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Summer 2010

Staff Schedule 2010/2011

Junior Infants                                  Fiona Meehan

Senior Infants                                 Des Mellerick

1st /2nd                                         John Long

2nd /3rd                                         Vera Foran

4th /5th                                         Helena Murphy

5th /6th                                         Jan Kiernan

Special Ed. Teacher                      Maura Hourihan

Special Ed. Teacher                      Carmel Tyers

A.S.D Class                                  Barbara Deasy

S.N.A.                                          Eileen Madden

S.N.A.                                          Carol McCarthy

S.N.A.                                          Siobhán White

S.N.A.                                          Niamh Walsh

Secretary                                      Kay Harrington

Caretaker                                      Matthew Lucey

Cleaner                                        Kathleen Ashman

Nestwatch 2010
Some classes enjoyed watching the robins and the blue tits nest on the webcam set up by the Mooney Show and RTE. They followed the process over a number of weeks – the eggs hatching, the baby chicks being fed by their parents and eventually leaving the nest.

Junior Infants along with their teacher Mr. Tyers and assistant Mrs. White planted sunflower seeds in March.

The seeds germinated after a week and then they minded them in school by watering them and giving them plenty of light.In May children brought home their plant to grow at home.

Some have grown really tall and flowered in recent weeks.

Primary Mini 7’s
Congratulations to the Goggins Hill girls who, during their mid-term break, participated and won the I.N.T.O./GAA Mini Sevens County Finals in Ballyanly, Innscarra defeating Newtownshandrum, Whitegate and Cloughduv.
Noirín Kiely has been selected to represent Cork at half time in the All Ireland Hurling Final in Croke Park in September. Thanks to Ann Dorney, Jason Downey and Conor Moynihan for their help on the sidelines.

Sciath na Scol
Congratulations to both boys and girls for getting to the Sciath na Scol Finals DH2 and DC3 in Páirc Uí Rinn on 2nd June.

Our boys were victorious, beating Castlelyons 2-7 to 0-5.

Unfortunately our girls lost out to Upper Glanmire in a fiercly competive game. They gave a fantastic display, scoring 6-3, that might have been enough to win an any other day.

Both teams got great support from our crowd in the stands.

Primary Game Camogie & Hurling
Congratulations to Rebecca Moynihan who was selected to represent Cork in the Primary Game which was played at half-time in the Cork v Tipperary 1st round Senior Hurling Champshionship game in Páirc Uí Chaoimh last month.
Congratulations also to Richard Lombard who has been selected to play in the Primary Game Hurling team which will play Limerick at half-time in the Limerick v Cork Senior Hurling Championship Semi-final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on June 20th. A very proud moment for both Rebecca and Richard.

New Jerseys
The school would like to take this opportunity to thank the Parent’s Association, O’Neills Sports and Cottrell’s Gala for their very generous sponsorship of a new set of jerseys which the girls wore for the finals of the Sciath na Scol. It is very much appreciated.

Each morning at assembly the children have been shown different skipping skills and have been practicing diligently in the yard each fine day. A skipping demonstration was held in conjuction with our Health Promoting School celebrations.

The school is grateful to the local Soccer Club who have sent up Chris and Emma to the school every Monday during the last term. All the children learned a lot of skills and enjoyed themselves thoroughly. The term was finished with a soccer quiz. Thanks to John Crowley for co-ordinating all this.

The children have been given a taste of modern dance with Derek for the last few Wednesdays and it has bveen received very will by the children and teachers some of whom participated to hone their skills for the dance floor.

The school would also like to thank the local GAA club again for inviting all the children from Junior Infants to 1st classes to the local GAA fields on Monday 24th May for a “festival of hurling and football”. The children had a marvellous time and all were satisfied with the “party in the field” after the games. The GAA sponsored the buses and the school would sincerely like to thank them for that and to those who coached the kids for the hours that they were there.

City Sports
Congratulations to all who participated in the City Sports.

1st place winners- Laura Cussen, Ciarán Crowley.

2nd place winners- Kevin Lynch, Diarmuid O Connor

3rd place winners- Aoibhín O Connor, Jonathan Keeffe, Brian Lynch, Nathan Collins

2nd place relay winners - Jonathan Keeffe, Ciarán Cullinane, Daire Brady, Eoin Lombard

Parents Association
We would like to thank the Parents Association for their continued support and hard work.

Health Promoting School Award

On Tuesday, June 29th our school was officially awarded the status of Health Promoting School from the HSE.  The children, parents and staff of Goggins Hill were involved in the completion of 3 long term projects to gain this award. A nutrition project, a drug and alcohol awareness project and a gardening project. The final project included the construction of a multi-sensory garden, a vegetable garden and the planting of native Irish trees on the school grounds. A booklet was also submitted documenting all the steps taken along the way towards gaining this honour. In recognition of this achievement the school was presented with a Health Promoting School flag and plaque.

We also launched ou new school crest. Its design is based on a combination of  ideas from pupils in the school. It includes a treble clef to represent music, a book to symbolize the learning that goes on in our school,  hurleys to signify the value we place on sport, and a mountain to illustrate the schools location on Goggins Hill. Tá an seanfhocal 'Mol an Óige' (agus tiocfaidh sí) ann freisin.

The  flag was also raised for the first time by newly elected Cork County Mayor Councillor Jim Daly, who officiated on the day.

In addition, we celebrated the launch of our Autistic Spectrum Disorder Class, which will open in August.

Romeo and Juliet
Congratulations to 6th class on their wonderful adaption of Romeo and Juliet performed in the Marian Hall, supported by Ms. Deasy and the choir. We would like to take this opportunity to wish them well in their new schools.

Thank you to staff, parents and pupils for your hard work and co-operation during the year.

I wish you all a very happy and safe summer holiday,
Fiona Meehan