Our School News

Christmas time

Christmas cookies, school Christmas performance, Laura Lynn Christmas Jumper Day, Christmas disco, raffle

Summer Fun and Frolics

May and June have been busy and with the lovely weather, we have had a lot of fun activities outside, enjoying the playground, school tours, sports week, Tipperary Sports Partnership and especially our June Fun Fridays

School Tours

Visit from the Sensory Bus

Fun Fridays and Tipperary Sports Partnership

Enjoying Music Therapy

…and some special birthday fun as well

Creative Clusters Programme

We were delighted to be accepted onto the  ‘I am Creative’ programme this term.  We worked with Orla McDonagh on the theme  ‘Inspiring Art through Sensory Integration’.

The Student Council had a fundraiser to buy paint to add colour to our playground.

We created lots of pieces and had great fun, chats and laughs along the way.  Here is some of our work.

Making Beanbags

Painting Tyre Planters and planting seeds

Making Wind Chimes

Making a Mosaic Table

Painting the Container

Brightening up the Playground

Our creative cluster journey so far…

As part of the initiative, we decided to look at creating an outdoor classroom so the students could enjoy yearly access to our sensory garden.  We have done great work to date but there is more to come so make sure to stay tuned for further updates!

Where we started

Making Progress

Where we are now…..and more to come!!!

Easter Egg Hunt

St Patrick’s Day Fun

Lots of green and a fun disco in the Gym with all our artwork on display.


We finished December with a visit from the very jolly fellow dressed in red. Santa arrived, sleigh and all, and every child got an opportunity to meet him and receive a present.

Santa Arrives!!! We all went out to Welcome him

Meeting Santa!

Christmas Carol Service and Disco

Our students enjoyed participating in a lovely Christmas Concert, which they had been practicing for over several weeks. and it was lovely to see so many families able to attend. Our Amber Flag committee were also busy organising a Christmas disco for everyone to finish off.

Christmas Concert

Christmas Disco

Happy Retirement to Marian Flanagan

Marian was a long serving and respected member of St Anne’s community who was dedicated and committed to teaching our students and advocating for our school throughout her many years here. We would like to acknowledge Marion’s support, loyalty and professionalism and wish her a healthy, happy and productive retirement.

A sad farewell to Joe Delaney our wonderful woodwork teacher

We would like to congratulate Joe on his new job, and wish him luck in the future. Unfortunately, we will feel his loss, as Joe has been an integral part of our school community, coming up with fabulous projects for the students, even through on-line Covid teaching, and making woodwork techniques and tools accessible to each and every student in the senior classes.

Joe, you are a ‘class’ act!!

October and Halloween

What a busy month!! More Autumn activities, but also a very important event for the town of Roscrea. They played in the County Intermediate Cup, so we made a banner to support them….and they won!!

We had lots of fun activities for Halloween with dressup, a disco, and a visit from the Roscrea Hurlers to show us the Seamus O’Riain Cup. We were very excited!!!!


Dizzy Deliveries: The first kids TV show with Lámh Signs!

We were excited to watch this new show to help us learn about our LAMH signs. The Junior classes all met in the GP room to watch the very first show and practice our signs with each other. Now we meet every Wednesday to watch this series all together.

September and Autumn

Loads of activities from Autumn scavenger hunts, woodwork, music therapy and enjoying the school grounds while the weather was good.

Introducing the members of our School Council for 2022-2023

Looking forward to a busy year ahead!


Welcome back!