South Abbey National School has a proud appreciation and love of sporting, artistic and science based pursuits aswell as much more. Have a look below to find out what's going on.
Our pupils participate in swimming lessons in the local swimming pool 'Aura' . As we are live in a beautiful coastal town, we feel it is important that our students learn how to swim. Helping our students to develop an awareness of water safety is an essential part of this and different classes are often brought to the local RNLI station for water safety talks.
We promote active travel to school. We have secure bicycle and scooter parking available on the school grounds. Each year we participate in 'Bike Week'. During this week we put a special focus on cycling, we encourage all our pupils to cycle to and from school, to go for a cycle as part of their homework each day and teach them about the importance of road safety with a specific focus on cycling.
The school is very proud to have received three green flags. Our first green flag was awarded for litter and waste management. The second green flag received was for saving energy. The third green flag focused on water conservation. We are very proud of our flags and we wish to encourage and equip each child to look after our planet for future generations.
Informing pupils about local history is an important goal for us. What better way is there to teach than to allow the pupils to go and see for themselves the fantastic historical sites around Youghal. Each year, we try to bring the older classes on historical walks around the town so that they can develop an awareness and understanding of these sites.
We have numerous new and exciting activities for children that will be posted soon.