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Admission Notice for 2022/2023
Dear Parents we are now taking applications for Junior Infants and other classes for 2022/2023. Please click on this link to see our Admission Notice and click here to order an Admission (Enrolment) form.
Christmas Video from SnB
Thanks to Mrs. Elaine Connolly for creating a fabulous Christmas Video this year – which shows all the boys in the school. Thanks also to Ms. Laura Connolly for her assistance.
Dates for your Diary
- Enrolling for next year (2022/2023): is currently underway. Please see above.
- Christmas Holidays: Boys will get their holidays on the 22nd of December at 12.00 p.m. Return 6th January – Thursday.
- February Mid-Term Break: 24th and 25th.
- St. Patrick’s Day and ..: Wednesday 17th March and Friday the 18th of March
- Easter Holidays: Friday 8th of April at 12.00 p.m.. Return Monday 25th of April.
- School Closed: Monday 2nd of May.
- School Closed: Friday 3rd and Monday 6th of June.
- Summer Musical: 15th, 16th and 17th of June or the following week.
- Summer Holidays: Tuesday 28th June @ 12.00 p.m.
- Sixth Class Party: to be decided.
GAA Christmas Mass – Thursday 2nd of December @ 7.00 p.m. in the Parish Church. This will only be for one class bubble unfortunately, due to Covid Restrictions.
Carol Service – outdoors – (proposed date) Tuesday 14th of December @ 7.00 p.m. for all classes. Every year we collect for St. Vincent de Paul in Clonakilty at the Christmas event. This year will be no different – except that we will collect via Aladdin payments.
Below you can see the most up to date calendar with the swimming changes included also.
Rang 1 Elves’ Tea Party
Christmas Jumpers in Seniors/1st
Story Winners in Ms. O’Sullivan’s
Imperial Crossword, Ethan’s Crossword and Olan’s Crossword
Imperial Hotel Christmas Crossword
The final date for entries to the Christmas Crossword was last Friday December 17 th . Well done
to all the boys who entered. We had a great response. In total we had 27 entries with entries
from every class from Senior Infants up to 6 th class. Josh Khan and Marwan Ali corrected the
entries with myself. When we got through them all we had 9 entries with a wrong answer, 1
entry with no name on it (unfortunately we had to exclude this entry) and finally 17 correct
entries. We then put all the correct entries into the Crossword box and in the yard Andrew
Hickey from first class picked the names out of the box.
The winners are :
3 rd – Nicholas O’Sullivan
2 nd – Charlie Moore
1 st – Luca O’Donovan
Congratulation to the winners and all the boys who took part in the Crossword. Thank you to
Josh Khan, Marwan Ali, Richard Kennedy, Harry Ellis and Cullen Kearns who worked hard to
create the crossword. Thank you also to their teacher Ms. Mac Auley and to Ms. Regina Fitzmaurice who worked with the boys. Many thanks also to the Imperial Hotel who sponsored the prizes again this year.
Congratulations to Matthew Kingston who won Ethan’s prize, to Ethan O’Donovan and Dumebi Ogwudiedwgu who won Olan’s prize.
Junior Infants’ Christmas
The Junior Infants have had a busy month in December-working in Santa’s workshop, creating some beautiful Christmas clay decorations and artwork. They boys have also had some fun playing some Christmas board games together. We would all like to thank Susan and Finbarr for decorating the area outside our classroom so well, it is so bright and cheerful!
Ronan O’Mahony – wins 5B Ping Pong competition
Congratulations to Ronan who won the 5B Ping Pong Competition recently in a thrilling final against Charlie Moore. Thanks to Patrick Sloan (Rang 6) for organising all the Ping Pong competitions.
Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Naughty Elf visit SnB
Thanks to the Parent’s Association for inviting Santa again this year to visit and for supplying “goodies” for the children. It was a fabulous day. Mrs. Claus was very strict on the kind of food we can leave out for her husband, the naughty elf nearly got extra homework and Santa himself had to answer very difficult questions from the children – he managed them all!! Thanks also the elves from Rang 6 – Logan, Cullen, Tony and Kevin.
