Space Skype

On Tuesday the 9th October, we all went into Ms. Beechinor’s room to Skype Cian O’Regan. The internet wasn’t great on Tuesday, so it was hard for us to hear him and him to hear us. Cian is an astronomer. Miss Courtney told us we were going to talk to an astronaut so most of the questions we had prepared were for that (What was Ms. Courtney thinking?! hehehe).

While we were listening to him we thought of new questions to ask. We were able to ask him some questions about space, such as, what is his favourite planet and is there life on Mars? He also said that some scientists say that there is life on Mars, but if there is you will need a microscope to see it. He said he would really love to be an astronaut and see all of the planets.

We learnt a lot of interesting facts. We were amazed by what he told us.

Bye for now,
The Senior Room

(By Alex, Oran, Pete and Rory)

Assembly- The Big Carrot

Last Friday we presented a play called The Big Carrot. There was a man called Tom and when he woke up one day there was a big carrot in his garden so he began to pull it but he couldn’t  get it out. Then his friends helped him. Have a look at the videos to see the whole story told by us.

We also did a song called Galway girl. You can see that video on our Facebook page. We had lots of fun.

We also did the Kindness Award. Next time it’s Ms. Beechinor’s class.

Bye for now,

The Senior Room

(by Emma, Micheál and Cathal)

The Big Carrot Part 1

The Big Carrot Part 2

‘As I Am’ Exhibition in Clonakilty


As I Am

         Welcome from the Senior Room in Darrara N.S. On Thursday 27th of September 4th, 5th and 6th class went to the visit the AsIAm autism exhibition in the Clonakilty Parish Hall. We were kindly greeted by a lady and her dog. She gave us MP3 players to listen to a man talking about autism. There were big posters in the hall about what it is like to have autism. There were tests that made you understand the challenges that people with autism experience.
There was a stall for smelling different things. You had to put on headphones and a blindfold and smell different food, one was garlic and one was fish food. The garlic smelled stronger with the blindfold and headphones on, this was unexpected.
There was another stall where you had to try and open a sweet with gloves on but the hard part was that your fingers didn’t go to the top of the gloves. At least, when you opened the sweet you got to eat it. We all liked it because you got a sweet.
There was also a table full of toys that can help to calm and relax. We really liked this stall. In the hall there was a table with two boxes there with holes to put your hands through. There was slime and toy cars in one and in the other there was kinetic sand. You had to put your hands in and guess what was in there. Some people preferred the kinetic sand to the slime.
There was a quiet room that was very relaxing. There was a lot of relaxing things to touch, beanbags to sit on and even a tent with pink lights and calm music. We all enjoyed the exhibition and can’t wait to go to another one.

Bye for now,
The Senior Room
(Niamh and Oran)

Child Safeguarding Statement

On March 13th the BOM adopted the Child Safeguarding Statement as required by the Children First Act 2017. Please take the time to read it. If you have any suggestions please email the school using the ‘contact us’ form.

Snow Days!

Richard Bruton TD has confirmed that ALL schools in Munster will close Tomorrow (Thurs.) and Friday as a result of the status RED weather warning issued by Met Eireann No school for Darrara Pupils until Tuesday 6th March. Staff have training on Monday 5th.

New TextAParent App

Never miss important messages from the school due to poor coverage or SMS problems.

Install the new TextAParent App from textaparent.ie (the system we use to send SMS messages to parents) all messages will be sent to the App or SMS.

  1. Make sure your phone number is registered with the school for TextAParent. If you already get SMS messages from the school then your number is registered, if you wish to register a new parent number then email office@darrarans.ie.
  2. Search for “textaparent” on Android Playstore or iPhone AppStore.
  3. Install the App.
  4. Open the App and enter your full international phone number (e.g. 00353871234567)
  5. Enter the verification code you receive by SMS
  6. App will open and show you the full list of School messages.