Latest News & Events

  • Revised School Calendar

  • Nollaig Shona Duit

    May I take this opportunity to thank our entire school community - pupils, parents, staff, Board of Management, Parent Association, all our sponsors etc. and to everyone who has supported us throughout this very difficult year. We were delighted to be able to return to school in September and have no cases of Covid 19 in the school. I would like to thank Tom Brosnan and Fiona Kierse for the wonderful job they are doing in keeping the school clean. We wish each and every one of you a happy, peaceful Christmas and every blessing for the new year.

  • CHRISTMAS EVENTS

    On behalf of everybody here in Scoil Mhuire Corofin I would sincerely like to thank our Parent Association and everyone who supported our Annual Christmas draw fundraiser this year. We received over 30 fantastic prizes for our draw. Thanks to all sponsors of these prizes. Our draw raised a whopping sum of ?3074. Sincere thanks to all of you who made this possible. This money will be used towards funding many of our school activities in 2021 i.e French Lessons for 6th class, ongoing strength and mobility coaching with Anne McMahon, basketball coaching and other planned events for 2021.

  • Christmas JUMPER DAY

    Sincere thanks to everyone who supported the National Christmas Jumper day in aid of Crumlin Children's Hospital. A very generous ?375 was contributed on the day from Pupils and Staff. Your support and generosity is as always greatly appreciated for this very worthy charity.

  • Christmas Art

    Due to the ongoing restrictions on schools we were not able to have Ms.Macnamara's class were showing their green and artistic sides when they made new Christmas cards out of old ones. It's a nice way to use up all those old Christmas cards rather than bringing them to the recycling centre! They also made paper plate angels with plenty of glitter!

  • Christmas Recordings

    our bi-annual Christmas Concert this year, however all class bubbles from Infants to 6th recorded special Christmas pieces for parents, grand parents and loved ones. Links for these lovely recordings will be sent by email in the coming days. We ask that you do not share these recordings on social media.

  • Green Schools

    Every Christmas, many Christmas cards are given out in schools. If every child in our average class of 23, gave a card to every pupil in their class, that would amount to 506 cards! And we have 5 class rooms! So, as part of our Green Schools Programme and our efforts to cut down on unnecessary waste, we asked each child in the school to make one card for another pupil in the school. This way, everyone gets to make a card, everyone gets a card and everyone is doing their bit for the environment.

  • Covid Symptoms

    If a child displays any Covid like symptoms, the HSE/Department of Education directive is that that child must remain at home. In order to prevent the spread of Covid-19, it is important to know and recognise the symptoms. They are: High temperature , Cough , Shortness of breath or breathing difficulties , Loss of smell, of taste, or distortion of taste (https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/a0bff-reopening-our-primary-and-special-schools/#covid-19-responseplan-for-safe-reopening-of-primary-and-special-schools) The challenge is that the Covid-19 symptoms are common symptoms for many other illnesses. In order to ensure that our school stays open, if your child displays any of the above symptoms or is sick in general, the school setting is not the place for them while families evaluate what the next steps are. We are aware that this may be very challenging for families to make last minute arrangements for child care and balance work commitments, however, the ability for the school to remain open will rest on these decisions. It is by working together and supporting each other that we can ensure our school remains open. If a child displays any Covid like symptoms or is sick while at school we will bring the child to the isolation area and immediately contact parents as per HSE/Department of Education protocols. We will be very conscious that this will need to be done in a child-friendly and caring manner.

  • Somewhere over the rainbow.....

    Photo courtesy of Fiona Guiheen 18/11/2020

  • Spooky Walk

    Although our annual Walk a Spooky Mile didn?t go ahead this year, there was a lot of Hallowe?en fun in school on Friday. Well done to everyone for making such super efforts with their costumes!! We hope everyone enjoys the midterm break and has a happy and safe Hallowe?en. Click here to see some of the costumes

  • Trainee Teacher

    We welcome Aleisha Malone from Mary Immaculate College, former past pupil of Scoil Mhuire Corofin on her final year of teaching practice. Aleisha will be doing her training in Ms.McCarthy?s classroom. We wish Aleisha well.

