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CONFIRMATION CLASS 2014
Our sixth class pupils were all excellently behaved today, 7th March at the Confirmation ceremony at St Senan's Church, Clonlara. Bishop Kieran O'Reilly confirmed all the candidates and concelebrated the Mass with Fr Pat Greed (PP) and Fr Brendan Cleary (AP). This ceremony was a wonderful occasion for our school and parish community. We would like to thank Ms Burns, Mr Griffin, (Sixth Class Teachers) Mrs Carey, Mrs Cusack and Mr Horgan for all their hard work with the sixth class pupils and also preparing the choir. A big thank you to all the parents and sponsors. Also, we extend thanks also to the visiting musicians who give of their time for to make this occasion so memorable.
PRAYER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
"Breathe in me, O Holy Spirit, that my thoughts may all be holy.
Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that my work, too, may be holy.
Draw my heart, O Holy Spirit, that I love but what is holy.
Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all that is holy.
Guard me, then, O Holy Spirit, that I always may be holy.
The Sacrament of Confirmation takes place in St Senan’s Church Clonlara, on Friday next 7th March at 15:00. Our Sixth Class pupils have gained a deeper understanding of Faith and the important role the Holy Spirit has to play as a guide to them as they become teenagers and beyond that into adulthood. They have been prepared to accept their faith for themselves through a series of four special Rituals: ‘Enkindling the Spirit’, ‘Moved by the Spirit’, ‘Called by Name’ and ‘Blessed with Oil’. These rituals help the candidates to examine the history of Confirmation and the role of the Holy Spirit in the Bible, as well as the practical ways in which the Holy Spirit’s action can be seen in today’s world, e.g. through charitable works. Possibly one of the most significant stages of the Confirmation ceremony takes place during the ‘Service of Light ’when parents symbolically pass their faith onto their son through the passing of their Baptismal Candle. We wish them every success on their faith journey.
A big well done to the following pupils on reaching AR Millionaire status in recent weeks:
2nd Class: (Mr Raftery)
Jake Moloney (1 million)
3rd Class: (Mr Naughton)
Darragh Hanley (1 million)
Roisin Hannan (1 million)
Aisling Cahill (1 million)
3rd Class: (Ms Fleming)
Bláithín Larkin (1 million)
5th / 6th Class: (Ms Burns)
Louise Kavanagh (1 million)
Louis McCormack (1 million)
Eva Larkin (1 million)
4th Class: (Mr McGuane)
Katie Nestor (1 million)
5th Class: (Mr Conlon)
Emma O’ Connell (2 million)
6th Class: (Mr Griffin)
Dara Noonan (2 million)
Cillian Higgins (3 million)
February 2014 Mid-Term Break:
Scoil Seanáin Naofa will close on Friday 14th February 2014 at 3:00 pm for a 5 day break for the period from Monday 17th February 2014 to Friday 21st February 2014 and reopen at on Monday 24th February 9:20am. We would like to wish all our pupils and staff a very happy and safe holiday.
LOCAL HISTORY PROJECTS SUBMISSION DATE:
All our pupils from Junior Infants to Sixth Class have once again been given the opportunity to take part in a Local History Project. In November last, all class teachers distributed the project sheets and currently many children are busy finishing off their work before submitting their work. Luckily, we have an ever growing and very informative archive of Local History thanks to the dedication and hard work of our pupils and older members of the community in this area. There are many fine examples of work from last year and we eagerly await the work of this years cohorts. All projects will be collected on Monday 24th February for reading and analysis. This very enjoyable and interesting scheme will conclude in early March with a prize giving ceremony. Thank you to all class teachers for their help and to Ms Fleming for organising the initiative and collating the scripts and creating our very own archive.
HAPPY ST BRIGID'S DAY
Beannachtaí na Féile Bríd oraibh!
Saturday February 1st is the feast day of our best known female patron saint, St Brigid. This week many classes learnt about St Brigid. Some classes read and then wrote stories about her life, other groups sang a hymn in honour of her, while some other classes were inspired to draw and paint pictures of her. There also were many beautiful St Brigid Crosses made. It is said that any house or boat with one of these reed crosses will be safe from fire. This tradition has been in existence in Clonlara NS for many years and it's great to see it being passed on to the younger people of the local community.
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS PRAYER SERVICE:
A very big thank you to Fr Greed PP for visiting and all those who organised and prepared today's Prayer Service. It was a lovely school occasion. Firstly, Cillian read a short piece from the Bible for us. Next, Kate, Matthew, Clodagh, Tom and Orlaith all read Prayers of the Faithful. And finally Aobha read a Reflection. Fr Greed reminded the children of the importance of sharing and also he advised all the children to obey their parents and teachers. Next he told us all about St Blaise and he blessed the throats of everyone present.
Accelerated Reader Update:
Well done to the pupils below on reaching their AR milestones......Keep reading...
