Wishing Kevin Every Good Luck in Killarney

Every good luck to Sportsman Supreme, Kevin Crowley at the Munster Final in Killarney today where Millstreet Pipe Band is also attending following a long proud tradition. Kevin recently hoisted the third Green Flag at Derrinagree N.S. where he attended for his Primary Education. Click on the images to enlarge. (S.R.)

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Derinagree awarded their 3rd Green Flag!

Derinagree N.S. will raise no less than their 3rd Green Flag tomorrow, Tuesday 20th June!
Kevin Crowley, Cork, Duhallow & Millstreet Football Star & past pupil of Derinagree NS has been invited to do the honours & raise the flag.
Proceedings kick off at 1.30pm. All are welcome!  [read more …] “Derinagree awarded their 3rd Green Flag!”

Derrinagree National School’s 3rd Green Flag award!

Derrinagree National School’s 3rd Green Flag award! Cathal, Una & Elizabeth race back to school having received their 3rd Green Flag at an Awards Ceremony in Cork today! A wonderful achievement! Well done to the Water Committee & the rest of the school in their role as Leaky Detectives!
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Water Flag Mission at Derrinagree N.S. – Superb Third Green Flag!

We thank Pam Thornton (Teacher/Project Coordinator) for the following article and images.  (S.R.)

Put a STOP to the DROPs!’  is the new Green Code for Derinagree in their quest to save water. This code was chosen by Ms. Kiely’s Rang 3&4. The entire school has been busy conserving water.

WE….

  • Read the water meter weekly
  • check that taps are turned off properly
  • report leaks to our caretaker John
  • use a basin in the sink when washing up
  • inserted a (water filled)1L milk carton into each cistern to save 1 L for every flush.

We also invited 2 speakers who are experts on conserving water.
Berne Connolly from the Cork Environmental Forum explained how little water in the world is safe for drinking! When we discovered that it was 1% we realised what a precious resource water is!  She also showed us how much water is ‘hidden’ in the products we buy e.g. meat, clothes etc. She encouraged us to grow our own food.

Stephanie O’ Toole (from STREAMSCAPES) shared with us the dangerous world of MICRO BEADS! These are tiny plastic particles commonly used in shampoos & toothpaste to improve cleansing power. However we soon realised the terrible harm these pieces of plastic were to the fish.

You can download an app called ‘Beat the Microbead’. Use this app to scan products for these microplastic ingredients! You can then choose to buy a product that does not harm aquatic life.

As a result of these inspirational guests, the senior classes made their own GREEN CLEANING product with vinegar, breadsoda & lemon juice!

Leaky Detectives are now on the prowl to STOP that DROP, as are the Energy Squad whose job it is to switch off lights & shut doors. Our WASTE WATCHERS (no….they’re not in Cullen on Monday nights!) have hardly any work to do according to the children as they now have the hang of keeping our yard & classrooms litter free! Well done! [read more …] “Water Flag Mission at Derrinagree N.S. – Superb Third Green Flag!”

Sincere Thanks from Derrinagree N.S.

“A huge thank you to everyone who supported our recent clothing collection & coffee morning. It was a wonderfully enjoyable morning and a great success raising a total of €1500. Many thanks again to all for your support.
We would also like to thank KBC bank for supporting Derrinagree N.S. with their Bright Ideas fund. KBC awarded Derrinagree N.S. €300 funding for maths and science resources to assist the school through the ‘Green-Schools’ programme. The programme will teach primary school pupils about the importance of conserving and protecting our natural resources. The ‘Green Schools’ programme is an international environmental management system and award scheme that promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole school action for the environment. Through interactive engagement with environmental issues and improving their local community, the pupils learn the difference small changes can make and feel empowered to believe they can make a difference.”   We thank Irene O’Mahony for the text above and for the pictures below.  (S.R.)image1 image3 image4

