St Mary's National School Enniskeane Co. Cork

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Important Dates -

  • 22nd January - 4th March: Swimming 4th, 5th and 6th class

  • 10th & 11th February: Parent Teacher Meeting

  • 1st March: First Confession

  • 8th March: 4th, 5th and 6th - Class Sing Out Loud! - Cork Opera House

  • 15th April: Donal O'Donovan photographer - Junior Infants & 6th Class only

  • 22nd April: Confirmation for the children of St. Mary's N.S. only

  • 4th May: Enrolment of new entrants

  • 14th May: First Holy Communion

  • 7th June: School Tour

  • 9th June (provisional date): School concert

  • 15th June: 5th/6th Class Workshop by Heritage in Schools Expert Jo Moran
  • 17th June: Junior Infants Workshop by Heritage in Schools Expert Calvin Jones
  • 20th June: Senior Infants/1st Class Workshop by Heritage in Schools Expert Sonia Caldwell
  • 21st June: 1st/2nd Workshop by Heritage in Schools Expert Sandra Schmid
  • 22nd June: 3rd/4th Class Workshop by Heritage in Schools Expert Rose Mary Cussen
  • 23rd June: School Book Sale 6-8pm (Hi Street Books)

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 192.

6th Class Drama
1st and 2nd Class were learning about toys from the past in history.  Look at some of the toys which belonged to our parents and grandparents when they were young.
Santa Visits St. Mary's

5th Class - Designing Festive Clothing

Senior Infants/1st Class - Zumba Dancing

6th Class Christmas Floral Arrangements

Junior Infants Aistear - Three Little Pigs

1st/2nd Class - Christmas Art Work

4th Class - Christmas art work

Senior Infants/1st Class - Art work

6th Class Making 'Christmas Puddings'/visit by Michael McPartland 'Something Fishy' Project

Non Uniform Day which raised €400 for Cork Simon Community.

Christmas fun making edible decorations

3rd Class viewing World War 1 medal and old Irish pound coins.

5th Class Numeracy & Literacy stations

5th & 6th Class participating in Mobile Science Workshops - 'Shocking Science' and 'Classroom CSI'

3rd Class - Hedgehog Igloo

Junior Infants Aistear - Hard at Work

1st/2nd class having fun during Friendship Week.

Visit to school by Grey Hamilton, Stuart Hamilton (Navy officers) and Gary Reen (Regular Army) on the occasion of the presentation of our National Flag to the school in advance of the 1916 commeration which will take place during Easter 2016.  The flag will officially be flown on all primary school on March 15th 2016.

Visit to school by past pupil Orla Cronin and the O Duffy Cup.

A selection of art work from 1st/2nd Class

Sciath na Scol Boys Football Final V Glenville N.S. in Páirc Úi Rinn

Paired reading during our Scholastic Book fair week.

4th Class art work/having fun during Halloween.

Various activities around the school during Science Week.

Junior & Senior Infants Halloween concert.

5th & 6th Class participating in a hands-on demo of the Izak9 cube during maths week.

4th Class planting

6th Class Making Tetrahedrons

6th class visit to Bandon Library for workshop with author Paula Leyden report by Charlie Nolan and Laura Cullinane

On 7th October sixth class were lucky enough to get out of school and meet Paula Leyden, the author of 'Butterfly Heart' and 'The Sleeping Baobab Tree'.  Both books are set in Zambia in Africa where Paula grew up.  She now lives in Kilkenny.  Paula started writing when she came to Ireland evenghough her books are about Africa.

We drove to Bandon in a mini bus.  We were all excited.  First she told us about her life in Africa.  She began talking about a character in her book 'the Butterfly Heart' called Ifuafura who was based on a real man in Zambia.

If there's a snake in your house, he would come, but wouldn't kill it and take it away.  She demonstrated how to milk a snake!  Paula also showed us a picture of a tree called the upside-down tree.

A lot of people were asking questions about snakes and Paula answered them all.  At the end she said she was going to have a raffle.  She had three books to give away.  I wrote down my name and put it in the envelope.  I was thinking my name was never going to be called out.  Paula picked up the first one and read my name 'Charlie Nolan', I couldn't believe it.  I picked the sleeping Baobab tree.  She was a great person to meet and would recommend any of her books.

Junior Infants Aistear - My friends and I

3rd Class Dramatising 'The Masked Pirate'

Donnacha Kelly and Sarah Keohane - prize winners in Sherkin Island Marine Station competition.

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