Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Panto ar scoil

 


Bhain gach rang árd taitneamh as an bpanto The Sword in the Stone ar scoil. 
Oh no we didn't! Oh yes we did! 



Naíonra na Mara

Físeáin beag den Naíonra ag Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile, ag oscailt i Mí Eanáir, 2021. Bain taitneamh as!" 







Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile Ag Oscailt Go Luath / Preschool at Gaelscoil Kinsale Opening Soon

Réamhscoil Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile

Ag Oscailt Go Luath!

Tabhair an gliondar-croí agus an deis iontach do do pháiste freastal ar Réamhscoil álainn i seomra ranga atá sách-mór, geal agus fairsing le acra de spás lasmuigh agus í ar fad trí mhéan na Gaeilge!

Chun tuilleadh eolais nó chun áit a chur in áirithe do do pháiste, seol ríomhphost go Trish Uí Riain kinsaletrish@yahoo.ie nó 087-9475367

Preschool at Gaelscoil Kinsale

Opening Soon!

Give your child the joy of an amazing Preschool experience in an extra-large bright airy classroom with acres of outdoor space and all through the medium of the wonderful Irish Language.

Further information or to book your child’s place, from Trish Ryan on kinsaletrish@yahoo.ie or 087-9475367






Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Check your photo is included and in correct month

The PA asking all parents to check that their child is included and in the correct month, and to send any missing photos or updates to their Class Rep by the end of the day or to Feilire2021@gmail.com.

Cordialement / Best Regards,

Parents Association

Feilire 2021 photos WITH month 1-12 FINAL.pdf



Monday, December 7, 2020

Crannchur / Raffle le haghaidh 'CORK STREET CAFÉ'

Dia Dhaoibh.

Rang 5 and Rang 6 are organising a raffle in aid of The Cork Street Café. There are many prizes to be won such as; a hamper, chocolates and bottles of wine. 

We would appreciate it very much if you could enter. Due to Covid-19, we will try to handle as little things as we can so we will not be handing you back a ticket(s) but we will contact the prize winners.

To enter please send an envelope into Rang 6 with the following details (all clearly marked please,):

  • Your name,

  • Your phone number,

  • The amount of money enclosed in the envelope.

Ticket pricing is as follows:

€5: 3 tickets. 

€2: 1 ticket.


All donations will go to The Cork Street Café to purchase sleeping bags, tooth brushes etc. for the less fortunate.



Dia Dhaoibh.

Tá rang 5 agus Rang 6 ag eafeú crannchur i gcomhair ‘The Cork Street Café.’ Tá a lán  dúiseanna le bhuachaint cosúil le ciseán, seachláid agus fíon.

Beimid an-shásta má glachann tú páirt. Le Covid-19 táimid ag déanamh iarracht gan lámh a chuir ar na rudaí. Mar sin de ní gheobhaidh tú ticéad úainn ach cuirimid glaoch ort má buann tú aon rud ar bith!

Chun páirt a glachadh sa chrannchair, seol istech clúdach litreach leis na sonraí seo air – le bhur dtola! 

  • Do ainm

  • Do ghlaoch fón

  • An mead airgead atá sa clúdach litreach.

Sonraí na dticéaid ná:

€5: 3 thicéad

€2: 1 ticéad. 

Rachfaidh gach pingin a bhailíonn na ranganna uaibh go léir go dtí The Cork Street Café chun málaí codlata, scuabanna fiachla srl. a cheannach dos na daoine gan dídean i gcathair Chorcaí.

Go raibh maith agaibh,

Gráinne & Aoibh


Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Cork County Library H.Q. | Library Building | Carrigrohane Road |Cork

+353 (0)21 4546499

www.corkcoco.ie/library | Follow @corkcolibrary   #classreads

 


 

 

 

Dear Principal,

 

I would like to advise you of a competition with lots of prizes of book tokens and LEGO from Cork County Council Library and Arts Service.  I would be grateful if you would please share with your teachers, students and parents.

