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Mr. Walsh's 5th


To All Our Graduating Boys and Parents who finish their time in St. Patrick's B.N.S. this Wednesday:

A special note of congratulations and thanks to our graduation classes of 2020. For the past 6 years( 7 for some), because of these 43 young men's dedication, talents, personalities, successes and challenges; St. Patrick's B.N.S. has been made even more a special place to learn, work and grow for so many of these boys, their parents and their teachers. The Parents Group has grown from strength to strength and been very well supported by these parents. Thank you for your time and care. Ms. Murphy, Mr. Mullins and the boys teachers are preparing a Video Graduation this Tuesday for each class and maybe a little surprise on Wednesday.
Mr. Mullins and Mr. M. O' Mahony put their vip contacts and video editing skills to good use to create the heartfelt, memorable and special videos above for our Graduation Class of 2020. We hope you enjoy them!

We will be having a special graduation ceremony when the opportunity arises.
But for now, Boys and Parents: We are so proud of each and everyone one of you. Well done all!
Boys you have so many special memories and learning from St. Patrick's to help you on the road ahead. We know that your St. Patrick's foundation offers you so much potential in your lifelong learning journey.

Go-néirí an bothar libh go léir!

Mr. Walsh's 4th Class

Dear parents and boys.

This is it…the last fortnight and it will be summertime! And how lucky are we to live in the biggest county in Ireland! If you get a chance be sure to see as much of it as possible. I know I will be sunning myself in Youghal and Garryvoe and going for walks at the spectacular Lough Hyne and in wonderful Doneraille Park. My summer would not be complete without a visit to charming Kinsale, beautiful Bantry Bay or picturesque Bere Island. A quick google search and you will be spoilt for choices!

I have loved teaching 4th class this year! More so when we were in the classroom, but everyone has done a sensational job of staying positive, happy, and healthy. Well done you! We will go again in September! I will be looking to make upgrades to the classroom bell or look for a way to install a mute button, so you all have that to look forward to!!

Thank you to everyone who returned books. With all of us working together, it will make the transition into next year much smoother.
PDFs of work can be found on Google Classroom or the books can be found on the CJ Fallon or Folens website. However, for the last week (22nd-26th June) you will not need them!

As I have said before, it is important we continue to exercise our brains and bodies.
I would look for you to maybe do 30-60 mins daily or more if possible. However, remember mum and dad need a lot of help around the house so listen to their instructions and be kind and helpful!

If you or your parents need any help from school and you would like to contact me or send a picture or word document of your learning please email me at I’m here to help.
Also our class support teachers Ms. Lohan and Mr. Horgan can be emailed at and You will need to ask mum/dad or someone older for help with the photo and email.

Thinking of you all
Mark Walsh, Aoife Lohan, Damien Horgan

If you do not have  books in your possession, don't worry you can follow this programme very easily. It will just take 2-3 minutes to find the books online. Ask someone at home to help you if you think this bit is tricky.
CjFallon has some great resources so feel free to explore all of them and pick topics that may interest your own learning.
Follow this link to bring you to the ‘CJFallon’ resources:
(Note: parents will need to enter their name and email address)



Dear Parents/Boys;

Mr. Horgan (Sport and Wellbeing Coordinator) and the teachers have been busy putting an active fun remote learning week together for our boys to try at home. He's been trying it out at home with his own busy bunch and they all give it a thumbs up!
Why not take on an activity or more each day this week, our last school week and give it your best, have lots of fun. You deserve it!

Well done on all your learning connections, online activities, emails to teachers, Zoom Calls, phone calls, video messages, Google Classroom learning, projects and huge efforts in continuing your school work at home.
We at school think you are absolutely amazing and we want to especially thank the mums and dads for becoming the teachers, snas, caretakers, secretaries and principals of your home school during this closure.
As  always, St. Patrick's boys, parents and teachers have worked together and played a blinder in spite of the many challenges we faced together. And again, our school motto guides and defines our work together and our pathway to resounding success!

Ó gach duine a dhícheall!
From each person their best!

We are back to school on August 27th. We  we will know more about how those returning days will look in the near future. You, your sons and all our St. Patrick's B.N.S. staff safety and wellbeing will be our first priority as we follow Departmental guidelines for schools.
For now, enjoy our last week of school in difficult circumstances. Have a lovely summer break and if you need anything just let us know

Take a bow mums, dads and boys. You just stole the show! Maith sibh go léir!

Shane Foley


Daily Fitness Sheet. Look at exercises in picture on the left
Fitness With Joe (You Tube 9am) 30min

Active House Work: vacuum a room or rooms at home/tidy up your bedroom to make it spotless

Outside Walk; spot items beginning with each letter of the Alphabet

Writing: Best moment of school this year. (in class or yard or PE or a trip etc)

Drop Everything and Dance to your Favourite Song/music. Mr. Horgan's is Mc. Hammer - Can't Touch this!


