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Posted by: losullivan6888 | February 14, 2018 | No Comment |

On February 1st we celebrated St. Brigid’s Day and the traditional arrival of Springtime. The children heard about St. Brigid and her wonderful life and legacy. They enjoyed hearing about the legend of St. Brigid’s Cloak and they examined a variety of crosses made from rushes. The pre-schoolers welcomed the Spring season by planting lots of seeds and bulbs and getting in touch with the earth. The Senior Infants have also been learning lots about the emergence of new life in Spring.

Mrs. Barry and Miss O’Neill are very proud of their Fourth Class pupils who put so much effort into organising their cake sale which was held on February 2nd. They advertised the event by placing their pretty posters all around the school. The girls baked and decorated a wonderful selection of buns and cakes and arranged them very attractively for their young ‘customers’. The other children couldn’t wait to visit the classroom to spend their euros on the delicious treats.

We have been really enjoying our Friendship Month celebrations. Miss Moroney’s class are carrying out a  ‘Friendship Challenge’ during the month of February to see if they can become even more kind and friendly than they already are! The older pupils have planned a variety of fun activities for their little school-mates. Kind deeds were acknowledged at Assembly and Mrs. Roche’s girls gave us all regular reminders of ways in which we can be good friends to one another. We recently welcomed some new pupils to Scoil Maria Assumpta and we are making every effort to help them feel part of the school community.

Miss Moroney and Mrs. O’Sullivan were very pleased when Tara Phelan arrived from UCC to begin her work placement in Senior Infants. The teachers greatly appreciated the fantastic assistance they received last term from UCC student Avril Power and they are looking forward to working with Tara this term.

 

 

 

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Green Flag Water Awareness Poster Competition

Posted by: losullivan6888 | February 13, 2018 | No Comment |

At assembly this morning Ms Burns awarded the winners of the Green Flag Poster Competition.

Well Done Girls.  The posters are proudly displayed around the school for all to see.

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Garda Visit

Posted by: losullivan6888 | February 13, 2018 | No Comment |

Fifth Class really enjoyed their visit from the Community Garda to the classroom last week.  The are hoping that the visit will encourage everyone to keep on the straight and narrow, Teachers included  😉

 

 

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Posted by: losullivan6888 | February 9, 2018 | No Comment |

Our Fourth and Fifth Class pupils have been invited to participate in a poster competition organised by Cork City Council. The aim of the competition is to highlight the issue of dog fouling in our streets and green areas. The councillors hope that the children will learn the importance of responsible dog ownership and become aware of the hazards of dog littering.

Councillor Paudie Dineen and one of the Litter Wardens came to the school to speak to the children about the poster competition. The girls and their teachers have been invited to the City Hall on March 6th for the launch of the 2018 Dog Fouling Awareness Campaign where the winners of the art competition will be announced.

The very enthusiastic members of our Students’ Council are currently in the process of organising a ‘Scoil Maria Assumpta’s Got Talent’ show for their school-mates. Auditions will be held over the coming weeks and there will also be a ‘No Uniform Day’ on February 14th to raise funds to purchase prizes for the winners of the contest.

The children in the Pre-school have been learning about their five senses. Their absolute favourite activity was making ‘slime’ and they had so much fun mixing and squishing everything together.

The Senior Infants have been learning about food production as well as safety around food preparation and cooking. They also conducted science experiments using pieces of celery. We loved the delightful ‘Raisin Faces’ and ‘Pizza Plates’ which they created during art class.

Our recent Parent/Teacher meetings were very well attended. We would like to thank all of the moms, dads and grandparents for their great support and cooperation. Míle buíochas!

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: losullivan6888 | February 2, 2018 | No Comment |

Catholic Schools Week begins on Sunday January 28th and this year the theme is ‘Catholic Schools: Families of Faith’. We will explore our Home Family, our School Family, our Parish Family and our World Family. During Catholic Schools Week we will also celebrate the special role that grandparents play in our families. The children will be asked to reflect on the love that their grandparents show them and also to reflect on all the things that their grandparents can teach them.

