It is my pleasure and privilege to serve as Principal in Scoil Eoin, Innishannon. We have a long-established caring tradition in this school. We get to know all our pupils well and focus on them as individuals. We cherish them all equally and nurture their individual talents at every opportunity. The trust you, the parents and guardians, place in us to oversee your child’s growth and development is always to the forefront of our thinking and we aim to see your expectations fulfilled. Our committed and experienced staff ensure that the pupils receive a broad and stimulating education.
Tá súil agam go mbainfidh sibh taitneamh gus tairbhe as an suíomh gréasáin seo.
Is iomaí cúis ceiliúradh atá ag Scoil Eoin le déanaí. Bhuamar an comórtas don scoil is fearr sa tionscanamh Age of Revolutions. Ghnóthaigh an scoil an séú brat glas ar an téama Global Citizenship Litter & Waste. Fuaireamar Award of Excellence do STEM, (science, technology engineering & maths).Ach ba é an duais ba mhó a bhí á cheiliúradh againn inné ná an Gaelbhratach. Tá sé ar folúin go bródúil taobh amuigh den scoil anois. Bronnadh an Gaelbhratach ar Scoil Eoin mar thoradh ar an obair leanúnach atá á dhéanamh sa scoil ar son na Gaeilge.
Bhí gliondar chroí orainn go raibh iar imreoir iománaíochta agus peile sinsear Chorcaí, Seán Óg Ó hAilpín sásta teacht mar aoí speisialta chun an Gaelbhratach a ardú. Is laoch spóirt Chorcaí é agus is Gaeilgeoir den scoth é chomh maith.
Chuir an Club Cheoil fáilte ceolmhar roimh gach duine ag teacht isteach. Bhí na horáidí againn san halla. Ansin sheinn an banna scoile nuair a bhíomar ag dul amach ar an gclós chun an brat a ardú. Nuair a bhí sé ardaithe ag Seán Óg chanamar Amhrán na bhFiann.
Thug Seán Óg spreagadh agus ionsparáid dúinn. Mhol sé do na daltaí a ndícheall a dhéanamh pé rud a bhíonn idir lámha acu. Ní thagann torthaí maith gan obair dian. Is fiú go mór cloí le rud agus gan éirí as. Cuir sé i gcuimhne dóibh cé chomh tabhachtach is atá ár bhféiniúlacht Gaeilge idir teanga, culture agus sport. Ba choir dúinn a bheith bródúil as ár dtír féin.
D’fhan Seán Óg linn don tráthnóna agus rinne sé seisiún traenála le rang a ceathair. Bhain siad an-taitneamh go deo as. Nach orthu a bhí an t-ádh, bheith ag tógáil pocanna saor ar Sheán Óg Ó hAilpín!
The Scoil Eoin Community had a memorable day yesterday, June 20th when Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, one of Cork’s greatest ever sportsmen and a fluent Irish speaker visited us to raise our Gaelbhratach. We achieved this award for our work in the promotion and improvement in spoken Irish in our school and community.
In his inspiring speech Seán Óg spoke of the importance of identity and how our native language and rich culture is so valuable and something to take pride in. He encouraged the pupils to persevere, work hard at whatever they do and ‘nail their colours to the mast’ rather than give in easily.
Fourth class had the unforgettable experience of a training session in the school field with Seán Óg after the official flag raising ceremony. They will be able to tell everyone that they got an opportunity to take shots on Seán Óg!
All at Scoil Eoin are so grateful to Seán Óg for being so generous with his time and expertise.
Excitement reigned supreme in Scoil Eoin last Friday, when members of the Skibbereen Heritage Centre visited as part of the 'West Cork: Stories of the Revolution" project. Pupils from 4th & 6th classes undertook projects on their family heritage during the years 1916 - 1923. The overall aim of the project is to raise awareness of the 1916-1923 revolutionary period among primary school students by encouraging them to speak to their parents, grandparents, other relations or neighbours and to record their stories relating to the period. In another generation, this information may well be lost!
Mayor Declan Hurley surprised the children by unexpectantly arriving with a cheque for €400! The pupils were thrilled to have been awarded 1st place in the competition and were quite star struck by the dashing Mayor!
The surprises didn't finish there though, as the overall winning pupil prize was awarded to 6th class pupil - Kevin Dart O' Flynn. Kevin also scooped a €400 cheque for his winning project!
