Latest News & Events

  • Dates for your Diary

    School Closure - Friday 6th of March
    6th Class Knock Trip - Monday 2nd March
    First Confession - Wednesday 11th of March
    Féile na hInse - Thursday 12th of March
    Book Fair — 11th—16th of March
    Used Clothes Collection - Friday 20th March

  • Big Travel Challenge 2020

    Thanks to all parents, children and Walking Bus Leaders who participated in the Big Travel Challenge 2020. This year we had themed days including, Hat Day, Charity Day, Garda Escort Day and Old Shoe/Old Sock Day. The children had great fun participating and we had a record high of 98 pupils travelling on day nine. We will be submitting our application shortly and we are hopeful that we will be winners in the Big Travel Challenge for the third year in a row.

  • Féile na hInse

    We wish Mr.Healy and the School Banna Ceoil and Grúpa Ceoil every success in Feile na hÍnse on Thursday 12th of March 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 released from school at 1:00pm on the day to allow them to have some lunch before the com- petition. 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.

  • Charity Donation

    On Monday 24th of February, Mary Heffernan, the founder of Bumbleance came to the school to be presented with a cheque for €252.20 which was raised on Charity Day during the Big Travel Challenge 2020. She was joined by Jim, a Bumblance driver who spoke to the children about how the charity came about and the com- fort they bring to sick children who have to travel to hospital. All children then got the op- portunity to see the inside of the Bumbleance. We were delighted to have them in the school and to be able to help this worthwhile charity.

  • Basketball

    Pupils from 5th & 6th classes took part in a basketball league in Inagh Sports Hall on the 11th and 13th of February. Both teams won one game each and while not successful in reaching the final, both teams played extremely well on the day.

  • First Confession

    First Confession for pupils from 2nd class will be held in St.Mary’s Church, Rath Wednesday March 11th at 7pm.

  • Biodiversity Action Day

    On Thursday 27th February Sinead Keane from Heritage in Schools joined us for a native tree planting ceremony. Mona May Daffy and Tadgh McGrath planted the Rowan Mountain Ash and the Green Schools Committee planted the Whip Hazel bushes. We are hopeful that we will obtain our 5th Green Flag for Biodiversity this year. * Green Code for Biodiversity* Biodiversity is life for all So protect all organisms big and small We all need each other to survive Biodiversity is where we can thrive! This Green Code was composed by Aishling Nagle and Gerard Doody 6th class as part of a competition.

  • Heritage in Schools

    On Monday 10th of February Sinead Keane completed a full day workshop with 1st/2nd classes. They studied native Irish trees, made their own bookmark, created some bark rubbings, investigated trees and went on a nature walk. Sinead presented a similar workshop to pupils in 4th / 5th clas- ses on Thursday 27th of February as part of Heritage in Schools Scheme.

  • Used Clothing Collection

    A used clothing collection will take place in the school on Friday 20th 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 19th or Friday Morning March 20th before 9:30am. Your support in this would be greatly appreciated.

  • Scholastics Book Fair

    A Book Fair will be running in Scoil Mhuire from Wednesday 11th to Monday 16th of March. The Book Fair will be open to parents from 8:55am—9:30am and 2pm—3pm on each of these days. Your child will have the opportunity to visit the Book Fair daily, to browse and purchase books. Books for sale can also be viewed on www.scholastic.ie. For every book that is purchased, 60% of the price will be donat- ed to the school.

  • 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 Róisín 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 Róisín 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 nÓg” 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 Súiladóirí/Rithadoírí 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 – míle buíochas libh is nár 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 – míle buíochas libh is nár 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 Ceilí”, 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 hÍnse

    We wish Mr.Healy and the School Banna Ceoil and Grúpa Ceoil every success in Feile na hÍnse 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-eirí 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 Náisiúnta 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 lá dul chun síneadh.

  • 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 Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

  • 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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