3 million: Mr Naughton
Rory Butler (3rd Class)
1 million:Ms Fleming
Fiona O'Connor (3rd Class)
Ciara Murray (3rd Class)
Catholic Schools Week
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 2014 We will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week this week at school. The theme for Catholic Schools Week 2014 is: ‘Catholic Schools – Centres of Faith and Learning’. CSW 2014 will begin on Sunday January 26 2014 and end on February 2 2014.
PICTURE TO FOLLOW..........................
MEDAL PRESENTATION TO FOOTBALL SHIELD WINNERS & RUNNER UP
On Thursday morning, 19thDecember 2013 our whole school assembled in the halla. After break we gathered for to meet with some very famous local players. Mr Horgan welcomed us all to the assembly and said that 2013 was a very lucky year for Scoil Seanáin Naofa, Clonlara and the county of Clare. In June of this year our school won the double being very fortunate to capture the Cumann na mBunscol Division 1 Hurling and Camogie titles.
John Conlon (All Ireland Senior Hurling medal winner), Nicky O’ Connell (All Ireland Senior Hurling medal winner), Cathal O’ Connell (U21 & All Ireland Senior Hurling medal winner), Shane O’Brien (U21 Hurling medal winner) and Colm Galvin (U21 & All Ireland Senior Hurling medal winner, All Star and u21 Player of the year for 2013) all came to present medals to our successful football teams. Two of our former pupils Darach Honan and Domhnall O’Donovan both rang Mr Horgan to apolgise for being unable to visit us on this occasion. Our Clonlara and Clare players all spoke to us about the importance of doing our best in all things. Our pupils were given an opportunity to ask questions and Aoife, Rachel, Becky, Shane and Jack all asked the players interesting questions. The lads answered the questions honestly and truthfully and presented the medals to our winning Football Shield Winners and Runners Up teams. Cillian O’ Brien winning captain was presented with the Shield.
The various trophies which our school teams won this year were displayed and Mr Horgan spoke with pride about our school and its wonderful tradition of GAA. Mr O’Connell, Mr Hickey, Ms Toomey, Ms Burns, Mr Griffin, Ms McMahon and Mr Raftery were thanked for coaching and helping our school eams. Flan Mullane (Chairman Clonlara GAA) thanked the teachers and the school for its work in promoting Gaelic games and presented a photograph of the Clare team. Mr Raftery thanked all the pupils,especially the players and supporters, along with their parents, Mr Joe Roche (Clonlara GAA Underage Coach), Mr Liam McCarthy and Mrs Marian Ryan for their work with the football team all year. Mr O’Connell fondly remembered having taught all the Clonlara players present and commented on their hard work and determination. This was great school celebration and one day which will live on in our hearts. We predict that many of our current pupils will continue this Clon and Clare tradition and we know there will be future Clonlara and Clare greats and will be inspired by today’s gathering.
John, Nicky, Shane, Cathal, Darrach and Domhnall we salute you!
A big thank you and well done to all involved.
FAREWELL MR HICKEY:
We wish Mr Hickey the very best with his new appointment as he embarks on another stage of his teaching life. During Tom twelve years, he has helped so many pupils in our school and his kindness, patience and expertise has left a great mark in the local community.
Go n-éirí leat a Thomáis.
Beannachtaí Na Nollag
Beannachtaí na Nollag agus Athbhliain faoi Shean is faoi Mhaise ó gach duine i Scoil Seanáin Naofa, Cluain Lárach. Bhi bliain eile den scoth againn i gContae an Chláir agus táimid uile thar a bheith bhródúil as ár iar-scoláirí.
We would like to wish all of our pupilsboth past and present a very happy Holiday Season and a New Year filled with peace and prosperity.
We look forward to seeing you all again in January.
Christmas Holidays 2013
Our schools will close at 12:30 pm on Friday 20th December 2013, which will be the final day of the school term. Reminder to pupils that the three buses. ll leave at 12:00.
Our school will reopen at 9:20 am on Tuesday 7th January 2014.
Well done to the pupils as listed below on achieving their ‘Word Millionaire’ status,
1 Million AR Words read by:
3rd Class Kate Fitzgerald
4th Class Emmett Halley
4th Class Katie Nestor, Eve McMahon, Dylan Delaney, Hannah Tiernan
5th Class Emma O’Connell, Fayihre Dilmac, Christina McKeon, Lauren Walsh
5th Class Molly Walsh
6th Class Cian Nash
6th Class Darragh Noonan, Aobha O’Rourke
2 Million AR Words read by:
6th Class Cillian Higgins
PARENT TEACHER MEETINGS 2013-2014
All classes held PTM this week. Junior Teachers( Junior Infants to Second Classes) host their meetings before and after school on Wednesday 11th December. While the parents Senior Classes (Third to Sixth) meet with parents on Thursday 12th December 2013. Each slot is timetabled so please try and arrive on time. As time is limited to ten minutes, a further appointment can be made with teachers later on in the academic year if required.
Please note that the school will close at 2:45pm on both of these days.
