Safe Cycling Programme

On Monday, April 13th last, 3rd class took part in Kerry’s Safe cycling programme which ran over a three week period. This is a collaborative initiative to help Primary school children to learn how to cycle in a safe and appropriate manner. Children learn road safety and to read road signs. They also are made aware of the importance of safety equipment-clothing and helmet. Children learned basic bicycle control skills, signalling and turning -Bike check. -Procedures for start, stop and emergency stop. -Signalling and turning. -Games and bike skills. -Group cycling. Programme Goals: -To introduce and develop basic bicycle control skills. -To empower young students with the confidence to use their bike … Read More >>

Spelling Bee Competition 2015

Fossa school took part in the All Ireland Spelling Bee Competition in April for pupils from 5th and 6th class. Three children emerged as winners from each class and took part in the Spelling Competition for the overall coveted prize of Spelling Bee Champion. After a nail biting contest, 6th class pupil Tova Buckley emerged as champion and represented our school in the county final in Tralee. Tova did the school proud by coming 5th out of 24 champion spellers. Well done Tova!

Music Lessons after School

This year Fossa N.S. engaged with the Kerry Music Education Partnership to provide after school music lessons as part of their ‘Take Note’ music programme. Lessons lasted 30 minutes and were scheduled from 2:50pm – 3:50pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Both pupils and parents were delighted with their musical learning and enjoyed the experience of learning the drums or guitar with their peers. Many thanks to Ms. Hayes for organising the set-up of the programme in our school and to the Parents Association for fundraising the purchase of instruments.  Further information on this musical initiative can be found on http://kerrytakenote.ie/schools