We were delighted to receive the recent acknowledgement from St. Vincent De Paul. Many thanks to all who participated in our Christmas Jumper Day and helped raise the vital funds needed to help those in need in our community.
We were delighted to meet so many wonderful grandparents in school. We also heard lovely things about those who couldn’t visit us and know how important all these special people are in the lives of our students. Thank you to the PA for the refreshments for our visitors.
Well done to the Scoil Naomh Eltin Debating Team. They had their second win on November 22nd and carried the motion 'School Uniforms should be a thing of the past'.
The opposition put up a tough fight but Naomh Eltin got ahead with some excellent rebuttals. They were commended by the adjudicator for their research skills and for thinking of the global picture by including points about fast fashion and the rights of garment workers around the world.
Thank you to Third, Fourth and Fifth Classes for showing us some very interesting experiments. The teachers and the other classes were very impressed with your preparation and how well you explained the science.
Intel Mini Scientist
Well done and congratulations to our 6th Class pupils on hosting a wonderful Science Exhibition in the halla on Wednesday, the 16th of November. The hard work and dedication was matched by a sense of enjoyment by all who came to visit. Check out the pictures from the big day.
A big thank you to our Parent’s Association who organised the Scoil Naomh Eltin Bazaar yesterday. Thank you also to all our wonderful supporters, to those who gave donations, who bought tickets and who baked cakes.
A very special thank you to whole school community for coming to the school to support the Bazaar. It was great to see so many of you there yesterday. We hope you had lots of fun.
All of the money raised is for the benefit of the pupils in the school.
We had our annual Open Night on Monday 10th of October. There were activities in every room and some amazing displays in the corridors as you can see in the following photographs.
Brian Gallagher is an experienced prose writer and has had fourteen novels published – four of them for adults and ten novels of Irish historical fiction for children.
His latest work is a new children’s historical novel, WINDS OF CHANGE, set during the Land War, and published by O’Brien Press in 2021.
Brian Gallagher visited our school on Thursday October 20th. Several of the children have read his books. 5th and 6th Class pupils heard all about how he became an author and what steps you need to follow when writing a book. He also read a chapter from his latest children’s book ‘The Winds of Change’.
It was a special day on Monday of this week. Scoil Naomh Eltin was visited by the Kinsale Junior A football team after their wonderful winning of the South East Championship trophy over the weekend. In our first whole-school assembly for several years we celebrated with the team in the school hall. There were many strong links between the team members and both children and staff of the school, not least the presence of our own Mr. O'Brien on the team. Cionn tSáile Abú!