Ss. Peter and Paul's PrimarySchool, Kickham St. Clonmel, Co. Tipperary Tel 052 6121964 Fax 052 6180280
Sn. Peadar 's Pól, Sráid Chiceam, Cluain Meala, Co. Thiobraid Árann
Ss. Peter and Paul's Primary School
Grandparent's Day: We had an excellent turnout for our first grandparent's Day. Grandparents visited classrooms and were entertained by the boys. Lots of questions were asked and answered and comparisons made between school now and half a century ago. Grandparents were treated to a cup of tea and cake in the hall. This was a very enjoyable experience for the boys, their grandparents and the staff and will be repeated in future years.
Our Confirmation boys enjoyed a glorious weekend of sunshine celebrating their special day with family and friends. The boys participated in all aspects of the ceremony and this is a day they will remember for the rest of their lives. Many thanks to Ms. Kearney for preparing the boys for the Sacrament.
Our U11's and U13's have been training in the hall and using our hurling wall for a number of weeks. Thanks to all the teachers involved in the lunch time training.
Our Art Exhibition takes place on Wednesday, April 5th in the school hall. Each pupil will have a framed piece of artwork on show. Some competitions have been organised for children and visitors.
Cór Fheile for our Senior Band takes place on Tuesday April 4th. The boys will leave at 09:00 for a tour of U.C.C. This will be followed by some busking. After lunch the boys will go to the cinema to relax before their big performance in City Hall.
We will hold a Grandparents' Day on Friday April 28th. Grandparents will have a chance to visit their grandchild in their classroom and light refreshments will be provided in the hall afterwards,
Our 6th class boys have their Confirmation Retreat in Glencomeragh on March 2nd. This is always a special day for the boys when they have the opportunity to reflect on their life's journey.
We congratulate our 6th class pupil Cathal on winning the Rockwell Scholarship. Well done to the many other 6th class pupils who scored very highly on the day and to Mrs. Kearney for preparing them for the exam.
Our second class boys have their First Penance on Wednesday March 8th. These boys have been attending their monthly masses in preparation for First Communion. The First Penance ceremony is a very meaningful ceremony, always much enjoyed by the families.
Anti-Bullying Week takes place from Feb. 27th to Mar.3rd. All classes will engage in age-appropriate activities to raise awareness of bullying and its negative impact on pupils' wellbeing.
Spring activities have resumed with hurling taking centre stage. Both U11's and U13's are busy training at lunchtimes. Mrs. Tobin has introduced yoga classes for Senior Infants and 3rd Class and we hope to have line dancing for all classes after Easter.
Our Senior Band will perform in City Hall, Cork on April 4th. A tour of U.C.C. will be included in this trip. Parents are welcome to attend the performance in City Hall.
Seachtain na Gaeilge takes place in the run up to St. Patrick's Day. Lots of fun activities trí gaeilge are planned. Our annual giant ceilí takes place on Thursday 16th March. Boys can wear their Irish colours.
We will hold an Art Exhibition in the school hall on April 5th. Every pupil will produce a piece of art which will be framed and displayed. Parents and families are welcome to attend. The pieces will be available to purchase if you wish.
Our Infants-2nd class pupils have after school fitness club. This is the Junior Infants first opportunity to take part in an after school activity. Classes are now fully booked but there will be an opportunity to enrol for the new term after Easter. Please note that parents are not permitted to drive into the yard to collect pupils after the club.
Choir, band, guitar and chess classes resume for 3rd-6th class students. 2nd class Spikeball continues each week.
Our Communion and Confirmation preparations are well underway. The First Communion boys have a "Do this in Memory of Me" Mass scheduled for each month. Their Sacrament of Penance will take place later this term. Our Confirmation boys have their Commitment Ceremony of Light coming up on Feb. 16th, with Confirmation Day on Fri. March 24th. Please note that all pupils presenting for Communion and Confirmation must produce a copy of their Baptismal Cert. This can take some time to organise, particularly for those born abroad. We advise parents to locate these asap and send them in to the class teacher.
On Tuesday Jan 17th Leanne from Nore Valley Farm delivered some eggs in an incubator. We are counting down the days until the chicks hatch. Ms. Cooney's boys are keeping us posted and all pupils will get a chance to see the chicks when they arrive.
Our debating team took part in their first two debates recently. Well done to Cathal Brennan, Alan Quigley and Lorcan Daly who were our speakers. Unfortunately the boys were not successful this time but they amazed us all with their progress between the two events. Many thanks to Chris Ryan for all his work with the team. We hope to have a debating competition in all our senior classes next term.
Congrats to our 6th class soccer team who won their 1st round tournament in Cahir on Jan. 18th. The boys have progressed to the next round on Thurs. Jan 26th. We wish the team and their coaches Mr. Ring and Mr. Larkin all the best.
Our Junior Infant places for 2017/2018 are filling up quickly so if you are aware of any child who plans to attend here please advise them to send in their enrolment forms to the school office without delay.
The teachers will attend training after school on Mon. Jan 30th on developing comprehension skills. For the rest of this term there will be a major focus on comprehension in all classes. You can help develop your child's comprehension skills by encouraging him to predict what might happen next when you are reading together. Older pupils could explain the reasons for their prediction. Children love to compare their predictions with yours and this also helps to develop their oral language.
Seasons greetings to all our pupils, teachers,parents and school community.
Our annual carol service was held in the School hall. The band played, pupils sang and the Christmas tory was retold. We were delighted to welcome back retired staff members.
Junior Infant Concert:
Well done to all our young Junior Infants who performed for the school pupils and for their parents.
Band on the Street:
Our school band have once again taken to the streets to raise funds for charity. This is an annual event. We are grateful to the people of Clonmel for their generous support for two very deserving charities - St. Vincent de Paul and Cairde go Deo.
Liam McCarthy visited the school today in the company of Ciarán Barrettt and John O Keeffe. Blue and gold flags and bunting adorned the school as past pupil Ciarán and John brought both the senior and minor cup to the school. Speeche were made, Sliabh na mBan sung and photographs were taken. Hopefully this visit will encourage our young players to aim to emulate the sporting achievements of both Ciarán and Many thanks to all who supported our fundraiser at the beginning of term. It was a great success and will help with the purchase of furniture for our outdoor classroom and new sports equipment. Congratulations to Cillian Fahey who sold the winning ticket and to his mum Vicky who was the holder of ticket 41:41.
Our U11 and U13 footballers are busy training at lunchtimes with Mr. Ring, Mr. Larkin, Mr. Ryan and Mr. Kearney. It’s great to see so many pupils involved. The U13s were successful in their first match. We are still awaiting dates for the U11 blitz days.