Well done to all our boys and girls who took part in the VEX Robotics competition. All the classes throughout the school enjoyed getting involved in the Robotics programme.
Enrolment - September 2023
Broughall NS is now accepting applications for enrolment for the 2023/24 school year. Should you wish to enrol your child in Broughall NS for the upcoming school year, you can contact the school on 0579135072 and we will send you out an enrolment application. Applications for enrolment will close on Friday the 24th of February.
Pupils from the Senior Class are working really hard on their Vex Robot. The pupils will be taking part in a Robotics Competition against other primary schools. It is a great for the pupils as they learn so many skills, from building their robot, modifying it to do specific tasks, programming and coding their robot and also driving it.
The boys and girls were so excited to see snow this morning. We just had to put our books aside, put on our wellies and go out and have some fun in the snow.
The boys and girls were very excited to see Santa today. We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The boys and girls were so excited this year to perform our Christmas Show to an audience this year. All pupils took part in performing 'The Christmas Grotto'. The boys and girls were excellent on the night of their performance. It was great to see the confidence in the children and how much they enjoyed performing to an audience. Well done!
On the 16th of December all pupils visited Birr theatre to see a production called 'Rudolf Saves Christmas'. All pupils had an enjoyable day.
We had our last dance lesson with Lisa today. All children really enjoyed taking part every week. They will definitely have some great moves to go with all the Christmas songs over the holidays.
Today while the boys and girls were playing outside they found a poor hedgehog caught up in our football net. We carefully cut the net to free the hedgehog. The children garthered leaves and grass and we made a comfortable bed in a big box where the hedgehog could rest until we set him free in a local field. The boys and girls were delighted to see a hedgehog up so close.
We had a great day today. Many thanks to Alan Feighery for giving the boys and girls of Broughall NS the opportunity of picking out their own pumpkins from his pumpkin patch. They are all looking forward to carving them out tomorrow.
On the 6th of October all pupils attended ‘Astronaut Academy’ in Birr Library. We attended the workshop as part of Space Week. The boys and girls worked in teams to make their own rocket. They also created their own Solar System and they carried out an experiment to show why it is so important for an Astronaut to wear a space helmet and suit. Thanks to the Board of Management for covering the cost of this trip.
We had an exciting day in Broughall NS today. We were delighted to have Donna, Tara, Stuart and Tony visit our school with their Hot Air Balloon. The children were very excited. They got the opportunity to ask the team lots of questions. They also got to see first hand how a Hot Air Balloon works.
Over the past couple of weeks the children of Broughall NS have taken part in a nature fieldwork study. They learned so much from engaging with the local environment. Well done boys and girls.
Great to see the boys and girls enjoying Athletics Coaching so much. Thanks To Emmet for coming out each week to coach the children.
We had a great day out in Knockbarron today. Dale Treadwell our Heritage Expert brought us on a nature walk through the woods. We then returned to school to have a look at his dinosaur friends. The boys and girls were amazed looking at the different fossils and bones he had to show them. We finished up the day by making a home for solitary bees and some team building exercises. It was a great day enjoyed by all.
The boys and girls really enjoyed their puppet workshop. Fantastic creative talents on display by all. Well done boys and girls.
The three generations of Feigherys proudly displaying their fresh farm produce at Offaly Enterprise Day today. Well done to Billy Junior for all his hard work in putting his project together. For a young man he is showing great business acumen already. The Feighery business of producing the freshest of farm produce lies in safe hands. Good man Billy!
All of us in Broughall NS were delighted to welcome our baby chicks into the world as they hatched out last week. The boys and girls are showing great care and respect for our new arrivals as they look after them in the early stages of their lives. Well done boys and girls.
The children were delighted to welcome our K/K minor contingent who were part of the victorious Offaly minor hurling team. What great role models these young men are.
Another active day in Broughall NS. Today we also had the opening of our active walkway in the school. Well done boys and girls.
Today all children took part in a Biodiversity Workshop. The boys and girls really enjoyed learning all about the different types of trees and habitats within our school grounds. Thanks to Judith from Biodiversity for Schools for conducting the workshop.
Our school garden is almost complete. Many thanks to all those who helped out with filling the planting beds and pathways - fantastic community spirit displayed by all in giving of their time so generously. The boys and girls of Broughall NS will without doubt make great use of this facility in the future.