Links 28.11 June 2023

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A Summer Message Through Poetry & Art!

Maith Sibh na buachaillí  i rang a se as an dán samhraidh seo a
thaifead i nGaeilge!

Well done to Kevin White Luka Bosnjak Ethan ODonovan for reciting
this poem in Irish just before they leave us!

Please see below a collection of Art from the boys from each class in

Scoil na mBuachaillí, showing what Summer means to them !

 Happy summer to you all.  Samhraidh sona daoibh go léir

Summer by the Boys of Scoil na mBuachaillí


3rd Class Marble Runs and Rollercoasters

3rd class have been busy collecting plastic and cardboard recycling to make their own marble runs! Lots of patience and trial and error were required:) Well done lads, great effort! 

Scoilavision Bands for Voting

The Bad Boys (above)

Big Bad Spuds (above)

SnB Boys (above)

Bleeding Edge (above)

Night Riders (above)

Ford Men (above)

Clon Boys (above)

The Middle 8 (above)

Purple Blues (above)

Dates for your Diary

Scoilavision Practices: are now finished except for during school hours. Both shows are sold out!

Booklists: have been emailed to all parents. Please click here to view / download.

21st and 22nd of June 2023: Scoilavision 2023 @ 8.00 p.m.

26th of June: Graduation Mass @ 1.30 p.m. in the school.

28th of June 2023: School closing at 12.00 p.m. for the summer holidays.

Sixth class party: 28th of June

Summer School: starts on the 29th of June, until the 12th of July

3D Shapes in 4th Class

4th Class finished off the year with a creative streak by investing and creating 3D shapes and then counting the edges, corners, sides and hidden shapes.

Scoilavision – Parents & Staff Band

….in the Green Room.

Senior Infants Soccer Finals

Well done to Morgan, Toby, Odhran Moloney, Ayaan and Jerry who won the Senior Infant soccer final!

Infants trip to the Beach

Senior Infants had a great time at the beach! The boys and girls in Juniors, Seniors and Ms. Galvin’s class had a lovely afternoon at the beach. We enjoyed a trip on the train, a picnic and some fun on the sand! Juniors A and B, Senior Infants and Rang 7 really enjoyed the trip to Inchydoney Beach. The journey on the train down added to the excitement and thankfully the rain stayed away! A great time was had by all. 

Irish Certs

Basketball finals

Well done to Charlie O’Sullivan’s team who prevailed in an excellent final against Matthew Kingston’s team on a score line of 7 – 4. It was a really competitive game played in great spirit. The 3 pointer from Charlie was the highlight and proved to be the difference in the end!

Sports day in SNB

Some photos of our very successful fundraising blitz on Monday the 19th. A big thank you to Karen Daly and the parents association for sponsoring ice-creams for all the pupils and staff. It was very welcome after a busy morning at our blitz! What a wonderful treat and a great way to end a very successful blitz

1st & 2nd Class Tour At Smuggler’s Cove

The Boys from 1st and 1st 2nd class joined forces for a funfilled day of adventure at our local Smugglers Cove. A great day was had by all. Many thanks to all the teachers and SNA’s who helped to make the day a wonderful one!

5th Class Ice Cream Trip

5th class took a walk to Centra on Thursday for Ice Cream. The boys have been working very hard on their JEP mini company ‘Clearly Glass’ and now its time to enjoy some of the profits!

Pen Licence in 4th

Congratulations to Niall for showing great improvements in his writing throughout the course of 4th Class and winning his well-deserved pen licence.

Garda Dog Unit visits SnB

Many thanks to Kay and James Crowley for organising the Garda Dog Unit to visit SnB this week.

Pizza Party in Rang 7 

Rang 7 enjoyed making their own pizzas with the Margherita pizza being the firm favourite. 

Indoor Play Zone

Rang 7 and Rang 8 enjoyed a recent trip to the soft play zone in The Clonakilty Park Hotel.

5th & 5th/6th Visit Bennett’s Mill Field

We were delighted to be invited to visit Bennett’s Mill Field biodiversity garden this week. A huge thanks to Diarmuid Cregan and Mike Deasy for showing us the garden and explaining the history of the site and the reasons behind all the planting they have done. We even found a strawberry or two as we walked through the garden.

4th Class Weather Art

Here is a taste of some of the beautiful artwork undertaken by 4th Class this term as part of their investigations under the theme of weather.

Our new extension is starting .. at last!!

Our new extension is starting on Thursday 29th of June. This will mean big changes to entrances, yards etc next year. We’ll inform you about this well in advance.

For Summer School however there will be changes immediately. All children will enter / exit the school for the duration of the Summer School by the O’Rahilly Street entrance.

Many thanks to Christopher O’Sullivan T.D. and past pupil of SnB for helping us get the project over the line in time for the summer holidays.

Great Success at Clonakilty Sports Day

Many thanks to Ms. Mary Horgan for training the athletics team for Clonakilty Sports day. The team did extremely well.