October 2013 Mid-Term Break:
Scoil Seanáin Naofa will close today at 3pm for Mid Term Break. Our school will remain closed from Monday 28th October 2013 to Friday 1st November 2013 inclusive. We will reopen on the morning of Monday 4th November.
We instruct all our pupils, past and present to keep on footpaths and roads. If no footpath is available, walk facing traffic and as far off the road as possible. One of the best parts to Halloween is choosing who or what to be. Dressing up in scary dark costumes is fun, but remember to wear bright/reflective high visibility jackets for motorists to see. A torch can also make night-time travelling much safer. Children should always travel in a group and look out for one another. Following these safety tips on Oct. 31 will help our pupils have an enjoyable night this All Hallows Eve.
School Fundraising: Colours Day:
In association with the Parents' Association we are having a fundraising Colours Day on Friday 25th for our school. All pupils are advised to wear colours and fancy dress clothing is optional.
School Fundraising: Christmas Cards:
All pupils in our school have been busy designing, drawing and colouring Christmas cards this week. In Association with the Parents' Association all cards are currently on route to the printers. We look forward to seeing all these cards and thank all those involved in this fundraising initiative.
Christmas Shoebox Appeal:
Once again this year Scoil Seanáin Naofa is a collection point for these boxes of joy. On Christmas morning our boxes will be opened by children in Africa and Eastern Europe. We thank the local organisers and everyone in our school community who took part.
Old Mobile Phone Collection:
We have been collecting old mobile phones in exchange for iPads for to be used by Special Needs pupils in our school. To date over 150 mobile phones have been collected. Many thanks to all those who helped out. Ms O'Regan organised this initiative and we are all delighted with both her hard work and the fantastic school wide effort. If anyone finds any more old mobile phones please continue to drop them into Ms O'Regan. Well Done to all involved.
School Mass Friday 11th October 2013:
Today all classes from Rang II to Rang VI attended a special school Mass at St Senan's Church, Clonlara. Fr Greed welcomed all the pupils, teachers, parents and other Mass goers. We were privileged to partake in the Mass by joibing the priests and congregation in remembering all parishioners. The Prayers of the Faithful were delivered by Clíonadh, Éabha, Clodagh, Aobha and Diarmuid. Cillian took us through the First Reading and Psalm. Tom and Rebecca brought up gifts for the Offertory and Jack read a deep reflection after many of our pupils received the Body of Christ in Holy Communion. Our choir sounded beautiful. Fr Greed reminded all children of the importance of trying to be the best you can in the classroom, school yard and at home. He advised us all to take time to play, pray, complete school and homework and partake in sport. Fr Cleary gave all members of our school community a very special blessing. He asked all the pupils to do as their parents and teachers ask. This Mass was a wonderful school occasion. We would like to thank Fr Greed, Fr Cleary and all the pupils for making this a memorable event.
Prayer for New School Year:
Lord Jesus, I give my hands to do your work. I give my feet to go your way. I give my eyes to see as you do. I give my tongue to speak your words. I give my mind that you may think in me. I give my spirit that you may pray in me. Above all I give my heart that you may love in me Your Father and all humankind. I give you my whole self that you may grow in me, So that it is you, Lord Jesus, who lives and works and prays in me. Amen.
All Ireland Senior Hurling Fever:
We wish the Clare team including so many of all our past pupils , Davy and the management team every success on Saturday as they face the Rebels in Croke Park.
Go neirí go geal libh!
School Year 2013/14
School reopenson Friday August 30th.
October 2013 mid-term break: Our school will close from Monday 28th October 2013 to Friday 1st November 2013 inclusive. Reopening Monday 4thNovember.
Christmas 2013: Our school will close on Friday 20th December 2013, which will be the final day of the school term and will re-open on Tuesday 7th January 2014.
February 2014 mid-term break: Our school will close from Monday 17th February to Friday 21st February inclusive. Reopening Monday 24thFebruary 2014.
Where contingency arrangements are required a school authority may reduce the length of the February mid-term break by remaining open up to and including Wednesday 19th February 2014.
Easter 2014: Our school will close on Friday 11th April 2014, which will be the final day of the school term, unless changes are required as part of contingency arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures. Reopening Monday 28thApril 2014.
(Where contingency arrangements are required a school authority may reduce the length of the Midterm Break: Monday 17thFebruary, Tuesday18thFebruary, Wednesday19thFebruary, Thursday20thFebruary, Friday 21st February or Easter break by remaining open up to and including Wednesday 16th April 2014. Rulings will be made by B.O.M..)
