End of Term Update


Children from 4th, 5th and 6th classes were accompanied by Miss Leavy and Ms. Gavigan to compete in Athletics in Moyne Community School earlier this month. A great day was had by all.

Congratulations to the Stonepark boys basketball team and their coach Mr. Barry O’ Connor, who defeated Colehill N.S. in the Division 1 Final in the Mall on Sunday 18th March 2018.

Stonepark N.S. Mixed Spikeball and Boys’  Spikeball teams competed in the All- Ireland Spikeball competition in Mary Immaculate College of Education in Limerick on 22nd March. Our  mixed team lost the Semi Final to a Limerick team and our boys’ team lost the Semi Final to a Cork team, who in turn went on to win the Boys competition. Both teams and their coach Mr. Leen trained very hard this term to reach this advanced stage in the competition. Congrats all.


Thanks to Stonepark Parents Association for organising the Agri-Aware farm visit to the school on 22nd March. Farmer Pat from Tipperary talked to the children about the animals and introduced them to his sheepdog Gwen. The children saw sheep, pigs, a calf, chickens and ducks.  It was such an enjoyable experience for the children.

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Our talented 4th class competed in the Leinster final in the Cumann Scoildrámaíochta in Mullingar on 21st March. We await results from this competition.

French Visitors

French Visitors from Noyal-Châtillon-sur-Seiche in Brittany visited the school on Friday 16th March. They were entertained with a selection of Irish music, song and dance by students from second and third classes. The students from first class interviewed our visitors and ask them questions about their school day in France. They also sang “Molly Malone”. It gave the children a real opportunity to celebrate being Irish on Lá Glas.

Third Class on Lá Glas

Third Class on Lá Glas


Second Class on Lá Glas

Second Class on Lá Glas


Second class celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation in Curry Church recently. First Communion is on 26th May @ 2pm. Confirmation will be on the 12th May @ 11am.

Road Safety

Representatives from the RSA visited the school to talk to the children about road safety. Their aim was to raise awareness and increase understanding of road safety issues among school children in Stonepark N.S.Image result for oak tree

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow’

All the children in the school got an opportunity to plant an acorn with John Crossan during National Tree Week 2018. Thanks to Providers Longford for sponsoring the compost and to Jenny White, Florist, Ballymahon for sponsoring the pots.


Longford County Council sponsored a “Leave No Trace” Workshop for 5th class students.





Sixth class Students went on a heritage walk along the River Camlin with Mr. Eamonn Brennan and then went out to Clondra to see where the River Camlin meets the River Shannon on Friday 16th March 2018.

Volleyball/ Spikeball

The Volleyball Association of Ireland organised a Spikeball Blitz in Mercy Convent Roscommon on 23rd January 2018. This blitz was open to all primary schools in counties Longford, Westmeath and Roscommon. All the pupils in fifth and sixth classes participated at this event. We entered eight teams: 3 boys, 3 girls and two mixed (boys and girls) into the competition. Both our senior boys and senior mixed team qualified for the Western Regional Finals to be held in Loughrea, Co. Galway on Friday 16th March 2018. Serious commitment has gone into the Spikeball lunch-time training sessions. Well done all.

Spikeball encourages great game participation as no one player dominates due to the rotation system of this sport.

Spikeball Blitz, Roscommon, 23rd January 2018

Spikeball Blitz, Roscommon, 23rd January 2018

An Cumann Scoildrámaíochta

Ghlac Rang 4 páirt san Fhéile Áitiúil san “Arts Centre” i Muileann gCearr, Déardaoin seo caite, an 8ú Márta 2018. Is é ainm an dráma atá acu ná “Mac Rí an Longfoirt”. Scríobh Máistír Ó Laighin an dráma. Rinne na páistí an chuid ullmhúcháin roimh ré, mar shampla páistí éagsúla ag baint triail as páirteanna éagsúla. Bhí suim an mhór ag na páistí i gcultacha, propaí, cursaí aisteoireacha, cursaí amhránaíochta, cursaí damhsa agus mar sin de. Tá an próiséas fíor tábhachtach. D’éirigh linn dul ar aghaidh go dtí an chéad bhabhta eile i Féile Cúige Laighin. Beir bua agus beannacht!

Beidh an Féile Cúige Laighin ar siúl i Muileann gCearr arís ag tosú ar an 20ú Márta agus ag críochnú ar an 22ú Márta. Beimid ag dul ar an ardán ar an gCéadaoin an 21ú Márta ag 10:30r.n. Beidh gach páiste i Rang 4 páirteach.

Comhghairdeas Máistír Ó Laighin agus Rang 4 agus go n-éirí an bóthar libh.

Christmas 2017

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Fr. Michael McGrath and Fr. Tony Gilhooly visited the school to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation with the children from 1st to 6th class in their Advent preparation for Christmas.

