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School News – 25/06/18

Active School Week June 18-22

Thank you for attending our lunchtime concert last Friday in glorious sunshine.  We had a very enjoyable Active School Week as we undertook activities on our school grounds and on the Astroturf.  We were delighted to welcome back past pupil Jack Nicholas last Friday. Jack, along with Pádraig Harnett, son of Nóirín is on the Limerick Minor team.  They play in the Munster Minor Hurling Final next Sunday, July 1st against Tipperary in Semple Stadium, Thurles and we send Jack and Pádraig our best wishes for their success. 

Parents’ Association

A very big thank you to our Parents’ Association for the goody bags they provided for all the children last Friday.  They were much appreciated by all!

Incredible Edibles

Congratulations to Third & Fourth class and their teacher Nicholas O’Brien on their crop of vegetables which they enjoyed for their lunch last Friday.  The children made salad sandwiches which included lettuce, spinach and chives which were harvested from the growing pots.  Some of the children will bring home strawberries, potatoes and turnips which are not yet ready for harvesting.  They really enjoyed being involved from the seed to sandwich process. 

Secondhand books

Many books on our book lists are available secondhand from Gateway to Education, a charity shop on 9 Wickham Street in Limerick. 

End of Year Mass Tuesday at 10.00

We say farewell to our Sixth class at this mass.  Please join us if you can.

Summer holidays

Thank you to all our children, parents and staff for their work over the past school year.  School holidays begin on Tuesday June 26th at 12 noon.  Have a lovely, sunny and safe summer.  We return on Wednesday August 29th.

Le gach dea ghuí

Marie Griffin


School News 14/06/18

Active School Week: takes place next week June 18th-22nd.  The pupils will engage with physical education activities on our tarmac yard, our green areas and the Astroturf.  School tracksuit may be worn each day next week. 

Lunchtime Concert: The pupils of Second class, Ms. Hickey’s Fourth and Fifth class and Sixth class will perform a selection of music, song and dance on our tarmac yard by the running track next Friday, June 22nd at approximately 2.00pm (weather permitting).  We would love if you could join us.

Le gach dea ghuí

Marie Griffin

School News 06/06/18

There will be a half day next Wednesday, June 13th for staff training for Child Safeguarding.  Classes will end at 12.30 that day.

School Tours

  • Sixth class enjoyed a school tour to Spike Island and the Titanic Experience at Cobh on May 29th.  
  • Second class pupils are off to UL for activities in the Adventure World Camp today.  
  • First class will have their tour to Shannon Leisure Centre and visit the library in Cappamore on Friday June 8th.  
  • Junior and Senior Infants will go to the Old Rectory in Croom on Thursday June 14th.  
  • Third class will go to Adventure World Camp in UL on Friday June 15th
  • Fourth and Fifth class will have their tour with Let’s Go in Mallow also on Friday June 15th.

Best wishes to all our past pupils as they undertake the State examinations today. 

Le gach dea ghuí
Marie Griffin (Principal)

School News 15/05/18

First Holy Communion: Congratulations to the girls and boys of Second Class who received their First Holy Communion last Saturday, May 12th. They were: Adam O’Riordan, Aideen Kinsella, Annabelle Harvey, Cian Long, Cillian Holmes, Conor Bourke, Darragh Meehan, Ella Naughton, Eve Delaney, George Crowe, Holly Ryan, Jaime Collins, James Hartnett, Jasmine Moore, Joseph O’Brien, Katie Belle Clohessy, Leah Harte Chadwick, Lily Bao O’Donovan, Luke Rainsford, Ramona Kennedy, Sinéad Coleman, Sophie Gough. We thank their teacher Elizabeth O’Connor and our two priests, Fr Ryan and Fr. Brennan.  Thank you also to the boys and girls who came to serve and to sing in the choir.


Book Fair: The School Book Fair will run from Wednesday May 16th to Tuesday May 22nd. We will have a large selection of books on display in the G.P. Room. These books will be available to the children to view with their classes. If children wish to buy a book they may do so on Monday and Tuesday May 21st and 22nd. Our school can earn free books for every book sold at the Fair. Prices start from €3.70. Parents are welcome to view and purchase the books on Monday evening between 3-4pm.

Incredible Edibles: Third and Fourth class are continuing their work on the Incredible Edibles programme.  We are looking forward to their crop!

 Le gach dea ghuí

Marie Griffin

Cumann na mBunscol East Limerick Hurling

Scoil Mhuire N.S. competed in the East Limerick  Cumann na mBunscol hurling competition on Monday 14th May in Doon. The boys played four games in total on the day. They beat Nicker and Bilboa and they lost to Caherelly and group winners Oola. They played sportingly and fairly throughout and they represented the school admirably. A special word of thanks to the 6th class boys Joe, Conor, John and Emmet who have played so well and so wholeheartedly for the school over the last couple of years in both Gaelic football and hurling.

Panel: Joe Shanahan, John O’Brien, Emmet Crowe, Conor Barry, Cian Finch, Oisín Holmes, Matthew Walsh, Luke Jordan, Darragh Bourke, Tommie Cusack, Ben Ross.