Accommodation request for school 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.  As in previous years I am hoping to find simple accommodation for the team of 18-25 year  olds who will be running the retreat.  There are in fact twelve in this year’s team (seven girls and five boys) and they belong to NET Ministries, which is based in Co. Donegal.  They are mostly from USA and Canada.

Thanks to those who have already volunteered to host members of the team.  I still have eight to find accommodation for.  They need to be accommodated in pairs of either boys or girls (or possibly in three’s). 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 John Magee at 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….

continue reading the full article “Christmas Videos and Photos from Presentation N.S.”

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

 

Can you be Happier at Work?

can-you-be-happier-at-workAIB & Macroom E Enterprise Centre, Macroom are hosting a Women in Business Event – “Can you be happier at work?” on Thursday, 24th November 2016 in Ardilaun Suite, Castle Hotel, Macroom, Co Cork from 11am – 1pm.

With guest speakers Rena Buckley: Chartered Physiotherapist and Cork GAA All Star, Tanya Daunt-O’Keeffe: Action for Happiness Course Facilitator/Positive Psychology, Well-being and Mindfulness Coach – Sonas Coaching.Light Refreshments will be served at 11.30am

RSVP by 21st November 2016: Email: <email> / Ph: 086 040392477

Thanks to all who supported Team Hope Shoebox Appeal 2016

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Thanks to everyone for their efforts with regards to the Team Hope Shoebox appeal 2016

Over 450 boxes were brought to Millstreet Community School from Rathcoole National School, Millstreet Boys National School, Presentation Convent National School Millstreet, Knocknagree National School, Kilcorney National School and by pupils of Millstreet Community School.

Additional thanks go to members of the local community who also brought boxes down to the school in support of the appeal. Thanks also go to the members of the Millstreet Community School Transition Year ‘Young SVP’ group and their teacher Mrs Mary Randles for co-ordinating the whole enterprise so successfully.

Christmas 2016 Shoebox Appeal

The Primary Schools and Community School were today finalising their Team Hope Christmas Shoeboxes, making a huge difference for so many less fortunate children this Christmas. Well done to all the children, parents and teachers who all did a fantastic job:

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Kilcorney N.S. donated 42 shoeboxes to the annual Christmas Shoebox Appeal !
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St.Brendan’s N.S. responded in astounding fashion, receiving a total of 80 boxes ! (more photos)
Over 130 shoeboxes were collected at Presentation NS [see article on the Pres NS website]

Trad for Trocaire at Millstreet Community School – thank you!

Thank you to everyone who attended the Trad for Trocaire event that took place on Friday 7th October 2016 in Millstreet Community School.  It was an evening of fine traditional music, song and dance.  Well done to all the students who participated.  A total of €297 was raised to support Trocaire’s work.  Thanks for your generosity.