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The school closes on Friday, June 21st, for the Summer Break and re-opens on Wednesday, August 28th. Enjoy the holidays  smiley

 

The school is bringing Sunny Ice's ice-cream truck on Thursday, June 20th so that each child (and staff) can enjoy an ice cream cone. 

 

The Junior Room  will visit Skibbereen library to enjoy a storytelling session on Tuesday 18th June, where they will listen to some stories read by Clíona. 

 

Active School Week in Caheragh NS is from June 10th - 14th. A busy, active and fun filled week in school. 

 

The school is closed on Friday, June 7th, as the school is used as a polling station. 

 

Congratulations to our girls on winning their Sciath na Scol final in Ahamilla GAA Complex in Clonakilty on Thursday. It was an incredibly close game against a very good team from Ballincarriga NS. We are very proud of you. 

 

The school is closed on June 3rd for the June Bank Holiday

 

An update on our Sciath na Scol campaign. Our boys won two matches and lost one match. As only one team qualifies from their group, and Ballingeary NS won all three of their matches, they progressed to the final. We are very proud of our boys and how well they played. They are a credit to the school. 

Our girls won all of their matches and progressed to the final in Ahamilla GAA Complex in Clonakilty on Thursday June 8th. The Roinn 4 final is scheduled for 12:45pm and they are playing Ballincarriga NS. Best of luck girls.

 

Past pupil Eugene Daly, from Tadhg MacCarthaigh GAA club, is coming to the school to do some coaching sessions with the children. They are really looking forward to it. 

 

Our Junior and Senior school tours are taking place on Friday, May 24th. The school will be closed on that day. The Senior tour (2nd -6th classes), are going to the Titanic Centre in Cobh followed by a tour of Fota Wildlife Park. The Junior tour are going to Skibbereen Sports Centre followed by a trip to Cré Pottery. 

 

We are taking part in Cork Primary Sports again this year. It is being held on Thursday, May 30th in MTU, Bishopstown Campus.  All our athletes who qualified are practicing in earnest. More detail will follow shortly.

 

The school is closed on Wednesday, May 22nd, for staff training. 

 

Our second class are receiving the sacrament of First Holy Communion on Sunday, May 19th in The Church of the Holy Family in Caheragh at 11.15am. We wish them well on their special day. 

 

Caheragh NS  recently achieved the  Curious Minds Discover STEM  Awards 23-24. Head over to our Flags page for more details. 

 

On May15th, pupils in 1st - 6th class in Caheragh NS, Dromore NS and Dreeny NS will be taking part in a friendly football blitz in Aughaville. The children from the three schools will be mixed into teams, grouped according to class (1st - 3rd and 4th - 6th in teams from the three schools) and will play friendly matches against each other at their own class levels. 

A big thank you to James McCarthy, Cork games Development Administrator, and Michael Kingston for organising this event. Thank you also to Tadgh MacCárthaigh GAA club for facilitating the blitz. 

 

The school is closed on May 6th for the May Bank Holiday. 

 

The Induction day for sixth class in Skibbereen Community School is on Thursday  May 2nd. They will get a chance to see the school and meet some of their teachers. 

 

Sciath na Scol season is upon us once again. Our Roinn 5 boys are:

Glengarriff NS

Ballingeary NS

Cuil Aodha NS

Caheragh NS

The teams are 7 a-side and 15 minutes a half. Our first blitz will take place in Kealkill (St. Colums) on Friday May 3rd at 11am, where we will play Ballingeary NS. We will play Glengarriff NS and Cuil Aodha NS on Tuesday May 7th in Kealkill (St. Colums) also. More details and times to follow.

Our Roinn 4 girls are:

Coomhola NS

Ballinacarriga NS

Gaelscoil Dhroichead na Banndan

The teams are 9 a-side and 15 minutes a half. Our blitz will take place in Aughaville (Tadhg MacCarthaigh) on Thursday May 9th  at 10am where the girls will play their three games.

The finals are taking place in Ahamilla GAA Complex in Clonakilty on Thursday June 8th. 

