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Newsletter of Sunday July 1st 2018

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Last week the children set off on their school tours to various parts of the county. First Class and Second Class had a wonderful day at Trabolgan. The Junior and Senior Infants had great fun exploring Tír na Sí in Watergrasshill. Third Class and Fourth Class enjoyed lots of team-building  activities at West Cork Secret near Kilbrittain. Fifth Class had an action packed day at the Let’s Go Camp in the Nemo Rangers grounds while Miss Hawke’s Class and Miss Hegarty’s Class enjoyed tons of indoor fun at Chuckies.

Well done to all of the girls who took part in our annual history competition. First Prize went to Aideen Mullins and Clodagh Crowley. During assembly they were presented with the Moynihan Cup for History by Mrs. Sinéad Elliott. Amy O’Sullivan, Abbey Hickey, Clíona Marshall and Ola Kulesza also received lovely silver medals for their well researched projects. Many thanks to our former deputy principal, Mrs. Eileen Moynihan, who gifted the beautiful prizes to the school.

All classes put a lot of work into their projects on the member countries of the European Union and they were thrilled to hear that they have been awarded another Blue Star Flag for their efforts.

A special raffle took place in the school last week. The fantastic prizes included a hurley signed by the players of the Cork Senior Hurling Team and another hurley signed by the members of the Cork Ladies Senior Camogie Team.

We are very grateful to our wonderful parent volunteers Sharon Kiely, Clair Healy and Michelle Lowther who assisted with the raffle and several other events. They have been exceptionally generous with their time right throughout the year.

The senior classes and their teachers welcomed John from the Garda Canine Unit and his clever dog, Buddy, when they paid a visit to the school. We also welcomed Adam from the Irish Coast Guard Service who spoke about water safety and brought along two fine rescue vehicles for the children to examine.

Our Sixth Class pupils spent a lot of special days together before leaving primary school. The girls had an exhilirating time at the Oysterhaven outdoor adventure centre. The principal, Mrs. Griffin, organised a lovely barbeque for the class in the school garden. The girls’ Graduation Mass took place in the Halla on their final day at Scoil Maria Assumpta. It was such an emotional occasion for the children, their parents and their teachers.

We will miss our Sixth Class pupils very much and we would like to thank them for all of the care and kindness which they showed towards the little children in the junior classes during the year. We wish the girls every success in secondary school and every happiness in the years ahead.

Congratulations to the preschoolers who also had their graduation ceremony recently. They boys and girls staged a spectacular performance for their proud parents and grandparents in the Halla and they looked absolutely delightful in their red and blue caps and gowns.

The school closed for the holidays on June 27th 2018. Have a safe and sunny summer!

 

 

 

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Newsletter of Sunday June 24th 2018

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On June 8th 2018 a very special ceremony was held in the Goldie Chapel at Nano Nagle Place. Nano Nagle founded the Presentation Order in the eighteenth century and she was also instrumental in inviting the Ursuline Sisters to Ireland. In 1761 Nano began writing to a young Dublin woman named Eleanor Fitzsimons who was a member of the Ursuline Order in Paris. The two women became friends and worked to establish a new Ursuline foundation in Cork. On June 8th seven of the historic letters written from Nano to Eleanor were gifted by the Ursuline Sisters to the Presentation Congregation.

Hien, Ashling, Emmie, Niamh, Emily, Shauna and Erin from Fifth Class were asked to participate in the ceremonial procession carrying Nano’s treasured letters to the altar. The girls were joined by pupils from Scoil Ursula, Blackrock while students from St. Angela’s Secondary School played the beautiful music of Pachelbel’s Canon. Girls and boys from Bun Scoil Chríost Rí, Turners Cross also sang during the ceremony.

We wish to congratulate the Presentation and Ursuline Sisters for organising this beautiful celebration and we would like to thank Sr. Elizabeth Bradley OSU who worked with our pupils in preparation for the event.

