Iniscealtra National School

Mountshannon Co. Clare


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News February 2011

Derg Credit Union Quiz
The Derg Credit Union Quiz was held on Friday 4th February at Scariff Community College. Iniscealtra National School was represented by four teams, two teams from the under eleven category and two teams in the under thirteen section.
While not winning the quiz, all the children preformed very well and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. The children in the under eleven quiz were Luke Sugrue, Oscar Bogenberger, Nicola Bugler,Laoise O Mara, Maeve O Rourke, Leah Bugler, Sarah Murray andEmer O Mara. The children in the under 13 quiz were Peter Bailey, Conor Apsel, Anna Sugrue, Hannah Noyes, Tania Azara, David Smyth, Patrick Lyons and Ciara Geoghegan. Well done to all our pupils.

Sports Education
The school has recommenced a programme of sports Education which was so successful last year. RK Sports has been visiting the school each Tuesday bringing their expertise equipment for the benefit of the pupils.

Hurling and camogie
The hurling and camogie season will soon be upon us and the children have already commenced training with sessions every Wednesday and Friday after school. Everyone is delighted that one of our past pupils Andrew Fahey, has been coaching the children on the Friday sessions and the boys and girls are benefiting hugely from this. The next outing in competition, probably being held in March.

Pedestrian crossing
The pedestian crossing outside the school is an extremely dangerous place especially when the children are leaving the school at 3p.m. . Many motorists do not see the crossing or forget about it and drive though at speed. On the other hand, children many feel it is safe to cross because of the road marking and simply walk across. The school staff has been providing a service where the children who need to cross are escorted safely to the other side of the road and this will continue until a proper pedestrian crossing is installed . It is understood that the community council now has this matter in hand

School Garden
On Feb 9th Aine from Irish Seedsavers came to plant a native Hedgerow along the back boundary of the new sports field. 5th and 6th class helped out with around 40 trees/shrubs being planted. Vanities planted included Ash, Oak, Hawthorn, Beech, Rowan Crab Apple, Hazel, Spindle, Alder, Guilder Rose and Holly.

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