Links 28.06 January 2023

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Interviews are now taking place for Producers, Sound Crew, Lighting Crew, Judges, Presenters etc. See below for results of interviews.

Welcome Back

Welcome back to Scoil na mBuachaillí and happy new Year. We hope you all had a restful holiday. Reminder: we are enrolling for 23/24 at present and there will be an Open Day on the 1st of February, 2023, more details later.

Dates for your Diary

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

27th of January 2023: Clonakilty Assessment Tests for boys in Rang 6 10.00 – 1.15 p.m.

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.

First Holy Communion Enrolment Ceremony: 11.30a.m. mass on Sunday 12th of February.  Children with their parents must attend. 

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.

8th of March, 2023: First Confession in the Church @ 7.00 p.m.

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

2022/2023 Calendar

Juniors B learning positioning…. first second etc to last

Quiz teams getting ready for CU quiz

This year the Credit Union quiz is taking place on Sunday January 29th. We have two teams who are taking part in the quiz. Many thanks to Ms. Regina Fitzmaurice for organising the quiz in our school and looking after the boys on the day.

Under 11 Team – Sam Murphy, Ewan Bell, Conor Moore and Danny Forristal.

Under 13 Team – Matthew Kingston, Josh Wedlock, Ethan O Donovan, Rian Kelleher.

They have been busy preparing at lunchtime each day this week and we are all looking forward to the quiz on Sunday.

Thank you to Ms. Mac Auley, Mr. Daly, Ms. O’Donovan and Mr. Lynch who helped in the selection of the teams by running the quiz rounds in their classrooms. Well done to all the boys who entered and congratulations to the boys who were selected in the end.

We wish both teams the best of luck on Sunday. Below is a piece written by the Under 13 teams. Ms. Fitzmaurice

Credit Union Quiz
Written by Matthew Kingston, Josh Wedlock, Ethan O Donovan, Rian Kelleher.
This year the Credit Union Quiz is back again after three years of it being on zoom. We all did the quiz try-outs to be on the team. Matthew Kingston came first, Josh Wedlock came second then Ethan O Donovan and Rian Kelleher came third. All of us are on the U 13s team and we have been practicing every day leading up to the Credit Union quiz on Sunday the 29th of January in Ahamilla. The second stage is in Cork on the 4th of March. The people on the under 11s team are Sam Murphy, Ewan Bell, Conor Moore and Danny Forristal. We practice with them every break and we are really enjoying it all. There are lots of different schools in the competition. We’ll let you know how we get on next week.

A Great Start to 2023!  

Rang 7 (Ms. Gillian Galvin’s class) have got the new year off to a great start. They have been busy baking, making decorations for the Chinese New Year and went to post a parcel in the post office. 
Tús maithleath na hoibre!

Parent’s Association sponsor a 2nd Foozball table

Many thanks to the Parent’s Association, who recently sponsored a second Foozball table for the yard. It’s proving to be very popular.

Senior Infants show their Rockets

Mrs. Connolly celebrates 30 years in SnB

Having fun in the hall

You can see below photos of our OT Karen working in the hall with the boys.

School Fees 2022/2023

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
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

Conan GAA Coaching: €5

Scoilavision Interviews – Results

Rohan O’Donoghue and Eoin O’Sullivan have been appointed as IT/Video Managers

Jack Allen and Morgan Cregan have been appointed as Sound Crew Managers. Colin O’Reilly has been appointed as Assistant Sound Crew Manager.

Please see photos below of Sound Crew for Scoilavision 2023

School Chess Teams

We have now finished all the leagues and have our Chess teams chosen for 2023. The teams are now coming Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after school getting ready for the competition in Barryroe on the 25th of January.

Spelling Bee

Juniors B working on Patterns

Global Schools in Rang 6

By Josh Wedlock & Matthew Alfonso
On Tuesday we had a workshop from Birgit O Driscoll, a Senior Green Schools Coordinator for Global Citizenship. We did a workshop about the Global Classroom Project we are taking part in. We are one of ten school In Ireland chosen to take part in this global project.
We began by discussing what an ecosystem is- an ecosystem is a geographic area where plants , animals and other organisms, as well as weather and landscapes work together to form a bubble of life. We were divided into groups of three and had to come up with what ecosystem we would like to save. We were given a template to help us figure this out. We then thought about what would be a good invention to either restore the ecosystem, reimagine the eco-system or re-educate people about the ecosystem.
The first group came up with bamboo umbrellas that water plants in the city ecosystem. . Another group came up with a giant filter to stop water pollution in the river ecosystem. Another chose to do a fundraising campaign and they made a really nice stop motion video. Another group thought of a nocturnal rubbish collecting robot for cities. Another group thought of a beach clean up robot also there was a tree planting go kart. One group came up with a ship that would pick up trash from the ocean. It would have a net attached and also a fish detector. Another a ship that floats and traps rubbish it was really fun we will have to make a prototype
The next step is to create a prototype which we will display at the open day. We will then vote for the best one and this prototype will go forward to an international event with schools from UAE, South Africa, Germany and Ireland

Former Ireland International Alan Bennett Surprise Visit

Former Ireland International Alan Bennett personally visited the boys in Sixth class to deliver specially designed activity books produced by the FAI, that we applied for.

Alan played professional football for 9 years in England for such clubs as Reading, Southampton and current Premiership high flyers Brentford as well as captaining his home club, Cork City. He told the boys that getting the call to play in the Aviva for his country was the highlight of his career. He generously gave his time to talk and answer questions. Alan highlighted the vital importance of a good attitude and effort in all aspects of life. He was very impressed with the quality of questions asked and is very keen to visit the school again. Safe to say the boys were in awe and he had to sign a few autographs before he left!

Many thanks to Mr. Paul Carmody for inviting Alan to the school.

Mrs. Connolly’s Carol Service

On the day of the Christmas holidays Mrs. Connolly held a Carol Service via the intercom – due to Covid concerns.