Half day Monday 24th

Dear families, The children will finish school at 12 noon on Monday, February 24th, for essential staff training. Please note the earlier 12 noon finish time.

Intercultural book drive

Dear family,                                                                                                                As you are aware our school community is multi-cultural and multi-lingual with many nationalities represented and languages spoken. Recognising and nurturing this cultural and linguistic diversity is essential to our school, to our children and to our community. Exploring different languages and recognising similarities and differences between their home language and other languages can help develop key language learning skills for all children. In addition, an awareness of the culture and heritage associated with a new language engages children and gives them an appreciation of cultures and customs different to their own. To develop this cultural and language awareness at our school further, we are asking any family that has unwanted children’s books in a language other than English (including Irish) to donate them to us for our school and classroom libraries. Preferably, these are books that have been gently used and are not damaged. (Please, no adult fiction or magazines at this time.) These books can be brought into the school from next week – starting on Monday, January 27th. There will be a box at the office to drop them or you can give them to your child to give to their class teacher. Thank you in advance for any assistance your family can provide. Kind regards, Scoil Chormaic Literacy...

January in Senior Infants

During the month of January, Senior Infants have been learning about the Post Office. The children have been writing and posting letters. We learned how to address an envelope and the postmen and women soon got used to reading names and addresses when delivering letters and packages! The children painted forests by mixing paints to make various shades of green. They also made prints using tinfoil to create a snowy effect on the ground. Maths has been very busy this month. We used counters for combining and partitioning. Using counters really helped to grasp the concept. Scoil Chormaic have been really active this month. As a whole school we have engaged in the 10 @10 programme each morning. We even had a whole school 10@10 in the school yard where the children had an opportunity to exercise at different...

World Champion coming to Scoil Chormaic CNS!

We’re very excited to be welcoming top Irish athlete Caradh O’Donovan to the school on Wednesday 5th February 2020. Caradh is a former World Kickboxing champion as well as being a National Karate Champion with hopes of qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Caradh will be leading a sponsored fitness circuit with all pupils, and will follow-up with an inspiring and motivating talk as well as a question and answer session. The aim of the event is to inspire the pupils to take up sport generally, but just as importantly to encourage them to discover and then pursue their passion in life. Every child has received a sponsorship form to use in order to help raise money for the event. You can also sponsor your child by following the below link: www.sportsforschools.org As the sponsorship form and online sponsorship page explain, much of the money that is raised will be used to improve physical activity for our school, while also supporting Irish Olympic athletes and Paralympic athletes. Please ensure that sponsorship forms and money are returned in a sealed envelope to the school office, clearly labelled Sports for Schools within 1 week after the event has taken place. Please also make sure that your child comes to school on the event day wearing their PE Kits and that they have fun while taking part! Thank you in anticipation of creating a terrific and memorable event for our school community. Kind regards, The Active School Team Scoil Chormaic...

Operation Transformation Walk

The Operation Transformation Walk returns to Balbriggan on Saturday 18th January at 11am. The walk will be approx. 3km and is FREE for everyone to take part. The starting point will be on the beach and the route will follow the path along the coast towards Bremore Castle and loop back around to the beach. There is no need to register so just turn up and get your year off to an active start. For anyone with a buggy you can join in on the path on the bridge above the beach (entrance at St. Georges Church) or through the tunnel at the end of Convent...