On June 13th the Clonakilty Parish Athletics Day took place in Ahamilla. The top 4 runners from each age category qualified to participate on the day. Again like the Cork City Sports it was a huge achievement to even qualify so the boys who went should be very proud of this achievement.
The day consisted of straight races as well as relays, we had 4 relay teams take part; 2 over 11 and 2 under 11 teams. All 4 relay teams made it to the finals with one of our under 11 teams taking home 1st place. Filip Futyma, Ian Canipini, Pease Nolan and Liam Ahern.
The boys over 11 relay who came 1st at The Cork City Sports deserve a special mention due to their resilience during the relay as again they had a tough race but their team spirit and determination won them 3rd place.
15 out of 27 of our boys made it to the sprint finals all running great races.
Eolan White, Liam Ahern, Adam Kinston and Jacob Gallwey all came in 1st place, Cillian O Mahony 2nd place and Malachy Lyons 3rd place.
Well done to each and every one of you who took part, again it was a fantastic day and very well run event.

Gentleman, Lift Off Boy, PenMan of the Week & Gaeilgeoir na Seachtaine


Third Class Nature Scavenger Hunt

The Waterboys!

Our 4th class gardeners have been very busy keeping our school garden healthy during the day spell.

Pen Licence in 4th Class

Well done to Pádraig for earning his pen licence recently!

Pen Licences in 4th class

Well done to Jesse for earning his pen licence.

RNLI Visit

Some more photos from the RNLI water safety talks from last week. A huge thank you to Courtmacsherry RNLI volunteers Angela and Henk Veldman for giving up their time.

4th Class Tour

4th Class were on tour last week. The boys had a fantastic day zip lining at beautiful Farran Woods. The boys bravely climbed up into the trees, clipped themselves in and off they went. We were blessed with great weather and everyone enjoyed the day and had fun. Congratulations to the boys for showing fantastic manners when representing their school and showing they are a class of real gentlemen.

One of Corks’ funniest boys

Prize for one of Corks funniest boys! Malachi Lordan, Senior Infants

Victorious at Cork City Sports!!

Huge congratulations to all from SNB who competed today in Cork City Sports. Well done to all our fantastic prize winners, Theo Antoine, Liam Aherne, Olan White, Dumebi Ogwudiegwu, Matheus Mergali deRocha and Malachy Lyons. Special thanks to Ms. Horgan for preparing the boys and the other teachers who helped out on the day.

On June 1st the Cork City Sports took place. This is the biggest children’s sports event in Europe so it was fantastic that the boys from SNB were part of it.
The top 2 runners from each age category qualified to participate; this in itself was a massive achievement and deserves recognition. The boys did the school proud on the day and even brought home some trophies as well as a plaque!
Olan White brought home a silver trophy coming 2nd in the 12-13 year old race, Dumebi Ogwudiegu also came 2nd in the 11-12 year old race, Liam Ahern came 3rd in the 10-11 year old race, Adam Kingston was also 3rd in the 8-9 year olds race, Theo Antoine came 2nd in the 7 to 8 year old race and Jacob Gallwey came 2nd also in the under 7 race.
We took one relay team to represent the school. They were Olan White, Malachy Lyons, Dumebi Ogwudu and Mateus Meregali Da Rocha. It was not surprising that they came in 1st place bringing home a plaque to the school. Huge credit is due to this team; they showed determination and resilience and worked so well as a team overcoming many obstacles on the day which made for an extremely exciting race.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to the parents who helped out on the day with lifts to and from Cork. A great day was had by all.

A Busy Start To June For 1st & 3rd:

1st and 3rd teamed up this week to make the most of our glorious weather, Maths for Fun, a recital from Kay’s boys in 1st class, a walk down the Inchydoney road , baking brownies and an afternoon tea on our pitch. “Make Hay while the sun shines”!

Clearly Glass now on sale

The 5th Class Junior Entrepreneur product ‘Clearly Glass’ is now on sale via Aladdin. The boys have been working tirelessly in their classroom workshop making stunning stained glass ornaments. Our sales and marketing teams have just begun their campaign in the school but they are selling out fast. Only €8 for a handmade glass ornament; and don’t forget a large percentage of the profits go to our friends in the Thorntree Project in Kenya.

36,000 Bottles refilled at the Water Cooler

Stay Safe Information Sheet

Please click here to view Stay Safe Information Sheet

2023/2024 Calendar

2022/2023 Calendar

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


If you would like to book an ad for the coming school year 2023 – 2024 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.

Old Brewery Montessori School

Clonakilty Park Cinema

The Emmet Hotel

What’s going on? … in school and extra-curricular activities.

Basketball 22/23: Basketball training is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the end of September / early October. Thanks to Ms. Carol Anne O’Donovan / Seán Daly / Paul Carmody for assisting again with Basketball this year.

Quizzard ‘22/23: will start soon. Classes from Rang 3 – Rang 6 will be participating.