  • Children?s Book Festival Events

    On the?16th?of October at?10am? for Infants to 1st?classes, Agri Kids present Be Farm Safe / Stay Farm Safe For little farmers aged 4-7 years,? this fun Zoom event starts with a reading from 'The Tree Swing', the first in the 'Tales from Riverside Farm' Series of books written by Alma Jordan. Children will then learn how to prepare for a safe farm visit and how to recognise some of the signs they find along the way.

  • Busy Kids

    Our Junior /Senior Infants have been very busy with their art work. We have displayed some of their lovely work on the classroom windows to allow you to view it from outside the school.

  • Green Schools

    We are continuing to work on our Green Schools Programme, with staying safe at school being our number one priority. Our Green Schools Committee, although not meeting physically as a group, will continue to do Green Schools work. Our new members of the committee are Saoirse Nagle & Finn Slattery from 2nd class. They submitted impressive reasons as to why they should be on the committee. Welcome aboard! We are moving on to the theme of Global Citizenship Litter & Waste. Although things are different this year, our main aim will be to continue raising awareness regarding environmental issues.

  • Used Clothing Collection

    Well done and sincere thanks to everybody who contributed to our recent used clothing collection. A whopping 1500kg of clothing was donated which generates much needed money for school funds. Your generosity is, as always, very much appreciated. Sincere thanks to members of our Parent Association Michelle Lyons and Sinead Slattery who organised the whole collection this year. We really appreciate their support and efforts.

  • Tree

    Following Sine?d Keane?s biannual ?native tree?workshops, we have decided to officially name our classrooms after the trees we grow on our school grounds. The following are the room names;
    Junior/Senior Infants - Rowan
    Senior Infants/First - Hazel
    Second/Third - Sycamore
    Third/Fourth - Oak
    Fifth/ Sixth - Ash
    Ms.Flanagan?s Room - Alder

    Mr.Morrissey?s \Ms.O?Connor?s room/ Beech. Each classroom will study, learn about and have responsibility for taking care of this tree.
    It is envisaged that the children will develop a further love of nature and a sense of interdependence by taking part in this worthwhile project.

  • Used Clothing Collection

    Well done and sincere thanks to everybody who contributed to our recent used clothing collection. A whopping 1500kg of clothing was donated which generates much needed money for school funds. Your generosity is, as always, very much appreciated. Sincere thanks to members of our Parent Association Michelle Lyons and Sinead Slattery who organised the whole collection this year. We really appreciate their support and efforts.

  • Used Clothing Collection

    Well done and sincere thanks to everybody who contributed to our recent used clothing collection. A whopping 1500kg of clothing was donated which generates much needed money for school funds. Your generosity is, as always, very much appreciated. Sincere thanks to members of our Parent Association Michelle Lyons and Sinead Slattery who organised the whole collection this year. We really appreciate their support and efforts.

  • School Updates

    School will begin at the usual time of 9:15am for all pupils. The drop-off period is from 8:55am to 9:10am. No pupil should be on the grounds prior to 8:55am. When a pupil arrives at school they have to go straight to their classroom. Each classroom (bubble) uses a separate entry and exit point in order to keep each bubble self-contained in as much as possible as outlined in Department guidelines. To minimise interaction between class bubbles (classrooms), pupils enter and exit the school building through the door assigned to their class in the morning, evening and break times. The doors will have signs on them indicating which door each class should use.

  • Attendance

    Schools are obliged to report school attendance since the commencement of the Education Welfare Act. Please note that if a pupil misses 20 days or more the school attendance officer will be notified.

