News /Nuacht na Scoile

November News

November has been a really busy month.

The Bag Packing fund raising event in Supervalu went very well. A big thank you to all the volunteers and the contributors.  Don’t forget Parents’ Council A.G.M. is on Dec. 7th.

The Book Fair is taking place in the hall Nov. 29th. and 30th.     

Parent/Teacher Meetings are  taking place on Nov.30th. and Dec. 1st.  

B.O.M.  A new board of management was formed this month, their term of office will be four years. The first meeting takes place on Nov. 29th.                                          

Christmas Plays and Concerts will be taking place before the holidays. The teachers and boys and girls are very busy preparing at the moment.

Junior Infants are putting on The Star Who Could Not Shine on Dec.14th.   Senior Infants will be staging It’s A Baby! on Dec 15th. First Classes will be on stage withThe Bossy King.  We are all looking forward to seeing all the performances.


October 2011

We have had lots of events and activities this month.
Art: 4th to 6th classes were in the National Craft Gallery.

Theatre Trip: 5th and 6th classes enjoyed “Murder of Crows” in the Watergate.

I.C.T. : Our senior classes had fun with i-pod touches in the classroom.

Meeting an author: 5th classes enjoyed meeting Marita Conlon McKenna in Loughboy Library.

See our Halloween Newsletter for more news and details.

September 2011

Welcome back to school everybody. We hope you enjoyed the holidays and we look forward to a great year ahead. It’s great to see our  junior infants and other new children to the school settling into school routine.


Congratulations to Ms Sinéad Maher and Alan O’ Shea , who got married in August, we wish them many years of happiness together.

Congratulations also to Ms. Máire O’ Donoghue who had a beautiful baby girl in August, best wishes to her and her family.


Ms. Kate Mc. Dermot is now teaching drama to our 2nd. to 6th. class pupils. Everybody is enjoying it.

Visit of McCarthy Cup

On Friday September16th, there was great excitement in the school. Kilkenny Captain, Brian Hogan, accompanied by Richie Doyle, brought the Liam McCarthy to the Pres.  The hall was full of excited cheering fans, and black and amber was everywhere. Mrs Kelly welcomed the lads in her Kerry jersey! Mrs Moran was M.C., and she recounted the history of the Cup for everybody. We raised the roof with The Rose of Mooncoin. Brian gave our boys and girls some sporting advice and Richie declared Monday to be a homework free night! There are lots of pictures of the event to be seen.  Bhí maidin iontach againn.


Konor Halpin, from New Ross, is now giving guitar lessons after school, every Thursday. We will look forward to hearing our musicians performing for us in the future.

June 2011

Sports Days:  Sports Day was on held on Tuesday the 7th. for 2nd. to 6th. classes. Medals were  awarded for 1st., 2nd. and 3rd. places, and were  given out after the races.  Congratulations to all the winners, boys, girls and men!      Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Classes had their  Sports/Fun Day on Monday June 27th. It was a great day, teams were dressed in red, orange, yellow, green and blue and had their faces painted to match the team colours! A big thank you to all the parents and teachers involved. The treats were very much appreciated!

Green Flag: We received the Green Flag on May 26th. Congratulations and well done to all involved! We  celebrated this fantastic achievement on the 21st. Bishop Freeman,  Mayor David Fitzgerald, Malcolm Noonan, Fr. Ollie Maher, Sr. Margaret Mary and Bernadette Maloney were our special guests, who came to the school to celebrate with us.  Mayor Fitzgerald the Green Committee, and representatives from each class proudly took part in the ceremony to hoist our first Green Flag. Nicola and friends from The School of Music, and some of our own musicians  entertained us with beautiful music. Senior Infants and First Classes sang a Teddy bear song, and they were having a Teddy Bears’ picnic in the afternoon! There was a great variety of green to be seen  around the school on this “Green and Fun” day! Lá iontach don scoil é an lá seo, míle buiochas do gach duine! See local press for coverage of the events of the day.

Concerts: Nicola Young held a concert at 3pm. on June 13th. for parents of her guitar and recorder pupils.  It was a very uplifting and enjoyable experience.                                                                                                                  Margaret Murran put on  a concert at 7pm on June 21st. for 5th. and 6th. class parents.  

 Drama: Fifth class entertained their parents with Julius Ceasar.                                                                                                                                       

 Fourth Class choir, conducted by Ms. Laura Mc Carthy sang for their parents at 2pm on June 27th.

New Junior Infants: We welcomed our new Junior Infant boys and girls on Thursday June 16th. at 1.30 pm. for a short visit. It was lovely to see you all. Junior Infants start school on Monday September 5th. They finish class at 12.30 for the first two weeks. 

Cake Sale: 5th. and 6th. classes are held a cake sale on June 24th. There were some delicious goodies for sale. Thank you very much to all the parents, and boys and girls for the baking and shopping! 620 euro was raised for charity, we appreciate your support.

Uniform Sale:   Will was held in the hall on Wed. 29th. 7pm in the hall. Thank you very much to the Parents’ Council for organizing it.

Fond Farewells: On Tuesday 28th. we said goodbye to our sixth class girls.We wish them all the best in the future. We also wish our boys and girls, from Rooms 15 and 17, who are leaving us, all the best. Our first class boys paid a visit to the C.B.S. and they are looking forward to starting there in September. We wish you well. We were very sorry to say goodbye to two of our much loved S.N.A.s, Mrs Mary Mc Murrow (aka Mrs. Mary!) and Mrs. Catherine O’Higgins. We wish you both all the best, we will miss you. 

Presentation Summer Camp: 9.00-2.30 was held on the  first two weeks in July.There were  Senior and Junior Groups.  Lots of sports, arts and crafts were enjoyed by all the boys and girls.

First Holy Communion

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.

Easter 2011

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.

Spring 2011

Confirmation 2011

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.

Go to Activities: Seachtain na Gaeilge 2011 to see  some photos of our celebrations.
                                                        Shared Reading

 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 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.

Christmas 2010

 Christmas Concerts

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.

Wedding Congratulations

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.

Autumn 2010


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.

                                      Shared Reading

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.

                                       Prayer Service

We celebrated Presentation Day on Sun. Nov. 20th. with a prayer service on Mon. Nov. 21st.