You can also see below the Christmas display created by SNA Susan McCarthy for the Junior Infants.
Christmas in Senior Infants
Christmas Carol Service in pictures
Many thanks to everyone who supported our Carol Service on Tuesday 14th of December. Thanks also to the staff of the school for all their help. Thanks to Mrs. Elaine Connolly and Ms. Karen O’Regan for organising a fabulous Staff Choir. Thanks to Finbarr and Noreen for all their help. So far €1,030 has been raised for the St. Vincent de Paul, Clonakilty Branch.
You can still contribute by logging in to your Aladdin, go to Payments and subscribe. We are sending the money to the St. Vincent de Paul on Wednesday next, 22nd of December.
If you have any photos of the night, we would be delighted to get them and we will publish them here.
Letters to Bushmount, Care Choice and Clonakilty Hospital
Rang 2 have been busy getting stuck into some Christmas Art and Drama after singing brilliantly in Emmet Square for our Carol Concert. The boys also enjoyed making Christmas cards for the residents of Bushmount.
Penny Dinners collection for Christmas
Many thanks to everyone who contributed to our Penny Dinners Collection for the Irish Red Cross.
Thorntree Christmas Decoration Fundraising
The boys have raised €520 for the Thorntree Project. Many thanks to their teachers Ms. Niamh MacAuley, Ms. Marguerite Bradshaw and Mr. Seán Daly and the children in Rang 5 A, Rang 5 B and Rang 6. See below for photographs – Butterfly Child.
Christmas Magazine completed
Please see below the happy winners of the Golden Tickets and Small Prizes in our Christmas Magazine, which was given to all pupils on Monday 13th of December. Thanks to everyone who helped out – Noreen, Finbarr, all the staff and pupils of SnB.
Debating Practice and Quarter Final
Getting ready for Carol Service
Fundraiser for the Butterfly Children
This year as last year we are fundraising for the Thorntree Project, supporting children’s education in the Samburu Tribe in Kenya.
This Christmas 5th & 6th class are fundraising for the Thorntree Project in Kenya. We are creating hanging glass decorations for your Christmas tree. The ornaments cost €5 each and can be ordered on Aladdin. Your wrapped glass decoration will be delivered to your son’s class on Monday 13th December. Order early to avoid disappointment as there is a limited supply! Happy Christmas, Rang 5 & 6. 104 have been sold already, they are now sold out. €520 was raised for the Thorntree Project.
In total €2454.00 was transferred to the Thorntree Project this Christmas. This represents the collections since 2019. Well done to everyone involved to and thanks to everyone who supported our fundraising initiatives.
It’s Christmastime in Clonakilty now…
Foyer, Glass & Pottery making, Taking an Elfie
Below you can see the wonderful display created by Finbarr O’Mahony and Mrs. Elaine Connolly. Thank you to both of them.
Also Ms. Hodnett’s class were busy preparing Christmas decorations for our classroom window. Pottery and Glass making started in most of the classes – making decorations for Christmas. You can also see Santa’s little helpers from Ms. Galvin’s class below.
Enrolment | Community College dates
|20th December 2021||E mail offering a place in College by 20-12-2021|
|10th January 2022||Confirmation of acceptance of offer|
|February 2022||Assessment Process to be confirmed|
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Facts of the Month
by Finn McCarthy Rang 5
1) elephants are the only animals that can’t jump
2) It would only take one hour to go to space if you could drive straight up in the air.
3) your heart beats around 115,000 times a day
4) It takes about 50 licks to finish one scoop of ice cream.
5) it’s impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
By Josh Wedlock, Rang 5
1 In 1980 the Rubix cube was the best selling Christmas toy.
2 There is a town in India called Santa Claus.
3 The candy cane was invented in Germany and the shape is J for Jesus.
4 Jingle Bells was the first song played in space by astronauts.
5 It only took Charles Dickens 6 weeks to write his book The Christmas Carol
6 Santa Claus would have to travel at 650 miles per second to complete his gift deliveries on Christmas Eve.