Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Thursday, September 16, 2021


Dearg agus Buí Amárach


Tomorrow, Friday 17th is 'Red and Yellow" Day in aid of the Irish Community Air Ambulance.

Come to school dressed in Red or Yellow and/or create a piece of artwork.

Book vouchers for the best dressed/ best artwork in each class.

€2 donation greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Friday, September 10, 2021

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Monday, September 6, 2021

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Club na Mara

Club Tar Éis Scoile/Afterschool Club i nGaelscoil Chionn tSáileAg oscailt Méan Fómhair 2021/Opening September 2021

Tuilleadh eolais ag Trish Uí Riain ar kinsaletrish@yahoo.ie

Monday, July 12, 2021

Club Tar Éis Scoile/Afterschool Club

Club Tar Éis Scoile/Afterschool Club

i nGaelscoil Chionn tSáile

Ag oscailt Méan Fómhair 2021/Opening September 2021

Tuilleadh eolais ag Trish Uí Riain ar kinsaletrish@yahoo.ie

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Does your student with dyslexia need book recommendations for this summer? look no further!

Our friend Trish, owner of Halfway Up The Stairs children's bookshop, has kindly shared with us a list of titles she has put together for children who have dyslexia.

We'd love to hear from you!

If you've visited our website and still have some questions about tuition for your students or perhaps one of our teacher courses, drop us a line.

Sports Summer Camps - July & August 2021

Good morning I hope all is well. We are delighted to be supporting a number of our partners this summer to roll out sport specific summer camps. We would be grateful if you could share the below and attached information with your schools families. Thanks in advance!
  • Volleyball Camps (next Tues 6th July & 27th July)
  • Triathlon Camps (14th-16th July)
  • Tennis Camps (July & August)
  • Cricket Camps (July)
  • Rowing Camps (July & August - Waiting Lists In Operation)

Kindest Regards,

James Kirby

Sports Development Officer

Cork Sports Partnership, Motor Tax Office, Model Business Park, Model Farm Road, Cork

Tel: 021-4347096 | Mob: 087-4571381

Log on to www.corksports.ie for information on sport in Cork City & County

Follow us on facebook | twitter | instagram

“Increasing participation in Sport, Exercise & Physical Activity in Cork” 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Parents and Educators: New Breathing for Children Seminar with Patrick McKeown 2nd July 2021

 Learn Buteyko Breathing techniques live online.
Boost your child or teenager’s physical and mental health.
Learn to significantly reduce asthma, rhinitis, allergies, anxiety, and sleep disturbances, and to improve focus, well-being and fitness levels.

Included in this package:

A 2-hour live Zoom class with Patrick
A recording of the seminar for you to keep
Time for Q&As for specific queries via Zoom chat
Free access to our Buteyko Children’s online course

Seminars are open to all, but class size is limited to 100 participants to give you the best experience.
Mouth breathing and its effect on Childhood Development:
  • Mouth breathing is a common habit, present in more than 50% of children. It is caused by airway obstruction or small airway size. Common risk factors include swollen adenoids and tonsils or a blocked, stuffy nose.
  • Breathing through an open mouth is extremely detrimental to the development of the face, teeth, and upper airways. Left untreated in childhood, the habit results in abnormal facial features and smaller airways in adulthood. This perpetuates poor breathing habits and leads to a lifetime of health issues.
  • When a child mouth-breathes, the brain receives insufficient oxygen. Long term, this has been proven to have a direct impact on cognitive ability, learning, and behaviour.
  • Mouth breathing at night can result in sleep-disordered breathing with problems such as snoring and sleep apnea. No child should ever snore.

In this seminar, Patrick will guide parents and educators through the theoretical and practical application of the Buteyko Method to improve children and teenagers’ health.

Exercises can be applied for children aged 5-16 years old.
Date and time: Friday 2nd of July 2021, 4pm-6pm London, UK time

Zoom dial in: you will receive a link by email once you have registered as well as access to our free online Children’s Buteyko Course

Recording: if you cannot make the class in real time, a full recording will be emailed to you within 48 hrs.

Young Nature Blogger -

Young people aged under 21 are invited to write up to 500 words 500 words about nature in our biosphere, illustrating them with drawings and/or photos if they wish to.

This competition is open to young people everywhere, entry is free. This competition is open until August 12th 2021 after which date three category winners and three runners up will be selected. From the three winners, an overall winner will also be selected.

Winners will be selected from 3 categories under 12, 13-16 years and 17-21years.

