Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas Fun!

Thank you to all who got dressed up for Christmas!!! There was a great atmosphere around the school with lots of pixies and elves to make sure everyone had a wonderful day!!!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Super Star Dancers

Well done to the girls from Scoil Niocláis who recently competed in the Féile na Nollag Feis in Newmarket on Fergus.
The girls won lots of trophies with Rebekah Premchand winning her overall championship!!
Pictured here are Rebekah, her sister Erykah
and Emma Young with their huge collection of trophies.
The girls all dance with the Kiely Walsh School of Irish Dancing and every one at Scoil Niocláis is really proud of their achievements!!!

Monday, November 25, 2013


Many thanks to the S.N.P.A. for their help in organising the talk for parents in the school today. Mary Murphy from the Child Abuse Protection Programme spoke to parents about the Stay Safe programme. This programme is taught in Scoil Niocláis in Senior Infants, 1st, 3rd and 5th classes. Information for parents is available on

 Mary spoke about another website which has ideas on keeping your child safe online.

Thank you also to the many parents who attended the talk. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Allianz Sciath na Scol Final 2013

Well done girls! We are so proud of you!!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Quiz Night

Quiz Night to raise funds for the Scoil Niocláis Astro Pitch Fund will take place at..
The East Village Bar
Thursday 14th November
8.30 pm.

 Lots of fun and prizes on the night
Four people per team.
20 euro per team.


There was a major disaster in rang a dó on Friday as the Titanic sank with many passengers lost!!
Many say that Mr Flynn (captain Smith) is to blame for these extraordinary scenes! Check out the 2nd class blog page for more photographs of this extraordinary event.

Allianz Sciath na Scol Final

The match takes place in Pairc Uí Rinn on Tuesday 19th of November at 12.00pm.
We hope to see a huge crowd out to support our girls!

Allianz Sciath na Scol Final

Best of luck to our fantastic team!!!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Respectful Online Communication Programme: An Garda Síochána

Garda Daniel Cowman, based in Douglas, will visit Scoil Niocláis on Tuesday 5th November 2013. He will speak to all our 6th class pupils.

This Garda initiative forms part of the overall Garda Primary Schools Programme which is a comprehensive education programme for senior pupils in Primary Schools throughout the country. It promotes sensible and responsible behaviour and fosters a positive attitude towards the Gardaí. It achieves this through visiting the class room and engaging in discussion with the students.

The new initiative addresses the personal safety that arises through communicating using new media. It recognises the challenges that children and young people face in modern society, particularly when using new technologies. It aims to foster a sense of care and respect for others online or when using mobile phones and to equip children with the skills to deal effectively with cyber bullying. It aims to enhance the social skills of communication, cooperation and conflict resolution.



Astroturf Pitch

A series of events are planned over the next year in order to raise funds to build an astro turf pitch in Scoil Niocláis. This pitch will be vital to the school and provide a valuable resource in physical education and in coaching our school teams. All the children in Scoil Niocláis will benefit from this fabulous resource. 
A good quality playing area will be quite expensive however it is a vital resource to a school like ours.
More info on upcoming events will be posted.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sciath na Scol Football Play-Off

The play-off will take place today at 12.00pm in Blackrock GAA pitch.
Good luck girls!!!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Additions to school calendar 2013 -2014.

Staff meetings:
Wednesday November 6th 2013
Wednesday February 12th 2014
Infant collection time 1.00 pm. Ranganna 1-6 collection time 1.20pm on both days.

Parent-Teacher Meetings
Wednesday November 20th and Thursday November 21st.
Ranganna 1-6 collection time 2.10pm on both days.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

New School Jersey

The SNPA have recently donated a new school kit for our Sciath na Scol teams. A huge thank you to the SNPA for their help and continued support.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sciath na Scol Football Fixtures

Well done to all involved with our Sciath na Scol Football teams this year. The girls have won all their matches so far and the boys have won two and lost one. Well done to all the boys and girls taking part and a huge thank you to all the coaches for their efforts. 

Here are the remaining fixtures.