Our Active Schools Week was a great success. Miss Ashley Lovett and her Fifth Class girls organised a fantastic selection of sporting activities for their school mates. All classes were kept busy for the week taking part in tug-o-war games, running races and negotiating obstacle courses.

On Wednesday the Parents’ Association organised a Fun Day where the teachers had to compete with the pupils. The children thoroughly enjoyed taking penalty shoot-outs against the principal but they especially loved getting to throw buckets of water  over their teachers!

Our pupils were given the opportunity to showcase their impressive musical talents when they performed in a lovely concert for their parents on June 12th. The children entertained the audience by singing and by playing a variety of instruments including the recorder, the flute, the clarinet, the saxophone and the oboe. Well done to our music teachers, Aoife and Oisín, who have worked so hard with the children throughout the year. Maith sibh go léir!

 

 

 

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Posted by: losullivan6888 | June 20, 2018 | No Comment |

All of the children in the school got a lovely surprise on June 1st when an ice-cream van visited Scoil Maria Assumpta. There was great excitement when the van drove into the yard. The boys and girls and their teachers quickly formed a queue in order to get a delicious ice-cream cone with their favourite toppings. Then everyone sat at the picnic tables in the garden and enjoyed their cones. Thank you, Mrs. Griffin, for the tasty treat!

Earlier in the day, several of our pupils took part in the Cork City Sports at the CIT campus. Well done to everyone who competed in the events and ran so well in their races.

The Junior and Senior Infant classes had a lot of fun carrying out science experiments last week. The children used scientific methods to determine if a variety of objects would float or sink. They made predictions, carried out tests and carefully recorded the results of their experiments.

The pre-schoolers are always enthusiastic about exploring the natural world. The girls and boys planted some lovely lettuce and tomato plants recently which they brought home to share with their families. What a great time of year to eat some healthy salads!

The girls from Sixth Class got together with the Senior Infants for some nice reading and writing activities. Lots of interesting stories were read and the children collaborated to write their own short compositions on the topic of ‘Holidays’.

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Posted by: losullivan6888 | June 6, 2018 | No Comment |

We were delighted to be informed that Scoil Maria Assumpta has been awarded the Green Schools Flag for Water Conservation. Miss Shirley Burns and some of the members of the Green Schools Committee went to the Radisson Blu hotel in Little Island on May 3rd for the presentation ceremony.

This is our third Green Flag so we are really proud of the achievements of the young students in the  committee. Well done to everyone who made such great efforts to conserve water in the school over the course of the past year!

On May 9th Ciarán O’Sullivan visited the school to give free basketball coaching sessions to our senior pupils. The girls were very happy to be given the opportunity to improve their skills. We would also like to thank Ciarán for donating five nice new basketballs to the school.

We had another visitor on May 15th when Susan, a dental hygienist from St. Finbarr’s Hospital, came to see our Fourth Class pupils. Susan gave a very interesting talk on dental health and she brought along some great props for the girls to examine. Each child was given a gift of a lovely toothbrush and some helpful hints on dental hygiene to bring home. Thank you, Susan!

We have all been taking full advantage of the recent spell of sunny weather. The Senior Infants have been studying the theme of Summer in their Aistear lessons so they organised a ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ in the garden last week. The children and the teddies had a wonderful time!

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First Class

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First class had great fun last week doing some summer themed Dramatic Freeze Frames.

 

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Infant Cake Sale

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Cake Sale

 

Our cake sale was a HUGE success. We had so much fun selling to all the bigger girls who came the to the hall and we raised lots of money for maths equipment to help us learn next year.

 

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Ice-cream Treat.

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Friday saw the arrival of an ice-cream van to our school year. Mrs Griffin very kindly purchased an ice-cream for every girl and boy in school. Even the teachers enjoyed one in the sunshine.  It was a lovely start to extra long Bank Holiday weekend.  Thank you Mrs. Griffin.

