Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Coppers Collection

Coppers collection

Many thanks to everyone for donating your coppers throughout the year and to all of you who counted them !!

We raised €749.60  !!!!

Well done to Rang a 1 who raised the most, they collected €199.52!

Ana mhaith!

Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir,
Parents Association

Thanks from the PA

The Parents Association wishes to express it’s gratitude to Siobhan, Hilda and all the teachers and staff of the Gaelscoil for their hard work and cooperation over the past year and wishes them all a very pleasant and enjoyable summer break. The PA also wishes to acknowledge the hard work of all the volunteers and helpers who dug in and put their shoulders to the wheel to organise events, raise money, make tea and coffee, sell books, take photos, make calendars, sell raffle tickets, twist corporate arms for sponsorship etc. A huge thanks to you all – too many to mention – you know who you are – Míle Buíochas. Have a lovely summer everyone.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Rang 6 Graduation Party - A Big Thank You

A big thank you to the parents of Rang 5 who provided lots of delicious food and hosted a very enjoyable graduation party in the school for Rang 6 on Friday 24th June 2016. Míle buíochas!

Slán a fhágáil Rang 6!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Alive Sports and Science Camp Summer 2016

 Alive - sports and science camp - keep the Grey Matter working out this summer.

click on the attached flyer for further details.


Monday, June 13, 2016

** Parents Association Meeting Wed 15th June 2016 has been CANCELLED **

The Parents Association meeting which was scheduled for Wed 15th June 2016 has been cancelled.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Designer Minds – Science, Design & Technology Summer Camp in Kinsale 2016

Designer Minds – Science, Design & Technology Summer Camp in Kinsale

5 days of fun and games with Science, Design and Technology in Saile Community and Sports Centre! Each day we explore a new topic and kids get hands on with projects, challenges and experiments which are designed to educate, entertain and inspire. This week long camp is a great opportunity for children, aged 7 to 13, to be introduced to STEAM.

S is for Science. Children will participate in challenges, activities and design projects which will allow them to explore Biology, Physics and Chemistry in a fun and interactive manner.

T is for Technology. Children will produce a stop motion animation movie, always a favourite at Designer Minds camps. They will also explore augmented reality and be introduced to the basics of coding.

E is for Engineering. Kids will learn about the various types of engineers and complete engineering challenges using Lego and Minecraft.

A is for art. Children will work on creative projects which will also be influenced by science, engineering and technology concepts.

M is for Maths. Kids will complete maths challenges using Minecraft, and play games which will help them understand what computer programming is and how it works.

When weather permits children will spend a little time each day outdoors.

Camp runs from 10am to 2pm, August 2nd – 5th and costs €96.  Find out more and book online at www.designerminds.ie/camps

I have also attached our flyer in digital form.


**Bingo Fundraiser Cancelled**

Bingo Fundraiser Cancelled 

We have decided not to go ahead with the Bingo Fundraiser. We think it maybe better to hold this event in Sept / October when there are not too many conflicting events on. 

Your refund will be sent home with your children this Friday in the original envelopes.

Thank you,
Parents Association.

Cork County Libraries Summer Stars Reading Programme 2016

You may have heard already about Cork County Libraries Summer Stars reading programme but if not it is a great opportunity to encourage children to read throughout the summer. They can read whatever they want - there is no set reading list - and at the conclusion of the programme they'll get a stamp card, a colourful certificate with their name on it and an invitation to a ceremony of sorts in the county library building in Cork city. I'm the librarian here in the local library in Kinsale and I'll be fully participating in the programme. I've included a bit of info about it as an attachment. If you want any further information you can reach me on 0214774266,
Best Wishes,
Tom Ryan

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Cake Sale tomorrow, Thursday 2nd June 2016

Tomorrow Thursday is the very last cake sale of the school year, this time hosted by our very patient senior infants. 

Also, tomorrow the junior infants for 2016 - 2017 will be coming to school for an hour and a half to see what 'big school' is really like! 6th class will be hosting a coffee morning in their classroom so that this new group of parents can stay at school for the hour and a half and meet other parents that may be joining Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile. They will be selling fresh scones, tea and coffee and parents can also go and check out Senior Infants cake sale.

So for the final time this year, please remember to send in at least €1 with each child tomorrow to buy a bun or cake.