First Penance

Dear parents,
The boys and girls in 2nd class have been very busy preparing for their upcoming First Penance which will take place on Tuesday 3rd March at 7:30 PM in St. Colman’s Church.
Please ensure that your child is revising their prayers and songs daily.
Thank you for your support. We look forward to the special night.
Kind regards,
Miss M. Kearney and Miss Wall

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East Cork Primary Schools Quiz 2020

On February 25th last St Colman’s NS travelled to Lisgoold for the annual East Cork Primary Schools Quiz. We entered three teams from St. Colman’s, two teams from 6th class and one team from 5th this was their first time taking part in a table quiz! This is a very hotly contested quiz with over 50 teams from East Cork. We are delighted that one of our 6th class teams took 1st place while the other came away with 3rd place. This is a fantastic achievement for the children involved and a proud day for our school. Thank you to everyone involved in Lisgoold Community Council for organising the event and to the parents who drove the children. A big thank you to Donna Dempsey for preparing the teams.

Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh said!

Biodiversity Action Day – 7th February 2020

We had a fantastic Action Day for our Biodiversity Flag on the 7th of February. The children had a fun-filled, educational and energetic day from start to finished. It began with a WOW walk to school. We had three walking buses with a large number of children and parents in each. Thank you to everyone who participated especially Catherina Blackmore, Carol Carroll and Maria O’Brien for leading the buses.

2nd class to 6th class did an orienteering style Treasure Hunt around the school grounds where they found labelled trees and habitats created as part of the Green Schools committee’s work. The children were very enthusiastic and really enjoyed finding and learning about the new additions to our school grounds. We hope we have sparked a new interest in many of our students: to be aware of and helpful to our biodiversity.

Every class made pledges about how they will help our environment and support local biodiversity. This was followed by an inspirational video by Greta Thunberg, who we hope the children will have connected with by seeing the difference young people can make in the world.

Finally, and arguably the highlight of many people’s day, we had an assembly. We enjoyed 5th class reciting a biodiversity poem, written by their classmate, Fionn Wenham, which was fun and informative. This was followed by a performance of our biodiversity rap song by students from 6th class. The performance was full of personality, fun and charisma and was enjoyed by all, including the performers!

It was a hugely enjoyable day and really show cased the hard work that has been done over the last two years by the Green Schools, while also being an inclusive day for the whole school in the flag. This was our final step in our application for the Biodiversity flag so we are hopeful that we will be successful during our renewal day when a coordinator will decide if we deserve the award. We would like to give a huge thank you to all the children, staff and wider school community who were involved in today!

Walking Bus

On Thursday the 6th of February, children are invited to walk to school with our ‘Walking Buses’.


There will be three meeting points where the ‘buses’ will leave.

Point 1: (for children living in Pairc na Habhainn estates, Cois na Crainn or Ballinacurra direction)

The Great Wall Restaurant @ 8.40 am

Contact person leading the bus: Maria O’Brien.

Point 2: (for children living in Cloyne Meadows and Churchtown south direction)

Car park by the Round Tower @8.40am

Contact person leading the bus: Catherina Blackmore.

Point 3: (for children living in Traonach or Whitegate direction)

Outside Traonach @8.40 am

Contact person leading the bus: Carol Carroll.

Buses will meet at 8.40 am and set off at 8.45 am to walk to school. Children living closer to the school than the meetup points can join the buses along the way. 

All welcome – remember to wear your Hi-Viz vest!