 

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Posted by: losullivan6888 | May 29, 2018 | No Comment |

We were delighted to be informed that Scoil Maria Assumpta has been awarded the Green Schools Flag for Water Conservation. Miss Shirley Burns and some of the members of the Green Schools Committee went to the Radisson Blu hotel in Little Island on May 3rd for the presentation ceremony.

This is our third Green Flag so we are really proud of the achievements of the young students in the  committee. Well done to everyone who made such great efforts to conserve water in the school over the course of the past year!

On May 9th Ciarán O’Sullivan visited the school to give free basketball coaching sessions to our senior pupils. The girls were very happy to be given the opportunity to improve their skills. We would also like to thank Ciarán for donating five nice new basketballs to the school.

We had another visitor on May 15th when Susan, a dental hygienist from St. Finbarr’s Hospital, came to see our Fourth Class pupils. Susan gave a very interesting talk on dental health and she brought along some great props for the girls to examine. Each child was given a gift of a lovely toothbrush and some helpful hints on dental hygiene to bring home. Thank you, Susan!

We have all been taking full advantage of the recent spell of sunny weather. The Senior Infants have been studying the theme of Summer in their Aistear lessons so they organised a ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ in the garden last week. The children and the teddies had a wonderful time!

 

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Posted by: losullivan6888 | May 29, 2018 | No Comment |

Congratulations to the girls from Scoil Maria Assumpta and the boys from Morning Star School who received their First Holy Communion on the morning of Saturday May 19th.

The children and their teachers had spent many weeks preparing for the ceremony. Fr. Murphy and Fr. Nugent concelebrated the First Communion Mass in the parish church. Mrs. Laura O’Sullivan led both schools in singing the beautiful hymns from the Second Class religion programme. The boys and girls were also involved in the readings, the Offertory Procession, the Prayers of the Faithful, the prayers before and after Communion, the reflections and the lovely Circle of Friends dance.

The gifts which were brought to the altar included a selection of toys which reminded the children that it is through their play that they can show generosity and kindness towards one-another.

Afterwards, the girls arrived back to the school with their proud parents to pose for individual and group photographs. The children and their families had a great time at the lovely tea-party which had been organised for them in the Halla by our kind parent volunteers.

Mrs. Sinéad Elliott and her class are really looking forward to staging a fashion show for our pupils and staff on Monday next. The First Communion girls cannot wait to model their gorgeous gowns and pretty accessories. Well done to all of the parents who worked so hard to make sure that their children had a perfect Holy Communion day!

Beannacht Dé oraibh go léir!!

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Posted by: losullivan6888 | May 16, 2018 | No Comment |

Mrs. Elliott’s Second Class received a lovely surprise last week when each girl was presented with a special momento of her First Holy Communion. The kind ladies of the Crochet Club made magnificent white crochet Rosary Beads for the children. Each set of beads was delicately stitched and placed in an exquisite little bag with a love heart attached to it. We would like to say a very big ‘Thank You’ to the members of the Crochet Club and to Father Murphy who blessed the Rosary Beads for the children. The girls really appreciated this thoughtful gesture and they will treasure their gifts for years to come.

Miss Hegarty’s Senior Infants have been studying the topic of ‘Weather’. They are keeping ‘Weather Diaries’ where they record the different weather conditions for each day of the week. Well done to our little ‘Meteorologists’.

The pre-schoolers have been learning lots about frogs. The boys and girls enjoyed singing songs and playing games about frogs. The staff of the Pre-school would like to invite new parents to their Open Day on May 15th at 4pm. There are still a number of free pre-school places available for September 2018.

We were very sad to say farewell to our student teacher and former pupil, Sinéad Barrett, who has just completed her teaching practice with us. Sinéad did fantastic work in First Class and in the Senior Infant classrooms over the past number of months. She taught lovely lessons and organised great activities for our pupils. The children and staff will miss Sinéad so much. We wish her all the best in her teaching career. Go n-éirí go geal leat i gcónaí, a Shinéad!

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