It is with heavy hearts and deep regret that we say a fond farewell to one of Scoil Chroí Íosa ‘s most talented teachers Finola Crowley. In her thirteen years in Scoil an Chroí ro Naofa and most recently Scoil Chroí Íosa, she has inspired and mentored many a young teacher in the school. She first came to Blarney thirteen years ago and her genuine approach and gentle and kind disposition were here immediate hallmarks. In this time her contribution to the school has been truly exceptional and she will be sorely missed by staff and children alike. Her rapport with staff, parents and children has been exemplary. She has always embraced innovation in teaching and has incorporated hard work and learning through fun as the main ethos of her classroom. She always welcomed new and exciting ideas and projects such as introducing the pupils to the ukulele, golden time, exciting projects, cosy corners for reading, mental health awareness, buddy teaching….the list goes on. We are so sorry to see her leave but we absolutely know that nothing but success awaits in her new school. Those pupils sure are one lucky bunch! Thank you for your years in Blarney, Finola. You are a rare talent and will be missed. Your passion for teaching and the energy you brought to Scoil Chroí Íosa was inspirational. In your unique and unassuming way, you brought such positivity to the classroom and the staffroom, that Scoil Chroí Íosa will never forget you.
Restaurant Aistear theme was brought to life recently for Scoil Chroí Íosa’s Junior Infants as they enjoyed 5 star treatment at the Castle Hotel. They had the privilege of a tour behind the scenes in the kitchens, where they saw hot plates, ovens, sinks for different uses, and even got to go inside the huge fridge. Next they sat politely at tables like real customers and were treated to juice and pancakes. The tour finished with a fascinating demonstration by Mozzam, who showed the children lots of different ways to fold napkins. Sincere thanks to Ian, Una, Mozzam and all the staff for a fabulous morning!
It was a sea of red and white in the grounds of Blarney Castle last month when the Scoil Chroi Iosa ‘Where’s Wally’ fundraising walk took place.