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Mar 14 2018

Green flag success

Published by under Green School,School News

We are delighted to announce that our school will be receiving its 10th Green Flag ! Suzanne Dempsey from Roscommon County Council visited our school last week to assess all the work we have done on the theme of Energy and Global Citizenship. She was very impressed by all the work that has been carried out in each class and the knowledge the children have on this theme. We will receive our flag in May and we will have a special flag raising ceremony and celebration. A special thanks to our wonderful Green Committee (aka the Green Machines)  for all their hard work throughout the year. Have a look below at some of the Energy displays/projects from around our school!



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Mar 06 2018

Trócaire Bun Sale!

Today , Tuesday March 6th, we had a rice krispie bun sale in school. Ms.Rigney’s 3rd and 4th class made yummy chocolate rice krispie buns at home. They set up their stall in the gym and every child in the school got a delicious bun and a drink of juice for €1. All the money raised goes to Trócaire as part of their Lenten campaign. It is also part of our Green Schools programme where we learn about Global Citizenship and how we can help those who are less well-off than we are. We raised €235 !! Thank you and well done to everyone for supporting such a worthy cause.


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Feb 28 2018

We are now Enrolling for September

Please contact the school on 090-6437177 for an enrolment form. Our induction morning will take place on Wednesday April 18th. Further details will be sent to families of children who enrol.


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Feb 09 2018

First Confession and First Holy Communion

Dear parents of our First Confession and First Holy Communion class please note:


The date of the First Confession has changed, it will now take place on Wednesday March 21st at 7:30 pm 



Also the time of the First Holy Communion has changed and will be on Saturday May 19th at 11 am.

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Jan 17 2018

Newsletter January 2018

Newsletter February 2018

I returned to work on the 29th of January having taken time out due to illness. I am delighted to be back in the school Many thanks to all the people who enquired after me, who sent me cards and to all the people who said a prayer. I am very grateful. Mrs Claire Fitzgerald managed the school so well in my absence that many people didn’t even know I was out and all the staff rowed in behind her.  I am very grateful for their professionalism.

As you know many children have mobiles phones now in classes as young as fourth class. Phones can be very helpful in keeping contact with your child and this helps keep them safe. However they can also be detrimental to communication in the home with children not really ‘being there’ …in the sense their minds are elsewhere, texting or browsing the inter net. Sadly, sometimes reports of nasty texts sent to children are reported to me and this causes much unhappiness. Please speak to your child often on the correct usage of mobile phones and the importance of being kind and nice to each other. I know you are all in harmony with me. Zeeko, a company based in U.C.D. will visit the school to work with children, staff and parents (in the evening) on internet and mobile phone safety. The date is 17th of April.

Also, a company called “Sticks and Stones” will work with 6th and 5th classes this term. I believe strongly in the power of drama as a medium to help children socialise in a harmonious way, This company is a drama group that will do just that. The staff will also work with them to revise our care programme. Cornafulla has a high reputation for good discipline and we will strive to maintain this.

Uniform Check-An impromptu uniform check demonstrated that 97% of children are wearing the correct uniform. Well done parents!! Having put four children through Primary and Secondary school I know it is not easy. Remember girls are not allowed to wear leggings.

The new date for Confession is the 21st of March.

Marie Brady is our new Gaelic coach.

Children in 3rd class are enjoying athletics in the A.I.T. each week using their fantastic facilities.

Sr. Annette our religious advisor,is calling to see the children on the 26th of February.

The school will close on the 9th of March to work on the new child protection guidelines. This day has been sanctioned by the Department.

Fourth class will visit Clonmacnoise on Wednesday  as they are learning about the Vikings and monasteries.

The teachers will use an on-line music programme called dabble-doo this term. It is an imaginative and inspirational programme.

New Child Protection Procedures will tighten security in schools. Any adult entering the school must report to Majella at the office. If that person wishes to collect a child or even enter the school building that person must sign in at the door and if necessary sign the child out. If the office is unattended please keep ringing the bell at the right of the main door.

There will be a staff meeting in March. I will let you know details as soon as possible. The school is permitted to close at two on that day. I want to align the meeting with training for teachers so I have to wait for a facilitator’s reply.

I want to thank our Parents Association who worked so hard for us over the years,. Unfortunately it has temporally dissolved. However some members continued on to do the clothes collection and that was great. We will look at forming a new committee in the future. In the meantime could you give your name to Majella if you are willing to meet with myself, Karen o Brien and Aine Lennon to organise a walk in May in aid if the school. It would also be a nice social event.

Joan Conway ( Principal)




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Dec 22 2017

Christmas recycled decorartions

Published by under Green School,School News

Well done to all the boys and girls who made fabulous decorations from recycled materials. We displayed all the decorations in the hall and they really added to the festive atmosphere over the past 2 weeks.

Have a look at the photos below!

Remember to recycle all your Christmas packaging, plastic, etc. over the holiday period.

Thank you and Happy Christmas from Ms.Rigney and the Green Committee.

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Dec 13 2017

Ready to perform….

Published by under School News

Last Friday and Tuesday we were treated to some dress rehearsals of the Christmas Plays from the classes around the school.

Have a look at some of us in action!

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Dec 01 2017

Peace Proms Choreography Videos

4th Class are taking part in the Cross Border Orchestra Ireland Peace Proms in January.

This is a link to the Choreography Videos  so you can sing, dance and practise to your hearts content. Enjoy!

Choreography Videos 2018

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Nov 29 2017

Energy work-shop

Dara from S.E.A.I did an Energy work-shop in our class yesterday.

We learned all about renewable and non-renewable types of energy.

We made a battery using a potato, zinc, copper and wires. We connected the wires to the metal. We then made a bulb light up.

We played a quiz game at the end, it was fun .

We watched a video about how we can save energy, at home and in school.

Have a read of some useful tips below.

We learned that if we all make small changes, together we will make a big difference.

By; Ms.Rigney’s 3rd class.





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Nov 16 2017

Important Dates : Parent Teacher Meetings

Published by under School News

Tuesday 21st November 2017 

Please remember that children have to be collected at 2.45 on that day to facilitate P.T. Meetings.

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