Saturday, December 22, 2012

Did you take photographs at any of the school Christmas events?

Did you take photographs at any of the school Christmas events?  Would you like to share them with everyone on the school website?

If so, you can email them to: and we will upload them over the coming days. 

There is no deadline for submitting your pictures - we will upload as and when we receive them to the “Grianghraif / Photos” section. Thank you.

PS: Click here to see the photographs already submitted.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Baby Jesus Celebration Update

The Happy Birthday Baby Jesus Celebration will take place on Christmas Eve, 24th December 2012 at 2pm in the Parish Church. All children in the Gaelscoil are invited to sing in the choir at the mass, along with children from the other schools in the parish.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Feilíre 2013

Feilíre 2013 / 2013 Calendars : Get your Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile School Calendar before the Christmas Holidays!!!

€10 - All profits will benefit the school & your child!

Available from Hilda in the office. Each month includes photos of your children & of teachers who have a birthday that month. Maybe buy extras for Nana & Granddad, God Parents, Aunts & Uncles?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Baby Jesus Celebration

The Happy Birthday Baby Jesus Celebration will take place on Christmas Eve, 24th December 2012 at 2pm in the Parish Church. Attached is a card, that the children may wish to colour and bring with them on the day or they may wish to make their own.

Download card here

Friday, December 14, 2012

After-School Club Jan - Easter 2013

After-School Club for the January to Easter 2013 term, will commence on Monday 7th January 2013.  The club is available to children who already have siblings in the senior classes and also to the children who avail of the school bus service.  Please text your child's name and the days required to 087 6214277 by Wednesday, 19/12/2012. Places are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis. Full terms and conditions for the After-School Club are available on the school website. 

Parents Association.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Merlin the Seal, now you are Free!

We (Steve, Karen, Abby and Aoife Ward) rescued Merlin from Garrylucas beach 2 weeks ago.  He had a bad abscess on his poor face when we found him. We contacted the Dingle Seal Sanctuary, sent them a photo of him from the beach and they said he needed immediate attention as he wouldn't survive a night on the beach. It took 3 of us to wrestle him into a fish box with a large rug (from our friend Dermot who lives up the road and eventually off we went to meet the rescue team who met us half way to Dingle. 2 weeks later Merlin made a full recovery and was released by Abby and Aoife on the beach this Tuesday.

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Spirit of Christmas

Congratulations to Ellie - Mai from fourth class on her recent charity fundraiser . Ellie started ceramics classes in Kinsale with Liz Burgess in Sept of 2011. Ellie has a passion for art & has handmade some beautiful pieces. At the indoor Christmas market in The Blue Haven on dec 6th Ellie-Mai took a stall and hosted a charity sale of her ceramics & some framed felts. The amazing amount of €300 was raised on the night and Ellie-Mai has kindly donated this to The Cork Simon Community. Well done Ellie-Mai your generosity & kind nature is inspiring.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Fáilte go Nuacht Eile / Welcome to Other News

Fáilte go Nuacht Eile / Welcome to Other News!

The school has requested that we create a new Nuacht site
 to clearly distinguish between official and non official school news.  Nuacht will now only have official school information that has been approved by the principal or vice principal but a separate new site "NuachtEile" (Other News) which will be wholly managed by the PA has been setup for sharing other miscellaneous parent and student information relating to non-official school events such as fundraisers, summer camps, sports, music, local activities, etc. 

This new site is accessible at  You can optionally subscribe to posts via email by filling out the form under "Nuacht Eile via Email", by clicking "like" on the school Facebook page or by "following" the school on Twitter.

All parents are welcome to submit requests for new posts pertaining to non-official school news to NuachtEile by following guidelines under the "New Posting Request"  link.

The original "" site will remain the official source of approved school news and if you have an email subscription setup you will continue to receive these updates automatically each day.  

Thank you


PS: The website team is always looking for new volunteers to help maintain and develop the site. If you are interested in helping out please contact:

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

NPC Minority Religion Group

NPC Minority Religion Grouprepresenting parents of children of non-catholic faiths

 Dear Parents
National Parents Council Primary (NPC) is the representative organisation for parents of children in primary education. By being part of NPC, both individual parents and Parent Associations can be part of making changes in our education system at a national level.  In order to hear the voices of parents in different settings and situations NPC has a number of Special Interest groups

 Currently, NPC has the following special interest groups:

§ Minority Religion Group – representing parents of children of non-catholic faiths

§ Migrant Parent Group – representing migrant parents

§ Special Educational Needs Group – representing parents of children with special educational needs in mainstream and special schools   

§ Irish medium Schools Group – representing parents of children in Irish medium and Gaeltacht schools 

§ Traveller Parent Group – representing Traveller parents

 Being part of a special interest group allows parents to explore the particular issues pertaining to their group and to exchange information and ideas to further benefit the education and wellbeing of their children. The special interest groups are each entitled to have one representative on the NPC Assembly, which is the body within NPC concerned with developing educational policies.
We are trying to determine the level of interest in the Minority Religion Group and want to contact all of the parents of children of non-catholic faiths in your school to see if they would be interested in becoming involved in National Parents Council Primary.

I would appreciate it if you would bring this letter and the enclosed questionnaire to the attention of all parents of children of non-catholic faiths in your school. We would welcome support in (a) the determination of the aims and objectives of the group, as well as (b) the exploration of key issues facing these parents of children in primary school. If you are interested in being part of this group please print and complete the attached questionnaire and return to Deirdre Sullivan, National Parents Council Primary, 12 Marlborough Court, Dublin 1.
Questionnaire – Click here

Many thanks.
Yours sincerely,                                                                                                              
Deirdre Sullivan
Training & Development Officer

Friday, November 23, 2012

Mobile Phone Schools Appeal

(Irish Autism Action)

Many people get new mobile phones for Christmas! Please drop your old mobile phones to the school. If we get sufficient phones it would get the school some fantastic supplies, White Boards, IPADS, Laptops and lots more.

There is a box located at the main door of the school.

21 November 2012


We still need Parents to sell tickets for the Super Value Hamper on Thursday 29th and Friday 30th of November 2012, in Super Value, Kinsale.

Please call to Hilda in the office to put your name down there are slots available in the mornings and afternoons.

Thank you!!

19 November 2012

'Fun' Raising at Max's Menu

Max's "Fun" raising Event Thursday 29th November 2012 or Thursday 6th December 2012.

Click here to see the menu

For reservations please call 021-477-2443

To volunteer please text 086-196-7587

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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