Retirement of Sheila Collins, Principal Scoil Iosagain 2011-2017
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Graduation Ceremony – Thursday, 29th June, 2017
At this time our pupils looks forward to the long summer days. No doubt you the parents are looking forward to a long earned rest. Our graduation ceremony took place in the school yard each class exited separately and a special certificate was given to each pupil. Our local piper Gerard O’Callaghan serenaded our pupils. It was a special ceremony held each year and lives on in the memory of all present. Click here for more images.
Annual School Sports – Thursday, 15th June, 2017
On Thursday, 15th June our annual school sports day took place in the green field. This was a wonderful occasion of fun and sports for all in our school community. Lots of fun awaited both pupils and parents. Sprint races, novelty races, even Mam and Dads races took place! Click here for more images.
School Tours June 2017
Our visit to Grenagh Pet Farm is an annual delight for Senior Infant pupils. The visit to the Fire Station is a very educational tour of fun for our Junior Infants followed by a very enjoyable trip to Blackpool to The Planet Play Centre. We sincerely thank our Parents Association who are helped to fund some of the cost of the tour. Click here for more images.
International Day – Friday, 26th May, 2017
Our Annual International Day was held on Friday, 26th May. This was a wonderful celebration of song, dance, fashion, food and of all our different activities that were arranged for a wonderful programme of events. A special thank you to all our international parents who set up tables in the shed representing their country, including food, flag and artefacts from their native land. Pupils and parents were requested to celebrate by dressing up in their national costume on International Day where a few fashion shows took place. Click here for more images.
22nd May-26th May, 2017 - International Week
International Week took place beginning on Monday 22nd-26th May. International Parents were requested to organise with class teacher regarding any aspect of their culture and traditions to share with the pupils and teacher in child’s class. This might include food recipes, playground games, artwork and stories from their own native land. Making of traditional hats, playground games and beautiful artwork took place. Click here for more images.
Friday, 19th May, 2017 – Open Day for all new pupils
Enrolment Open Day – Friday next 19th May at 12.30pm
We requested all new pupils and parents to attend Open Enrolment Day on this Friday, 19th May where all information regarding Junior Infants for September 2017 was given out. All new pupils and parents were welcomed. We were delighted to see the school halla packed with so many parents enjoying the cup of tea and biscuits. All relevant information including book list and welcome letter were given out to families. If you yet not enrolled for September 2017 please contact the school by emailing your intention or by visiting the school on the 21st August, 2017 where you needs will be addressed.
Friday, 12th May - Annual School Mass of Thanksgiving
We were very busy getting ready for our annual Mass held each May. This school Mass is a joyous celebration of thanksgiving with wonderful singing and participation from our pupils in readings and prayers. A warm invitation extended to all our Parents Association members to this special day in our school calendar parents and friends of Scóil Íosagáin who had given of their time generously towards school activities were invited. Click here for more images.
Friday, 5th May, 2017 – School Art Exhibition
This year’s School Art Exhibition took place on Friday, 5th May. The pupil’s masterpieces of art created during the last term were framed and exhibited in the school halla. Click here for more images.
Enrolment Open Night for Scoil Íosagáin, Tuesday, 7th February at 7.30pm in School Halla
We welcome all families who are enrolled in Scoil Íosagáin for September 2017 and families who are considering enrolment for 2017 to come and visit us on Tuesday, 7th February at 7.30pm. A further enrolment day will be provided for families in late May 2017. Early enrolment is advisable and we look forward to meeting all families interested in enrolling their son or daughter on Tuesday, 7th February at 7.30pm with your child in the School Halla.
‘Wacky Hair Day’ – Friday, 3rd February
We have been invited to hold a ‘wacky Hair Day’ for all in Scoil Íosagáin. This fun day is a fundraiser for our local secondary school The Patrician Academy Boys Secondary School which was very badly damaged by fire last summer. We thank you for the donation of €2 per pupils to help our local school get back on its feet.
Grandparents Day, Wednesday, 1st February, 2017
For a very special event – Grandparents Day, Wednesday, 1st February, 2017, we invite all our grandparents to the school at 11am. Please contact class teacher if you would like to visit your grandchild’s class on Grandparents Day as soon as possible.
Catholic Schools Week: 29th January – 3rd February
During this week all schools are invited to place further emphasis on exploring the theme of ‘Our Common Home, Planet Earth’ with our pupils. The theme of discussing the beauty of Planet Earth and how we and future generations can look after it will be examined daily. Morning assembly of song and discussion will take place each morning in the halla.
New Out Door Crib 2016
We were very fortunate in Scoil Íosagáin this year because we received a new out door crib from the men at the Men's Shed. It has been erected in a corner of the chidlren's yard for everyone to see. The children love to stop and look at it. It was beautifully made and painted by the men in Mallow's Men Shed Group. They became involved in the project through the Action Team Partnership initiative. Fr. Mc Carthy blessed it on Friday the 16th of December. It is a wonderful and exciting addition to our school. Thank you to all involved. Click here for more images
Santa Comes to Scoil Íosagáin 2016.