May Public Holiday: Monday 5thMay 2014
June Public Holiday: Monday 2ndJune 2014
Summer Holidays: Monday 30thJune 2014 @ 12:30 pm
– Scoil Seanáin Naofa – Division One Girls Camógie Final 2013
Panel: 1. Sarah Fahey 2. Leah Hawes 3. Clodagh McNamara 4. Kate O’Shanahan 5. Moya Byrnes
6. Chloe Ryan 7. Hannah Horgan 8. Becky Foley 9. Róisín Powell 10. Joanne Egan
11. Aine Gully (captain) 12. Sinéad Ryan 13. Caoimhe Morrissey 14. Asia O’ Brien 15. Jane Begley
16. Ellie Hannan 17. Jessica O’Brien 18. Lynne Edwards 19. Kaithlyn Hannan 20. Eva Larkin
21. Erin de Brun 22. Lisa Whelan 23. Aoibhínn O’Brien 24. Abbey MacKenzie
Team Management: Carol Toomey, Gráinne Burns, Sharon McMahon & Eddie Horgan
– Scoil Seanáin Naofa – Division One Boys Hurling Final 2013
Panel: 1. Cillian O’ Brien 2. Max Tiernan 3. Jathan McMahon 4. Gavin Duffy 5. Daniel Moloney
6. Conor Bourke (Captain) 7. Luke Cunningham 8. Tom Power 9. Tom Egan 10. Ben Greaney
11. Logan Ryan 12. Aiden Kirwan 13. Diarmuid Byrnes 14. Aidan Moriarty 15. Tom McLeish
16. Louis McCormack 17. Jacob Beck 18. Jack Purcell 19. Stephen English 20. Ciaran Burke
21. Tommy Walsh 22. Luke Hannon 23. Michael Burke 24. Jack Power 25. Diarmuid De Barra
26. Andrew Fitzgerald 27. Cian Conneely 28. Michael O’ Callaghan 29. Micheál Hillyard
30. Adam Prenderville 31. Colm O’ Meara
Team Management: Fergal Griffin, Enda McGuane, Eddie Horgan & John Conlon.
Scoil Seanáin Naofa reach Divison 1 Final in Hurling & Camóige
All roads will lead to Cusack Park tomorrow, (Wednesday 19th) for the Cumann na mBunscoil Division 1 Finals.
First, will be the girls' final with a throw in time of 1pm.
Next, will be the boys’ final at 2;00pm.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish them all the best in both games.
We are up against two excellent teams and know both games will be tight contests.
Our school community is very proud of our school teams on reaching this stage of the competition. Our pupils (and their dedicated mentors) have being training very hard all year.
They have made us all very proud of our school through their efforts on the field of play.
We admire their hard work and co-operation and we really are delighted with their success this year. Win, draw or lose a big 'Well Done' to all involved .
This is a historic day for our school.
Scoil Seanáin Naofa, Clonlara are absolutely thrilled to announce that for the first time in it's long sporting history that both the boys' school team and the girls' school team are contesting the Division One School's Finals in Cusack Park Wednesday 19th June. Throw in for the Camogie Final is 1pm and the Hurling Final is 2pm. Best wishes to both panels and their mentors-Mr.McGuane, Mr.Griffin, Ms.Burns, Ms.McMahon and Ms.Toomey. All support on the day would be greatly appreciated!!!!!
Confirmation 2013: St Senan's Church Clonlara
47 pupils of our pupils were sealed by the Gift of the Holy Spirit on Saturday 18th May 2013. These pupils are now united with God in a more powerful way. The confirmands all received the "mark," the seal of the Holy Spirit. We wish then every success on their continued faith journey. We thank their teachers Ms Burns and Mr Griffin for all their work in preparing their pupils.
The choir once again performed beautifully. All hymns were arranged excellently but many of the congregation particularly loved our version of 'I Will Be The Vine 'written by Liam Lawton. Mr Horgan, Mrs Carey, Mrs Cusack and Ms Eimear Purcell have to be commended in their fine direction and arrangements.
COME HOLY SPIRIT
"Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful and kindle in them the fire of your love. Send forth your Spirit, and they shall be created. And You shall renew the face of the earth. Let us pray. O, God, who by the light of the Holy Spirit, did instruct the hearts of the faithful, grant that by the same Holy Spirit we may be truly wise and ever enjoy His consolations. Through Christ Our Lord.
ACCELERATED READER UPDATE
Well done to the following pupils on reaching another milestone!
Ná laga Dia sibh!
Conor Monahan Maurice Nelligan Daniel Vaughan Kelly Eva Larkin 2m Orlaith Burke 2m Éabha Stritch 2m Gavin Duffy 2m Lisa Whelan 3m Tom Egan 4m
'The Great Famine'-
A MINUTE OF RELFECTION
Many of classes took park in holding one minute’s silent reflection today, Friday, 10th May 2013. We remember all those who have suffered and have died in the Great Famine in our country.
Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas síoraí dóibh go léir.
Third and Fourth Classes will be taking part in the ‘Go Games’ blitz on Wednesday next 15th May. Neighbouring schools will also be taking part in this day of hurling fun. No scores will be kept as the ‘Go Games’ are about participation and co-operation. Pupils will be encouraged to try out different positions and put their skills into practice.
COMMUNION CLASS 2013
Congratulations to all our Communicants who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Saturday last 4th May 2013. Thanks to Mr. O'Connell, Mr. Raftery, Fr. Cleary and Fr. Greed who prepared the class so well. Also a big thank you to our pupils from Rang VI and V who sang so beautifully, under the direction of Mrs Carey, Mrs Cusack and Ms Eimear Purcell.
