Monday, December 22, 2014

Strictly Come Céilí

Save the Dates!!! Save the Dates!!! Save the Dates!!! Save the Dates!!!
“Strictly Come Céilí”
With Fionán Cogan of Céilí Fit
Friday 30th January 2015
8pm til late
Actons Hotel, Kinsale
Finger Food, Spot Prizes, Raffle, Loads of Craic and Lots of Laughs
A Fundraising Event in aid of Gael Scoil Cionn tSáile and St. Multose School
Tickets €15 per person go on sale early 2015

“Little Women’s Christmas/Nollag na mBan”
Tuesday 6th January 2015
Céilí Practise Night
Again with Fionán Cogan of Céilí Fit Who Will Instruct us in
the Art of Céilí Dance
Actons Hotel
8pm to 9pm (or later if the craic is good!)
Come Practise Your Irish Dancing Skills and Get Your Team of Dancers Ready to Win some Spot Prizes on the Night of the Big Céilí on 30th January 2015. This will be a fun night of socialising so bring as many of your friends as you can and celebrate Little Women’s Christmas as you dance the night away!!
A charge of €3 per person on the door for this night will go towards organisational costs of the Céilí Mór on 30th January.

Poster Click Here

Friday, December 19, 2014

Happy Birthday Baby Jesus

Just a reminder to all kids who are planning on going to the Happy Birthday Baby Jesus party in the Parish Church On Christmas Eve at 2pm 24th December 2014 - we would encourage as many children as possible to dress up as angels and shepherds for the party!
Many thanks
Happy Birthday Baby Jesus Group

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cake Sale December 2014

Congratulations to Rang 4 for raising €280 for the school today! Thanks to all Rang 4 children and their parents for their baked delights and to M Siobhan for pulling it all together.

Carol Nyhan's three class Bake Sales have raised €1056 so far this year. Nice work Carol!

Only five 2015 Calendars left!!

Make sure Granny is not crying on Christmas Day! Only 5 Calendars left! Hurry into Hilda with €10... Last chance to buy tomorrow (19th December 2014).

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cake sale Rang 4 Thursday 18th December 2014

Cake sale time again! This time the bakers are rang 4 with Muinteoir Siobhan and they will be selling their goods this coming Thursday morning 18th December 2014 in their classroom.

So we would ask that each child be given at least €1 to bring to school on Thursday to buy a bun or cake. As usual we will have a plate of gluten/wheat/dairy free buns available and a strict nut free policy will be adhered to by all our bakers.

May we take this opportunity to thank Katelyn Dukes mum and dad, of Dukes Coffee Company for their generous donation of muffins to our monthly cake sale.

Kinsale Camogie Club Fundraiser

Camogie Club Tea Party.

On Thursday 18th December 2014.

Please see poster!

Monday, December 15, 2014

2015 Calendars

Last chance to buy 2015 Gaelscoil Calendars from Hilda in the office or from Kevin Kiely in the car park each day at 1.30pm and 2.30pm. €10 each.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Gaelscoil Calendar 2015

The fantastic new 2015 Gaelscoil Calendar is hot off the press. It is available tomorrow at €10 each at the Carol Service.

Thank you

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Raffle in Supervalu – Thank You

The Parents Association would like to thank the 30 volunteers who sold raffle tickets in Supervalu on Friday 5th & Saturday 6th December 2014.  The PA would also like to thank those who donated gifts/vouchers for the raffle.  The school raised €1340 which is great!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Lunch box/bag found

A navy lunch bag was found on Friday 5th Dec 2014 on the road down from the school. 'Daithi' is the name on it and can be picked up from Hilda's office.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Raffle Ticket Selling in Supervalu Dec 5th & 6th 2014

We are selling raffle tickets on Friday and Saturday December 5th & 6th in Supervalu from 9am-7pm each day.  We are still short volunteers so if you can spare 1 hour on Friday or Saturday can you please sign up on the sheet on Hilda’s door.  Thanks to those who have already volunteered to help.

Visit Santa!

A magical Christmas Fantasy takes place this winter 2014 at the Mill in Kinsale (opposite St. Multose Church). Visit Santa as he prepares for the most wondrous time of the year each Saturday and Sunday before Christmas.

