Recently we held a community meitheal in our school sensory garden.“Meitheal” is an Irish word meaning “gathering” or assembly group”. Many, many thanks to the parents who volunteered their time, knowledge and green fingers to create a beautiful space for the children to enjoy. The whole garden is looking spick and span at the moment!
Saoirse Hayes, under the guidance of Mrs. Neary, entered a competition where one had to design a sensory area for a school. We were thrilled here at Scoil Naomh Eltin when we got the news that Saoirse had won the competition! The wonderful prize was a wonderful sensory play area for our school.
This multi-sctivity sensory gym has been a fantastic asset to our school, where so many students benefit from it on a daily basis. Movement breaks are thoroughly enjoyed now in our custom-built sensory area. Saoirse Hayes will always be remembered in our school for this wonderful contribution and we wish all of 6th class the best in the next stage of their educational journey. Thanks Saoirse!
Yesterday five pupils were awarded a certificate in recognition of unbroken school attendance during the school year 2018-2019. This is a phenonemal achievement and these certificates were presented during the end of year school assembley.
Congratulations to Cuan McCabe and Michael Ward (Senior Infants), Liam O'Riordan (3rd class), Eva Hannigan (4th class) and Maria O'Reilly (6th Class).
18 pupils were also presented with certificates for consistent and regular school attendance. They were absent for 1 day only during the whole school year.
Congratulations to everyone!
As our school year 2018/2019 comes to a close let us reflect on the year gone by.
It’s been a great year! We have had our ups and downs but together we’ve learned much and shared experiences that will remain with us in the years to come.
The strength of our community and wholehearted passion to make our school a wonderful place of learning for our students makes Scoil Naomh Eltin a special place.
I wish to give heartfelt thanks to our parents who have contributed in ways large, small and unimaginable. This is most appreciated. Thank you for getting your children to school each day and for helping in the learning process. The partnership between home and school is so important.
I would like to thank most sincerely our dedicated and hardworking Parent Association.
I wish to thank our hard working and caring teachers and special needs assistants who have made a huge difference to our students . Your commitment is outstanding and our students are the beneficiaries. Thank you for providing rich and engaging, well-rounded experiences for them and for knowing that education is about joy, wonder and fostering curiosity, along with the development of social skills so needed to succeed. For these, and a million other things, we are truly grateful.
Thank you to our office staff for your eternal patience. We remember Anne Marie (RIP) in a special way.
Thanks to our caretaker and our cleaning staff who work tirelessly to maintain our school.
Finally, thanks to our school board of management who support us in every way.
To those of you who are leaving us for new places we wish you all the best and you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
To close, I take this opportunity to congratulate all the students of Scoil Naomh Eltin! I wish you all a very happy, safe and enjoyable summer. Please be sure to take time as family to talk, play and pray together.
I look forward to seeing you all on August 29th, 2019.
Susan O’ Hanrahan
Beagán a rá ach é a rá go maith
Say little but say it well
It is of course the most important day of the school calendar. The annual 6th class v’s teachers’ basketball match. Not a competitive game of course, just a friendly. Very close all through, in the end 6th class were triumphant. (The ref however was also from 6th - just sayin’). A steward’s enquiry is currently underway...
So what does it take to organise a school photo of over 300 students?
Co-operation, organisation, and patience...
Step 1. Setting up.
Step 2. Minor adjustments and checking of hair.
Step 3. Putting it all together.
Step 4. Quick congratulations on a job well done. Tidy up and wait with excitement for the results!
Friday June 10th was a big day for Scoil Naomh Eltin. Firstly, we proudly raised our Green Flag. This was awarded for Energy, acknowledging the school's efforts at raising awareness of the importance of reducing energy consumption both in the school and at home. Representatives form both the Green Schools Committee and the Student Council were present at the raising of the flag.
Secondly, and just as importantly, the students of Scoil Naomh Eltin took part in a fundraiser to heighten awareness of being safe in the sun. All children were invited to wear their summer clothes while teachers worked with their classes on learning about being SunSmart. Do you know the "Five S's of Sun Safety"?
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Last Friday 3rd and 4th class had their school tour visiting West Cork Secret where adventure, challenges, water, slides, climbing, mud and loads of pizza was enjoyed by all!
Our school is proud to announce that we were recently awarded a Discover Science and Maths award for STEM excellence. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) is very much evident in Scoil Naomh Eltin. Pupils have worked hard to develop their skills in these areas and teachers must also be commended for creating such positive learning experiences for children.