Thursday, February 26, 2015

Fund Raising Spring House Party at Max’s


Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile
Fund raising Spring house party at Max’s
Thursday 12th March 2015
7.00pm kick off

Please bring yourself, your own drinks and craic!!
A stand up semi gourmet, fun, social night for the school.
€15.00 p/p (€5.00 for food €10.00 for school) more if you wish.

Tit bits/Tapas, Main course and desserts (3 courses).
One helping is good, 2 is gluttony (lent by the way!) 3 extra charge!!!
Come hungry not starved! (you know who you are)

The food will be Asian, European, tasty, spicy, new!!
(Guinea Pig Club)

Bring your own booze system;
Please feel free to empty presses etc. by bringing your own tipple, we will provide the glasses and the ice etc..
For those of you who don’t we will also have some wine and beer for sale at a very good discount, all profit for school.

Lastly a few helpers on a couple of mornings for a bit of prep would be great

NB: We would appreciate if you could ring us to let us know if you would like to attend as we need to organise the food quantities.

021 4772443/ or text 0861967587

Monday, February 23, 2015

Parents Association Update

Many many thanks to all the parents of the Gaelscoil who helped raise an incredible €12,066 so far this year! Its been an intense fundraising time and the response has been overwhelming. Thanks so much for your generosity and dedication to this fundraising project.  We are well on our way to raising the €20,000 needed to widen the approach road to the Gaelscoil. This will dramatically improve our children's safety and provide a footpath and pedestrian crossing straight to the school gate.

Widening the road  will  together with our brand new drop area meet our planning requirement for our two new class rooms, provide our children with a library area and allow the after school activities like Drama, Harp and Violin to be reinstated. A very worthwhile fundraising challenge for our school which the Board of Management have requested we focus our fundraising efforts on this year.

Things are well under way, the time frame for completion is Sept 2015 or sooner!

Cake Sale - Carol Nyhan - N Mhora class rep 

Carol's Cake Sales are going from strength to strength. We ve had a hugely positive reaction to the Cake Sales especially from the children. The class excitement is palpable on the run up to  sale day. Planning, shopping, baking decorating and selling grabs everyone's attention and teaches many valuable skills.

Go Rang 1! Their Cake Sale last Friday week 13th Feb 2015 was a huge success and raised a massive €382.48 for the school. Big thanks to all Rang 1 pupils,  parents And M Aine  for hosting. Thanks also to the Dukes Coffee who deliver a tray of delicious muffins to all our Cake Sales.

Five Cake Sales this year so far have raised €1,811.80. Three more Cake Sales are planned for the remaining classes . 17th April 2015 - R2/3 Roisin, 14th May 2015 -N Mhora and 19th June 2015 - N Beaga

Céilí Mór 

Last Friday in January Actons was rocking for the first Gaelscoil and St Multoes school joint Céilí fundraiser. Thanks to Trish Ryan, Oisin O Diomasaigh and Padraig McGillicuddy for the huge effort they put into organising a great night out and for raising €996.

It was an inspired idea to work with St Multose on this joint fundraiser  they provided a  new dynamic that benefited us both in energy and in funds raised.

Thanks to all the people who donated prizes and bought tickets and to Carol for all the excellent baking. We re looking forward to a repeat next year, same time, same place!

Calendar - Ciara Duffy - Rang 6 class rep

Thanks and well done to Ciara Duffy and her team of Kevin Kiely and Orla Dockery for producing this years classy 2015 Calendar!  Our Gaelscoil Calendar is one of the best fundraisers each year. Its a big job, a very labour intensive job that requires lots of co ordination and attention to detail from the photography to the layouts through to the printing and all on a short timeline.This years Calendar raised an incredible  €2,580 for the school!

Thanks to all the family's and friends of the school who bought Calendars and advertised space in the Calendar.

Up Coming Fundraising Events 

20th March 2015 - Bag Pack at Super Valu - R2/3 Roisin - Olga Kirby/Ciara Ferguson class reps
21st & 22nd March 2015 - Church Gate Collection - R2/3 Siobhan - Caroline Brodrick class rep
Easter Holidays - Bob a Job - the Teachers will run this fundraiser

If you can help with any of the above please contact the class reps. Thank you.

Other Business

Willow Dome 

The Willow Dome was rebuilt this half term thanks to Siobhan Devlin and her team of Gareth Price, Oisin O'Diomasaigh and Fiona Reilly. Siobhan and Gareth left early on a cold Saturday morning to travel to Charaville to cut the 4 metre willow needed to rebuild the dome. That's Dome Dedication!

New Drop Zone

Thanks to Caoimhe Kiely for helping with the communicate of our new Drop Zone system to all its users by designing a colourful map. 

Shared Reading 

Shared Reading continues ever Tuesday morning in the school, parent volunteers are currently hearing reading with Rang 1 and N. Mhora. We are always looking for volunteers. Anyone helping must be Garda vetted - forms from Dervilla or Hilda. 

Again thanks for all the parental support and good will towards our great school.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Céilí Mór

Huge thanks to everyone involved in making our Céilí Mór a big success!!  We had an absolutely fantastic night in Actons, with loads of craic, fab music, delicious cakes, and plenty of dancing. 

After paying all of our bills we raised a whopping €991 for our wonderful Gael Scoil.

It was a pleasure coming together with St.Multose School and we've already agreed to run this event with them again next January! (29th January 2016 to be exact, so save the date!!)

To all of you who were involved in organising this event, to the people who donated prizes, and to everyone who bought tickets and supported us on the night, Míle Míle Buíochas!!! 

Once again we had a fabulous group of parents coming together to organise a fun social event whilst raising much needed funds for our school. Well done everyone!

