Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Simon Community Cake Sale and Coffee Morning

Féach timpeall Chionn tSáile, Béal Guala agus Béal an Spideal chun na póisteirí álainn go léir a rinneamar le eolas mar gheall on Díolacháin cacaí ar an Aoine seo an 2ú lá do Mí Nollag 2016 chun airgead a bhailiú don Simon Community. Más bhfuil sibh ábalta cácaí a bácáil  don Díolacháin nó teacht chun cupán tae nó caife agus scón a bheith agaibh ar an Aoine bíodh sé go hiontach.

Míle buíochas
An Costas Éalainte

Look around Kinsale, Belgooly and Ballinspittle to see the lovely posters that we made with information about the coffee morning and cake sale this Friday 2nd Dec 2016 at Temperance Hall to raise money for the Simon Community. If you could bring a cake to sell or join us for a cup of tea or coffee and a scone that would be fantastic!

Many thanks
The Artistic Committee
Simon Community Fundraiser 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Simon Community Cake Sale and Coffee Morning

Féach ar an méad atá á bhailiú againn  don raifil i gcomhair an Simon Community díolacháin cacaí ar an Aoine seo. Míle buíochas do gach duine a thug rudaí isteach faoi láthair. Mas bhfuil aon rudaí sa bhaile nach bhfuil á usáid agaibh bfhéidir go dtabhairfaidh sibh isteach sa scoil dúinn don raifil.

Míle Buíochas
An Costas Raifil
Simon Community Fundraiser 2016

Look at the amount of raffle prizes we have collected for the raffle at the cake sale and coffee morning Friday, 2nd December 2016 to raise money for the Cork Simon Community. Many thanks to all those people who have given us prizes already. If there are any things at home that you don't use and that would be suitable for a raffle prize please bring them into school.

 Many thanks
 The 'Raffle Committee'
 Simon Community Fundraiser 2016

Monday, November 28, 2016

2016 Kinsale Tri Club Santa Dash

Kinsale Triathlon Club presents 5k Santa Dash family fun run on Sunday Dec 11th 2016 @ 11:30 am starting at The Town Parkwith all proceeds will go directly to the Kinsale Community school.

€10 for adults and teenagers, €5 kids, €20 per family, kids under 5 go free. Prizes for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd Male/Female and best dressed Male/Female so get out that Christmas costume!!! Mulled wine/mince pies and cookies afterwards.

To order tickets online and book you place see

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Simon Community Fundraiser - Friday 2nd December 2016

Táimid ag obair go dian chun airgead a bhalú don Simon Community ag an Díolacháin Cacaí ar an Aoine seo, 2ú Mí Nollag 2016. Táimid á lorg cabhrú cosúil le cacaí a bacáil no cabhair ar an lá

We are working really hard to raise money for the Simon Community at our Coffee morning and Cake sale this Friday 2nd December 2016. We are asking for help like baking cakes or help on the day

Many thanks

The Advertising Committee
Simon Community Fundraiser 2016

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Diolachain Cacai / Cake Sale in aid of the Simon Community

A thuismitheorí a cairde ,tá rang a 6 agus rang a 5 ag chur  díolachain cacaí le chéile I temperance hall ag 9in go dtí 1rn at an dara ón Nollaig ar maidin Aoine.Beidh gach dos an airgead a faighimid d'úsáideatha chun cheanach malaí codlada agus flèascanna don 'Simon Community'. Dá bhfach aon tuismitheorí a bhfuil abáilta cabhair nó bacáil le do thoil cur gléach nó email Carol 087 6966 121 nó go raibh maith agat,rang a 6 agus rang a 5

A thuismitheorí a cairde, 6th and 5th class are hosting a coffee morning/bake sale from 9am to 1pm Friday 2nd December 2016. All of the money we raise will be donated to Simon Community.If there are any parents that could bake or help out etc. please phone carol on 087 6966 121 or email her on

Go raibh maith agat,5th and 6th class

Reminder : Cake Sale - Friday 25th November 2016

4th class and Muinteoir Roisín are on duty tomorrow Friday 25th November 2016 for our monthly cake sale. So as usual it would be great if each child would bring in at least €1 to buy a bun or cake. All parents who are baking are asked to make sure that there will be a strict nut free policy with all the baking and there will be gluten free buns for sale on the day.

Happy baking 4th class!

