'1916 Proclamation Day Commemoration' on Tuesday, 15th March in the School Hall saw great excitement and celebration. Preparations for this unique historical celebration began earlier in the year and the pupils' musical, dance and literary presentations were most impressive. A Ceili Mor in the soccer court were a fitting finale! Well done to Mrs. Hickey (co-ordinator), Ms. Moynihan (Bean an Ti), Mr. Dinneen (musical director) and to all staff and pupils for ensuring such a memorable day.
Through the successful advocacy of the Parents’ Association, BioMarin (a local Cork-based pharmaceutical company), has kindly donated a new defibrillator to the school. A presentation was made by Mary O’Connor (BioMarin) to the school just prior to the Christmas holidays. The school is grateful to BioMarin for its consideration and such a generous gesture and also to the Parents’ Association for its continuing efforts to add to the pupils’ school experience in so many areas.
Photo (left to right) – Mrs. Margaret Stone (Chairperson Parents’ Association), Mary O’Connor (BioMarin) & Diarmuid Hennessy (School Principal)
Our Spring Flowers
Look at all the flowers telling us that Spring has arrived. Junior Infants planted tulips in pots. Irises are growing outside the prefab.The bulbs planted in Autumn in the pots in the Gáirdín Draíochta have grown into beautiful grape hyacinths and crocuses. Mrs. Hellstern's class planted bulbs in pots on their classroom windowsill. They will make wonderful presents for Mother's Day.
Daffodils and snowdrops grow all by themselves along by the fence and under the beech hedge.
The Irish Naval Service visited the school on Tuesday, 01st December 2015. They spent some time reading the 1916 Proclamation and talking on the Proclamation & the events of 1916. They presented the Irish Flag to our school.
Well done to the girls on becoming the Carrigdhoun Football winners!
Ballymartyle Team School visit
The Ballymartyle team won both the Junior A and Junior B South East Hurling Finals recently. They defeated Ballinhassig in both games. We were lucky enough to have the team visit with former County Mayor Alan Coleman this September.