Friday 27th Sept              
Vs Innishannon 
Douglas GAA @ 1.00pm

Thursday 3rd Oct
Vs Kilmurry
Kilmurry GAA@ 12.30pm

Tuesday Oct 8th
Vs GS Uí Riodáin
Ballincollig GAA@ 1.30pm

Monday or Tuesday Oct 14th or 15th
Vs GS Carraig Uí Leighin
Venue to be announced.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Allianz Sciath na Scol Final

Good luck to the boys and girls in the Sciath na Scol final next Wednesday in Pairc Uí Rinn. The boy's match throws in at 11 O'Clock  and the girl's throws in at 12. Win, loose or draw we are so proud of the efforts of our teams to have got into the finals. It will be a great day out for Scoil Niocláis.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Internet Safety and Cyberbullying Talk: March 4th 2013

It was wonderful to see such a great turnout at Dr. Maureen Griffin’s talk on Monday night.

The talk was very informative and Maureen gave many useful ideas and practical tips to parents.

For further information and links to many websites, please go to (Internet Safety for Schools Ireland) has many resources, including  a 'Family Contract' which you may like.
The‘Parent Information Sheet’ from the contains some useful information.



Monday, March 4, 2013

Food Dudes!

Scoil Niocláis, along with a number of other schools in the Douglas area, has been invited to take part in the “Food Dudes” Programme. Food Dudes is a programme developed by the University of Wales, Bangor, to encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables both in school and at home. It is based on positive role models (the Food Dudes characters), repeated tasting of fruit and veg and rewards. In large-scale studies in schools in England and Wales and pilot studies in schools in Ireland, the Programme has been shown to be effective and results long lasting. Ultimately, it is designed to enable children to enjoy eating healthy diets, and to create a healthy eating culture within schools.
There are two main phases to the Programme:
Phase 1 (which began on Tuesday the 26th of February): is an intensive intervention which lasts 16 days. During this time, children are given fruit and vegetables while they are read a letter and/or watch a specially designed video of the Food Dudes. These super-heroes save the life force from a gang of baddies whose objective is to take away the energy of the world by depriving it of nutritious fruit and veg. Each day the children are rewarded with small prizes for successfully eating the fruit and veg. This phase is primarily school based, although children keep a diary of fruit and veg they have eaten at home.
Phase 2 extends the home element of the Food Dudes Programme by encouraging the children to bring their own fruit and veg to school everyday in special Food Dudes containers. Classroom wall charts are used to record progress, and children receive Food Dudes certificates and further rewards upon reaching goals. This phase maintains fruit and veg consumption in the longer term.
How you can help your children at home?:
As well as eating fruit and vegetables at school, it is important that children eat them at home too. Parents can help by encouraging children to eat and enjoy a healthy amount of fruit and vegetables, and set an example by eating them too. For more information on the programme along with some helpful tips for parents please visit

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Talk on cyberbullying and internet safety

We would like to remind you that all parents are invited to attend a talk by Dr. Maureen Griffin on cyberbullying and internet safety. The presentation will take place in the Scoil Niocláis school hall  next Monday, 4th March 2013.It will begin at 7.30pm.
We encourage all parents to attend this talk if possible.

Monday, February 4, 2013


All pupils will be going home at 1:20p.m. on Wednesday 27th February due to a staff meeting that will take place from 1:20p.m.-3:20p.m.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Healthy Eating Week

Next week (January 21st to 25th) is Healthy Eating Week in Scoil Niocláis. Throughout the week pupils will participate in many activities to promote healthy eating. Caoimhe O'Shea (dentist at Elmwood Medical Centre) will be visiting the school on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. During this time she will visit all classes to provide pupils with a brief talk about brushing, maintaining healthy teeth etc. She will also be giving a talk specifically for parents on Tuesday the 22nd of January at 9am to 9:30am in Naomh Bríd:16. All parents are welcome to attend. More news regarding Healthy Eating Week to follow!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

St.Vincent de Paul.

We proudly presented the proceeds of our Christmas Cake Sale to St. Vincent de Paul.  Thanks to all thoe who worked hard in the kitchen to make this such a successful and enjoyable occasion!

Xmas Factor Winners 2012!

Saturday, January 5, 2013