Kinsale Christmas - A Magical Fantasy

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Cake Sale - Friday 25th November 2016

4th class and Muinteoir Roisín are on duty this Friday 25th November 2016 for our monthly cake sale. So as usual it would be great if each child would bring in at least €1 to buy a bun or cake. All parents who are baking are asked to make sure that there will be a strict nut free policy with all the baking and there will be gluten free buns for sale on the day.

Happy baking 4th class!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

7 Course Fundraising Tasting Menu at Max's!

Reminder that the Max's Fundraising tasting menu event is Thursday 1st December and Thursday 8th December 2016 and for reservations please call the restaurant at 021-477-2443.

Max's have more information on their website ( and we would also like to remind everyone that volunteers are still needed for both days.

Thank you!

Monday, November 21, 2016

KYSS Mental Health Awareness Talk

Edel Foley, Clinical Manager at our Assessment Day Treatment Centre in Trabeg Lawn, Douglas (MTAS)  is the guest speaker at the Mental Health Awareness Talk hosted by Kinsale Youth Support Services (KYSS) on Tuesday 22nd November 2016 at 8pm at Actons Hotel, Kinsale, Cork.
The upcoming presentation on Adolescent Development & Substance Misuse Issues in the 21st Century will be invaluable to anyone who wants to know a little more about how best to understand adolescents. Young people do not live in isolation . They live in and transact with a complex world, where their daily lives are embedded in a multitude of systems that impact on their health, well being and even their choices. The problems and challenges they experience have to be understood in relation to the context in which they arise to ensure that the interventions and support offered are relevant and effective. The adolescent stage of development is a time where many life long patterns of behaviour are established . Therefore the first step to help young people is to be able to understand the various stages of development they go through and how the teenage years are a window of vulnerability to substance use.
Further information on our free service at Matt Talbot Adolescent Services isavailable on our website at

Thursday, November 17, 2016

A survey on school uniform costs and other associated costs

The Department of Education and Skills is developing a directive to schools regarding school uniform policy and other associated costs.

The Minister is proposing that this directive will put greater emphasis on reducing the cost of school uniforms and other associated items.

As part of a consultation process the Department has given National Parents Council Primary the opportunity to give its observations, comments and suggestions on this issue.

In order to provide observations we are surveying parents to get your views on school uniforms and other associated costs.

Click this link to take part in this short survey.

The survey will close on the evening of Wednesday the 23rd of November 2016. Please circulate to any parents you think might be interested in completing this survey.

Science Week at the City Hall - Free Shows an Saturday 19th Nov 2016

Cork City Council are hosting a day of hour-long FREE shows in City Hall this Saturday 19th November 2016 for Science Week. The 3D shows will be particular highlight - Rob Hill has been coming to Cork schools for many years and gets great reviews.

Booking links below. - Magical science tricks for the under 8s (almost full!) - A spectacular 3D tour of the universe for those 8+ & adults

Have a great Science Week!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Max's Fundraising Events - Thursday 1st and 8th December 2016

Dear Parents,

Following the last successful charity dinners at Max’s we have decided to repeat this event again on Thursday 1st December or Thursday 8th December 2016 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 also helps us to practically eliminate all overheads and we are just left with very basic costs. Last year’s event raised €4,000 for the school but only with everyone’s support.

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 tasting menu for €27.00.

Possibly new taste and flavours for some but hopefully it will appeal to you all.

This is also a great way for you to meet other parents because ye will all be in the same boat which will be well out of your comfort zone.

We will need volunteers for both dates:

Food preparation
9am - 12 noon approximately
3 people

Wash up
6.30 - 9pm & 9pm - midnight  
1 person for 1st shift and 2 for later shift

6pm - Midnight
3 people per night

Wait staff
6pm - Midnight
4 people per night

Morning After
9am – 11am
2 - 3 people

To volunteer please contact us on 021-477-2443 or 086-196-7587

See to see the menu.

Please spread the word to friends, neighbors and colleagues!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

NPC Special Education Conference 2016 ‘Getting it right for children’ will be held this Saturday the 12th of November 2016

Dear NPC Members,
Reminder the NPC Special Education Conference 2016 ‘Getting it right for children’ will be held this Saturday the 12th of November 2016, in the Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8 (near Heuston Station and the LUAS Red line).
This conference is aimed at parents of children with Special Educational Needs.
Conference will commence at 10.30am and finish at 4pm. 
Admission is FREE.
It would be great if you could please circulate this information to any parents you think might be interested in attending.
Lunch of tea/coffee and sandwiches will be provided.
To find out more or to register please click this link
Please see the attached flier for further information.
Kind regards
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