Links 28.04 November 2022

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Applications are now being taken for Producers, Bands, Presenters, Judges, Backstage/Roadies, Front of House, IT, Video etc.

Application forms available from the office. Final date is 14th of December, 2022

Dates for your Diary

Chess is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after school until 4.00 p.m. Chess started on the 25th of October.

Christmas Concerts: December 14th, 15th and 16th – see more details below.

December 21st: The children get their Christmas Holidays @ 12.00 p.m.

December 22nd – January 4th: Christmas holidays

5th of January 2023: Back to school after Christmas.

1st of February 2023: Enrolment / Open Day in SnB. Places are offered to children for 2023/2024.

6th of February 2023: School closed, Bank Holiday.

15th of February 2023: Final date for accepting a place in SnB for 2023/2024.

16th & 17th of February 2023: School closed, mid term break.

17th of March 2023: School closed, St. Patrick’s Day.

31st of March 2023: The children get their Easter Holidays @ 12.00 p.m.

3rd – 14th of April 2023: Easter Holidays.

Monday April 24th : Scoil na mBuachaillí & Knockskeagh N.S. Confirmation in Clonakilty Church. All the Confirmations are at 10.30am.

1st of May 2023: School closed, Bank Holiday.

Saturday 6th of May, 2023: First Holy Communion date @ 10.30 a.m. in the parish church.

15th of May 2023: School closed, holiday.

5th & 6th of June 2023: School closed.

21st and 22nd of June 2023: Proposed dates for Scoilavision 2023.

Sixth class party: to be decided

28th of June 2023: The children get their Summer Holidays @ 12.00 p.m.

Third class enjoying the new books from the library grant

Friends for Life – Rang 2/3

Parent’s Association donate €1060 to the school

Many thanks to the Parent’s Association who donated €1060 to the school. This money was raised from last year’s Christmas Cards. The money will be used to purchase games for the yard.

David O’Regan RIP

It is with great sadness that we heard of the sudden death of our past pupil David O’Regan.  David is the son of Eileen O’Regan, who is the treasurer to the Board of Management of our school.  David was the school accountant and for many years has been a great support to us here in SnB.  He will be sincerely missed by his family, friends and the school community of SnB.  We extend our sympathy to his parents – Eileen, Tim, to his siblings – Shane, Cathal, Timmy, Claire, Paul, to his wife Helen and daughters Lucy and Katie, all his extended family and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh ag a anam dílis.

We’re Off to See Oliver!

Literacy Lift Off in Juniors B

Nick the Elf

Nick the elf came to visit Senior Infants with Alex this week!

Debating Win v Kinsale Gaelscoil

Congratulations to our school debating team who won their debate against Kinsale Gaelscoil and are now through to the third round of the competition. Many thanks to Ms. Niamh Mac Auley, Mr. Seán Daly, Ms. Carol Ann O’Donovan and all other staff members who helped the team.

Science Week

The boys in Senior Infants have been busy doing experiments for Science week. 

Rang 7 were very busy this week with experiments. We separated rainbow milk, built rafts, watched as worms expanded and made some toast!

Baking with Mr. David Lynch

Last week the Ukrainian boys practiced their baking skills. They have been working on the topic of food for the month of November. What better way to learn the verbs associated with food than by baking some Smarties Cookies?

Haunted Houses in Rang 3

Third class had great fun making haunted houses for Hallowe’en! They first made a mini template of their houses in maths class, carefully measuring and assembling the different shapes. The children then worked in groups to use recycled and natural materials to construct their houses. In their teams they each had different jobs such as constructing the house, making accessories and painting. They used their problem-solving skills to fix issues as they arose and to find resources suitable for their needs. We also spent time learning about many natural resources and looked at how unusual homes around the world. Overall, the children did a tremendous job and were very proud of their creations!

Cycling with Ulick

Shoebox Collection 107 boxes collected

Thanks to everyone for supporting our Shoebox Collection for 2022. Please see below Finn and his brother Tom with the 22 hats his granny made for the Shoebox Collection this year.

SnB Brass Band with Ger

Cycling with Ulick

The children had great fun this week with Ulick.

Orienteering 2022

Ms. Regina Fitzmaurice can be seen below explaining “What is Orienteering” to Rang 5 & Rang 6. Also below you can see photos of Fota Island Orienteering Meeting.

Credit Union Art Competition Winners

Congratulations to Jim and Liam (pictured below) who won prizes for their art work in the recent Credit Union Art Competition. Thanks to their teachers and to Ms. Orla O’Keeffe for organising the competition in our school.

Mercy Hospital Fundraising

€1.417.00 was raised for the Mercy hospital Appeal by our Hallowe’en Fancy Dress Parade. Many thanks to everyone who supported this very worthy initiative.

Christmas “Gigs”

  • Tuesday 6th of December is the date for Bushmount carols @ 11.15 a.m.
  • Thursday 8th of December is the date for Clonakilty Hospital @ 11.15 a.m.
  • GAA Annual Mass for the Deceased @ 7.00 p.m. in Ahamilla. Date to be confirmed.
  • Emmet Square Gig on the 16th of December @ 11.15 a.m.

2022/2023 Calendar

Parent’s Information Meetings

Senior Infants: Parent’s Information Meeting is being held @ 7.00 p.m. in the school. Ms. Michelle O’Neill will be present. Will be held at a later date.

