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  • Comhghairdeas!

    Comhghairdeas do Banna Céoil na Scoile a bhuaigh an chead duais í gComórtas “Banna Céoil” í bhféile na h-Inse dé deardaoin seo chaite. Bhí said go h-íontach ar fad agus ba choir go mbéadh a dtuismeoitheorí an bhródúil ar fad. Heartiest congratulations to Mr.Healy and our school band who secured 1st place in the Féile na h-Inse school band competition last week. Congratulations also to the grupa céoil who also performed on the evening, the pupils gave an outstanding performance and their parents should be extremely proud of them.

  • Clare F.M.

    Colum McGrath from the Clare FM breakfast show came to the school on Wednesday to record teacher’s got talent. Keelan Shannon nominated Mr.Healy and Molly Cox nominated Ms.Shannon. The whole school from 1st to 6th class took part in the recording. Extracts from this wonderful show case of talent in our school aired on Thursday morning and the whole perfor-mance will be available on the Clare FM face-book page.

  • First Confession

    Congratulations to our first class pupils who received the sacrament of First Confession on Wednesday 13th of March in Rath Church. Thanks to Ms.Macnamara for her great work in preparing the pupils for this sacrament.

  • Fundraising Run

    Sincere thanks to Colette Nagle and to the members of Cumann Súiladóirí/Rithadoírí Cora Finne for organising the sponsored “Onesie” walk/run on Sunday 10th of February. Colette presented the school with €650 which is a most welcome boost to our finances – míle buíochas libh is nár laga Dia sibh.

  • Tractor Run

    Sincere thanks to Yvonne Carroll and to the members of our Par-ent Association who in conjunction with Conor Leyden from the Corofin Hall Committee organised the tractor run /fun day on Sunday the 24th of February. The event was a great success and a most enjoyable family day out. Many thanks also to Marie Cleary who supplied us with some wonderful baking for the Cake Sale, which was also a resounding success. This Fundraiser generat-ed €1620 for school funds – míle buíochas libh is nár laga Dia sibh. Monies raised from both events will go towards purchasing new interactive whiteboards.

  • Basketball

    Pupils from 5th & 6th classes took part in a basketball league in Inagh Sports Hall on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th of February. Thanks to Ms.O’Connor, Vinny Leigh and the boys and girls from 5th and 6th classes. The boys were narrowly defeated in the final, but gave a wonderful display of basketball and were unlucky to loose. The Girls won two of their matches and lost one match, unfortunately only one team came out of their group. They gave a fantastic performance on the day.

  • Seachtain na Gaeilge

    Seachtain na Gaeilge starts officially on Friday March 1st and we would ask parents to make an extra effort to encourage and support their children in the use of the Irish language during this week. The pupils will be encouraged to use as much Gaeilge as possible during the week at school and each pupil will have the opportunity to take part in a “Ceolchoirm” sa Halla and to learn the “Seige of Ennis” culminating in a “Monster Ceilí”, more details will follow on this.

  • Big Travel Challenge 2019

    Thanks to everyone who participated in the”Big Travel Challenge 2019”. It was a huge success (thanks to the team of dedicat-ed leaders). An awards ceremony will be held on Friday 1st of March where each participant will receive a unique Corofin Walking Bus Certificate and pencil. Fin-gers crossed, we will be as successful as we were last year.

  • Feile na hÍnse

    We wish Mr.Healy and the School Banna Ceoil and Grúpa Ceoil every success in Feile na hÍnse on Thursday March 7th in the Auburn Lodge Hotel. The competitions will take place at 3:30pm and 4:30pm. The Children are asked to be at the hotel at 3pm in order to tune up/practice before the competition (settle the nerves etc.!!) All participating pupils will be re-leased from school at 1:00pm on the day to allow them to have some lunch before the competition. It is important to note that, although the competitions are scheduled for mid-afternoon, this competition could very well run on up to 7 or 8pm, so those coming to support our pupils should be prepared for a long evening. Go n-eirí an t-adh leo!!

  • First Confession

    First Confession for pupils from 2nd class will be held in St.Mary’s Church, Rath Wednesday March 13th at 7pm.

  • St. Patrick's Day

    As has been our tradition over the years, pupils from Scoil Mhuire Náisiúnta will take part in the St.Patrick’s Day Mass in St.Brigid’s church Corofin at 11:00am. All pupils from 3rd – 6th class are asked to be in attendance at the church that morning at 10:45 am and your co-operation here would be greatly appreciated. Please note that the school will be closed on Monday March 18th as it is a Bank Holiday week-end.

  • Used Clothing Collection

    A used clothing collection will take place in the school on Friday 22nd of March as part of our green schools campaign. Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. Bags can be dropped to the school on Thursday March 21st or Friday Morning March 22nd before 9:30am. Your support in this would be greatly appreciated.

  • Craft Ed

    The pupils from 2nd/3rd class will be engaging with ceramic artist Jane Sey-mor for a 10 hour period during the months of March and April. They will be focussing on Biodiversity in our school. We are very grateful for having been chosen by CraftED to participate in this programme.

  • Irish American Partnership Grant

    Following the generous donation from the Irish American Partnership on behalf of the late Steve Murphy (RIP) three sets of “BeeBots” were purchased. These “BeeBots” have been used by Juniors/Seniors and 2nd/3rd classes so far. These “Bee Bots” help develop the skills required for basic computer pro-gramming.

  • Enjoying the Spring Sunshine!!

    It was lovely to see our pupils playing and having fun in the wonderful spring sunshine this week. Long may it last!!

  • Aldi Rugby Stickers

    Thanks to everyone who have brought in stickers so far. We have already filled in one poster of 300 stickers!! We will continue collecting the stickers until April 7th.

  • Saint Brigid’s Cross

    The strong tradition of making St.Brigid’s Crosses continues in Scoil Mhuire. Ms.Shannon’s class have made crosses for every family in the school. These Crosses will be blessed by Fr.Damien during our Assembly on February 1st “Anois teacht an Earraigh, beidh an lá dul chun síneadh.

  • Now Enrolling

    Enrolment Application Forms for new Infants starting school in September 2019 are now available from the school office and must be returned by Thursday 14th of February 2019.

  • Active Homework Challenge

    As Part of our ongoing Active Flag participa-tion, pupils have received a 60 minutes per Day Physical Activity Chart which should be completed as part of homework. This chart is hoped to raise awareness among families that ALL children require 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day to be healthy.

  • French Lessons

    French classes have resumed for 6th Class with teacher Bernadette Malone

  • Irish American Partnership Grant

    We are very fortunate to have recently received a grant of $2000 from the Irish American Partnership. This is a gift being made in memory of Steve Murphy of Illinois who passed away recently-may he rest in peace. Steve had a home in Corofin and spent a lot of time here and had many great friends in the village. The grant is for the purchase of books and science materials for the school. We are very appreciative of this gesture in Steve’s memory. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

  • Walking Bus

    Our very successful Walking Bus is continuing this year from Daybreak at 8:50am every morning. Thanks to our committed Walking Bus leaders who give of their time to make sure the children get to school safely. We were awarded our Green Flag for Travel last year so we would like people to continue to find a sustainable way of travelling to and from school in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and also to get the children more active.

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