  • Healthy Lunches

    Our school Healthy Lunch policy is ongoing. Many thanks for your co-operation with this policy. The standard of lunches is really a tribute to you. Please remember that pupils are allowed to bring one treat each Friday. We ask that pupils do not bring Popcorn, Frubes, Yoghurts in pouches, drinks with straws or Cereal Bars. In keeping with our school?s Green Policy we continue to ask that pupils bring their drink in recyclable bottles, as opposed to cartons, as this will minimise spillage. We discourage the use of cling film and tinfoil to pack lunches. Allergies Please be aware that there are children in our school that can have a severe allergic reaction to peanuts/nuts/ Eggs/Kiwi. This allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock) can occur through ingestion of peanut/nut products, cross contamination and breathing peanuts in the air. We are asking for your help in minimising the risk to these children:
    ?Do not give your child/children peanuts in school lunches
    ?Do not bring Nuts, Egg or Kiwi.
    ?Do not give peanut butter sandwiches, spreads containing nuts in school lunches
    ?Reminding your child/children not to share their lunches.

  • Administration of Medicines

    Should your child require potential administration of medicine while at school e.g. Inhaler, epipen. Please request an Administration of Medicines form from the office.

  • Confirmation

    Heartiest congratulations to our 6th class of 2019/2020 who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on August 15th. We wish them all the very best of luck as they begin their new adventure in Secondary school. Go n-?ir? an b?thar leo!

  • CUMMAN NA MBUNSCOL FINAL

    Heartiest congratulations to our girls football team who emerged victorious on Tuesday afternoon in Cusack Park at the Cumann na mBunscol Div 4 Final. The girls showed unbelievable determination and skill to beat a strong Cahera National School. We are so proud of all 33 players on the team who worked really hard for their well-deserved success. It was wonderful to see and hear so many supporters on the day and your encouragement and enthusiasm was hugely appreciated. Many thanks to Ms Flanagan and Ms.O?Connor for training the team, and to Ms.McCarthy for helping out on the day. Well done to our boys football team who took part in their football blitz recently and, while not successful in qualifying for the semi-final stage, they played well on the day.

  • As is customary, all pupils will be allowed to dress up for Halloween on Friday October 25th. We also plan to ?walk a spooky mile with a smile? that same day, at 10:00am, weather permitting. Thanks to the members of Cumann Si?ladoir? Cora Finne who have offered to help out on the day. It would be lovely, where possible, to see some homemade costumes, in keeping with our green schools recycling policy. In consideration of our younger pupils we would ask that there are no ?Scary Clowns? or ?Scary Masks? on the day.

  • Harvest Mass

    Sincere thanks to all our pupils and teachers who participated in the recent Harvest Mass, enriching the ceremony with music, song, dance and art work. Bh? na p?ist? ar fheabhas ar fad!!

  • Cross Country Running

    Congratulations to all our runners who took part in the cross country running in Kilnaboy recently. Under tough conditions all our athletes ran extremely well. Congratulations to our medal winners on the day Joe O?Callaghan, Eoghan McGroary, Sophie Quinn, Harry Quinn, Clodagh Carey, Mia Healy, Hannah Moran, Emily Singleton and Darragh McGroary. The boys achieved 4th place in the U8 team and the girls achieved 1st place in the O10 team. They will go on to represent the school in the next round of running in Lees road.

  • Author?s Visits

    On October 2nd 4th to 6th classes welcomed author Anthony Garvey to our school. Anthony spent the entire day with the senior classes. He quizzed them on famous children?s books before disclosing the secrets of good story writing. Anthony encouraged each child to write a short story and held a competition for imaginative writers. He presented winners Kaitlyn Shannon and Kate O?Callaghn with signed copies of one of his children?s books. His visit was thoroughly enjoyed by all. A huge thank you to our Parents Association for sponsoring this worthwhile visitor. On October 10th authour Meave Devoy came to Scoil Mhuire to give a narrative writing workshop to 4th & 5th classes . The children made their own journals out of paper and chord. Later they collaboratively created characteres in a mystical world, before writing their story and reading thier finished product to thier classmates. Thanks to Clare County Library for funding and organising this initative.