- Experience the magical Frozen corner and Fairy Village.
- Post your letter in Santa’s official Post Box
- Join in the Christmas story with Mrs Claus and the wondrous Elves
- Each family will meet Santa individually & each child will get a special gift from Santa
- Free Treasure Hunt with wonderful Disney prizes
- Lots more surprises.

More details on how to book your visit with Santa here

Monday, December 1, 2014

Thank You

Big Thank You to all the people who gave their time this weekend 29th and 30th November 2014 to paint and clean the school. Thanks Miriam Keily, Susan Farley, Fiona O Reilly, Ciara Waters and Elaine Crowley. And a particular thanks to Gareth Price who pulled it all together so expertly!

Parents Association

December Parents Association Meeting

The December Parents Association meeting will be held tomorrow (Tuesday, 2nd December 2014) night at 8pm in the Powder Room at the White Lady.  The meetings are held through English and new parents are always welcome.

We hope to see you there.
The Parents Association

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Kinsale Christmas - Switching on Christmas Lights

Sunday 30th of November 2014.

Fun starts at 3pm - Carousel in carpark beside Town Park.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


We are organising a group of parents to paint the toilets in the school and clean the skirting in the hallway. If you can spare an hour or two this weekend, 29th/30th November 2014, please contact Dervilla Wrynn 0872273645.

Cake Sale

A Big Big thank you to Rang 5 for hosting a fantastic Cake Sale last Friday the 21st Nov 2014. They raised €330 for the school. Thanks to all the parents who baked delicious cakes. Thanks to M Aodan for all his help with running the sale. And of course many thanks to the Cake Sale Fairy Carol Nyhan.

Next Cake Sale Rang 4 hosting on the Thurs 18th of Dec 2014.


Hi all,

As discussed at the last meeting there will be a 2nd Open/Information Meeting of Kinsale Camogie on this coming Thursday, 27th November 2014 from 8.30pm to 9.30pm.

The venue is the Temperance Hall in the room upstairs.


1. Kinsale Camogie Club to be formerly set up.

2. Election of Officers.

3. Discussion on Courses to be completed (Ethics/Foundation).

4. Confirmation of Age Groups the club will be starting with.

5. First Fundraising Event before Christmas.

6. Garda Vetting.

7. A.O.B.

Please bring along your completed Garda Vetting form to this meeting if you are interested in becoming involved in the club – even if it’s only General Help (once in a while) – everyone still needs to be Garda Vetted when you are dealing with children, under new legislation (2015). (link below to Garda Vetting form if needed).

Looking forward to seeing you all.

Go raibh míle maith agat go lÉir.

Tom Kelleher,

Chairperson, Kinsale Camogie Club.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Krafty Kids Christmas Workshop

Christmas Workshop Saturday 6th and Saturday 13th, 2014.

See Poster for Details

Kinsale Christmas

If any of you are wondering where to visit Santa this year - Kinsale Christmas - A Community Group - have invited Santa to The Mill in Kinsale, this December. It promises to be a magical fantasy!

Each family will meet Santa and every child will get a special gift.

Visit for booking and further details.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Donations for Christmas Hamper - Reminder

Supervalu are generously donating a Christmas Hamper to Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile. Tickets will be for sale on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th December 2014 in Supervalu Kinsale.

We are still looking for some additional luxury items for the hamper raffle.   If you have any nice wines, chocolates, vouchers etc. that you could donate it would be greatly appreciated.   Maybe you have some unwanted vouchers/gifts or maybe your business might be able to donate something.

There’s a box in Hilda’s office for any donations.  Please drop them by Tuesday 25th November 2014.  Many thanks for your help & generosity & thanks to those who have already donated something.

Gaelscoil Cake Sale this Friday 21st November 2014

This Friday 21st November 2014 is the turn of Rang 5 to host the monthly Gaelscoil cake sale. As you know the money raised in these monthly cake sales will go towards providing safe access for our children to and from the school.

We would ask that each child would bring in at least €1 to buy a bun/cake at the cake sale this Friday. 

We are mindful that some children have allergies and food intolerances so there will be a selection of gluten/wheat/dairy free cakes and there will be a strict nut free policy. 

