Christmas Fair 2018

Last Thursday 6th of December marked the beginning of Christmas Celebrations in Scoil Mhuire with another wonderful Christmas Fair held in the school . This is organised every year by our wonderful Parents and Friends Association(P.F.A) and is always full of festive cheer. From  Caroling  to Cake Baking, Face painting to A Chill Out Room and  Festive Crafts  and Raffle Tickets for sale, Scoil Mhuire Christmas Fair had it all. There was even a visit from Santa Claus himself. This is a great source of fundraising for the School and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all those involved for their hard work in organising the event  and for all those who came to support.


Open Night 2018

Last Wednesday, the 21st of November,  Scoil Mhuire celebrated its annual “Open Night” by opening its doors to the public to showcase all the amazing talents of our wonderful school and its pupils. What a busy night it was with parents and pupils both new and old thronging through the doors. Here they were greeted by our First class pupils singing a medley of songs they learn in school.Perspective parents were then brought to see the infant classrooms and meet the teachers  by our amazing 6th class Tour guides. There was an opportunity along the way to take a Brain Break with our active First class pupils or even have a tea or coffee with our lovely P.F.A association in the Library. If all that wasn’t enough the melodious tones of our school “Banna Ceoil” brought you up the corridor to the school Halla where you were also treated to a performance from our 6th class Feis Mathew Winners .STEM education has a very important place in Scoil Mhuire and pupils from 4th ,5th and 6th class showcased this magnificently with Computer Coding demonstrations and you even got a chance to meet your new school Robotics Team for 2018 . Across the corridor the After-school Science club was drawing quite a crowd and for those who had some energy left to spare there was Zuma and Gymnastics displays too. It really was a night to remember for everyone involved.


Triple All-Ireland Champions Visit Scoil Mhuire.

Scoil Mhuire was thrilled to welcome past pupil Leah Weste, Cork Intermediate Camogie Player  along with   Hannah O’ Leary and Orla Keating ,Cork Minor Camogie Players to show us not one, not two but three All-Ireland Final Winning Camogie Trophies for Cork at Senior, Intermediate and Minor levels. Leah herself also won an award for being picked as member of the Intermediate  All-Star team for 2018. It was a lovely opportunity to show all our girls in Scoil Mhuire where hard work and perseverance can get you in sports Leah began her days playing with Scoil Mhuire in the Sciath na Scol competitions as a 5th and 6th class pupil.


Fáilte Romhat ar ais!

Welcome back to all our pupils. We hope everyone had a lovely mid -term and a good rest. Scoil Mhuire is going to be a hive of activity between now and Christmas from dancing to swimming, debating competitions to science quizzes , robotics, coderdojo not to mention our wonderful P.F.A Christmas Fair and School Christmas concert. Stay tuned for updates !


Happy Halloween!

 

Scoil Mhuire is now closed for Mid-Term Break . We would like to wish all our parents and pupils a very happy and safe Halloween. We had lots of fun for P.F.A Halloween Dress up day, not to mention Pumpkin racing and Snap apple . Check out our photos below for some costume inspiration! Oiche Shamhna Shona Daoibh go léir .

 


The Trip to the Toy Show Audition

The 22nd of October 2018  wasn’t the usual Monday morning at school for Scoil Mhuire 6th class girls who ventured to the Strand Hotel in Limerick for the ‘Late Late’ Toy Show auditions. The girls were honoured to be the one of only 3 groups to feature for the press call on the launch of the Toy Show auditions. The eye-catching element of their piece was their ode to 100 year’s anniversary of women’s rights to vote (1918 – 2018). Ryan Tubrity was so impressed that he even joined in on their performance!The girls spoke so eloquently to the various news reporters including RTE’s Úna O’ Hagan as well as reporters from radio stations such as Live 95 FM. The cherry on the cake was featuring on RTE 1 news where they danced and sang a medley from Mary Poppins musical and films (one coming to cinema’s soon).  Following the Press Call, the girls remained poised and focused as they faced the RTE judges who couldn’t help singing and clapping along. This boosted the girls’ confidence who gave the performance of a life-time. Previously, the students, under the direction of their Sixth class teacher and choreographer Muireann Ní Chochláin,  had won first prize in the Action Song competition at Feis Maitiú. At the auditions the students gave it everything and brought great joy and excitement to us all Scoil Mhuire. Today was  living proof of the Scoil Mhuire motto – ‘Mol an Óige agus Tiocfaidh Sí’ (Praise the Young and They Will Flourish.


We’re off to see Ryan Tubridy!

 

Best of luck to 36 of our six class Pupils who are off to the Late Late Toy Show audition on Monday in The Strand Hotel Limerick. The school received a phone call on Wednesday afternoon to invite the girls to audition to sing their action song Medley from Mary Poppins. The girls already won First Prize for  their performance of Mary Poppins medley in the Feis Mathew last year. We are all very excited here in Scoil Mhuire and so proud of our pupils for getting this opportunity. Thanks also to their hard working teachers In Uí Chochláín , In Uí Ailíosa and In Uí Shé. You can check out their amazing performance for yourself in the video above.


“On the Banks of my own Lovely Lee”

Last Wednesday. October 10th, Rang a Sé ventured on a field trip along the course of the  River Lee. With Príomhoide Iníon Uí Mhurchú as tour guide, they stopped along various points including the Gearagh, Toon’s Bridge, Inchigeelagh and Ballingeary to name but a few. A highlight of our trip was visiting the beautiful Gougane Barra. There we saw the source of the River Lee. Another highlight was seeing the Inniscarra Dam where electricity is generated. They were also very lucky to meet local man Neil Lucey  who told them all about the legend of St. Finbarr and Gougane Barra.They were full of knowledge as they journeyed home over the Inniscarra bridge and back to school! Thank you to Iníon Uí Mhurchú who organised and planned such a wonderful outdoor classroom experience.

 


A World Champion comes to Scoil Mhuire

If you had arrived into Scoil Mhuire Ballincollig on Friday the 28th of September, you could easily be fooled into thinking St Patricks Day had come early ,such was the sea of green white and gold flags  adorning every child in  the School Yard. However all the Pupils in Scoil Mhuire  were anxiously awaiting the arrival of a local hero “World Women’s Rowing Champion 2018”  Sanita Puspure and what a  welcome she did get. Sanita arrived to a whole school rendition of “Congratulations” which was closely followed by another whole school rendition of ” You are the Champion” . Sanita was officially congratulated by School Princpial  Mairead Ní Mhurchú who pointed out that while she was always a champion mum to her daughter Daniella , a Scoil Mhuire Pupil and son Patrick  who attends nearby  Scoil Eoin,  she was now a World Champion Rower as well! Pupils from 4th class then recited a poem they had written themselves  especially for Sanita and presented her with a copy of it after to take home. This was followed by a quick question and answer session with Sanita , with a question being posed  by a pupil from each class level across the school. We definitely think it helped prepare her for Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show that night! The biggest cheer came when Sanita told the pupils that there would be no homework on Monday! We are already looking forward to Sanita making a return visit after the Olympics in Tokyo 2020 and not just for the promise of homework off!