 

Calling all young people.  Cork County Council’s Library and Arts Service is asking you to get creative for our annual Literature and Lego Day.  We want you to make a character or scene from your favourite book or even a monster or creature - you can use Lego or anything else you might find around the house. Check out authors ER Murray and Alan Nolan’s video first for inspiration! Send your photos no later than Sunday 6th December to corkcountylibrary@corkcoco.ie to be in with a chance to win one of our prizes.

 

Details of this fantastic competition can be found at  Cork County Council Library and Arts Service Facebook .  The link to this Facebook page is at https://fb.watch/267DQeVFHz

 


Thanks and regards

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Ó/From TG4

A Chara,

Tá liosta scannáin na Nollag fógartha ag TG4 inniu. Leis seo tá na scannáin Ghaeilge a bheidh le feiceáil ar an gcainéal thar saoire na Nollag. Beidh an chéad chraoladh den scannán 'Lego Ninjago' as Gaeilge á chraoladh Lá Nollag ag 11:30am.  

Bheinn buíoch dá bhféadfaí é seo a scaipeadh i measc múinteoirí agus tuismitheoirí na scoile.

TG4 announced its Christmas movie schedule today.  Included here is information about Irish language versions of children's movies that will be aired over the Christmas holidays on TG4.  Lego Ninjago as Gaeilge will air for the first time on Christmas Day at 11:30am.

I would be grateful if you could share this list amongst teachers and parents of your school.

 

Le gach dea-ghuí,

Deirdre Ní Choistín 

Bainisteoir Cumarsáide TG4

deirdre.ni.choistin@tg4.ie

 

Scannáin Ghaeilge ar TG4 an Nollaig seo. 

Louis & Luca and the Snow Machine - 19.12.20 3:55pm

(2013, Scannán Grinn) Tá Louis an snag breac agus Luca an ghráinneog ag súil go mór le sneachta. Ach tá an Nollaig ag teannadh linn agus gan cuma ar bith sneachta air. Beartaíonn Alfie Clarke, an ceapadóir, meaisín mór a dhéanamh a chlúdóidh an baile le sneachta. Téann rudaí ó smacht go sciobtha, áfach.

(2013, Comedy) Louis the magpie and Luca the hedgehog are hoping for snowfall this Christmas. With the holiday just around the corner and not a snowflake in sight, inventor Alfie Clarke decides to build a giant snow machine to blanket the town. However, things quickly snowball out of control.

Curious George - 23.12.20 4:40pm
(2006, beochan) Will Ferrell an príomhaisteoir sa scannán seo faoi stiúir Matthew O'Callaghan. Is fear uasal é Fear an Hata Bhuí a thugann aire dá pheata beag - moncaí - peata fiosrach agus aoibhinn a ligeann dá dhíograis an ceann is fearr a fháil air!

(2006, animation) Starring Will Ferrell. Directed by Matthew O'Callaghan. The Man in the Yellow Hat is a gentleman who looks after his pet monkey - an inquisitive and wonderful creature whose enthusiasm often gets the best of him.

Happy Feet Two - Oíche Nollag 4:45pm
Tá mac ag Mumble agus ag Gloria anois darb ainm Erik. Tá Erik in amhras faoi na buanna atá aige féin. Ach tá nithe eile go leor ag bagairt ar na piongain anois agus caithfidh gach uile dhuine oibriú (agus damhsa) le chéile chun an choilíneacht a thabhairt slán. Leagan Gaeilge arna léiriú ag Abú Media.

Mumble and Gloria now have a son of their own, Erik (E.G. Daly), who is struggling to find his own particular talents in the colony. But new dangers are threatening the penguin nation, and it's going to take everyone working (and dancing) together to save them. Irish language version produced by Abú Media.

