Primary School CD Cover design needed.

Calling all Millstreet Primary School student artists!

The Millstreet Primary School Parents Association are looking for help to design the front and back cover for a CD featuring songs by local people. The collection has yet to be named and suggestions are welcomed.
As proceeds from the sale of this CD have been kindly offered to the two Millstreet Primary Schools, we thought it would be fun if a pupil or group of pupils designed the cover.
◦ You will need to design the front and back using the blank template provided.
◦ Include the following text on the front cover: “Proceeds towards Scoil Mhuire BNS and Presentation National School Millstreet”.
◦ There are no rules for the theme – inspiration can be taken from anywhere – local places, people, nature, school, your imagination….
◦ Once design is finalised the details of the track titles and artists will be added on the back of the album cover.
◦ The winning design will get a credit on the CD and also be used for marketing material and social media platforms.
◦ We need you to submit your entry via a photograph of your design by Friday 24th September to millstreetparentsassoc @ (no spaces)
◦ Please keep your original safe in case we need to access it for printing.

Hope you have fun and we look forward to seeing your designs!

Please use the template attached here:
Also you can find the Primary Schools Parents Association on

What we Love – Art Exhibition

Herlihy’s Centra in the West End, and the Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Assn would like to thank the children from the Primary Schools for their Art work.  There is plenty of room for more Art, so its not too late to hand it in and it is definitely worth a visit as the pictures below don’t do the art justice.

Also the Parents Assn would like to remind everyone that the Go Fund Me page is still going and thank everyone who has given money so far.

Herlihy Centra – Art Exhibition

Millstreet Primary Schools’ Parents’ Association have been asked by Herlihy Centra Millstreet, to invite the children from the Presentation N.S. and Scoil Mhuire B.N.S. to send in their Art in the form of a A4 painting/colouring picture in the theme of ‘What we love’ with the view of displaying it in the shop and in the windows.

Herlihy’s Centra have been very impressed with the art work that has been displayed in town over the years and would love to exhibit the Primary Schools art, the exhibition ‘What we love’ will open very soon, so please start getting the pictures into Herlihy Centra in the West End ASAP.

For more information go to the Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Assn Facebook page.

Competition Winners.

The Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter and thank everyone who took part, in their Easter Competition, also Thank You to Herlihy Centra Millstreet for their 2 fantastic hampers, and also O’Keeffe’s Supervalu Millstreet for the 10 Runner up’s prizes.

The Children sent in some fantastic pictures of their finds from the Nature Hunt and I believe some of them will be shared on the Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association Facebook Page

So now to the Winners

Hampers from Herlihy’s Centra: 1. Kayleigh Cullinane (1st Class)

2. Margaux Gilbourne (5th Class)

Eggs from O’Keeffe’s Supervalu: 1. Kevin O’Mahony (3rd class) 2. Riley Murphy (Age 9 Derrinagree) 3. Doireann Hurley 4. Conall, Barra & Aaron Murphy 5. Ava & Ciara Home (3rd & 1st class) 6. Annie & Tadgh Vaughan (Jnr Infants) 7. Daniel & Maeve O’Leary 8. Aoife Collins 9. Aoife & Orla O’ Shea 10. Pearse, Donnacha & Grace O’Keeffe.

The Assn also wish to thank all who have given so far on their GoFundMe page, So far €1355 has been paid into the page,  anything that you can spare would be fantastic even if it was only 5euros.  Also, any new Committee members are always welcome.

Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Assn gofundme page

Just a reminder, Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Assn have set up a gofundme page, as they haven’t been able to do their usual fund raising in the last year, so far they have raised €550 and wish to thank the people who have donated.  Also, don’t forget they have a competition on their Facebook Page for some lovely prizes sponsored by Herlihy Centra, and O’Keeffe’s Supervalu.

gofundme Page

Fundraiser Drive for Millstreet Primary Schools

Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association, would like to ask people to help in this years fundraising for the Presentation N.S. and Scoil Mhuire B.N.S.

Usually, they have put on Quizzes, Disco’s and Church Gate Collections to help raise money, and after expenses of First Holy Communion and any gifts, the money left over would be divided between the schools.

So, the Parents Association decided to stay safe within the current regulations, and have set up a Go Fund Me page as their main Fundraiser for the year, and hopefully we will be able to have our usual events next year.

Link to the Go Fund Me Page:  Go Fund me Page

Another way to pay is directly into the Assn’s Bank account, details can be got by messaging the Assn directly on their Facebook Page Link for Facebook

Also, the Parents Assn would like to say a ‘Big Thank You’ to all the Children, Principals, Teachers, Parents, Grandparents, Past Pupils, Families, Local Businesses and Friends who have supported the Primary Schools Parents Assn in the past, and anything you can spare would be gratefully received.

