Thursday, November 28, 2013

Seaicéad Scoile Nua / New School jacket


The Parents Association (PA) have selected a new school jacket.  It is a Gaelscoil crested jacket with a hood and internal fleece lining.  More detailed specifications are listed below.  The jacket which is available in red or navy is absolutely optional and is priced at €38.00 and sample sizes are available in the school library to view and try on. (Note: The sample's colours may not be identical to the chosen Navy and are purely for sizing).

How to order:

Go to main website www.gaelscoilchionntsaile.ie and navigate to 'Éide Scoile / School Uniform' which can be found under 'Eolas'.  There is a link here to the online retailer '4orm' (http://www.4orm.ie/)  from where you can order your new jackets.


Deliveries from 4orm will be made once a week (free of charge) directly to the school where they will be available for collection at the school.  To available of this select the "Local pickup - Free" shipping option when checking out and add the note "Please deliver to the school" in "Other Notes".

If you wish to deliver the jacket directly to your home there will be an additional cost of €5 per item.

Please note that returned items must be made in person to the 4orm store in Carrigaline (details on their website).  It will not be the responsibility of the School or the PA to deal with returns.


Kind Regards,

PA
pa@gaelscoilchionntsaile.ie

Regatta Kids Gaelscoil Kinsale Waterproof Insulated Jacket Specifications:
Material: Hydrafort windproof and waterproof polyester fabric
- Available in Navy/Navy or Red/Navy
- Thermo-Guard® insulation.
- 250 series anti-pill Symmetry® fleece lined body.
- Polyamide lined sleeves.
- Taped seams.
- Fleece lined collar.
- Collar high full zip with storm flap.
- Concealed peaked hood.
- Part elasticated adjustable cuffs.
- Elasticated side waistband.
- Two zip front pockets.
- Inner pocket.
- Name/class label under storm flap.



Conversational Irish / Ciorcal Cainte

A small group (mainly Gaelscoil parents) meets at 6pm Fridays for 1 hour in the Blue Haven Bar for a chat ‘as Gaeilge’.  If you are interested, just come along on the night.  All levels of Irish are welcome, it’s open to everybody & is free of charge.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Volunteers required for Aonach na Nollag

We still need volunteers to help with the Aonach na Nollag on Sunday 15th December 2013 from 3 - 6pm. We need help manning the stalls, Santas' Grotto etc. If you wish to help on the day please contact Doireann 087 9767150. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you PA
pa@gaelscoilchionntsaile.ie
 
Aonach na Nollag.pdf

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Good Luck Evan

Good Luck to Evan O Donnabhain Ranga 1, who is traveling to Liverpool on Friday 29th of November 2013 to compete with the Kinsale Kuk Sool Won Club.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Please Bake for the Christmas Fair on Sunday 15th Dec 2013

We are having a Cake Sale at the Christmas Fair on the 15th December 2013 at  the White Lady and we need your help!!!  We need cup cakes, bite-sized treats, brownies, sponge cakes, chocolate treats, chocolate cake, brown bread, scones - any cakes really, if you can bake something we want it!!
 
You will be able to drop any baked goods to the White Lady between 12 and 3pm on Sunday the 15th Dec 2013.

Any questions / queries contact Gwen Burke (GwenBurke@gmail.com)

Thank you
 
 


Saturday, November 23, 2013

An Gáirdín Cúin

Dear Parents/Guardians
 
We are hoping to develop a quiet garden space at our Gaelscoil between the current vegetable beds and the main entrance. We feel it is very important to have the children's input on what this Quiet Garden, An Gáirdín Cúin, should look like. We are asking you and your child/children to discuss this Garden area to find out what the children would like to see in this space. Together with your child/children could you put your drawings/ideas on an A4 piece of paper with your child's name, class and teachers name and return these to Hilda in the Office before Wednesday 27th November 2013. Please put a note on your drawings if you and your child would like to help with this project.
 
Some things to bear in mind with the garden:
- this will be a quieter space away from the main yard - would you like to see fencing and if so what kind
- we would like to have a Willow Dome as a centre piece of the garden (see http://www.outdoorclassroom.ie/ for ideas)
- what kind of seating should we have
- the garden should be accessible to everyone so what kind of pathways should we have
- think about sensory areas and what these would look like e.g herb beds, long grasses, prickly plants, wind chimes, fruit bearing plants, etc
- wildlife and how to encourage it into our garden
- large and small places to chat and play games
 
We hope to begin work on our Gáirdín Cúin in the next couple of weeks and will be in touch to find volunteers, young and not so young to help bring this project to life!
 
Thanking you
Gaelscoil PA
pa@gaelscoilchionntsaile.ie

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Darling Violets

Flicky Howe-Prior (Mathair Genevieve as Rang 1) has a new start-up online home and gift boutique emporium called Darling Violets.  Please wish her well with her new venture which can be found at www.darlingviolets.com. She stocks items which are designed and made by small companies from Ireland, the UK and Scandanavia, and which are not only beautiful and functional but affordable too.  The site also has some gorgeous Christmas gifts and stocking fillers.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Tuistí Rang 1 & 2 / Parents of 1st and 2nd Class

The PA are asking parents from R1&2 to take on the Hamper fundraising (each class is assigned a difference activity). Please volunteer to sell raffle tickets for the hamper for 1 hour (with a friend) on Fri 6th & Sat 7th Dec 2013. The rota list is in Hilda’s office, please put your name down and help us raise funds for our school!

