Newsletter March 2017


Elizabeth’s Notes

So successful was Seachtaine na Gaeilge last week that the classes are keeping it all going again this week. Bhí an scoil go léir lán de phóstaeir agus de phictuirí, bhí gach duine ag baint trial as an méid Gaeilge atá ar eolas acu agus bhíodar go léir ag foghlaim níos mó di. Bhí spórt agus spraoi le feiceáil and le cloisteáil i ngach áit tríd na scoile.


S na G


There were competitions and quizzes, games and tricks, music and dancing for everyone. Mar is gnáth, bhí an Oíche Ghaelach plodaithe le daoine and the school ceolchoirm the next day was most enjoyable. Katie H’s Grúpa Ceoil opened the show with some fabulous tunes and following this, every child was involved in their own class performance. It was a Lá Glas to remember.


As Gaeilge

While everyone does their bit and more, Bríd in particular gets this event moving every year.

Go raibh míle maith agat, a Bhríd! Caithfidh go raibh tú lán sásta leis an Féile iontach!


St F


The school choir took part in a wonderful choral event in St Fin Barre’s Cathedral on March 7th. All the school choirs that Peter Stobart directs were there singing a variety of songs. Our choir closed the show with a lovely rendition of the two songs they will perform in the Cork Choral Festival.

And now it’s straight into rehearsals for the big event of the year, the whole school performance of the original Cork Educate Together show ‘Our Many Coloured Days’.




I’m sure there will be requests going home to dress your child in all sorts of weird and wonderful ways so enjoy the fun of it. We’re looking forward to seeing it all come together over the next while. The last performance will be on Thursday April 6th at 7.00pm and then the children will have a 12 0’clock closing the next day for the Easter holidays. We can all sleep for 24 hours before enjoying our two week break.




First and Second Classes are hitting the stage in City Hall the week before on Thursday 30th when they perform in the Cór Fhéile. The singing coming from the rehearsals is beautiful. Well done to Maura and Eric for giving the children this opportunity.


Cor Fheile


Fourth Class enjoyed a visit to the Glucksman Gallery where they got a guided tour of the Gut Instinct Exhibition from Chris, Cillian’s dad. Hugo’s mum, Sally, gave a great talk to 5th and 6th on microbes and kindled a huge interest in the whole area of microbiology. 4th and 6th also enjoyed the workshop they had with a visiting engineer who had them all designing, creating and adapting bridges and helicopters. 3rd and 6th had a very enjoyable and creative workshop facilitated by scriptwriter Gavin, Juno and Esmé’s dad. I noticed seed potatoes being encouraged to sprout on the windowsills in 2nd class. The gardening parents are due in on Friday to help the children plant them. Thanks to Fionn, Lilly Rose and Tadhg’s dad, 1st and 2nd Class will go to an interactive performance of ‘The Gardener’ from Graffiti Theatre in the School Hall on Friday.




Congratulations to the many children from our school who took part in the city’s St Patrick’s Day parade. Looking in on parades from around the country, Cork was the place to be!




It’s a busy time for the PTA too, make sure you catch up on their notes in this newsletter. Thanks so much to all the parents who provided pancakes and came into the school on the day to bring those yummy delicacies around to all the boys and girls in the school. The pancake fairies even left a plate of them in the staffroom. Much appreciated. Thank you!



P.T.A. Notes


Hello everyone, from the PTA.

Following a successful Pancake Tuesday and our cake sale on Wednesday, we have one of our big annual events coming up: the Easter Egg Hunt, which will take place in Farran Woods on Sunday 2nd April.




This is always a really fun event for all of the family. As with all PTA events, we rely on a lot of volunteers to ensure that everyone enjoys themselves.




Sinead and Sam are putting in lots of work, leading the egg decorating sessions: keep an eye out for notifications of more days when this will take place after school.

We will also need volunteers to help at each of the activity stations at the Easter Egg Hunt on the day. If you would like to help out, please contact :


We are also seeking sacks for the sack race event at the egg hunt: if you can provide sacks, please let us know!




The last cake sale of the year, which will be in May, will also be a plant sale, so please take the opportunity now to get plants ready for sale at this event.






Executive Notes


We at the Executive are currently putting our heads together on fundraising ideas ahead of the school’s 30th birthday next year. As part of this drive, we are aiming to make contact with any businesses in the city with an interest in sponsorship or advertising opportunities within the school. So if any parent or guardian runs a business – however big or small, any type – or knows anyone else who does, and would like to hear more about these plans, please get in touch with us. Contact details: Conor O’Toole (Chairperson) on 086-8126413.








Other Notes:

Reminder from Sandra….



If any of your contact details such as phone number, email address or address change, please let Sandra know straight away.





Dates To Remember…………







Monday 27th March:

No school for children because of a training day for teachers.


Thursday 30th March:

1st and 2nd classes Cór Fhéile in the City Hall.


Sunday 2nd April:

Easter Egg Hunt in Farran Woods.


Wednesday 5th April:

‘Our Many Coloured Days’ in the School Hall at 12 p.m.


Thursday 6th April:  

‘Our Many Coloured Days’ in the School Hall.

Two shows……… 1st show at 12 p.m. and 2nd show at 7 p.m.





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