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Tesco Community Fundraising

A huge “Thank You” to Tesco Ireland and all who supported the recent fundraiser for our ASD classes in Tesco, Douglas.

Macroom Buffalo Farm

4th class had a great day visiting Macroom Buffalo farm as part of the Erasmus+ programme learning about local produce and the route from field to fork. Dorothy gave them a tour of the farm where the boys had the opportunity to get up close to the herd of water buffalo and pet the new calves. They watched a video on the cheese making process and loved tasting mozzarella, feta, haloumi and ricotta!

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Our 1st class pupils attended a sustainable development workshop at Scala centre in Blackrock, Cork on 1st April 2019.

The children learned about the importance of the 17 global goals and how they can make a difference in order to create a better, cleaner world for all. 

Our boys engaged in fun activities such as fishing for plastic fish in a tub littered with plastic pollution, planting their own seeds in recycled pots from toilet rolls and singing a song about saving energy! 

The boys created such a buzz at the workshop that they even made it onto our local newspaper! 

On Thursday 4th April half of our fourth class students went to Mahon Farmers’ Market! We had such a great time seeing all the local produce and range of items on offer!  When we asked shoppers why they visited local markets instead of supermarkets their responses included “support local”, “less plastic”, “Sustainable produce”, “Greater range of fresh goods”, “nicer fruit and vegetables than in the stores”, “less imported goods”, “we know where the food comes from” and “I wouldn’t shop anywhere else”. 

We asked a local spice company about their carbon footprint, their spices come from a sustainable farm in India, they’re shipped in bulk to Ireland and then ground and packaged in Middleton. 

On Wednesday 10th April the second half of Ms. O’ Callaghan’s Class visited Rohu’s Country Market in Innishannon.  They learned about the origin of the produce and the importance of supporting local! 

SENSORY GARDEN & POLYTUNNEL

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A huge “THANK YOU” to all the volunteers who gave up their time last Saturday to help with our Polytunnel and Sensory Garden.  Everyone worked really hard and as you can see the results are fantastic! We will be continuing to develop the garden this weekend so if you are available and would like to be involved please contact Mr. Crowley on 021-4371875

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Bhí an-sport again i SML le linn Seachtain na Gaeilge I mbliana. Tháinig na cailíní ó rang 4 trasna chun páirt a ghlacadh i dTráth na gCeist. D’éirigh go híontach leis na foirne measctha. Bhí gach éinne sásta leis na torthaí.

I rith na seachtaine rinne na buachaillí sár iarracht ár bpotaí óir a líonadh le boinn óir. Gach uair a labhair éinne as Gaeilge fuair said bonn óir le chur sa phota. Bhí na leipreacháin an-sásta leo féin i ndeire na dála.

Réitigh rang 5 agus rang 1 Bingó a imirt le chéile sa leabharlann. Chabhraigh na buachailli sinsearacha leis na leaids óga an cluiche a imirt. Bhain said an sult as. Tháinig rang 4 agus rang 2 le chéile freisin chun triail a bhaint as. D’eirigh go breá leo.

Ar an Aoine, 15ú Márta, tháinig an Carrigdhoun Comhaltas go dtí an scoil. Sheinn said ceol breá bríomhar dúinn agus bhain na buachaillí óga an-chraic as Ballaí Luimní a dhéanamh. D’fhoghlaim na daltaí sinsearacha conas Ionsaí na hInse a dhéanamh. Bhí said ar fheabhas. Míle buíochas le Fionán Cogan a mhúin dóibh é. Ansin rinne John O’Keefe agus Ann damhsa ar an sean nós dúinn go léir. Mhúin said an bhun chéim agus an luascadh do na buachailli  agus ar aghaidh leo go léir ag baint sult as an ocáid.

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Spike Ball

 

On Tuesday the 19th of March two teams from 6th class represented our school at the Cork Spikeball Final which took place in the Mardyke Arena in Cork. The teams played in different pools to begin with. They enjoyed some challenging matches against tough opposite and earned some well deserved victories. 

One team was fortunate enough to qualify out of their group and made it to the knockouts where they won a thrilling semi- final against their opposition from Innishannon. Despite some great play and teamwork in the final they couldn’t overcome their opposition. However they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and did the school proud!
 
