Graduation

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!

Tour: Junior Infants to 2nd

Junior Infants to 2nd hopped onto a double decker bus and spent a day in Fota Wildlife Park. They had the most beautiful weather in which to explore it. They saw numerous different animals and learned facts about them. A picnic was enjoyed in the sunshine!

School Tour 3rd to 6th

3rd to 6th class went on their school tour to Cork. They toured City Gaol where they learned about its history and the stories of former prisoners. They enjoyed lunch in  Fitzgerald’s Park. The day finished in Airtastic where they had great fun in the game zone and played mini golf.
Great fun was had by all !

Green Schools

We were delighted to receive our Water Flag this year. The committee were interviewed online in March and there was an online ceremony on Wednesday, 25th May which we were able to watch. Thanks to Ms. O’ Riordan and her team for all their hard work making us aware of water conservation.

Fun Day

On Monday, 13th June we held a very successful Funday. There were lots of activities arranged for the children such as egg & spoon races, 3 legged races, tug of war, an obstacle course, skipping activities and wellie throwing to mention a few ! There were also a variety of art activities. Many thanks to the PA and the parents who volunteered to help. There was wonderful excitement when the ice-cream van arrived. It was a well earned treat for all ! We also took the opportunity on Monday to raise our Water Flag which we recently received.

Vex

Vex Robotics – On Wednesday, 8th June our 6th Class participated in the Vex Robotics
competition at MTU. They were very successful on the day and won The Teamwork Award. A big thank you to Mr. O’
Callaghan who put a lot of time into preparing the team and the robot!

Cork City Sports

On Friday, 3rd June the school was very well represented at the annual City Sports at MTU. Congratulations to all who participated. On the day the girls under 11 relay team won 3rd place and the boys under 11 relay came 1st. Chris, Ethan, Peter, Conor and Ciara also won individual prizes!

Communion

Communion – On Sat 28th May, the 2nd Class pupils received their First Holy Communion.
They each received a beautiful personalised cupcake from the Parents Association the day
before. They did themselves and us proud!

Friendship Week

Friendship Week was celebrated from 9th – 13th May. 

 

There were lots of different activities planned during the week. All classes explore the qualities of good friends. Each child designed their own fish to add to our Friendship Wall.

The Junior & Senior Infants made Friendship Headbands.

The Senior Classes learned how to make Friendship bracelets.

On Tuesday, the Infants brought in their favourite books and the 3rd & 4th Class pupils read to them in the yard.

On Friday, we all enjoyed a dance along to friendship songs with Tara and The Student Council.

 A big thank you to Mr. O’ Callaghan and 5th & 6th Class for designing and organising the obstacle course. All the children were divided into mixed class groups and the older children helped and guided the Infants through the course. 

Over the last number of weeks, Ms. Linehan has been teaching Spanish to 3rd & 4th Class. After their final class today, they shared a Paella dish which they prepared together. There was a delicious smell of fresh spices wafting through the school making everyone hungry. 

Amazing April

Though we only  had two weeks in school this month, it was certainly a very busy April!
Our Green School Committee organised an amazing World Water Day, jam-packed with fun activities. Thank you to our Committee and Ms O’ Riordan for all your effort and hard work!

The school looked wonderful as we prepared for Easter, and we played St. Lachteen’s in very competitive games of hurling and Camogie, thank you for coming!  Thank you to Mr  O Callaghan and Mr McElroy for all of your training.  6th Class pupil Chris lined out for Cork in the Primary Games and Sarah will be playing at half-time of the Cork v Waterford game on the 15th May, go n-éirí an t-adh leat! 

Congratulations to 5th and 6th Class who celebrated their Confirmation on a beautiful sunny day. It was wonderful to celebrate all together with friends and family. Well done to all of the pupils and Mr O’ Callaghan for their hard work in preparing for their Sacrament.

The infant classes were very excited with their brand-new, high-tech smart boards!! They’re wonderful tools for supporting their learning; whether for the children to prepare their own videos for the class to watch, research, interactive games, or zoom calls with experts. This is in addition to 16 iPads for whole-school use. Thank you Ms Purcell for all of the research and time you invested to make this happen!

The younger classes also started the Food Dudes Programme. Food Dudes is an award-winning curriculum-linked evidence-based healthy eating programme, developed to encourage children to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables. It is based on repeated tastings of fresh fruit and vegetables, rewards and positive role models. The children are wonderful to try new fruits and vegetables every day.

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