Well done to everyone who participated and to all the class teachers involved!
Pictured above are pupils from 4th & 6th classes along with principal Carol Ní Chuimín, teachers Ms. Finn and Ms. Crowley and project co-ordinators Terri Kearney, Margaret Murphy and Philip O' Regan of Skibbereen Heritage Centre. Also pictured are Conor Nelligan, Heritage Officer Cork County Council and Councillor Alan Coleman
Congratulations to our Girl's Relay Squad who won the Under 11's Relay Race in The Cork City Sports today (June 1st). A huge congratulations to every child who represented Scoil Eoin today. We are proud of you all and we hope that you will continue to develop your athletics abilities in the years to come.
Ann Mc Seoin, who gives horticulture workshops to all classes in the school, along with ranganna a trí agus a ceathair applied for an invitation to visit the gardens in the Áras. They were successful and a group of 50 pupils from ranganna 3, 4 agus 5 made a trip on May 18th. They were treated to refreshments followed by a guided tour of the gardens.
Undoubtedly the highlight of the visit was the surprise welcome into Áras an Uachtaráín by President Higgins and his wife Sabina. The President greeted each of the pupils individually.
Later they also enjoyed the African Plains Adventure at Dublin Zoo. It is without question a day that they will always remember.
Please check out our photo gallery in the News and events tab for more photos of this memorable day!
Fifth and sixth class pupils enjoyed the experience of debating during the year thanks to mentoring and coaching by Bn. Uí Mhurchú. A team from Rang a 6 were victorious in 2 rounds to reach the semi-final at which they debated to a high standard. Well done to all involved.
Ta nuacht iontach againn! Fuaireamar an Ghaelbhratach. Ta bród orainn. Bhí gach rang ag obair go dian. Bhi siad ag déanamh postaeir, ag scríobh leabhair beaga, ag foghlaim amhráin agus dánta agus ag labhairt Gaeilge go minic.
Is sinne an coiste. Bhí cruinniú againn gach mhí. Chrochamar rudaí ar an mBord Gaeilge. Tá Bernard Ó Cuimín (athair Ruby agus Leila) agus Olga Mac an tSaoi (máthair Seán, Kate agus Méabh) ar an gCoiste freisin.
Go raibh maith agaibh, a mhúinteoirí agus a pháistí a bhí ag obair ar an nGaeilge. Táimid buíoch as na tuismitheoirí freisin.
Táimid ag dul i bhfeabhas. Bígí ag labhairt Gaeilge go minic.
Is fearr Gaeilge briste ná Béarla cliste.
Scoil Eoin recently received its sixth Green Flag at a ceremony in The Radisson Blu Hotel Little Island. Scoil Eoin remains committed to upholding the core values of the Green School ethos and strives on a daily basis to be mindful of the environmental imapct that we as individuals have on the world.
Pictured above is a group of students from Scoil Eoin who attended a recent ceremony hosted by MSD in Brinny. At the ceremony a cheque for over €26,000 was presented to the local branch of the Irish Cancer Society. The money was raised through a combination of activities that took place to mark Daffodil Day, which included a number of Brinny employees visiting 11 primary schools in the locality, including Scoil Eoin, to raise awareness of the Irish Cancer Society and gather donations.
The pupils of 3rd class joined forces with avid gardening enthusiast Emmet O' Brien to work on revitilising the school garden. Emmet demonstrated the skills needed to prep an area such as clearing, weeding and aerating the soil with tools such as hoes and trowels. The children then got down to work planting pre-sprouted potatoes.
Active Week kicked off with a bang as all the pupils from Infants to sixth joined Sarah Callanan for an energetic Wake Up & Shake Up first thing this morning! For more photographs please click on the News and Events tab.
The staff and pupils of Scoil Eoin would like to congratulate the pupils of 6th class who are received the sacrament of Confirmation today (April 19th). We wish you all a wonderful day with your friends and family.
The pupils of 4th, 5th and 6th were fortunate enough to take part in a workshop presented by Catherine Russell of An Taisce - Green Schools. The workshop was highly informative and covered the topical issue of climate change on a local, national and global scale. Pupils were invited to share the reasons why they love Planet Earth, their concerns for the world going forward and furthermore to formulate solutions to ensure the long term survival of the Earth for future generations.