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STEM ACADEMY

Our STEM Academy recently visited DePuy Johnson and Johnson in Ringaskiddy as part of Engineers Week. Our students began with a demonstration from working engineers of the technology they use in their everyday work. They were show Virtual Reality headsets and mechanical arms and how they can be used in manufacturing. Having recently bought a 3D printer for our STEM club, our boys were in their element seeing industrial printers in action and their real world applications. We ended the day with a trip to one of the colossal wind turbines which really was amazing to see up close. A huge thanks to Susan and all the helpers in DePuy for giving our students a brilliant day out.

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We have come to the end of another fantastic, successful and rewarding year at Scoil Mhuire Lourdes.  We hope all our students and their families enjoy the holidays and look forward to welcoming you all back on Thursday, 30th August.

To download the school calendar for 2018/2019 click here.

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Following direction from the Department of Education and Skills Scoil Mhuire Lourdes BNS and St. John’s GNS will remain closed on Thursday 1st March and Friday 2nd March. School will open as normal on Monday 5th March, unless otherwise advised. 

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On behalf of Scoil Mhuire Lourdes Boys’ School, Carrigaline and Carrigaline United Football for All, we are delighted to announce our upcoming fundraiser – “Lip Sync Superstars”.

All funds raised will go towards the ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) Unit in Scoil Mhuire Lourdes and the Football for All Program in Carrigaline United. 
 
The event will take place on November 10th in the Carrigaline Court Hotel. Well known local personalities will battle it out to be crowned Lip Sync Superstar 2017!   We have a number of acts from the community already secured to take part and it promises to be a great night of entertainment for all!  

Tickets available from Scoil Mhuire Lourdes & goo.gl/hnpFSR

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Welcome back to all our students and their families.  We’re looking forward to another great year in Scoil Mhuire Lourdes!  A special ‘fáilte’ to all our new Junior Infants.   We hope your 8 years with us will be happy, memorable and successful! 

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A huge “Thank You” to our Parent’s Association for treating students from 1st – 6th classes to an ice-cream van! Well done to the boys for their continued hard work this term! Happy Easter from all at Scoil Mhuire Lourdes!

 

 

 

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Cyber Safety – How to help keep your children safe online, talk by John Wills (School Cyber Safety Consultant, psychologist) for all parents, 6th April 2017 at 7pm.  

Students from 3rd – 6th will have workshops by John during the school day and staff will also attend a talk on best practice in schools.  

The Parent’s Association have kindly agreed to cover all costs associated with these workshops.  We hope a representative from each family will attend the parent/guardian talk.  

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Mental Health Awareness Day

On Wednesday, 22nd February, we celebrated our first ‘Mental Health Awareness’ Day.    At Scoil Mhuire Lourdes we endeavour to cater for all needs of our school community – educational, social and mental wellbeing.  As part of our awareness day pupils were invited to dress in colours and make a donation towards Pieta House.   Mindfulness activities were undertaken in all classes and will be continued to be integrated into our everyday curriculum.

We are delighted to have raised €575 from our Colours Day.   A presentation was made to one of our past pupils, Aidan Roche, who is organising many charity events and fundraisers for this worthy cause.  Aidan organised a charity ball in Silver Springs last month and is working to raise awareness of mental health among young people.    For more information on supports offered by this organisation please visit www.pietahouse.com.  A HUGE “Thank you” to all who donated.

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Irving Oil – Whitegate Oil Refinery.

The boys in Ms Byrne’s 5th class made history lately when they were the first and only primary or secondary school to ever visit Whitegate Oil Refinery. 

The boys had the privilege of receiving a talk and presentation on what happens on the site in the production of oil products. Afterwards we had a bus tour around the Refinery when we saw for ourselves the different areas of production.

        This was all part of our whole-school Erasmus Project on Plastic (a bi-product of oil).

We are very grateful to Irving Oil – Whitegate Oil Refinery for their welcome and special courtesy.

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Christmas Giving!

During the lead up to Christmas Ms Byrne’s 5th class decided to donate €5 each to buy gifts for Trocaire.

They collected €150 and bought a water pump and a goat.