In previous years, the money has gone towards STEM equipment, Sports Equipment, New Desks, Novels for the classroom, and a portion was put towards the important purchase of a defibrillator, also a portion went towards installation of hot water in classrooms.  Sadly, with Covid_19, the Parents Assn have been unable to collect any money for the Schools, or put on their usual events, but they have continued to give gifts for the First Holy Communion, and ran for Halloween a Colouring Competition, Fancy Dress Competition plus a safe online Movie Night.  Also, they had fantastic entries for a Pancake Bake Off Competition, and not forgetting the St Patrick’s Day Video (which is still available for viewing on their Facebook page), thank you to all the children who took part.  And another competition is on until Friday 2nd April (See their previous post).

Current Committee, Michaela Donegan (Chair), Sinead Corkery (Secretary), Claire Twomey (Treasurer), Denise Buckley, Tracy Cronin, Kate Kelleher, Caitriona McCarthy, Marie Bourke, Mary Irish-Daniels.  New members are always welcome.

Virtual St Patrick’s Day Parade from 12 Noon

Millstreet Parents Association would like to wish everyone a Happy St Patrick’s Day.

Thank you so much to the Primary School’s children, they have shared their wonderful talents and good wishes with us, for our Virtual St Patrick’s Day Parade 2021.  The parade will premiere on Zoom at noon, then it will be posted on the Parents Association Facebook page to view and share to friends and family around the world.
If you would like to join our premiere screening of the  Virtual Parade,  please join the Zoom Link below @ 12 noon.
Meeting ID: 868 3368 5255
Passcode: 113069

Millstreet Parents Association

The Parents Association for the Millstreet Primary schools has been in touch, so far they have only had 10 children from both schools put in something for their video of ‘What St Patrick’s Day means to you’.  They would like everything to be in by Friday evening if possible to get the video ready for St Patricks Day, details can be found on the original link below, but it would be lovely to show that St Patrick’s Day is still special, even if we can’t have the Parade this year.

Someone has had problems sending in their video/Photo’s, so the Parents Assn are adding their Whatsapp phone number for entries.  Whatsapp 086 6635625, or you can email 

Also any problems sending something in then you can also contact them on their Facebook page


What does St Patrick’s Day mean to you?

What does St Patrick’s Day mean to you?  Millstreet Parents Assn has asked the Primary School children that very question.

To some of us it can mean going to St Patrick’s Church for mass, meeting friends and listening to the wonderful music.  It maybe visiting family and going to the St Patrick’s Day Parade.

This year, sadly, we wont be able to do any Parades or go to Mass together, so instead of a Parade etc this year The Millstreet Parents Assn has invited the children from the Presentation N.S. and Scoil Mhuire B.N.S. to send in maybe a Photograph or Video of up to 20 seconds of who they want to wish Happy St Patrick’s day to (maybe someone out of the area or abroad they haven’t seen in a long time, or a relation they miss), perhaps play some music, or even have their own mini parade, even if they want to do a picture or Art, a poem, but the idea is for the children to say what St Patrick’s Day means to them.

The Parents Assn need all Photo’s/video’s and art pieces sent in by Friday 12th March 7pm and they will put them together for viewing in our own Primary Schools St Patrick’s virtual Parade on the 17th March.  By sending it in, it is accepted consent has been given to show the clips/art on the Facebook page of The Millstreet Parents Assn and other social media platforms, this way any wishes you want sending to people will be able to seen.

But this will only work if the children take part, so let prove that St Patrick’s Day is still special to everyone.


Millstreet Parents Association Pancake Competition

Millstreet Parents Association would like to thank all the talented children who sent in entries from both the Presentation N.S. and Scoil Mhuire B.N.S.  The children sent in a lot of fantastic pictures of how they like to have their Pancakes, lots of wonderful designs and colours, I am told it made the decision of who the winner was such a hard job.  Here are the pictures, some great talent here I think you’ll agree.

Also if you would like to follow the Millstreet Parents Association on Facebook the link is

Michaela Dennehy, Age 8
2nd Class Presentation N.S.

Millstreet Parents Association

Millstreet Parents Association has a new page on Facebook for both Presentation N.S. and Scoil Mhuire B.N.S. in Millstreet.  It will be a place where they advertise upcoming fundraising events and communicate with parents and the community.

Sadly, the last year the Association hasn’t been able to put on any Quiz, Church Gate Collection or Disco to help with the fundraising, but did hold a Movie night, Halloween colouring competition also gave gifts for the First Holy Communion children.  So hopefully newer and safer ways can be found to fundraise and support the schools.