Shrek - Oíche Nollag / Christmas Eve 5:25pm
(2001, Beochan) Leagan Gaeilge den scannán Shrek: Is gruagach é Shrek a chónaíonn leis féin sa choill agus a bhfuil faitíos ag muintir Duloc ar fad roimhe. Bíonn suaimhneas breá aige go dtí go ndíbríonn an Tiarna Farquaad gach a bhfuil sna scéalta sí isteach sa choill. Ní bhíonn aon rogha aige ach rud éigin a dhéanamh faoi!

(2001, Animation) Shrek is a big ogre who lives alone in the woods, feared by all the people in the land of Duloc. When Lord Farquaad, the ruler of Duloc, exiles all the fairy-tale beings to the woods, Shrek loses his peaceful life - until he decides to do something about it.

Lego Ninjago - Lá Nollag / Christmas Day 11:30am (An Chéad Chraoladh ar TG4) 
(2017, Beochan) Leagan Gaeilge den scannán Lego Ninjago. Caithfidh seisear ninja óga: Lloyd, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane agus Nya, an cathair Ninjago a chosaint ón Tiarna Garmadon. 

(2017, Animation) Six young ninjas: Lloyd, Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Nya, must protect the city of Ninjago from the evil Lord Garmadon

SpongeBob - Spúinse as Uisce - Lá Caille / New Year's Day 3:15pm
(2015, Beochan) Tá saol maith ag SpongeBob SquarePants i Bikini Bottom in éineacht lena chairde Patrick, Squidward, an tUasal Krabs agus Sandy. Ach nuair a ghoidtear oideas rúnda an Krabby Burgar, caithfidh SpongeBob dul i bpáirt lena namhaid mór Planctón agus teacht i dtír chun aghaidh a thabhairt ar an bhfoghlaí mara gránna agus cruálach, Feoil-Feasóg, a bhfuil a phlean féin aige do na burgair speisialta seo.

(2015, Animation) Life is dandy in Bikini Bottom for SpongeBob Squarepants and his friends Patrick, Squidward, Mr. Krabs and Sandy. However, when the top-secret recipe for Krabby Patties is stolen, SpongeBob finds that he must join forces with perpetual adversary Plankton and come ashore to battle a fiendish pirate named Burger Beard, who has his own plans for the delicious delicacies.




Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Dear Sir/Madam


I am speaking at this webinar soon about tics and ADHD for ADHD Ireland. There is very little for parents and families affected by tic disorders.

Here is the link for tickets https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/webinar-adhd-and-tics-tickets-128594378247 – it would be fantastic if you would be able to circulate to anyone you think might be interested

Many thanks


Seonaid



Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Webinar - Making the Most of Online School & Technology Use – A Brain-Based Perspective

The pandemic has forced many schools to close and move online abruptly. This has caused disruptions for all stakeholders – students, parents, teachers and administrators. From managing the short attention spans of preschoolers to motivating disengaged teens, the online school experience has brought about challenges, lessons and stresses for many. There are also concerns about the extended use of technology and devices in our children.


In this webinar, we’ll discuss the challenges of distance learning and technological use from a brain-based perspective for students from preschoolers to teens. We’ll also explore ways to maximise this experience and provide ideas to make the most for all who are learning or teaching from home. A shift in paradigm, expectations and deliverables, or a fresh way of looking at education, may help all of us to come out more successfully from this unwelcomed situation.


Join us in this webinar to gain the latest neuroscientific insights on the online learning experience  and how best to help your learners (and yourself!) take advantage of this opportunity. 


Attend this webinar to:

  • Understand the real constraints on students’ attention and focus with home-based learning 
  • Explore a fresh paradigm in shifting focus from the “what” of learning to the “how” of learning, which may be more aligned with the online school experience 
  • Learn about the latest brain-based advices on technological use in children from preschoolers to teens 

Join us in this webinar to gain the latest neuroscientific insights on online learning

Suitable for: School administrators, teachers, counsellors, psychologists, allied educators, therapists, parents or anyone interested in the learning brain.




