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‘Biodiversity’ Green Flag for Scoil Mhuire NS

Well done to pupils Coey Scannell and Jack O’Brien Hayes, members of our Green Schools Committee who represented Scoil Mhuire NS at the Green Schools award ceremony in Little Island on Wednesday. This latest Flag was our fifth in total, and its theme was Biodiversity. It will now fly proudly next to those already earned by Scoil Mhuire NS in previous years for themes of Litter and Waste, Energy, Water, and Travel. Well done to the hard working Green Schools Committee and all our pupils without whose dedicated work this would not have been possible, to Ms. Aishling O’Sullivan for co-ordinating the process along with Mr. O’Callaghan and Ms. Roycroft who were involved throughout. Thanks also to all teachers for their work with their individual classes and to the Biodiversity experts who visited our school throughout the year passing on their enthusiasm and knowledge to our pupils. Stay tuned for a celebratory Flag Raising Day at Scoil Mhuire NS in June. Details to be announced shortly!

Musician John Spillane visits Scoil Mhuire NS

Introducing John Spillane; musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet and dreamer! Scoil Mhuire NS were honoured and very fortunate that John visited our school last week and entertained us for well over an hour. In the relaxed and intimate setting of Fr. Hurley Hall, John sang many songs from his album “Irish Songs we learned at School”. He was ably accompanied throughout by our pupils from Junior Infants to 6th class along with many parents who came along to enjoy the event. Classics such as Baidin Fheilimi, Oro se do Bheatha Abhaile, Seamusin, An Poc ar Buile and many more were blasted out in between colourful and entertaining anecdotes from the dreamer and poet himself. Many thanks to Ms. Pauline O’Sullivan for organising the event and also to all the class teachers for helping the children learn the songs prior to John’s arrival.

Team Hope Ireland – Confirming Hope

5th and 6th class Confirmation pupils took part in the Team Hope Ireland Confirming Hope appeal this year. Team Hope is a charity organisation who helps poor children in third world countries who cannot get an education. The Confirming Hope project focuses on the country of Malawi and the need for education to break the cycle of poverty.

5th and 6th class pupils learned about life in Malawi, Team Hope Ireland and how they can make a difference. The pupils made a donation of €220 from their confirmation money to the Confirming Hope project which provides school packs to students in Malawi, Africa. Only for these school packs many children in Africa cannot go to school or receive an education. These packs included a school bag, copybooks, pens, pencils, ruler and erasers.

It is so wonderful to see young people taking action to help other young people across the world. It means so much to those on the receiving end.

A huge thank you boys and girls for your generous donations!

Emergency Services Visit

“Teach the kids,” they said! “It’ll be fun,” they said!!

Many thanks to our local friendly fire fighters who were popular and informative visitirs to our Junior and Senior Infants last Friday. The welcome visit marked the end of a week long period of learning all about the emergency fire services. During this time elaborate fire stations had been designed and created out of Lego, buildings and fire trucks were explored, play dough was used to create fire hoses and hats, fire engines were created out of shoe boxes, and role play was utilised to recreate real life interations at a fire station. Well done all!


Parents’ Association Fun Run

Fun and sun were in the air yesterday morning for our annual Parents’ Association Fun Run and what a success it was too! The event which was once again very kindly sponsored by the Little Way Charity Shop in Schull (€500), attracted in excess of 100 participants who donned their running shoes and strode it out along Colla Road on a beautiful Spring morning.  Special mention to SCC for the use of their facilities and all those who volunteered their time in helping out with the event. Finally and most importantly, heartiest congratulations to all those who walked, jogged or ran the route.

Note; Friday this week is the final day to bring in sponsorship money for the event and thanks so much for the very generous donations received thus far!