2021/2022 School Year:
Engineer’s Week and World Book Day.
Circuit workshop with Lifetime Lab and Lava Lamps for Science Week.
Múinteoir: Miss Hallissey
2020/21 School Year
Rang a Ceathair embraced Engineers Week from home this year and our first challenge was to create a stand for a mobile phone using materials easily found at home. Look at our creations!
We also designed and created towers, robots, catapults and using Lego. Take a look at our results.
Our next challenge was to build a marshmallow construction that would hold an egg for at least 30 seconds. This was great fun and really got us thinking!
Rang a Ceathair have been enjoying some Gaelic football lessons this week.
Well done to Ella O’ Brien, Rang a 4, who won a ‘Bling your Bike’ art competition during Cork Bike Week. Ella won an array of books, including the Guinness World Records 2021, a gear bag and two cycling t-shirts. Maith thú!
Oíche Shamhna was celebrated in Rang a Ceathair during the month of October. We learned all about the history of Halloween, did some creative artwork, enjoyed Halloween themed reader’s theatre scripts and poems. Dressing up on Friday 23rd October in our variety of costumes was great fun! Ghléas gach duine suas agus bhí lá iontach againn.
During November, we took part in two Agrikids Be Farm Safe webinars. Hundreds of primary school children countrywide participated in the webinars which were interactive and fun. We learned a lot about being safe on farms and were delighted to see our artwork on display during the second webinar.
Rang a Ceathair enjoyed celebrating Roald Dahl Day in September. We listened to some of his audio books, took part in oral language and drama activities, did art lessons, read stories, created maths word problems based on Roald Dahl books and much more! The children also dressed up as a Roald Dahl character.
2019/20 School Year
Roald Dahl Day – Rang a Ceathair enjoyed celebrating Roald Dahl Day recently. They participated in various activities including book reviews, designing a book cover, creating a new juice product based on a Roald Dahl novel, solving and creating maths word problems, crosswords and drama in groups. The pupils also dressed up as a Roald Dahl character. Maith sibh.
School Year 2018 / 2019
Rang a Ceathair had a great time performing their play, singing, dancing and swimming! It was a fun-filled show with lots of surprises. They were all fantastic, maith sing go léir!
Rang a Ceathair gléasta suas don ‘Lá Glas’ ar scoil, Dé hAoine, 15ú Márta. Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh go léir.
Is breá linn a bheith ag imirt cluichí boird i Rang a Ceathair – cluichí Mata agus Gaeilge atá sna grianghrafanna.
Rang a Ceathair enjoying various games to revise their multiplication tables.
Comhgairdeas to the buachaillí in Rang a Ceathair who won their Sciath na Scol indoor hurling league today, 6ú Feabhra. They now progress to the next stage of the competition, maith sibh go léir.
Comhgairdeas to the cailíní in Rang a Ceathair who participated in the Sciath na Scol indoor camogie blitz Dé Luain seo caite. They won all of their group matches and advanced to the final, narrowly losing on a scoreline of 3 – 2. The cailíní played fantastically well all day, showing great teamwork and skills. Maith sibh!
Rang a Ceathair have had a very productive first term! We are well and truly settled into the classroom routine and learning lots in the seomra ranga. Ár dtuismitheoirí visited our classroom to talk about their career choices and we enjoyed hearing about all the different college and work life experiences. In September, we ventured down the Scilly Walk to visit our local leabharlann. We enjoyed our swimming lessons and have played sports such as rounders, Gaelic football, soccer, obstacle course, penalty shoot-out and yard games.
Gach lá táimid ag obair go dian chun feabhas a chur ar ár gcuid Gaeilge. I rith an chéad téarma chaitheamar a lán ama ag léamh scéalta agus píosaí nuachta, ag scríobh freagraí agus abairtí, d’fhoghlaimíomar dán agus foclóir nua, labhraíomar le chéile agus thosaíomar ag obair ar an Aimsir Chaite.