Overview

Date: Thursday November 12th, 2020

Time: London 1:30pm / Dubai 5:30pm

Duration: 1 hour

No Charge / free

(If you cannot make the live session don't worry! All registrants will receive a recording of the webinar)

 

 
Please pass on the webinar details to your colleagues/friends/family you think may be interested.
 
They can Register Here
 
 
Thank you 

Regards

John



 





Friday, October 30, 2020

Oíche Shamhna sa Bhaile

 



A chairde, 
Ta súil agam go bhfuil sibh ag baint taitneamh as an mbriseadh mean téarma -I hope you're all enjoying the mid-term break. No doubt the children have their costumes ready for the big night tomorrow night. Undoubtedly it'll be a first that they can't go Trick or Treating as normal. Gaeloideachas sent on this page of ideas for activities as Gaeilge for Halloween or Samhain. There are plenty of workseets, activities and even youtube vocabulary lessons to support parents in getting afew words in over the special evening! It's well worth a look...
Bain taitneamh as an tráthnóna!

P. Sinéad





Friday, October 23, 2020

Dear Principal


Just to advise you the West Cork Education Centre has organised a webinar for parents on using Seesaw for Wednesday 11th November at 7pm.  The details on this course will be posted up on website after the midterm break

 

 

Title of Webinar:   Seesaw for Parents

Date:  Wednesday 11th November 2020

Time: 7pm


Regards

WCEC

 

 

 

 

PLEASE NOTE NEW WEBSITE ADDRESS IS http://www.westcorkeducationcentre.ie

 

--
West Cork Education Centre,
The Square,
Dunmanway,
Co. Cork
Email: info@westcorkeducationcentre.ie
Phone: +353 (23) 8856756 / 8856757
Fax: +353 (23) 8856752

Thursday, October 22, 2020

 To the Principal,  

Good afternoon. My name is Jonathan Comerford, I work with Cork Institute of Technology on a project called DojoMór. I am contacting you to ask for your support on behalf of the Higher Education Authority.   

DojoMór is HEA-funded, nationwide, online coding fun-day for young people aged 7 – 17. Multiple workshops will be hosted from 9 locations around the country this Saturday morning. The workshops will deliver fun coding activities like programming a micro-chip, coding a virtual robot, building a software app, making music, building a website, and creating games.   

Attached is more information. If you could circulate the information about this event within the school network that would be great and maybe we can get a few more sign-ups!   

This virtual event starts at 10am on Saturday 24thOctober. There are currently over 4500 registrations from around the country and bookings can be made up until midnight this Friday at www.dojomor.ie.    

Workshops include:   

  1. Scratch – Create games and animations   
  2. Lightbot – Programming made easy   
  3. Thunkable – Building a software app   
  4. Vex Robotics – Programming a robot   
  5. Micro:bit – Coding a micro-chip   
  6. HTML – Building a website with code   
  7. Soundtrap – Making music   
  8. Blender – 3D Virtual Modelling   

 

The event is supported by Cork Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Tralee, Calmast Waterford Institute of Technology, Maynooth University, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology, Offaly County Council and is funded by the Higher Education Authority of Ireland.   

Any and all support is appreciated.   

Best Regards,  

Jonathan Comerford  

jonathan.comerford@cit.ie    

DojoMór Project Cork Institute of Technology  

www.dojomor.ie  

Register Here  




Wednesday, October 21, 2020

From: WCEC Director [mailto:director@westcorkeducationcentre.ie]
Sent: 20 October 2020 10:32
To: WCEC Info <info@westcorkeducationcentre.ie>
Subject: Hallowe'en ideas

 

A Chairde,

Please srr below an article by Dr. Josephine Bleach, Director of Early Learning Initiative at National College of Ireland on some lovely ideas for families for Hallowe’en. I worked with Josephine in School Development Planning and she shared this document on Twitter, you may like to share it with your parents. Simon Harris shared it also last evening.

