Credit Union Quiz Winners

Last week, on Friday night 27th January, the 5th and 6th class quiz team from St.Brendan’s N.S. won first prize in the Credit Union Schools Quiz in the Edel Quinn Hall in Kanturk. They will now progress to the next round of the competition and we wish them the best of luck!

Our 3rd and 4th class team also came second on the night with a very strong performance.

St.Brendan’s have now won the competition two years running and with the younger children doing so well again this year, the chances for another win next year look promising!

Congratulations to all involved – it is a wonderful achievement and you should all be very proud.

Here is the 5th and 6th class winning team from St.Brendan’s N.S. with the trophies and shield they received on the night.

Green Code 2017

We here at St.Brendan’s N.S. are already the proud recipients of two Green Flags – for Waste and Energy. As we have posted about many times before, we are currently on the hunt for our third Green Flag, this time for Water. For over a year now, the children in St.Brendan’s have been working diligently to save water in our school, as well as continue the great work done to achieve our first two flags.

As we are working on our third Green Flag, it stands to reason we also have three slogans:

 Put the litter in the bin, that is the way to win.

Do the earth a favour, be a power saver. 

 Save every drop, make the wasting STOP!! 


We have also created a Green Code for our school. This is the code all of our pupils, teachers and visitors to the school follow.

  • We will continue to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (use the three bins properly)
  • We will recycle stamps, clothes, mobiles, cans, batteries and paper.
  • We will Push the Green Button when flushing to save water.
  • We will push all taps softly to use less water.
  • We will use the stopper when washing after art and crafts.
  • We will report any leaks/ dripping taps.
  • We will compost waste fruit and vegetables (and their peelings) and pencil toppings.
  • We will pick up litter, even when it’s not our own.
  • We will use less plastic wrappers and cartons and no tin foil.
  • We will reduce waste by bringing in just enough food for lunch.
  • We will reduce the amount of heating oil by turning on heat only when required.
  • We will turn off all lights when they are not needed.
  •  We will turn off all electrical appliances when not in use.
  • We will close all doors, both inside and outside, to keep heat in. Windows too!
  • We are a Health Promoting School.

Now Enrolling for September 2017

St. Brendan’s N.S., Rathcoole


Any parent wishing to enrol their child in St. Brendan’s N.S. for September 2017, please phone the school secretary @ (029) 58410 for an enrolment form.

(Completed enrolment applications must be returned to St.Brendan’s N.S. by Friday 17th February.)

Christmas Carol Service

Today, at St.Brendan’s N.S., we held a Christmas Carol Service. All of the children in the school took part and each and every one performed exceptionally! The overall effect was staggeringly beautiful. Thank you to all the children who took part, as well as each member of staff who worked so hard to prepare the children.

Following the performance, the Parents Association provided refreshments for all in attendance. This was a lovely treat and we would like to thank the Parents Association, especially those who helped out on the day.

Apart from the Carol Service, the school also held a Christmas Raffle toady. For the past number of weeks, the children in the school have been selling lines on cards for a chance to win some fantastic prizes!

*We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who sponsored a prize for the raffle.*

Today, the draw was held and the following are the list of winners:

1st Prize: Archos Android Tablet 16GB – Jamie Kelleher

2nd Prize: Hamper from Colemans Millstreet – Saoirse Griffin

3rd Prize: €50 Shopping Voucher for Super  Valu – Jason Carroll

4th Prize: Voucher for O’Leary’s Butchers Millstreet – Anthony Forde

Other prizes were won by Kevin Cronin, Mary Singleton, Tomiwa, Dermot O’ Flynn and Trevor O’ Sullivan.

There was also a seperate raffle for the sellers of all the raffle cards. The following are the winners of the sellers draw:

Cerys McMullen, Claire Lyons, Hannah Casey, Tomás Cronin, Tomiwa, Seán Linehan, Carolyn Buckley, Ben Kelleher, Leanne O’ Leary, Charleen McGroary, Thomas Cassidy, Trevor O’ Sullivan, Jack Murphy and  Katie Linehan.

Well done to all who won the many fantastic prizes today.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in our school community. We appreciate your involvement and look forward to your continued support in 2017.

Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi Mhaise Daoibh

Special Visit from the Man of the Moment

Because the children of St.Brendan’s N.S. have been so good all year, they had a very special visit from the man of the moment – Santa Claus! All of the children were thrilled to see him and made sure to remind him of what they had asked for in their letters. Santa assured all of the children that they were on the ‘nice list’ this year 🙂 Here are some of the pics of this very special visit….


Science Fair Fun

Today, in St.Brendan’s N.S. Rathcoole, the 5th and 6th classes held a Science Fair in the school hall. Each class was invited to attend to watch some fascinating experiments and learn some really cool stuff about science!

Each child in 5th and 6th class chose and researched their own topic over the past number of weeks. They created posters explaining their experiment and the processes involved in it. Today, the rest of the school was lucky enough to be shown each of these experiments in action! Each child also explained their experiment to the eager onlookers.

It was a very educational experience – as well as a thoroughly enjoyable one! From static electricity, taste tests, bottle flips and fireproof balloons to optical illusions and lava lamps, this Science Fair really had it all! Well done to each and every child who took part and put so much work into their projects. You are all budding scientists! 🙂

Here are some photos of each experiment, as well as pictures taken at today’s fair.

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Christmas Creativity at St.Brendan’s

With the festive season well under way, the teachers and pupils here at St.Brendan’s have been getting into the Christmas spirit with some wonderfully festive art. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words so have a look at some of the pictures taken of the children’s fantastic art work!



Perfect penguins done by the Junior and Senior Infants.


First and Second Class created wonderful wreaths


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The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

In order to celebrate the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, we here at St.Brendan’s N.S. gathered for a prayer service, with a special focus on Our Lady and the part she plays in our lives every day. The children were given a chance to remember all of the times they themselves lived like Holy Mary – in their thoughts or actions. We also offered up a decade of the rosary to Our Lady and sang some wonderful hymns.

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