Many thanks to Spar Kanturk & Tommy Mullane for supplying us with Soccer Bibs, Cones & Soccer Balls. They will be put to good use. We had a great time at the Spar FAI Schools Soccer Tournament and we are already in training for next year.
We were fortunate enough to have a visit from Mrs Skinner to our school yesterday. Mrs Skinner is a retired Head Teacher from the UK & is also the founder of the 100 Word Challenge.
The 100 Word Challenge is a Global Creative Writing Challenge that Mrs Boyce's Class have been taking part in for the last 3 years. Each week Mrs Skinner gives a Writing Prompt. The Rules are simple. You can write about anything in 100 words. The Boys also get a chance to read other stories written by children worldwide & to write and receive comments on the work. Read all about what the boys love about the 100 Word Challenges HERE.
Mrs Skinner spent from 10am until 4pm in our school. She worked on a picture prompt with the children from 2nd to 6th. We were also delighted to facilitate a visit from Mrs Meehan's Class in the convent.
In the afternoon she did a workshop for teachers on Creative Writing & there were teachers from 4 local schools in attendance.
All in all - it was a great learning day for pupils and teachers alike!
Well done to Ms Cullouty's 1st & 2nd Class who represented our school at the Poetry Slam in Kanturk Library. They were super and really enjoyed performing all the poems that they had learnt throughout the year.
Well done to the following Boys who qualified for Cork City Sports last week:
Kasper, Adam & Colin in 1st
Kasper & Nagilius in 2nd
Eoin, Darragh, Alex, Alan, Dara & Dan in 3rd
Ewan in 4th
Lucaz & Aivaras in 5th
Ciaran C, Darius & Colin W in 6th.
Cork City Sports will take place on Wed June 1st in CIT.
Start practising Boys!
Well done to David, Ewan & Shane C from Mrs O' Connor's Class who came 1st in the 3rd & 4th Class Section in the Boherbue Quiz last Friday.
5th & 6th Class took part in a National 9 Week Maths Challenge last Term called LearnStorm. Yesterday 3 boys & Mrs Boyce were invited to a Celebration of Maths in CIT.
Well done to Colin, Ciaran & Christopher who represented our Class at these celebrations. They were three great Ambassadors for our school.
Congratulations & Well done to the Confirmation Classes. We had a fantastic ceremony on Wednesday with Bishop William Crean. It was a very proud day for all the parents & staff of St Colman's.
Well done to Jack in 5th who represented our school in the Spelling Bee County Final in Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork on Wednesday. He was in the last 12 and got caught with the spelling of EXPUNGEABLE. We weren't too sure of it ourselves and we had to look it up! Well done again. We are very proud of you Jack!
On Wednesday 4th, 5th & 6th were invited by Colaiste Treasa to the Edel Quinn Hall to see the musical Take a Chance on Me. It was an OUTSTANDING Production by their TY students. We were delighted to see so many of our past pupils. Well done to all on this fantastic performance.
This week 4th, 5th & 6th took part in our School Spelling Bee Competition. Well done to Jack Q who is the St Colman's Spelling Bee Champion 2016. Jack will represent our school next week in the County Final.
Best of Luck Jack!
April 2016 in St Colman's BNS
Dates to Remember
April 4th Back to School
April 20th Confirmation
April 28th Visit from Mrs Skinner
April 28th Poetry Slam in Kanturk Library
Important Dates in our School Calendar
April 20th Confirmation
May 14th First Holy Communion
Do This In Memory Masses