Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association fundraising efforts from this school year totalled €5,000, and it was divided equally and presented to Scoil Mhuire Boys National School and Presentation National School this week. A note of thanks to all parents, guardians, school staff and local sponsors who helped contribute to the fundraising efforts this year.
We were delighted to welcome the pupils of 3rd and 4th Classes from Scoil Mhuire, Millstreet B.N.S. to Millstreet Museum on Wednesday, 20th June 2018. Accompanied by their dedicated Teacher – Miss N. Buckley – the children asked the most interesting questions and shared inspiring thoughts during the visit. Special thanks also to Myra (Assistant Curator) for helping to make the visit wonderfully successful. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)
St. Brendan’s National School Rathcoole met with HRH Prince Charles at the Irish Naval Base in Haulbowline yesterday when they were on their School Tour. Unfortunately Presentation National School were not so lucky as their School Tour to Mucross for today was cancelled for Prince Charles and Camilla’s state visit there.
The Leaving and Junior Cert exams started this morning with English, and Joanne O’Riordan featured prominently in the Leaving Cert Ordinary Paper I, using extracts from her speech at the United Nations in 2012 in the Comprehension Section.
Kilcorney Parent/Toddler Group are hosting Early Years paediatric First Aid Course on Thursday June 7th at Kilcorney Social Centre from 7-9:30. Very worthwhile for parents, grandparents, and childminders. Cost €30. To book a place contact Mary 0876403530.
The Boys National School will be holding their annual fundraising Move-a-thon in the town park on Friday June 1st. Boys will be actively using the walkway and the pitch and will be fully supervised by teachers at all times. Courtesy and consideration will be shown at all times, to regular users of the Park. Picture from the 2012 Move-a-thon
This year’s Language and Culture Night will take place on Thursday 10th May in Millstreet Community School library/canteen, beginning at 7pm. Once again it will be a chance to acknowledge and celebrate the different nationalities that are now present in Millstreet and the local area. Everyone is welcome to attend this wonderfully inclusive community event. (please note that filming will take place during the event for a forthcoming edition of the TG4 programme Guth an Phobail – Voice of the Community)
A big thank-you to everyone who supported the Wear Your Waste recycled fashion event that took place on Thursday 26th April 2018 in Millstreet Community School. It really was a very memorable event. The teachers in the local National Schools who encouraged their pupils to get involved should be commended on their efforts. The event proved to be a great opportunity to raise the issue of ethical and sustainable fashion, and to encourage us to ask big fashion brands, ‘Who made my clothes?’
Many thanks to Brendan Cronin now of Carrigtwohill who sent us this photo that was taken in Millstreet Presentation Convent National School in or around 1962/63. Brendan says that he “has done his best to put names to faces, but there are many blanks. Perhaps some of my old school mates would be able to identify the boys and girls in that photo”.
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Front Row: Jerry Buckley, Brendan Cronin, Pat Breen, Jerry O Connor, Jerry Sweeney, Jack Sullivan, Richard Kiely, Kevin Marron, Connie Daly, Ted Carroll Crowley. Second Row: Kieran Cronin, Billy Linehan, DanMurphy, Diarmuid Driscoll, Brendan/Kieran Coughlan, John Curtin, Greg Cleary (?), Michael Dennehy Kelleher, Donal Kelleher 2, John ‘Fox’ O’Connor, Declan O’Connor; Third Row: Patsy Cotter, Eileen Dunne (Enright), Elizabeth Forde, Noreen Cremin, Mary Farrell, Margaret O’Keeffe, Maureen Murphy, Mairead O’Sullivan (Cooley), Kathleen Barry, Noreen Murphy; Fourth Row: Chrissie Carroll, (……) (……), Kathleen Forde, Anne McAulliffe (Cullinane), Marion Galvin (Connell), Betty Buick (Twomey), Deirdre Dineen, Bibi White; Top Row: Majella O’Connor, Mary Garvey, Claire Hickey, Frances Duggan (?), Theresa Barrett, Breeda O’Sullivan, (…….), Marie Hehir.
The day has arrived for Wear Your Waste! It will be a great celebration of the hard work put in by pupils and teachers from all the local schools. Around 30 creations made using recyclable material will be ‘modelled’. There will also be music, song and dance during the evening along with a raffle with lovely prizes. There will also be prizes for the most creative entries in the competition. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to come along and show their support, not just for the participants but also for the Transition Year students who have been planning this ingenious event for a number of months. The night will start promptly at 7.30pm and participants are asked to be in Millstreet Community School by 7.15pm so that the running order can be confirmed.
