Bob the Giant

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new friend – Bob the Giant! He is a welcome addition to our school. Farah told us the story of how he arrived.

Bob the Giant

Once upon a time there was a  giant called Bob. He was passing by Cloughduv National School when he stopped to admire a bug hotel in the school yard. When he was leaving, he met  Sonny, Lena, Chris, Lilly and I. We told him about the teenagers that kept messing up the bug hotel. The giant said, ‘ SURE I CAN HELP YOU”.

Bob waited for the teenagers to come back. When they arrived, he stepped out and said, “STOP STEALING STUFF FROM OUR BUG HOTEL!” The teenagers got a fright and ran away.

The giant wanted to be our friend, so he stayed with us and planted flowers outside in the school grass. He said he would like to stay there forever. The whole school got a big surprise when they saw him sitting outside in the grass. Everyone hugged him and Bob lived happily ever after in Cloughduv National School.


Halloween Fun

We would like to thank the Parents’ Association for organising all the Hallowe’en activities today.
We had a fashion show and the winners of the best costume, best group costume and best made costume were
selected. We had a successful Hallowe’en walk followed by a disco. The winners of the colouring competitions
were also announced.

We had a marvellous assembly where our school choir performed two songs for us – we even got to sing along with one of the songs. At assembly we celebrated the October birthdays and the many achievements of children over the past month; achievements in and outside of school!


Sciath na Scol Champions

After an entertaining contest and by the narrowest of margins, Cloughduv Senior Boys Team claimed the Allianz DF7 football title to win over Canovee at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.  We opened the scoring with a point but Canovee soon got a goal. Both teams battled hard went score for score with very little between the sides. We scored 2 goals and defended excellently to claim victory. There was great support from all the school who came as well as many parents.

The winning team and their manager, Mr.McElroy arrived back to a huge fanfare – a garda escort to the school and and guard of honour from the whole school and parents. Thanks for the Parent’s Association and Cuddihy’s Shop who provided pizzas for the team.

The team visited each class, shared some sweets and gave autographs.

We are immensely proud of the team!

Wellbeing Team

We are delighted to introduce our newly established Wellbeing Team. They have already been active in adding to the positive atmosphere in our school. We love that they have brought back Kindness Spotters and Kindness Certs. They have given big books to the classes. The books they have chosen are enjoyable and teach valuable lessons. There is a monthly display on each book that we read- all classes are represented!

Green School Committee

We have a new Green School Committee. They have lots of ideas for us. They will help maintain our good habits as well as start us on the journey towards the Travel Flag. They have completed travel surveys from 1st – 6th classes as well as a Walkability Survey in the school. These will feed into our Action Plan.

They have started composting, bin checks and are making a bug hotel. Soon, they’ll announce some competitions for all the school!



Cross Country

Over 60 children from 2nd to 6th classes competed in a Cross Country running event organised by West Muskerry Athletic Club. It had 25 schools from the Macroom area. The event took place in their training grounds in Ummera. The sun shone on the day which added to the joyful atmosphere. We had a number of medal winners. We are proud of all competitors.

Sciath na Scol – History in the Making!

This term has seen an exciting start to our Sciath na Scol football campaign. We have a senior girls and a senior boys team. Both teams have had some exciting matches. History is being made as it is our first ever Girl’s Football Team!

Both teams played Berrings, St,Labhteens and Canovee. There were some tight matches with one match ending in a one point difference! The girls did not proceed to the next round but did us proud.

The boys are in the semi final and will soon play Farran N.S.


Student Council

We are delighted to announce that we have a new Student Council. This team was elected by their peers. Many children made wonderful speeches. Sadly, not everyone could be elected. In previous years, the Student Council has led some great initiatives. We look forward to the year ahead.

Back to School

Welcome back to all children. It was delight to see everyone again. A special welcome to our 14 new Junior Infants who have settled in well. All classes are busy with fun, learning and games. Here’s to a wonderful year for all.


Junior Infants on their first day in school!



We were delighted to be able to have an in person Graduation for the first time in 3 years. We bid a fond farewell to a marvellous class! Go n-eirí an bothar libh!