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 can increase speed through footwork. It teaches children about rhythm and when put into team routines, it provides them with team work skills and encourages them to have confidence in their sporting ability. It is a great way to exercise, maintain good health while having lots of fun. We hope the girls will continue to skip all year long!

A special thank you to our PFA who covered some of the cost of these two wonderful days!


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 at school.

Many thanks to those who supported the book fair this September!


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 family is asked to pay €5 to participate.

Important: If you come by car, please use the Allotments Car Park or alternatively the car park at the “new church” (Christ Our Light)! The County Council have asked us not to use the main car park at the western side of the Regional Park.

Let’s hope for a sunny evening on Friday 22nd – but even if the skies are a little overcast, we won’t let that spoil our fun, so bring all the family and join in!!

 

 

 


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 for school. It is such important work and you do it every single school day!

A special welcome to our two Junior Infant classes and to their parents: our new pupils have already endeared themselves to us all. We are very impressed with the way they are settling in!

Mise le meas,
Mairéad Ní Mhurchú.


3rd Class Book List

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SCOIL MHUIRE, BALLINCOLLIG THIRD CLASS BOOK LIST 2017/’18

BOOK RENTAL

Book Rental fee: €25 (to be paid the first week of September)

Rental of the following:

  1. English Class Reader (Wonderland Series, Stage 3, Book 1 “Get Set” C.J. Fallon)

  2. English Class Novel

  3. Literacy Leap 3rd Class (A Supplementary Programme for Primary English, Folens)

  4. Spelling Made Easy, Level 1 & 2 (Violet Brand, Brand Books)

  5. Busy at Maths 3 (C.J. Fallon)

  6. Unlocking S.E.S.E. 3rd Class (Folens)

  7. Grow in Love (Third Class/Primary 5) (Religion)

BOOKS TO BE BOUGHT NEW OR SECONDHAND

  1. New Wave Mental Maths 3 (This can only be bought new)

  2. Béal Beo 3 (Edco) (This can only be bought new)

  3. Chambers New School Dictionary (C.J. Fallon)

OTHER REQUISITES

Scoil Mhuire Homework Journal (only available in school shop for €2)

A4 Display Book

Two A4 size (88 page) ‘memorandum’ copybook

Two 120 page copybooks

Five 88 page copybooks

Two 88 page Sum Copies (7 mm small squares)

Pencil; Eraser; Parer; 30 cm ruler

Red Biro

Colouring Pencils

Pritt Stick (with pupil’s name on it)

PLEASE PAY TO CLASS TEACHER OR SECRETARY

15 for VISUAL ARTS & PHOTOCOPYING (OR €30 PER FAMILY)


Senior Infant Book List

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SCOIL MHUIRE, BALLINCOLLIG SENIOR INFANTS CLASS BOOK LIST 2017/’18

  1. BOOK RENTAL €8

Rental of the following:

  1. 3 Core English Class Readers & 6 Supplementary

Readers (Reading Zone Series)

  1. Books for ‘Literacy Lift Off’ programme

  2. Bua na Cainte B’ Irish programme & resources

  1. COPIES & FOLDERS ALL BOUGHT BY SCHOOL €7

  1. CONTRIBUTION FOR VISUAL ARTS & PHOTOCOPYING

15 (OR €30 PER FAMILY) €15

……………….

Total for above three categories €30

PLEASE GIVE €30 TO THE CLASS TEACHER ON OR BEFORE TUES 27th JUNE

BOOKS TO BE BOUGHT NEW

  1. Just Phonics, Senior Infants (educate.ie)

  2. Ready to Write B (Edco)

  3. Busy at Maths, Senior Infants (C.J. Fallon)

  4. Small World (C.J. Fallon)

  5. Grow in Love, Senior Infants/Primary 2 (Religion)

OTHER REQUISITES

Pencil case with parer, eraser, 2 triangular pencils & chunky/wide grip colouring pencils or crayons

Pritt Stick (with pupil’s name on it)

Please label everything!


1st Class Book List

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SCOIL MHUIRE, BALLINCOLLIG FIRST CLASS BOOK LIST 2017/’18

BOOK RENTAL

Book Rental fee: €10 (to be paid the first week of September)

Rental of the following:

  1. 3 English Class Readers, Wonderland Series, C.J.Fallon (‘Looking after Zara’; ‘The New Suit’ & Dancing Shoes for G.G’) & Supplementary Readers

  2. Books for ‘Literacy Lift Off’ Programme

  3. English Class Novels

  4. Spelling Made Easy, Introductory Level (Violet Brand, Brand Books)

  5. Bua na Cainte 1’ Irish programme & resources

BOOKS TO BE BOUGHT NEW

  1. Wonderland Series Skills Book E (C.J.Fallon)

  2. Wonderland Series Skills Book F (C.J.Fallon)

  3. Busy at Maths First Class (C.J. Fallon)

  4. Grow in Love, First Class/Primary 3 (Religion)

OTHER REQUISITES

Scoil Mhuire Homework Journal (only available in school shop for €2)

A4 Display Book (20 pocket)

Plastic Homework Folder (A4 Envelope Button Wallet)

Two HB Pencils; Eraser; Parer; 30 cm ruler

Box of Coloured Pencils

Pritt Stick (with pupil’s name on it); This will need to be replaced as needed

All copybooks will be bought from Class Teacher in September (we buy them in bulk and they are cheaper)

CONTRIBUTION FOR VISUAL ARTS & PHOTOCOPYING

PLEASE PAY €15 TO CLASS TEACHER OR SECRETARY (OR €30 PER FAMILY)


2nd Class Book List

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SCOIL MHUIRE, BALLINCOLLIG SECOND CLASS BOOK LIST 2017/’18

BOOK RENTAL

Book Rental fee: €8 (to be paid the first week of September)

Rental of the following:

  1. 3 English Class Readers, Wonderland Series, C.J. Fallon (‘G.G’S New Job’; ‘A Surprise for Feena’; ‘The Treasure Hunt’) & Supplementary reader ‘Feena’s Second Book of Facts’.

  2. English Class Novels

  3. Spelling Made Easy, Level 1 (Violet Brand, Brand Books)

BOOKS TO BE BOUGHT NEW

  1. Busy at Maths Second Class (C.J. Fallon)

  2. Master Your Maths 2 (C.J. Fallon)

  3. Word Wizard, 2nd Class (Gill Education)

  4. Bua na Cainte 2 (Edco)

  5. Grow in Love, Second Class/Primary 4 (Religion)

OTHER REQUISITES

Scoil Mhuire Homework Journal (only available in school shop for €2)

A4 Display Book (20 pocket)

Plastic Homework Folder (A4 Envelope Button Wallet)

Six 88 page copybooks

One 88 page Sum Copy (1 cm approx small squares)

Two 15A Project Copies

Two HB Writing Pencils; Eraser; Parer; 30 cm ruler

One Packet Chunky Coloured Pencils/Twistables

Pritt Stick (with pupil’s name on it)

CONTRIBUTION FOR VISUAL ARTS & PHOTOCOPYING

PLEASE PAY €15 TO CLASS TEACHER OR SECRETARY (OR €30 PER FAMILY)