Thanks in advance 

Sinead Nolan 5th class rep
Carol O'Callaghan cake sale rep

Friday, November 14, 2014

Photos from the 2014 Gourmet 'Fun'raising' event at Max's

Did you take any good photos at the Max's event last night (13th Nov 2014).  If you want to share them on the school website please forward to

If you are attending next Thursday night (20th Nov 2014) please remember to take photographs and send them our way!

Thank you

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Parents Association Update 13th Nov 2014

Event Update

Cake Sale – Carol Nyhan - N Mhora Class Rep
First cake sale took place on the 24th Oct 2014 and raised €446 for the school. Congratulations to Carol Nyhan, Rang 6 pupils, Rang 6 parents and M Eavan for hosting this very successful cake sale. Their time and effort is much appreciated. Next cake sale 21st Nov 2014 with Rang 5 hosting.

Carol is organising 8 cake sales in the school this year, approx. one a month (no cake sale during lent). Carol will co-ordinate the class and parents of the class to bake and the class teacher to manage the sale on the day. There is a strict nut free policy. Gluten and dairy free option is also available.   Each child in the school is encouraged to bring in €1 to buy a cake on the day.

Book Fair - Una McIntosh – Rang 5 & 6
Thanks to Una McIntosh and her team of parents for running an excellent Book Fair once again this year. €1,653 worth of books were sold which gives our school €1,000 worth of new books. The school library will receive approx 100 new books from the Book Fair.

This event is extremely important to the school as it supplies our school with high quality books free of charge. Also, important that we run the Book Fair early in the year so that the students get the maximum out of the new books. If you didn’t make it to the Book Fair or would like to place an order books for Christmas (or anytime) please log onto  When checking out you will be asked under Schools to choose one of the schools below by selecting Gaelscoil Chionn tSaile the school will benefit from more free books!

Chuckies - Siobhan Devlin – N Beaga Class Rep
Chuckies last Friday night (7th Nov 2014) was a big success! Thanks to Siobhan Devlin and her team from N Beaga for running this event so successfully. They raised €734 for the school.  This is the first time we have run this event and it was a great social occasion for both the children and their parents. Existing parents enjoyed mixing and meeting all the new parents to the school.    

Max’s Restraunt evening- Annemarie & Olivier
This popular gourmet event runs on Thursday the 13th and 20th November 2014.   Thanks to Annemarie and Olivier of Max’s for organising every last detail and for opening up their restaurant to this event.

Thanks to all the parents who have volunteered to prep food, wait tables and do wash up. If you have booked a table, please make sure you are not included in anybody else’s table.  Diners are invited to arrive promptly at the specified time and please note that only cash will be accepted on the night. Its very good value at €27 per person of which approx. €22 goes directly to the school.

Calendar -Ciara Duffy – Rang 6 Class Rep

Thanks to Ciara Duffy and all her helpers the new school calendar will make a very prompt appearance this year! Calendars will be available at the office from 1st December 2014. €10 each.  The calendar development is extremely time consuming but the most lucrative fundraiser last year.

Christmas Hamper -Sinead Nolan - Rang Class 5 Rep
Super Valu have very kindly given us a large Christmas Hamper to raffle.  We will be selling tickets in Super Valu 5th & 6th December 2014.  We are looking for additional items to supplement the raffle so if you can donate any luxury items such as alcohol, chocolates, corporate gifts etc. please drop into Hilda at the office. Last year we also received some very generous vouchers from parents of the school.

As Rang 5 is a small class they will need the help of other parents to sell tickets if you have a spare hour that weekend please sign the roster in Hilda s office or contact Sinead Nolan.

Other Business

School Painting
The school needs its 16 bathrooms and the hallway skirting painted and we do not wish to spend our valuable fundraised money on this. Therefore, we are looking for a parent to champion this project. We have 5 painting volunteers already and we just need a coordinator to get it going.

School Yard 
Two storage units have been ordered and two benches with storage included have been purchased to house the yard toys.

We are looking for a parent volunteer to paint a chess board in the yard. We have large chess pieces and the teachers are very happy to teach our children chess once it is complete.
More balance boards are being ordered. We will also fix the willow dome.