ACCELERATED READER UPDATE:
Congratulations to the following pupils:
(Mr McGuane’s Class)
(Mr Griffin’s Class)
(Ms Burn’s Class)
(Mr Naughton’s Class)
(Mr Naughton’s Class)
(Mr Hickey’s Class)
(Ms Burn’s Class)
(Ms Burn’s Class)
Our school will close for Easter holidays at 12:30pm on Friday 22nd March 2013, and will re-open on Monday 8th April 2013. (Thankfully, this year we are not required as part of contingency arrangements to make up for time as we weren’t forced to close the school this winter. ) School buses will operate as per the 12 o’ clock time arrangements.
Concert by Local Musicians:
A big 'thank you' to all the local musicains who called in on Tuesday March 19th and entertained us in the school hall.
Everyone really enjoyed their performance again this year.
Photographs to follow....
- ACCELERATED READER UPDATE -
Congratulations to the following pupils on reaching their Accelerated Reader milestones…
1 Million Words:…..
Asia O’ Brien
2 Million Words:…..
4 Million Words:…..
ST PATRICK'S Day 2013
We would like to wish all our pupils, their families and staff
a very enjoyable St Patrick’s Day.
Our school will be closed on Monday next and reopen on Tuesday, March 19th 2013.
SEACHTAIN NA GAEILGE 2013
Rinne daltaí na scoile sár iarracht arís i mbliana. Bhí comórtaisí éagsula eagraithe ag na muinteoirí ranga i rith na seachtaine. Chualamar páistí ó Naí. Shóis. go dtí Rang VI ag labhairt Gaeilge go nádúrtha i saol na scoile. D’eagraigh gach rang dán gairid no amhrán beomhar agus bhí dea- am againn ag éisteacht da chéile. Fuair daltaí boinn(óir, airgead agus cré umha) agus teastais freisin. Bhi na múinteoirí go háirithe Mac Uí hArgáin an-bhródúil as pobal na scoile go léir. Bhaineamar taitneamh as an gceilúradh. Míle buíochas do Iníon Pléimeann a d’eagraigh gach rud dúinn. Is iontach an méid oibre a bhí idir lámha aici. Níl an féasta thart fós! Beidh ceoltoirí áitiúla ag teacht ar an Máirt seo chughainn chun seinm dúinne. Beidh ‘Cainteoir na Scoile Sóisear’ agus ‘Cainteoir Sinsear’ a fhoilsiú ansin. Táimid ag tnúth leis an gceolchoirm seo. Idir an dá linn bainigí tairbhe as Lá Fhéile Pádraig agus déanaigí iarracht na cúpla focail a labhairt ar mhaitheas ar dteanga.
- LOCAL HISTORY PROJECTS 2012/13 -
We received some fine work again this year and would like to take this opportunity to thank all pupils and their families for their efforts. Ms Fleming has recently added over 300 new manuscripts to the Local History Archive. All scripts have been filed away and will be used during the coming years as primary resources for our pupils to study. Already, we are looking forward to more fantastic local history and artefact investigations next year.
Congratulations to the following lucky pupils on winning prizes in our now annual
‘In House Folklore and Artefact Competition’.
Teacher: Mrs Mary Moriarty
Gold: Keely Jane Frost
Silver: Joshua Power
Bronze: Kieran Kiely
Merit: Cian Hannan
Teacher: Mrs Caoimhe English
Gold: Darragh Dillon
Silver: Sean Fennessy
Bronze: Niall Nestor
Merit: Darragh Dillon
Teacher: Ms Sharon McMahon
Gold: Joshua Cottingham
Silver: Killian Playon
Bronze: Ceylan Dilmac
Merit: Justin O’Brien
Teacher: Ms Rachel Kearns
Gold: Éabha Halley
Silver: Alex Cox
Bronze: Lorna McNamara
Merit: John Hannan
Teacher: Ms Maria Moore
Gold: Paul Frost
Silver: Lauren Slater
Bronze: Elvan Dilmac
Merit: Orlaith Martin
Teacher: Mr Noel O’Connell
Gold: Evan O’Connell
Silver: Dylan Prenderville
Bronze: Caoimhe Noonan
Merit: Megan Ryan
Second/ Third Class:
Teacher: Mr John Raftery
Gold: Lucy Noonan
Silver: Niall Meade
Bronze: Alex Condron
Merit: Aoife Dillon
Teacher: Mr Darragh Naughton
Gold: Katie Nestor
Silver: Kathryn Galvin
Bronze: James Madden
Merit: Conor Monahan
Teacher: Ms Irene Fleming
Gold: Jack Power
Silver: Fahiyre Dilmac
Bronze: Ruairí Keane
Merit: Oisín Moloney
Fourth / Fifth Class:
Teacher: Mr Enda McGuane
Gold: Luke Cunningham
Silver: Róisín O’Connor
Bronze: Isabelle Murphy
Merit: Emer Madden
Teacher: Mr Thomas Hickey
Gold: Ellie Hannan
Silver: Max Tiernan
Bronze: Rachel Murray
Merit: Rebecca Foley
Teacher: Ms Gráinne Burns
Gold: David Micks
Silver: Caoimhe Morrissey
Bronze: Gavin Duffy
Merit: Rachel Croke
Teacher: Mr Fergal Griffin
Gold: Róisín Powell
Silver: Chloe Ryan
Bronze: Lisa Whelan
Merit: Hannah Horgan
Junior Historian 2013: Justin O’ Brien
Senior Historian 2013: Conor Monahan
Photographs to follow...........
