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St Multose Are Primary School Division One Table Tennis Champions!
32 teams consisting of 140 players competed in the Schools League for Primary and Secondary schools over a number of divisions. Going with the intention of just having fun, St Multose entered their first ever team.
The school was surprised and delighted when the team came back with gold medals after they became Primary School Champions in the top division!
All four team players train with SouthCoast Table tennis Club trained by Alan Hurley.
Mental Health Awareness Day
Thursday, the 10th of October marked World Mental Health Awareness Day and the children from 5th and 6th class were invited to Actons Hotel to attend an event organised by Ger Rice from Kinsale Youth Support Services.
Speakers from organisations such as the the Kinsale Youth Cafe, the Samaritans, Safe Surf, Meitheal, Crossfit and An Garda Síochána were present to promote and make the children aware of the supports which exist in Kinsale to help them when they or their family are going through tough times in their lives. The message was clear-it’s okay, not to feel okay.
Colette Forde, a student from UCC presented her one woman play based on her experiences of mental health and the issues which led to her seeking therapy. Many of the themes resonated with her audience.
While the play concluded, two pupils from 6th class were busy giving interviews to RTÉ. Olivia Connaughton and Seán O' Callaghan were picked to give their views on the issues which face children of their age in relation to mental health. Despite being put on the spot and faced with Teresa Mannion and a camera, they spoke eloquently and with great maturity. You can view the events at https://www.rte.ie/player/series/news2day/SI0000001210?epguid=IH000369232
To recognise the importance of Mental Health in our school and in the lives of our pupils, we have engaged in the Amber Flag initiative. This flag promotes creating a healthy and inclusive environment that supports mental well being. We look forward to your support throughout the academic year.
On Tuesday 25th of June the children entertained a captive audience. Miss Giles's recorder group performed three pieces with musical accompaniment. The Infants performed a folk dance, sang an Irish song and recited Irish poetry. First and second class also sang songs and recited poetry. Fifth and sixth class brought us aliens on Earth. The choir, led by Phoebe, sang two gospel songs. The show ended with third and fourth classes performance of the Jungle Book. The children performed wonderfully and everybody enjoyed the show.
The children travelled to Cuskinny Court for their activity tour on Friday 21st June. It was a beautiful sunny day which was helpful when the children tackled the muddy assault course. Their was fierce competition during the grass sledging and team games. The children learned how to survive if they are ever lost in the woods. The day ended with a sing-song around the camp fire; even the teachers busted some moves. Everyone was starving so they were delighted to be welcomed home by the P.A. with sausages and burgers sizzling on the barbeque.
Huge thanks to the Parent Association for all the fundraising during the year. Here are photos of some of the fantastic OT equipment the school was able to purchase with the money raised. This equipment is being used by the pupils to develop their fine motor and gross motor skills in a way that keeps them engaged and having fun!
Representatives from Kinsale Tidy Towns and Supervalu visited St Multose on Wednesday 15th May and gifted us with a selection of flowers and plants. We hope to further promote biodiversity in our school, adding to the great work our Green Team began last year when we were awarded our Green Flag for Biodiversity. The Tidy Towns team will return in September to see our progress.
On Tuesday night last, the pupils from third, fourth, fifth and sixth class took part in the opening night of the 70th annual Cór Fhéile na Scól with a medley of Queen songs The performance was the culmination of four weeks hard work where the pupils learned lyrics, choreographed dances and perfected their moves. And what a performance it was! The pupils sang and danced their hearts out. We as a staff were so proud of them and the way in which they represented our school. An audience of a thousand strong which included the Lord Mayor would daunt even the most experienced performer, but our choir! Well done to all our rockstar boys and girls!
CybersafeIreland school talks
We were delighted to host a parent's talk and pupil workshop with CybersafeIreland this week. There was a great turn out of parents last night to our own Ann Hart giving her inaugural talk. We welcomed Clíona Curley from head office at both the parents evening and the children's talks. 3rd - 6th classes responded positively, engaging with the discussion. It was lovely to see how aware the children are about the different social media apps and the best ways to keep safe online. Each child has been given a flyer today to discuss with you at home. For more information visit
We loved hearing all about Dr. Tara Shine's visit to Antarctica earlier in the year. It's inspiring to discover the work being done by Homework Bound for women in STEM. Daithí, our school mascot, loved his trip, making friends with the penguins but giving the leopard seals a wide birth. Thank you to Tara for organising the signing of our school polo shirt by all her follow scientists.
