Category Archives: School News

A Visit from Olive Mooney

Author Olive Mooney came to visit the senior pupils and read three chapters of her first book, ‘The Book of Ornis’. She answered questions about the story and how she became an author.The children thoroughly enjoyed Olives visit, and her creative writing tips will no doubt help inspire our budding authors.

Olive graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1994, with an Honours degree in History and Classical Civilization. She also has a Master’s Degree (by research) in History. She lives in Tipperary, Ireland. The Chronicles of Cadaver College series is her first publication.

“A Ghostly Fantasy Story…..”

Visit to the Orchestra

Pupils from 2nd, 3rd and 4th class took take part in the Orchestra for Schools Programme run by Musica Fusion School of Music.  Pupils learnt all about the different instruments in the orchestra, the different sections of the orchestra, what a score is and what a conductor does. A great day was had by all.


Newsletter November 2018

Parent Teacher Meetings: Parent teacher meetings will take place from Monday 26th November to Thursday 29th November. Two parent teacher meetings will take place this year to keep parents updated on their child’s progress. The follow-up parent teacher meeting will occur in March 2019.  Please call reception between 8.30-9.00 and 3.00-3.30 to arrange a time.

Orchestra: 2nd, 3rd and 4th class will take part in the Orchestra programme run by Musica Fusion School of Music on Friday 30th November.  Pupils will learn all about the different instruments in the orchestra, the different sections of the orchestra, what a score is and what a conductor does.

Debate: Well done to our  debating team Leagh, Clodagh, Muireann and Michael who successfully opposed the motion  “Todays Children Will Inherit a Better World” against Feenagh NS. Congratulations also to our second debate team Caoimhe, Tara, Meábh and who took part in a friendly debate against Feenagh NS opposing the motion today “Homework Should Be Banned”.

Christmas Carol Service and Nativity: The school Christmas Carol Service and Nativity will take place on the evening of Thursday 20th December at 7pm. There will be tea/coffee and refreshments in the school afterwards.

Bag Packing: Bag packing will take place in Ryan’s Supervalu Kilmallock on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th of December. Please contact reception to volunteer for a two hour slot on one of these days. This is our main annual fundraiser and all funds raised subsidise various school related events and trips throughout the year for all pupils. So therefore we would greatly appreciate support from all families.

Newsletter October 2018

Classroom Extension: Our new classroom will be completed and ready for 5th and 6th classes for Monday 5th November.

Futsal: 3rd and 4th class will take part in the FAI FUTSAl tournament on Wednesday 14th November in Kilmallock.

Author Visit: Olive Mooney, author of The Chronicles of Cadaver College, will visit the senior classes on Friday 23rd November.

Christmas Carol Service: The school Christmas Carol Service will take place on the evening of Thursday 20th December.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal: Team Hope Christmas Shoeboxes will be collected from the school on Friday 9th November . If any family wishes to donate a filled shoebox please return it to the school by this date with the label attached.

Parents Association AGM: Following the Parent association AGM the following items were highlighted at the meeting for parents attention:

Birthday party invitations – Could parents please ensure birthday invites are not handed out in school or in school grounds.

Christmas cards – Christmas Card required with Secret Santa present, no other Christmas cards please.

Secret Santa – please do not spend more than €5 on Secret Santa present.

Mid Term : School will be closed on Friday 26th October as it is a polling station for the Election. School will reopen after mid break on Monday 5th November.


Liam McCarthy Cup

The Limerick players brought the Liam McCarthy cup to Martinstown NS. The Limerick team won this cup in the All Ireland senior hurling final in Croke Park on August 19th. We made a guard of honour for Shane Dowling and Oisín O Reilly to welcome them to our school. We cheered for the players and sang ‘Limerick You’re a Lady’ and ‘Dreams’. Mr Fitzgerald welcomed the players, parents, grandparents and local people to the school for this special occasion. There was a great atmosphere and we all wore green and white. Everybody had a chance to have their photograph taken with the cup and the players. We got autographs and had jerseys, hurleys, helmets, sliotars and posters signed. The school was decorated with bunting, flags and art work. We were delighted when the players gave us a night off homework. It was a cold, blustery morning but we didn’t mind because we had great fun. It was the best day ever in school this year. By First & Second Class

Newsletter September 2018

On behalf of the teachers and Board of Management we would like to welcome all of our pupils back after the summer holidays.  A special warm welcome to our new Junior Infants: Keira, Aoife, Anna, Abbie, Jack, Rory, Rossa and Jamie, and the new pupils who have joined us Chloe, Katie and Billy. We hope you will be very happy in our school.

Points to remember

  • School starts at 9am and ends at 1.40pm for Junior and Senior Infants and at 2.40pm for all other students. Pupils may only enter the school from 8.40am onwards.
  • If a child is absent for any reason a note must be sent to the class teacher when the child returns.
  • Only in exceptional circumstances should children be collected early from school. This must be recorded at the office and may be notified to the Department of Education.
  • Contribution towards Art/ Photocopying. (€25 per family). Every year we try to keep our book list costs as low as possible. As there is a shortfall in Department of Education grants we must however ask for a contribution towards art / photocopying etc. We are grateful for the many contributions which have been made already.

Contact details: If you have changed phone numbers recently please inform the school immediately to update our text-a-parent.

Homework Club: Homework club will be available for 1st to 6th class pupils from 2.40pm to 3.45pm  Monday to Thursday. The cost is €3 per day.

Football Training: Football training for 2nd – 6th class will take place every Wednesday from 4.00-4.45, at Staker Wallace GAA with Mr. Fitzgerald. Beginning Wednesday 12th September.

Football Matches: Boys football match: Wednesday 3rd October, 10am, Staker Wallace GAA.Girls football match: Wednesday 10th October, 10am, Staker Wallace GAA.

French Lessons: French lessons will commence shortly for 4th-6th classes. These will take place after school one evening a week. If your child is interested in taking part please complete and return the interest slip attached. Cost will be based on numbers attending so please return slip tomorrow so this can be finalise.

Pupil Insurance: If you wish to purchase Allianz Pupil Personal Insurance please complete and return the slip attached and return in an envelope with the correct amount enclosed. Cost: €5 School Activities only or €8 24hour cover. 

Classroom Extension: Our new classroom extension has made great progress over the summer holidays. Works should be close to completion by midterm break.

Beginning of School Year Mass: A special mass to mark the beginning of our first school term will take place in Martinstown Church on Sunday 23rd of September at 11am. This will be a whole school mass and we would like to see all of our pupils attending.

Holy Communion Date: 2nd class will receive their First Holy Communion on Sunday 12th May.