Links 28.10 May 2023

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Dates for your Diary

Basketball will start in May before school at 8.50 a.m. No more after school.

Scoilavision Practices are ongoing after school until 4.00 / 4.20 p.m.. Bands will be given individual times and days. Please check the Principal’s Daily Message on Aladdin for more up to date details.

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

15th of May 2023: School closed, holiday.

18th of May 2023 @ 7.00 p.m.: 100 Voices

23rd of May 12.00pm: 100 Voices in Emmett Square

25th & 26th of May: 5th class kayaking

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

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

Sixth class party: to be decided

School Tours:
* Ms. Gillian Galvins’ class / Mr. Paul Carmody & Ms. Michelle O’Neill’s class 
are going on school tour on Thursday May 25th to the Treehouse in Skibbereen. The total cost for each child is €15.
Juniors A and Juniors B school tour for May 24th. Top of the Rock Drimoleague. €21 (€10 for entry fee and €11 for the bus.)
Rang 1 and Rang 1/2 school tour on Thursday 15th of June.  Smuggler’s Cove Rosscarbery. Total price including bus and ice cream is €30.
* Rang 2/3 class and Rang 3 will be going to West Cork Secret on May 19th. To help parents with the cost of the tour – children will start saving stamps next week.
Rang 4: Thursday May 25th.  Zip-IT Farran. Leaving at 9.00 a.m.  The boys are using saving stamps to help pay for the tour.
* Kayaking: in May for Rang 5. 25th and 26th of May
* Surfing: in May for Rang 6. Tuesday 2nd, Wednesday 10th, Tuesday 16th & Tuesday 23rd (Surfing begins at 12:30 and collection at 2:45 from the Surf School.  Price remains the same at €20 per lesson

3rd Class School Tour

Third class had a fantastic day in West Cork Secret!

RNLI Volunteers Visit the school

On Thursday the 25th and Tuesday the 30th we were visited by Angela and Henk Veldman who delivered a water safety talk to every class in the school. We can’t thank them enough for giving up their time. See report from 4th class below and some pictures from around the school.

4th Class were visited by volunteers from the RNLI on Tuesday morning. It was a very engaging visit with pupils demonstrating what colour flags are safe to swim between, what to do when caught in a rip current, how to remain calm in cold water and of course videos of demonstrations by the new Courtmacsherry lifeboat.

Many thanks to the RNLI for their lifesaving tips.

3rd Class Penman, Gentleman and Gaeilgeoir

Penman -Francesco Bakaj

Gentleman – Ciarán Dineen

Gaeilgeoir – Tomás Lowery

1st/2nd visit the new playground

1st/2nd class had an exciting trip to the playground on Friday. The boys absolutely loved being out playing in the sunshine!

5th Class School Tour

Some photos from the 5th class two day tour kayaking in Courtmacsherry. Article to follow.

Treehouse fun

Senior Infants, Rang 7 and Rang 8 enjoyed their school tour to The Treehouse in Skibbereen. It was an action-packed day and ice creams at the end topped it off nicely!

Gentleman of the week in 5th class

Rang a 7 took a trip to the AIB Art Exhibit!

Rang 7 visited the bank to admire their art work. The class created the bee art to celebrate World Bee Day on May 20th .  Thanks to the staff at the bank for making our trip most enjoyable. 

We Are Artists!

On Wednesday 24th May 6th class had a follow up visit from Kate the Educational facilitator with the Uilinn. Each student created an individual piece of art from ‘found’ objects and/or a drawing. We then used them to create a giant wall collage inspired by our visit to the Uilinn Art Centre in Skibbereen.  This artwork will be exhibited in June. Exact dates will be shared in the links in June. We would like to thank Ms O Keeffe for taking us to the Uilinn for free and also organising this wonderful experience for us. 

Rang 6

Clonakilty Walking on Sunshine After Positivity Concert

And so our musical Journey has come to an end, and what a beautiful ending!

Clonakilty community enjoyed the Snb Sing Choirs final Performance for 2023, beneath a beautiful sunlit Emmet Square.

Huge thanks to each and every member of the SNB Team who all helped to make this a very special Memory for all involved.

Please see the video montage courtesy of Father Tom Hayes below as well as our own photo gallery.

100 Voices Emmett Square

AIB Art Exhibition

For anyone who missed our wonderful art exhibition in the school foyer, drop in to AIB Clonakilty. The boy’s artwork is on show for sustainable awareness week. All the art displayed is made from recycled, sustainable materials.

Surfing Day 4 in 6th Class

Our fourth and final day surfing in Inchydoney for 6th class. Many thanks to Colum McAuley in the surf school for four hugely enjoyable afternoons.

Senior Infants Gentleman, Penman and Lift off Boys

Wedding Bells in Senior Infants

Ms. O’Neill had a wonderful surprise today from the boys in Senior Infants. Only a few short weeks until the big day!

Art Exhibition

A few snaps of the amazing art exhibition in our foyer during the 100 voices performances, curated by Ms. Áine McCarthy

Blue Flag Beach Marine Programme

The boys in 5th/6th had a fantastic afternoon in Inchydoney on Friday the 19th at the Blue Flag Beach Schools Marine Programme. At low tide the boys explored the rock pools in pairs and gathered any marine animals they could find. We found an abundance of crabs including a huge Spider crap and even a shrimp!

100 Voices Evening Performance

The boys form Ms. O’Regan’s 100 voices choir took to the stage once more on Thursday the 18th. To say they wowed their audience is an understatement! Well done to all the boys in 1st class, 2nd/3rd class, 3rd class and 4th class; and of course their teachers Ms. Karen O’Regan, Ms. Laura Connolly, Ms Áine McCarthy and Mr. David Lynch. Thanks also to the cast of supporting musicians which included staff members and parents past and present, ably led by the amazing Josie Files