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School Closure

Scoil Mhuire will be closed again on Tuesday, October 17th 2017 following the directive of the Minister for Education (Hurricane Ophelia). https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2017-Press-Releases/PR2017-10-16a.html ...
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Announcement!

Scoil Mhuire will remain closed on Monday, October 16th 2017 in keeping with the directive from the Department of Education (Red Weather Alert). https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2017-Press-Releases/PR2017-10-15a.html ...
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Skip n Rope!!

Scoil Mhuire had two wonderful days of skipping in September. Mark McCabe from SkipnRope came and introduced his wonderful skipping techniques to each pupil in the school. The girls enjoyed the skipping sessions and it is wonderful to see them practising their skipping skills at lunch break. The aim is to introduce children and teachers to the world of skipping. Skipping is a terrific form of exercise that helps a child’s agility, balance, hand-eye co-ordination and ...
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Bookfair

A total of €3,800 worth of books have been purchased in Scoil Mhuire this September and will be enjoyed greatly by the children at home! Scholastic Books award a voucher worth 60% of this sales figure to Scoil Mhuire to spend on books for our school. We are delighted to have a generous budget this year to boost the books that are available in each of our classroom libraries for all the children to enjoy ...
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Scoil Mhuire Family Walk

The Parents and Friends Association would like you to join us for a fun-filled family walk in the Ballincollig Regional Park on Friday 22nd September at 6:30pm! Our walk will follow the marked Michael O'Donovan Running Route, starting at the Allotments car park. All children will receive a map of the park at the starting point, and there will be activity stations along the route. The Scoil Mhuire Family Walk is a fundraising activity; each ...
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Welcome Back!

Fáilte Romhaibh go léir! Our school year has got off to a wonderful start! The girls came into school on the first day of term full of their characteristic enthusiasm and good spirit! As a staff we keep saying it: our girls are an absolute pleasure to work with. Thank you for everything you do to make our school community the special place it is. Thank you for your attention to getting your daughter ready ...
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Crazy Hair Day!

Scoil Mhuire's Parents and Friends Association organised a really creative fundraiser this year on June 27th! We all really enjoyed the crazy hair day! ...
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STEM Fun: Robotics Workshop with 4th class

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics!! Our senior classes in particular have many opportunities to get involved in applying their scientific and mathematical knowledge to technology and engineering - Coder Dojo, Robotics and the science club being options for children in 4th, 5th and 6th classes. This year 4th class had a Robotics workshop that they really enjoyed! You can see that they made their own robots and took them on a tour of the school!! ...
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Touch Typing

Touch typing is an important skill in today’s technical world and it takes time to develop both speed and accuracy. We have set up accounts for the children in 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th classes on Typing.com. The children will have a chance to practise touch typing during their weekly computer class. We would greatly encourage additional practice at home if possible. The children each have an individual login and password that can be used at home as ...
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The Reel Picture!

The whole school took a walk to the cinema today - for some it was the highlight of the year! Many thanks to our Parents and Friends Association who not only helped to fund the trip but helped us to cross the roads safely on the way to the cinema and on our way back. Pupils in each class had a chance to vote from a selection of films earlier in the week and we finally ...
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