallisseys Fourth Class 2013 made it through to the National Finals of the Fis film making competition which took place in The Helix Theatre, Dublin. The children made a film entitled “The Gold Cross of Fossa”. It was about a priceless gold cross which was unearthed during the building works which took place in the school last year. The children travelled back in time to the Middle Ages and were transported to Muckross Abbey where the unsuspecting Brothers in the monastery were plundered by the Vikings. One brave, athletic Brother escaped and hid the cross in ……You guessed it … the grounds of Fossa School!
The Sixth Class pupils made a feel good short movie for the competition. Their movie gives messages to children to “Carpe Diem” and live life to the full every day. The pool scene was the highlight for the children. The class were shortlisted for the final and attended an awards ceremony in Tralee. They took second place (a trophy and 100 euro) and had a wonderful day mingling with celebrities from the sporting world and television. Click to hyperlink to Live Life Competition Movie
The Sixth Class reached the semi final in the debating competition. The children engaged in a war of words on the controversial topic of “homework” with The Spa National School Tralee and triumphed. Then they battled it out with Sneem National School on the subject of Climate Change and Fossa was once more victorious. We took on a local school after that but Fossa were unstoppable. Finally we came up against last year’s National Final Winners and they took the trophy. Debating was a valuable exercise for the whole class and everyone contributed in helping the team to excel.
The Kerry Library held a short story writing competition in October. Lucy Sweeney penned a humorous tale about a boy’s adventure in a cardboard box. Lucy has a vivid imagination which seemed to appeal to the judges. She went on to win the overall prize of a 650 euro School Tour to The Eco Adventure Centre in Killarney. The children enjoyed a day of team building exercises, survival skills, paint ball shooting, BMX bike skills, and orienteering thanks to our young author. Sarah O Neill, another talented young scribe was awarded a commendation in the same competition.