Lizzie & her Classmates Travel to Beaufort on Their Last Day of School

Rang 6 in Derinagree presenting a substantial cheque for €805 to the Principal of Lizzie's new school in Beaufort, Mr. Liam Twomey. Smiles all around!  Lizzie's classmates organised a Fun Day in school to raise funds for St. Francis School. We were overwhelmed by the local businesses who so generously donated prizes for the raffles on the day. Our sincere 'Thank You' for your tremendous support!  Lizzie & her classmates travelled to Beaufort on their last day of school & were shown around the beautiful school by the Principal, Mr. Twomey. He was so impressed by the wonderful mature & caring group from Derinagree. Best of Luck to Lizzie & her Derinagree colleagues as they embark on secondary school life!  From all of us in Derinagree N.S.
Rang 6 in Derinagree presenting a substantial cheque for €805 to the Principal of Lizzie’s new school in Beaufort, Mr. Liam Twomey. Smiles all around!
Lizzie’s classmates organised a Fun Day in school to raise funds for St. Francis School. We were overwhelmed by the local businesses who so generously donated prizes for the raffles on the day. Our sincere ‘Thank You’ for your tremendous support!
Lizzie & her classmates travelled to Beaufort on their last day of school & were shown around the beautiful school by the Principal, Mr. Twomey. He was so impressed by the wonderful mature & caring group from Derinagree.
Best of Luck to Lizzie & her Derinagree colleagues as they embark on secondary school life!
From all of us in Derinagree N.S.  We thank Pam Thronton for the excellent photo and caption.  (S.R.)

Derrinagree N.S. Celebrates Proclamation Day 2016

“Derrinagree National School Parent Association would like to offer our sincere thanks to all who attended our proclamation day yesterday. A special thank you to Connie Houlihan & Conor Murphy from Cullen Pipe Band who helped us mark the occasion. Thanks also to the teachers and the pupils for the beautiful 1916 displays and very entertaining show to mark the event. Christina O’Connell & Sadhbh Murphy were the oldest and youngest to attend the celebration.”  We thank Irene for this report.  (S.R.)

Derrinagree N.S. Expresses Sincere Thanks to Tesco Community Fund

Derinagree national school would like to offer Tesco Community Fund our sincere thanks for their very generous support. Irene O' Mahony , Chairperson of Derrinagree National School Parents Association received a cheque for â,¬340. This was greatly appreciated.
Derrinagree N.S. would like to offer Tesco Community Fund our sincere thanks for their very generous support. Irene O’ Mahony, Chairperson of Derrinagree National School Parents Association recently received a cheque for €340.00. This was greatly appreciated. (Many thanks to Irene and also to Elaine Flynn for the photo and caption – S.R.)

Promoting Derrinagree National School’s Literary Programme

Irene O’Mahony has sent us the following email:

“As part of Derrinagree National School’s literary programme, we are looking to encourage our children to read more.

We are seeking donations of good quality books for children between 5 – 13 years. We are running a book drive in the school from Monday 25th January to Friday 29th January and would appreciate donations of any good quality children’s books.

Of particular interest are children’s favourites such as Enid Blyton – Famous Five, Malory Towers, Roald Dahl – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach etc. And new popular authors such as Jacqueline Wilson, David Walliams, Jeff Kinney (Diary of a wimpy kid), early reader books etc. Thank you.”

Many thanks, Irene,  for this important message.  (S.R.)

Superb Christmas Project by Derrinagree N.S.

The making of Cards and Scarves for the Simon Community and also in aid of St. Vincent de Paul at Derrinagree N.S. before Christmas was a truly inspiring project of which all can feel so very proud. Sincere congratulations to All involved at Derrinagree N.S.. We thank Pam Thornton for the excellent picture. Click on the image to enlarge.
The making of Cards and Scarves for the Simon Community and also in aid of St. Vincent de Paul at Derrinagree N.S. before Christmas was a truly inspiring project of which all can feel so very proud. Sincere congratulations to All involved at Derrinagree N.S.. We thank Pam Thornton for the excellent picture. Click on the image to enlarge.  (S.R.)

Derrinagree NS children from 3rd & 4th classes who donated their handmade hats, scarves & snoods to the Simon Community in Cork. They also made Christmas Cards for people without a home this Christmas. A delegation from the school delivered these special gift packs & helped pack the hampers in Cork on a Friday night before Christmas. 

Thank you especially to Margaret Crean,(past pupil of Derrinagree) for her part in inspiring our school to help the homeless in Cork. A big thank you also to the expert Derinagree Knitting Ladies who’s knitting workshops with 1st- 6th Classes every Wednesday resulted in all concerned being very proud of the finished products!