"Well Done to all the winners''
SCHOOL DONATION by 'Underdog Theatre Group':
Pat Galvin, Gill Dilmac and other members of the local 'Underdog Theatre Group'
presenting a cheque to Mr. Horgan. We thank the group for this generous donation an wish them every success with all future productions.
ACCELERATED READER UPDATE:
The following pupils have reached their own targets of a
million Accelerated Reader words….
Congratulations to the following pupils….
1 million words ….R. Croke
1 million words ….G. Duffy
2 million words ….A.Ryan
2 million words ….E.Stritch
2 million words ….H.Horgan
3 million words …. A.Moriarty
1 million words ….M. Tiernan
1 million words ….C.McKeon
1 million words ….H.Tiernan
Amazing news was received by the school today!!! Aaron Jennings and Roan McMahon have both made it through to the FINAL 15 BEST DOODLE4GOOGLES IN THE COUNTRY out of the thousands of entries received from around Ireland in the Junior/Senior Infant category(Category 1)
Now they need your help!!!!
Clonlara parish has a great reputation for supporting people and events so lets get behind these two wonderful artists!! The winner is decided by public vote so EVERYONE needs to support these two boys and cast their votes online now using the following link:
http://www.google.ie/doodle4google/vote.html http://www.google.ie/doodle4google/vote.html Spread the word and try and get as many people as possible voting! The prize is an amazing € 5,000 scholarship fund for the winner and a € 10,000 technology grant for the school.
Voting closes March 4th so get voting!!!!
Congratulations boys! Take a look at the boys with their certificates below.
Here is a reminder of what their pictures looked like.....
ARTEFACT INVESTIGATION / LOCAL HISTORY PROJECTS:
Following the great research carried out by our and middle and senior classes last year, all of our pupils are currently taking part in this whole school initiative. All research will be collected by class teachers next week over two days , Thursday 28th Feb and Friday 1st March.
We will be keeping all essays and investigation sheets in our school archive. There is great work being carried out by most classes. We are very impressed by the work which has been submitted already.
We know lots of this work will be read and studied in the futureby pupils in our school. This bank of history is a great asset to our school and the local community. Many thanks to all those who took part this year.
Prizes will be awarded in the coming weeks when all work has been collected..
HANDWRITING COMPETITION 2013
A big well done to all those who took part in the handwriting competition this year.
The title which we wrote about was 'Playtime'. Mr O'Connell organised this event in our
school and will be sending off some samples of writing to represent the school in the
countywide INTO Handwriting Competition. Thank you Mr O'Connell!
MID TERM SPRING BREAK 2013 - Scoil Seanáin Naofa will close 14th & 15th February 2013 inclusive. (We will be using the 3 discretionary days to extend bank holiday breaks during the final term.)
- LENT 2013 - Ash Wednesday this year is on 13th February. This day marks the first day of Lent, the season of preparation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday, 31st March. Ashes will be distributed in our school during the day. We ask all our pupils to try to make a special effort at home this Lent. It is by giving we really receive.
- Indoor Games - 3rd & 4th -
The very best of luck to our 3rd and 4th Class players who are in the hurling and camoige finals today in Cratloe. We were all very pleased to hear that you all did very well in the competitions! The girls came in joint second and the boys were placed third! As ever, well done to all involved! Thanks to Ms Burns & Ms McMahon, Mr Naughton & Mr Raftery as well as Mr Horgan. We look forward to seeing many of of the team continue their training with the school teams. Go neiri libh!
ACCELERATED READER UPDATECongratulations
Congratulations once again to the pupils below on reaching their targets.....
I million words.....
2 Million words:
Clodagh McNamara 5th Class
Keep up the super work!!
ACCELERATED READER UPDATE
Congratulations to the following pupils who reached their targets!
We have many other pupils well on their way.
We remind you all to keep up the great work.
"Anois teacht an Earraigh
beidh an lá dúl chun shíneadh,
Is tar eis na féil Bríde
ardóigh mé mo sheol.
Go Coillte Mach rachad
ní stopfaidh me choíche
Go seasfaidh mé síos
i lár Chondae Mhaigh Eo."
