Gerald Griffin St. Cork

4th Class


The girls in 4th Class had a wonderful interactive session with a ‘virtual’ Nano Nagle and were so inspired that they produced some beautiful artwork. This is the beautiful reply we received and wanted to share it, and the link , with you.

Hi Kathy,

I received the artwork from your students in the post this morning. We were blown away by the creativity of the girls!! So much so we felt we had to share their work with the world, so we have put their pictures on our website

I hope you don’t mind us sharing their work, we just thought it was absolutely fantastic.

All the best,

Sorcha O’Brien

Education and Outreach Officer

Nano Nagle Place

Lord Mayor's Visit

We were delighted to welcome the Lord Mayor Councillor Kieran McCarthy to the school today. The whole school welcomed him with the infant classes waving their flags, while the children sang a beautiful rendition of Ireland's call. The Lord Mayor spoke to us about how he developed a love for the history of Cork City and how he was always trying to find out more information.

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Trip to the Park

As part of wellbeing week the 2nd, 4th and 5th classes took a stroll down to St. Anne's park. The 2nd classes loved playing with the older girls.

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Intercultural Day

We held our Intercultural Day in the school yard today. It was a fantastic day where all the children dressed up in their traditional clothes. The projects that the children completed over the last few weeks were on display in the yard. There was also displays of tradition clothes. The parents and the children brought in tables of food from all the different cultures and nationalities. In the yard there was performances from some of the classes before all the parents and adults joined in for some zumba dancing. Ending the day was a céilí which everyone loved. Thank you to the teachers and all the parents who helped organising the day.

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Henna and Hair Braiding

We had some very talented parents and family members give their time today. As part of Intercultural week they painted henna on some of the pupils. While other pupils got their hair braided. Thank you to everyone who gave their time and came into the school.

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Intercultural Week Displays.

As intercultural week is starting some of the teacher and students have made some amazing displays throughout the school.

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Art competition winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Spring Clean Art Competition held recently in the school. The winners were selected by artist Fiona Desmond.

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One book, one community

4th class finished off their term with a table quiz based on the book "Holes" by Louis Sacher held up in St. Vincent's Secondary school. This was part of the One book, one community activity where  multiple schools in the area all read the same book. There was also a celebration in Blackpool library where the classes who read the book did a little performance. The girls recited a poem and played their tin whistles for the other schools and parents. The art work that some of the girls completed with their parents was also on display in the library. Thank you to all the parents that got involved in the reading of the book and the activities held over the past month.

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One Book, One Community art work

4th class are taking part in the One Book, One community initiative. The class and classes from other neighbouring school are all reading the book "Holes" by Louis Sachar. They will then take part in different activities over the next couple of months. They started this week when children and parents from North Pres, Blarney Street and Gaelscoil Peig Sayers took part in an art class based on the book.

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World Book Day 2023

The children enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day last week. 1st class and 6th class walked down to Waterstones to use their World Book Day vouchers to get new books.

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Christmas Activities

The school was very busy in the run up to the Christmas Holidays. Early Start parents came into their class for Cuddle and Read. Every child in the class went home with a new book for Christmas which they could enjoy with their parents. Ms. Murray and Ms. Coleman held the In it to Win it raffle where a raffle was done in each class and pupils won prizes. The more often they were in school the more raffle tickets they had. Ms. Coleman organised a flower arranging class for the parents to make their Christmas wreaths. She also organised a raffle for the children and families that brought back in their Christmas wishes stars. The two 2nd classes went baking rice crispy cakes with their teachers and Ms. Rooney. They tasted delicious afterwards. The whole school took part in a Christmas Concert in the cathedral which told the Christmas Story.

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