Monday, December 17, 2018

Christmas Concert - One Bright Star

Leckaun National School presents our Christmas Concert ‘One Bright Star’ in Newtownmanor Hall this Tuesday December 2018 at 7pm. 
Voluntary Contributions accepted to fund school ICT equipment. 
Concert Programme will cost €2 per booklet. 
Well done to all the pupils who have worked very hard learning songs, lines and a few dance moves - You are all stars in our eyes!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Parent Teacher Meetings

Parent Teacher Meetings have been scheduled for Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th of November 2018. Please see your child’s diary for time and date assigned. If parent / guardian is unavailable we have accommodated any requests at a more convenient time. We wish to remind all attendees that 10 mins is the allotted time for each meeting. Should you have further queries or concerns the teachers will be accommodate you at another time. This is very important to keep the meetings running to time.

Crank + Cog - Session #4

Crank + Cog Session #4 from Joanne Gilmartin on Vimeo.

Rugby time!

Rugby Training Session 1 from Joanne Gilmartin on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Aldi Play Rugby

Tomorrow we will begin Aldi Play Rugby Coaching in school. Pupils from 2nd -6th Class will participate and all children have been asked to bring runners / wear runners and dark tracksuit bottoms / polo shirt. All children bring coat in case of rain also. Colm McWeeney will be coaching us for a couple of weeks. He works as Connacht Club & Community Rugby Officer (CCRO) SCD is based out of Carrick in Shannon. Coaching will begin at 1pm tomorrow Thursday 15th of Nov. 2018.We are very lucky to have secured a slot in Rugby training this year. Stay posted to see some of the action!
For more information on Aldi Play Rugby in Leitrim see recent article from Irish Independent.

This is all part of our well-being initiative running in the school including mindfulness for pupils and healthy lifestyle including exercise and eating well. More information on area of food and well being can be found on IRFU website under “Eat to Compete”.

Monday, November 05, 2018

Maths - Senior Room Lines and Angles

This week in the Senior Room we are looking at Lines and Angles in Maths

Planet Maths Videos, Animations and Activities on Lines and Angles

These can only be accessed at school unfortunately!

3rd class videos and activities

4th class videos and activities

5th class videos and activities

6th class videos and activities

Friday, October 26, 2018

Halloween Fun at School

Michael D. Higgins wins Presidential Election in School Vote Today!

Today at school we voted in our very own Leckaun National School Presidential Election. In the past month we have been learning about the duties of the President of Ireland and the six candidates. Each class was assigned a candidate at random and today the 4th class candidate Michael D. Higgins came in first with 44% of the votes. In second place was Junior and Senior Infants with 27% of the votes was Peter Casey. Gavin Duffy was placed in last position at only 1 vote! We wonder will the result in Leckaun today reflect the result nationally after the count begins tomorrow morning!

Allianz Personal Accident Insurance

The full terms and conditions of the policy can be viewed at the Allianz website

Primary Schools Cover

Allianz have been providing Pupil Personal Accident Insurance to schools in Ireland since the mid 1980’s. Pupil Personal Accident Insurance is a benefits policy and covers Medical and Dental expenses following an accident.


  1. School Activities Only cover provides Medical and Dental expenses when pupils are engaged in School activities. €7.00
  2. 24 hour cover provides cover for Medical and Dental expenses 24/7, 365 days a year. €9.00

This insurance is not mandatory, the Board of Management however, strongly urge parents to consider taking out the 24 hour insurance for their child(ren).

Claim form can be accessed online And must be filled out by parent and signed by school principal who can verify that your child has relevant insurance policy ie school events only or 24 hour insurance.

Above information is copied directly from Allianz website as of October 2018.

Senior Room Library Trip

Monday, October 15, 2018

My favourite story about Jesus

Crank and Cog - Session #2

Crank and Cog Cycling Session 2 from Joanne Gilmartin on Vimeo.
Leckaun N.S. welcomes back Ciarán Hussey from Crank and Cog for our cycle skills session at school. The sun shone down on us and everyone is improving each week. Many thanks to Junior Parents for bringing in their bicycles - it made the session most enjoyable for all! Three full cycling sessions left - hooray!

Friday, October 05, 2018

World Teachers’ Day

Watch the RTÉ News2Day Episode where our school got a mention! 
more work to follow - we didnt get it finished today. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Storm Ali

Due to Power Cut at 8.50am this morning the school was forced to close early in the afternoon. The landline and mobile signal was down in addition to heating. Thankfully everyone arrived home safely.
Our saga with fallen trees continues.
School open as normal tomorrow. Any changes will be posted on website but power to the area is due to be restored by 10pm tonight.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Back to School 2018

Parents are asked to bring €15 per pupil or €20 for a family for Book Rental. 
Homework Diary bought by school in June is €4 per diary.
These are payable in September please. 

Friday, June 22, 2018

Congratulations to Sixth Class

Today 6th Class made their promises to God that they would abstain from alcohol until they are 18. The whole school enjoyed mass with Fr. Fagan in The Church of Mary the Mother of God at 11am. Pupils participated through reading, prayer and music. Well done to all involved and especially to sixth class. 

Senior Room Tour 2018

Senior Room Tour 2018

Senior Room Tour 2018 - Tayto Park

Leckaun N.S. Senior Room Tour 2018 - Tayto Park from Joanne Gilmartin on Vimeo.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Séidean Sí R1 agus R2

Céim 2

Cé atá ag caint- Léigh anseo
Déan abairtí anseo

Sciob Dána - Léigh anseo
Déan abairtí anseo

 Na Trí Bhéar- Léigh anseo
Déan abairtí anseo
Roghnaigh an focal  anseo

Saturday, May 19, 2018

First Communion 2018

Congratulations to the pupils in Leckaun National School on their First Communion Day. They were all fantastic and worked so hard this year preparing for their special day.
Well done to all involved, enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Helen Keller

We are learning about the life of Helen Keller in school this week.

We are enjoying solving puzzles from the Helen Keller resource pack here.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Teddy Takes a Tumble

Today we read a story called Teddy Takes a Tumble by Neil Griffiths. We acted out the story using the Teddy Takes a Tumble Storysack. We love Storysacks in the Junior Room! We always wear our seatbelt when we are in the car. It is very important everyone is wearing their seatbelt properly when driving. 
Here is a sample of some of the Artwork.