The water pump will provide a village with fresh water and eliminate the threat of disease caused by drinking dirty water.

The goat will provide a source of food for many years to come as it will give milk, cheese and meat. When there will be a kid, it will be donated to another family in the village….and so it goes on…….

We are very proud of them for making this very thoughtful decision.  Well done to all involved! 

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CONGRATULATIONS to our Sciath na Scol team who won the Final!!  Fantastic result boys, well done!

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Term one, as always, is very busy here in SML!  Here are just a few of the activities ongoing….

Sciath na Scol Football:  

            Congratulations to our Sciath na Scol Team who won the Final!!!

Choir  3rd – 6th Class: Thursday’s 2:30pm

Band  4th – 6th Class:  Thursday 1:30pm

Club Ceoil: 1st – 3rd Class: Tuesday 2.30pm

Chess   2nd class (C Corbett)  Wednesday  1:30pm

Chess  4th 5th 6th  Wednesday 2:30pm

Chess 3rd  Fridays 1:30pm (starting after midterm)

Futsal: 6th TBC

Lego Workshop:  (starting soon)

Stem :   Wednesday  2:30pm

Coder Dojo:   Thursday 6pm

Swimming: Sixth Class starting Monday 7th November

Drama: starting in November 

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GAA Coaching: Brendan O Driscoll

German:  5th & 6th Classes with Nicola Drake    

Mandarin : 4th with Bowen Guo  on Wednesdays @12noon

Parent Teacher Meeting:     Tuesday 25th & and Wednesady 26th October  2:30pm – 5:00pm

Parents Association Cake Sales:      Infant School 11th November

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Parents Association Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

Parents Association Calendar 2017: Photographs being taken on 19/10/2016

Christmas Concert:   –    Date TBC

 

 

 

 

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Welcome back to all our students! We’re looking forward to another great year at SML! Stay posted for updates!

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 2016/2017  Calendar available here

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Well done to Our School Choir who supported a fundraiser for the community bus, held in the Carrigaline Court Hotel. Our boys did themselves and the school proud as always! A great night was had by all!

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Well done to our sixth classes who organised a coin trail for Guide Dog Day 2016 as part of their confirmation charity fundraiser!  They raised a fantastic €732!!   A huge THANK YOU to all the students who got involved and donated! A great day was had by all!

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Good Luck to the SML Spike Ball Team in Killarney this Thursday, 25th February! Congratulations to our boys for getting this far!  GO TEAM!!

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Our STEM Academy took part in the second annual VEX Robotics competition which was held in CIT last Thursday and Friday. We were honoured to be asked to attend the pilot competition last year and this years competition was even better with over 35 schools entering!! Our team had been designing and testing their robot since they got it in September and the finished product was absolutely brilliant! The other half of the team did a project on forensic science which they presented to two very impressed judges.
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Tuesday (9th of February) we will be holding a talk on keeping safe online as part of Safe Internet Day 2016.   We constantly get parents asking us for advice on what they can do to protect their children online and how to keep up with the latest technology.  In response to these queries we have arranged an expert with over 15 years experience in the industry to come in and give a talk on the subject. This talk is not just for the parents of our students.   We feel an awareness in this area is so important that we invite all parents in the community interested to attend.

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 Presentation of the 1916 Commemoration Flag and Reading of the 1916 Proclamation

Today, Friday 8th January, Scoil Mhuire Lourdes was privileged to welcome Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, Minister for Defence Simon Coveney, Leftenant Elizabeth Barrett, Captain Gemma Fagan, Chief Petty Officer Damien Murphy, Petty Officer Valerie McCarthy and Trooper Brian O’ Dwyer.  We were presented the National Flag which we will hoist proudly on the 15th March – Proclamation Day.  We had a great celebration, congratulations to all involved! 

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Our Christmas Wish Tree raised €500 for Laura Lynn!  Well done to all the boys at SML! 

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 As part of our Erasmus+ project we made Christmas decorations out of recycled paper to send to our partner countries .  We can’t wait to receive the packages they send in return!

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Breaking News!!!

A new building has been announced for SML!!

Exciting times ahead!!

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Please support our Cake Sale this Friday, 13th November

11am – 1pm in the senior school.