Shared Reading
Parents of the school have been participating in shared reading with Rang 1 and Rang 2 every Tuesday at 9.05 – 9.40. We would like to include Rang 1 as well now but we need more volunteers. Anyone helping must be Garda vetted – forms from Hilda or Dervilla

If you can assist with any of the above please contact Dervilla Wrynn 087 227 3645 

Next meeting Parents Association Meeting Dec 2nd 2014, The Powder Room, The White Lady @8pm

Again, many thanks for everyone’s hard work and support with all the ongoing fundraising activities.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Donations For Christmas Hamper

Supervalu are generously donating a Christmas Hamper to Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile. Tickets will be for sale on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th December 2014 in Supervalu Kinsale. 

We are looking for some additional luxury items for the hamper raffle.   If you have any nice wines, chocolates, vouchers etc. that you could donate it would be greatly appreciated.   Maybe you have some unwanted vouchers/gifts or maybe your business might be able to donate something.

There’s a box in Hilda’s office for any donations.  Please drop them by Tuesday 25thNovember 2014.  Many thanks for your help & generosity.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Gaelscoil Book Fair November 2014

Many thanks to all the parents who who volunteered for last weeks Book Fair. We sold an incredible €1,652.83 worth of books. Our library will receive €1000 euros of new books for your children to enjoy.

Thanks again for your support,


2014 Gourmet 'Fun'raising' event at Max's

Max's Gourmet 'Fun'raising' event is taking place again this and next Thursday evenings, 13th November and 20th November 2014.  This is a fun but professional event with very high quality food and excellent value for money, this year it will be a 7 course gourmet menu for €27.00 of which approx €22.00 goes directly to school.  Possibly new taste & flavours for some but hopefully it will appeal to everyone.

For reservations please call Max's at 021-477-2443.  There are a few tables still available.

The menu is available here.

Thank you

Thursday, November 6, 2014

NPC - Child Friendly Administration

Dear Parent,

The Ombudsman for Children’s office has written to the NPC to invite parents and children/young people to participate in a project that is looking at child-friendly administration, which it has commissioned the University College Cork to undertake.

In explaining the study and the request, the OCO office has written:

As you know, the Ombudsman for Children’s Office has been in existence for more than ten years. In that time, the Office has dealt with over ten thousand complaints regarding the actions of public bodies and service providers. The Offices’complaints-handling and investigatory work has given it an insight into the barriers that children and their families can face when attempting to access those services or when they are engaging with decision-makers in public bodies.

However, the Ombudsman for Children’s Office believes that, following a decade of work in this area, it is appropriate to examine in greater depth the experience children and families have of accessing public services, the difficulties they encounter and what practices characterise a rights based, child-friendly approach to public administration.

To that end, the Ombudsman for Children’s Office has commissioned Professor Ursula Kilkelly and her research team at University College Cork’s School of Law to undertake research on child-friendly public administration relevant to education, health and social services. An important part of this study is to hear directly from children and parent/carers about their experiences of public services and bodies in the areas of health, education, housing and material wellbeing and alternative care. Using focus groups, participants will be asked first, to describe their experiences of accessing public service for, with or on behalf of their children and second, to identify any barriers or positive experiences they have had in this area. The main objective is to develop ideas for making such services more accessible, rights respecting and child-friendly.

The project will involve holding six focus groups-four for adults and two for children-which will be held on the 14thand 15th November in Dublin. Our intention is for each focus group to have a maximum of six participants; they will last between 60-90 minutes in the case of adults and between 30-60mins for the children and young people. The participants will all be individuals who have direct experience of engagement with public bodies in the areas under examination.”

If you feel you have something to contribute to the study and would like to participate in one of the focus groups to share your experiences of engagement with your child’s school, the Department of Education or other public bodies please contact Naomi Kennan at:

Naomi Kennan

Research Assistant

University College Cork

Tel: 0 87 126 2342

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

5k Santa Dash In Kinsale, 14th December 2014

This is a 5km fun run organised by Kinsale Tri Club raising funds for “Friends of Jamie Wall” and the Kinsale Christmas lights.  Jamie is a Cork GAA Hurler & Footballer who is currently in the national rehabilitation centre in Dun Laoghaire after suffering a spinal injury.  It will be a great Family event with prizes for the Best Dressed and the Fastest Family.  This is Guesstimate your time race – NO WATCHES ALLOWED – therefore the person who finishes closest to their estimated time wins!

