Sunday, June 29, 2014

Scoil dúnta go dtí an 28ú Lúnasa 2014 / School is closed until the 28th August 2014

Scoil dúnta go dtí an 28ú Lúnasa 2014 / School is closed until the 28th August 2014
Scoil dúnta go dtí an 28ú Lúnasa 2014. Is féidir ríomhphost a sheoladh go ach ní bheidh sé á seiceál gach lá. Ár leithscéal roimh ré as ucht aon moill le freagra a fháil.

The school is closed until the 28th August 2014. Any queries not answered on the site can be sent by email to but emails will not be checked every day. Our apologies in advance for any delay in receiving an answer.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Summer Computer Camps 2014

Our exciting Children's Computer Camp is being held in the Gaelscoil in Kinsale from 28th July - 1 August 2014 from 2.30pm to 5.00pm each day.

If you are aged between 7 - 13 years, come and try Coding, Scratch, Minecraft, App Development and Web Design.

Places can be booked online at or calling Niamh Barrett Computers on 022 51318

Kinsale Art Camp

Kinsale Art Camp
July 28th ~ August 1st 2014

10.00 – 12.30 ~ Primary School Age ~ €95

Fun, friendly classes tailored to help each child
reach their full artistic potential

Felt Making
Jewellery Making
Painting & Drawing
Papier Mache/puppetry…
Tie dye

Contact: 477-409 / (086) 165-5496   

Teachers registered with The Teaching Council of Ireland.
Caroline Smith & Aine Wade

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps

It all starts here. Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps are a great way for children aged 6 - 13 to play the games and learn GAA skills in a fun child-friendly environment - and maybe even help make them a GAA star of the future!

Book now using this link

The Online Booking facility closes at noon on the Friday preceding the week of the camps.

Kidathlon 2014

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Attention : Junior Infant Parents

Gwen who is the Junior Infants Class Rep sent an email to all junior infant parents a few days ago but it would appear that some of you might not have received it.  If you are a junior infant parent and did not get the message from Gwen can you please send her your updated contact info ( so she can resend the email to you.

Thank you

PS: You may also want to update Hilda too as the original distribution list came from the school.

Riverstick open sports

Riverstick open sports will be held on Wednesday June 25th 2014 in Riverstick GAA pitch.  Races confined to children of Kinsale and Clontead parish start at 5:30pm followed by the open sports

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Comhghairdeas Ellie ! / Congratulations Ellie !

Well done to Ellie, Rang 5, who came third in the Sciath na Scol Carraigdhoun Poc Fada in Riverstick yesterday (18th June 2014) where lots of schools in the division took part! She was up against Rang 6 competitors so it was a super achievement.

Comhghairdeas Amelia! / Congratulations Amelia!

Well done Amelia (Rang 5) who swam around Sandycove Island yesterday (18th June 2014) - superb achievement for an 11 year old!

Comhghairdeas Amelia! / Congratulations Amelia!

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Comhghairdeas Ellie ! / Congratulations Ellie !

Rinne Ellie ó Rang 5 blogáil as Gaeilge agus bhuaigh sí an 3ú háit i gcomórtas Seachtain na Gaeilge! Chomh maith le sin, fuair sí "Certificate of Commendation" don phictiúr a chuir sí isteach i gcomórtas Ealaíne Texaco!
Comhghairdeas leat a Eiile!

Huge congratulations to Ellie in 5th Class who received a "Certificate of Commendation" for her Cyber bullying themed painting in the Texaco Childrens Art Competition. Not only that, she has also won 3rd place in the Seachtain na Gaeilge competition for her Cyber Bullying blog!
Well done Ellie!

Comhghairdeas Ellie ! / Congratulations Ellie !


Thanks to everyone who supported our recent Bob a Job fundraiser . We raised an incredible €1200. Part of this money will be used for new play equipment for the yard this September (2014).

Senior infants won the prize for the most amount of bob a jobs and will receive a small prize next week. Well done and thanks for all your support .


