Well done to all the boys and girls who took part in our local St. Patrick's Day Art Competition. You all did a fantastic job! Congratulations to our wonderful winners! Ar fheabhas ar fad :)
Community Games Chess Success
On Saturday March 9th fourteen students from Scoil Naomh Eltin represented the Kinsale/Clontead Community Games area in chess. Playing in two teams of seven, called the 'Pawn Cocktails' and the 'White Knights', the students competed against teams from various corners of county Cork. Both teams performed excellently and came away with 1st and 2nd prizes and received gold and silver medals! The Pawn Cocktails will now represent Cork at the Munster finals on Saturday April 20th in Tralee. Well done to both teams and best of luck to the Pawn Cocktails as they now prepare to compete against teams from around Munster.
Chess has been introduced in the school this year for the social, cognitive and mental-fitness benefits it has for students and has been embraced by the entire school community at Scoil Naomh Eltin. In an age of increasing screen time and discourse around young people's resilience chess provides adults and children alike the opportunity to experience victory and defeat while practicing forward-planning, patience and delayed gratification. Its also simply great fun!
Last Friday, Scoil Naomh Eltin's debating team took on their second motion - 'Ireland should do away with cars'. Unfortunately we were narrowly defeated but our team argued their points clearly and really made us all think about our carbon footprint and how we can help make a difference to climate change.
We welcome, support and celebrate diversity in our school community.
Scoil Naomh Eltin were delighted to take part in a 'rock your socks' non uniform fundraiser, for World Down Syndrome Day. (Thursday 21st March 2019)
Both staff and students enjoyed wearing odd socks to school and we would like to thank all those who donated to the fundraiser.
Seachtain na Gaeilge
Thank you to Pat and Richard and Kinsale Men's Shed for the kind gift to the school of a planter of shamrock, a symbol of Ireland. Saint Patrick, Ireland's patron saint, is said to have used it as a metaphor for the Christian Holy Trinity.