At present STANDARDISED Testing for English and Maths are ongoing in all classes. Whilst these tests are important in highlighting any problem your child may be having, it's important to stress that these tests are not the be all and end all. Teacher Observation and teacher designed tasks are also used when assessing your child. With this in mind, it might be an appropriate time to share Albert Einstein's quote on testing:
We had a great clothes collection this week. We collected 68 bags. Thank you to all those who brought in clothes & well done to our 6th Class Boys who helped take the bags out to the Clothes van.
Well done to the boys in 4th, 5th & 6th who received their Bronze Certificates for eating Fruit and Veg during the week.
Our class groupings have been decided for September 2017.
1st class :Mrs Linehan
2nd & ½ (3rd ): Mrs O’Connor
½ (3rd) & 4th: Mrs Boyce
5th & 6th: Mrs O’Sullivan
Our school tours have been decided for this year.
1st & 2nd Class will be going to Let’s Go, Mallow on June 21st .
3rd & 4th class are going to Glen Resource Centre, Cork on June 26th.
5th & 6th are going to Kartworld on June 21st .
We hope all the boys have a very enjoyable day.
Today we sent 8 boys off to the Swimming Gala in Mallow to represent our school. The boys did us proud and had a great day. Congratulations to Ronan in 2nd Class who came 2nd in his age group. A big thank you to the parents who accompanied the boys.
Congratulations to our 2nd Class who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday May 13th. It was a beautiful ceremony and the boys made us very proud. Well done to all involved in making this a very special day.
The qualifiers for Cork City Sports went training down to the Park on Friday. Thank you to Helen for helping us with the training. The boys were looking very fit! Keep up the good work - only 2 weeks to go.
A great day was had at the Green School Awards Ceremony. Mrs Finnegan, Shane from 6th, Dan from 4th & Tadgh from 3rd represented our school and picked up our 3rd Green Flag.
May 2017 in St Colman's BNS
Dates to Remember
May 11th - Green Schools Awards Ceremony
May 13th - First Holy Communion - 2nd Class @11pm
May 16th - Clothes Collection
May 17th - Swimming Gala in Mallow Pool
May 19th - Hurling Blitz for 3rd