Corporate Fundraising 2015

Essential Fundraising following on from Michelle’s Newsletter of the 15th October 2015 and the update of what needed for the Gaelscoil Chionn tSaile in 2015. We are asking each parent to come to us with contacts, idea, and help for Corporate Fundraising. We need to work together on this - now.

Each year through Corporate Fundraising, thousands of Schools access Companies who take an interest in real local issues and regional needs. They have funds available to worthy projects. We have a very real one! We need to get planning for our School and we have been told what we need to do it! Now we must put this into action!  We need to ASK for all the help we can get. Lots of Companies have resources for charities, schools etc… across Ireland and thousands of euros to help fund their projects, campaigns and running costs.

We “The PA” of Gaelscoil Chionn tSaile are going to be asking local Business and Large Multinationals in the Cork area to look to our project. We have a target of fundraising €20,000 this year to help us get our set down area and other planning requirements.

We need you & how do you get started?

Please email:

Kinsale ART Academy with Louise McKeon

Renowned Irish Artist Louise McKeon is starting new children's art classes in her purpose build studio in Kinsale. Louise has been teaching both adults and children for 30 years, with pupils achieving success in any National Art Competitions (Texaco, Google etc )

6 week courses commence on Tue 4 Nov 2014 for 6 weeks and Sat 8th Nov 2014 for 6 weeks

3.30pm - 4.30pm (ages 5-8 )
4.45pm - 5.45pm (age 9 upwards)

9.45am - 10.45am (ages 5-8)
11:00am -12.00 pm (age 9 upwards)

Course Curriculum
Age 6-9 : Drawing , collage, paint and colour, design and much more.
Age 9 upwards: Advanced drawing techniques, painting, still life, people & portraits.

€70 for 6 weeks

To reserve a place call Louise on: 087-771-8023 or email:

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Kinsale Youth Support Services (KYSS) - Anti-bullying

Anti-bullying talk tomorrow night at Wednesday 5th November 2014 7:30pm in the Carlton Hotel, Kinsale>

Kinsale Youth Support Services (KYSS) are organising a talk on Anti-bullying aimed at parents, teachers, youth facilitators and sporting clubs and anyone who is dealing with young people. The aim of the talk is to provide the tools on how to cope effectively with the problem of bullying.

We have invited an expert speaker on Anti-bullying, Seán Fallon who is an ex-teacher and he has devised a very effective Anti-bullying Campaign over the last 10 years.
To read more about the campaign:

We invite you to attend this free talk on Wednesday 5th November 2014 @ 7:30pm at the Carlton Hotel in Kinsale.

We would also ask you to help us spread the word and circulate this poster to your school/club/association mailing and/or text list or to simply send it to any concerned persons in relation to coping with bullying.

Thank you for your help and continued support,
The KYSS team

Monday, November 3, 2014

Post Primary School Transport Provision 2015/2016

Bus Éireann is contacting all primary and post primary schools to remind parents of children currently in 6th class of the eligibility criteria for Post Primary School Transport.

From the commencement of the 2012/2013 school year changes to post primary school transport provision came into effect. In October 2012, a letter referring to these changes and a Question & Answer Sheet issued to all primary and post primary schools in order that parents of children then in 6th class would be aware of the implication of these changes when selecting a post primary school for their children.

Bus Éireann is again contacting all primary and post primary schools to remind parents of children currently in 6th class of the eligibility criteria for Post Primary School Transport.

Please click here for further information.

Kinsale Camogie Club For 2015

The Camogie Association
We are looking into the possibility of setting up a
Kinsale Camogie Club for 2015.

But we need to get an idea of:
  1. the number of people that would be interested in enrolling their children in a Kinsale Camogie Club for Under 6, 8 and 10 years.
  2. if people are interested in getting involved with Training/Admin etc
for this new club.

 If interested please come along to an Open/Information Night on Monday, November 10th 2014 in the Temperance Hall
from 7.30pm – 8.30pm.