Antaine Ó Raifteirí
Camogie Winter League
After 3 months of matches the girl's indoor school camogie league is coming to a close. 48 girls participated in the league. Huge credit to the efforts put in by all the girls involved and in particular the six captains who lead by example throughout- Hannah H, Chloe R, Leah H, Róisín P, Aine G and Sarah F. With girls like these the future of Clare camogie is in safe hands.
The league final between Leah's Lions and Hannah's Heroes will take place Thursday 17th January .
Best of luck to both teams. The final is guaranteed to be very close and exciting.
A mention of thanks too to Ms. Burns and Ms.McMahon who organised and ran the league.
The girls look forward to retaining their Clare Indoor 7-a side title this year and are sure rise to the challenge of moving into Division 1 after winning Division 2 in June.
Huge congratulations to Leah's Lions who won the school's indoor camogie league after a goal by Courtney W. in extra time. Well done to Hannah's team for being such tough competition!!
21ú Nollag 2012
Laethanta Saoire na Nollag 2012
Beidh an scoil seo ‘gainne dúnta ar 12:30 ar an 21ú Nollaig go dtí an an 6 ú Eanáir.
Mar sin beidimid ar ais ar an Luan, an 7ú Eanáir 2013.
NOLLAIG SHONA DAOIBH GO LÉIR!
Go n-éirí libh! Ar deireadh ba mhaith linn gach dea-ghuí a sheoladh chugaibh don bhliain nua scoile.
Christmas Carol Singing 21st December 2012
All our pupils gathered after small break in the halla today and provided great entertainment for the whole school community. We heard a variety of Christmas songs old and new as well as some of the traditional Christmas carols. Mr Horgan was delighted with every class contribution. He reminded all children of the importance of giving and being kind this Christmas. This is good advice. We had a really great assembly and Santa Claus even made a guest aapperaance!
WINNERS IN FOLKLORE COMPETITION
WINNERS IN FOLKLORE
Two weeks ago all pupils in 3rd, 4th, 5thand 6thlistened to audio files of Clare people speaking of Christmas time in the past. We found most of the accents easy to understand and we really enjoyed learning about Christmas in our county in the olden days.
Ms Fleming organised our participation in this History competition within the school.
A big thank you to her and all at the Clare Education Centre.
Teacher Class Winner
Mr Raftery 2nd Bláithin Larkin
Mr Raftery 3rd Emily Croke
Mr Naughton 3rd Catherine Galvin
Ms Fleming 4th Joanne Egan
Mr McGuane 4th Stephen English
Mr McGuane 5th Aoife O’Brien
Mr Hickey 5th Rian O’Connell
Ms Burns 6th David Micks
Mr Griffin 6th Conor Burke
Its with great pride we can now announce two county winners which were selected by the Clare Education Centre. These pupils are: Eva Larkin of Mr McGuane’s 5th and Conor O’Brien of Mr Naughton’s 3rd.
Both Conor and Eva are invited to attend a prize giving ceremony in the Clare Education Centre, Kilrush Road, Ennis, on Thursday 10thJanuary 2013. A photographer from the Clare Champion will be in attendance to record this event. Well done to all who took part this year. We are looking forward to Christmas 2013 already!!
ACCELERATED READER UPDATE:
The Christymas Word Millionaires have been announced....Well done to:
Caoimhe Morrissey 6th
Orlaith Burke 5th
Clodagh McNamara 5th (on reaching her second million)
Aiden Kirwen 6th (on reaching his second million)
Katie Nestor 3rd (youngest millionaire yet!!)
ADVICE SHEETS FOR PARENTS:
Following the recent Parent Teacher Meetings for all pupils 'Advice Sheets for Parents' are now available in the Parents section of our school website. Please feel free to open the links and download the link for reading or printing.
ACCELERATED READER MILLIONAIRE UPDATE:
Congratulations to the following pupils on reaching their first million!
Caoimhe Morrissey 6th Class
Tom Egan 6th Class
Eva Larkin 5th Class
Eve Reid 4th Class
Well done to Eleanor Kealy of 6th Class on reaching her second million!
TRIP TO L.I.T. Millennium Theatre
Sixth Class pupils enjoyed a trip to see 'The Wiz' on Friday last, 30th November 2012.
It was presented by Transition Year students from Ardscoil Mhuire and St. Munchins.
A number of our past pupils participated in the production,
including Afric, Eithne, John, Paula and Molly.Well done to all involved.
We found this a very enjoyable show.
PARENT TEACHER MEETINGS 2012
The annual PT Meetings will be taking place
on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th December.
More information will be sent home next week.
Doodle 4 Google
Thank you to all children who took part in this year's competition 'My Invention.....'
There were two winning entries from each class who were presented with a certificate and a selection box.
The 6 overall winners who will be forwarded onto the National competition are:
Roan McMahon, Aaron Jennings, Sarah Meade, Eva Larkin, Max Tiernan and Eabha Stritch. Best of luck!!!
Here are their pictures.......
Here is a photo of all the winners......
A big thank you to Ms Burns for organising this again this year.
