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Parents' Association

Nov 12 2018
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A Parents’ Association meeting was held in the school on 5th November. Our new committee are full of enthusiasm and positivity and have great plans for ways through which we can improve the overall school experience for our pupils. The committee members are…

CoderDojo

Nov 12 2018
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Wren, Créd, Nuadha and Dubhlacha Stynes entered the CoderDojo DojoCon Hackathon on recently in  theNewpark Hotel Kilkenny which was held in association with Institute of Technology Carlow, one of the primary sponsors and collaborators in DojoCon 2018. At the Hackathon, they heard from aeronautical engineer and astronaut Norah Patten who hopes to be the first Irish woman on the moon and they learned how to build a virtual maze and rob a bank, a virtual bank with virtual money! They thoroughly enjoyed their experience and Wren, as part of an international female team The Wolves won in their category (7-9 year olds) for speed and accuracy! She is pictured here with her team Simone and Charlie from Montpellier, France being presented with her prize by Peadar O'Goill from TG4 hit science programme, Is Eolaí Mé.

Cumann na mBunscol

Oct 25 2018
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It was a historic occasion for our school on Wednesday night the 24th of October as we won both the Division 1 Girls and Division 1 Boys Cumann na mBunscol competitions. It was an amazing achievement as we won our first ever boys title and our third successive girls title, whilst also achieving the historic double! We are incredibly proud of every child who has played their part this year and extremely thankful to the coaches in local clubs around the area who have put so much effort and work into promoting sport and participation in our community. A special thank you also goes to the parents of all children in the school, always supporting and cheering on from the sidelines. We thank Cumann na mBunscol Ceatharlach for their organisation and Ballon NS and Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál for two super finals. It is amazing to have so many children in the local area participating in sport at such a high level and we are very proud to say that Bennekerry NS is now home to the Cuma ...

Comórtas Ealaíne an Fhómhair

Oct 19 2018
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Bhí bród orainn go léir nuair a fuaireamar litir ó Glór Cheatharlach chun chur in iúl dúinn go raibh buaiteoirí ó Scoil Bhinn an Choire i gComórtas Ealíne an Fhómhair. We were delighted to hear that three of our pupils were named among the winners in the Autumn Art Competition run by Glór Cheatharlach. Tara Webb and Mia Dalton were place first and third in the 4th class competition, while Eoghan Brennan, 5th class, was placed 2nd in his category. All the winning entries were displayed on the night of the presentation of prizes and the judges commented on the high standard of workmanship. Bearing this in mind, we were proud and pleased when Tara was awarded the  prize for best entry overall for the second year in a row. What an achievement! Below we have a lovely photograph of all three with their fabulous artwork. Maith sibh.

Gardening

Oct 19 2018
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The 6th class have been preparing our garden for the spring. While some of our garden boxes will be reserved for planting vegetables later in the year, we have decided to dedicate four of them to spring flowers, as these are the plants that we can enjoy before we close for the summer holidays. Having first ridded the flower beds of weeds, we planted tulip bulbs and daffodil bulbs in two of the beds while the other two beds have a mixture of wallflowers, baby daffodils (tete-a-tete to be exact), grape hyacinths and primulas. Hopefully we will have a good splash of colour in mid to late spring.

Cumann na mBunscol update:

Oct 18 2018
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The dates and times for the games have just been announced. Both finals will take place on Wednesday 24th October. The girls will play at 6:30pm (20 minutes a side) and the boys game will kick off at 7:30pm. This game will also be 20 mins. a side. Excitement levels are high in the school and we wait with baited breath to see if we can achieve the ultimate prize, a double. We hope to see as many of you there as possible as a little encouragement can go a long way. Binn an Choire abú. 

Cumann na mBunscol:

Oct 18 2018
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What a week it has been! Both our boys and girls teams have qualified for the Cumann na mBunscol A finals. These games will be held next week in the Centre Of Excellence in Fenagh on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening. We have not been given exact times and dates yet but we will keep you posted. All support would be greatly appreciated. Go n-éirí libh a bhuachaillí agus cailíní. 

Summer Stars Reading Challenge 2018

Oct 08 2018
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Congratulations to all of our pupils who participated in the Summer Stars Reading Challenge over the summer holidays.  As part of the challenge the children were asked to read eight books before the end of the holidays. All the children form Bennekerry N.S. are invited to the Summer Stars Celebrations on October 11th at 8.15p.m. in the Seven Oaks Hotel.

Cumann na mBunscol-Peil

Sep 28 2018
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 The Cumann na mBunscol football competition is underway at present and both our boys’ and girls’ teams had great wins over the Gaelscoil on Wednesday 19th September. They have several more games to play so we wish them continued success. Once again, they are under the expert guidance of Ms. Deirdre Tomlinson and Mr. Danny Curry.

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