All Welcome.
Fr. Murphy's Youths back in action

Friday fundraiser at Chuckies 7th Nov 2014

Parents in Ranga 4 and below.

Tickets for Chuckies FUNdraiser (see attached poster for fun events)  on this Friday 7th November 2014 from 6-8pm are going home in your child’s bag tonight (3rd Nov 2014).  Please fill in the envelope including €5 per ticket if your child is going or the ticket if your child cannot attend. Return the envelope to your child’s class teacher tomorrow, Tuesday (4th Nov 2014)  morning, we need to know our numbers by Wednesday for insurance purposes.  Additional tickets can be purchased from Hilda. €4 per ticket will go directly to the school ambitious fundraising campaign, so please show your support.

Chuckies will be closed to the public on Friday so it gives our children a great opportunity to play together while parents new to the school have a chance to meet each and join the more established parents in the school for a sociable chat. Hot food (pizza, chicken nuggets and chips) snacks and coffee can be purchased at Chuckies.

Thank you
Siobhan Devlin.

Chuckies FUNdraiser.pdf

Reminder - School Calendar Photographs

Attention: All Parents

We will be doing the photographs for the school calendar on Thursday 6th November 2014, first Thursday after the mid term break. Can all parents ensure that the children are neatly presented in full uniform on this day. If your child is in junior or senior infants can you please write their birthday on their hand to avoid any confusion! Children are welcome to bring in small seasonal props for the photos this year. If there is any child missing on this day, will you please contact 6th Class Rep, Ciara Condon 083-1916543.

Many thanks

2014 Gourmet 'Fun'raising' event at Max's

Dear parents,

Following 2012’s  successful charity  dinner in max’s we have decided to repeat this event again on Thursday 13th November and Thursday 20th November 2014 but we cannot do this without your help as we need the parents to cook, prepare, wash- up, set up and serve the meals!!

This helps us to practically eliminate all overheads and we are just left with basic food costs and even those tend to be minimal as some local suppliers kindly donate some produce free of charge or at cost.

This is a fun but professional event with very high quality food and excellent value for money, this year it will be a 7 course gourmet menu for €27.00 of which approx €22.00 goes directly to school.  Possibly new taste & flavours for some but hopefully it will appeal to everyone.

This event is open to all so please tell friends neighbors etc as this helps to get funding from an outside source. 021 4772443 for reservations.

We need volunteers for both dates: Thursday 13th November and Thursday 20th November 2014

Food preparation  9am - 12 noon approx              (3 people)
Wash up:              6.30 - 9pm & 9pm - midnight  (2/3 person per shift)
Kitchen:               6pm - midnight                         (3people per night)
Wait staff:            6pm - midnight                         (4 people per night)

To volunteer please contact us on 0861967587 / text if possible when available and your class please, we welcome the parents of the new classes especially.

The menu is available here.

Finally a thank you to John Barrett’s butchers, the market garden vegetable shop and Quay food company.

Thank you 


Sunday, November 2, 2014

Reminder - Book Fair

Annual School Book Fair 2014

Our annual school book fair will take place Tuesday 4th of November 2014 until Friday 7th of November 2014 inclusive. Last year we received over €1300 in quality books for our library (as a commission fee based on sales) and we are hoping to top this figure in November.

Books will be available to purchase from 8.30am until 9.20am each morning, and from 1.30pm until 3pm each afternoon.

The book catalogues have been sent home in your children's school bags today for perusal over the mid-term.

Many thanks, Parents Association

PA Meeting

The Parents Association monthly meeting will take place on this Tuesday November 4th 2014, 8pm at the Powder Room in the White Lady. The meetings are held in English and all parents are welcome.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Annual School Book Fair 2014

Our annual school book fair will take place Tuesday 4th of November 2014 until Friday 7th of November 2014 inclusive. Last year we received over €1300 in quality books for our library (as a commission fee based on sales) and we are hoping to top this figure in November.

Books will be available to purchase from 8.30am until 9.20am each morning, and from 1.30pm until 3pm each afternoon.

The book catalogues have been sent home in your children's school bags today for perusal over the mid-term.

