February 26th, 2020
First Aid Workshop
Children from 3rd to 6th class had the wonderful experience of
learning about C.P.R./First Aid. Aisling Doyle, who is a nurse by
profession and who also works with St. John’s Ambulance visited
the school and gave the children a lesson on C.P.R.
The children received a fridge magnet on which they were to
write their eircode. Please ensure that these are displayed
Go raibh míle maith agat, a Aisling.
Scór na bpáistí
Scór na bPáistí 2020
A huge congratulations to all the children who have taken part in
the Scór na bpáistí competition this year. We are very proud of
all of your hard work and dedication. A special congratulations to
the children participating in the Léiriú (Novelty Act) who have
made it through to the East Cork Finals this coming Sunday the
1st of March. We wish them all the best. Many thanks to John
Arnold who wrote the script for us, Imelda Harrington for painting
the backdrop and to Marie Gubbins and Joanne O’Brien Kennelly
who have prepared the children so well for the competition.
Junior Entrepreneur Project
Junior Entrepreneur Programme 2020
After many deliberations from a panel of dragons the proposal
chosen for the Junior Entrepreneur project for 5th and 6th class
of 2020 is the ‘Busy Boots’. The ‘Busy Boots’ business will
transform used, old wellington boots and shoes into beautiful,
charming flowerpots. This coming Friday the 28th of February,
5th and 6th will host a showcase day in the school.
Invitations have been sent to all families in the school today and
we look forward to seeing everyone there. At the showcase, you
will be provided with the opportunity to gather further information
on the project and to view products that will be available for
purchase, to take part in a themed quiz competition, to enjoy a
sketch created and acted out by the children and to put in an
order for products if interested. A limited number of products will
also be available for purchase on the day.
Well done to Mr. Walsh, Ms. Leigh and all the pupils in 5th and
6th class for all of their hard work on the project so far. We wish
you all the best with your business venture.
Online Safety and Anti-Bullying
On the 28th of January, Pat Courtney, presented the pupils,
teachers and parents of the school with very informative and
helpful workshops in the areas of bullying and online safety.
Through the use of a variety of methodologies, Pat explored the
definition of bullying, the ways in which people bully others and
the reasons they do so. He worked to provide the children with
ideas on how they might deal with both face to face and online
bullying if it were to ever happen to them or to someone they
know. He placed a large emphasis on cyber bullying, strategies
for staying safe online and how to report bullying they may
Many thanks to all the parents who made their way to the school
for the information evening. Below is the link to a useful website
suggested by Pat and which is also used by teachers when
exploring the topic of internet safety.