St Mary's National School Enniskeane Co. Cork

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Important Dates
  * 19th January: Six week swimming      session 4th - 6th class
  *  6th March: First Confession @      7.30pm
  * 10th April: Confirmation Mass
  * 1st May: Enrolment of new entrants
   * 26th May: First Holy Communion @     11am
  * 1st June: Cork Primary School     Sports
   * 5th June: School Tour all classes -      Glen Resource Centre
   * 14th June: School Concert
  * 18th June: Mobile Science      Workshops all classes

St. Mary's National School Enniskeane was officially opened on the 8th of September 1978 by the Very Rev. Wm. Canon Murphy P.P.

St. Mary's is a co-educational primary school under the patronage of the Catholic Bishop of Cork and Ross.
It is situated between the twin villages of Enniskeane and Ballineen on the main road to Bantry.

Present enrolment is 208.
5th and 6th class visit to Gougane Barra
4th Class - Constructions in Art
Chinese New Year
Getting ready for Valentines Day at St. Mary's
6th Class making slime and presenting work to Rang a Trí
Pancake day at St. Mary's
3rd Class performing 3 Safer Internet Day Drama Scripts - Create/Connect/Respect
Senior Infants Art for Valentines Day
3rd Class - Spring
ICT in Rang a Trí
Junior Infants gymnastics
St. Brigid's day @ St. Mary's
Food Dudes - phase 2 began for 3rd - 6th class on Friday 26th January
Senior Infants gymnastics.
Making Vegetable Soup - As part of a procedural writing lesson, 1st class made vegetable soup in a slow cooker. They wrote the recipe in their copies and followed all the necessary steps, such as peeling, chopping and blending. There was a tasty cup of soup for the whole class by the end of the day!
Exploration Dome
4th Class - Grassheads
Food Dudes - Committee organising the fruit and veg delivery
Mind the G.A.P. performance for all classes highlighting development themes of food security, fairtrade, child labour and climate change
2nd Class - Gymnastics
4th Class - Designing and painting boats
1st Class tweeted RTE news2day to suggest a first quote for Dr Norah Patten if she realises her dream and becomes the first Irish person to travel to space.  Dr Patten visited the BT Young Scientists and 1st class watched her interview online.  They were delighted to get a reply!
Maths - Junior Infants
The Health Promotion Committee proud recipients of a Certificate of Recognition from the Cork Food Policy Council.
1st Class - Penguin Portraits - These colourful pictures were created by painting, drawing, colouring, cutting and gluing.  It was a lot of work, but it was worth it!
2nd Class - Christmas Art Work
6th Class - Christmas Wreaths
5th Class - Christmas Tree Decorations
Santa visits St. Mary's
4th Class - Festive glass painting
3rd Class - Christmas Card Designs
5th Class - Snowmen Creations
Senior Infants - Christmas Art Work
5th Class - Designing festive clothing
Christmas “Elfies” -  A number of “elfies” came to visit 1st class during December. They look very familiar!
6th Class - Snowmen
€450 raised in our Non Uniform Day in aid of Cork Simon Community.
Congratulations to Micheál O' Sullivan, James Fleming, Michael Bradfield and Nathan Duggan who represented the school in the annual Sciath na Scol table quiz held recently in Rochestown Hotel.
5th Class visit to Cork County Council for Road Safety prize giving ceremonoy
4th Class - Christmas Trees
Jeremy’s Friendship Pies – During Friendship Week, 1st Class read “Enemy Pie” and decided to create friendship pies instead.
106 Shoe Boxes delivered to Penny Dinners appeal for the needy children of the Cork area.  A big thank you from them for the great effort put into this worthy cause.
1st Class - “We All Fit Together” – This display shows that each of us are unique, but we can all fit together happily!

Congratulations to Sarah Keohane, 5th Class, 1st prize winner in the Cork County Council Road Safety Competition.

For her prize she receives a trip to Spike Island for her entire class.  

There were over 300 entries in the competition so a huge congratulations to Sarah on being the outright winner.

Across please see her winning entry.

Far right Paired reading during Scholastic Book Fair Week
A new look for Méabh Collins who cut her hair for the Rapunzel Foundation. Well done Méabh.
Junior Infants having fun during Science week
During Science week 2nd class had fun exploring air pressure, forces and energy.
Senior Infants - Our Hedgehog Habitat
4th Class - Yoga
3rd Class playing Knock it Off
Visit to school by John Caulfield, Manager Cork FC with the FAI Cup and SSE Airtricity League Cup.
4th Class - Lava Lamps during Science Week
A huge thank you to Jane and Aideen who steered, taught and promoted water safety within 4th and 6th class over the past five weeks resulting in the renewal of our Safety Awareness Flag. Well done girls.
Water Safety Awareness Showcase organised by 4th and 6th Class
Junior Infants participating in Yoga
Visit to 6th Class by Michael McPartland 'Something Fishy Project'
Junior & Senior Infants Halloween Show
Junior Infants - Aistear Theme: Friends
3rd Class - Conscience Alley 'Rainbow Fish'
3rd Class Movement Break
4th Class - Halloween Art
3rd Class - Halloween Soundscape
5th Class - Halloween Art
3rd Class - 'The Halloween Authors'
6th Class - Various Projects
4th Class - Roman Mosaics
3rd Class - Tessellating Shapes
4th Class - Volcanos
3rd Class - Halloween Drama - 'The Haunted House'
4th Class - Drama
2nd Class Decorating Autumn Leaves
  4th Class Exploring Italy
3rd Class - Celtic Coil Pots
4th Class Planting
2nd Class mini-beast hunt
Autumn by 4th Class
6th Class recreating a scene from 'The Borrowers'
Talk on Fairtrade to 5th Class by Susan Galway
Heritage in Schools Jessica Mason Greenschools workshop 3rd-6th Class
Visit to school by Road Safety Authority
Our Summer Work Scheme was completed in late August very successfully by Galvin Hennessy Agri Services, we would like to thank parent Alan Galvin for an excellent and efficient service.
Preparatory work for our new classroom extension at the moment is at design stage (pre-planning), all going well we hope to be in by the 1st September 2018.

3rd Class Freeze Framing Fairytales
4th Class Investigating how soil/clay sinks to the bottom of a bottle
3rd Class Autumn Bugs
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