Cork City Sports Day 2019

Cork City Sports Day 2019

Ms Hallissey, Ms Dillon, Ms Driscoll and Ms Travers were all at CIT on Thursday, 30th May to watch our running squad take part in the annual sprints and relay races for primary schools all over the city and county of Cork. This is an amazing event with thousands of children taking part in the days events.

Our team trained hard leading up to the event and found new friendships during those training sessions. Whether taking part in a sprint or a relay team, the girls discovered how important their support of each other is leading up to the big event. Ms Hallissey was very pleased with the effort and wonderful behaviour of each of our runners.

On the day, we performed very well and sincere congratulations to you all. Many thanks to Ms Hallissey for all the work she put into the preparation for the event.

Garden Project 2019

Garden Project 2019

To Ms O’Shea, Siobhán, Jackie and the Gardening Committee,

Well done to you all. The garden looks amazing and more importantly you are leading us all to be more conscious of our responsibilities to the world we live in. I know that your project this year and the Green Schools project, biodiversity, were very much linked. I know that both committees worked hand in hand to achieve their goals. The fruit of your work is both beautiful to behold and practical for the living creatures in our school environment. I have seen bug hotels, bird boxes, bat boxes, butterfly gardens to mention but a few. We wish you all the best in the Garden Competition but letting you know you are winners to us regardless of the result of that competition.

Many thanks to you all,

Bn Uí Shuilleabháin

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Sciath na Scol May 2019

Sciath na Scol May 2019

We have such a strong tradition of sporting activities in our school. One of the many sports our students enjoy is camogie. For the past three years we have been at the finals of Sciath na Scol. That is a tremendous reflection on the sporting students we have in our community and the adults in our community who support and encourage them to take part in sport. We have a very sporty after schools programme including Acti-club,tennis, basketball and camogie. We have many students attending these after school activities, enjoying the company of their fellow students after school hours and busily improving their skills in a wide range of sporting activities.

Our camogie team this year put serious work into their training sessions and prepared very well for the event. They played as a team in each of their games learning as they travelled on that journey together that the key ingredient in great teams is the camaraderie and support that each gives the other. They went on that pitch in Pairc Uí Rinn set on doing their absolute best and that is exactly how they performed. They gave it 100%. On the day we came up against a very good team, Walterstown, and victory was their’s on this occasion. Ironically, we played the same team in the final last year, and we were the victors.

Our players were upset but will be the better for experiencing both the joy of victory, the disappointment of defeat and the importance of friendship. Well done girls, you did your school and yourselves proud.

A special thanks to Ms Kelleher who coached them and supported them this year.  Special thanks to Ms Keohane and Siobhán who were there for them too. A particularly special thanks to Derek Good, Maria O’Neill and Celine Crowe plus the Barrs Club who were great support to the girls also.IMG-20190523-WA0007 IMG-20190523-WA0002

Easter Camp 2019

Easter Camp 2019

Thanks to the many members of staff who organised and lead our Easter Camp 2019. From start to finish it was a great camp for our students. They all had such fun and made new friends in their groupings. They experienced such a great variety of activities each day. The children were a credit to themselves, their families and their school. This camp would not have been possible without the planning and meetings that the staff organised in preparation for the event. Thanks again to all involved.IMG-20190425-WA0024IMG-20190425-WA0002IMG-20190426-WA0006

Science Blast – 22nd May 2019

Science Blast – 22nd May 2019

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We had a blast at the Science Blast Expo in MIC, Limerick. The team of students and their teacher, Mr Mullins presented their project to the many visiting schools on the day of the event. They were so confident and articulate in their presentation, impressing the judges and the many students they spoke to on the day. They had a very popular project with great interactive activities for each visitor to enjoy. The topic was very relevant to both adults and students alike with the question being investigated ‘How does screen-time learning v paper-time learning compare?’. Well done to the Science Blast team. Ms Manning and I had a great day of science and fun with our students. We also got to visit some workshops and science talks during the day. All in all a very educational trip and well worth the early start at 7.15 a.m..