  • Visit to Friary and Clare Museum

    On 8th of October 4th to 6th classes together with their teachers went to Ennis Friary and the Clare Museum. In the Friary they ex-plored the maths involved in building the 13th century Franciscan Friary. Pupils viewed the ?Riches of Clare? exhibition at the Clare Museum revealing the history of the county over a period of 6,000 years using authentic artefacts and audio visual presenta-tions. A fun filled morning was had by all. Ennis Friary and Clare Museum offered free admission to our school and the Parents As-sociation kindly covered the cost of the bus.

  • SCHOOL CLOSURES

    As previously outlined in our annual school calendar the school will be closed for Halloween from Monday October 28th to Friday 1st of November inclusive. The school will re-open Monday November 4th.

  • Welcome back to our new school year, I hope everyone had an enjoyable Summer. I would like to welcome our 17 new Junior Infants and hope their time in Scoil Mhuire will be a happy fun filled learning experience for them. From the outset of the year I am asking all parents for their full co-operation in trying to ensure that all children attending the school show due respect to each other and that our discipline policy is fully implemented on all it?s aspects. Absences of 20 days or more per school year and /or ab-sences which are of concern to school staff must be reported to the National Education Welfare Board. I remind parents that absences from school are very disruptive to the pupil?s progress and should be avoided if at all possible. In this regard I appeal to families to use school holiday periods for vacations etc as opposed to during school term time. Following a child?s absence from school a written note is required stating the reason for absence ? please submit this note on a separate sheet of paper as it must be retained by the school or use notes in back of Journal.

  • Healthy Lunches

    Our school Healthy Lunch policy is ongoing. Many thanks for your co-operation with this policy. The standard of lunches is really a tribute to you. Please remember that pupils are allowed to bring one treat each Friday. We ask that pupils do not bring Popcorn, Frubes, Yoghurts in pouches, drinks with straws or Cereal Bars. Also as outlined in previous letter to parents re: allergy in Junior Infants, we ask that pupils do not bring Nuts, Egg or Kiwi. In keeping with our school?s Green Policy we continue to ask that pupils bring their drink in recyclable bottles, as opposed to car-tons, as this will minimise spillage. We dis-courage the use of cling film and tinfoil to pack lunches.

  • CLIMATE CHANGE AND AIR QUALITY AWARD

    We are very proud that we have been shortlisted for an award at the Tidy Towns National awards in the Helix in Dublin on September 30th. This was a joint entry with Corofin Ti-dy Towns where we put the focus on the success of our Walking Bus. Our Walking Bus leaders Emma O?Cal-laghan, Danielle Treacy and Colette Nagle will join the Tidy Towns repre-sentative Joe O?Connell at the award ceremony. We are hopeful that we will be successful and win the award!

  • Our school band and choir will be supporting the Harvest Mass cele-bration in St.Brigid?s church in Corofin again this year (Date to be confirmed by Fr.Damien) We ask your co-operation in ensuring that all pupils from 2nd to 6th class participate. The new Junior Infants are also invited to bring an item of art work to the altar as part of the harvest celebrations. Fur-ther details will issue when we have a date.

  • Our Traffic Management plan continues to be in place where parents park on the left hand side of the road and leave the right hand side free to allow cars to pass.

  • You are reminded that the stationery contribution of ?30 per child (?25 per child if you have more than one child in the school) is due. This contribution is used toward the cost of Art & Craft supplies, ink for printers, paper, stationery, photocopying etc. and is essential towards the successful running of the school. If, for any reason, you are unable to make this contribution, please come to meet with me in confidence . Sincere thanks to all those who have already paid this contribution.

  • Pupils from 5th/ 6th class have started their 6 weeks of swimming lessons in Lahinch Swimming Pool. Pupils from 3rd /4th Class will begin their Swimming Lessons on Monday 14th of October. Pupils should bring their swimming gear every Monday. The first payment towards swimming is now due.