Rang 1/2 Parent’s Information Meeting will be held @ 7.00 p.m. in the school. Miss Therese Crowley will be present. Will be held at a later date.

Rang 4’s Parent’s Information Meeting is being held @ 7.00 p.m. in the school. Present at this meeting will be class teachers Mrs. Marie Hayes and Ms. Rebecca Hourihane. Refreshments will be provided by the Parent’s Association. Will be held at a later date.

Rang 5’s Parent’s Information Meeting is being held @ 7.00 p.m. in the school. Present at this meeting will be class teachers Ms. Carol Ann O’Donovan and Mr. Seán Daly. Refreshments will be provided by the Parent’s Association. Will be held at a later date.

Christmas Concerts timetable

Wednesday 14th of December10.00 a.m. Juniors A10.30 a.m. Juniors B11.30 a.m. Seniors
Wednesday 14th of December12.00 p.m. Rang 1/21.30 p.m. Rang 42.15 p.m. Rang 5/6
Thursday 15th of December10.00 a.m. Ms. Galvin’s Class10.30 a.m. Rang 311.30 a.m. Mr. Carmody’s Class
Thursday 15th of December12.00 p.m. Rang 11.30 p.m. Rang 2/32.15 p.m Rang 5
Friday 16th of December10.00 a.m. Rang 6

Applications / Enrolments for Clonakilty Community College

What is the closing date for making an application?
Thursday 10th November 2022 at 5pm.
How do I apply for a place?
Applications can be made by going to our website
Click on “Enrolments” and you will see a link to “APPLY HERE”. This will allow you to
enter all of the information to apply for a place in September 2023.
What if I miss the deadline?
If you miss the closing date you can still apply but you will then be placed on a waiting list.

What are the criteria to get a place in 1st Year 2023?
Our full Admissions Policy is available on the “Enrolments” section of the website.

This Policy outlines clearly the full list of criteria and includes a full list of our eligible feeder schools.
What if I am not in a feeder school/in the local catchment area/have no siblings in the

You can still apply but priority will be given to others according to the criteria laid out in
the Admissions Policy.
NOTE: On the same page on our website you can see the Admissions Notice which
outlines all of the deadline dates.

Please click here to view their October newsletter.

Rustam tells his father’s story

Ms. Fitzmaurice thanks Danny for finding her card

School Fees 2022/2023

Dear Parents, please find the list of fees for the coming year.
Music enrolment is only by the App again this year.
Guitar Rental: we are changing the guitar rental scheme this year as new instruments will have to be purchased. The new fee is non refundable but is reduced to €25 instead of €50.
Closing date for all fees please is Friday 30th of September 2022 (except for Milk and Swimming which are due on their due dates).
If you are worried about any of the fees below – please don’t worry!
Contact Barth Harrington on 023 8834487 to discuss the matter.
Art and Craft (all classes) (€12) + Drama (€2): €14.00
Christmas Magazine 2022/2023: €5.00 (all classes)
Elocution (all classes): €8.50
French Lessons Term 1 (Rang 2 – Rang 6): €8.00
French Lessons Term 2 (Rang 2 – Rang 6): €8.00
Photocopying & Printing (all classes): €20.00
Rental Scheme (Rang 1 – Rang 6): €30.00
Swimming (Rang 1 – Rang 6): €49.00
Zumba dancing (Special classes, Junior Infants – Rang 2/3): €6.00
Allianz Pupil Personal Accident Insurance- School hours only: €6.00
Allianz Pupil Personal Accident Insurance- 24 hours: €9.00
Milk Term 1 | September – Christmas 2022 (All Classes): €?
Milk Term 2 | January – Easter 2023 (All Classes): €?
Milk Term 3 | April – June 2023 (All Classes) | €?
Music Lessons (Optional)
Music enrolment for 2022 /2023 Term 1 (these lessons are optional) Please note: your child can only study 2 instruments maximum.
Cajon Lessons with Laurie Hedger (Rang 1 – Rang 6) €20
Drum Lessons with Laurie Hedger (Rang 3 – Rang 6): €40
Brass Instruments with Adrian Hanley (the instrument will be supplied to the child) (Rang 3 – Rang 6): €150
Kay O’Flynn: Guitar (Rang 2 – Rang 6): €84
Kay O’Flynn: Keyboard (Rang 2 – Rang 6): €84
Kay O’Flynn: Tin Whistle (Senior Infants – Rang 6): €84
Kay O’Flynn: Accordion (Individual lessons): (Rang 2 – Rang 6): €110

Following the surveys we conducted in 2019 with regard to music in our school,
the Parent’s Association and the B.O.M. have put aside money for parents who may find the cost of the Music Lessons prohibitive.  Please contact Barth Harrington about this on 023 8834487.
Also money is available to purchase instruments which can be loaned to children.  Many thanks to the P.A. and B.O.M. for this.  We purchased 12 guitars for the scheme.  These guitars are excellent and will have to be cared for by the boys.   


If you would like to book an ad for the coming school year 2022 – 2023 please let Noreen know as soon as possible.  The number of ads is limited.  Our Links goes to all parents in the school – 10 times a year – at the beginning of each month. Now due to the fact that it’s online many more people will view the Links. The cost is €20 per issue or at a discount of €150 for the entire year!  Please ring 8834487 if you are interested.

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