Seachtain na Gaeilge
We had great craic last week for Seachtain na Gaeilge at St. Multose.
There were a variety of language and cultural events from a table quiz as Gaeilge to a Céilí mór!
Bhí an craic againn an seachtain seo deireadh ag Naomh Multois i gcóir Seachtain na Gaeilge
Bhi eachtraí éagsúla ar súil ar feadh na seachtaine.
Bhí na Naoináin ag imirt cluichí as Gaeilge.
Bhí na daltaí mora ag léamh le na daltaí óige.
Bhí Tráth gCesit ar súil. An feidir leatsa e seo a réitigh?
Reitigh an anagram seo: “DRAMA” ( Nod: bhuf! )
Bhíomar ag cleachta rince nua “Ballaí Luimnigh” sa Ceillí mór.
Bhain na daltaí an sult as na heachraí go léir!
Assembly for Armistice Day: 08/11/18 10:55
Grandparents, parents, staff and children gathered for our assembly today. Rev. Peter introduced the assembly and led our time of silence leading up to 11 a.m. He recalled about last week’s assembly when he spoke of the United Nations flag and the symbolism of the olive tree which took pride of place at the front, surrounded by photographs and medals brought to school by the children.
Project work about World War 1 decorated the classroom walls.
5th and 6th class pupils recited The Soldier’s Grave by Francis Ledwidge and narrated the assembly accompanied by images on the IWB.
As the Roll of Honour from St. Multose Church was read aloud, children from 4th class brought up the poppies they’d made, using a shamrock as background; each had the name of a soldier from the parish who had died during the First World War written on it. Rev. Peter will use these poppies during his Remembrance Sunday service.
Before the blessing, Isaiah 2: 4-5 was read.
Parents, children and staff shared their personal histories; stories of relatives who had fought in WW1 – those who returned and those who did not. It was a poignant occasion and those visitors who attended found it moving and beautifully prepared.
Animal Magic Visit
On Friday 28th September, Animal Magic came to school. The infants adored the variety of animals on show: two bearded dragons called Betty and Bruce, Poppy and Peppa the South American Chinchillas, Leah the long eared owl, Millie and Lily the most beautiful doe rabbits and of course Fiachra the Boa Constrictor. Rosie and Denis, the owners, have a wonderfully calm way with the animals and indeed with the children and the children were fascinated to learn about each of the animals. Who knew that snakes have no eyelids or that if you turn a chinchilla up-side-down they think they can turn into a helicopter!
Kinsale Culture Night 2018
A group of children from 4th - 6 class gave a stunning performance at this years Culture Night in St Multose Church on Friday 21st September.
School Tour 2018
ISSA Athletics CIT
The senior boys of St.Multose had a fun outing to the local rugby pitch where they took part in a blitz. The boys stood shoulder to shoulder and played well as a team. All were impressed by the level of team play and passing that St.Multose displayed. Well done boys!
This year's 2nd class hockey blitz took place in Sáile where our students got on very well. There were some great moments of team work and some very stylish play amongst the children. The trophy was to be presented to the team that best displayed fair play. Our students were great at showing fair play and kindness to the other teams which was very encouraging to see. What was also encouraging was the level of ability of many of the students of 2nd class in St.Multose to play Hockey! Well done boys and girls!
P.A. Quiz Night
Our gratitude goes to Centra for sponsoring the prizes. The Trident Hotel was a great venue and the staff had prepared the room perfectly. They donated a bottle of Prosecco to the raffle. Our quiz winners were Team Brandes with a score of 54. It was a nail biting finale, requiring a tie break round to decide 2nd place. Team Gault/Brown emerged in 2nd place and Team Harte came 3rd. Well done to the many “performers” who entertained everyone between rounds.
Our next event is bag packing in SuperValu on Saturday 5th May from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. If you can help out at some point that day, please contact the office or your class rep.
CÓR FHÉILE 2018
ST PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
Children from St Multose dressed up this year as famous Irish sports people past and present. It was a bitterly cold day but spirits were high and the town was full of people. Everyone put a lot of effort into making their costumes and the entire parade was well attended and supported. It was great to see so many other floats and people’s costumes as well. Thank you to all of the parents who helped make children’s costumes and those who attended and supervised on the day.
CHILD SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT
The Board of Management ratified the Child Safeguarding Statement on 08/03/2018. All school personnel, including members of the Board of Management has undergone Child Protection Training.