Bean Uí Chonaill’s First Class girls thoroughly enjoyed their first swimming lesson in the Mayfield pool on January 25th. The children feel very ‘grown up’ going on the bus without their parents and they cannot wait to go back to the pool again next week. It is wonderful to see the girls growing in confidence and independence and developing vital life skills.

Our Green Schools Committee are hoping that Scoil Maria Assumpta will be a awarded the Water Conservation Flag this year. They have chosen the Disney character, Moana, to be our ‘water mascot’. The girls composed a song to the tune of ‘How Far I’ll Go’ to help us all to remember to save water every day. Miss Burns brought some of the committee members to a special ‘Water Workshop’ in the Lifetime Lab last week and they returned with lots of great ideas to share with their school-mates.

 

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

The children arrived back to school on January 8th full of energy and enthusiasm for the first term of 2018.
The members of the Student Council and the Green Schools Committee were eager to meet to plan for the year ahead. The junior classes will be putting a strong emphasis on healty eating this term. Miss Hawkes boys and girls are learning how different types of food can help our bodies grow. The Pre-schoolers had a lovely time enjoying wholesome fruit smoothies last week.
Miss Callanan’s Sixth Class pupils have just submitted their entries for the Cork Schools’ Heritage Project. The girls have done a great deal of research on a variety of topics related to Cork City and we wish them the very best of luck in the history competition.
Miss Coughlan was delighted to welcome a new CIT student, Jennifer Twohig, to her Junior Infant classroom. Jennifer is a former pupil of the school and she is really looking forward to working with the children over the coming months. The Junior Infants have been enjoying their trips to the Aistear Room for their play sessions and we are delighted to see that the girls have become very good at team-work!
Noreen Murnane from the National Parents’ Council will be visiting the school on Tuesday January 23rd at 7pm to advise us on how to organise an official parents’ association. Our principal, Mrs Griffin, would like to see as many parents as possible in attendance at this meeting.
Our Enrolment Evening for the new Junior Infant class will be held on Monday February 5th at 7pm. All parents of girls who are eligible to attend Junior Infants during the 2018-2019 school year are most welcome to attend. For further details please contact the school at 021-4315724.

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First Class Away in a Manger

Posted by: losullivan6888 | December 21, 2017 | No Comment |
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Christmas Newsletter

Posted by: losullivan6888 | December 21, 2017 | No Comment |

On December 11th we were visited by Kellie and Denis from the Irish Examiner office. The children from Senior Infants were photographed while they were engaged in their Aistear play activities. Bean Uí Chonaill and her class wore their cosy festive jumpers for the photographs. Then Kellie interviewed each girl  about her own special ‘Christmas Wish’. Lots of children hoped for a nice Christmas for their families, while the homeless people of Cork were also in their thoughts.

The following day, Nancy, Charlotte, Bridie and Kathleen, our arts and crafts tutors, showed the Sixth Class pupils how to make fabulous fabric wreaths. We thanked the ladies and congratulated them on being recognised as Volunteers of the Year at an award ceremony in Sligo recently.

Miss Lovett’s Fifth Class were very proud of the aromatic pine tree centre-pieces which they made with Caitríona and they couldn’t wait to bring them home.

Our annual Christmas Carol Service was held in the parish church on the evening of Monday December 18th. Aoife directed the school orchestra in a selection of beautiful instrumental tunes and the senior classes sang some very moving traditional carols. Mrs. O’Sullivan led the junior classes in their enthusiastic performance of jolly Christmas songs. Oisin’s clarinet, oboe and saxophone players were also present and they helped to add even more variety to the lovely service.

On December 21st we were absolutely thrilled when Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived in their vintage limousine with the reindeer.The big sack of toys on Santa’s car was filled with little gifts for every boy and girl in the school and in the pre-school and he even remembered to bring flowers for each member of the staff. Thank you Santa for your great kindness to us!

