Cumann na Bunscol Comórtas Iomáinaíochta
History was made recently when our boys hurling team won the Cumann na mBunscol Hurling Final for the first time ever. The match took place in the Centre of Excellence in Fenagh. We are so delighted for the team and of course, Ms. Tomlinson and Mr. Curry who have put in many hours in organising games and training the team. Comhghairdeachas.

Comórtas Peile Glór Ceatharlach 2018
Both our boys and girls teams took home the cup in this football competition which took place on Tuesday and Wednesday 22nd and 23rd May. This was, in fact, a “double double” as we won both finals last year also. Comhgháirdeas mór daoibh go léir and once,again great credit goes to Ms. Tomlinson and Mr. Curry.

Cumann na mBunscol

Bennekerry entered a boys and a girls team into the Division 1 Cumann na mBunscol. The boys got to the semi-final but bowed out to a very strong Bishop Foley team. The girls had a great run of form and made the final against Gaelscoil. It was an very even match with Bennekerry pulling away in the later stages to win their second consecutive title.


Cumann na mBunscol

Three girls from Bennekerry NS combined with students from other schools from Carlow were selected to play in the Allainz Cumann na mBunscol Laighean Ladies Football Blitz in DCU. They bet Westmeath, Louth and Dublin to make the division 1 final but bowed out to an extremely strong Meath team. Well done girls!!

Active School Flag Notice Board


Music Mondays

As part of our Active Flag we have commenced MUSIC MONDAYS – this is music on the yard for everyone to dance to during break. It is a great success and it gets everyone moving more.


Active School Flag Assembly

We launched our Active Schools Flag campaign in March, with a whole-school assembly. At this assembly, the Active Schools Committee were introduced to the school. The committee spoke to the school about the Active School Flag, the slogan competition and performed our Active School Chant. 



Activity Breaks - 10@10

All classes in the school got active for 10 minutes, every morning at 10 o’ clock from January 22nd for 3 weeks. 10 @ 10 is an Operation Transformation initiative to get children active while having fun for 10 minutes. Each video showed how a little exercise everyday can make a big difference! These videos were great for waking the children up and getting their heart rates up after working so hard at their desks. The children loved these classroom exercises and will continue with these mini-workouts into the future. 


We try as much as possible to get the children up and moving throughout the school day.We also ensure they get physical activity in their classrooms,even when it is raining and they are unable to go outside. Some of the the activities the children do in their classrooms everyday include: GoNoodle, Just Dance, 10@10 and  Cosmic Yoga.


Witches Walk

What a scary day we had on Friday 27th October for our annual Witches Walk on the school grounds. Bennekerry NS was a scary place to be. There were many ghosts, spiders, witches and skeletons roaming around the school. The pupils and staff did a lap around the school to show off their spooktacular costumes. 



Super Troopers

As part of our attempts to raise awareness about healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle, we have taken on the Super Troopers Programme. Each child has a booklet which sets them simple targets for each night. There are also suggestions regarding healthy eating and mindfulness. Details are available on-line at https://supertroopers.ie.

Run Around Europe

During the month of October, all pupils in Bennekerry NS began the Run Around Europe Challenge in conjunction with Active Schools Ireland. One lap of the school pitch equated to 1km. Every child that completed a run around the pitch covered a kilometre. The total kilometres ran from each class were added together and the number of kilometres the entire school ran that day was then taken off the distance from their destination. We began in Dublin, and then went to London. From London we visited many places such as Berlin, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki, Talinn, Riga, Moscow, Vilinius, Minsk, Tblisi and  Ankara. It was an excellent initiative that the pupils enjoyed taking part in. Many pupils decided to do extra laps at break time and during movement breaks to try and boost the total and to reach as many destinations as possible. 


Orienteering/ Maths Trails 2017

As part of maths week we were 'actively' out and about measuring, recording and calculating. 




Autumn League 2017

Autumn League: We had a very successful autumn football league this term. Over 110 students signed up, our biggest number yet! We had six boys’ teams and four girls’ teams competing and all matches were extremely competitive. After hard fought league stages and semi-final play offs, the Westmeath Wolverines defeated the Sligo Slingshots in a fantastic girls final under difficult playing conditions. In the boys’ final, an enthralling match ensued and a late goal from the Wexford Warthogs saw them pip the Armagh Avengers in another super game. Thanks to Ms. Deirdre Tomlinson and Mr. Danny Curry for their help in organising and refereeing the games.