Duhallow Schools Football Finals 2017

Duhallow Schools Football Finals 2017
Friday May 19th in Rathcoole

  • 10:20 Dromagh v Lisgriffin Girls 7 aside A (15 mins per half)
  • 10:20 Cullen v Kilbrin Boys 10 aside A (20mins per half)
  • 11:00 Kilcorney v Lyre Boys 7 aside B (15 mins per half)
  • 11:10 Kilbrin v Ballyhass Girls 12 aside A (20mins per half)s
  • 11:40 Rockchapel v Kiskeam Boys 7 aside A (15 mins per half)
  • 12:00 Lismire v Meelin Girls 7 aside B (15 mins per half))
  • 12:20 Newmarket v Knocknagree Girls 12 aside B (20 mins per half)
  • 12:40 Ballyhass v Newmarket Boys 13 aside (20min per half)
  • 13:10 St. Lachteens v Ballydesmond Girls 10 aside (20 mins per half)
  • 13:30 Derinagree v Rathcoole Boys 10 aside B (20mins per half)

The best of luck to all our local primary schools competing tomorrow 🙂
Special thanks to Kilcorney NS for sending the fixture list.

Thanks for supporting the Language and Culture Night

A word of thanks to all those who came along to support the Language and Culture Night that was held in Millstreet Community School on Friday 12th May 2017.  Fourteen nationalities from three continents were represented! Thanks also to those who prepared food for the evening.  It was a night for celebrating cultural diversity which will be remembered for a long time.

Derrinagree National School’s 3rd Green Flag award!

Derrinagree National School’s 3rd Green Flag award! Cathal, Una & Elizabeth race back to school having received their 3rd Green Flag at an Awards Ceremony in Cork today! A wonderful achievement! Well done to the Water Committee & the rest of the school in their role as Leaky Detectives!
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First Communion – Help Needed

First Holy Communion in Millstreet takes place this Saturday 13th May.

Each year, tea and coffee are served after Mass in the G.A.A. Hall which is organised by the Millstreet Parents Association.

If any parents of school going children are available to help serve out the tea & coffee this Saturday please contact 086 6635625 with your name. We greatly appreciate all help offered.

Thanks and kind regards,
Millstreet Parents Association Committee

Marie Awarded Prestigious DAAD Scholarship

Marie Farrell, from Millstreet, Co. Cork, and 2nd year BA student of French and German Studies at Mary Immaculate College, has been awarded a prestigious DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship to study in Germany.

The funding awarded will allow her to participate in a four-week German Studies summer course at the University of Munich (LMU), comprising language, literature and cultural studies. The LMU is recognized as one of Europe’s premier academic and research institutions and has continuously been placed as the top German university in The World University Rankings.  continue reading the full article “Marie Awarded Prestigious DAAD Scholarship”

Millstreet Development Education Group receive acknowledgement for their efforts

A group of students from Millstreet Community School who formed the school’s first development education committee during their Transition Year in 2015/2016, received certificates in recognition of their efforts from Garda John Crowley. They had organised a range of activities within the school and local community. These included a climate change petition, the ‘thumbprint’ campaign, and a climate change seminar for local post-primary schools in Green Glens Arena. They also taught lessons to students on Fairtrade and the UN sustainable development goals.

Language and Culture Night – Friday 12th May, 7pm – Millstreet Community School

 

Language and Culture Night

Date: Friday 12th May 2017

Time: 7pm

Venue: Millstreet Community School library / canteen

The night will be a chance to celebrate the many languages and cultures represented in our school and in the Millstreet area.   Admission is free.  All are welcome

Urgent accommodation request for retreat team o/n Wed. 29th March

The 1st students at Millstreet Community School have a retreat on Thursday 30th March 2017 in Millstreet Parish Centre.  The retreat will be run by NET ministries, who are based in Co. Donegal and this will be the tenth year they’ve been to Millstreet.

Thanks to those who have already volunteered to host members of the retreat team.  All seven girls (18-25 year olds) have been accommodated.

We have not managed to find acommodation for the five boys (18-25 year olds) yet.  If anyone was in a position to host them that would be great. They need to be accommodated in a pair and a group of three.

If there are families able to give them accommodation and a simple meal on the evening of Wednesday 29th March (they’ll be arriving in Millstreet at about 6.30pm), and breakfast on Thursday 30th March, that would be great.  They need to be back at the Parish Centre for between 8.00am or 8.15am on the Thursday so they can get ready for the retreat.  If you can help please contact Millstreet Community School on 029 70087  as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your help.