  • Many thanks to Tom Brosnan and Fiona Kierse for their invaluable work during the Summer holidays. Through their hard work and dedication we have returned to a school in pristine condition.

  • We are currently working on our fifth Green Flag for Biodiversity. We have three new committee members this year Tadhg McGrath 2nd Class, Mona May Daffy 2nd Class and Melissa Conneely 5th Class. We are continuing to work on Litter and Waste, Energy, Water and Travel.

  • Our bi-annual used clothing collection will take place in the school on Friday 18th of October at 9:30am as part of our Green Schools campaign. Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. Bags can be dropped to the school from 16th October. Your support in this would be greatly appreciated.

  • Our very successful Walking Bus is continuing this year from Daybreak at 8:50am every morning. Thanks to our committed Walking Bus leaders who give of their time to make sure the children get to school safely. The Walking Home Bus will continue each Friday at 3pm. We were awarded our Green Flag for Travel so we would like people to continue using a sustainable way of travelling to and from school. This will reduce carbon dioxide emissions and also encourage the children to be more active.

  • Pupils from 3rd class are participating in the Friends for Life Programme which helps chil-dren develop resilience and positive life cop-ing skills so they can deal with whatever life throws their way. This is a 10 week pro-gramme being delivered by Ms.Macnamara and Ms.O?Connor who have received special-ist training to deliver this programme.

  • Pupils from the school will attend Cross Country Championships in Kilnaboy on Thursday October 3rd at 11:00am. Pupils will be selected by trials, with those secur-ing 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places being selected to represent the school. They will be travel-ling by bus to Kilnaboy at 10:20am that morning and will be returning to school af-terwards. There is an entry fee of ?3. The cost of the bus will be covered by the school.

  • GAA skills training will begin on Wednesday 18th of September with Clare GAA Coach Rob Mulcahy and will resume with Anne McMahon every Wednesday from Novem-ber. All pupils from Junior Infants up to Sixth class will attend. We would encourage as many children as possible to join the local GAA club to put these skills learned into practice. Our thanks to Corofin GAA, Corofin Camogie and Corofin Ladies Foot-ball who together with both schools are cov-ering the cost of Ann McMahon?s fees.

  • Boys Football Training will continue Wednesday afternoons 3-4pm for all boys from 3rd?6th class under the direction of Mr.Healy. Girls Football Training will continue on Tuesday afternoons 3-4pm under the direc-tion of Ms.O?Connor and Ms.Flanagan. Many thanks to Ms.O?Connor and Ms.

  • Congratulations to all our confirmation candidates who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Sunday 9th of June. Many thanks to their teacher Ms.Shannon for preparing the pupils so wonderfully and to Ms.Woulfe, Ms.Macnamara and all our pupils for the lovely choir and music on the day.

  • On Tuesday 28th of May pupils from Second and Third classes went on their school tour to the Shannon Leisure and Activity Centre and Dysert O?Dea Castle.
    On Friday 7th of June pupils from First Class went on their school tour to Craggaunowen/Bunratty Folk Park.
    On Monday 10th of June pupils from Fourth/Fifth and Sixth Classes went to Bens Surf Clinic and Activity Centre in Lahinch.
    On Monday 17th of June Pupils from Juniors and Senior Infants went to the Burren Nature Sancturary in Kinvara.

  • Cake Sale

    The pupils from 6th Class will hold a Cake sale on Friday June 21st from 9:00am onwards in the school hall. The aim of this event is to raise funds for the school. This is the first experiment for our 6th class into the world of business and we wish them every success with it and hope they will benefit from the experience. Your support in this venture would be greatly appreciated.

  • On 21st of June also, 5th class pupils will be hold-ing a book and toy sale. We have had lots of won-derful donations, for which we are very grateful.