SCHOOL SINGING WORKSHOP SAINT FINBARRE'S CATHEDRAL
On Tuesday 27th February, our school choir attended a singing workshop led by the Director of Music, Peter Stobart and Assistant Director, Phoebe Chow. A number of school choirs who are taking part in the Diocesan Music in Schools Programme attended the event. Each choir performed a piece from the repertoire which they have been learning back in their schools. They also engaged in some musical warm-ups and part singing activities. This was a most enjoyable morning.
CREDIT UNION QUIZ
Congratulations to our quiz teams who took part in this years Credit Union Quiz on Friday 26 January. Special well done to our U11's who eventually came 2nd following two nail biting tie - breaks.
STORYTELLER BARRY MOLONEY VISIT
We had a wonderful time on Friday with storyteller Barry Moloney where he shared some fascinating stories about pirates and giants. We got to see the actual height of the Kinsale giant Patrick Cotter. Thank you Barry!
CORK SIMON APPEAL - CHRISTMAS JUMPERS!
We have had a fabulous week wearing our Christmas Jumpers and donating to the Cork Simon Community Christmas Jumper Appeal. Everyone was so very generous and together we raised over €500! Thank you to all.
KINSALE TIDY TOWNS AWARDS NIGHT
Parents and pupils enjoyed the annual Kinsale Tidy Towns Awards Night in Actons Hotel on 20th November. The children collected their highly commended plaques and feasted on the delicious spread.
PEOPLE FROM HISTORY - DRESS UP FRIDAY
Children and staff came to school today dressed as people or characters from history. There was a fantastic range of historical dress. We all had great fun on the last day of term!
The P.A. hosted the Harvest Fair and carnival event on Saturday 7th October. The highlight of the day was the display of scarecrows for our inaugural competition. The standard of creativity and construction was phenomenal. First prize went to the Howey family, second prize went to the Magyar family and third prize went to the O'Callaghan family. The games area was ably run by parents and senior pupils: there was water, slime and flour a plenty! The senior classroom sold sweets, cookbooks along with 2018 Dogs for the Disabled Calendars. Sausages and cakes were sold as refreshment. The weather was mild and dry so encouraged a great turn-out on the day. Well done and grateful appreciation to everyone who helped and supported the event.
KINSALE LITERARY FESTIVAL WRITING COMPETITION WINNERS!
The children had a creative writing workshop with Niamh Prior on September 12th. Following this we practised expressing our ideas based on the senses. The completed poetry and prose was entered in the Words by Water writing competition. We were delighted with Ethan’s 1st prize in poetry and Sarah, Tessa, Seán and Thomas’ highly commended pieces. The children read their texts in the Lord Kingsale on 5th October as part of the Kinsale Literary Festival.
We had a wonderful dog walk on Saturday 16th September. Grateful thanks to Joanne and Sully for hosting the event and providing human and doggy treats. The children pledged to be Green Dog Walkers and to ‘leave only paw prints behind’. Along the Scilly Walk, we collected rubbish and dog poo – we were dismayed to discover how much rubbish had been left behind! Thank you to Jane Connaughton for filming the event.
HERITAGE OPEN DAYS
School had a very hands on and active start to the year with a visit from a Heritage Expert, Sonja Caldwell. During this visit the children learned how to weave grass while learning about the importance of plants and weeds for Biodiversity.
SCHOOL TOUR (1st - 6th Class)
The children from 1st to 6th class spent the day at Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre where they participated in a variety of activities such as climbing, orienteering, kayaking and zip lining. This was followed by a very tasty BBQ back at school. Thank you to all who were involved.
SCHOOL TOUR (Junior & Senior Infants)
Junior and Senior Infants had a great day at The Farm, Grenagh on their school tour this year. When we arrived, the children had a go at milking a cow in the parlour and petting some puppies and rabbits. Then we visited the ducks, ponies and donkeys. The adventure playground was brilliant fun: go-carting, zip-wiring and tackling the obstacle course. After a trip in the barrel train, there was time for a quick snack before going for a ride with Ted the Tractor. We spent time petting the lambs and meeting the cobb horse, mule and jennet. Everyone was intrigued by the new born calf learning to walk on his spindly legs. The goats and kids were a big hit, although the pigs were too lazy to come and visit us. We visited the museum and discovered household appliances from long ago; the changes in telephone technology amused everyone. We went “back to school” in the 1960s classroom and went shopping for interesting hair appliances, wooden roller skates, music players and cash registers. There was time to play with the ride on farm machinery before a quick lunch and back to school for the Parent Association barbeque.
