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Posted by: losullivan6888 | February 27, 2018 | No Comment |

 We were so delighted on February 13th when Teresa and Miriam made scrumptious pancakes for everone in the school. The pre-schoolers had jam and sugar on their yummy pancakes and then they made lots of love hearts for the special people in their lives.

Mrs. O’Sullivan’s Senior Infants also made pretty St. Valentine’s Day gifts for family and friends while Ms. Moroney’s class showered the principal with bundles of ‘Thank You’ notes. Mrs. Griffin was so surprised and moved by the children’s kind gesture.

On Ash Wednesday the girls were brought to the church where they received their ashes and a special blessing from Father Murphy.

Well done to all of our senior pupils who took part in the 2018 School’s Heritage Competition.

Clíona Marshall from Fifth Class won a prize for her project examining ‘Art in Cork’. Sixth Class pupils, Molly Cronin and Shannon Murphy, won a prize for their project about the history of Crosshaven. Abbey Hickey and Amy O’Sullivan-Crowley won a prize in the Best Railway Project category for their research on Kent Station. The girls cannot wait to attend the award ceremony in the City Hall on February 28th. We are so proud of our budding historians! Maith sibh go léir, a chailíní!!

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

We have some fantastic art displays around our school at the moment. Well done girls for decorating the walls of our school so beautifully and putting our new boards to work!


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

Our Senior Infant and Third Class pupils have just commenced the Junior Achievement programme. The programme will be delivered by two trained volunteers from the business world. Gabby will be working with Mrs. O’Sullivan’s Senior Infants and Hannah will be working with Miss Burn’s Third Class over the coming weeks. Gabby and Hannah are both employees of the Cork company, Musgraves.

The Green Schools’ Committee organised a Blue Day on February 9th to highlight the issue of water conservation. The children have been saving their left-over bottled water and they are using it for watering plants and for cleaning tasks around the school. Earlier in the week all classes walked around the camogie pitch carrying containers.The girls were brought on the walk in order to help them gain a little insight into the lives of children who have to walk to wells so that they can collect water for their families.

Our adult English language classes are in full swing. The ESOL course is held in the school on Friday mornings from 9am to 11am and it will run for a total of ten weeks.

The Pre-schoolers enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year. The children really love learning about different cultures and traditions from around the world.

We were delighted to meet with the parents of our newly enrolled Junior Infants on the evening of February 5th. Our polices and procedures were outlined and Miss Coughlan gave a very informative presentation on the Junior Infant curriculum. We look forward to working with the children during the 2018-2019 school year.


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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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