Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Well done to all!

Well done to all who braved our freezing weather to come join us for our annual Carol Service. 
 What a special night!

Tonight's carol service was a huge success, thanks to all the parents, teachers, SNAs and most of all to the children who braved freezing conditions to come and sing for all of us.  You were superb, and really helped to bring the message of Christmas to us all.  May you all have a very happy and peaceful Christmas surrounded by those you love.  Thank you to all.

Scoil Chaitríona Junior carol service

Our carol service is on tonight!!!
Scoil Chaitríona Junior's
Carol Service

On: Tonight, December 21st
At: 7pm
In: Renmore church

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Getting closer to Christmas

We have a lovely school Advent Wreath.  We know which candles to light each week in Advent!

Tooth Day

It is tooth day today.  Have a look at this presentation for Junior and Senior infants 

or other publications on

Here's another great link.  This one is to the video story: Dr. Rabbit and the Legend of Tooth Kingdom

Here's another programme about looking after your teeth;

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dick Whittington pantomime

Ugandan display

A day in the life of a Ugandan Child
We went to see Miss Tierney's Senior Infant class perform a play today in the halla. It was about a day in the life of a child from Uganda. It was very interesting. We saw how the children there begin the day with getting water from the well and collecting firewood to cook breakfast. The children then made their way to school and sang a lovely Good Morning song to the teacher. At break time the children had lots of fun playing together and they played with a ball made out of banana skins. We heard lions roaring and monkeys going wild. The children finished the play by singing and dancing to a lovely song about Africa. Well done to all the children in Miss Tierney's class. We really enjoyed your play.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Science and Technology Festival Event at our school!

We had a visit from Armagh Planetarium Stardome to our school today, Friday, November 19th, during Science Week.  Some of the classes got to visit the stardome, and the other classes did magnetism or electricity workshops.  It was a fantastic event.  Thanks so much to the planetarium, and to the Galway Science and Technology festival for this wonderful event.

Have you time to spare this coming Sunday?  If so, be sure to visit UCG (Bailey Allen Hall) between 11am and 6pm on Sunday November 21st, for the Galway Science and Technology Exhibition.  Fun for all the family, and it's all FREE!!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Our Halloween Walk

Friday, October 22nd, 2010
We had a wonderful sponsored walk.  A huge Well Done and Thank You to all who dressed up, collected money, made or bought costumes, came out to see us walking and were part of our very exciting event.  Check out individual classes for tons of photos of our walk.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Congratulations to Jane Mc Loughlin who won Teacher of Primary Science Award 2010. Jane is the only person to win this years award in Ireland or England (and the first Irish primary school teacher). Presentation of the awards was at the Institute of Physics Awards event in London in September. We are all so proud of Jane, it couldn't be awarded to a more dedicated and deservering teacher. Well done from Eileen and all the staff and children in Scoil Chaitriona Junior.

Visit the Institute of Physics (UK) site on
View Award winners on
View Teacher of Primary Science awards on
Visit the Institute of Physics of Ireland site on
Photo shows Jane being presented with her award by Professor Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell, the president of the Institute of Physics.
Video to be seen at  or   at
News article from the Institue of Physics in Ireland at
See the account of the event on the Discover Primary Science newsletter
Other information from IOP is at
Article from Galway Advertiser 21/10/10
From the Galway Science and Technology festival 2010 brochure
From St. Patrick's College, Drumcondra

Galway Science and Technology Festival 2010

Thursday, June 24, 2010


To all the teachers and pupils of Scoil Chaitríona Junior who were awarded our Award of Science and Maths Excellence. A big THANK YOU to Dr. Malachy Thompson who presented us with our award, and who gave 2 amazing "Flashes and Bangs" demonstrations today.

For more photos see our science page article on

Friday, June 18, 2010

Retirement Mass

Our principal, Mrs. Eileen Costello will be retiring this summer.
We will be celebrating a mass in her honour
on Tuesday 29th June
at 11am
in Renmore Church
All are most welcome to come and join us in this celebration.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pet Day in Scoil Chaitríona Jnr

Today, we were very lucky. People from pet world came to visit some children in Scoil Chaitríona Jnr. They taught us about different and unusual animals. It was very interesting. We saw a rabbit, a guinea pig, a snake and a bearded Dragon. We learned how to look after pets. We also got to feel the different animals. Here are some pictures of the animals we saw. Thank you to all at petworld.

Bearded Dragon

white rabbit


Guinea Pig

Some children in 2nd class brought their own pets in. There are more photos on their class page

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Monday, May 31, 2010

First Communions in Renmore

A very hearty Congratulations to the girls and boys of the 2nd classes, who made their communion in Renmore church this May. You were fantastic (and you looked gorgeous too!). A very special Congratulations to your teachers for all the hard work they did in preparing you for your special day. Well done to all!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Our new prize

Thursday, April 29th, 2010
Many thanks to Ray Walshe of Cara office supplies and to Galway City Tribune for the wonderful prize of a new printer for the school. We are so thrilled to get it. Thanks!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Senior School Band

Friday, March 12th,2010

Today the Senior School marching band marched round Renmore. It was really thrilling. We made St. Patrick's Day headbands and went out to watch the parade. We watched it when it started, and again as it finished. The day was cloudy, and much cooler than recent days, but it was still nice. We really enjoyed watching the band. Well done to all in the senior school for putting on such a great parade for us!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Féile Scoildrámaíochta - Drama Competition

Friday, 12th February 2010
Results were on the radio at 6pm (instead of at 6:30)! Unfortunately Scoil Chaitríona were not among this year's prizewinners, but both classes did us proud on Tuesday! A hearty Congratulations to all involved!!! You were great!!!!
Tuesday, 9th February 2010

Well done to Ms. McLoughlin's Senior Infant class and to Ms. Tierney's Junior Infant class who represented our school and performed so well at today's Féile Scoildrámaíochta. It was a terrific day - our bus left to go to Inverin at 9am (an early start for all, so that costumes and make-up could be on before we left). We really enjoyed watching the two plays before ours - a musical about penguins by a 3rd or 4th class, and a musical about Jack and the Beanstalk by a Junior Infant class. They were both great.Our plays went very well too. We are delighted.Results for all the plays will be announced on Radio na Gaeltachta (an Irish Language radio station) on Friday at 6:30pm. Teachers will know the results early next week.Well done to all our children, and to all the parents who provided the costumes, our fan club parents who came to support us, to Anne and Nessa who did our make up, to Len for the fabulous sets, to Ane and all the teachers and SNAs who worked so hard to help us in our dramas.
Congratulations to all!