Wednesday the 21st of December was a special day in Scoil Íosagáin because we had a very exciting visitor to our school. Santa arrived on a fire brigade and met all the children in their classrooms. As they waited for Santas arrival children sang songs and played percussion instruments. They also got the opportunity to ask Santa questions in their classroom. Each child got a small present to remember the visit. We would like to thank members of Mallow Fire Brigade and the Parents Association for their help in organising this special occasion. Click here for more images
Christmas Fayre 2016.
This year our Christmas Fayre took place on December the 2nd. The parents and children of Scoil Íosagáin raised over 1000 euro for the school. It was a wonderful day. The school hall was turned into a shopping centre filled with cakes toys and books. Each child got to buy something. Great fun was had by all. Thanks to the parent association for all the hard work they did in preparing and running this wonderful occasion. Click here to see some images.
Literacy Lift Off In Mrs. Hoopers Class.
Literacy Lift Off has recently taken place in Mrs. Hooeprs Class. Teachers and parents put the children through literacy games and drills. The children loved taking home new books every night. It was a great success. Thank you to the organising teachers and the aprticipating parents. The children and the school really appreciate all the work. Click here to see some images.
Gradutaion Cake for the senior Infatns.
Mrs. Susan O Riordan created a wonderful chocolate cake with a graduation design on the top as a special present for the children of room 1 on their graduation. To the childrens delight they got to sample the beautiful cake during their last day in Scoil Íosagáin. Thank you Susan for the lovely cake.
Breda Mulchay Retires from Scoil Íosagáin.
Over the last thirteen years Breda Mulchay has brought Irish dancing to the students of Scoil Íosagáin. It was a much loved activity for the children. They learned two hand reels, six hand reels and eight hand reels. Breda also put on a school show during Seachtain Na Gaeilge each year. The children always did her proud and her hard work paid off with wonderful performances from the children. We wish Breda the very best of luck for the furture. We hope she will come back to see some of the next generation perform some of her Irish dancing favourites.
Santa Visits Scoil Íosagáin
All the children had in Scoil Íosagáin had a wonderful surprise on Monday the 21st of December. Santa Clause and some helpers visited our school. He arrived on a wonderful motorbike with a side car. He went around to all the classes, meeting the children and the teachers. It was a wonderful occasion. He gave the children a small little gift for being so good in school.
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Christmas Fayre in Scoil Íosagáin
Our annunal Christmas Fayre took place on the 4th of December. A huge response from parents ensured quite a shopping bonanza took place. Cakes, toys and books were all donated by the annual fayre. The pupils throughly enjoyed shopping at the fayre. Purchasing goods wioth the classmates was great fun. All monies raised went to Parents Association for the activities they pay for such as Zumba, athletics and Irish Dancing. Click here for more pictures
Scoil Íosagáin's New School Garden
There was much excitement amongst the staff, children and parents recently in Scoil Íosagáin about our new School Garden. Ms. Cronin was successful in acquiring a grant from the Grow It Yourself initiative. This enabled her to plan for four raised beds with gravel pathways for easy access. We must also thank the Parents Association who helped fund the plants. An Tús from Blackwater Development helped us in getting set up. Ms. Cronin designed the layout of the garden and researched sensory plants for two of the gardens raised beds. These plants will appeal to the senses. Potatoes and Onions were planted in the other beds. Looking forward to seeing our garden grow and expand. Click here to see some images.
Established in 1964 and run by the Sisters of Mercy, our school has expanded to its current status of 11 teachers and 165 children. Children and community members all celebrated this wonderful occasion. Fr. Mc Carthy led a prayer service, which included both junior and senior infant children saying some prayers of the faithful. Mrs. Joyce said a beautiful reading. A time capulse was created from gifts from both junior and senior infant classes. Ína Curran recalled some wonderful memories from her first year in Scoil Íosagáin when it opened. Children and adults alike performed Irish Dancing. Parents and guests were treated to a lovely cup of tea in the halla after the celebration. Children received a fabulous activity book and a tub of icecream from the parens association to mark the occasion. It was a truely wonderful celebration. Best wishes to Scoil Íosagáin over the next 50 years.
