Literacy Power Hour
Literacy Power Hour was run throughout the school year in all classes. We
recently said thank you to two parents who helped us with this initiative.
Literacy Power Hour is where the children are taught in small group
stations covering many aspects of literacy.
Our parent volunteers helped with the familiar reading station under the
guidance of the teaching staff in both the Junior classroom and in 3rd & 4th Class.
Thank you Una and Annette.
Credit Union Draw
We encourage children to develop good saving habits from an early
age in Bishop O’ Brien National School. Each week children can
purchase Euro Eddie saving stamps with their pocket money. This
scheme is run
in conjunction with our local Credit Union in Fermoy. Last week Euro
Eddie and Pat from the Credit Union visited our school to do a draw for
an I-Pad Mini. This fantastic prize was won by Lauren Kiely.
Congratulations to Lauren and we hope she, along with all the children
will keep up the good habit of saving throughout their time in Bishop
O’Brien N.S. and on into adulthood. Enjoy the photos below.
Sciath na Scol Final 2016
Congratulations to the school hurling team, who were once again
victorious in he Sciath na Scol final in Páirc Uí Rinn, against
Aghabullogue, on Wednesday the 8th of June. The whole school
community is very proud of their achievement.
A huge thank you to the teachers involved and our fantastic trainers
Damien Buckley and Eddie O’Callaghan.
Thanks to all the children, parents and community members who turned
up to cheer on the team to victory.
Congratulations to second class who received their First Holy
Communion on May 21st. It was a beautiful ceremony and the school is
very proud of them all. Many thanks to all the staff of the school for their
help in preparing the children for their special day.
Father Leamy made the ceremony very special as always. The church
looked absolutely beautiful decorated with beautiful flowers and art-
work. Thanks to all the wonderful children from 1st to 6th class who sang
and played the tin-whistle so beautifully in the choir. Thanks to all the
Parents who provided refreshments for all in the Parish Hall after the
The Parents’ Association organised a Fun Walk/ Run on April 24th to
raise much needed funds for the school. The weather was absolutely
glorious on the day which helped to ensure a great turn out for the
event. It was lovely to see parents, children and staff out together
enjoying the fresh air and beautiful countryside. It was a most enjoyable
occasion for all. Thanks to the Parents’ Association who organised the
event and provided refreshments for all afterwards in the Parish Hall.
In preparation for our Action Day, we drew a map and highlighted the
areas to be cleaned. We designed posters advertising our clean up and
displayed them around our school. We created a display advertising our
Day of Action in the Parish Hall on the day of the fundraising walk for
our school on the weekend before the clean up. We surveyed members
of the local community and shared tips for recycling. We invited the
Parents’ Association committee to take part in the Spring Clean.
On the 26th April, we had our Green Schools Day of Action which
coincided with the An Taisce’s National Spring Clean week. We began
in the morning with a clean-up of the school and local area including the
church grounds and the village green. The litter was sorted into
recyclable and non-recyclable materials. We created imaginative pieces
of art reusing recyclable materials such as newspaper, cardboard and
plastic. We also did science experiments using recyclable materials. Our
guest speaker from Cork County Council, Colette Creedon visited the
school to give a workshop on litter and waste management and energy
efficiency for the senior classes. Meanwhile, the children in junior
classes enjoyed stories about ‘Litterbug Doug’ and ‘Michael Recycle’
and made posters of their own recycling superheroes.
It was a great day which taught us that we are all responsible for our
local environment and ensuring that it is kept litter free and looking its
We would like to thank everybody who helped to make this such a
Green Schools Committee