Thursday, April 30, 2015

Nepal Earthquake Appeal - Clonakilty Founded Charity 'JUST ONE' Appeal

With the tragic news of the devastation caused by the earthquake in Nepal only a few short days ago, perhaps it may be possible to circulate news from the just-one Charity to the school community?  


just-one’s founder Declan Murphy (from Clonakilty), gave an illustrated talk to all the school during an assembly in the autumn of 2012.  While Declan was studying to become primary school teacher, he went on a trip to Nepal.  As a result he vowed to return and help the children there once he’d graduated and so he has done, by founding the now 10 year old  just-one Charity.  


The charity works with children who’ve been forced to live and beg on the streets on Kathmandu.  The charity’s work seeks not only to facilitate access to education for street children but it also offers counselling and rehabilitation services to the children and offers family support and empowerment to their family network.

Having been in contact with Declan’s family it is suggested that people go to the just-one website and Facebook pages for accounts and pictures of what’s happening concerning the children the charity has been helping.  All the Just-One children and support workers are safe and accounted for, though one staff member’s mother and three sisters were killed by the quake.


Your donations to global organisations will go to provide emergency relief work right across the Himalayas and your urgently needed donations to just-one will go straight to keeping the more than 70 children and 30 families that it supports safe and well along with allowing continued support to their families through the current uncertainty and to help them and their families to start getting their lives back on track again.  These were families who were already struggling against the chronic poverty which saw their respective children come to just-one’s attention in the first place.

Whether it’s a once off donation or a preferred monthly contribution in support of just-ones work, you’ll find all the required details here and can rest assured too that it’ll be put to the very best use in support of the incredibly brave and resilient gang of kids we’re so privileged to work with in Nepal.



Thank you for taking the time to read this.


Yours sincerely,


Jane Connaughton,

(a childhood neighbour and friend Declan Murphy and his family).

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Techkidz Summer Computer Camp

Summer Computer Camp

Niamh Barrett Computers is pleased to let parents know that our Techkidz Summer Camp takes place in the Kinsale Community School from the 27th – 31st  of July 2015 in the afternoons from 2.00 to 4.30pm.

It will cover all the basics including Word, Desktop Publishing, Internet and Email as well as Minecraft, Coding, Programming, HTML, Web Design, Scratch and much more.

This is our second time running the camp in Kinsale and it was very successful and popular last summer.

We have been running Computer Camps for 15 years throughout Cork, Kerry and Tipperary.

Places are limited so book as early as you can.

All the information is on our website or call us on 022 51318

Anti Bullying Training For Parents

The joint NPC Primary and Post Primary Anti Bullying training sessions for parents are still available FREE to parents in your local school. Places are limited, please ensure parents of children in your school don’t miss out, all parents welcome.

To book an Anti Bullying Training session online please click here  or print out the application form attached and return with the relevant details.

The session will enable you to support your child regarding issues of bullying and will also inform you about the Anti Bullying Procedures for Primary and Post Primary Schools.
Each session runs for two hours and is provided FREE of charge.

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

If you would like further information on booking an Anti Bullying Training Session in your local school please contact or telephone: 01 8874475.

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.

Books of Condolence - Karen Buckley

As a mark of respect for Miss. Karen Buckley, Mourneabbey, Co. Cork, Bandon Kinsale Municipal District have provided, two Books of Condolence to the public for signing at the following locations:-

Kinsale Post Office, Pearse Street, Kinsale
Bandon Library, Main Street, Bandon

Thank you
Jacqueline Mansfield, MDO
Bandon/Kinsale Municipal District Area
Municipal Hall
Co Cork

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Dukes Coffee Company - Vote for best cup of coffee in Ireland!

Dukes Coffee Company have been shortlisted for the best coffee in Ireland, indeed the only coffee house in Cork to be shortlisted of 5 nationally!

To vote for Dukes and Cork simply follow this link and select 'Dukes Coffee Company Cork City, Co Cork (Carey Lane)'

Monday, April 27, 2015

Féile 2015 in Banogue, Co. Limerick

Congratulations to all the Gaelscoil students who traveled to Banogue, Co. Limerick on Sunday 26th April 2015 to participate the Cah Ccé Féile 2015.  We had a large contingent of students and parents from the school and many solo winners in all age groups for banjo, fiddle and tin whistle as well as first place in the group events for best ornamentation, variations and dynamics.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Save The Date - 13th June 2015 - National Parents Council Education Conference

Dear NPC Members Just a reminder to Save the date, Saturday the 13th of June 2015 for the NPC Education Conference. Keynote Speaker – Annie Kidder, Executive Director of People for Education, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Further information will follow very shortly. Open to all parents and others interested in primary school education.

National Parents Council Primary 12 Marlborough Court Dublin 1 Tel: 00 353 1 8874034 Fax: 00 353 1 8874489 Helpline: 00 353 1 8874477

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Items Left Behind At GAA Kinsale Schools Blitz

Thank you so much for coming along to our Kinsale Schools Blitz over the past two days.  Everyone played very well – we hope the children had a good time.

It was great to be out in the lovely sunshine enjoying our national sport – what better way to spend a morning and afternoon.

There was a good few items left at the pitch over the two days (there’s a few Dunderrow Sweatshirts and other makes of sweatshirts too, tops, lunch boxes, sports bottles, gum shields, what looks like lines from a play!).

Can you let the children know that if they are missing any of these items that they can be collected during Sunday morning training; 11am to 12.00pm Sunday 26th April 2015. They are all being stored in the Kitchen area of the clubhouse.


Thank you as always for your continued support for Kinsale GAA Club.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Parents Association Meeting - Tonight

The Parents Association are holding their April meeting tonight (Tuesday 21st April 2015) in the White Lady Bar at 8pm.

All welcome.

Friday, April 17, 2015

First Holy Communion blazers

If anyone has First Holy Communion blazers that they no longer require, it would be greatly appreciated if you could hand them into Hilda's office, as the hope is to have a number of them that each Rang 2 can access year on year.  Thank you very much in advance.  Olga Kirby.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

SVP Collection Wednesday 22nd April 2015


USED CLOTHING - Clean and dry Ladies, Mens and Childrens
HOUSEHOLD TEXTILES - Duvets, Blankets, Towels and Bed linen
FOOTWEAR (PAIRED) - Shoes: Ladies, Mens, Childrens


At the Friary Car Park Kinsale
From 11.00 - 15.00 pm

Collection enquiries should be directed to 085 2186966
SVP is a registered charity

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Photographer for 2015 Holy Communion

There will be a professional photographer available in the school on the day of the First Holy Communion (23rd May 2015) and he will also take a class photograph in the church.
His name is Niall Barry. He is taking bookings for 15 minute time slots at the school so if you would like to book a time slot with him his number is 0860239105.
If anyone wants further information call Keira (Gabys mum) 0878136651 or Carol (Maisies mum).

Cake Sale (Friday 17th April 2015)

This Friday 17th April 2015 sees the return of the monthly cake sale! It is Muinteoir Roisín and her half of 2nd and 3rd who will be hosting it. So if you can send in at least €1 with your child on Friday to buy a cake or bun. As usual we have a strict nut free policy and there will be a selection of gluten/dairy/wheat free buns available. Thanks in advance

Olga Kirby (class rep)
Carol O'Callaghan