Newsletter Feabhar / Márta

Scoil Náisiúnta Chaisleáin Uí Liatháin

Issue 02/2016                                               Nuachtlitir            Feabhra / Márta 2016

  • Comóradh ar 1916 – Date for your Diary: All the school children will be involved in the parish commemoration of 1916 on Sunday, 15th May. Bígí linn ar an lá.
  • Brat Sábháltachta / Héalacaptar – We’re sure you’ve all heard by now of the visit of the Coast Guard helicopter to the school recently when the Safety Flag was presented to us by Ms. Caroline Casey, Safety Officer with Cork Co. Co. There was great excitement among children and adults alike on the day. It was a great honour that Ms. Casey choose our school for this rare occurrence. Our thanks also to the Community Council / Fr. Ferris Field Committee for the use of the field. Míle buíochas.
  • Me, Mollser: Rang 5/6 thoroughly enjoyed the Abbey Theatre’s production, “Me, Mollser” in the Community Centre recently. This dramatisation of what life was like in the tenements in Dublin at the beginning of the 20th century gave a great insight to the children of those difficult times.
  • Comhghairdeas: (i) We extend our heartiest congratulations to Miss Aisling Cotter who got married prior to Christmas and to Miss Paula Finn who got married recently. Guímid gach rath oraibh beirt agus go raibh saol pósta fada, sona agaibh.(iii) We congratulate Charolette Kent, Evelyn Flynn, Ava Hallihan (all in Rang 6) and Cian O’Callaghan (Rang 5) who got first place in the first round of the Credit Union Quiz held in Fermoy recently. The team qualified for the next staged in Mallow and did very well there too. Maith sibh, a pháistí.(v) Comhghairdeas to Rang 2 who received the Sacrament of First Penance recently. A big, “Thank You” to Mr. Smith, (class teacher), Fr. Coleman, Mrs O’Regan (music), the parents of the children and anybody else who helped in any way with the ceremony.


  • (vi) We also congratulate Rang 5/6 who celebrated their Commitment ceremony for Confirmation recently. A big “Thank You” to Ms. Cotter, Ms. Finn, (Class teachers), Fr. Coleman, Seánie Cotter (music), the parents of the children and anybody else who helped in any way with that ceremony.
  • (iv) We congratulate Amie O’Connell, Charolette Kent, Abi Bryan, Peter Greaney (all in Rang 6) and Cian O’Callaghan (Rang 5) who represented the school at Scór ba bPáistí in Lisgoold recently. A sincere thank you to Mrs O’Sullivan (teacher) and the parents who supported the children at that event.
  • (ii) We congratulate Cees Kouwenberg (Rang 5) on his success at the All-Ireland Swimming Competition in the National Aquatic Centre, Dublin, recently. Maith thú, a Chees!
  • Bóthar na nGabhar: As Lent has begun, the school will participate in Bóthar na nGabhar, “Fly a Goat to Africa” scheme again this year. Raffle tickets will be sold each day during Lent at a cost of 50c each and the raffle will be held on the morning of the Easter Holidays, (Wednesday16th March), to name the goat. We’ll also hold a draw for an Easter egg for each class as a reward for the children’s efforts. Our target for the goat is €300 and we will divide any surplus money among other worthy charities.
  • Lúthchleasa Bhunscoileanna Chorcaí/Primary School Sports: The school will participate in the Cork Primary Schools’ Sports again this year, which will be held on Wed. June 1st in CIT, (further details later). However, in order to participate in the sports we are required to sell tickets for the purpose of defraying some of the running costs. Each family from Junior Infants to Rang 6 will receive an allocation of 1 ticket @ €2.00.   Please return all ticket stubs and money on or before Friday, (4th March). All unsold tickets should also be returned. Additional tickets may be obtained from Carmel in the office, if required. Trials for this event will be held after Easter. So, a pháistí, be practicing at home so as to be at your fittest on the day of the trials! Is fearr rith maith ná drochsheasamh!
  • Gala Snámha: We wish our team of swimmers, taking part in the annual Fermoy Credit Union Primary Schools’ Swimming Gala, the best of luck on Friday 11th March. Go n-éirí go geal libh, a pháistí.
  • WOW (Walk on Wednesday): With the onset of spring, and hopefully an improvement in the weather, we would like to encourage everybody to begin to walk (cycle or car pool) to school on Wednesdays. Well done to all of you who kept it up during the winter or who have started back already.



  • Recyclable Mobile phones: (i) We are still collecting your old mobile phones for recycling with Irish Autism Action. We can receive various items of IT equipment, depending on the number of phones we receive for recycling. Thank you in advance for your donations.


  • (ii)Weee Ireland – Battery Recycling: Each family will receive a Battery Recycling box shortly from Wee Ireland and we encourage you to recycle your batteries to protect the environment and help raise funds for LauraLynn, the children’s Hospice.


  • School Blog: Please visit our school blog at where you will find information on the school. The blog was developed and is being updated by Miss Elaine Millar (SNA). Míle buíochas, Elaine.


  • Rince: We are back folk dancing again with Larry and Ita Southard on Fridays. Lessons cost €2 per child or €5.00 for a family of 3 or more.


  • Lá Domhanda na Leabhar/World Book Day: World Book Day is this Thursday 3rd March. Each child will receive a Book Token (worth €1.50) to purchase a book of their choice.**************************** 


    • Parents’ Association News
    • Tráth na gCeist (Páistí) : The inter-schools’ annual Table Quiz will be held in the Community Centre on Fri. 11th March at 7.30pm for Rang 4, 5 & 6.
    • Bake Sale: A Bake Sale will be held in the school hall on Wednesday 16th March from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon. Donations of any home baking greatly appreciated.
    • Next meeting: Tuesday 1st March at 8.30 p.m. in the school hall.
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  • Dúnadh Scoile: School re-opens on Monday, 4th April _________________________________


  • Nelius de Róiste (Príomhoide)
  • Le dea-mhéin,
  • Also, the school re-opens on Wednesday 31st August 2016 for the 2016 / 2017 school year.
  • The school will close on Wed.16th March (12 noon – with the usual staggered finishing times) for Easter.