Comhghairdeachas leis na Cailíní a shroich an craobh arís i
mbliana. Our girls’
team will play Carrigaline G.S. in the division one final after the mid
term break. Well done to the
team and their trainers Brigid O’Grady, Michael McCarthy and Bryan
Kelly and thanks for all the time they’ve put in after school and
during break times to achieve this.
Our boys played in division
one as well and also had a great year but, unfortunately, missed out on
getting to the final by just one point.
Buíochas leis na traenálaithe Kieran O’Sullivan, Joe
O’Loughlin agus Eoghan Hyde.
Confirmation and Communion enrolment nights took place on the 17th
and 10th October and were very well attended on those nights.
Thanks to the children for all their preparation, staff members Brigid
O’Grady, Marie O’Shea, Michael McCarthy, Joseph O’Loughlin, Lineke
Stam and the parents for all your hard work.
The Credit Union savings’ scheme is up and running again and thanks to
Caroline Murphy and Marie O’Shea for running this.
Our new student council was elected and they have come up with some
great ideas for the coming year. The
members are Luke McCarthy, James Boyle, Brionna Grimaldi, Mary Coffey,
Louise Ambrose, Tim Sweeney, Fiona Nagle and Conor McGoldrick.
Ovens N.S. is very fortunate to be selected to take part in the European
Union Supported/funded Comenius Project.
This will run over the next couple of years with an Environmental
friendly/green theme and includes schools from France, Britain, Italy,
Malta, Finland and Romania. Our
thanks to Marian O’Callaghan for all her work in this project and to
her school committee.
Our assemblies have begun again this year agus arís tá an-chuid
léanaí éirimiúla againn i mbliana ó thaobh ceol, amhránaíochta
agus drámaíochta de.
Our thanks to the Parents’ Association for all their hard work again
this year. We had a very
positive A.G.M. earlier in the year and the Parents’ Association have
run recycling and bag packing fundraisers for the school recently.
Dan Sheahan’s pub in
Srelane is to have a table quiz on Friday,
16th November, with the proceeds going to Ovens N.S.
Parents’ Association and our thanks to them for that.
of yard and 25th year anniversary:
We had a great day on Sunday, 21st October, to celebrate the
above. A lovely Mass was
followed by the opening/blessing of the yard and refreshments afterwards
in the school. A huge crowd
turned out agus buíochas le dia bhí an lá go hálainn.
Ár mbuíochas le gach éinne a d’eagraigh an lá, go mór mhór
Ms Dineen, Mrs O’Callaghan, Ms Haydon, Alacoque, Marie, Ber, Kathleen
agus Maureen. Our thanks to the 19 staff members for coming in on a
Sunday to work. To Fr Ó hIcí, the Killumney Inn and Quish’s who gave
us the food free of charge, our musicians (Jack O’Rourke, Alan Coffey,
Caroline Dineen, Clíona Dineen, Mary Coffey, Maeve Creedon and Brionna
Grimaldi) the transition year students and all parents who helped to
make the day a success.
Thank you to all the parents who supported “Cork Day” before the
ladies all Ireland Final. We collected €480 to go towards buying
sports’ gear for the school. Go
raibh maith agaibh.
Deirdre Haydon, Michael McCarthy and Joseph O’Loughlin have settled in
very well in our school and we’re delighted to have them on our staff.
We also have two part time teachers, Aisling Cogan and Marian
McCarthy, coming in each week. We’d like to welcome Lineke Stam back
after her career break as well.
Thanks to Dave Murphy, Denis O’Shea, Tony Ambrose, Allison
Ambrose and Denis O’Rourke who volunteered for our Committee for the
upkeep of our woodland area. This is a lovely facility to have for our
school children to enjoy. If anyone else would like to volunteer their
time, please contact any of the committee or the school. Go raibh maith
Game Playing/Hallow’een Day on Friday, 26th October; Sciath
na Scol final after mid term break; Parent teacher meetings 15th,
16th & 22nd November.