Wrapped and ready to go; children from Junior Infants to Sixth Class today showed off their Team Hope Ireland Shoe boxes. The boxes were filled with simple Christmas gifts by the children themselves and the boxes will soon be transported to some of the poorest countries in the world, just in time for Christmas. There they will be given to ‘forgotten children’ – victims of war, disease or poverty; children living on the edge, in some of the poorest countries in the world. For families living on less than €1 a day, Christmas is just another ordinary day – nothing special, no Christmas tree, no presents. BUT our shoeboxes will bring a little hope, a lot of laughter and smiles for children who have very little. We are very proud of our pupils here at Scoil Mhuire NS who have shown both empathy and compassion in helping these children who are less fortunate than themselves. For a little insight into what it means to these children take a look at the short video below.
Our Parents’ Association Halloween Toy n’ Cake Sale and fancy dress was a huge success! Scoil Mhuire NS came alive yesterday with some spooktacular and terrifyingly gruesome creatures wandering throughout the school. Thankfully it was all in a good cause and in the end a monstrous €967.72 was raised which will contribute to bringing all the children of the school to the pantomime in Cork during December. Thanks to everyone who was so generous in baking cakes, donating toys and buying items at the sale. In our raffle, Hannah Lily O’Callaghan was the lucky winner of our Halloween Cake and Teresa Murphy won our carved pumpkin!
Included are some photos of our ghosts and ghouls but be warned; view at your own risk as many are pretty scary! Also included are a selection of photos of children’s work from various clases throughout the school!
Happy Halloween everyone!
Congratulations and well done today to our boys & girls football teams who took part in the group stage of the Sciath na Scol Competition in Dunmanway. The girls have qualified for the final next Thursday in Dunmanway and the boys were unfortunate not to progress being beaten by eventual winners Enniskeane in their last game. Both teams were pitted against Castletownbere, Crossmahon and Enniskeane schools, all of whom have a much larger enrolment than Scoil Mhuire NS. However this didn’t deter our players who showed tremendous attitude, desire and sportmanship throughout and they should be very proud of this. The final for the girls will take place next Thursday 25th May in Dunmanway and we’ll keep you informed of the exact match time as soon as we hear! Well done again.