  • Our School fun day is sched-uled for Monday June 24th. The first item on the Agenda will be the Mother and Fa-ther?s race, so it is time to get in training!!
    The annual HB Ice-cream / Down Syndrome Ireland fundraiser will also be held in con-junction with the Sports Day. Each Child will re-ceive an Ice-cream for a small donation of ?1. Last year pupils raised over ?200 for Down Syn-drome Ireland.

  • On Thursday 13th June, the whole school went down to the local library to bid farewell to our lovely librarian Caroline. She was always so kind and helpful and made the library a very welcoming place to visit. She organised many events for the children to attend and promoted the Summer Stars Reading Programme. Car-oline was presented with a bunch of flowers and a handmade card which was signed by every pupil in the school. These were presented by some pupils from 5th class who designed and made the card. We wish Caroline every best wish in her new role in Ennis Library. We look forward to getting to know our new librarian Aidan Courtney.

  • We are delighted that our Aldi gear recently arrived in the school. As a community, we managed to fill four Aldi Rugby posters, each with 300 stickers! Although we did not win the main prize, we received four gear bags, 24 water bottles and 16 rugby balls for taking part. We are very grateful to everyone who made this possible by bringing in all those stickers! We look for-ward to using our new gear in the future.

  • Cycle/Scooter Training

    On Tuesday 18th June, An Taisce Green Schools Officer R?is?n Garvey came to the school to de-liver scooter training for pupils in Junior Infants up to Third Class and cycle training for pupils from Fourth to Sixth Class. We are all aware of the benefits of regular exercise and cycling and scooting are great ways of exercising and getting around faster. The chil-dren learned a lot from R?is?n and we hope that they will put what they learned into practice and stay safe while cycling on the road or scooting on the footpath. Remember-always wear a helmet!

  • Write a Book Competition

    Congratulations to the following pupils who were award winners for their entries to the Clare Educa-tion Centre Write a Book Project 2019.

  • Green Schools!

    On Thursday 11th April, representatives from Scoil Mhuire, travelled to Dublin Zoo to collect their prize for winning an award in a category of The Big Travel Challenge 2019. For their efforts, Scoil Mhuire were again given the award of Walking Bus School of the Year. They received a glass plaque, a framed certifi-cate and 500 euro. During the Big Travel Challenge, day 1 saw 64 children on the return journey, which increased to 68 midweek and soared to 78 out of a total of 117! Ultimately, the aim of the Green Schools Travel theme is to increase the number of students walking, cycling, scooting, using public transport or carpooling instead of using a private car. Many thanks to all who are involved in the Scoil Mhuire Walking Bus.

  • Seinn na nOg

    There is a rich traditional musical heritage in our diocese with an abundance of talent in our primary schools with Traditional Irish musicians, singers and dancers. To help promote this, Joe Searson, Killaloe Diocesan Advisor and Traditional Musician, along-side Karen Vaughan, Primary School Teacher, Tradi-tional Musician and part-time Music Lecturer at Mary Immaculate College have been developing materials over the past years which assist teachers in the class-room to explore, embrace and celebrate the rich indig-enous culture that our Irish music could bring to school and church life. The ?Seinn na n?g? concert allows pupils from Primary schools in Clare to come together and play common tunes that they have learned. On Thursday 9th of May Scoil Mhuire Corofin had almost 70 pupils who took part in the concert in St.Peter & Paul?s Cathedral, Ennis. It was a wonderful enjoyable experience for them. Thank you to our teachers for teaching the pupils the tunes, to our pupils for learning and practicing the tunes and to our parents who brought the pupils to Ennis Cathe-dral on the night.

  • Write a Book Competition

    Congratulations to the following pupils who were award winners for their entries to the Clare Educa-tion Centre Write a Book Project 2019.

  • Spring Clean 2019

    The National Spring Clean took place on Wednesday April 10th at 1pm. We were joined by members of Corofin Tidy Towns . Well done to Ms. Macnamara & Ms. Woulfe for organising such an important event in keeping our local environment clean, and to all the chil-dren who took part.