ISSA Athletics 2017
Congratulations to all of our athletes on winning the small schools trophy at this years IASS Athletics competition in CIT on Thursday 8th June. The team captains, Trenton Spencer and Gabriella Bowen, received the trophy on behalf of the team. Well done to everyone who took part, especially the many medal winners. Thank you to the parent volunteers who assisted on the day.
1ST & 2ND CLASS HOCKEY BLITZ
Children from 1st and 2nd class were treated to three hockey training sessions by Kinsale Hockey Club followed by an interschool's Blitz in Sáile. The event was run superbly and everyone played really well.
SPORTS DAY 2017
We were blessed with a dry and pleasant day for our Sports Day on Friday 12th May. This year's champions were the Hawks, captained by Jacob and Honey. Everyone seemed to have a lovely time and the day ended with a family picnic. Thank you to everyone who came to cheer on the children and the volunteers who took part in the sponge throwing game!
HOCKEY 2016- 2017
The hockey season has come to an end for another year. It was a busy season with many children from 3rd to 6th class taking part in training each Monday from 2.30-3.30pm. We were very lucky to have two parents on board this year to help with the coaching, Anna Baker and Annette Cotter. Many thanks for your contributions and time. The children took part in a number of Saturday morning matches at Ashton Comprehensive School hockey grounds. Wile some matches were challenging, we managed to gain plenty match experience and made some new friends along the way. The season draws to a close each year with the ISSA Hockey Tournament and Hockey Blitz, both taking place at Garryduff Sports Centre this year. Well done to all who participated and competed throughout the year! We wish our sixth class players all the best in their future hockey adventures!
Cór Fhéile na Scol 2017
Well done to the children who performed songs from the Lion King on 29th March. They looked fantastic in their costumes and sang and danced wonderfully. They sang Roth Mór an tSaoil (Circle of Life), Hakuna Matata and I Just Can’t Wait to be King. They enjoyed the other performances too; musical theatre, Irish dancing, traditional music groups and Blarney Street Boys’ rock band.
Congratulations to Ms. Nestor and her husband, Alan, on the birth of baby Ruadh Micheál Drumm last week.
Congratulations also to the children who took part in the St Patrick's Day Parade. The Children of Lir won the Junior Award!
GAA INDOOR CAMOGIE/HURLING BLITZ
Children from 5th and 6th class took part in the Kinsale GAA indoor Camogie and Hurling Blitz's Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th February. They all had a great time playing against the other schools in Saile.
ACTIVE FLAG - OPERATION TRANSFORMATION 10@10!
The whole school took part in the Active Flag Operation Transformation 10@10 on Friday 10th February where children took part in 10 minutes of exercise at 10am. They had great fun passing the 'hot potato' and running in the field.
CREDIT UNION QUIZ 2017
Well done to out junior and senior quiz teams who took part in the Credit Union quiz in The Trident on Monday 30th January. The had a great time and were narrowly pipped at the post for a prize. Each child got a snack and a memory stick.
5th and 6th class enjoyed a wonderful performance by the TY students from Ashton School on Wednesday 18th January. The singing and dancing was amazing and the audience was excited by the special effects.
PYJAMA DAY 2017
On Friday 13th January, everyone came to school in pyjamas. We are supporting David Twomey, a past pupil, who is in TY in Bandon Grammar School who will be travelling to Kolkata in March with the Hope Foundation. We had a very cosy day and raised €549!
GAA LADIES FOOTBALL TEAM
The GAA Ladies football team visited the school on Wednesday 21st December with three of the four trophy's they won this year. Their enthusiasm and message of team work was inspiring. Lisa and Lorraine Copithorne, two of the team, are past pupils of St.Multose School.
SCHOOL COOKBOOK - MULTOSE MUNCHIES
We are very pleased and proud of our new School Cookbook, Multose Munchies!
The inspiration for the book came, not from staff or parents but actually a pupil in the school. Vivienne, who is seven years old, in first class and loves all kinds of food.
Cookbooks are €22, to order please call the office 021 477 4106
Thank you to all of the children and their parents for providing the family recipes as well as great thanks to our sponsors from the local business community, without their support we would not have been able to produce such a fantastic high end product.
DOGS FOR THE DISABLED COFFEE MORNING RAISED €1,145
Thank you to everyone who supported the Dogs for the Disabled Coffee Morning we raised a fantastic amount on the day!
