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Parents’ Association Newsletter
Welcome to the October edition of this newsletter produced by the Parents Association of St. Brendan’s National School, Rathcoole.
- Application forms for the Discover Cork, Schools’ Heritage Projects are now available. The competition is open for students in 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes. Projects may be entered by individuals, small groups or an entire class.
Dates for your Diary
- School will close for mid-term on Friday October 22nd and will re-open on Tuesday November 2nd.
- The Enrolment Mass for Confirmation will take place in Derrinagree Church on Saturday November 13th at 7.30pm. Confirmation day is Tuesday 29th March.
- The Enrolment Mass for First Holy Communion will take place in Dromagh Church on Saturday November 20th at 7.30pm. First Holy Communion day is Saturday 14th May.
The Annual General Meting of the Parents’ Association took place in the school on Monday 27th September. It was agreed that a parent representing each of the eight classes would form the committee, with the positions of chair, secretary and treasurer being filled from this committee. This process was finalised at a further meeting which took place on Monday 11th October.
The committee is as follows:
Class Parent Phone Number Child’s Name
Juniors Bridget Buckley 087-9927042 Carolyn
Seniors Patsy Lehane 087-2059549 Emma
First Valérie Mc Groary 087-2110143 Adam
Second Anna-Marie Callaghan 087-9190637 Eimear
Third Veronica Murphy 086-8551812 Leah
Fourth P.J. Cremin 083-3039429 Thomas
Fifth Mary Condon 087-3107597 Stephen
Sixth Maura Dunlea 087-7428155 Ian
Chair: P.J. Cremin
Secretary: Anna-Marie Callaghan
Treasurer: Veronica Murphy
5th and 6th class enjoyed a trip to the Lifetime Learning Lab in Cork City on Friday 15th October. Students participated in Experiments in the fields of magnetism/forces and construction.
5th and 6th class students attended the Earth Day celebrations at Dromagh Church on Wednesday September 29th. A number of nesting boxes for birds were installed. Sophie Cotter (5th class) spoke about her project on Owls.
- Sherkin Results – Congratulations to all our prize winners!(see results on back page)
A special word of thanks goes to transition year students, Daniel O’Keeffe, Darragh Crowley and Denis O’Donoghue, for the time and effort which they put into football training for 3rd to 6th class pupils every Wednesday afternoon. Daniel, Darragh and Denis are pupils of Colaiste Treasa in Kanturk and past pupils of St. Brendan’s N.S.
Special Congratulations to Samantha Fuller-Buckland on the birth of their daughter Chelsea, a sister for Brittany (5th class), Shannon (3rd class) and Paige.
Sherkin Island Competition Winners 2010
- Dr. Michael Kennedy Award
Prize: €100.00 Diarmuid Cronin
- Prize: Seashore & Wildlife Flowers Beginner’s Guide
Precious Akinbiodun Rebecca O’Leary, Heather O’Connor Conor O’Callaghan
Patrick Buckley Ben Senior, Shane Buckley, Sean O’Donoghue
Ryan Carroll Mark Casey, Darren Collins Mary Redic
Tomás Cronin Jenny Collins Cian Linehan Aisling Dennehy
- Prize: A to Z of Geology
- Prize: Digital Camera
- Prize: DVD 5-box set of “Planet Earth”
- Prize: Fishing rod, reel & lifejacket
Daragh Kelleher, Hannah Carter,
Ryan Morris Murray, Alex Dennehy
- Prize: Ireland Our Island Home/Ireland’s Garden B
- Prize: Ireland’s Bird life: A World of Beauty
Jason Carroll, Jamie Brophy Michelle Clery,
Emma Ducey, Aoife Buckley Martina O’Donoghue
Leah Murphy Mary Buckley Gavin O’Keeffe
Jack Hanover Sophie Cotter Michelle Lehane
Digital Camera 3rd & 4th Class
Colouring Books Junior & Senior Infants
Colouring Books 1st & 2nd Class