Friday, December 21, 2012

Beannachtaí na Nollaig oraibh go léir!

Well done to all pupils involved in Christmas concerts over the last week.

Well done to all those involved in raising money for St. Vincent De Paul also through baking for the Scoil Niocláis Cake Sale and from carol singing in Douglas and in Super Valu in Frankfield.

Best of luck to all those involved in the X-Mas Factor today!!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Scoil Niocláis Christmas Raffle 2012

  • The Scoil Niocláis Christmas Raffle 2012 has been organised by the parents committee.
  • The draw will take place on 18th December at the school Christmas concert.
  • All proceeds go to Scoil Niocláis!
  • 50 Voucher for East Village Bar and Restaurant
  • Christmas Goodies Hamper
    Donated by Transbound Ltd.
  • Hamper of Beauty Products
    Donated by O'Sullivan's Pharmacy,Grange
  • Supervalu Voucher (25)Donated by Transbound Ltd.
  • Set of 6 Wine Glasses
    Donated by Newbridge Shop
  • 25 Book Voucher+Tin of Roses
    Donated by High St. Books
  • 25 Lunch Voucher for O'Sullivan's Bar, Douglas
  • 20 Voucher for Crofts Fine Footwear, Douglas
  • Wao's Chinese Restaurant (Voucher for lunch for two)
  • Gift Voucher for a blowdry+treatment
    Donated by Artisan 2,Parkgate
  • Golf Umbrella+Golf Balls
    Donated by FBD Insurance
2 euro for one strip of tickets
5 euro for three strips of tickets

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Safety Competition Prize Winners 2012

Prizes: Safety Competition:
Overall winner of the metre of chocolate for 3rd/ 4th:
Kelly Collins, Kannelle-Rose Yamedjeu, Sara Ilijev (Mr. Flynn)

Third class:
1st Prize: Aleksandra Skorupa (Ms. Quigney)
2nd Prize: Maeve Moran (Mr. Flynn)
Joint 3rd Prize: Sarah Lucey (Mr. Foley)

Fourth Class:
1st Prize: Daniel Coakley (Ms. O’ Brien)
2nd Prize: Robyn Smith (Ms. O’Brien)
Joint 3rd Prize: Tomiwa Morris (Mr. Kirby) and Brian Corkery (Ms. Walsh)

Overall winner of the metre of chocolate for 5th/ 6th:
Daniel Ghori (Ms. Casey)

Fifth Class:
1st Prize:  Sinéad Burtchell (Ms. Guilfoyle)
2ndPrize: Louise Murdoch (Mr. Moynihan)
3rd Prize: Louise Velon (Ms. O’Sullivan)

Sixth Class:
1st Prize: Roshidat Olawale (Ms. Horgan)
2nd Prize: Anna Butler (Mr. Walsh)
3rd Prize: Caoimhe Whelan (Mr. Walsh)

First/Second Class:
1st Prize: Sarah Mc Ginn (Ms. O’Keeffe)
2nd Prize: Heidi O’Sullivan (Ms. O’Keeffe)
3rd Prize: David O’Sullivan (Ms. Kelleher)

Special Prize for anti-bullying poster: Juliet O’Keeffe in Mr. O’Connell’s 3rd class.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

A Visit from Orla Barry

We were delighted to receive a visit from Orla Barry recently. Orla Barry is from Ladysbridge, Co. Cork. She competed in the Paralympics 2012 in London and brought home a bronze medal after competing in the F57 discus final. Congratulations Orla and thank you for your visit to Scoil Niocláis!

Sciath na Scol 2012

Well done to all involved in the Sciath na Scol final this year!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Cyberbullying/ Internet Safety Talk

Dr. Maureen Griffin has been invited to come to Scoil Niocláis on Monday March 4th 2013. During the day she will meet with all students in fifth and sixth classes. After school she will meet with all staff members. Parents are invited to a talk given by Dr. Griffin on the evening of March 4th 2013. The time will be confirmed closer to the date, but the talk will more than likely begin at approximately 7.30 pm.

Maureen is the founder of Internet Safety for Schools Ireland  and in the last 18 months, she has visited over 120 schools (primary & post primary) across Ireland speaking with students, staff, BOM members and parents regarding issues around social media, cyber-bullying and internet and mobile phone safety. Maureen has also delivered presentations around social media for the HSE, Brothers of Charity, NEPS and the NAPD.

All parents are cordially invited to attend the evening session in the school hall. Further details to follow.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Allianz Sciath na Scol Final

Well done to our boys who have qualified for the Sciath na Scol Final for the second year running.
The game is fixed for Pairc Uí Rinn on Thursday 15th November at 7.30pm. Check out our sports blog over the next few weeks for more!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Maths Week 2012!!!

This week we are celebrating Maths Week 2012!!! We will be running the heaviest potato competition again this year and there is also a maths art themed competition for pupils to enter.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Book Week 2012

Book Week 2012 begins on Monday 22nd of October!!!