Scoil Eoin's Budding Master Chess Team, know as Epic Eight, came second in the County Final of Cumann Ficheall na Bunscoile, held in Gaelscoil Uí Dhrisceoil. Most of these children only began playing chess at the end of 2017. We are all so proud of them. Great work has been inputting into achieving this high standard by class teachers, parents and grandparents! Many weekends and wet day lunchtimes have been spent in learning the tricks of the trade. It is hoped that chess will become another sport in Scoil Eoin. It will be introduced to Ranganna V agus VI in the near future.
Over 780 children, including pupils from Scoil Eoin, visited this year’s Scríobh Leabhar event held in Parkway Hotel Dunmanway on 12th, 13th & 14th March in conjunction with Seachtain na Gaeilge. Over 719 books, written ‘as Gaeilge’ by 865 West Cork pupils were on display.
Students who composed, designed and published their own books in Irish were recognised for their endeavours at this three day storytelling event organised by the West Cork Education Centre and facilitated by retired primary school teacher Mr Noel Coakley, a fluent Irish speaker himself and a ‘Scéalaí’ in his own right who is a strong advocate for the importance of story and story-telling. Noel was joined again this year by Tommy Lyons, a retired West Cork Principal.
Comhghairdeas do gach duine!
As you are aware, we recently held a Junk Art Competition, where children created items out of junk materials.
We had a fantastic response and the results were brilliant! The creativity and artwork were wonderful to see.
Thank you and well done to all who participated!
Please go to our photo gallery which can be located on the News and Events tab to see a vast array of the entries.
Scoil Eoin was presented with a Certificate of Recognition at the 2018 Sustainable Food Awards by Cork Food Policy Council recently. This was presented in City Hall by the Lord Mayor Tony Fitzgerald and Dr. Colin Sage, UCC.
The Cork Food Policy Council has been formed to work towards the achievement of a fairer, healthier, more secure and sustainable food system within the city and throughout the region. We submitted an application including photographs, outlining what we are doing in Scoil Eoin in the following areas 1. Health & Well-being 2. Supporting local economy 3. Resilient food friendly communities 4. Lifelong learning & skills. 5. A reduced environmental footprint.
The musical group Bangers & Crash performed for the pupils from 1st - 6th class in Scoil Eoin this February. The visit to the school is part of an Outreach programme hosted by the Cork County Council Arts Office music education programme in collaboration with West Cork Music.
Bangers & Crash demonstrated a large range of percussion instruments through performance and the students learned the basics of making music as an ensemble by direct participation in a series of fun, engaging and interactive games and exercises.
The topics covered included an introduction to more than 30 instruments from all over the world, their history, the use of the body as a percussion instrument, the role of percussion in the orchestra, their use in film and cartoon music, their potential to create atmosphere as well as rhythm and much, much more.
The infant classes were fortunate to have a very special visitor, Alice Taylor! Alice gave an informative talk on Christmas in the past. She shared her experiences of what happened during the Christmas season and displayed items, including toys, that she has had since her own childhood. Go raibh míle maith agat Alice!
Positivity and kindness were found in abundance in Scoil Eoin this November and December as the pupils and staff celebrated Friendship Month. We have been celebrating Friendship month for a number of years and this year new activities and initiatives were added to emphasize the importance of friendship in all our lives. Children enjoyed lessons and discussions on how to make, maintain and rebuild friendships as well as engaging in many friendship activities such as "Random Act of Kindness", "Secret Friend", and "The Gratitude Jar". The corridors of Scoil Eoin were decorated in Friendship Themed Art (please see our gallery for photographs). Books which explore the theme of friendship, such as Charlotte's Web, My Friend Bob and Jimmy and Jenny were read in some classes, whilst others engaged with the topic of friendship through songs and poetry. Overall an "Attitude of Gratitude" was fostered throughout the whole school which we hope the children will continue to nurture all year round!
Scoil Eoin will be closed due to Bank Holiday.
Scoil Eoin will close for summer break on Wednesday June 27th. All pupils will go home at 12 noon.
Wishing you all a safe and memorable summer break!
Scoil Eoin will reopen on Wednesday August 29th. Please note that all Junior Infants will go home @ 12.30 daily upto & including Friday 7th September.