6th Class Children of Derinagree NS who every year organise a Food collection for St. Vincent de Paul. A big 'Thank you' to all who donated for this very worthy local cause.
6th Class Children of Derrinagree NS who every year organise a Food collection for St. Vincent de Paul. A big ‘Thank you’ to all who donated for this very worthy local cause.

Derrinagree N.S. and Tesco Community Funding Project

The following notice and picture arrived from Irene.  (S.R.):Derrinagree Tesco-600
Derrinagree National School has been selected by TESCO MALLOW as one of its community funding projects. For the next 8 weeks we will have a cylinder inside the door in Tesco Mallow. At the checkout shoppers take the blue tokens and drop them into their nominated cylinder.
A sum of money is divided between the 3 projects and at the end of the 8 weeks the group with the most votes gets the largest share.
Please spread the word to any friends, family, neighbours and work colleagues who shop in Tesco Mallow to please support us.
Thank you!”

Derrinagree Parents Association Expresses Sincere Thanks

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“A HUGE thank you to everyone for all your help & support on Saturday. It was a lovely, enjoyable morning and a tremendous success. Your support is greatly appreciated…. Derrinagree Parents Association ” writes Irene following  the 
clothes collection & coffee morning which was held on Saturday, 19th Sept. from 11.00 a.m. until 1.00 pm. and which  is a major fundraiser for Derrinagree N.S..  (S.R.)

Used Clothing Collection at Derrinagree N.S. on Saturday 19th Sept.

Reminder clothes collection & coffee morning this Saturday 19th from 11 am until 1pm @Derrinagree National School. This is a major fundraiser for the school and all support greatly appreciated. Please spread the word to all family, friends & neighbours. Thank you. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)
Reminder re clothes collection & coffee morning this Saturday, 19th Sept. from 11.00 a.m. until 1.00 pm. This is a major fundraiser for the school and all support greatly appreciated. Please spread the word to all family, friends & neighbours. Thank you. Click on the image to enlarge. (S.R.)

 

Derrinagree N.S. Used Clothing Collection & Coffee Morning on 19th Sept.

Derrinagree Parents Association are holding a Used Clothing Collection and Coffee Morning Saturday 19th September from 11 am to 1pm in Derrinagree school. All unwanted clothes, shoes, handbags, belts, toys and mobile phones are accepted. Thank you for your support and all are very welcome.  (We thank one of the Coordinators for the important information… S.R.)

Superb Army Band Attends Green Flag Launch by Christina at Derrinagree

Christina O'Connell officially raises the Green Flag for Energy which has recently been awarded to Derrinagree N.S..  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Christina O’Connell officially raises the Green Flag for Energy which has recently been awarded to Derrinagree N.S..  Pam Thornton (on extreme right) has been the Coordinator Supreme with her Pupil Committee for the Green Flag Project.  Click on the images to enlarge.  (S.R.)
Preceding the raising of the Flag the Army Band presented a magnificent concert at Derrinagree Church where two very generous cheques were also given to special Guests from Marymount Hospice and from the Alzheimers Society of Ireland.
Preceding the raising of the Flag the Army Band presented a magnificent concert at Derrinagree Church where two very generous cheques were also given to special Guests from Marymount Hospice and from the Alzheimers’ Society of Ireland.  Here we share part one of our selection of images from the historic day at Derrinagree.

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As a special mark of respect for the Young People involved in the Tragedy in California the Irish Flag was at half-mast.
As a special mark of respect for the Young People involved in the Tragedy in California the Irish Flag was at half-mast.

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Derrinagree N.S. Second Green Flag Being Officially Hoisted on 17th June

Green Flag in Derrinagree PosterThe Army Band has rescheduled its visit (originally it was to happen on 23rd June) to Derrinagree to help celebrate the highly prestigious 2nd Green Flag Award. The Band are now coming on this Wednesday 17th June. Extended is an open invitation for anyone interested in attending the wonderful occasion.  The event is to begin at 11.00 a.m..  Weather hopefully will ‘play its part’!  We congratulate the Pupils and Staff of the School on receiving such an important Award.   We thank Pam for alerting us to the upcoming special event at Derrinagree N.S..  (S.R.)