ACCELERATED READER NEWS
A big well done to C.Cremins Rang VI (Mr Griffin) on reaching 1,000,000 Accelerated Reader words.
Operation Christmas Child
Our school was a collection point once again this year for the 'Operation Christmas Child' appeal.
A large number of beautifully wrapped shoeboxes full of presents currently on route to desvering children.
Thank you to all parents and pupils who took part in this project. Sometimes it's when we give, we receive!
Well done to the following pupils and their teachers on reachng the
1,000,000 word mark this week!
Keep up the good work!
Ms.Eabha S. (6th: Ms Burns)
Ms.Abilene R. (6th: Ms Burns)
Mr.Aiden K. (6th: Ms Burns)
Mr. Aidan M. (6th: Ms Burns)
Ms. Leah H. (6th: Mr Griffin)
Sacrament dates set May 2013 :
Parents please take note that the Sacrament of First Holy Communion will be celebrated on Saturday, May 4th 2012 @11:00 am, in St. Senan's Church, Clonlara, Co. Clare. Confirmation will be celebrated two weeks later on Saturday, May 18th 2012 @11:00 am, in St. Senan's Church, Clonlara, Co. Clare. We would like to wish our 2nd class and 6th class pupils, their parents and their teachers every good wish over the coming weeks as they prepare for these Sacraments. You all are in our prayers.
News is just in that we have some new super readers to acknowledge............
Congratulations to our latest Millionaires .............
(in alphabetical order.......................)
Hall of Fame
4th Class: (Mr McGuane)
Ms. Molly W
5th: (Mr Hickey)
6th Class: (Mr Griffin)
Ms. Hannah H.
Comhghairdeas libh go léir.
October Mid-Term Break
Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November inclusive
Halloween falls on Wednesday 31st Oct oberoberoberoberoberoberober
Our school will re-open Monday 5th November.
PARENTS' ASSOCIATION COLOURS DAY 23-10-'12
Pupils are asked to donate money if they would like to, for the Parents' Assocation ongoing fundraising to help our school. Dressing up is optional for the day.
Recently, our school recieved a large donation from the PA which helped cover the cost of books for our AR Library. We thank the PA for all their hard work.
ACCELERATED READER......Word Millionaires !!! 22-10-'12
A big well done to Roisin O'C in Rang IV who is our latest Word Millionaire! Well done to you Roisin! She has joined Eleanor K of Rang VI who became the first millionaire of this school year, Sep 2012 to June 2013. Eleanor became a millionare two weeks ago and is on her way to her second million at the moment!
Fair play to both girls! We look forward to many other of our pupils joining this elite club!
Parent First Confession / Holy Communion Information Night. 15-10-'12
We had a very successful and well attended information session on Monday night 15th of October. Parents of our second class pupils were well informed of their duties during this important year in their children's lives. A big thank you to all the parents who attended, also thank you to Sr. Essie, Fr Pat Greed, Mr Horgan, Mr O' Connell and Mr Raftery.
Dates and Mass times of 'Do This is Memory' programme will be sent home in the coming weeks. .
Colours Day for past pupils' trip to India: 13-10-'12
We hosted a Colours Day on Friday 13th of October to help aid fundraising of two of our past pupils. These boys are in Transition Year and are embarking on a charity trip to India in coming weeks. We would like to thank all pupils, parents and teachers who contributed so generously to this cause. We also would like to wish the Fourth Year boys a very safe journey. We look forward to them calling in and reporting back to us of their adventures in the coming weeks!
Ádh mór oraibh agus slán abhaile daoibh !
CROWE SHIELD 2012
Here are some glimpses of the talent and excitement that make the Crowe Shield a truly memorable competition:
Well done to all our pupils in fourth, fifth and sixth classes who took part in our school league last week.
The final was an excellent display of hurling skills with 'Team Nicky' overcoming
'Team Seamus' with just a point to spare.
A big 'thank you' to Davy Fitzgerald (Clare Senior Hurling Manager) and Clonlara County panel members who shared words of advice to our budding GAA Stars for also presenting the medals to the winning team and the runners up.
Thanks also to our past pupils who officiated at the final.
Mr Griffin and Mr McGuane once again really enjoyed the league and the spirit of fair play,
team work and co-operation which have become s
synonymous with C.L.F. Cluain Lára.
Cumann na mBunscoil County Camoige Champions 2012
This game was played in Páirc Chiosóg, Ennis on Thursday 14th June 2012. Our team played excellently throughout the 40 minutes and showed great determination, skill and team spirit.There were excellent performances by many of our girls....mid field and the half forward lines were again particularly strong......
Well done to all those involved!
Cumann na mBunscoil Final 14-06-'12
Well done to our camóige team on reaching the County Division 2
Cumann na mBunscoil County Final.
We know that they are very well prepared and are an excellent side.
Our team, have been trained so well by Ms Toomey and Ms Burns and
have really worked hard since they began preparing for this competition.
We hope that this game will be an enjoyable and sporting occasion.
Best wishes to you all!