 

The school closed for the holidays on December 22nd 2017. Beannachtaí an tSéasúir d’ár gcáirde go léir!!

 

 

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Posted by: losullivan6888 | December 21, 2017 | No Comment |

Our school choir went to the Lough on the evening of December 5th for the Christmas lighting ceremony. The choir director, Aoife, and her singers entertained the large crowd who had gathered for the event with a lovely medley of carols. The Lord Mayor himself joined in the caroling and there was great excitement when Santa arrived by boat!
Miss Lovett’s Fifth Class pupils received an invitation to sing for the senior citizens in the Ballyphehane Community Centre on December 14th. They performed a very cheerful selection of carols and helped to raise everyone’s spirits.
The newly appointed Scoil Maria Assumpta Student Council really got us into the festive mood when they decorated the school and the garden last week. The Christmas tree beside the Crib looks magnificent as it is completely covered with the beautiful white ornaments which were made by the members of the Crochet Club. Our principal, Mrs. Griffin, encouraged the children to stop and say a prayer at the Crib and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.
The parents of Mrs. Barry’s Fourth Class pupils were invited to come to the school to demonstrate the science experiments which they had carried out at home with their children. We would like to thank Mrs. Howard for her assistance with this project and the other home-school initiatives which she has organised.
Miss Lovett’s girls hosted a fantastic Cake Sale last Friday. Well done to everyone who made posters, baked or bought cakes and donated so generously to this fundraiser.
The Pre-schoolers held their annual concert on December 15th.They charmed their parents and grand-parents with their delightful action songs and a very amusing rendition of ‘Santa Got Stuck in the Chimney’.The Senior Infants also joined in the fun and they made us all laugh with their comical song, ‘Im Gettin’ Nuttin’ for Christmas’. The boys and girls are now totally preoccupied with counting down the ‘sleeps’ until Christmas Day!

Newsletter of Sunday December 17th 2017

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Posted by: losullivan6888 | December 20, 2017 | No Comment |

            Scoil Maria Assumpta

A ‘No Uniform Day’ was held on November 24th in aid of the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind Association. The boys and girls were so thrilled when volunteers, Mary and Joe, introduced them to Becky, a beautiful black labrador. Becky was exceptionally gentle and she sat very calmly as the children stroked her and chatted to her. The pre-schoolers were also invited to meet our special guest. Mary and Joe told us that Becky had heart surgery recently so she now works as a fund-raiser for the association.

We were really impressed by the children’s generosity. They donated over 400 euro which will help to cover the cost of training a Guide Dog or an Assistance Dog. Maith sibh go léir!

Congratulations to all of our pupils who have had perfect attendance throughout the year.The lovely Unbroken Attendance Certificates from the Lord Mayor’s office were presented to the girls at a special assembly last month.

Miss Cullinane’s Sixth Class pupils voted to elect six representatives to the Scoil Maria Assumpta Student Council. The candidates made posters and delivered their election speeches to the class. Then the votes were cast and the representatives were announced. Well done to Kaylee Walsh, Erin O’Connor, Kate Jean-Baptiste, Emma Higgins, Zara Kasali and Chloe Condon. We would like to wish each representative a very successful term in office!

On December 8th we said farewell to Paige Anderson, our student teacher. The staff really appreciated all of her assistance in the Infant classes. The children particularly enjoyed the delightful Thanksgiving art lessons which Paige prepared for them. The girls learned about the origins of the Thanksgiving holiday and heard about the Native Americans who helped the Pilgrim immigrants from England so long ago. Then they made beautiful Thanksgiving turkeys and they wrote the things they were grateful for on the turkey’s feathers. We know Paige must have been a little homesick on Thanksgiving Day so we all hope she will have a lovely Christmas with her family when she returns to the U.S.A.

 

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