On Wednesday May 25th Mr. Teddy Mc Namara, Mrs. Mary Nagle, Mrs Joan Whelton and Mr Phil Devitt of Kinsale Tidy Towns visited Scoil Naomh Eltin with Mr. Michael Smith from SuperValu . SuperValu kindly sponsored a number of fruit bushes for the school garden. Our School Green Team took great pleasure in planting these once Jerry had prepared the soil. Sincere thanks to Kinsale Tidy Towns. We look forward to presenting you with our school made jams next Summer.
Friday, 24th of June 2016:
Laura's Schoolwear and High Street Books will be in school from 12.30 to 3.30 p.m.
We had a very special visit on the 12th May from the Shannon based air,sea and rescue helicopter. The helicopter landed in Kinsale GAA pitch at 9.30 and were greeted by the junior end of the school, and the senior end followed after. They gave a fantastic talk about all things coastguard related, and they listened and answered all of our questions. They gave us a demonstration of how the lift worked, and wrapped some of our pupils in special blankets that our used to prevent hypothermia, and even got to try on some of the gear! All the children from infants to sixth class were reminded about our emergency numbers 112 or 999. Members of the land based coastguard, as well as local members of the Gardaí also were kind enough to volunteer their time to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
We had such a special day, with some of our pupils excitedly saying that it was "the best day of their lives". Some pupils were chosen to have a tour of the helicopter and even got to sit in the cockpit! As we waved the helicopter off (while holding onto our hats) everyone was blown away. It truly was a special day for all involved and we thank all the volunteers so much for giving us this opportunity.
We look forward to seeing our own pupils in similar roles as pilots, paramedics, navy officers, Gardaí, etc in years to come.
During our final term in 5th and 6th Class, we regularly swop the classroom environment for a brisk walk around nearby Compass Hill. We are lucky to have such a safe and picturesque walk on the doorstep of our school. The benefits to both our physical and mental health are far-reaching - we all feel positive and refreshed after our stint in the fresh air and sunshine.
On the 6th of May last, 6th Class took part in a walking tour of our historical town, followed by a visit to the museum. The tour was led by Dermot Ryan. We begun our tour at the nearby St. Multose Church, and finished up at the Temperance Hall. We learnt many new and interesting facts about some key buildings that we pass every day. Before we returned to school, we visited the Kinsale Museum, where we were able to examine a wide array of artifacts from various periods in Irish history. Coincidentally, on the same day, the museum was being visited by relatives of the Lusitania victims, as well as the artist who recently designed a life-sized replica of the Kinsale Giant. It was a most enjoyable and educational morning for all. Thank you to Dermot Ryan.
Scoil Naomh Eltin has a new music laboratory in room 10 which has been equipped with 10 keyboards. Thank you to our ever supportive and hard working Parent Association for supporting this vision. The school is fortunate to have a musical maestro (parent) who is currently teaching all of third class to play. Thank you Christine. It is hoped that this programme will grow and be offered to more classes and that classes in other instruments (tin whistle, recorder and ukulele) will run also.