Click here for more info.


Thanks!
PA
pa@gaelscoilchionntsaile.ie

Gaelscoil Christmas Hamper!

 
Supervalu are generously donating a Christmas Hamper to Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile. Tickets will be for sale on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th December 2013 in Supervalu Kinsale and the hamper will be raffled by the Parents Association on Saturday 7th Dec 2013. Please donate additional items for the hamper – you can drop them into Hilda and the PA will add them to the hamper.
 
Thanks!
PA

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Attention 4th Class Parents / Tuistí Rang 4


Rang 4 / 4th Class parents will be organizing the upcoming event 'Aonach Na Nollag' / 'Christmas Fair' which we hope to take place at the White Lady Hotel on Sunday 15th December 2013.

We need help organizing the following:

Santa
Santa Photoptgrapher
Facepainters
Cake Bakers
Féilire 2014 / 2014 Calendar sales
Post event cleaners

We have some volunteers already signed up but could really do with some more help from our Rang 4 / 4th Class parents.  We also welcome suggestions and ideas to help to make this a fun afternoon for your family and friends.

Please contact Gwen Burke or the PA if you are available to be part of this committee.

Many thanks
Parents Association
pa@gaelscoilchionntsaile.ie

PS: Gwen can be contacted at gwenburke@gmail.com or 086-076-0723

Reminder : PA meeting Thursday 14th Nov 2013 at 8.30pm White Lady Powder Room

Just a reminder that there is a PA meeting scheduled to take place on 14th November 2013 (Thursday) at the White Lady Power Room, starting at 8:30 pm.

pa@gaelscoilchionntsaile.ie

http://nuachteile.gaelscoilchionntsaile.ie/2013/11/pa-meeting-thursday-14th-nov-2013-at.html

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Be Cool To Your School With This Special Offer From Kids Party Club.


A Thuismitheoirí,
I am pleased to introduce the Kids Party Club Card - just like those you get from the supermarkets but way more fun. With every party booking, you can nominate Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile to receive a free fundraising or educational show from Kids Party Club. You just need to mention Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile when confirming your party booking. We'll do the rest.
Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile will receive one Kids Party Club Card point with each nomination. Once your school has accumulated just 6 Kids Party Club Card points we will provide either a regular Kids Party Club party, (ideal for graduations, Christmas, fundraising events or just a fun break from regular classes), or a Kids Party Club educational show. Our educational puppet shows focus on healthy eating, encouraging children to read and the heralded anti-bullying show. Of course we'll let them know it was you who nominated Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile to receive the Kids Party Club Card point so you'll get the credit due. Our reading and anti-bullying shows are available as Gaeilge!
Kids Party Club have more than a dozen party puppet shows as well as the three educational shows. While always a great idea for birthdays, there are also three Christmas stories, a wedding reception show, the puppets X-Factor competition, Red Riding Hood with our unique twist, The King and the Donkey, and many others to choose from. Our parties include magic and a kiddies disco too!
When you book Kids Party Club entertainment you know that your child's school will also benefit. Tell your friends and neighbours about Kids Party Club Card - anyone can nominate Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile - and you'll have that free show (or two!) in no time at all. There's no limit to the number of shows your school can receive.
Feel free to call me if you would like more information concerning this offer. You can learn more about Kids Party Club at www.kidspartyclub.ie or email me at denis@kidspartyclub.ie and I will gladly answer any questions you might have.
Denis Kiely
Kids Party Club
Cork City & South
085 2785127

Monday, November 11, 2013

PA meeting Thursday 14th Nov 2013 at 8.30pm White Lady Powder Room

The next PA meeting is scheduled to take place on 14th November 2013 (Thursday) at the White Lady Power Room, starting at 8:30 pm.

pa@gaelscoilchionntsaile.ie

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Bookfair Wednesday 6th to Tuesday 12th November 2013


The Bookfair will be staffed by Parents and Students daily from 8.30am-9.15am and again from 1.30pm-3pm each day from Wednesday 6th Nov 2013 until Tuesday 12th Nov 2013

 The Scholastic Bookfair has returned to the Gaelscoil this week, and includes hundreds of books for sale: award winners, favourite characters and subjects kids love to read about. Each child has a catalog in their school bag to take home.
At the end of the Fair, the school is awarded either a percentage of the revenue or books and educational materials. Scholastic Book Fairs helps generate more than $175 million in fundraising for school projects and classroom materials.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Bookfair Wednesday 6th to Tuesday 12th November 2013

 
The Scholastic Bookfair is returning to the Gaelscoil this week, and includes hundreds of books for sale: award winners, favourite characters and subjects kids love to read about. Each child has a catalog in their school bag to take home.
 
At the end of the Fair, the school is awarded either a percentage of the revenue or books and educational materials. Scholastic Book Fairs helps generate more than $175 million in fundraising for school projects and classroom materials.