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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

Posted by: losullivan6888 | June 5, 2018 | No Comment |

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

 

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Infant Cake Sale

Posted by: losullivan6888 | June 5, 2018 | No Comment |

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.

Posted by: losullivan6888 | June 5, 2018 | No Comment |

 

 

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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Posted by: losullivan6888 | May 11, 2018 | No Comment |

We would like to congratulate our Sixth Class pupils and the pupils from Morning Star Primary School who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on May 3rd. The girls and boys were confirmed by Bishop Patrick Harrington in a beautiful ceremony in the parish church. We hope that the children and their families had a great day and that they will have lots of lovely memories of this special time in their lives.

On the evening of Wednesday April 25th a Twilight Procession was organised by the Sisters of the Presentation Congregation to celebrate the birth of their foundress, Venerable Nano Nagle, in 1718. The Twilight Lantern Walk began at the North Cathedral and processed through the city stopping at sites along the route which are central to the life story of Nano Nagle. The walk also served as a reminder of Nano’s countless journeys through the streets of Cork as she visited her schools by day and visited the poor of the city by night.

A group of children from Scoil Maria Assumpta took part in this special commemoration to celebrate Nano Nagle’s immense contribution to the education of girls and boys in the eighteenth century. It is wonderful to see that her legacy continues to the present day. The magnificently restored Nano Nagle Place was the perfect venue to mark   the tricentenary of Nano’s birth.

We are so proud of our girls who gave a sensational and truly moving rendition of ‘Touch the Sky’ in the Goldie Chapel. They later performed two dramatic pieces based on the songs, ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ and ‘An Irish Blessing,’ which were sung by Anne Dunphy’s superb choir from Presentation Secondary School. We are very grateful to Tara O’Connor, our Speech and Drama teacher, who choreographed the dance routines and prepared the children so well for this most memorable event.

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Posted by: losullivan6888 | May 11, 2018 | No Comment |

On April 16th we were delighted to welcome Emma from Maxi Zoo who came to speak to our pupils about taking good care of their pets. The children were so excited to meet Emma’s companion, Poppy, a beautiful black bunny rabbit and they all wanted to make friends with her. Poppy is only four months old. She is very calm and she loves visiting schools around Cork city and county.

The boys and girls in the Pre-school also thoroughly enjoyed playing with Poppy and her charming little bunny friend, Lily.

As part of their preparation for First Holy Communion, Mrs. Elliott’s girls are taking part in the Faith Friends programme. Transition year students from Presentation Secondary School have been partnered with our Second Class pupils. Every Friday the group meets to discuss what will happen on the day of the Communion and they pray together. The older girls also talk about the memories they have of their own First Holy Communion.

Each child is completing a special booklet with the assistance of her Faith Friend. It is lovely to see everyone working and having fun together. We are very grateful to the senior students for their help, support and kindness towards their little friends.

Well done to all of the classes who decorated the school and cheered us up with their wonderful spring and summer artwork. The girls from Sixth Class also created a very interesting display with their photographs, their Confirmation names and an explanation of the significance of the names which they have chosen for their big day. We would like to thank Fr. Murphy who visits the school regularly to meet with the children who are receiving the sacraments.

 

We also have some pictures of our Easter Draw to enjoy. We thank the parents association for organising this this year.

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Posted by: losullivan6888 | April 23, 2018 | No Comment |

Scoil Maria Assumpta

 

Our Fifth Class pupils had a fantastic time on their recent trip to Fota Wildlife Park. They were treated to a ‘behind the scenes’ view of what life is like for the animals. First, they were brought to the Giraffe House and then they got to meet the lions, the red pandas, the cheetahs and the rhinocerus. The girls also participated in a very interesting workshop on native Irish wildlife.

Well done to Clíona Marshall and Katie O’Leary who won this UCC sponsored trip to Fota for their classmates. It was a day to remember for everyone!

Last month children from First Class to Sixth Class took part in an inter-schools gala in the Mayfield Pool. We were highly impressed by the girls swimming ability and they returned to school with a very fine assortment of gold and silver medals. Scoil Maria Assumpta Abú!

We are currently working towards achieving an Active Schools Flag. Miss Ashley Lovett and her committee have organised a number of initiatives to help us reach our goal. On Music Mondays the children dance and move to music in the yard. On Fitness Fridays everyone spends the first five minutes of the day doing fitness stretches and exercises.

All classes are brought to the camogie pitch each day and encouraged to run or walk laps of the field. One lap is equivalent to one mile and we are counting up the laps until we reach Dublin!

The camogie team have commenced their practice sessions and the players are looking forward to taking part in the Sciath na Scol tournament this term.

The boys and girls in the Pre-school have been studying the topic of Space recently. The teachers were really impressed by the amount of interest their budding astronauts have shown in this topic. The new children who joined the Pre-school got a lovely ‘Céad Míle Fáilte’ when they arrived this month and they are settling in very nicely.

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