Now that the sunny weather has finally arrived you may have noticed the gardens in Scoil Mhuire have become a hive of activity. None more so than our amazing polytunnel but have you ever wondered what goes on inside Scoil Mhuire’s Polytunnel? Well ,wonder no more as you take a look at our power-point presentation put together by Iníon Uí Dhonnabháín and some of our wonderful pupils. It reveals all the goings on inside the poly tunnel and showcases green fingers at work. It may even inspire you to start your own polytunnel at home.
On the 2nd of May 2018 representatives from Scoil Mhuire attended the Green School Awards ceremony in the Radission Blu Hotel , Little Island. At this ceremony Scoil Mhuire was presented with our 4th Green Flag, which si for ‘Travel’. A lot of hard work,preparation, activities and workshops were involved in attaining this 4th flag for example ; a Cycle Safety Training with Rang 6, ‘Scoot to School’ Day for the Whole School and Lisa O Grady from the Green Schools Programme gave workshops to all pupils from 4th to 6th class on Climate Change. Well done to all our pupils for taking such an active and enthusiastic role in helping to look after our environment and to teacher Margo Ní Shúilleabháin who coordinated this project in school. We are all looking forward to having a special ‘Flag Raising’ ceremony before the end of term. Lets continue “to keep the flags flying !”
The school is now closed for Mid Term Break from May 7th to Friday 11th inclusive. Scoil Mhuire will be re open on the 14th of May .
You may notice there is even more fruit and vegetables to be seen around Scoil Mhuire these days and you would be right. The Food Dudes have arrived and every class from Infants to 6th class is taking part. Food Dudes is a programme developed by the Food and Activity Research Unit at Bangor University, Wales to encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables in school and at home . It is based on positive role models (the food dudes characters), repeated tastings of different fruit and vegetables and rewards.The programme is managed by Bord Bia and over 3,100 primary schools have participated . Scoil Mhuire is delighted to be invited to take part once again and we are really enjoying all our tasty fruit and veg!
Scoil Mhuire would like to wish all its pupils a warm welcome back after the Easter Holidays. We are looking forward to a busy 3rd term with lots of events and activities planned and of course lots of learning! We are hoping for some warmer weather too.
Scoil Mhuire would like to wish everyone a very Happy Easter.
Beannachtaí na Cásca oraibh!
Scoil Mhuire is now closed for the Easter Holidays and will re-open on the 9th of April 2018 .
On the 14th of March 2018 one of our 6th class pupils represented Scoil Mhuire in the Eason Spelling Bee county final. There were 63 contestants in total and Scoil Mhuire made it into the fifth round. What an achievement !
On February 28th, 36 of our 5th class pupils competed in the annual Feis Maitiú competition in Cork City. Feis Maitiú is an annual music and drama festival held in Fr. Mathew Hall in Cork City . Our 5th class ensemble took 1st place in the category ‘ Group Action Song’ receiving the award of ‘Outstanding’ from the adjudicator for their medley of songs from Mary Poppins. The main feature of the performance was an ode to the centenary of women’s right to vote. Our 5th class suffragettes were very proud to bring the Geraldine Foley-Campion Perpetual Shield back to Scoil Mhuire . To quote the written report from the adjudicator, “their performance was a joy to behold”. All of us here in Scoil Mhuire couldn’t agree more. Comhghairdeas libh a Chailíní. A special words of thanks also to their hard wording teachers Iníon Ui Chochláin and accompanist Iníon Uí Ailíosa.
On Wednesday 31st of January 2018 we bade farewell to our caretaker Jimmy Healy. Jimmy first started working in Scoil Mhuire in 1993 and went on to spend more than 24 years working with us! As well as fulfilling his role of caretaker , Jimmy was a very important member of the Scoil Mhuire community. His rendition of Oh Holy Night at the Christmas Carol Service will be forever etched in our memories. On Jimmy’s last day in Scoil Mhuire the pupils and staff came together in the halla to show Jimmy our appreciation for all his years of service. The pupils in each class had written their own poetry about Jimmy and a sample were read aloud . The whole school sang a rendition of “Ob la di Ob la da Life goes on” by the Beatles and Jimmy joined in with some other familiar tunes.The school then unveiled a beautiful, stone bird table in the school yard in memory of all Jimmy’s work in the school grounds and also in feeding and caring for the birds. There was also a presentation on behalf of the Parents and Friends association by Lena Askoy and from the board of management by Fr George. We will all miss Jimmy and we wish him health happiness and good luck in the future.
We are delighted in Scoil Mhuire to have our recent success in the Dell Robotics IQ competition featured in some of our local news publications The Evening Echo, The Muskerry News, The Corkman and the Ballincollig newsletter. Check out our wonderful pupils in the links below.