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Firoda National School
Co. Kilkenny


Aldi Rugby Stickers

Our second Aldi Rugby poster is filled!! Thank you to everyone who has sent in any stickers to date. We would really appreciate any stickers you or your family can provide in order to fill a third poster but there is no obligation. The more posters we fill, the more sports equipment we receive and the more chances we have to win the big prize of €50,000. Stickers can be left into the office any day. Thank you!

Garda Visit


On Wednesday 13th February there was great excitement when members of the Garda Mounted Unit visited the school with their horses. The Gardaí also spoke with the pupils about cyber bullying and internet safety. Great courtesy and kindness was shown to all pupils and staff by the Gardaí and everyone got to interact with the horses.

Heritage in Schools


On Tuesday 5th February, Michele Castiaux, a Heritage Specialist visited the school to hold workshops with the children. Michele is a Belgian Geologist and Environmentalist Scientist (MSc.) based in Portlaoise. As part of these workshops a ‘Rock Clinic’ was held, where the children brought in rocks which were identified with the help of Michele. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the visit.

Cumann na mBunscoile Handball



Having being victorious in the Schools County Finals, Holly (u-13 40 x 20 Girls Singles) and Eoin (u-11 40 x 20 Boys Singles) progressed to the Leinster Finals. Eoin competed and won on the 4th February going on to the All Ireland in Cavan on 2nd March. Holly got to the semi final where she was narrowly beaten by a competitor from Carlow. Well Done to you both.