There will be an Open Night for parents of new pupils starting school in September on Tuesday 16th February at 8.00pm. Please come along and see what our school has to offer your child.
Eleven children --Grace Kearney, Ella Brosnan, Gemma Lawlor, Sarah Bodenham,James Baxter,Odhran Pierce, Clara Heather, Gavin Raggett, Jack Bodenham, Jack Kearney,and Ruth Duffy travelled to Dublin with Mrs Stack and Delores Martin on January 1st to represent Kerry at the official launch of the 2016 State Centenary Programme.They joined children from other counties to form a 32 County choir. It was a huge honour for the school to be part of this special event
Congratulations to Brid Courtney and Sixth class who produced a 5 minute film called Someone Like Me with the help of Mr O Connor and Miss Martin about inclusion in Ardfert National School. Having won the County Final of this competition they went on to win the All Ireland Final in Farmleigh House in Dublin Last Thursday December 10th 2015. Well done to all involved.
Congratulations to Ardfert National School's debating team of Fiona Sheehan, Avril Barrett, Katie Hussey, Sean Brosnan, James Baxter and Jack Kearney who are now in the county Final of the debating competition having defeated Loreto School Killarney when they opposed the motion "Water Conservation is not an important issue".
They now face Balloonagh in the final where they will propose the motion "Children should do an extra hour exercise everyday at school",Best Wishes to the team.
Congratulations to Sophie McGowan in 3rd class who was one of the winners of the Christmas Spraoi in Tralee Colouring Competition. Sophie has won a trip for her whole class to The Wetlands in Tralee. Well done Sophie.
Congratulations to Lauren O Sullivan in 3rd class who recently won third prize in the 8 to 10 years category of the Credit Union Poster Competition. Lauren drew a beautiful picture of herself and her dad cycling. Lauren received her prizes at an awards ceremony in Manor West Hotel last Friday 20th November.
On Tuesday night November 10th a wonderful night was had by all in Ballyroe Heights Hotel where Chef Darren Thibeaud gave a cookery demonstration for the Christmas Season.There was a mulled wine reception with mince pies and lots of super prizes.
Super Draw for Ardfert School Hall Building Fund
This is a vital fundraiser. Our children need a hall.We have the Planning Permission.We will continue to seek funding from Dept of Education and Skills but in the meantime we are raising funds ourselves as their continued response is that our hall is not a priority.
Please help us and lend your support to this fundraiser-----OUR SUPER DRAW with lots of amazing prizes.
(See below for details)
The Harvest Cycle
Congratulations to all the cyclists who participated in the Annual Cycle on September 12th. A great day was had by all. The sun shone and as the music played the cyclists set off on the 40Km and 75Km routes at 10am. Past pupil Sinead Kissane started the cycle.
Afterwards the cyclists enjoyed a burger and drink while they chatted and enjoyed the atmostphere.
A big thank you to all the organisers, marshalls, Darren the Chef and everyone who helped on the day.
A big congratulations to 5th class on being shortlisted for the final of the Fìs competition with their film "Fight for Freedom" about the arrest of Roger Casement in McKenna's fort in 1916.They travelled to the Helix in Dublin on November 3rd with their families and teachers. They won the Best Script Award . The film can be viewed on www.fisfilmproject.ie. Well done to all involved especially Mr O Connor who directed and mentored the children.Here is the youtube link for the FIS film https://youtu.be/I2cT57ptEm0
On Thursday October 8th, two members of the Defence force arrived at Ardfert National School to present the National Flag and a copy of the Proclamation of Independence to the school as part of the 1916 centenary commemorations.The children sang Mo Ghile Mear and Amhràn na bhFiann as well as playing tunes on their tin whistles.
Katie Hussey from 6th read a paragraph from the Proclamation and James Baxter and Gavin Raggett sang The Lonely Banna Strand.
Parents, teachers and children enjoyed the occasion.