Have a look at https://kinsale-parish.org/ for details about St. Bridget and how to make a St. Bridget’s Cross.
ST. BRIGID’S DAY – Monday 1st February 2021
The Faith Development Group of The Parish Assembly would like to thank the O’Callaghan family for putting together this video about St Brigid and the tradition of making a St. Brigid's cross.
It may be difficult to find rushes at the moment but strips of recycled paper work just as well and are a good, eco-friendly option.
All government guidelines in relation to COVID 19 were followed in the making of this video.
Diagram for making a St. Brigid’s cross courtesy of the Irish Peatland Conservation Council.
Happy New Year to everyone in the school community here at Scoil Naomh Eltin. Unfortunately, due to government restrictions we will be working remotely for the next few weeks.
On Monday, 11th of January, your teacher will send your daily schoolwork via Aladdin Connect. Some of these activities will be in your schoolbooks and other activities will be on our online platforms. Junior Infants to 2nd class will use Seesaw and 3rd to 6th will use Microsoft Teams. Please check Aladdin Connect daily for updated schoolwork. You will be asked to upload work for correction and/or post on the page or journal. Your teacher will be in touch with you on or before Monday.
Teachers will upload plenty of work to keep you going but please only do what work you can do and do not be under pressure. Find a time that best suits your family to get some work done. Lockdown can be difficult for a lot of people including our parents, children and staff and everyone involved will bear this in mind over the coming weeks.
Please contact your teachers via email, as established last term, if you have any questions about work from next Monday onwards.
Hopefully this will only be for a few weeks and if everyone plays their part and follows HSE guidelines we will all be back at school soon.
Best of luck and stay safe.
As I retire I wish to acknowledge the wonderful pupils of Scoil Naomh Eltin past and present. Thank you for sharing your life’s journey in primary education with me. I have treasured each and every moment with you and I wish you the following:
If I were a magician with dancing eyes,
I’d grant all your wishes for a smile.
Sunny skies full of waltzing butterflies,
New friends to share your toys (for a while).
Two big purple teddy bears that speak,
Poodles that laugh, blue noodles that sigh,
Silly little mice dressed in pink boots that squeak,
Five polka dotted ice cream cones a mile high.
A dozen daisies dancing in a velvet case,
Triple rainbows after each gentle rain,
A magic mirror pool to reflect your pretty face,
And seven pennies for wishes not too plain.
I would give you twenty pop-up clowns,
Candy Leprechauns counting pick-up sticks,
Unicorns to ride in parades through glass towns,
Colourful floating bubbles (just for kicks).
Furry little kittens to tickle your cheeks,
Fourteen canaries dressed in turquoise tights,
A pocketful of sweets to last you four weeks,
Three little piglets in fields of flowers flying kites,
Gold tickets for all the rides at your favourite sites,
Fifteen princes to carry all your stuff,
A blinking magic carpet for special flights,
And play rooms that tidy in a single puff.
I would hand you the world on a silver string
And listen to all the children laugh and sing.
Richard M. Deets
I wish to acknowledge the parents and guardians whom I have met throughout the years and who have put their trust in me. Thank you for believing.
In life there will always be people who inspire you. My thanks to the dedicated, inspirational and visionary teachers(past and present) of Scoil Naomh Eltin.
Thank you to the special needs assistants who carry out their duties with care, concern and diligence.
Thank you to the school secretaries (past and present) for communicating with care.
Thank you to the ancillary staff and the school escorts.
Over the years I have worked with excellent Chairpersons and Boards of Management who have made many decisions that shape the school we have today. I have enjoyed your support and energy and would like to sincerely thank all those members, past and present, for your hard work and voluntary commitment to the school. I thank Donal Herlihy our current chairperson and our current Board of Management and I wish you well.
A special thanks to Ann Marie Sheehan, Deputy Principal who has been at my side and a powerhouse of hard work throughout the years.
Thank you to the In School Management team who fulfil their leadership roles with a strong work ethic and commitment.
Thank you to the school’s Parent Association(past and present) and to the dedicated chairpersons with whom I have worked throughout the years. Thank you Trina our current chairperson and our current Parent Association. I wish you well.
Thank you to the priests of the parish and thank you most sincerely Fr Robert for your giving and your unending support. Thank you for always being there to listen and guide
I acknowledge and express sincere thanks to Bishop Fintan Gavin and the staff of the Diocesan Office who have guided me along the way.
Thank you to the staff of the Department of Education for this modern and comfortable school building and for your continued support.
My thanks to the Sisters of Mercy for bringing me to Kinsale and for your guidance and care.
To the community of Kinsale and to those who supported the school in any way I say thanks.
As you will know a new principal has been appointed and will join the school community in January 2021. The school will be in very capable and competent hands . I wish Terry Mc Carthy and the community of Scoil Naomh Eltin the very best in the years ahead and I leave you with a blessing:
Fiche fad saoil agaibh
Talamh gan cios agaibh
Togha bia’s deoch agaibh
Món on sliabh agaibh
Gealach is grian agaibh
Slainte de shíor agaibh
Gach rath oraibh agus go néirí an bothar libh
May you have a long life.
may you have land without rent.
may you have your choice of food and drink.
may you have turf from the mountain.
may the moon and the sun be yours.
may you have good health always.
Every blessing on you and may the road rise up to meet you.
Susan O’ Hanrahan
While it has been a strange year this year, that hasn’t stopped all the classes in Scoil Naomh Eltin in celebrating Christmas. Each class has been working hard preparing their own individual pieces for you to view on our website. We hope you get as much enjoyment and entertainment out of viewing these videos as the children did in performing them. (Be patient - it may take a little while to upload some of the videos!)
A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all from the students and staff at Scoil Naomh Eltin!
Junior Infants A
Junior Infants B
Senior Infants A
Senior Infants B
Rang 1/2 A
Rang 1 A
Rang 3 A
Rang 3 B
Rang 5 A
Rang 5 B
Comhghairdeas to our Scoil Naomh Eltin students who have won prizes in the Credit Union Art Competition. The students and categories are as follows:
First Place - Alexandra Carp
Second Place - Chloe Stembridge
Third Place - Matilda Hadley
Age 8 - 10:
First Place - Josh Riordan
Age 11- 13:
Second Place - Emma McCarthy
Thirds Place - Aaran Cornally
First Place - Tadgh Butler
Second Place - Sofia Gudinovic
Michéal Ward has received a winners medal again this year. Michéal won a medal along with a voucher last year for his artwork.
We are all so proud of all our entries!
5th Class A have been learning all about inclusion and awareness of difference. Someone Like Me is a fantastic competition that aims to promote disability awareness among primary school children and give them a greater understanding of what unites children of differing abilities. Someone Like Me enables children to learn about and discuss these topics and creatively express what they've learned through art. Here are pictures of the amazing work created by our fantastic students!
I am calling on behalf of Kinsale Community Health & Wellbeing Community Resource Centre, (The Well) which is an initiative working in conjunction with the HSE Community Healthcare Department. We are located in the old medical centre and service the needs of Kinsale Youth Support Services, the Men’s Shed and Kinsale Youth Café.
This unique partnership with the HSE will bring the building previously used by South Doc, Dept of Social Protection and the School Dentist back into life servicing the needs of our multi-generational community.
The building is in need of substantial refurbishment to meet the needs of our diverse age groups comprising of kids, young adults, parents and grandparents and the general public. We are seeking the support of the general public in fund raising for this project by inviting family and friends to participate in our “Twelve Days of Christmas Quiz”.
The Well Project