Dear Parent / Guardian, we invite you and your child to visit our school on May 16th from 10am – 11am to give you the opportunity to become familiar with our school building and to meet with some of the staff of Presentation N.S. While the children play and interact with fellow peers enrolled for Junior Infants, we will have a brief chat with all the parents to help you prepare for the transition from playschool to primary school. We are looking forward to meeting you. [Enrolment Form][ref]
Our School Choir (2nd- 6th) will compete tomorrow Friday 13th in the Feis Maitiú Competition. This is the first time our school will participate in this event and we look forward to watching our girls perform on stage at 10am in Fr. Matthew Hall, Cork. Below we share recordings of the two songs the choir will perform. If you would like to send messages of good luck or praise, please leave a comment on the School Website. [fb]
Update: The girls finished second … congrats to all … details again on the School website here.
Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association held their annual school quiz fundraiser on the Friday of the Easter holidays in Millstreet GAA Hall. The hall was packed with lots of tables from both the Millstreet schools as well as lots of tables from schools from the surrounding areas. Further details and photos on the Presentation N.S. website
The Millstreet Community School TY Development Education group would like to thank everyone who came along to the coffee morning on 9th March to mark International Women’s Day. It proved to be a great opportunity to chat over a cup of tea/coffee and buns baked by the students about what life was like for women in Ireland over the years up to the present day. All agreed that it would be great if this type of gathering happened more often. (photo – Helen Moore)
Irish grinds available to Junior and Leaving Cert students, excellent notes and sample answers provided as well as individual or group lessons for upcoming written and Scrudú Béil Oral Exam worth 40%, many years teaching and examinations experience. Mock oral Irish exam also available, practice reading the poetry, picture sequences and conversation and be graded afterwards. Students will be taught where marks are lost and where marks can be gained with the aim to increase and maximise their grade in Oral exam. Ring 087 9858133 to arrange an appointment
Thanks to everyone who supported the bake sale that took place in Millstreet Parish Centre on 10th/11th February. It is much appreciated.
Denise Healy, Aoife O’Riordan, Grace O’Connor and Ciara Manning will be travelling with the Irish Pilgrimage Trust to Lourdes at Easter. The cost of their travel and accommodation is €670/person and the hope is that they’ll be able to cover these costs through fundraising efforts.
The next fundraising event will be:
Table Quiz – Friday 23rd February 2018 in The Wallis Arms @8pm
€40/table of four. There will be a raffle on the night.
There was a large crowd in St.Patrick’s Church today to celebrate Grandparents’ Day at the Presentation National School in conjunction with National Catholic Schools’ Week. Below is a little of the singing, and more can be heard on the Presentation N.S website.
“… I just saw the item about John C. Casey on your website and I remember him from the class of ’66. I have this photo which is not in good condition but might be of interest to some. That is me on the left in the back row. It would be interesting if some of your viewers could put names all the others. Best wishes to to all in Millstreet …” – Andy O’Connor
Oral Irish & French Language Tuition Available in your home Millstreet Area
A Chara, I am available to provide support/confidence to Leaving Certificate Students to assist them with Irish and French conversation . I have lived in a French speaking area of Belgium & have travelled to France regularly. I am fluent in French as a result .
I am also a graduate from University Ulster in Irish so I have a strong understanding of the dialect which will help with Aural exams . I can support your child to be more confident in conversational Irish which will also help with Oral Exams a comfortable & natural conversational technique can make the difference in an overall grade.
The rate is 20 /hr per student for 45 mins Saturday Afternoons only, will travel to your home . Garda Cleared in July 2017.
Contact Elaine by email <email> by text 0871420664
“Good News”, the nativity play at St. Brendan’s National School Rathcoole was featured on Radio Kerry’s ‘Horizons’ show on Christmas Eve. You can listen to the play on RadioKerry.ie, or below (from 10:00 to 30:00 in the audio): 
Congratulations to Mark Casey and Eimear Corcoran from Millstreet Community School on winning a ‘highly recommended’ in the Social and Behavioural Sciences category at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition held in Dublin recently. Eimear and Mark researched a project on improving the ranking system for Ireland’s second level schools. There were 104 projects in the final in this category making Mark and Eimear’s achievement most impressive.
Also at the Exhibition, Brian O’ Sullivan, Dylan Sheehan and David O’Donovan presented their project on the effects of heavy school bags on pupils to Minister for Defence Paul Keogh and to Michael Healy-Rae TD.
Jordan Kiely, Abby Ring and Emma McSweeney conducted research on a health related issue: Are teenagers carrying risk factors now that we would only see in older people before?
Emergency personnel listen carefully as Shannon O’Sullivan and Katie Healy as they explain their project at the Exhibition, that was entitled Charcoal or Eye Liner Markers – Which is better to help the daily lives of firefighters?
All the students are to be commended for the way they spoke about their projects, not just to the Exhibition judges but also to those who simply stopped to enquiry about the research they had carried out. Thanks must also be extended to the teachers who have helped the students prepare for the Exhibition.