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.
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.
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
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:
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. 
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 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 23rd – Mr. 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> should you have any queries or difficulties. We hope you all stay safe at this time.
Frank O Connor and staff, Scoil Mhuire BNS.
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.
Cullen N.S. Helping Others – Children in Need
61 boxes were filled by the pupils in Cullen N.S.
Well done to all our boys and girls making such a great effort. It was our first time participating in the Shoebox Appeal. A great way for kids to help other kids who are less fortunate and a real ‘eyeopener’ too. Helps the boys and girls realise how lucky they are themselves. Well done to all involved and remember …. “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone”.St. Brendan’s National School Rathcoole also collected 82 shoe boxes this year which are now on their way to make other children’s Christmas very special.
The Millstreet Primary Schools Parents Association met with both primary schools today with the proceeds of fundraising efforts from the school year 2018/2019.
€1800 was presented to Frank O’Connor Principal Scoil Mhuire BNS. These funds have been used to purchase STEM equipment and materials and a portion was put towards the important purchase of a defibrillator. The defibrillator has been installed in the school yard of Scoil Mhuire BNS and will be operational shortly. Further communication to come on this.
€1800 was also presented to Joan O’Mahony Principal Presentation National School, seen here with Mrs Twomey’s 1st class pupils. These funds are allocated towards spending for this school year. Recent use of MPA funds has been purchase of Aistear materials and basketball equipment.
The MPA wish to thanks all parents and local businesses who support the many fundraising efforts throughout each school year.
Parents are invited to show their support at the upcoming AGM next Monday 14th Oct 8.30pm.
Cullen National School, Mullaghroe, Cullen (Roll # 17171V) invites applications for the post of Part-Time Caretaker. This post is for 10 hours per week and includes cleaning duties. Please forward Letter of Application and CV (including two referees) before Friday 20th September, by post to:
Scoil Laithiarain is a summer school which takes place every July in Cullen with the aim of encouraging children to speak Irish daily through Irish classes, games, song, dance and quizzes. The course is suitable for children going in to 5th class in September 2019 to children going in to 3rd year. For further details, ring 086-3021503, or contact the Scoil Laitiarain Facebook Page. [read more …] “Scoil Laithiarain”