Millstreet National School Parents’ Association Meeting

Millstreet National School Parents’ Association

will hold a meeting next Monday February 20th at 8.30pm,

which will be held in the Boys National School,

and princial Frank O’Connor will be joining.

Parents from both schools welcome as usual.

Hope to see you there.

Lourdes Table Quiz at The Wallis Arms – Fri. 3rd March 2017 @ 8.00pm

The Table Quiz will take place on Friday 3rd March 2017 at 8pm in The Wallis Arms.  

This quiz has become an annual fundraiser to help 5th Year students from Millstreet Community School who are going on pilgrimage to Lourdes with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust, to pay for their travel and accommodation. Dervla Murphy and Una Buckley  are the students going this year and they will be student helpers with group 12.

Tables: €40/team of four.  There will be a raffle.  Everyone is welcome to take part in what has become a great community event in support of the students.

(For further details please contact the Community School on 029 70087)

Which Olympic sport is most suitable for me?

Jennifer Linehan, Fionan Buckley and Grace O’Connor from Millstreet Community School with their project entitled “Which Olympic sport is most suitable for me ?” at this Years BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition [from the IT]

In a separate article, the project of Katie Hickey, Robyn Sheehan and Elmarie Kelleher was profiled:

“… Equally topical, and timely, is the project by three students from Millstreet Community School, in Cork. Katie Hickey, Robyn Sheehan and Elmarie Kelleher were all inspired to take up sport by women role models, although that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for the men, too.

Their project – the correlation between success in an Olympic sport and participation in that sport following the Olympics – focused on the O’Donovan brothers, Gary and Paul, who now famously won Olympic silver in rowing in last August. continue reading the full article “Which Olympic sport is most suitable for me?”

Millstreet Adult Learning Centre reopening after the Christmas Break

Millstreet Adult Learning Centre, based in Main Street (2 doors up from Aisling Shop) is back in action again after the Christmas Break.

Classes include:

  • Basic Computers,
  • Advanced Computers,
  • Word Processing,
  • English for beginners,
  • Advanced English,
  • English Reading and Writing,
  • Using Technology(smart phones and laptops), and
  • Skills for Work night classes for Farmers.

Most classes run between 1 and ½ and 3 hours one day a week, depending on level.

This term, we also have a new programme of Intensive tuition based around Computer Skills that incorporates 6 hours of classes per week for 14 weeks. If you are interested in any of the above mentioned classes, please call into the centre on Monday 16th January or Ring Marie on 086 -7707301.

Classes open to Adults over 18 years, early school leavers, those on Welfare payments, retired people, stay at home mothers/fathers or anyone who would like to upskill. Everybody welcome.

Christmas Videos and Photos from Presentation N.S.

In the lead up to Christmas Presentation National School have posted some videos and photos, of their singing, music, and school work. The children are just wonderful.
(Click the links to see the videos and photos)

Video: Away in a Manger: Some children from R4 visited the crib today and here we share this special song they sang so beautifully.

Video: Jingle Bells: Here we share a recording of Jakub playing ‘Jingle Bells’ on the keyboard. Jakub started music lessons with Mrs. Twomey just two months ago but is already making super progress. Well done Jackub!

Video: Christmas Songs with the Bear in the Square: Some of our R4 Junior Infant children singing Jingle Bells with the ‘Bear in the Square’!

Photos: Christmas Production: Junior & Senior Infants

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Photos: Christmas Production: 3rd & 4th Class

Photos: Christmas Art: We have been very creative in the lead up to Christmas. Have a look at all our art….

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Cork Penny Dinners collection at Millstreet Community School – thank you

The Millstreet Community School Transition Year Young SVP group would like to express their thanks to all those who contributed items to their collection in aid of Cork Penny Dinners.  Aida Costello came to the school on Tuesday 20th December and some of the TY students involved, with their teacher Mrs Mary Randles, helped bring the substantial quantity of items donated to her car.  The students would like to express their thanks for your support.

Thank you for supporting the Bake Sale for student helpers going to Lourdes 2017

Thanks to all of you who supported the cake sale held on Saturday 10th December 2017 in Millstreet Parish Centre to support Una Buckley and Dervla Murphy who’ll be going to Lourdes as helpers with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust at Easter 2017.  €508 was raised.  Thank you.lourdes-bake-sale