Kloe brings us Scoil Chroi Iosa news!

Anaois teacht an Earraigh agus mar a deireann daoine ‘mura gcuirfidh tú san Earrach ní bhainfidh tú sa bhFómhar’.

This month Kloe Mulcahy, from our Student Council, will make her journalistic début reporting on current events in our school. Who better then one of our brightest scholars to give the community of Blarney an insight into school life – Is in ithe na putóige a bhíonn a tástáil.

Tús maith leath na hoibre – 2018 is off to a good start , our school has returned to normal and with our new boiler being installed . Some classes are beginning preparation for very important events. Both 2nd classes are preparing for their First Holy Communion on the 19th of May. Whilst 6th class are getting ready for their Confirmation on the 27th of February at 1pm. 6th class are also preparing for their entrance exams into Secondary School.

On the 14th of January 2018 the Blarney Chamber of Commerce person of the year took place in the Castle Hotel, Our recently retired vice-principal Mr. Kelly was one of the 12 nominees on the evening. The overall winner was Mark Coleman who is a past pupil of our school, Scoil Chroí Íosa. Mark is a great ambassador for Blarney GAA.

20 Kloe 20180131_150712Speaking of sport, a pupil of 6th class, Jack Murray got a chance to play for Cork Soccer Team against Waterford. Although they lost, it is the taking part that counts! We would like to thank Mr. O Leary a teacher in Scoil Chroí Íosa for organising teams of four from 5th and 6th class to go to the Credit Union Quiz and for helping prepare them for each question.

We also want to thank our amazing lollipop-lady Jill whom keeps us kids safe as we cross the road each morning. Jill has been sick lately. We would like to wish Jill a very speedy recovery, we hope to see you soon!

Mrs Corkerys 4th class have been going for swimming lessons in the Blarney Golf Resort, All pupils have enjoyed it immensely. It is a great chance for the kids to learn how to swim. 6th and 5th classes have also begun swimming lessons in Mallow Public Swimming Pool, we all enjoy swimming and want to say, Go raibh míle mhaith agat to the Blarney Golf Resort and Mallow swimming pools for teaching us how to swim.

My friends and I in 6th Class are organising a St. Valentine’s Coffee Morning in the Castle Close Rd., School on Friday February 9th from 10:30 to 12:30 to raise funds for fun equipment for our school. A percentage of the money raised will also be donated to www.schoolsandhealthfoundation.com (a charity with strong Blarney connections). As part of our Confirmation practice we have been learning about how the poor can be helped through education. The whole village is invited and we hope to see you all on Friday.