Many thanks, Parents Association

School Calendar Photographs

Attention: All Parents

We will be doing the photographs for the school calendar on Thursday 6th November 2014, first Thursday after the mid term break. Can all parents ensure that the children are neatly presented in full uniform on this day. If your child is in junior or senior infants can you please write their birthday on their hand to avoid any confusion! Children are welcome to bring in small seasonal props for the photos this year. If there is any child missing on this day, will you please contact 6th Class Rep, Ciara Condon 083-1916543.

Many thanks

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Minutes PA Meeting 14th October 2014

Please see link to Minutes of the Parents Association Meeting which took place on Tuesday the 14th of October 2014.

See Minutes

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween Disco at Sáile

Monster Halloween Disco at Sáile on Saturday 25th October 2014, 2 to 4pm.

Please see Poster

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Kinsale Christmas Fundraiser

Saturday 18th of October 2014, Temperance Hall 10am - 5pm

Please see attached Poster

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Violin and Banjo for Sale

Full size violin and banjo for sale. Both come with cases.

Please contact Anne Sinclair 087-7978119


Sunday, October 12, 2014

PA Meeting

Dear Parents 
The next Parents Association will meet on Tuesday 14th October 2014 at 8pm in the Powder Room at the White Lady Hotel.

All are welcome. We hope to see you there.

On behalf of the Parents Association

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Campa na Samhna / Halloween Camp

Beidh Campa na Samhna ar siúl arís i mbliana i nGaelscoil Chionn tSáile thar an briseadh. Beidh sé ar siúl i rith an Briseadh Meán Téarma (28/10/14 - 31/10/14).

Féach ar an bpóstaer atá inluaite chun a thuilleadh eolas a fháil.

Halloween Camp will be running again this year in the Gaelscoil. It will run during the mid term break (28/10/14 - 31/10/14).

Please see attached Poster

Go raibh maith agaibh,
Múinteoir Ciara Ní Chonchúir

Monday, October 6, 2014

NPC Anti Bullying Session

Dear NPC members

The National Parents Council are holding an Anti Bullying Training Session on Tuesday 7.10.2014, in Cork, in the Rochestown Park Hotel, at 7.30pm.

The session will enable you to support your child regarding issues of bullying and will also inform you about the new Anti Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools.

The session runs for two hours and is provided free of charge.

You must register to attend if you are interested. Please book online by clicking here

Please note: These sessions have been developed specifically for a parent audience and they are therefore not suitable for children.

This Training Programme is a joint initiative between National Parents Council Primary and National Parents Council Post Primary. The training is funded by the Department of Education and Skills under the Anti Bullying Action Plan.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

RSA Check It Fits Service

The RSA 'Check It Fits Service' will be in SuperValu Carpark, on  Friday 3rd October 2014 from from 10am to 5:30pm.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Open Night for Gaelcholáiste Charraig Uí Leighin

There will be an Open Night for Gaelcholáiste Charraig Uí Leighin, it will take place in the Carrigaline Court Hotel tonight Monday 29th September 2014 @ 7.30pm

For queries please contact:
Noel O'Regan (Chairperson) 087-3212600
Adrian Breathnach (PRO) 086-0817873
Brian O'Farrell (Treasurer) 086-6037635

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Minutes PA Meeting September 2014

Attention All Parents:

Please see link below for the Minutes of the PA Meeting which took place on the 16th of September 2014.

Sept 2014 Minutes

The committee for the 2015-15 Year are as follows:
Chairperson: Dervilla Wrynn
Vice Chair: Edel O’Connell
Secretary: Ciara Conlon
Vice Secretary: Yvonne McCarthy
Treasurer: Deborah Ni Riain
Vice Treasurer: Fidelma Ni Chathasaigh

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Krafty Kids

Krafty Kids has a wide range of art and craft activities and projects for small groups of children of all abilities.

New Terms beginning on Monday 6th of October 2014 in Saíle.

Contact Laura on 087-7970011

See Poster Attached.

Thank you for your old mobile phones - we are nearly there!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

School Blazers For Communion Boys

Hello Parents

There has been a suggestion to help to simplify the purchase and organisation of school Blazers for First Communion boys.  Currently blazers have to be purchased in Marks and Spencer and branded with school crests. The parents Association would like to organise a pool of Blazers that could be re-used from year to year saving parents time and the cost of purchase. 