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We had great fun in SML for the 10th Maths Week.  Our students took part in online challenges, game hours, maths trails, brain teasers and many other activities! We’re looking forward to the next one already!!

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A HUGE “Thank you” to the parents who helped on our 6th Class Photography Project.  The pupils thoroughly enjoyed visiting the locations and cannot wait to see their final pictures!! Stay posted to see the winners!

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Supporting Carrigaline GAA!

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Parent Teacher meetings are being held in the senior school Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st, October.  We look forward to meeting all parents in the coming weeks and working together towards another great year!

 

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Download our school calendar for 2015 – 2016 ***here***

 

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Scoil Mhuire Lourdes Parents’ Association

Our Parents’ Association Annual AGM will take place on Monday 5th October at 7.30pm in the library at the senior school.  All welcome and a huge thanks for your continued support! Please support our sponsored walk on Wednesday, October 14th! Stay posted for photos!!

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WELCOME BACK!!

A HUGE welcome to our new Junior Infant classes! We hope they enjoy every minute of the time they spend with us in SML!

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Thank you to Adrian O’ Herlihy who photographed our Infants and First Class on the first day back! First class are really enjoying settling into the ‘big school’!

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END OF SCHOOL YEAR!!!

It’s been another great year in SML.  As always we were very busy and had many activities and projects ongoing.  A few of these included:  Science Week, Swimming, German, Mandarin, choir, band, STEM club, Coder Dojo, Chess, 2 Sciath na Scol Finals, Junior Entrepreneur Programme, 2 cake sales, Open Night, SML’s got Talent, our 4th Green Flag ceremony, golf classic, soccer marathon, tours, trips, fun days – to name but a few, the list is too long to include everything!!  We wish our outgoing 6th class who graduated the last week of school every success as they journey on to secondary school!

Thank you for your support throughout the year and we look forward another great year when we return on 27th August.  Wishing you all a fantastic summer and an enjoyable break! 

 

Well done to our 6th Class pupils who donated €200 from their JEP profit to the Children’s Leukaemia Association.

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The Scoil Mhuire Lourdes Golf Classic was held in Douglas Golf Club on June 5th. An excellent day was had by all. The winners were a team entered by Walsh’sPharmacy with a score of 51 points. We’d like to thank all of the teams for participating and everyone who sponsored the event. Thank you for your contribution to our successful event.  

  

     

 

 

Scoil Mhuire Lourdes – World Book Week

World book week in SML.  We are excited to launch World Book Week in SML on Friday 29th May 2015.

We are beginning our week with a Whole School Readathon at assembly on Friday morning the 29th and ending with an ‘Who Am I?’ costume party on Friday 4th June. In between times we are planning to have some great guest speakers, a host of fun activities and lots of opportunities to read, read read! We hope you’ll join with us and get involved at home too.

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Sciath na Scol UPDATE!!!
Our Sciath na Scol team are in the FINAL!! Good luck boys!

Monday 25th May at 10.30am in Irish Independent Park!

 

 
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A huge “Thank You” to our wonderful Parents’ Association for organising such a fantastic Easter Fun Day! Our students had a ball following the Easter Bunny and hunting for eggs!!! The day was a huge success – working together as a team is what makes Scoil Mhuire Lourdes such a brilliant school!

Happy Easter to all!! Looking forward to another exciting and rewarding term ahead!

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On Friday, 14th March, 6th Class had their official Launch for their ‘Stacked Sticks’! The Junior Entrepreneur project was a huge success this year and we are very proud of our boys’ dedication and hard work! Definitely names that we’ll hear doing great things in the future!  Stay posted for profit details!! 

 
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Bhaineamar an taitneamh as Seachtain na Gaeilge.  Bhí a lán eachtraí ar siúl sa scoil. Bhí céilí mór, tráth na gceist, comórtas ealaín agus ceol ón an banna iontach ‘Puc ar Buile’.  Bhí an craic agus spraoi againn i SML!!

