Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Carol Service

We had our carol service in the church last night.
It was a wonderful occasion.
Well done to all our singers and readers, you were fantastic!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Junior Spider Awards in the Helix

See how we got on at the Junior Spider Awards in the Helix today.
Well done to the pupils and teachers who represented our school so well in Dublin today.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Countdown to our Carol service on Dec 21st

 Our school carol service will be held
ON:  Wednesday, December 21st
AT:  7pm
IN:  Renmore Church
All are most welcome to come!

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

Saturday, December 3, 2011


Great news:  Our school website has received a nomination for an Eircom Junior Spider award!
Read about the Junior Spiders at  These awards are awarded at a national level to schools at primary and post primary level, and we are very honoured to be shortlisted for this award.
Well done to all teachers and students who keep our website up-to-date and looking interesting and colourful.
Well done to all parents, families, students and teachers who use our website to keep in touch with what happens on a day to day basis at school, and who use the links to continue learning at home.

More great news:  Not only did we receive a nomination for our school website, but we also received two more nominations in the Best School Project category:  One of these is for Our Butterfly page of the website , and the other is for Ms. McLoughlin's page of the website .

We wish the very best of luck to our team of teachers and students who will travel to the Helix in Dublin on December 13th to represent our school at the award ceremony.  We hope they wow everyone with their stands, showing other schools how we use our website and project pages and how easy it is to learn lots when using these websites.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Senior Infant Babies!

Look at all the Senior Infants who have their birthdays in the past week or two.  This is the biggest birthday cluster we have ever had.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY to all of you!

Preparation Masses for 2nd Classes

The pre-communion "Do This in Memory" Masses for 2nd Classes will take place on the following dates:
  • December 20th
  • February 12th
  • April 1st (Palm Sunday)
  • June 10th (Corpus Cristí)


Every Tuesday, we take part in hurling training.  We are learning lots of new skills and having great fun.  Gerry is our hurling trainer and he is very good.  One day, we hope to be as good as him!

Aladdin comes to our school!

Last Wednesday, we had a theater group come to our school.  They put on a performance of Aladdin.  We all really enjoyed the play and some children even took part.

Friday, October 28, 2011


A huge Well Done!! to all you wonderful dancers from 1st and 2nd classes.  We really were "thrilled" today!!!
Well done too to our wonderful director, Ms. Lally. 
We really really loved doing our SPOOKY dance!

Monday, October 24, 2011

It is October and all classes are beginning to get ready for Hallowe'en. Watch out for great Hallowe'en art all round the school. The highlight of Hallowe'en for us is our annual fundraiser - our "Hallowe'en Walk". We will be dressing up for Hallowe'en and walking round Renmore on the morning of Friday 28th October. Thanks to all for help with the sponsorship money, and with the costumes. See you all on the 28th!

All 200 1st and 2nd class children will perform Thriller Dance Routine on the school yard after the Halloween Walk on Friday Oct 28th at approx 11:15 and again after lunch around 1:30 (weather permitting).
Be prepared to be scared at our Monster Dance!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

School Closure

Scoil Chaitríona will be used as a polling station in the upcoming Presidential Elections
on Thursday, October 27th, 2011
Our school will be closed on this day

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Welcoming you back

School re-opens for all
on Thursday, September 1st
at 8:50am

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New Parents' Association Committee

We have a new Parents' Association Committee at Scoil Chaitríona Junior.  Thank you to all who attended last night's meeting, and to those who are now on our Parents' Committee.
The new committee members are:
Chairman: Stuart McCamley
Vice Chairman: Nuno Das Neves
Sectetary: Maura Long
Treasurers: Hilda McGrath and Adele Briggs
Members: Carmel Gilmore, Adrienne McPartlan, William McDonagh and Paul Rush

Monday, May 23, 2011

Parking restrictions

Dear parents,

In spite of repeated requests, parking in front of the school, on the road and on the verges, continues to cause concern in relation to the safety of the children coming to school.

We are required to remind you that under the by-laws fo the City Council the area at the front of the school on Renmore Avenue is strictly a NO PARKING AREA and is marked with double lines.

The safety and welfare of the children must be our principal concern, therefore, we request you to abide by these by-laws at all times.

Parking for the school is available in the church car park.

A range of sanctions including clamping is being investigated by the Board of Management in order to deal with the issue.

Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

Yours sincerely
Malachy Thompson
Chairperson, Board of Management

Friday, May 6, 2011

Junior Achievement Awards

Children from Scoil Chaitríona Junior present certificates to the GMIT volunteers who took park in the Junior Achievement Enterprise and Life Skills Programme. 
Thanks to all involved. 
We really look forward to our involvement in the next year's Junior Achievement programme.

Monday, May 2, 2011

School Holidays 2010/2011

Oops, some mistakes in the original below:
There will be no early closing on Friday, 13th May or Friday 4th March 
June bank holiday:  We are off on Friday, Monday and Tuesday.  Back to school again on Wednesday 8th June.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Feedback from judges

Last term our school entered the Junior Spider awards.  We were not chosen as the school with the best blog website, however we did get some really positive feedback.  Here is what the judges said about us:

Plenty of information about the school on this blog site. Regular updates
keeps the site fresh and up to date.

Great use of links and other resources relevant to what the children are
learning (e.g. Sites to use with the Whiteboards). Very good website with
simple effective navigation and good use of photography too. Plenty of
information, all findable and browseable easily.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Health and Safety Notice

In the interest of child safety dogs are not allowed in the school grounds (even if on leads).

Friday, February 18, 2011

Great news

Big congratulations to Ms Tierney's senior infants who are through to the next round in the féile scoildrámaíochta with their play Taisteal. Another big congratulations to Darren in Ms Conneely's junior infant class who won "an aistoir is fearr" best actor.  Well done to all three classes for wonderful performances on Tuesday in Inverin, and for representing our school so well.  Maith sibh go léir!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Féile Scoildrámaíochta: Drama festival

Tuesday, 15th February 2011

Well done to Ms. Conneely's Junior Infants, to Ms. Tierney's Senior Infants and to Ms. McLoughlin's Senior Infants who represented our school and performed so well at today's Féile Scoildrámaíochta. It was a terrific day - our double decker bus left to go to Inverin at 10:30am (with all costumes on and make-up done before we left). We really enjoyed watching the Snow White and the 7 dwarfs that were on before us, and we really enjoyed watching each others plays.  All our plays went without a hitch. We are delighted.

Results for all the plays will be announced on Radio na Gaeltachta (an Irish Language radio station) on Friday at 6pm or 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 Nessa, Maggie, Mrs. Phelan, Ms. Cunningham, Nora and Mrs. Carleton who did our make up and helped us so much on the day, and of course to Len for the fabulous sets and props.
Congratulations to all!