Mata: From mental to written problems, data to fractions and decimals to number theory, we have been learning lots!
Béarla: We have worked on improving our creative writing skills by using a variety of sentence starters, completed comprehension activities and grammar exercises, learned new spelling rules and new vocabulary, read scripts as part of reader’s theatre and can identify nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, onomatopoeia and alliteration in different texts.
Science Week Experiments: Experiments included making slime, making lava lamps, using household materials to clean / shine coins, dental hygiene with disclosing tablets, floating and sinking, fizzy colours and more!
Táimid ag tnúth go mór leis an Nollaig. Nollaig shona agus athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh go léir.
Rang a Ceathair have had a very busy Meán Fómhair! We are well and truly settled back into the school routine and learning lots in the seomra ranga. Ár tuismitheoirí have been visiting our classroom to talk about their career choices and we are continuing to enjoy hearing about all the different college and work life experiences. On September 26th, we ventured down the Scilly Walk to visit our local leabharlann. It was a great morning and some of us brought our library cards to take books out and more of us took a registration form home to join up. We have had three of our swimming lessons in the MacDonald hotel and played sports such as rounders, Gaelic football, soccer, obstacle course, penalty shoot-out and yard games. Below are some photographs of our library visit.
2017/18 School Year
Irish Dancing in the sunshine!
We enjoyed playing ‘World Cup’ in the field last week!
Robitics and Computer Programming lessons!
Congratulations girls, a superb display of camogie skills, team effort and co-operation! Fantastic to bring home gold medals and the all important trophy!
A selection of photogrpahs from the past few weeks. Lá Fhéile Vailintín faoi mhaise daoibh agus bain taitneamh as an leath théarma. Feicfidh mé sibh arís an Luan seo chugainn!
Múinteoir Mr. Desmond taught us the Haka and we had great fun learning it and we love performing it during the school day. This week we learned all about encyclopedias and how important they were before the invention of the internet. We are so lucky now that we can just ‘Google it’ if we want to find the answer for something.
Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh! Our Christmas holidays are behind us and we have started our second term in Rang a Ceathair. Some of the work we did this week: D’fhoghlaimíomar faoi Caol nó Leathan agus An Aimsir Chaite and revised our Laethanta na Seachtaine. Our hurling lessons commenced and we are training for an indoor blitz at the end of the month. Table tennis lessons also began. We learned a new spelling rule, studied all about rocks in Science, read a new poem and composed a verse to add to it and also composed an acrostic poem based on winter. We continued our Stay Safe lessons with the theme of Friendship. In Maths we learned all about 2-D shapes, their properties and lines of symmetry. We read all about the Maori lifestyle and are now all looking forward to Charlie teaching us the Haka next week!!
We walked down the Scilly walk on Wednesday to perform some carol singing in AIB Bank. We then went to Spar for a treat before walking back to school!
Well done on the lovely carol singing in Super Valu last Saturday morning.
Tom agus Seán Rua ag múineadh Mata agus Béarla inár seomra ranga inniu. TY students enjoyed getting some teaching experience in our classroom this morning. Tá súil againn gur bhain sibh taitneamh as an tseachtain i S.N. Chóbh.
All Wrapped Up! – We wrapped up our table surfaces yesterday using Christmas paper.
We welcomed some of our past pupils into our classroom this morning as part of their TY work experience. They helped us with an English Reading and Writing lesson.
Rang a Ceathair were delighted to welcome Jerry’s mom Eilish into our seomra ranga this morning to speak to us all about banking. D’fhoghlaimíomar new vocabulary such as lodging, depositing, withdrawing and interest, we found out all about taking out a loan, paying a mortgage, budgeting and saving. Fuair gach duine rudaí uaithi – an Ulster Bank bag, a notepad, peann and peann luaidhe. Bhí gach rud an-suimiúil ar fad. Go raibh míle maith agat Eilish!
