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!

Best of luck Sanita!

All of us here in Scoil Mhuire want to wish  Sanita Puspure (parent of current 5th class pupil) the very best of luck for this Sunday, the 16th of September in the Single Skulls Women’s Final in the World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria . Sanita has  a strong fan base here in Scoil Mhuire, since her visit in June to raise our Green Schools Flag  .We are very excited to watch her race and hopefully she will hear our cheers all the way over in Bulgaria. Go n-eirí an t-adh leat!


School Term 2018-2019

Dates for the upcoming School Term 2018-2019 are now available for viewing on our School Calendar Page. There is also a link for a printer friendly version for you download and print  at your convenience . Please note that changes to these dates  may be required to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures e.g. snow days. We all remember Storm Emma! Any such making up of days would happen on Wednesday of the Spring Midterm Break or first Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday of the Easter holidays. Enjoy the remainder of the holidays  and we are looking forward to seeing you all soon.


Green Schools Celebration and A Very Special Guest.

It’s not every day you have an Olympic athlete in your school but Thursday the 21st of June was one of those special days to remember in Scoil Mhuire. Olympic athlete and current World Rowing silver medallist Sanita Puspure came to Scoil Mhuire to help raise not our 2nd or 3rd but our 4th Green Schools Flag. This flag was for Travel and for reducing our Carbon Footprint to help tackle Climate Change.

We began the day’s celebrations with some of our pupils demonstrating their scooter and bicycle skills that they had learnt during their cycle safety course which was sponsored by the Green Schools initiative. Sanita was then serenaded by the whole school performing a medley of songs. Following this, 2 pupils who are members of our Green School Committee spoke about the work involved in earning the 4th Green flag and the importance of finding alternative methods of travel. Sanita then spoke to the pupils about the importance of being up on your feet and remaining active and even gave us a few tips on how to improve our rowing skills. Tokyo 2020 better watch out! Fourth class pupil and Sanita’s daughter, Daniela, added to this very special occasion by presenting her mum with a bouquet of flowers.

Then came the main event, the raising of the flag which is now flying proudly outside Scoil Mhuire. To end it all there was a little treat for everyone in the glorious sunshine – the arrival of the ice cream van!  Some of our 6th class girls even got to pour their own ice cream cones!