 

 


“Ms Lynch’s 4th class are going to Dublin for the RDS Primary Science Fair.  We are doing our project on ‘Does the Size of Your Brain Determine your Intelligence?’  So far our research tells us that it does not depend on how big your head is but how you use it that matters!  We are very excited to go to Dublin, we will be going around 7am on the train and coming back late in the evening on the 8th January.  There will be four people on the stand at a time.  If you’re in Dublin we would love you to come see our project.” (by Kieran Bloss Brennan 4th Class)

 

Wishing all our pupils, parents and staff a happy, healthy and successful 2015!

It’s been a great first term in SML.  As always we are very busy and had many activities and projects ongoing.  A few of these include: 2 cake sales, Open Night, Science Week, Swimming, Cork Opera House Panto, Christmas Carol Service, Mandarin, choir, band, STEM club, Coder Dojo, Chess, Sponsored Walk and Our Santa Stroll.

Thank you for your support throughout the term and we look forward another great term when we return in January.  Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and an enjoyable break.

Our Santa Stroll was held on Wednesday morning, 17th December.  We were delighted with the turn out and the event was a huge success.  We are now well on target to get our 4th Green Flag this year! Congratulations and well done to all involved! See our twitter page for photos!

Another wonderful week in Scoil Mhuire Lourdes Boys’ School. Following very strong demand for places, we were delighted to welcome a large intake of 51 Junior Infants, with well over 12 new Boys also joining other classes up through the school this week. There are other boys waiting to join us in the coming days and weeks. Our new Junior Infants are absolutely super.

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A HUGE ‘Thank You’ to all the 6th class parents who participated in our Photography day yesterday.  A great day was had by all! We’re looking forward to developing the photos and seeing the results! The project has proven a huge success and will now be held annually in the school!

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Tayto Park! (Dissolving Boundaries Project)

Ms. O’ Callaghan’s 6th and Mr Coughlan’s 5th had a fantastic time in Tayto Park, Co. Meath on Wednesday 8th May.  They got a tour of the factory, saw crisps being made, met the animals and had a great time doing the activities.  Most importantly, they got a chance to meet their partner classes from Coleraine, Co. Derry.  A great day was had by all!

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Scoil Mhuire Lourdes in the Evening Echo

Here are some photos of our school in the Kidzone section of the Evening Echo this week

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Minister Simon Coveney comes to SML

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Thanks to Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney for coming into us to unveil our it@cork Excellence in Education Award. Simon spoke about the great work our staff and students did to win this award and how proud he was that a school in his locality is recognised as a leader in IT in education.  

 

 

 

 

Free Anti Virus Software For All!!

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As part of our 1st place in the Excellence in Education Award, we were contacted by category sponsor TrendMicro about a donation of anti virus software to all families of boys attending Scoil Mhuire Lourdes!! This software is valid for 12 months and can be used on up to 3 different devices!

Thanks to TrendMicro for this great gift to the school!

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Scoil Mhuire Lourdes choir will be performing a selection of Christmas Songs and Festive Favourites this Sunday 8th December  in the Pavilion Garden Centre at 3:15pm.

 ALL WELCOME!!!

‘The Pavilion Garden Centre is hosting a Christmas Market over the first two weekends of December: 30th Nov/1st Dec & 7/8th Dec. There will be traditional festive attractions such as Santa, carol singing, mince pies, live animal crib,entertainment for children, mulled drinks, Christmas crafts and food. There will be approximately 40 craft and artisan food stands at The Pavilion for the two-day, two-weekend event.’

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WINNERS!!!

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Excellence in Education Award

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We are delighted to have been announced as one of the finalists in the it@cork annual IT awards. Our category includes primary and secondary schools so we feel our great work in this area is being recognised. We also would like to thank our IT sponsor McKesson for all their support and their nomination.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cake Sale!!

Thanks to our Parent’s Association for our fantastic cake sale today! Our lads enjoyed choosing from the vast array of treats on display, which also helps the Parent’s Association with their great fundraising.

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The Brendan Martin Cup visits SML

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A huge THANK YOU to Bríd Stack, player on the Cork Ladies Gaelic Football team for bringing the Brendan Martin Cup to SML and passing on some words of advice to our pupils.

 

 

 What’s happening at SML this term?!