 

Our final clothing collection of this school year takes place in the school on Tuesday, May 28th. We encourage you all to spread the word to grandparents, family, neighbours and friends who would like to spring clean their wardrobes. please have all bags of clothes in to the school by 9.30am on that day.  They accept all unwanted clothes, paired shoes, bags, belts, household linen, towels, blankets and soft toys. Please note that phones, books, cds, dvs, pillows and duvets are NO LONGER ACCEPTED. The money raised will go towards funding educational resources and sports equipment for the school. As always, thank you for your generous support with these collections.

 

The school is closing for the Easter holidays on Friday, March 22nd at 12 noon and re-opens on Monday, April 8th. Enjoy the break.

 

Our fantastic Parent Association Committee is organising 2 big fundraising events in the next  few weeks.The first, A Movie Night in Caheragh Hall takes place Friday, March 22nd at 7pm. Entry fee costs €6which includes a treat. Please bring a cushion to sit on!

The second event will be a Table Quiz in the Traveller’s Rest on Friday April 12 th at 8pm. At the quiz, the PA is also hoping to hold a raffle so if any parent has a raffle prize they wish to donate, they would be very gratefully received. Any prize for donation can be dropped to the school on or before Wednesday, April 10th.

We really appreciate your help with this as the funds raised at these two events will massively help us out. We only receive funding to keep the light and heat on and for basic maintenance from the Department of Education so all money raised by the PA goes towards buying educational equipment or subsidising outside instructors or fun activities for the pupils.

Our next project that we want to target is fundraising to completely revamp our school garden. To say it is currently in a pathetic state is an understatement. We want to extend the garden, put in raised beds, give our pupils the opportunity to grow vegetables, plant native trees, set a wildflower garden and get a new fence for the garden but the quotes are pretty astronomical hence our need to fundraise. We really appreciate all your help and support with this.

 

Rock Your Socks event for World Down Syndrome day is on March 21st. This date represents the three copies of Chromosome 21, which define Down Syndrome. We are asking everyone to wear your brightest, most colourful, funky mismatched socks to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day 2024. #rockyoursocks #wdsd24#worlddownsyndromeday

 

The school is closed on March 18th for the St. Patrick's Day Bank Holiday. 

 

Swimming lessons for 2nd - 6th classes will start on March 13th. These will run for 6 weeks at Dunmanway Swimming Pool. 

 

Pupils from fifth and sixth classes will receive their Confirmation in the Church of the Holy Family, Caheragh, on Friday March 8th at 10.30am. The school is closed on that day due to being used as a polling station. 

 

March 7th is World Book Day. We ask pupils to dress up as their favourite character from their favourite book. We ask that they also bring that book into school on the day to share with their friends. 

 

We are very busy here in Caheragh NS as it is Engineers Week March 4th-8th. We are learning about engineering through the ages, engineering in our lives as well as doing lots of interesting activities. More resources can be found on https://www.engineersireland.ie/schools/engineers-week/primary-school  (Please see the gallery for photos)

 

Children in second class from Caheragh, Dreeny and Dromore schools will receive the Sacrament of Penance in the Church of the Holy Family on February 29th at 9.30am. Seven children from Caheragh NS will receive the sacrament and two others are journeying with them. 

 

The Senior Class room went to see the TY Musical in Skibbereen Community School on February 28th. This year it was 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'. It was great to see so many past pupils involved in the production. What a wonderful show, which was enjoyed by all. 

 

The school closes for mid-term on Wednesday, February 14th and re-opens on Monday, February 19th. Enjoy the break. 

 

It's enrolment time again in Caheragh NS. To request an enrolment pack, please email caheraghns@gmail.com or call 028-31647 before 3pm Monday-Friday. Please include your postal address in your email enquiry and we will be happy to post out a pack to you.

Enrolment packs will also be available at our Open Day which will be held in the school on Wednesday, February 14th from 2-3pm where pupils and parents can see the classroom and meet the staff.  Applications for enrolment will be accepted by post, email or can be dropped to the school in person on or before Friday March 15th. 

 

A huge well done to Conor, Jenny, Jodi, Logan, Allie, Eve, Art and Katie who represented Caheragh NS at the Credit Union School's Quiz in Skibbereen Community School on Friday, January 26th. Some very tough questions but you did yourselves and your school proud! Congratulations to the U11 winners from Schull NS and the U13 winners from St. Patrick's BNS!

 

8th January – School returns after the Christmas Break.