Dea ghuíthe

 

Dympna sig mar19

Dr. Dympna Daly

Director

West Cork Education Centre,

The Square,

Dunmanway,

Co. Cork

P47 FH27

Phone: 353238856756

Email: director@westcorkeducationcentre.ie

 

Logo for email




Early Learning Initiative











Friday, October 16, 2020

Children’s Influenza Vaccination Programme - Kinsale Medical 2020


Children’s Influenza Vaccination Programme - Kinsale Medical ONLY


Kinsale Medical will commence a children’s influenza vaccine clinic for 2 to 12-year old’s next Thursday 22nd and Friday 30th October from 5pm. This clinic will be held in the Primary Care Centre adjoining Kinsale Medical.

This is for children registered to Kinsale Medical, please ring 021 4772253 for an appointment time.

If you or your child is feeling unwell please do not attend your appointment. We would ask you to please cancel your appointment so we can give your appointment time to another child.

 

Please read carefully the following links. This information and consent form is also available on the Kinsale Medical Website, the consent form should be printed off and brought with you to your child’s appointment.

https://www.hse.ie/eng/health/immunisation/pubinfo/flu-vaccination/faqchild.pdf

https://www.hse.ie/eng/health/immunisation/whoweare/niacadvice.pdf



Supporting the Health and Wellbeing of the VHR Learner

Dear Principal

 

 

Health and Wellbeing of Learners who are at Very High Risk to Covid-19  - Webinar for Parents and Teachers

Monday 19 October 2020 at 7:00pm

 

This webinar will look at possible impacts the current school year is having on Very High Risk (VHR) students and their families.

 

The focus of this webinar is to provide relatable and practical ideas to support VHR students in these uncertain times.

Topics covered include:

•             What is wellbeing?

•             The Emotional Brain,

•             Wellbeing and The Pillars of Health,

•             Resilience Tools and Ideas to Support VHR Students, and

•             Supporting the VHR Student in Creating a Wellbeing Plan.

 

 

Presenter: Dorothy Scarry

 

Dorothy is a specialist in Psycho-social Risk, Stress Management and Mental Health. She is a member of the Irish National Teachers Organisation, Teaching Council, Association of Health Promotion Ireland and the Society of Occupational Medicine. She is Mental Health First Aider and has also completed further CPD in Health Coaching, Mindfulness and Nutrition. Dorothy has recently co-written the INTO online course Leadership and Wellbeing. As a parent, teacher, mental health specialist and leadership & wellbeing specialist, Dorothy fully appreciates the challenges faced by parents and is well placed to offer guidance to parents in these difficult times.

 

Book here: https://eckilkenny.ie/coursebooking/webinars/1234-health-and-wellbeing-of-very-high-risk-vhr-students.html

 

Regards

WCEC

 

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West Cork Education Centre,
The Square,
Dunmanway,
Co. Cork
Email: info@westcorkeducationcentre.ie
Phone: +353 (23) 8856756 / 8856757
Fax: +353 (23) 8856752

Art Psychotherapy Kinsale

Hello

I hope you don't mind me emailing you some information. I would drop in with cards or leaflets and to say hello if it wasn't for the times we are living in with covid at the moment!

I am starting up an art psychotherapy practice in Kinsale and specialise in working with children and teenagers. I have several years of experience as a social worker and a child art psychotherapist working within Tusla, CAMHS, disability services etc. I have also worked in schools, including a part-time role in an Educate Together primary school offering 1:1 work for students in need of some support. I have spent the last 3 years working with a therapeutic service for children in Dublin but am returning to Kinsale now.

I know that there is a lot going on for young people at the moment, with the anxiety surrounding the covid situation as well as the changes in terms of school and socialising on top of the usual challenges that can arise. I would be most grateful if you can keep my service in mind for those that may benefit. I have attached a short flyer but I am more than happy to talk to anyone interested in knowing more about the method and how it may be helpful, including the principal or any of the staff at the school. 

Many thanks for your time and best wishes.