Daily Fitness Sheet above
Fitness With Joe (You Tube 9am) 30min

Fitness with Tj Reid (Kilkenny Hurler) Facebook Tj Reid Fitness at 12noon

Active House Work: hang out some washing/move to Dryer

Cycle for 20min / Skipping for 10-15min
Writing: Funniest moment of this school year. Was it the the time Ms. Lohan thought Buddy the Bear was following her?

Go Noodle Dance e.g. Banana Banana Meatball (Youtube: Go Noodle channel)


Daily Fitness Sheet: Above
Fitness With Joe (You Tube 9am) 30min

Active House Work: wash dishes after lunch or dinner or make mum/dad a nice cup of tea and a sandwich.

Play “Simon Says”
Writing: a message to my teacher (2 Stars & 1 Wish)

Dance to a song picked by a parent or guardian (you must do it!!) It's your chance to have a little dance off with mum/dad/ or your brothers and sisters.


Daily Fitness Sheet: Above
Fitness With Joe (You Tube 9am) 30min OR
Fitness with Tj Reid (Kilkenny Hurler) Facebook Tj Reid Fitness at 12noon

Active House Work: Clean windows (outside maybe?) Harry the school caretaker can clean 3 windows in 15 minutes.

Hide and Seek around the house (all family members??)

Writing: Best lesson of the year or hardest part of my learning this year. Was it Long Division/Briathra Gaeilge/ learning prayers for Confirmation?

Go Noodle (You Tube channel) e.g. “Clap it out”


Daily Fitness Sheet: Above

Fitness With Joe (You Tube 9am) 30min

Active House Work: cut grass/gardening. Water the flowers (without the hose).

Balloon Volleyball
Writing: my hopes and wishes for nest school year

Create a dance to any active or energetic song/music you like. You could call it the Buddy Shuffle!

Online Books Tutorial

You probably won't need to but don't worry if you can't access schoolbooks and you or your son would like to. Nearly all school books are available online for free at and

Why not follow the St. Patrick's Online Books Tutorial. CLICK HERE!
You might recognise the voice.

School Support

''And here we learn the golden rule,
to help eachother everyday.
From everyone their best, we say!''

Parents and boys: During this closure, can the school or teachers be of any support to you or your boys?

If you or your parents need any help from school and you would like to contact me or send a picture or word document of your learning please email me at
I’m here to help.
Also our class support teachers Ms. Lohan and Mr. Horgan can be emailed at and
You will need to ask mum/dad or someone older for help with the photo and email.


We know that keeping your children busy at home during the COVID-19 school closure may be testing. It is important to ensure that your home is as stress free as possible. Picking a suitable time each day, maybe the morning, for him to partake in learning tasks is a good idea. This can become a good habit during this closure.
Your son's class /SEN teacher has prepared learning tasks specific to his class which you will find in the webpage below under the teacher's name. These will help to support his learning at this time. We encourage our pupils to engage in these learning tasks and activities at a suitable time during the day at home over the course of the closure. As parents, you will know the length of time which is suitable for your son to spend on learning activities during the day. Remember Stress-free is important ! And so is learning!

Any pupil who uses the Toe by Toe book Phonics program is encouraged to practise with an adult daily if possible.

It is also very important to have fun and exciting activities to keep those young minds busy and sharp. Boardgames, reading, painting, tidying, helping out with house chores etc.

Here are some websites with digital learning games and activities recommended by our Home School Community Links Teacher Ronan Lettis. (if your son as access to the internet.)

To get a good child friendly family workout at home, join:
For literacy and numeracy games:

For Comic Artist Will Sliney's daily art challenge:

For general learning websites:

Free Month access to:
Dear parent,
Also, twinkl are offering parents one-month free membership on their website. Go to and use the password IRLTWINKLHELPS.

Parents here are some learning activities to support your son's education at home: Mr. Walsh

Read Tom Crean novel (roughly 2 chapters per day)
Write a summary after every 2 chapters

Free writing - 15 - 20 mins per day

English pack: 1-2 sheets to be complete per day

Spellings: Continue as normal
2 sentences per night on new spellings

One Maths Challenge test a day

Maths pack: to be completed at your child's own pace

Practice all times tables

Explore maths language at home. E.g time, measuring, baking,

Project work:
Complete a project on a country of your choice (Can be done as poster, booklet or powerpoint - option is yours)
Possibly look at: Culture, physical features, places of interest, history, famous people, map, flag, include pictures, fact file, etc.

Play board games, card games

‘Go noodle’ website for movement activities

What you need:
Novel: Tom Crean
English copy
Free writing copy
English and maths pack
Spellings and tables book

Maths Challenge book
Maths copy

Project sheet

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