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.

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….

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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]

Presentation N.S News

Only one week to go before Summer Holidays at our Primary Schools. Presentation N.S have had lots of news photos and more on their website in the last week, from the First Holy Communion, to School Tours, Euro 2016, artwork and more. Below are a few samples, but you can see all the activities at millpresns.weebly.com/latest-news-blog/archives/06-2016
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Inside the old Cloghoula National School

Cork-based archaeologist Enda O’Flahety documents what remains of the desolate buildings in a photography project aimed at capturing the long decline of rural Ireland.

O’Flaherty began the project last year after coming upon an abandoned schoolhouse during a work field trip and realising that few modern visual records of such buildings exist.

Recently he featured the old Cloghoula National School. There is a good description of the architectural features of the school, as well as a number of photos. The article can be seen here (or just click on the photo below)

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John Lonergan at St.Brendan’s NS, Rathcoole

2016-02-03 John Lonergan at St.Brendan's NS Rathcoole 1402An inspirational and surprisingly entertaining (sic!) night was had by about 60 parents who arrived on Thursday last at St Brendan’s National School, Rathcoole to listen to a talk by John Lonergan and Caroline Crotty.

John, who was governor of Mountjoy Prison for 24 years, and Caroline, a psychology counselor for teens and adults, gave a refreshing and honest talk titled “Parenting – the challenges and the rewards.”

Both parents themselves, they gave sound advice on many challenges today’s parents face: social media related risks, drugs, peer pressure.

They also focused on simple and wonderful joys parenthood brings. After all you only need two measures to check your children against: health and happiness.

The views they shared were simple and yet so witty and true. They held their audience captivated for the whole time. Serious nods from the parents mixed with outbursts of laughter at real life anecdotes.

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Grandparents Day

Happy Grandparents Day.jpgTomorrow (Wednesday 3rd) is Grandparent’s Day. We invite
grandparents of all children to mass in the
Church at 10am. The mass is to celebrate the
wonderful contribution grandparents make to
the lives of their grandchildren. We invite
grandparents to join us after mass in
Presentation N.S. for a cup of tea/ coffee and
to visit the classrooms of your grandchildren.

– PRESENTATION N.S. MILLSTREET

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