We are really enjoying our basketball lessons and have been improving on our dribbling skills, chest passing, bounce passing and possession skills.
Rang a Ceathair carried out lots of experiments this week to celebrate Science Week. We tested our taste and sight senses, used disclosing tablets to assess our dental hygiene, used white vinegar and salt to clean coins, created three layer floats using oil, water and honey and defined density by carrying out a floating and sinking experiment. Bhaineamar sár-thaitneamh as an tseachtain.
An Aoine atá ann agus is breá linn a bheith ag péinteáil i Rang a Ceathair. Bain taitneamh as an deireadh seachtaine.
Rang a Ceathair would like to wish the very best of luck to our past pupils and all involved in the Kinsale Ladies football match versus Moycullent this coming Sunday 19th November. Cionn tSáile Abú!
Rang a 4 is scary!
Congratulations to Rían Boulton, who won first prize in the raffle at Scary Bingo.
Look at the pumpkins which grew in ár ngairdín!
Our tuismitheoirí came back to school this month! Rang a Ceathair were extremely lucky the past few weeks as we welcomed grandparents and parents into our class to speak about their lives, their careers and pastimes. It was really interesting to hear about all the different career paths that our parents chose. We learned all about being a data scientist, solicitor, helicopter pilot, firefighter, tax collector, financial advisor, farmer, accountant, life coach, hotel manager, microbiologist, yacht designer and more! Our teacher even told us about her experience in primary and secondary school and reasons for her job choice. Thaitin gach rud go mór linn. Bhí na milseáin go hálainn chomh maith!
Tree Day – October 5th 2017. As part of Tree Day, Rang a Ceathair filled in a leaf worksheet to recognise different trees. They then went to the Scilly walk and gathered leaves and matched these to the correct trees on their worksheets. As part of a Geogrpahy and Science lesson based on trees, they learned various facts such as the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees, Irish names for different trees, about different seeds such as apple seeds and acorns and that climbers such as honeysuckle and ivy will climb to the top of a tree or wall in order to get more sunlight.
Positive Ageing Limerick Competition Winners!!
Comhgairdeas le Maeve agus Beau – they each won a twenty euro voucher for the Bookstór for limericks which they wrote for Positive Ageing week. The theme of the limericks was ‘Back to the Future’. Maith sibh! All pupils from Rang a Ceathair wrote limericks and really enjoyed the activity.
Rang a Ceathair took advantage of the glorious weather on Friday last and enjoyed a stroll along the Scilly Walk.
Múinteoir: Miss Roberts
2016/17 School Year
Tá an Samhradh buailte linn agus nach broidiúil a rabhamar le linn an téarma seo. We got to grips with counties, mountains and rivers in Geography, réamhfhocail i nGaeilge, prefixes, suffixes, procedural writing and comprehension strategies in English, measures and shape in Maths and the History of Medicine. Away from the books, we reached the final of the local hurling blitz, only to be pipped at the post by a valiant Gaelscoil side. Active week commenced on May 8th.We played football, crab soccer and Olympic handball and completed obstacle courses and we completed our annual WOW. Rory O’B, Joe, Tom, Lauren and Ellie represented us in Cork City Sports in C.I.T. Joe reached the county final. We have also been very busy working on our school garden, planting, weeding and watering regularly with Carol. We also took to the field for a spot of golf, working on driving and chipping. Watch out Rory McIlroy! Our school tour was on May 30th. Firstly we visited Cork City Gaol where our lovely guide Orla told us the stories of many prisoners. To our surprise, the ice-cream van arrived and we all enjoyed a 99! After that we had lunch in Fitzgerald’s Park, played a game of football and enjoyed the new playground. Then we set off for the Mardyke Arena for an afternoon of sporting fun and challenges. On June 9th, we held our annual Cake Sale. This year’s proceeds went towards Kinsale Community School’s running track. We were able to sponsor 3 metres of the track by donating €750 to the fund. We will present the remaining money to Kinsale Red Cross when they visit us in the Autumn. We thank Summercove’s pupils and parents for their unerring support. Bainigí sult as na laethanta saoire!
