First Holy Communion took place in the Cathedral on Sunday May15th. for our second class girls and C.B.S. boys. Fr. Mark Condon celebrated both Masses. Fifth and Sixth class boys and girls sang in the choir. A very big thank you to Fr. Mark, parents, teachers, singers and of course the boys and girls themselves, for making it a special day for everybody. We hope you all enjoyed a lovely afternoon with your family and friends after the ceremonies.
Green School: We have been awarded the Green Flag by an Taisce! We will be celebrating this wonderful event in June. Congratulations and well done to all!
Music: The WASSA WASSA drumming workshop made a return visit during the month. There was a culture awareness and a dance session as well as drumming for third to sixth classes. It was great fun.
Art and Craft : Our Infant and First Classes were busy doing some lovely Easter pictures. Second to Sixth Classes were even busier at home designing and creating some amazing Easter head gear using recycled materials! Congtatulations to all the winners. A big thank you to the Parents’ Council for the prizes and the treats for everybody.
Easter Raffle : Thank you very much for your support for our Easter Raffle. Congratulations to the winners of the Easter Eggs. The money raised will go to the Presentation Missions in Zimbabwe.
Theatre and Cinema : Senior Infants enjoyed “The Story from the Sea” recently. Sixth class enjoyed the movie,” Hop”, before the holidays, as a prize for participating in the Drug Awareness project and poster Competition.
Confirmation took place in St. Mary’s Cathedral on March 20th.The Ceremony was performed by Bishop Seamus Freeman. The choir, conducted by Ms. K. fitzpatrick and Mr. S. Brennan sang beautifully.
Seachtain na Gaeilge 2011
Seachtain na Gaeilge was celebrated in style in Scoil Mhuire. Bhí Tráth na gCeist againn gach maidin. Bhí sean fhocail agus pictiúirí le feiceáil i ngach áit. Dé Ceadaoin, 16ú Marta bhí ceol agus craic mór againn sa halla. Bhí Bean Uí Mhorán go hiontach mar M.C. Tháinig Nicola isteach lena ceoltóirí. Bhí rímeanna, amhráin, rince agus ceol againn. Sa tráthnóna bhí Céilí againn agus bhi M.C. iontach eile againn, Bean Uí Cheallaigh! Bhí ceol álainn le cloisteáil ó Martin, Paddy agus Mick. Dearfainn go raibh gach dath glas faoin spéir le feiceáil sa halla. Míle buiochas do Mrs. Kelly, Mrs. Moran, Nicola, na Rinceoirí. na Ceoltóirí, na múinteoirí agus do na páistí go léir as ucht an lá. A big thank you also to our parents for the beautiful green and gold outfits worn by our boys and girls.
There was a talk on shared reading for all first class parents in the hall at 7.30. on Wed. February 2nd. The boys and girls are now getting some lovely books to read at home with their parents. We hope it is a very enjoyable and worthwhile experience for all.
Catholic Schools Week
Father Ollie celebrated Mass and blessed throats on Thursday,Feast of St. Blaise, as part of our celebration of this event.
Sixth Class Art
Nicola Brown, felt maker, came for ten hours to our sixth class. Friday February 4th. was her first session with the girls. This work is part of CRAFTed. and is funded by the Craft Council of Ireland. We were able to follow their progress on www.clasheen.wordpress.com An exhibition of their work was held in the hall on Wednesday March 30th. Thank you Nicola, Ms. Cummins and sixth class for a very interesting event.
We were delighted to see the parents and families of our Infants and First Classes in the hall for the Christmas Concerts.
Junior Infants performed “Shine Star Shine” for their parents on Thursday December 16th.
On Friday December17th. Senior Infants staged “The Wriggly Nativity” for their parents.
First Classes performed their play, “The Bossy King”, for their parents, also on Friday December 17th.
All performances were very enjoyable. Well done to all! Some photos are on the Christmas page.
Santa visited us
On Tuesday December 21st., we had a very special visitor! Santa came to visit us. He visited all our classrooms downstairs bringing ho ho ho’s and lots of good cheer with him. See Santa in the classrooms on the Christmas page.
No Uniform Day
On Thursday December 23rd. we had a no uniform day in aid of charity. Everybody looked fantastic in their “Christmas clothes”. Thank you to all the parents who gave generously to Vincent de Paul, who will distribute locally.
Prayer and Carol Service
We had a lovely service in the hall on the day of the holidays, organised by Mrs. Kelly, Mrs. Fitzpatrick and Mrs. Smyth. Thanks to all the readers, singers and musicians.
We would like to congratulate Ms Emma Maloney who got married on December 29th. We wish her and her husband all the best in the future.
Last June we said goodbye to Mrs Ann Roberts. On September 17th. Miss Catherine Kinsella retired. We will miss both of them. We wish Miss Kinsella, Mrs. Roberts, and all the other teachers who retired in the last while all the best in the future.
Congratulations and best wishes to Ms. Elaine Carrigan and Ms. Máire O’ Donoghue, who both got married recently. May you have many years of happiness.
Confirmation and First Communion
Confirmation will take place on Sunday March 20th. 2011. First Communion will take place on Sunday 15th. May.
Parent Teacher Meetings
P. T. Meetings will take place on Nov. 24th. and 25th. Classes finish at 1.40 on these days.
Senior Infants are starting an 8 week block of shared reading next week Nov.15th. The Oxford Reading Tree series is being used. We hope it will be an enjoyable and worthwhile experience for everybody.
On November 15th, Mayor Martin Brett visited us. He was accompanied by Bernadette Maloney, Kilkenny’s Environmental officer. The pupils from the Green School Committee joined them on stage. Ms. Riordan hosted the event. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle was re-enforced.
We celebrated Presentation Day on Sun. Nov. 20th. with a prayer service on Mon. Nov. 21st.
“Good as new” Uniform Sale
On Monday night, our Parents Council held a uniform sale in the hall. It was very successful and €345 was raised. Thanks to everybody who donated uniforms, track suits and jackets. Thanks to the Parents Council who organised it and thanks also to the shoppers!
Farewell to our 6th class girls, First Class Boys and some of our Language Unit Pupils
At our end of year Mass, and at our Certificate Presentation Ceremony, we said goodbye to the pupils that are leaving us. We wish them all the best in the future. Thank you Fr Mark, Mrs. Kelly,Mrs. Smyth and Mrs. Fitzpatrick for the lovely ceremonies.
On June 22nd. we were treated to two concerts in the hall in the afternoon.
Margaret Murran conducted 4th. 5th. and 6th classes, who sang a variety of songs beautifully, as always, for their parents and teachers. The 6th class rendition of Alleluia was amazing! Thank you Margaret and girls.
Nicola Young, from Kilkenny School of Music gave guitar classes to 5th. class and recorder classes to 3rd. and 4th. class pupils this term. Her students put on a very varied and enjoyable recital for their parents and teachers, who were delighted with their progress after 8 weeks lessons! Thanks to Nicola and girls.