Christmas Show in the Temperance Hall

Junior Infants, Senior Infants, 1st Class and 2nd Class visited The Temperance Hall for the Christmas show ‘Rudolf saves Christmas’ by the Talisman Theatre Company. It was a wonderful experience for all the children (and grown ups!) who engaged with drama and interacted with the characters. The children thoroughly enjoyed it.


The Circus Corvinni visited the school on Monday 18th December. The children enjoyed performances of juggling, balance arts, comedy acts and a breathtaking contortionist act. Thanks to Stonepark Parents’ Association for co-sponsoring this treat for the children.

Bring and Buy Sale

6th class hosted the annual ‘Bring and Buy’ sale on Thursday 21st December. The sale generated the usual excitement and Christmas spirit and was enjoyed by all. These budding entrepreneurs and business people of the future baked buns, advertised, collected goods, painted nails, held competitions, sold raffle tickets, priced goods and wheeled and dealed to make this event a huge success. Míle buíochas Rang a Sé.

Winners in the raffle were: Nelly 4th class, Mia 3rd class, Mia 2nd class, Daisy 3rd class, Jessica 5th class, Aoife 2nd class, Troy 3rd class, Ally 3rd class and Roisín 6th class. Justin from Junior Infants guessed the name of the teddy: SNUGGLES and Mia from 3rd class guessed that there were 58 sweets in the jar.

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Christmas Shows

The talented 5th class hosted their X-Factor show on Wednesday 20th December. Their audience was treated to acts of  Synchronized Swimming, singing, dancing and magic tricks. Mrs. Browne, Simon Cowell, Santa Claus and Michael D. Higgins (our president) dropped by to adjudicate the competition!

The X- Factor cast with Santa

The X- Factor cast with Santa


The Junior Infant classes treated us to ‘The Lazy Shepherd’ story of the first Christmas. Well done everyone.


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The first class children entertained us with their play ‘Elves on Strike’. Lucky enough the elves got down to work just in time for Christmas.

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Children in other classes actively participated in Christmas making fabulous Christmas cribs and Christmas visual art and Drama within their own classrooms. Well done all and Happy Christmas.

Carol Service

Fr. Michael joined with us to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas in our Carol Service. The children read the story of the first Christmas,  prayers of the faithful and sang their hearts out at our prayerful carol service under our own musical director Ms. Leavy.

Santa at School

Santa came to Stonepark N.S. today. Such excitement! He was assisted by our elf parents, Gráinne, Edel and Margie. He brought class presents and sweets to all the classes. Thanks to Stonepark Parents’ Association for arranging the visit.

Santa in Senior Infants

Santa in Senior Infants

Santa in Third Class

Santa in Third Class

Santa teaching Second class

Santa teaching Second class

Santa in Junior Infants

Santa in Junior Infants

Santa in Junior Infants

Santa in Junior Infants

Santa in First Class

Santa in First Class

Santa in Fourth Class

Santa in Fourth Class

Santa with Fifth Class

Santa with Fifth Class

Santa in Sixth Class

Santa in Sixth Class

Santa in Third Class

Santa in Third Class

Santa in Second Class

Santa in Second Class

Sports Update

Boys and Girls Gaelic Football Leagues

We participated in the Cumann na mBunscoil Gaelic Football Co. Longford Primary School Leagues during this term. Congrats to our boys team that reached semi- final in division 1A and our girls team that reached the semi-final in division 1B.


We are currently partaking in the Falcon’s Primary Schools League in both boys and girls. Best of Luck!

Cross-Country (see previous notes)


Volleyball season will start in January. We will be participating in the Volleyball Association of Ireland regional competition to be held in Roscommon in January.


Team Hope- Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Thanks to all the children and parents of Stonepark N.S. who donated an unbelievable 146 boxes to the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal this year. Thanks to Ms. Leavy for co-ordinating the collection. These Christmas Shoebox gifts will be given to some of the world’s most vulnerable children – many of whom will receive no other gift this Christmas. For some it’s the first gift they will ever receive.

It’s hope, it’s God’s love, it’s joy and excitement –

It’s the whole of Christmas wrapped up in a Shoebox !

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Connaught Cross Country Finals

Well done to the Stonepark N.S. trio, Patrick, Conor and Peter who took part in the Connaught Cross Country Finals on Saturday 18th November 2017  in Kiltoom, Co. Roscommon. Congrats also to Conor who came in 7th out of 120 competitors. Míle buíochas to Mrs. Clancy and Mr. Leen for all their training and support. 
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Cross Country Championships

County Longford Primary Schools Cross Country Championship took place in Moyne Community School on Saturday 30th September 2017. Fourteen pupils represented Stonepark N.S. Two of our pupils, Patrick Clancy and Peter Farrell, have qualified for the Connacht Regional Finals to be held in Roscommon during October. Congrats to all who participated and we wish the two lads every success in the Connacht Finals.


Welcome back to all our staff and pupils and a very special welcome to all our new staff and pupils. We are very excited because we have moved into our brand new school building with its modern facilities and resources. We have achieved so much since October 2016. Work is still in progress and we look forward to its completion in November.

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