  • Cumann na mBunscol

    Our Boys Hurling team began their Cumann na mBunscol first round games last Friday when they played Inch and Newmarket. They were beaten by Inch in the first game but put in a great perfor-mance in the second game to draw with Newmar-ket. They will play St.Connaire?s next Friday at 12:30pm in Corofin pitch.
    The Girls Camogie team will begin their first round qualifiers next Friday also when they play Connolly and Kilkee/Kilbaha in Corofin GAA field starting at 10:00am.
    Many thanks to Timmy McMahon for his work with the boys and to Ms.McCarthy and Ms.Woulfe for coaching the girls. The best of luck to both teams.

  • Craft Ed Project

    Second and Third classes had their final session of the Craft Ed with artist Jane Seymour on Tuesday 9th of April. Some of their artwork is on display on the wall opposite the office. They also created day plaques, creatures and pinch pots. Teachers and Art-ists will attend a ?Looking & Responding? evening at the end of May in the Clare Education Centre..

  • Clare F.M.

    Colum McGrath from the Clare FM breakfast show came to the school on Wednesday to record teacher?s got talent. Keelan Shannon nominated Mr.Healy and Molly Cox nominated Ms.Shannon. The whole school from 1st to 6th class took part in the recording. Extracts from this wonderful show case of talent in our school aired on Thursday morning and the whole perfor-mance will be available on the Clare FM face-book page.

  • First Confession

    Congratulations to our first class pupils who received the sacrament of First Confession on Wednesday 13th of March in Rath Church. Thanks to Ms.Macnamara for her great work in preparing the pupils for this sacrament.

  • Fundraising Run

    Sincere thanks to Colette Nagle and to the members of Cumann S?ilad?ir?/Rithado?r? Cora Finne for organising the sponsored ?Onesie? walk/run on Sunday 10th of February. Colette presented the school with ?650 which is a most welcome boost to our finances ? m?le bu?ochas libh is n?r laga Dia sibh.

  • Tractor Run

    Sincere thanks to Yvonne Carroll and to the members of our Par-ent Association who in conjunction with Conor Leyden from the Corofin Hall Committee organised the tractor run /fun day on Sunday the 24th of February. The event was a great success and a most enjoyable family day out. Many thanks also to Marie Cleary who supplied us with some wonderful baking for the Cake Sale, which was also a resounding success. This Fundraiser generat-ed ?1620 for school funds ? m?le bu?ochas libh is n?r laga Dia sibh. Monies raised from both events will go towards purchasing new interactive whiteboards.

  • Basketball

    Pupils from 5th & 6th classes took part in a basketball league in Inagh Sports Hall on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th of February. Thanks to Ms.O?Connor, Vinny Leigh and the boys and girls from 5th and 6th classes. The boys were narrowly defeated in the final, but gave a wonderful display of basketball and were unlucky to loose. The Girls won two of their matches and lost one match, unfortunately only one team came out of their group. They gave a fantastic performance on the day.

  • Seachtain na Gaeilge

    Seachtain na Gaeilge starts officially on Friday March 1st and we would ask parents to make an extra effort to encourage and support their children in the use of the Irish language during this week. The pupils will be encouraged to use as much Gaeilge as possible during the week at school and each pupil will have the opportunity to take part in a ?Ceolchoirm? sa Halla and to learn the ?Seige of Ennis? culminating in a ?Monster Ceil?, more details will follow on this.

  • Big Travel Challenge 2019

    Thanks to everyone who participated in the?Big Travel Challenge 2019?. It was a huge success (thanks to the team of dedicat-ed leaders). An awards ceremony will be held on Friday 1st of March where each participant will receive a unique Corofin Walking Bus Certificate and pencil. Fin-gers crossed, we will be as successful as we were last year.

