October 26th, 2017
Someone Like Me ( Art Competition)
The Department of Justice and Equality invited schools to take part in its ‘Someone Like Me’ art competition. This competition aims to promote disability awareness among primary school children and give a greater understanding of what unites children of differing abilities in school. The children were given a forum to openly discuss the topic of disability. We also focused on:
The children responded artistically to the theme of ‘Someone Like Me’. All children took part in the discussion. Have a look at some of the beautiful art work created.
Friendship Week 2017
The week beginning the 25th of September 2016 was a special
week in Bishop O’Brien National school, as we celebrated
This year a particular emphasis was placed on being an
‘Upstander’. This term is used in the school to encourage
children to speak up if they become aware of someone being left
out or being treated unfairly. We learned about ways in which we can
be upstanders and the older classes took part in a slogan
competition based on this theme. All the children in the school
put great effort into their posters and these are on display in the
Throughout the week a variety of activities took place in all
classrooms including circle time, art activities, paired reading
between senior and junior classes, writing friendship poems,
random acts of kindness etc.
Overall, it was a wonderful week and the message of friendship
was embraced by all.
Below are some of the photographs from the week .
Sciath na Scol
Following on from the St.Colman's/ Loreto Blitz our teams
continued their sporting ventures in the Sciath na Scol
competition. This involved trips to Minane Bridge and Coachford
and a home game against Ballincurrig National School.
Unfortunately our teams did not reach the semi finals this year
but can feel proud of their achievements.
Maith Sibhse a pháistí!
Many thanks to all the parents who supported our teams
throughout the campaign.
Junior Infants 2017
A warm welcome to all the boys and girls who have started
school this year.
We have had a wonderful and busy time so far
getting to know one another and the school. The children
have settled in very well and we look forward to a great year
Below are some photographs of the children during their first few
weeks of school
St. Colman's College/ Loreto Convent Blitz
The annual St. Colman's College/ Loreto Convent blitz took
place on the 21st of September in Fermoy.
Our boys and girls teams participated and after a number of very
competitive matches both teams won their plate finals with
narrow victories in both.
Well done to the boys and girls for their fantastic achievement.