A new Competition is going up on the Facebook page this week ‘Pancake Bake Off’ for the children of the school’s with a super prize.

Here is a reminder of some of the previous good work the Parents Assn has done in Millstreet.

Millstreet Parent Assn Competition Winners

Millstreet Parents Association sadly couldn’t put on the annual ‘Halloween Disco’ this year, so recently over half term they held a Netflix party where children from the Presentation N.S. & Scoil Mhuire Boy’s N.S. watched a film together from the safety of their own homes, also they held a couple of competition’s, firstly a colouring competition and then a fancy dress competition.  Below are some of the winners.  Thank you to everyone who entered, it was really hard picking the winners and we wish we could have shared all the entries as they were wonderful and scary.  Also thank you to both schools and everyone who helped.

6th Class graduation from Kilcorney N.S.

Congratulations to our wonderful 6th Class who graduated from Kilcorney N.S. last Friday!
We were delighted to see them and their families at home with a socially distanced drive by! 🚘 We would like to thank Hullaballoons for all their help with the balloons and milseáin! 🍭 🎈
Congratulations and best of luck Ella, Katie, Muireann, Niamh, Noah and Patrick! 🌟
Kilcorney N.S.

Click here for more of the wonderful occasion. 


Outdoor 6th Class Graduation


Outdoor 6th Class Graduation

We were delighted to welcome back this wonderful group of girls to give them the send off from Presentation N.S. they truly deserve. It was a privilege watching these girls blossom from timid Junior Infants to confident and independent young ladies. 

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Green Flag for Rathcoole N.S.

St. Brendans N.S., Rathcoole are delighted with the news this week that they have been awarded their 4th Green Flag for Sustainable Travel.

The school has been working for the past two years towards this award, but unfortunately their final event had to be cancelled when schools closed. Instead, pupils from Rathcoole got on their bikes or went on a hike over the past few weeks and headed out to photograph their picturesque “2km Zone” nestled between the foothills of Mushera and the banks of the Blackwater.
Here is the beautiful video they submitted to the Green Schools “Hidden Places” project:

The team at Green-Schools headquarters were very impressed with the application, and extend their thanks to everyone in the school.  The Green-Schools committee and the whole school community deserve a huge amount of credit for their efforts – well done on your 4th Green Flag!
Green Schools Committee

Active Home School Week – Toilet Roll Challenge

The pupils and staff in St. Brendan’s N.S. Rathcoole took part in Active Home Week last week. They completed the Toilet Roll Challenge. It was a lovely way to motivate each other to get active and to unite our pupils and staff during this time. Have a look at what they got up to in the video below:

Presentation National School

Dear Families,
We appreciate that this is a difficult time for our pupils and their families and we are working to provide educational support in a different way than the norm.
With this in mind, we have sourced this comprehensive list of ideas and activities you might consider checking out to support your child during the coming weeks. Please remember that we will get through this together!
Stay safe and healthy!
Staff of Presentation N.S.  [1]

To download the list of ideas and activities (it’s a word document), click the image below or CLICK HERE.


Scoil Mhuire Boy’s National School – Book Collection

Scoil Mhuire Boy’s National School wish to give parents the opportunity to collect their child’s books from the school. Classrooms are being allocated separate days. Parents/children will not be able to enter school building. Please come to the front of the school, remain outside, and press buzzer. The teacher on duty that day will give out the child’s books either in a box or a clear plastic bag.

MONDAY 23rdMr. O Connor  9:20 to 3:00 pm
TUESDAY 24th – Mrs. Curtin  9:20 to 3:00 pm
WEDNESDAY 25th – Miss Buckley  9:20 to 3:00 pm
THURSDAY 26th – Miss Guerin 9:20 to 3:00 pm

We plan to start using Edmodo to distribute schoolwork from next Wednesday on. Your child will be allocated a code to access this by your class teacher. In the meantime there are many great educational websites out there, however the website scoilnet is a great place to get educational content. Our school e-mail is <> should you have any queries or difficulties. We hope you all stay safe at this time.
Frank O Connor and staff, Scoil Mhuire BNS.

Scoil Mhuire Boy’s National School [GMaps]

Kilcorney National School – Christmas

As we draw near to the end of our first term in school we would like to thank the parents and pupils of Kilcorney N.S. for their wonderful generosity and kindness shown to various charities. The school sent off over 40 shoeboxes in November. We also collected an enormous amount of hats, gloves, toiletries, etc. for the Simon Community and a total of €208 was collected following our Christmas Nativity (pictures below) for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. We wish you all a peaceful Christmas.

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