Winners in each category will receive a turned wood sculpture from Killarney National Park and a gift bag. One Overall winner will be selected from Kerry to be put forward to the international competition, competing against entries from 3 other Biosphere Reserves in Ireland and the UK. This is a great opportunity to have their work shown internationally and there are further prizes to be won. Entries can be emailed to kerrybiosphere@skdp.net.

Entries must include the following details: Name, address, email contact, year of birth.

If you have any questions please do get in touch with us via the contact page on the website, or call Eleanor (Biosphere Officer) on 0871524476

This competition is an official 50th Year anniversary celebratory event for the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme.

We look forward to receiving your entries!

Eleanor Turner,

Biosphere Officer,

Kerry Biosphere Reserve,


South Kerry Development Partnership CLG.,

Old Barracks,

Beaufort Village,


Co. Kerry.


Phone: (087) 1527746

E-mail: kerrybiosphere@skdp.net

Monday, June 21, 2021

Summer Stars and Summer Arts 2021

Dear Principal,


I would be obliged if you could please share information about Cork County Library Summer Stars and Summer Arts with your teachers and parents. 


I have attached the July 2021 newsletter from the Cork County Arts Office and there is lots of information about workshops and activities for children that will be running during the school Summer holidays in this.


We would ask you to encourage as many children as possible to sign up for this Summer Reading scheme at their local Cork County Library branch and if you could share the following information with your school communities:


Summer Stars 2021 has launched in Cork County Council Library and Arts Service.  Call to your local library branch to get a reading card and record the books that you read during your Summer holidays.  Even if you read just one book and return the completed reading card to your local Cork County Council Library and Arts Service branch library you will be entered in a raffle at the end of Summer and have the chance to win some great prizes. All children throughout Cork County are invited to join the adventure and enjoy the fun and pleasure of reading and writing over the Summer. Summer Stars is non-competitive.  Every child who reads even one book/ e-book is regarded as having completed the programme and will be entered in a raffle at the end of Summer with the chance to win some great prize and it’s all completely free!

Activities for Summer Stars 2021:

1. Books: Call to your Cork County Council Library and Arts Service branch library to visit and stock up on your summer reads and register for Summer Stars!

2. Summer Stars BorrowBox: Browse, borrow, read and listen to the Summer Stars collection of children’s e-books and e-audio books through the library’s BorrowBox app. This is free for all members to use from anywhere, anytime. Non-members can join online for free at https://www.librariesireland.ie/join-your-library.

3. Online Arts events: Summer Stars arts and craft workshops will be delivered online throughout the Summer.  Ask in your local branch library and keep an eye on our Cork County Council Library and Arts Service social media pages for updates. 

4. Story Competition:  As well an enjoying the amazing worlds of books, Summer Stars is also celebrating children’s imaginations by running a short story competition. There are three age categories age 6-9, age 10-14, age 15-18 with great prizes including a Tablet and finalist in all categories will receive a €50 voucher for all the winners and runners-up. This is a national short story competition.   To enter, write a story using the following opening line:

Of all the places in the world, I never thought I would be here…

Finish the story to enter this year's Summer Stars short story competition!                         

For terms and conditions and more information check the Libraries Ireland website at https://www.librariesireland.ie/services/right-to-read/summer-stars/of-all-the-places-in-the-world-i-never-thought-i-would-be-here

5. Reading cards and reviews: Children can track their reading progress with reading cards which can be marked each time a book is read, online or in print form. These are available from your local library or for download and print below. The reviews section on the website: https://www.librariesireland.ie/services/right-to-read/summer-stars/more-about-summer-stars  allows readers to upload their views on what they have read.

6. Online Activities: Check your local Cork County Council Library and Arts Service social media and website for upcoming Summer Stars events and activities!


Thanks and regards,


Dolores Ní Chathasaigh

Leabharlannaí Feidhmiúcháin | Leabharlann Chontae Chorcaí

Comhairle Contae Chorcaí | Halla an Chontae | Corcaigh | T12 R2NC | Éire

T +353-(0)21 – 428 5609

Dolores.Casey@corkcoco.ie | www.corkcoco.ie

Tairseach na gcustaiméirí: www.yourcouncil.ie


Dolores Casey

Executive Librarian Cork County Library

Cork County Council | County Hall | Cork | T12 R2NC | Ireland

T +353-(0)21 – 428 5609

Dolores.Casey@corkcoco.ie | www.corkcoco.ie

Customer Portal: www.yourcouncil.ie

Webinar - July 1st - Supporting Your Child’s Summer Reading, Vocabulary Development and Learning

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Campa Cois Laoi


Campa Cois Laoi

Campa Cois Laoi is a 5 day summer camp, aimed at children aged 6-12y/o. It will run from the 9th to the 13th August 2021 in St. Columbus GNS, Douglas, Cork. It will be run through Irish and will focus on the arts, mainly:drama, dance and singing. The camp will run from 9am -2pm each day, and will include lunch breaks. 

