Seachtain na Gaeilge

Bhain na paistí taitneamh as Seachtain na Gaeilge. Tharla a lán rudaí timpeall na scoile.

Cuireadh fáilte mhór roimh grúpa ceoltórí le haghaidh ceolchoirm ar maidin. Buíochas mór le Ms.Carey agus a cairde Bhí craic agus ceoil againn. Bhí cailín ó rang a dó leis a bosca ceol ag cabhrú leis an ngrúpa ceoltóirí ar stáitse.

Cuireadh an tionóil míosúil ar súil ar an gCéadaoin. Bhí ‘An Haca’, An Dreoilín, amhráin, rannta, píosaí ceoil le huirlisí agus dánta á thaispeáint ag daltaí na scoile le haghaidh.

Bhí céilí mór sa chlós.Bhí gach paiste ag baint triail as an Gaeilge.

Rinne gach rang leabhair Gaielge le haghaidh Seachtaine na Gaeilge chomh maith. Bhí seans ag na páistí na leabhair eile a fheiceáíl i rith an tseachtain.

Green Schools Update

The committee have been working very hard on getting the Travel theme up and running. They have conducted travel surveys amongst all the children and staff in the school. They have conducted a speed survey at the front of the school. Class teachers are teaching children a variety of lessons about travel.

They have run a variety of competitions. They ran a colouring competition in Juniors to 1st. A different colouring page was coloured by each class and a winner chosen from them. 2nd – 6th were involved in running a logo and a slogan competition.  Our  travel slogan is – Reduce, reuse, bicycle; this is our new life cycle.


Spanish Classes

Our 6th class have just finished their taster classes for Spanish.
We were lucky to receive a grant for resources and books from PPLI.
Ms. Linehan spent the past few weeks teaching them vocabulary & basic Spanish conversations.
The children also learned about some of the traditions & culture in Spain.
Classes were fun & active: all the children participated with enthusiasm.
Hopefully that will wet their appetite for learning a new language in Secondary school!

Percussion Workshop

In January, the children enjoyed a fabulous percussion workshop. Two members from Bangers & Crash Percussion (Alex Petcu and Caitriona Frost) took them on a musical journey around the world visiting the Carribbean, Africa, Spain, the Middle East, the frozen North and the Far East. The children were introduced to some amazing and unique instruments and also got the opportunity to play with them using body percussion.



Children in the infant classes love engaging in Aistear. In Aistear, they undertake many learning activities through play. They learn about languages and how and when to use them; they learn to think and to interact with others and the environment. They learn to be creative and adventurous, to develop working theories about their world, and to make decisions about themselves as learners.

Early childhood marks the beginning of children’s lifelong learning journey. For this reason, this programme is called Aistear, the Irish word for journey.



School Performances

On Wednesday, 14th December there was a hive of excitement in the
school as we had two Christmas shows for families in the halla. At 1.15pm, Ms. Carey’s Junior &
Senior Infants and Ms. Purcell’s Senior Infants & 1st Class melted the hearts of the audience with
their performances of ”Whoops – A – Daisy Angel’ and ‘Shine Star Shine’.
At the 6.30 pm show, Mr. McElroy’s class performed ‘The Elf Olympics’, Ms. Luttrell’s 4th & 5th
Class delivered ‘Jesus’ Christmas Party’ and the final play of the night was from Mr. O’ Callaghan’s
5th & 6th Class with their performance of ‘The Lost Nativity’ where Mary Poppins, Joseph & his
Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat as well as Shrek made an appearance.
The school choir wound up both shows with a truly wonderful display of their talents under the
guidance of Ms. Linehan. Everyone enjoyed the whole school sing along at the end with the full
audience participation.

Upcycling Competition

The Green Schools Committee held an upcycling Christmas decoration competition. Our Christmas tree was fully decorated using the homemade upcycled decorations. The committee were blown away by the number of entries. There were so many great ideas that it was quite the challenge to choose winners! Congratulations to the winners who got a selection of Green School prizes.

Book Fair

We hosted a Book Fair from December 5th to 9th. The children visited the Fair with their classes to explore to wide range of books in the colourful display cases. It was very festive having a book shop in school in the lead up to Christmas. People came at the beginning and end of the day to purchase books. 60% of sales will go back to the school so that we can buy books for the school.

Thanks for your support. It was greatly appreciated!

Singing in Cork Airport

On Thursday 8th December, our school choir gave a special performance in Cork Airport to welcome home the visitors to Cork.
The children from 3rd-6th had been practicing for weeks with Ms. Linehan and were ready to sing loud & proud when their moment came.
Everyone had great fun as the children gave great festive cheer with their singing Christmas songs.
The Lord Mayor even made an appearance & commented on how beautifully they sounded.
At the end of the performance, the children were each gifted with a selection box, which was a welcome treat!
We look forward to a repeat performance next year.