 

22nd December – The school will close for the Christmas Holidays at 12pm to facilitate the school bus’ schedule. Children will be brought back up to the school after the performance to collect their belongings and will then be walked back down to the car park for collection by parents. Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st Class may be a tad delayed as they will need to change out of their costumes before they go home so please bear with us!

 

22nd December – The whole school will put on a performance of The Nativity in The Church of The Holy Family, Caheragh starting at 11am. Parents, grandparents, friends, family and neighbours are all welcome to attend. We ask that pupils from 2nd-6th class wear a Christmas jumper and a Christmas hat for the performance.

 

A very big THANK YOU to everyone who donated so generously to our fundraising event today. We raised an amazing €541 for the Mercy Hospital Heroes which has now been lodged directly into the charity's bank account. We all had a great day coming to school in our PJs, enrolling our Teddy Bears in Caheragh NS for a day, playing games and watching movies while eating yummy treats. A huge thank you to the boys and girls in 6th class for all their hard work and creativity in organising and running this event. 

     

15th December – We will be having a Pyjama Day in school, organised by our 6th Class pupils. Students can wear their snuggliest pjs, oodies, dressing gowns and/or slippers to school, bring their cuddly toys/blankets/pillows (No duvets!) and will partake in a day of fun, games and movies. Please ensure the children dress warm. If the pupils want to wear pyjamas over leggings/tracksuits, that may be a very good idea!

This will be a fundraiser for the Mercy Heroes: Teens and Young Adult Appeal. This charity supports young patients through the challenges that serious illness brings by providing additional services and supports to help them during their treatment, such as the ability to receive their treatment from the comfort of their own homes. We are not asking for a set donation, we just ask that you give what you can and all monies received will go directly to the charity.

 

Coach Damien Hicks, Munster Rugby Club Community Rugby Officer, visited the school today with the URC Trophy which Munster won by defeating the DHL Stormers in Cape Town with a final score of 19:14. 

 

10th December– The regular Sunday Mass will be a Children’s Mass in Caheragh Church at 11.15am. Pupils from Bright Beginnings and the 3 primary schools in the Parish will be taking part. We will be making decorations here in school which our pupils can bring with them on the day to place them on the Christmas Tree in the Church.

 

8th December – Pupils will be attending Mass in Caheragh Church at 11.15am

 

We had a very successful Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal this year. Thanks to all who donated online and show boxes to this very worthy appeal. 

 

Well done to Allie, Art, Katie and Eve who took part in the Skibbereen Library Quiz on Tuesday, October 24th. You were wonderful representatives for our school and we are very proud of you! A big thank you to the organisers of the event and to St. Patrick's BNS who were the worthy winners on the day.

 

Massive congratulations to all our pupils in 4th, 5th and 6th classes who worked hard all week and came 2nd in Ireland (32 counties) in the Maths Week Target Board Challenge. A huge achievement for our 20 geniuses in the classroom.  smiley  

 

We had a used clothes collection on Tuesday, October 17th. Thank you so much for your continued support. All money raised will go towards funding educational resources and shared toys for the school. 

 

Tin whistle lessons with Mr. Tom O'Sullivan will commence on Tuesday October 10th for 2nd to 6th classes. 

 

Thank you very much to everyone who donated so generously to our Flag day in Skibbereen recently. €1761.82 was our total raised. Thank you to all the parents and staff who gave of their time to sit and oversee the collection points. All monies raised will go towards the purchase of learning resources and shared toys for our pupils.

 

On behalf of the pupils, staff, PA and BOM of Caheragh NS, we would like to say a massive thank you to all who organised, took part in and donated to The Tractor Run that took place last June. On September 8th, The Caheragh & District Vintage Club, the wonderful organisers, presented cheques of €1100 to each of the three Primary Schools and Bright Beginnings Playschool. You cannot imagine what this massive amount of money will do for the pupils in our school and for that we thank you most sincerely. 

 

We would like to welcome our three Junior Infants. They are settling in well to school life. We hope this will be the first of eight very happy and fulfilled years in Caheragh N.S. We would also like welcome our new pupil to fifth class.

 

Anyone wishing to enrol a child in Caheragh N.S. for 2024 please contact the principal, Ms. Mary-TMinehane at 028-31647

 

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