Term 1 : It has been a busy and productive term in Rang IV. We said farewell to Michal and Szymon and welcomed the Jolley twins. The sporting year kick-started with Sciath na Scol and training with Anthony Shannon. We enjoyed weekly Table Tennis with Alan on Wednesdays. Three 4th class teams represented S.N. Chóbh in a Munster Table Tennis tournament in Sáile and Seán, Tom, Rory G and Rory O’B came 1st! We completed a course of swimming lessons and with wonderful tuition, we improved our swimming strokes and endurance. We discovered many budding scientists and engineers when we designed Sail Car prototypes, ranging from glitzy and glamorous to speedy and sleek. On 14th October Lifetime Labs visited us. We played lots of challenging and enjoyable Maths and Science games that enhanced our problem-solving and teamwork skills. Later in the month, Rebecca, also from Lifetime Lab talked to us about climate change and energy conservation. We learned that burning fossil fuels releases CO2 into the atmosphere that in turn causes the greenhouse effect. We must use more renewable energy. We conducted a few interesting and exciting experiments with wires, batteries and lemons. Nora’s mum Gráinne kindly brought an E-car to school this term also. In November we welcomed back TY students Sadhbh, Mia and Aisling. They helped us in St. Multose Hall where we did circuits and in the classroom when we worked on the laptops. Creative Writing has taken centre stage this term. We published a class anthology of Hallowe’en acrostics, Limericks and diamond poems. We entered the Book Stór Positive Ageing Limerick Competition and we were delighted to hear that Amy and D’Arcy were awarded runners-up prizes. Much practice and preparation has gone in to our Christmas Carols Service- a singing, whistling and bell-ringing extravaganza! Nollaig Shona daoibh ó Rang a Ceathair.
End of School Year
Comhgairdeas Rang 4.
‘WOW’ (Walk on Wednesday) 4th Class enjoyed their walk from Lidl to school today, 25th May. Lidl kindly sponsored snacks/refreshments for all pupils.
Congratulations to 4th Class on winning the 4th Class Blitz in Kinsale GAA pitch today.They showed great determination, teamwork, skill and focus.
Science Week: We had great fun marking Science Week in 4th Class. We performed the experiments in our own classroom first and then we shared them with children in other classes. If at first the experiment did not work, we simply tried again until we succeeded!
Term 1 2015/16
Red and White Day – To Honour Cork Ladies Championship
Syrian Refugee Appeal – 4th class gave great support to the Syrian Refugee Crisis Appeal.
The Summer Term has been a hectic one here in S.N Chóbh. 4th Class kicked off the final term with a football blitz in the GAA pitch on April 22nd. We thoroughly enjoyed the very well organised event and reached the semi finals losing by the narrowest of margins! A short while later on 13th May 4th class was represented at a Hurling blitz by Róisín O’ Donovan, Callum Griffin, Ben McCarthy, Ben Loughnane, Catherine Cadogan, Tom Brennan, David Lovell, Rory O’ Brien, Peter Downey, Billy Bowen, Daniel Hegarty and Charlie Sheehan. We had a wonderful time and we were crowned “best ground hurlers of the day”. On May 20th we all participated in S.N. Chóbh’s annual “Walk a Mile with a Smile” which brought us from Lidl back to school via the scenic Scilly Walk.