Santa Visits Scoil Íosagáin
There was fierce excitment this morning as Scoil Íosagáin had a visit from a special visitor. Santa arrived on a motor bike and visited all the rooms. He spoke with the children and with the help of his elf he gave out gifts to each child. His message was for children to keep up the good work and to get to bed early on Tuesday night! Click here to view images
Carol Singing in Centra
Scoil Íosagáin had a really wonderful time Carol singing at Dano's Centra recently. Each class had a half hour performance and Christmas Cheer was heard by all. We would like to thank Mr. Donal O Mahoney of Centra for generously having all our senior infants for this festive event. All monies raised will be used by our parents Association for the school activities. Click here to view images
Breakfast With the Elves
Scoil Íosagáin had a real treat last week when Santas Elves came to have breakfast with the children. Children feasted on breakfsat cerals in a real Christmas atmosphere. We would like to thank the Choo Family and Donol O Mahony Centra for sponsoring milk and ceral. We would also like to thank all the families who sent in cereal boxes. Thank you to the transition year students from St Mary's Secondary School who were wonderful elves. Money raised will go towrads creating a Story Tunnel in our school which will promote literacy development in all children. Click here to see more images.
Healthy Schools Week
Healthy Schools was a great success in Scoil Iosagain. Donna Westley local Dietician spoke to the children and parents about healthy food and healthy eating. Therese McNamara Dental Nurse kindly visited all the classrooms. Children were entertained by bugsy the dinosaur who showed the children how to brush their teeth. Parent Emaior Hartnett decorated the corridor windows with drawings of fruit and veg. Children created a Food Rainbow using their own drawings and colourings of fruit and veg.
Community Games Win for Aaron.
All the children and staff of Scoil Íosagáin were delighted recently when one of their own, Aaron Owens, came 1st in the County Community Games Drawing Competition. Each year the school enjoys entering the local competition. Aaron was competing with children under 8. It is a great achievement.
Well done Aaron.
Harvest Assembly was an outstanding success in Scoil Iosagain Infant School. Pupils, teachers, and parents celebrated the fruits of the harvest by gathering together on Wednesday 17th and 19th October in the school halla.
A huge display of harvest fruits, crops and vegetables displayed on straw bales brought colour and delight to the pupils. The harvest this year became more meaningful to the young pupils as they sang songs celebrating the harvest of our fruits and crops.
Local farmers George Buckley and Mr. Coakley added to the fun by telling us all about the hard work of the farmer in bringing in the harvest. There was a huge gathering in the school halla, well done to all involved.
The boys and girls in Senior Infants got a wonderful opportunity to visit the Mallow Town Library on Tuesday 26th June. The lovely staff welcomed us and read a story to the classes. They then got the opportunity to look at the different sections in the children's area. Thanks to everyone in Mallow Library!
Scoil Íosagáin Sports DayOn Tuesday 12th June last Scoil Íosagáin held an exciting Sports for all Day. In the morning the pupils were entertained with sporting activities such as penalty shoot out, tennis, parachute, bouncing ball activities. This was followed by an exciting sports day in the Convent Field where pupils took part in sprint races and novelty events to the delight of their parents who enjoyed our open sports day. Following this a wonderful prize giving was held and each pupil received a medal. Well done to all our athletes, teachers and staff for an excellent fun day for all our very delighted boys and girls in Scoil Íosagáin.
International Day at Scoil ÍosagáinOn Wednesday 30th May last the sun shone gloriously for a wonderful gathering of all families and friends of Scoil Íosagain for International Day. It was a truely wonderful day where brightly coloured flags, beautiful costumes, wonderful dances and songs from around the world were on display. Our pupils displayed rhythms and songs and were a joy to watch. Parents set up tables laden with foods and typical goods from their countries. Overall it was a joyous day for all our cultures to shareand enjoy and hopefully will be remembered by all as one of the highlights of the school calendar of Scoil Íosagáin.
New Seomra AistearThe new Seomra Aistear is a huge new and exciting development in Scoil Íosagáin. As we are an infant school, we are striving to implement the new learning through play initiative. It is really exciting time in Scoil Íosagáin. The Aistear Framework encourages children to learn and develop through active learning. This is done through play and hands on experiences. Through play their communication skills and language skills are developed. Numeracy and spatial awareness are developed in this framework also. Children’s sense of citizenship is developed through wonderful role play.
Maths For Fun on FridayMaths for fun is a wonderful initiative in the school. For 40 minutes each Friday children in every class in Scoil Íosagáin play maths games. Parents are encouraged to come into the class and work with the smaller groups. It is a huge success with the children. They get to learn about numbers while playing games. We would like to thank all the parents who have given their time to support this initiative.
Literacy Lift OffLiteracy has lifted off in Ms. Coakley’s Room! The school is delighted to pilot a new reading initiative in the school. The class is broken up into 5 groups. Five adults then do different literacy activities with each group. Each child is grouped according to ability and the work done over an intensive 7 minutes for each activity. It is a huge success. The children love the different tasks. They are highly motivated to read the books. They love discussing the different books that they read. They are challenged and engaged by the writing and phonic stations. The children are very focused and interested in each activity. The school will be continuing this initiative in the coming year.