The Céilí Mór Organising Committee! 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

KINSALE GAA - Girls and Boys training resumes


Hurling & Football Training  resumes
Sunday, 8th March, 2015 at 11am

Boys Under 7’s to Under 10’s
Main GAA Pitch on Bandon Road

Under 11’s and 12’s training at
new GAA Pitch in Dunderrow

Under 6’s training starts 
12th April, 2015 11am – Main Pitch on Bandon Road


Girls Football Training 
will resume Monday, 23rd February, 2015
5pm – 6pm Main GAA Pitch, on Bandon Road

Kinsale Camogie Club

Kinsale Camogie Club  
Calling all girls aged 5 years up to Under 12’s
(must be 5 years of age in 2015)

Come along and join Kinsale’s newest Club! 

Camogie Training starts on
Sunday, 8th March, 2015
in Sáile 
11.15am – 12.15pm

First 6 weeks in Sáile,
thereafter we will move to the
Main GAA Pitch on Bandon Road

Attention Grown Ups!! 
Would you like to get involved in Coaching,
Admin Work or General Help with Kinsale Camogie Club?

If yes,
contact us on the email below for more information. 

Contact email:

There will be an Open Registration Day
on Saturday, 7th March 2015 from 12 noon to 3pm
in the Temperance Hall!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Monthly Cake Sale Friday Feb 13th 2015

This coming Friday Feb 13th our Rang 1 will be hosting our monthly cake sale. We have not forgotten about Muinteoir Roisins class of 2nd and 3rd class. We have decided to move Rang 1 from their planned April date to February as they will be on duty again for the Holy Communion party on May 23rd. So Muinteoir Roisins class will host their cake sale on April 17th instead. No cake sale in March as it will be during Lent.
So this Friday please remember to send at least €1 into school with your kids to buy a bun or cake from Rang 1. As usual their will be a strict nut free policy and a plate of gluten/wheat/dairy free buns.

Catherine Dillon (1st class parent rep)
Carol O'Callaghan

Monday, February 9, 2015

PA Meeting Tuesday 10th Feb 2015 at 8pm


The February PA meeting will take place tomorrow, Tuesday 10th Feb 2015 at 8pm in the White Lady.  Please note that the Meeting will be held in the Night Club rather than the normal venue of the Powder Room.

All Welcome. Meetings are held in English.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Koemba Parenting Programme

Connecting and Communicating With Your Child
How to listen so kids will talk. 
How to respond to emotional upsets.
The key to unlocking your child’s success.

Facilitated by Parent Coach Val Mullally MA
(author of ‘Behave! – What To Do When Your Child Won’t’)

6 sessions commencing 26th February 2015
Thursday evenings 7.30 – 9.30pm
Ardfallen House, Douglas Road, Cork

€155 (installment option), Couples €220
Tel: Val  087 76 09 355

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Willow Dome

The lady who helped build the dome is coming back to help repair it next week. However we need to source the willow to do this- two options.

Does anyone know where we can get 60 plus willow cuttings/rods (greater than 4 metres)
Otherwise we can go back to the farmer in Charaville and cut our own. Gareth Price and I are prepared to do that - this Saturday (7th February 2015) morning but we would welcome another persons help.

If you can spare a few hours this Saturday could  you please contact Siobhan Devlin on 087 2771899.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Help Your Child have their Voice Heard on 'What it is Like to be a Child in Ireland'

Dear NPC Members,

In January 2016, the United Nations (UN) will examine Ireland’s record on children’s rights. The examination is being carried out by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, a group of 18 experts who meet in Geneva, Switzerland. They will focus an international spotlight on Ireland. Previous examinations have led to significant improvements for children and young people.

The Irish Government submitted its report to the UN Committee in September 2013 setting out what they have done under the convention since 2006. To inform its work, the Committee accepts reports, known as ‘Parallel Reports’, from Non Government Organisation groups. The Children’s Rights Alliance – the national umbrella organisation for over 100 members – submits an independent report on behalf of its membership and NGO’s together with a report created by children and young people. These reports provide the committee with independent material on what is happening on the ground for children and young people in Ireland.

As part of this process the Children’s Rights Alliance and UNICEF are preparing a report to send to the United Nations in March to tell them what life in Ireland is like for children in Ireland. The report is being prepared by a group of children and young people and we would be really grateful if you could ask your child  to share their views and experiences by answering the questions a survey which can be accessed by clicking this link What is it like to be a child in Ireland?

We would appreciate it if you could forward this email to parents of children in your child’s school.

Many thanks
Michelle Davern

Third Class Girls Camogie Blitz

Beidh blitz camógaíochta ag cailíní Rang 3 ar an Luain 9ú Feabhra 2015 in Áth Mhaide. Beimid ag fágaint an scoil ag 11.15 ag ar ais roimh 2.30. Táimid ag lorg beirt tuismitheoir chun síobanna a thabhairt ann agus ar ais ar scoil arís. Téigh i dteagmháil le  Hilda le bhur dtola más féidir libh tiomáint.

There will be a blitz for third class girls on Monday 9th Febuary 2015 in Riverstick. We will be leaving school at 11.15 and back before 2.30. We are looking for 2 parents to drive to and from the blitz. Please make contact with Hilda if you are willing to drive.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Krafty Kids Valentine Workshop

Krafty Kids Valentine Workshop held Saturday 14th of Feb 2015 12-2pm at Saíle. Please book in advance.

Thank you.

See Poster

February PA Meeting

The February PA Meeting will take place on Tuesday the 10th of February 2015 at 8pm in the White Lady.

Please note that the meeting will be held in the Night Club rather than the normal venue of the Powder Room.

All Welcome.