We recently introduced the Accelerated Reader programme for students from first to sixth class. This is an excellent programme which has resulted in huge improvements in reading standards in many schools. It is a computer based programme. Children select a book at their correct reading level, read independently and take an independent quiz on the computer to check their comprehension. Children are given targets and rewarded when they reach them. For more information please go to the Accelerated Reader website :
The Active Schools Flag is awarded to schools who strive to achieve a physically active and physically educated school community. See our dedicated active flag page for more information.
Green schools Programme.
This year in Doonaha National School we are working on our third Green Schools Flag. This is a project run by An Taisce. Schools are awarded a Green Flag for showing commitment to reducing their carbon footprint. To date we have two Green Flags. One for litter and waste and one for energy. We are now working towards our third green flag which is for Water.
We have been involved in the Discover Primary Science and Maths programme since 2005. Since this time we have achieved many awards for our work.
In 2016 we entered an exhibit the R.D.S Primary Science Fair. We worked together with the Inland Fisheries to produce a project called ‘Something Fishy’. We received very positive feedback for our submission.
Each year in December , we visit U.L Concert Hall to see the Pantomime. It is one of the highlights of the year for us.
Other activities completed in the school year include:
Story telling at Kilkee Library.
Third class wrote their own stories and performed them on our local radio station.
Cyber Bullying and Internet Safety Talk.
We invited a guest speaker to the school and he gave a very informative talk on internet safety and cyber bullying to the senior classes.