All posts by Marie Griffin

Congratulations to Patricia Griffin

Congratulations to Patricia Griffin who will graduate from Mary Immaculate College with First Class Honours in the Master of Education programme on Friday October 23rd.  Patricia’s dissertation was titled “A Phonological Awareness Programme through the Child’s Voice”.  The girls and boys of the current 1st class participated in the study with Patricia.  Enjoy your day Patricia as you celebrate your excellent achievement. 

Cumann na mBunscol Girls’ football

Congratulations to the girls football team who reached the girls 9-a side Cumann na mBunscol final in the Gaelic Grounds on Wednesday the 23rd of October. They won their blitz on Tuesday in Doon beating Bilboa, Tineteriffe and Caherline. All of the girls did brilliantly and we wish them all the best in the final!

Boys’ Football

Congratulations from all at Scoil Mhuire Murroe to the boys’ Gaelic football team who qualified for the Cumann na mBunscol 9-a side final.  This will take place in the Gaelic Grounds on Wednesday 23rd of October.

The boys won all their matches in the qualifying blitz which was held at Boher GAA grounds.  They showed great heart, determination and no little skill in defeating Bilboa, Oola, Caherconlish and Nicker.  They will meet Oola again in the final on the 23rd.  Best of luck in the final boys! 


Active School

Active School

The Active School Flag process is a Department of Education and Skills initiative supported by Healthy Ireland which aims to get schools more active throughout the school day and within the local community.  We are aiming to achieve our third Active Flag this year.

The children worked together on our Active School Flag slogan.  

Jump, hop, run, swim.

Our Active School is like a gym!


Playground Leaders

Our Playground Leaders are very popular on the yard at lunch time. The Junior and Senior Infants had great fun playing

“What’s the time, Mr Wolf?”

Physical Activity        Our playground area consists of the basketball court and a tarmacadam and concrete area on the lower yard which are suitable for lunchtime play and PE classes throughout the year.  We have grass areas to the front and the back of the school which are available to the children when the weather is dry.  We have a running track which is in use throughout the year. Our GP Room is suitable for PE activities in wet weather. An enclosed courtyard area is suitable for gymnastics and small games. Children play a variety of games during breaks including basketball, soccer, skipping and walking or running around the track.  We have a very good supply of PE equipment which is stored in the GP Room and is clearly labelled. It is easily accessible and any broken or damaged items are replaced regularly.

 Fundamental Movement and Skills Programme –  this programme is delivered by the class teacher and also by our Murroe-Boher GAA coach .  Members of staff have attended the Move Well Move Often courses. Staff have completed an on-line course in the programme run by Setanta College and which was sponsored by the Murroe-Boher GAA club. The Active School Committee demonstrate the teaching points at Assembly and the posters are on display in the school. We are prioritising Walking this term in order to promote good walking in the school and coming in from the yard.

Active Homework – The Active School Committee will demonstrate an activity in the classes every Monday which will be the PE homework for the week. We are using the Super Trooper Exercises this term.