Our much anticipated school tour was on May 28th. Firstly we visited Cork City Gaol where our lovely guide Siobhán told us the stories of many prisoners, including 9 year old Edward O’ Brien who was imprisoned for 3 weeks for stealing to survive! Then we had lunch in Fitzgerald’s Park, where we admired the Sky Garden and played a game of football. Just then, to our surprise, the ice-cream van arrived and we all enjoyed a cone! Before we set off for the Mardyke Arena for an afternoon of sporting fun and challenges, we crossed Cork’s famous “Shaky Bridge”. On June 4th Ms. Fitzgerald, Ms. Herlihy and Ms. Roberts accompanied a troupe of dancers to the Mini Munsters Competition in Limerick’s South Court Hotel. 14 dancers represented 4th class in 2 hand, 3 hand, 4 hand, 6 hand and 8 hand reels. It was a tiring but rewarding day for all as we returned to school with medals and trophies galore! On Friday June 5th we played in a tag rugby blitz organised by Kinsale Rugby Club. The event ran like clockwork and all Summercove teams performed very well in their groups. On Wednesday June 10th Charlie Sheehan, Katie Walsh and Marie Gowran represented S.N. Chóbh in Cork City Sports in C.I.T. On Tuesday June 9th, the ladies and men’s Six Nations trophies came to our school. Both Ms. Lucey and Ultan O’ Callaghan urged us to “dare to dream” and put full effort into whatever hobby we choose. On June 11th 4th Class held their annual Cake Sale. This year the proceeds were split between Pam Norris of Fort View who is currently cycling the Wild Atlantic Way to raise money for heart surgery on little children in Chernobyl, Cork’s Simon Community and the Make a Wish Foundation. In total, we raised over €750. We thank Summercove’s pupils and parents for their unerring support. In between these busy events we have got to grips with our Irish verbs, tackled some challenging maths and completed projects on inspiring people who made a change. Finally we are delighted and proud to announce that we are published authors! Our stories and poems can be seen by all in S.N. Chóbh’s “We are Writers”. We look forward to our well-earned laethanta saoire!
Rang a IV has been a hive of activity this term both inside and outside the classroom. On January 23rd Rory, Callum, Tom and Ben L represented Summercove in the South Coast Table Tennis Tournament in Ballinspittle where they came 1st and 2nd in Divisions 6 and 1 respectively. A great day was enjoyed by all involved. Throughout February we thoroughly enjoyed reading our class novel War Horse by Michael Morpurgo. It tells the story of a young boy Albert and his equine companion Joey who become separated during World War 1. We busily prepared for our part in The Lion King junior by rehearsing lines, designing costumes, singing and dancing. We sang and danced “The Morning Report” dressed as chimps, birds and crocodiles. We were delighted with the wonderful applause we received. During that time we entered indoor competitions in Hurling and Camogie. The boys started well with a convincing victory over St. Mary’s Carrigaline, only to be beaten by two strong sides from Knockavilla and Crosshaven. They rallied in the last match showing great cooperation and determination and overcame local rivals Dunderrow. The girls played two games against Dunderrow and St. Mary’s Carrigaline, showing wonderful teamwork and skill. They were unlucky to be beaten in both. Many of us took part in the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Kinsale and we were delighted to learn that we were awarded “Best Junior Group”. As well as receiving a beautiful trophy, the school also won a large sweet jar from Auntie Nellie’s. Ms. Lucey ran a competition within the school. Each class had to guess how many sweets were in the jar. After much deliberation we guessed 124, which was closest to the actual tally of 136. We were thrilled to win and share the spoils. We have also been participating in the “Let’s Sing Project”, organized by Cork County ETB School of Music. Ruth O’ Shea has come to the school each Wednesday to practice the songs “The First Day of Choir” and “The Cuckoo Song”. We performed both at the “Hear Our Song” gala concert in Cork City Hall on Saturday March 21st. It was a lovely occasion and a wonderful opportunity for all involved. On Friday March 20th, we were delighted to experience the solar eclipse in Summercove. Kevin Connolly kindly brought in a telescope and projected the eclipse on to a white sheet on the ground so that we could view the eclipse in a safe manner. Father O’Mahony kindly came to school on March 24th to hear our confessions. Now we are turning our attention to Easter bonnets for next Friday’s parade.
