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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.
Cake Sale for the Victim of the Earthquake: Friday 3rd of March
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
Congratulations to all our Chess Teams who did extremely well at the recent competition in Barryroe. 138 children attended the competition.
In the Masters Section our A team came 1st, B team came 2nd and C team came 3rd. In the Budding Masters Section our school team came 1st.
Many thanks to everyone who help out with Chess during the year: Ms. Niamh Mac Auley, Ms. Gillian Galvin, Ms. Laura Connolly and Mr. David Lynch. Thanks also to Ms. Orla O’Keeffe and to Ms. Carol O’Boyle who helped out on the day.
We are Entrepreneurs
Caroline Murphy owner of West Cork Eggs came to visit 5th Class on the 7th of February. She introduced herself and told us that her name is Caroline and that she owns a farm of more than 3,500 chickens!
She explained to us how profit works and how to advertise your product. She also explained to us how much money it actually costs to make and sell a product, for example she said first you have to see how much it costs to buy a chicken and how much it will cost to buy packaging, shipping, advertisement and other costs. We all learned ways to make profit for when we make our own products for JEP [Junior Entrepreneurs]. She taught us how to be creative and imaginative.
She thanked us for listening and we thanked her for teaching us how to be entrepreneurs. She gave us all pens with her company’s logo on them.
After that, we started our entrepreneurs journey. We first started off by coming up with ideas. For example: Quick Mix an easy way to make cookies or Lanternia, cheap affordable and amazing! We found out how much money it cost to buy the materials and did the math’s to see how much profit we could make out of one product.
We found out the best place to buy our materials and got the best bargain.
After that, we made PowerPoint slideshow presentations to pitch to the four dragons. We are now making our prototypes now the dragons will pick the best product and we will work as a class to sell the product and make as much money as possible.
The dragons will look at all of the presentations and choose the “Big Idea”. Once the big idea is chosen the whole class will focus on the big idea.
Most of the money will go to charity or the school and if we are lucky there will be some spare for the children who made the product.
Currently these are the ideas: Quick Mix, Lanternia, Glass ornaments, Workout book, scratch art, picture perfect. Remember only ONE product will be chosen.
Magnetism Experiments in Rang 5/6
Adam O’Regan’s visit to SnB
Pancake Tuesday in SnB
Ms Galvin’s Rang 7 really enjoyed making pancakes for Shrove Tuesday and had lots of helping hands from Ms McCarthy’s Rang 3 and Pancake Tuesday in Senior Infants!
Valentine’s Day in Rang 2/3, Ms. Eileen Breen’s
On St. Valentine’s Day Ben, Darragh C., DarraghM. And Tadhg decorated love heart cookies with Ms. Breen O’ Riordan. We used glace icing in red and white.
This activity improves fine motor skills as squeezing hand and finger muscles help build strength and coordination. This activity helps hand strengthening and finger strengthening that can be used to improve tone in the hands, increase stability in the thumb and fingers, develop and define arches of the hands, improve precision with in-hand manipulation, improve endurance in hand strengthening activities.
Happy St. Valentine’s Day.
100 Voices – Karen’s Choir in Rehearsal
Global Schools Workshop in Rang 6
Maths Hunt in 4th Class
4th were out and about the school on Monday morning this week. The aim was to find and document some of the 90 degree angles or right angles as they are also known, in and around the school garden and greenhouse. It’s amazing where they show up sometimes!
Project Work / Podcasting with Dillon
Global Classroom in Rang 6
Confirmation Practice: Olan stands in for Mr. Harrington
Lego in Rang 2/3 and Rang 1
Rang 4: Projects on the Celts
4th Class have finished a two week project on the Celts. The aim of this was to develop the pupils skills as researchers whilst carrying out a project on an ancient civilisation. The pupils used a mixture of textbooks, books and historical websites to complete their research. Following this they summarised the most relevant information and created projects on A3 sized sugar paper. These were hung up around the classroom and in the corridors outside. The last part of the project consisted of pupils reading each others’ work and reporting what facts they found most interesting on their peers work.
Open Day a Great Success
Many thanks to everyone who made our Open Day such a great success. A special thanks to Ms. Regina Fitzmaurice who organised the tour of the school, to all the teachers and SNAs, the tour guides and of course the children! Thanks also to Finbarr and Noreen.