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Past Pupil sets National Record.

posted 18 Jul 2014, 02:03 by Administrator Goggins Hill

Well done to Laura Cussen of Old Abbey AC and past pupil of Goggins Hill NS who set a new national record for U17 pole vault at the Juvenile Track and Field Championships last weekend. 
Laura jumped a huge 2.86 metres to beat the exisiting record.
Congratulations Laura on a great achievement! 

 Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE

School Events in June

posted 4 Jun 2014, 10:23 by Administrator Goggins Hill   [ updated 9 Jun 2014, 02:23 by Jan Kiernan ]

2nd June Cork City Marathon: Thank you to all the parents, staff, Board of management and friends who ran on behalf of the school to raise funds for the pitch refurbishment, which will begin in June.

6th June; School challenge/Tour - this has been provisionally rescheduled for 20th June

12th June; Display of Irish Dance taught by Clare Harrington over the last 5 weeks, weather permitting this will be held outdoors, in which case parents are welcome to attend.

13th June; Reports and Booklists can be collected by parents from the office from 2pm onwards, uncollected reports will be posted to parents.

11th of June; Art Display. The Student Council will organise a display of an item of Art work for each child in the school. Parents are invited to view the display from 2-3.30pm.

18th June; New Infant welcome 2-3pm, tea and coffee for new parents

19th June; 6th class school tour

23rd June; Fun Sports Day. The Student Council will plan the event with 6th class help. The PA are organising an Ice –cream van for afterwards.

24th June; 6th Class Graduation Mass at 7.30pm

25th of June; Special Award Ceremony. One of the new ideas the Student Council put forward this year was to have an award ceremony to celebrate the “whole” person. Children’s talents will be acknowledged in a special assembly hosted by the Student Council.

27th of June; Summer Holidays School will close at 1pm for Summer holidays.

School Year 2014/15 
School will reopen on Thursday, 28th August.
New infants will finish at 12.30 for the first 2 weeks until 10th September, from Thursday, 11th September at 2pm.
1st class will finish at 2pm for the first 2 days, 28th & 29th August, to allow for the adjustment to the later finish.

A copy of the calendar is available on the school website or a hard copy can be collected from the office.

School Calendar 2014/15

posted 19 May 2014, 04:34 by Unknown user

The school calendar for 2014/15 is attached below. Please note that unforeseen closures may result in a reduction to the February Midterm and/or the Easter Holidays.

School Traffic and Transport Survey

posted 2 Apr 2014, 03:01 by Administrator Goggins Hill   [ updated 19 May 2014, 04:28 by Unknown user ]

Thank you to all the parents who took part in our School Transport and Traffic Survey. The survey is now closed and a summary of the results will be shared shortly.

Daffodil Day: Friday 28 March

posted 18 Mar 2014, 07:58 by Administrator Goggins Hill


To All Parents and Guardians


As Daffodil Day 2014 approaches we at MSD(Brinny) would like to thank you for your support over the past years in raising much needed funds for the Irish Cancer Society through our Daffodil Day appeal.


In 2013 the MSD staff and the eight local schools (Kilbonane N.S., Innishannon N.S., Castlelack N.S., Knockavilla N.S., Lauragh N.S., Gurranes N.S., Ballyheada N.S. and Goggins Hill N.S.) that we visited raised over €13,000 which was greatly appreciated by the Irish Cancer Society.

This year Daffodil Day will be on Friday March 28th and we will visit each school to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.


We would like the children to get involved by wearing something YELLOW on the day and bring in a €2 donation.

Staff from MSD will visit each class within the schools and one child from each class will be invited to MSD Brinny to present the proceeds of our collective efforts to the Irish Cancer Society.

On behalf of the Irish Cancer Society we would like to take this opportunity to thank you again for your continued support in raising invaluable funds for Ireland’s national cancer charity the Irish Cancer Society. For more information see www.cancer.ie


We look forward to meeting you all on the 28th March.

Yours faithfully


Staff at MSD Brinny.

Gardening Project in Goggins Hill N.S. 2014

posted 12 Mar 2014, 08:04 by Unknown user   [ updated 13 Mar 2014, 04:53 ]

The Gardening Club began work on the new plans last Friday on a lovely sunny Spring Day. A presentation of our new garden plans is attached below. 

We will be holding a fun gardening session shortly for parents and our gardening club after school to get some of the main planting completed. In the meantime, the gardening club are setting the tubs and clearing the space for the raised bed and play areas.

New School Uniform Supplier

posted 22 Jan 2014, 07:46 by Administrator Goggins Hill

In December 2013, the school was informed that Schools Direct, our Uniform provider had ceased trading. From January 2014, the school uniform supplier has been changed to Laura’s Schoolwear, Douglas.

Laura’s School Wear,

Unit C1,

Dosco Business Park,

South Douglas Road.

(021) 4368210

A small amount of stock in all sizes will be kept all year round, however full stock will be available to purchase from June onwards.

There is no obligation on parents to purchase uniform items in any specific shop as the uniform is of a generic nature (non-crested). However, for convenience, Laura’s do stock high quality uniform items including the school tie.

The crested school tracksuit is available at a cost of €29.99 age 4- 11. This is identical to the existing tracksuit except it is manufactured by O’ Neills, whose quality has proved excellent in the past.

The overall balance between quality and service and price can be difficult to achieve, however it is hoped that the change will be posititive. Should you wish to provide any feedback on the change please address comments to fiona@gogginshillschool.com  



Review of Goggins Hill N.S.'s Code of Behaviour 2014

posted 22 Jan 2014, 04:26 by Administrator Goggins Hill

The Board of Management is currently working on a revised draft of the school's Code of Behaviour. The Board feels it is important to review this essential policy from the perspective of all stakeholders. 

We would appreciate it greatly if you could take a few minutes to read through the draft and provide some feedback for the next Board of Management meeting. A copy of the Revised Draft is posted on the school website and is also available in the school office in hard copy.

Feedback can be sent in writing, addressed to the Principal or alternatively by email to fiona@gogginshillschool.com by Thursday, 30th of January, 2014

School Calendar 2013/14

posted 6 Aug 2013, 04:56 by Unknown user   [ updated 27 Sep 2013, 06:35 by Jan Kiernan ]

A copy of the School Calendar for the school year 2013/14 is available to download here.

October 4: School Closure due to Goggins Hill NS's use as a polling station on October 4, 2013.

October 28- November 1, 2013: School Closure for Mid-term Break
November 13 & 20: Parent - Teacher meetings
The school will close at 2.45 pm on both days to facilitate meetings, appointments will be issued in advance.
November 23: Goggins Hill Gathering, Oriel House
Further information will be issued shortly.

Please take time to read the Traffic Policy for Goggins Hill N.S. 
We appreciate your support in this matter as it involves the safety of all our pupils. If possible, please stagger drop off and collection. It is surprisingly quiet by 3.10pm. Before and after school supervision is provided. 

Schools Direct : Tracksuit Sales

posted 1 Aug 2013, 14:15 by Administrator Goggins Hill   [ updated 19 Sep 2013, 03:46 by Unknown user ]

Queries regarding uniform can be made directly to Schools Direct on  021 4918894, or by email to brenda@schoolsdirect.;eu.

Summer Opening Hours

Mon – Fri 9.30am  – 5.00pm

Sat 10.00am  – 2.00 pm


Winter Opening Hours

Closed Monday

Tues – Thurs 10.00am – 4.00pm

Fri – 10.00am – 1.00pm


School Range Price List:


Tracksuit – €24.99

Jackets were €30 now €15

Polo Shirts €7 or 2 for €10

Shorts €7 or for €10


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