Thank you to all who supported our Team Hope appeal, we were delighted with the response, 90 shoe boxes were collected.
Thank you Eamonn Cagney who came into school on Monday 14th November and provided all classes with a very enjoyable lesson in music and rhythm on the drums.
TIDY TOWNS AWARDS 2016
Members from the Green Schools Committee were delighted to pick up a Special Achievement Award at the Tidy Towns Presentation Awards Evening recently. Well done to all involved!
POSITIVE AGEING COMPETITION
Congratulations to Robbie, Tessa, Laoise and Gaby on being awarded prizes in this years Positive Ageing Competition!
DOGS FOR THE DISABLED
Kate Durrant visited the school on Wednesday 21st September with four Golden Retrievers. She is “foster parent” to one of the dogs, Ivy, who will be trained as an assistance dog when she is 2 years old. The children asked lots of questions about caring for the dogs, their training and the sorts of jobs assistance dogs do to help children with disabilities to live a full life.
Well done to Honey, Tessa, Sarah, Hannah, Zoe, Charlotte and Laoise who sang so beautifully at the Culture Night concert in St. Multose Church. It was a wonderful concert of music, words and song. Congratulations to everyone who took part or were involved in the organisation.
It’s back to school season in schools around the country. In the Church of Ireland Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross there are 20 primary schools and 3 second level schools. For one granny – Elsie Gash from Nohoval Parish – it was an exciting and busy day as she was on hand to be with her 10 grandchildren, all of whom were starting the school year at St Multose National School, Kinsale, County Cork. With one starting and one going to sixth class it will be the one year all Elsie’s grandchildren will be together in the same primary school.
ST FIN BARRE'S CATHEDRAL CHOIR
One of our senior pupils has joined the St Fin Barre's Cathederal Choir and led the singing at the Diocesan Synod on June 11th.
JUNIOR LOCAL HERO SCHOOL AWARDS
On Monday 20th June Gabi Normanton (S.I.) was honoured by Kinsale Tidy Towns and Supervalu, along with four other national school children, with Junior Local Hero School Awards. It was a lovely occasion with images of the work being done in the five Kinsale primary schools to keep their environments clean and tidy shown. Captain Phil Devitt read the submissions from each school as the children were presented with plaques and prize hampers sponsored by Supervalu. Richard (and Isabelle) Dorman, Clo and Lexi O'Leary, Fay Tyner, Charlie Gilbert and Ms. Whitley from our Green School Committee, along with parents, Ms. Nestor and Miss Giles were in attendance to support Gabi. Congratulations to Lily Fitzgerald, a 6th class pupil from Summercove School on winning the Kinsale Junior Local Hero trophy. The Junior Local Hero is a wonderful initiative which should inspire others to become involved in making the local environment a more beautiful place. Well done to all involved.
ISSA Athletics at CIT 2016
Competitors and spectators enjoyed a great day at the Interschool Sports in CIT on Thursday 9th June. It was warm and dry. All the children competed enthusiastically with medals being won in all disciplines. Congratulations to Elma Renault-Pallone, Ethan Quarry, Louis McVitty, Gaby Bowen, Penny Semple, Joshua Giles, James Dwyer, Billy O'Riordan, Maya Meade, Laoise O'Mahony and Hannah O'Brien who won medals and earned points for the school. We were delighted to win the small schools trophy again. It was a long exhausting day but great fun.
KINSALE OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTRE
5th and 6th classes had a lovely morning kayaking at the Dock Beach thanks to Kinsale Outdoor Education Centre and the Parent Association. It was a beautiful sunny morning which added to the pleasure.
SPORTS DAY AND FLAG RAISING 2016
Friday 21st began optimistically dry and was perfect for photographs when members of Kinsale Tidy Towns and staff from Supervalue visited the school at 10am to plant fruit trees in the garden. We're delighted to add blackberries and blueberries to our stock as well as more strawberries, red currants and blackcurrants. The school Tidy Town/Green School Comittee helped out.
Despite the promising beginning to the day, rain fell as we began our sprints on the strip at the back of the school. The remaining events moved indoors to the hall. Regardless of the weather the children enjoyed participating and earing points fro their house teams. This years winning team was Hawks, with Falcons in 2nd place and Osprays in 3rd. Well done to everyone who took part and gave it their best.
Catherine Russell, from an Taisce arrived at 1pm for the raising of our 4th green flag. Speeches were held indoors and the flag was held by members of the commitee. Congratulations to everyone who helped us to achieve success. Now we move on to the Biodiversity flag!