Term 1 2014 – Christmas Update
It has been a busy term in Rang IV. We have acquired new football skills with Anthony Shannon’s help. We have been working hard at perfecting our Duke reel and Antrim Reel with Eileen on Tuesdays. Alan and Jim have introduced us to the basics of Table – Tennis on Wednesdays. We have really enjoyed singing in our newly – formed school choir. Laura and Sinéad improved our swimming strokes on Thursdays during September and October.
Our school visitors this term gave us clear and meaningful messages. Firstly that practice makes perfect. Secondly, working as part of a team is key. Finally, they encouraged us to be involved in lots of extra-curricular activities when we are young in order to keep our minds and bodies active and healthy.
At Halloween Katie C. was the lucky winner of our class pumpkin Jeffrey prior to our Scary Parade around the school.
Ferdia’s Dad Stig visited and taught us about Norway – its culture, geography, sports, food, animals, myths & legends, history, money and industry. We were very interested to hear that there was once an Irish King of Norway called Harald Gillchrist. Stig showed us a video of the stunning scenery and fjords of Norway.
For Science Week, We “got a jet going”, saw ‘flowers drinking”, lifted a weight with water and lots more. It’s been “all go” and we look forward to our well – earned Christmas Break.
Easter 2014 Update:
It has been a busy, action-packed term in Rang 4. We completed a block of swimming lessons in the Carlton Hotel, making huge progress with our front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke. Some of us even attempted the butterfly! Thanks to Laura, Laslo and Orla for their care and attention.
We celebrated World Book Day on March 6th by reading to Rang 1 in the schoolyard and by dressing up as our favourite book characters. In addition to this, we are coming to the end of our shared reading block which we really enjoyed. We have also created an ‘Extreme Reading Wall’ on our classroom window, with photos of us reading in unexpected places. Do check us out!
Sr. Geraldine visitied us on March 5th to examine us on our Alive O and we passed her test with flying colours.
We have been hurling every Monday in St. Multose Hall with Micheál O Connor and Anthony Shannon and we have all perfected the roll lift and striking on the ground. We have also been jogging laps of the school and the field as part of Active schools. Our record so far is 2164 steps in 10 minutes!
In Geography we completed projects on communications which we shared with our classmates. They ranged from Braille to the modern text message and Morse Code to Sign Language. We really enjoyed researching, compiling and presenting these projects. We have also been getting to grips with our counties and mountains!
We had two really important visitors this term. On Friday 21st March Cllr. Catherine Clancy, Lord Mayor of Cork City, received a very warm welcome and Ciara Geary presented her with some home-baking! On Friday 2nd April the Six Nations trophy arrived much to our delight. Thanks to Ultan O Callaghan for arranging this.
Finally, Fr. Young and Canon O Mahony will call this coming Thursday to hear our confessions and prepare us for Easter.
4th Class have been very fortunate in many ways this term, most notably because we were afforded the opportunity to play table tennis in St. Multose Hall on Wednesdays. The Munster Branch of the Irish Table Tennis Association kindly provided an eight week training programme free of charge. Under the watchful eyes of Alan Hurley and Jim Barry, we learned to serve and return, both backhand and forehand, mastering the skill of top spin. During November we played a round robin tournament amongst ourselves, from which a squad was selected to represent S.N. Chóbh at Munster School’s Tournament in Cork Sports Village on Thursday November 21st. Our squad performed excellently on the day, displaying superb teamwork, fine skill and a healthy sense of competition. We look forward to their second day out in February. Though our training stint has come to an end, as all good things must, many of us have started playing with the newly formed club which runs in St. Multose Hall on Sundays from 3-5pm
Rang a 4:
Congratulations to the 4th Class quiz team in winning our local U11 Credit Union Schools Quiz on 3rd February 2014. The team will go on to represent Kinsale at Rochestown Park Hotel in March. Well done and Good luck!