Campa Cois Laoi is open to all children aged 6-12 regardless of their Irish speaking ability. We hope that by focussing on the arts, the children will absorb the language in a fun, and enjoyable manner, and in turn will improve their vocabulary skills. Parents & guardians are more than welcome to contact/ approach Cois Laoi Productions, or their staff members, through English if they feel more comfortable doing so.

There will be a performance at the end of the week that will be recorded, edited, and sent out to parents & guardians to share amongst their family and friends. 

More information about the camp can be found at www.coislaoiproductions.com, or by emailing coislaoiproductions@gmail.com. As will as this, you can follow us on Facebook @coislaoiproductions, on Instagram @coislaoiproductions, or on Twitter @coislaoi_

Mise le meas, 

Aisling McCarthy

Cois Laoi Productions

JUST 4 FUN Summer Camp 2021


Monday, May 31, 2021

Launch of AT in Primary Education Course

Dear Colleague,


Monaghan Education Centre have worked closely with Enable Ireland in the development of their new online AT in Primary Education Course.

The course is now live and can be a learning resource for teachers, parents, and SNAs.


I have attached details on how to access the course.



We are delighted to confirm that we launched our AT in Primary Education Course yesterday, as planned. Further details can be found here:




. Of particular note is that this course is available to parents as well as Teachers and Special Needs Assistants.


Thank you for supporting us in the development of this course. We will be working over the summer to develop further modules for launch in September.




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Friday, May 28, 2021

Autism Community of Practice

This Community of Practice (CoP) will provide a forum for teachers, SNAs, parents and other practitioners to explore autism and related topics. The CoP is a support network to provide opportunity to learn from each other in terms of research, policy and practice related to autism. 

A link to access the course will be emailed to you prior to the course.

If you wish to cancel your place you can do so by clicking on the cancellation link at the bottom of your booking confirmation email. 

Registration for Parents: Parents will have to register an account on www.westcorkeducationcentre.ie before booking their place. The parents can choose the 'Parent' option as their registration type when registering.

Date – Thursday 10th of June 2021

Time – 7pm to 8pm

Speakers – Dr Susan Crawford, Dr Mary Houser, Libby Conroy, Sophie Cole.

Cost – Free.

Location – Online Via Zoom.

Bilingual art-based workshop (English and Irish) with Claire Hurley

It is a series of four online bilingual art-based workshops aimed at participants aged 9-13.  They will take place on Wednesday afternoons (4-6pm) and Saturday mornings (10am-12pm) over two weeks, June 9th-19th.

Dates: Wed 9th, Sat 12th, Wed 16th, Sat 19th of June. Participants must be available for all four sessions

During these workshops we will gently reflect on what positive personal experiences may have come out of this unprecedented time of lockdown in Ireland.  Open to boys and girls, the workshops will be bilingual in nature, incorporating Irish words and phrases as much as possible. Descriptions of art materials, some instructions and prompts will be given in Irish, as well as English – to allow for inclusivity.  Participants will be encouraged to use any Irish they have, even one or two words.


– We will use recycled materials that can be found around the home, as much as possible. E.g. newspaper, old magazines, envelopes, cardboard, Easter egg foil, sweet wrappers, glue, scissors etc.

– An additional ‘Fancy Materials Pack’ will be posted out to participants containing extra fancy papers, wool, string and wire, sparkly bits and beads; so everyone can participate without having to purchase extra supplies.

Booking is essential and is done through Eventbrite:


Please register your child for all four dates.

Thanks and kind regards,


Dolores Ní Chathasaigh

Leabharlannaí Feidhmiúcháin | Leabharlann Chontae Chorcaí

Comhairle Contae Chorcaí | Halla an Chontae | Corcaigh | T12 R2NC | Éire

T +353-(0)21 – 428 5609

Dolores.Casey@corkcoco.ie | www.corkcoco.ie

Tairseach na gcustaiméirí: www.yourcouncil.ie