As a first step, if anyone has an unwanted blazer and wishes to donate it to the school to be used by future Communion children, please drop it into Hilda. 

Depending on the success of this, we may organise a uniform swap event later in the year.

Your feedback on this initiative is welcome!

Kind Regards
Parents Association

Féilire / Calendar

Apologies to everyone trying to access the main school calendar on our websites.   We have an ongoing support ticket open with Google Apps to see why it is not available and whether or not they can recover it for us.  If they cannot resolve the issue we will have to create and populate a new one.

Thank you

Friday, September 12, 2014

Tennis Coaching Sessions

New Tennis coaching sessions are starting again on Monday 15th September, Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th until end of November 2014.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Website Help and Support

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

Note: maintaining the site requires very little technical expertise, you just need access to a computer and the internet!

If you are having problems or need any assistance using the school website, the WebTeam volunteers are available to help and can be contacted with any access or e-mail subscription questions.

Remember non-official school news is published on a separate site called "Nuacht Eile" :

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Birthday Party Gift Suggestion €5

A suggestion/idea in regard to adopting a €5 in a card option for presents will be discussed at the next PA Meeting, which is being held on Tuesday 16th September2014at 8pm, in the Powder Room, White Lady Hotel.
For the attention of all Classes:
Now that the new school year is well underway, and having spoken to a wide circle of parents from the different Rangs in the school, Carol O Callaghan (AKA Mam of Alice, Ted, Maisie, Miah) and myself (AKA Mam of CriosCian and Beibhinn) would like to make the following suggestion:
Going forward, with regard to birthday parties, we would like to suggest adopting the “€5 in a card” (per child) as another option for a birthday present for the children. 
Locally Dunderrow and Belgooly schools do this and it seems to work very well.  We have since learned, from being in contact with other parents in our school, that schools all over the country have chosen to do this too, very successfully.
We would like to stress at this point, that this is NOT school policynor is it something that everybody has to conform to – it isn’t a directive from the teachers in the school – they have no involvement in this at all - but rather a parent driven initiative.  In the current economic climate we thought it might be a way of giving parents one less worry/hassle to deal with – albeit a very small one - some parents have several siblings attending the school!
The decision to consider this “€5 in a card”, we think, is firstly a very personal one and up to each parent to decide whether they would like to do it or not, but it is also a class decision and parents in each class will have to decide whether this option is right for their class or not.  Or indeed it might be the decision to go ahead with a “half and half” option whereby the people in a class who want to give/receive €5 do so and the people who like to give/receive presents do so – the birthday boy or girl then gets a variety of presents/money on his/her special day.  It has also been suggested that €5 euro, whether it be money in a card or a present, is enough to spend on school party presents – again this is just about sharing what some parents have been talking about amongst themselves – it is, of course, naturally up to everybody individually to decide how much they would like to spend on their presents (this is just all about passing on/sharing the information!).

Thanks a mill for taking the time to read this,            
Carol and Emma.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Postponed: Parents Association (PA) Meeting

Apologies but the the first PA meeting needs to be postponed until Tuesday 16th Sep 2014.

Thank you

Kinsale Music Academy

Youth Choir - Thursdays 4.30pm Kinsale Community School

Ages 8 - 15 : open to anyone with an interest in singing. All aspects of singing are taught and developed in a friendly group setting, covering a wide range of styles.

‘Little Maestro’ Beginners class - Wednesdays 2.30pm Kinsale Community School

Ages 4 -6 : A pre-instrumental class which introduces young children to music. A fun, easy approach to learning music interactively through songs and games.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Traditional Irish Music Classes

Traditional Irish Music Classes in association with Beal Atha an Spideal Comhaltais (CCE) will recommence on week beginning 15th September 2014.

Classes on:
Mondays; 3pm - Innishannon
Tuesdays; 4.30pm - Riverstick
Wednesday; 3.15pm - Ballinspittle
Thursday; 4.30pm - Goggins hill

From 7 to 17 years

Instruments include: Tin Whistle, Flute, Violin, Concertina, Banjo, Button Acc, Piano Acc, Bodhran and Harp.

Contact Rosaire Cagney (087) 9033884 for more details.