Music Week 21st to 25th 
15 young talented musicians from The Cork School of Music to preform for us on Thursday
It’s Jazz time of year at SML . The famous band The Roaring Forties will entertain us on Friday Oct. 25th
 
School Closed October 29th  to November 4th 
 
Swimming  6th Class  November 5th to December 10
 
GAA  Training 3rd & 4th  with Brendan O Driscoll, Carrigaline GAA
 
Rugby Training with Vincent, Carrigaline Rugby Club 5th & 6th
 
Chinese Lessons for  4th with Mai Chung, Confucius Society UCC
 
German: To begin after mid-term break for senior classes
 
Dissolving Boundaries: Ms. O’ Callaghan’s 6th and Mr. Coughlan’s 5th.
 
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Best of Luck Rob!!

Past pupil Rob O’Shea is part of the Cork hurling panel playing in this years All Ireland Hurling Final this coming Sunday in Croke Park. Rob was part of the last Scoil Mhuire Lourdes team to taste victory in a Sciath Na Scol final. He was involved in Cork teams underage and his great attitude to training and his willingness to work hard has paid off with a call up to the senior team this year. We wish Rob and all the lads the best on Sunday!   Doubt ya Robbie kid!

Welcome Back! 

Welcome back to all our pupils, we are all looking forward to a fun – filled year full of learning and new experiences.

The staff and students at Scoil Mhuire Lourdes extend a warm “Céad Míle Fáilte” to the junior infants who have joined our school this September.  We hope they enjoy their time with us in SML and become involved in all aspects of school life as they progress through the years.

Check in regularly to the site for updates and don’t forget to follow us on twitter! @smlcarrigaline

SUMMER HOLIDAYS!

We can’t believe the school year has ended already! What a year we had in SML…Technology week, Comenius project, our third Green Flag, Dissolving Boundaries Project, Young Scientist, Trip to the Ombudsman, Our new Library, Senior Infant Garden, Gymnastics, Swimming, GAA, Rugby, Sports Day, German, Chinese, Seachtain na Gaeilge, World Book Day, Communion, Confirmation, School Tours, Christmas play “A Scare at Christmas”, Summer show “SML’s Got Talent” …. to name but a few of the activities and events we were involved in this year. A big THANK YOU to the staff, pupils and parents who contributed to such a successful and happy year in SML.  We wish all our pupils and their families a lovely summer and a well earned rest! To view our ‘Year in Pictures’ newsletter click here.

Library

Our new library was officially opened the week before the holidays.  Pupils dressed up as their favourite book characters and a great day was had by all.  Have a look at photos of our ultra bright and modern library in ‘Our School’ on the gallery page.  Thank you to all who were involved in creating such a wonderful reading space!

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Business Week

Students from 6th class have been starting their own businesses the past few weeks. In the past week groups of students have used start-up money to form their own businesses (such as car washing, grass cutting, dog walking, etc). They were down in the soccer club last Saturday selling food and drink at a stall and did very well. Today in the hall they were selling stock in the hall and they did fantastically well. After paying back their seed money the lads made a whopping profit of €740!!!! They will be giving proceeds to a local charity and also buying books for the new library in the school. Well done lads!

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May/ June

May 30th:  5th Class school tour to Kinsale OEC May 31st:  4th Class school tour, team building and olympic challenges , Maradyke Arena June 5th:  40 lucky pupils to visit Office of the Ombudsman in Dublin June 12th: School fun day (weather permitting!) June 14th:  1st,3rd and 6th Class tours ***June 20th:  SCHOOL BOOK SALE by High Street Books*** 5-8pm in Senior School Hall June 24th & 25th: Incoming Junior Infants (2pm) June 25th: 6th Class Graduation Mass at 7pm June 28th: School closes at 12 mid-day,  all the staff at SML hope both the pupils and parents have a fantastic summer!

Extra information to note:
 
School Direct are offering a 10% discount on all school tracksuits sold during June 2013
 
Book Rental lists for 2013/2014 will be distributed on Monday 10th . Great savings are to be made by availing of the scheme. CLOSING DATE is Friday 21st
 
 

SML past-pupil makes Irish Team

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Well done to our former pupil Sean Cooke who was called up to the Irish u15 Football Team! Sean, who is currently in 2nd year in the local community school, was one of the stars of the Sciath na Scol team who represented us in a final 2 years ago. He always gave 100% on the pitch and had a great attitude in training , all his hard work and dedication has been recognised with a well deserved call up to the international side.