The day ended with an indoor picnic. Thanks you to the girls from Mr Kings room who helped sweep the floor afterwards.
TAG RUGBY TOURNAMENT
Everyone enjoyed a great morning of tag rugby at Ringmahon on Saturday 14th. The children were coached by Tom O'Riordan (5th/6th) and Clive Collins (3rd/4th). The senior team won the plate play-off game.
Thank you to everyone who came and supported us and particular thanks to Tom and Clive.
CÓR FHÉILE 2016
Congratulations to all the participants in this year's Cor Fheile na Scol. Their performance stood out on the night because the children looked fantastic in their 1920s costumes (many thanks to parents for sourcing such authentic clothing and accessories) and they sang and danced beautifully. Maya, Laoise, Gaby and Maja did a wonderful job choreographing in the dance moves for Fat Sam's Grandslam Speakeasy. The children enjoyed the other acts too; particularly the brass band from Clonmel.
ST PATRICK'S DAY - BISHOP'S SERVICE
On St. Patrick's Day our school Proclamation for a New Generation was presented at the civic service in St. Fin Barre's Cathedral. Children from primary schools across the diocese followed the choir and city dignitaries in the opening procession. The Proclamations will remain in the cathedral during the Easter celebrations. During his sermon, Right Rev. Dr. Paul Colton referred to the common themes of inclusion, homelessness, diversity and equality in the schools' Proclamations and suggested that those T.D.s and Councillors present would do well to read them and follow their hopes and dreams for the Ireland of the future. Refreshments were served in the palace following the service. Bishop Paul and Mrs. Colton are always generous in opening their home on these occasions.
Well done to all the pupils and staff who dressed up as a dog for our charity Dog's Trust Ireland. There were some very imaginative and creative costumes - so thank you to everyone who took part and to those parents and carers who put in their time and effort to make their children look Barking Mad for the day! We raised nearly €300 for the charity
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Louis McVitty who has become our Chess Champion 2016. A Big Well done also to runner up Joshua Pattison and joint 3rd place runners up Sean Collins and James Dwyer! Also a big thank you to and congratulations to everyone who took part - this was a very enjoyable lunchtime club and all the children who took part had great fun!
CREDIT UNION QUIZ
Well done to both quiz teams who represented the school at the Credit Union Quiz on February 1st. The Under 11 team led the race until the final couple of rounds where, sadly, they were pipped at the post. It was a great evening and the children had a great time.
This year, St Multose NS is hoping to achieve our Active School Flag. It is a way of encouraging and improving physically activity and making our school more aware of the benefits of being active.
The ASF committee organised our first activity-a lunchtime league which took place from the 23rd to the 30th of November. The members decided to choose rounders as the sport and devised a timetable and teams. Every lunchtime, six teams assembled on the allocated pitches and played a game of rounders. Everyone agreed, it was great fun! The teams were divided into junior and senior groups, so pupils played with children from other classes.
A very special thank you must be given to the Active Schools Committee;
Anish Nugent, Ali Cotter, Donncha O' Riordan, Robbie Farley, Zoe McLaughlin
Honey Good, Billy O' Riordan
They worked tirelessly during the week in setting up the equipment, refereeing the matches and generally lending a hand in the organising of the event. Well done!
We were also very lucky to have a parent, Annette Cotter come into school to present the winners of the lunchtime league with their plate, but also to talk to us about her career in athletics. Annette chatted to the pupils about healthy eating, her training, races she has won and the benefits of exercise. She also brought in the equipment she uses and showed us a selection of the medals she has won. The pupils looked through a scrap book of all her achievements. Everyone was very enthusiastic about improving their ability to be active after Annettes visit!
Ms. Nestor & Mrs. Buttimer
On Tuesday 1st December we had a visit from three members of the Irish Defence forces; Lieutenant Elizabeth Barrett, Petty Officer Stuart Hamilton and Private Dwyer. Lieutenant Barrett spoke to the school about the upcoming centenary of the Proclamation of Independence and the commemoration of this which will take place on 15th March 2016. Petty Office Hamilton read out the Proclamation with help of one of our 6th Class boys. An Irish flag was presented to the school and received by a 6th class boy and junior infant girl. Lieutenant Barrett talked about how to care for and look after flag as well as the history of the flag. Children asked questions and sang our National Anthem "Amhrán na bhFiann"