Laura





Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Seesaw for Parents Webinar

 Dear Principal,

We are delighted to announce a repeat Seesaw for Parents webinar on Thursday 24th of September from 8.30 -9.30pm. We received extremely positive feedback from our first parent webinar last week with over 400 parents in attendance. 

We would be very grateful if you could let the parents in your school know about this upcoming webinar. Registration details are in this link   

Kind Regards,


Le Chéile Online Learning Team

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Club Na Mara Afterschool Club

We are currently trying to establish the feasibility of reopening our Afterschool Club in September 2020. Our plan is to continue the hour of Afterschool for the Junior Classes from 1.30pm to 2.30pm.  

We will extend our Homework Club to 5pm and we will be charging a daily rate per child. We will no longer be offering an hourly drop-in service. Between 2.30pm and 5pm, a daily charge will apply regardless of pick up times earlier than 5pm.

Places will be very limited so please contact me at kinsaletrish@yahoo.ie as soon as possible with your inquiries.

Míle buíochas
Trish Ryan 

Friday, March 13, 2020

Message from Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician at Cork University Hospital 13 March 2020

"I hope you all stay safe during this difficult time. The children will get through this no problem. Pediatric hospitals are empty in Italy at present after 3 weeks of school closure as the usual viruses stopped circulating. Remember with corona children are vectors, not victims. In most epidemics, young children are the transmitters. Therefore for school closure to be effective, it’s really important that the kids aren’t mixing with other kids while out of school. They will give it to each other silently pass it on to our loved ones. What we do now will contribute to how this develops in Cork. Avoid situations that the children will interact. If the community responds to this it will shut it down more than anything we do in the hospital. From my experiences in the hospital this last week I would say that coronavirus is closer to all of us than we realise and the degrees of separation for all of us is getting narrower. I’m not that good at social media but if this could be shared as widely as possible with parents in Cork it will help."


Friday, February 28, 2020

National Tourism Day Friday 17th April 2020


Looking for something to do during the 2020 Easter break?  As part of National Tourism Day 2020 there will be FREE access and guided tours of Charles Fort on Friday 17th April 2020 and 100+ more top tourist attractions nationwide.   You need to book places now to avail of this free offer which can be done from the Tourism Day 20 website.  Locations included are the Guinness Storehouse, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle, Spike Island, Garnish Island, Fota House and Arboretum, Cobh Heritage Centre and many many more!

https://tourismday.ie/





Tuesday, February 18, 2020

KYSS - Free Mental Awareness Talk


Monday 24th February 2020, 8pm
Trident Hotel Kinsale

Girl Guides Coffee Morning Friday 21st Feb 2020


Girl Guides Coffee Morning Friday 21st Feb 2020
9 am to1 pm at Temperance Hall, Kinsale.

Friday, February 7, 2020


KINSALE GAA
Attention!!
Ladies and Gents

Looking for a new way to enjoy getting active and fit, meet new and interesting people and be part of a team environment!!

Kinsale GAA is the club for you!
(Football, Hurling, Camogie)
Our Adult teams include:
Ladies –Senior Football, Junior C Football & Camogie, U21A Football
Men - Intermediate Football, Junior A Hurling, Junior B Football, U21B Hurling & Football

Looking to get involved in playing GAA again; Or maybe to take it up for the first time?  
Why not get in touch and come along to a training session. The GAA is a great way to keep fit & healthy and make good friends along the way!!!!
For more information please contact Conor O Brien 086-4095570 (Mens)  
Catherine Murphy 087-2168734 (Ladies Football) – Trish Ryan 087-9475367 (Camogie) OR Email pro.kinsale.cork@gaa.ie OR Message us on FaceBook.

KINSALE GAA     
Attention!!
Girls & Boys
Why not give Football & Hurling/Camogie a go!

Kinsale GAA is the club for you!

Our Underage Girls & Boys teams include:
From Under 6 (born 2014/2015) to
Minor U18 (born 2002)



You’ll make good friends and have lots of fun along the way!!!!

For more information please contact:
Emma O Callaghan (0863926527)
Message us on FaceBook.