 

Confirmation Donations

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Following their Confirmation, the boys from both sixth classes decided to give some of the money they received towards two charities, the Laura Lynn Hospice and the Cork Penny Dinners. They brought in a grand total of €650 which was gratefully received by both charities.

 

6th class London Trip

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Hi this is David Carroll from sixth class and I’m going to tell you about our London trip. We had to go to  school at five in the morning on Thursday and the plane took off at 7:30am. When we arrived in Heathrow our bags were collected by our host school and we went straight to the science museum. It was great. Then we went to meet our host families, we went back to our houses and had dinner.We then went to a Westend show called Stomp. They make music out of everything. We didn’t get home till twelve and we were all wrecked the day after. On Friday we had our gaelic tournament, we split the group into two teams. We won all of our matches. After we went back to the school and played soccer and had some donuts. We spent the rest of the day with our families and a lot of us went on a Wembley tour. On Saturday we had to take a lot of underground trains (tubes), we went to Madame Tussauds and there was loads of wax sculptures. We went to McDonalds for lunch and it was packed. After that we started lining up for the London Dungeons but we realised we only had time to do one more thing. So we had to have a vote between Lillywhites (sports shop) or the Dungeons. Pretty much everyone voted for Lillywhites, we spent about two hours there. We bought so much stuff that the teachers had to buy another bag each to carry it all. Then we had to ride the tube for another hour. Then we had some more time with our families. Some of us went to see Iron Man 3 and some of us went bowling. On Sunday we went to the Reading v QPR match, unfortunately it ended O-O and both teams were relegated. We then had a training session in the indoor Reading Academy pitch and it was great. We then started to make our way home. A lot of us forgot to take water out of our bags and we had to have them searched at security (except for Mr Crowley’s group). When our plane landed we collected the bags and everyone was waiting for us. We came through the doors and the airport erupted with clapping and cheering. We said goodbye to the teachers and we went home . It was a great trip and everyone enjoyed it, my favourite parts were Lilywhites and Stomp. I really think it is a great opportunity for 6th class and I will remember it for the rest of my life. by   David Carroll     Dissolving Boundaries Last Thursday, 18th April, Ms Daly’s 3rd Class and Ms. O’ Callaghan’s 4th Class travelled to Croke Park, Dublin to meet our Partner schools from County Derry.  Lots of new friends were made and a great day was had by all!

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Cór Fhéile na Scol

A huge congratulations to the band and choir who took part in the Cór Fhéile in Cork City Hall on March 11th.  All the boys were fantastic and huge credit is due to their teachers Ms. Byrne, Ms. Daly and Ms. Collins!

 

 

 

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Bhaineamar an taitneamh as Seachtain na Gaeilge.  Bhí a lán eachtraí ar siúl sa scoil, m.sh. ceol ón comhltas, céilí mór, comórtas ealaín, Raideo Bing Bong agus Tráth na gCeist!        

 

This week we celebrated World Book Week in Scoil Mhuire Lourdes.  There were a lot of enjoyable activities organised.  Senior Infants and First Class went to the Opera House on Monday to see ‘The Gruffalo’, 2nd,3rd and 4th were visited by storyteller Paddy O’ Brien and author Peter Gunning spoke to 5th and 6th.  The whole school dressed up as their favourite book characters on Thursday and on Friday we hosted ‘Bring a Book, Buy a Book’  sale in the hall to raise money for our new library, this was very successful! A HUGE thank you to all those who donated books and got  involved.     

 Guide Dogs Visit

A huge Thank You to Alison Flack, a volunteer with the Irish Guide Dogs, who came to speak to the pupils about the training of a puppy.  This is an organisation which we are very interested in.  We already have classes who have  become ‘puppy pals’ and have more projects in the pipeline! Check back soon for updates!

 

 OPERATION TRANSFORMATION!!

4th & 5th Class perform Operation Transformation’s “STEP IT UP” dance routine! Getting fit and having fun!!  

 4th Class learn some Martial Arts as part of the ‘Learning Mandarin’ programme in our School!