“Our Summer Computer Camps 2013 are multi-activity technology camps are for children ages 7 – 13 years. At our Summer Camps your child will create multimedia slide shows, movies and design and print their own T-Shirts, Mugs and DVD Covers.
They will also learn to design and create their own computer games including characters, backgrounds and sounds. Children will continue reading…
Our school website is updated on a weekly basis with the latest photographs and news of upcoming events. We are proud to announce that our school website now features a language translation option to facilitate the many different nationalities of our school. Please visit our website at www.millpresns.weebly.com
Hollymount NS is the latest school in the area to create their own website (hollymountns.ie), and it is a very nice one too, with lots of school activities being added, as well as lots of information about the school, its history, and lots of photos. Though Hollymount NS is close to continue reading…
Details from the Census 2011 of Irish speakers in Millstreet, aged 3 years and over, by frequency of speaking Irish inside and outside the education system. Figures are for the town only – 1,494 residents.
Táimid an-bhuíoch do Mhícheál an alt seo a chur os ár gcomhair. Tá an teolas an-suimiúil,
|All Irish Speakers||223||291|
|Never speak Irish||526||436|
|Not stated if they do/do not speak Irish||10||8|
|Speaks Irish daily within the Education System||52||70|
|Speaks Irish daily within and outside the Education System||3||9|
|Speaks Irish daily outside the Education System||1||3|
|Speaks Irish weekly outside the Education System||15||17|
|Speaks Irish less often outside the Education System||96||121|
|Never speaks Irish outside the Education System||54||70|
|Not stated if they speak Irish inside or outside the edu. system||2||1|
At 35% of us using Irish at some stage, it’s well below the national average of 41%. Nationally however, those that are speaking Irish is up by continue reading…
Millstreet Presentation National School have recently launched their school website. It’s got their latest school news, events, pictures and lots more, so go check it out at http://millpresns.weebly.com
In 1864, the House of Commons (in London) did a Return of Name and Locality of Convent and Monastic Schools in connection with Commissions of National Education in Ireland for 1863.
Millstreet Presentation National School is listed on page 5 of the report, which lists the lay teachers and monitors how much they were paid, how much the school was paid, and the number of pupils and attendance. Interestingly attendance rate was at 45%, and while it seems low, it was actually quite high for a rural school of the time (I doubt they’d get get away with that these days!!!). What is also interesting is that the lay teachers are all names that are still in Millstreet. Here are the details:
Roll #: 2,278 / Parish: Drishane / School: Millstreet – female / Order: Presentation Nuns
Amount Paid to School – Premiums & Gratitudes 1963: £6
Amount Paid to School – On account of average attendance 1963: £42 10s
# Pupils on Roll: 446 (all Roman Catholic)
# Average attendance: 201 (45%) continue reading…
Millstreet Convent National School is in urgent need of three new classrooms and the Government needs to immediately deal with an application from the school for support.
Cork North West Deputy Michael Moynihan raised the issue during a special debate in the Dáil today.
He commented: “The school population of Millstreet Convent National School has shot up in recent years and the school is full to capacity. Last year there were 218 enrollments, with 244 this year, it is expected to rise even further in the coming years. There is an urgent need for a new classroom and two learning support rooms. The Board of Management of the school have applied for Capital Funding but with the new school year already well underway, this process cannot be delayed.
“I have called on the Minister for Education to continue reading…