New Webpage for Parents

Check out our new webpage for parents featuring useful tips and links to helpful websites.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Visit from the Lord Mayor!

Children and pupils were delighted to have a visit from the Lord Mayor of Cork John Buttimer today.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Children will be going home early on the 3rd of October due to a staff meeting. Junior and Senior Infants will be going home at 1:00 p.m. and 1st to 6th class will be going home at 1:20 p.m.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Community Games Winners

Well done to the boys from Scoil Niocláis, who were members of the victorious U-10 Community games team from Douglas GAA. The team had a brilliant year capturing Munster and All Ireland titles. Well done to all involved!!!!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Staff Meetings

All pupils going home at 1.20 pm on the following dates:
Wednesday 3.10.2012
Wednesday 27.2.2013
Wednesday 29.5.2013

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

We Support Cork Penny Dinners!

Today Kim, Emer and I went to the Cork Penney Dinners Association in Hanover Street, Cork City. We met up with the Head of the Program, Cathriona and she showed us around. We got to work straight away, making dozens of cheese, potato salad, coleslaw and rocket leave sandwiches for the homeless peoples lunch. We wrapped them in tinfoil to keep them fresh for the arrival of the needy.

Then we were sent to work to make the desert for the next day. We started our preparation by chopping, peeling and slicing the apples for the stewed apple. When they were cut and ready we put them into a huge pot filled with water as it would be serving up to 100 people who couldn’t fend for themselves. The other people in the kitchen were dishing out dinners of pork chops, mash potatoes and carrots. We also helped to pack cheese!
As our trip was coming to an end, we got a little tour from one of the volunteers! We got to meet some really nice people like Paddy Blue who was 82 years old! He had been volunteering there since 1970. He sang to us and the people being fed and he played a few tunes on his harmonica.
The building is very run-down and needs renovation. They had been saving up all their donations of money for refurbishment and storage.

The staff involved in the Penny Dinners were kind, generous people. We were really honoured to be given such an opportunity and would love to go back again! This organisation is in great need of better facilities, more storage and lots of volunteer help!! We look forward to fundraising for them again in the future. By Aoife, Kim and Emer.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Intercultural Day 2012!!!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all those who got involved in our fantastic celebration of Intercultural Day 2012. This special day would not have been such a success without your valuable contribution so all your work is hugely appreciated! Scoil Nioclais was alive with flavour and colour last Friday 15th June, It was a wonderful celebration of the diverse cultures and nationalities in our school. Here is a glimpse of some of the excitement and colour of Last Friday! We hope you Enjoy!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Scoil Niocláis Intercultural Day Friday 15th June

One of our great traditions here at Scoil Niocláis is our annual Intercultural day where students can both learn and explain different aspects of other cultures. In the past parents have brought a taste of their country to Scoil Nioclais in the form of food, music, national costume, stories and pictures to display in the halla. This coming Friday 15th June we will have a wonderful display to celebrate the growing cultural diversity in our school. In order to add to the colour and atmosphere of the day, all children are invited to wear clothes that represent either their own or another country. The more creative, the better! Why not make your costume using the colours of a particular country's flag. We look forward to seeing your efforts. Our display in the halla will take place between 9 and 11am. Help us keep this wonderful tradition going, We are looking forward to meeting you all and sampling the delights of your country! 
If you have any queries or questions contact Ms. Nyhan or Ms. O’ Sullivan in The Language Support Room 18.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Visit from Jack O' Mahony!

A big congratulations to Jack O' Mahony, a past pupil of Scoil Nioclais who was this year's National Council U16 basketball champion of the year!!! Thank you Jack for calling in to show us your award!!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sciath na Scol Camogie Final

Good luck to our camogie superstars in the Sciath na Scol Final on Monday at 12.30pm in Pairc Uí Rinn!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Skip-Hop Display

 Skip-Hop workshops took place in Scoil Nioclais to coincide with Healthy Eating Week.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Easter Hunt 2012

Well done to the Scoil Nioclais School Council for organising this fantastic annual event for our 225 jumior and senior infants!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

An Paráid Mór

Bhí atmaisféar iontach ar an gclós nuair a tháinig na naoináin shinsearacha amach ag máirséal lena múinteoirí le haghaidh Lá Fhéile Pádraig!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Archaeology in my Local Area

Rang a sé just completed their Discover Cork Heritage Project
Check out the rap and music video we made about the Bronze Age

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Scoil Nioclais X-mas Factor!

Congratulations to the Korean Tigers, Matthew and Diarmuid from fourth class!

Presenting a Cheque to Saint Vincent de Paul

We were delighted to present a cheque of more than 1,400 euro to Saint Vincent de Paul in time for Christmas. The fourth class cake sale was a great success, thanks to all the children and their parents for all the hard work in the kitchen!