Chess: is now finished for the year

Soccer Competitions

Senior Infants Soccer
Held on Fridays only
Rang 1 & Rang 2
Held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Teams are on website.
Rang 3, Rang 4, Rang 5 & Rang 6
Held on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Teams are on website.

Multi-Media Authoring / Video Editing / Computer Lessons / Coderdojo – for Rang 2, Rang 3, Rang 4, Rang 5 and Rang 6 will hopefully start this year. Thanks to Mrs. Margaret Deegan for hopefully teaching Coder Dojo to Rang 2 each week.

Swimming: Now finished for the year

Wardens – every year Rang 5 and Rang 6 act as School Wardens. The scheme is up and running. Thanks to our team of SET teachers who are looking after the wardens again this year. Thanks also to Chris Hinchy for his help again this year.

Scoilavision – Rehearsals are well underway after school – Aladdin Principal’s message for days and times

P.E. / Soccer Timetable

Junior Infants (Mrs. Marie Forristal)Not applicableMondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Junior Infants /Senior Infants (Ms. Michelle O’Neill)Fridays for SeniorsWednesdays and Fridays
Rang 1 (Ms. Kathryn O’Shea / Ms. Karen O’ReganTuesdays and ThursdaysTuesdays and Fridays
Rang 1 / 2 (Miss Therese CrowleyTuesdays & Thursdays for Rang 1
Mondays & Wednesdays for Rang 2
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Rang 2/3 (?)Mondays & Wednesdays for Rang 2
Mondays for Rang 3
Mondays and Fridays
Rang 3 (?)MondaysMondays and Thursday
Rang 4 (Mrs. Marie Hayes)TuesdaysTuesdays & Wednesdays
Rang 5 (Ms. Carol Ann O’Donovan)WednesdaysTuesdays and Wednesdays
Rang 5/6 (Mr. Seán Daly)Wednesdays for Rang 5
Thursdays for Rang 6
Mondays and Fridays
Rang 6 (Ms. Niamh Mac Auley)ThursdaysTuesdays and Thursdays
This timetable may be updated in September 2022

Contact Numbers

If you have moved, changed phone/mobile numbers or changed doctor or emergency contact person or got a new email address – please update these details on the Aladdin App yourself so that we can contact you in case of emergency. You can do this yourself, there is no need to ring in, just change it on the App and we will be notified automatically.

We will no longer be sending texts to parents – we will just use the Aladdin app.

“Cent” Box – Thorntree Project

“Cent” boxes will continue this year.
Rang 5 (Ms. Carol Ann O’Donovan) and Rang 5/6(Mr. Seán Daly) will be in charge of this and will inform you later of how it will be organised. We have been assisting the Thorntree Project since 2015, when we release a Christmas single “Butterfly Child”. Please support this worthy cause, when asked to do so.

Nut Allergy – IMPORTANT!

Quite a significant number of boys in our school are allergic to nuts and for them any contact with nuts or products containing traces of nuts can be dangerous for example NUTELLA or Peanut Butter!!!!
Please be aware of this when organising your child’s lunch and DO NOT allow your child to bring anything containing nuts to school. Your help in this matter is very much appreciated.

Please give your children water to drink coming to school – not sweet or fizzy drinks. NUTELLA OR PEANUTS are not permitted. This is for safety reasons. them. Thanks for your cooperation in this matter.

Contact Numbers

If you have moved, changed phone/mobile numbers or changed doctor or emergency contact person or got a new email address – please update these details on the Aladdin App yourself so that we can contact you in case of emergency. You can do this yourself, there is no need to ring in, just change it on the App and we will be notified automatically.

We will no longer be sending texts to parents – we will just use the Aladdin app.

Recycling – Green Waste

Over the past few years we have tried – in vain – to recycle our Green Waste and unfortunately it hasn’t worked out, probably because the only waste was fruit.
The Recycling bins have being attracting visitors that we don’t want! Because of this we are asking boys to bring home their apple cores, banana skins (organic waste) etc from now on.

Tin foil and uneaten lunches will be brought home also. Many thanks for your cooperation.

Can Can-Paign

All cans gratefully received. Please contact Ms. Regina Fitzmaurice if you have any query re. this matter. Many thanks to Ms. Fitzmaurice.
She and 6th class will also look after the school garden and glasshouse. The money that is collected by this scheme is used in the school garden.
Thanks to Maroof and Colin for looking after the cans this coming year.

Roots of Empathy

Roots of Empathy is an international, universal,  evidence-based, classroom programme that has shown dramatic effect in reducing aggression among school children while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. Barnardos was chosen as the lead agency to deliver the programme in Ireland in 2011.
The programme has been delivered in a hundred and thirty primary schools around Ireland with a small number of schools in Cork and Waterford already participating. As a result of support from the Tomar Trust, Barnardos is now in a position to roll out the programme in West Cork & Waterford schools. They are currently developing a three year plan to involve schools in Cork and Waterford in the Roots of Empathy programme. We have been chosen as one of the West Cork Schools and will be implementing the programme this coming year. Please note Covid-19 may change these plans.

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