Friday, June 13, 2014

Chuckies event postponed

Chuckies event postponed: a lot of Gaelscoil families are not available on June 20th 2014, so the PA have decided to postpone the Chuckies event until Sept/Oct next term when the darker nights will be more suitable for an indoor event.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Grianghraif Nua / New Photos

Check out plenty of new photos recently uploaded to the school website under the 'Grianghraif / Photos' link.

Making Pizza with Donal, Turas Rothaíochta Rang 4 / Fourth Class Cycling Trip, Caint faoi shábháilteacht tine / Fire Safety Talk, Le French Club Fashion Show, Willow Dome, Corn Rugbaí an Sé Náisiúin / 6 Nations Rugby Trophy, Lá 'le Pádraig and more....

Chun pictiúirí a cur nó a bhaint den suíomh scoile déan teangbháil le / To have pictures added or removed please contact :

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Surfing Summer Camps

Due to the huge success of our camps last year Kinsale Surf Adventures are now taking bookings for 2014 Summer Camps.

We will  run mega camps during the summer holidays for students that want to sign up for a full week of surfing, coasteering, beach games, marine & water safety education and more! Camps will run from 10am-2pm. Options in June, July & August 2014.

Our hope is to educate and foster a love and appreciation for the ocean and nature. To enhance self-confidence, self esteem and connect our kids to strong community role models. We teach fun sustainable ocean related activities and the importance of conserving the environment & water safety. The students will return from our camps with new skills, friends, and knowledge that can benefit them now and all through their lives.

Contact Kinsale Surf Adventures for dates and bookings. 0831075757

KSA Flyer.pdf

Next fundraising event: Chuckies Playzone in Cork

Our final PA social, fundraising event of the year will be on Friday 20th June 2014 from 6-8pm in Chuckies
Playzone in Cork:

All students and siblings are invited, including next years junior infants. There will be a charge of €5 per child and €4 of this will go directly to the school. The coffee shop will be open for parents to purchase teas, coffees etc. We'll also organize football/basketball blitzes for the older kids, who mightn't be into the playzone part - Chuckies have a ball area fenced off from the rest of the play areas.

Please let the PA know if you are available to help on the night, with organizing a blitz and with with the clean up at the end -

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Chuckies....Save the date!

The PA is planning a fundraising event for June, which will also be our last social event for the Gaelscoil families this year. The event will be at Chuckies Playzone in Cork ( on Friday 20th June 2014 from 6pm to 8pm.

More details to follow....

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Reminder 'Bob-a-Job' forms and money due back on Friday 6th June 2014

Is é ata i gceist ná (fundraiser) i gcóir na scoile, díreach mar an gcéanna le cad a dheineamar an bhlian seo chaite.
Ó thaobh sábháilteacht de, iarraimid oraibh labhairt leis na páistí chun a bheith cinnte de go dtéann siad go daoine go bhfuil aithne acu orthu amháin.
Tógaigí ar ais na foirmeacha agus an t-airgead ar an Aoine an 6ú Meitheamh 2014 le bhur dtola.

Beidh duais i gcóir an rang leis an cuid is mó 'bob-a-jobs' !

This is a fund raiser for the school, the same as what we did last year.
From a safety point of view, we would ask you to ensure children only approach people they / you know to volunteer for bob-a-job.
Please bring back the forms and the money on Friday 6th June 2014.

There will be a prize for the class with the most Bob-a-Jobs!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Hurling/Camogie training: help needed

From Sept / Oct 2014, the parents are organising hurling/camogie training for Rang 1 - 6. We need help especially for the younger classes (Rang 1- 3), as these classes have bigger numbers and the more help we have, the more the children will learn and develop. Hurling experience not necessary, as it will mainly focus on a few basic skills along with running/jumping/throwing/catching etc. A coach-the-coaches session can be organised if necessary. If interested/curious please contact Eithne Fitzpatrick(087 7551621).