  • Feile na h?nse

    We wish Mr.Healy and the School Banna Ceoil and Gr?pa Ceoil every success in Feile na h?nse on Thursday March 7th in the Auburn Lodge Hotel. The competitions will take place at 3:30pm and 4:30pm. The Children are asked to be at the hotel at 3pm in order to tune up/practice before the competition (settle the nerves etc.!!) All participating pupils will be re-leased from school at 1:00pm on the day to allow them to have some lunch before the competition. It is important to note that, although the competitions are scheduled for mid-afternoon, this competition could very well run on up to 7 or 8pm, so those coming to support our pupils should be prepared for a long evening. Go n-eir? an t-adh leo!!

  • First Confession

    First Confession for pupils from 2nd class will be held in St.Mary?s Church, Rath Wednesday March 13th at 7pm.

  • St. Patrick's Day

    As has been our tradition over the years, pupils from Scoil Mhuire N?isi?nta will take part in the St.Patrick?s Day Mass in St.Brigid?s church Corofin at 11:00am. All pupils from 3rd ? 6th class are asked to be in attendance at the church that morning at 10:45 am and your co-operation here would be greatly appreciated. Please note that the school will be closed on Monday March 18th as it is a Bank Holiday week-end.

  • Used Clothing Collection

    A used clothing collection will take place in the school on Friday 22nd of March as part of our green schools campaign. Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes, bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. Bags can be dropped to the school on Thursday March 21st or Friday Morning March 22nd before 9:30am. Your support in this would be greatly appreciated.

  • Craft Ed

    The pupils from 2nd/3rd class will be engaging with ceramic artist Jane Sey-mor for a 10 hour period during the months of March and April. They will be focussing on Biodiversity in our school. We are very grateful for having been chosen by CraftED to participate in this programme.

  • Irish American Partnership Grant

    Following the generous donation from the Irish American Partnership on behalf of the late Steve Murphy (RIP) three sets of ?BeeBots? were purchased. These ?BeeBots? have been used by Juniors/Seniors and 2nd/3rd classes so far. These ?Bee Bots? help develop the skills required for basic computer pro-gramming.

  • Enjoying the Spring Sunshine!!

    It was lovely to see our pupils playing and having fun in the wonderful spring sunshine this week. Long may it last!!

  • Aldi Rugby Stickers

    Thanks to everyone who have brought in stickers so far. We have already filled in one poster of 300 stickers!! We will continue collecting the stickers until April 7th.

  • Saint Brigid?s Cross

    The strong tradition of making St.Brigid?s Crosses continues in Scoil Mhuire. Ms.Shannon?s class have made crosses for every family in the school. These Crosses will be blessed by Fr.Damien during our Assembly on February 1st ?Anois teacht an Earraigh, beidh an l? dul chun s?neadh.

  • Now Enrolling

    Enrolment Application Forms for new Infants starting school in September 2019 are now available from the school office and must be returned by Thursday 14th of February 2019.

  • Active Homework Challenge

    As Part of our ongoing Active Flag participa-tion, pupils have received a 60 minutes per Day Physical Activity Chart which should be completed as part of homework. This chart is hoped to raise awareness among families that ALL children require 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day to be healthy.

  • French Lessons

    French classes have resumed for 6th Class with teacher Bernadette Malone

  • Irish American Partnership Grant

    We are very fortunate to have recently received a grant of $2000 from the Irish American Partnership. This is a gift being made in memory of Steve Murphy of Illinois who passed away recently-may he rest in peace. Steve had a home in Corofin and spent a lot of time here and had many great friends in the village. The grant is for the purchase of books and science materials for the school. We are very appreciative of this gesture in Steve?s memory. Ar dheis D? go raibh a anam d?lis.

  • Walking Bus

    Our very successful Walking Bus is continuing this year from Daybreak at 8:50am every morning. Thanks to our committed Walking Bus leaders who give of their time to make sure the children get to school safely. We were awarded our Green Flag for Travel last year so we would like people to continue to find a sustainable way of travelling to and from school in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and also to get the children more active.

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