Mary Queen of Ireland G.N.S., Caherdavin, Limerick
School re-opens on Thursday, 1st September 2016 at 8.55am
Junior Infants finish at 12.00 noon. All other classes finish class at 2.45 pm.
The Principal, Staff and Board of Management of Scoil Mhuire Banríon na hEireann would like to welcome you to our website. We hope you find it informative.
Active School Week April 25th - 29th
Active School Week
We are celebrating Active School Week! Every day we are participating in all types of activities. This week, we are trying lots of new activities such as golf, rowing ,cricket, taekwondo, Bootcamp,Tug of War and soccer. Our Rugby team will be competing in a Rugby Blitz in Thomond RFC and our Athletics Team will represent our school in UL. On Friday, we are having FUN DAY. Táimid ag baint an-taitneamh as.
Proclamation Day - Lá An Fhorógra 2016
On Tuesday, 15th March, we celebrated Proclamation Day. All of our pupils assembled in the yard and we raised our new Irish Flag. Eight pupils representing the Senior and Junior sides of the school marched ceremoniously to the flag mast and we were all so proud when they they raised the flag. We sang Amhrán na bhFiann and four girls read from the Proclamation.
With our Flag flying high, we assembled in our Halla where we listened to some of our pupils read their own proclamations for 2016. They gave their ideas on a Vision for our country, that would include equality, peace, equal educational opportunities and health care for all. The Senior classes presented Powerpoint Presentations and some classes dramatised scenes from 1916, based on the Famous Women of The Rising. Anois tá An Bratach nua na hÉireann ag séideadh ós cómhair na scoile. Táimid go léir an-bhródiúil as an ocáid speisialta seo agus tá siúl againn go mbeidh ar dtír go sona go deo as seo amach.
Land of Make Believe
The Happy Christmas Finale
Well Done to our 293 girls who performed in "Land of Make Believe" in the Millennium Theatre on December 9th and 10th, 2015. Every pupil in our school showcased their Drama, Musical skills, Singing and Dancing. Gerdi and Pam McGlynn were our choreographers. Thanks to our Parents and Supporters - we know you all enjoyed two excellent performances. We also thank all our generous sponsors who kindly donated gifts, vouchers, hampers towards our raffles. Maith sibh, a Chailíni.
Three Cheers for The Ears!!
Congratulations to all of the girls in Fourth and Fifth class who exhibited their Science project in Mary Immaculate College on Saturday , 16th January 2016 as part of The RDS Primary Science Fair. The title of the project is: "How does Noise Pollution affect us? Are Decibels dangerous?" They explained their Research, Investigatory work and Analysis of their Data to all the visiting Parents and to the public. Well Done Girls!!
Cómhgháirdeas do gach duine
On Wednesday, 27th January we celebrated the Feast Day of St. John Bosco. We marked the occasion with Mass in Christ the King Church at 10.00am. After Mass, we hosted Our Open Day, so we invited you Parents and friends into our school and taste a little of our Curriculum and the various activities that our pupils enjoy doing.
Bhain gach duine taitneamh as an ócáid.
The Theme of the Mass was: "Our Family of Love".
Projects for 2015-2016
This year our GREEN TEAM are working hard to towards our Fifth Green Flag, which is the FLAG for Biodiversity.
Biodiversity is the huge variety and variation of life that surrounds us. It is essential in keeping the envirnment healthy and fit for human life. Ms McGrath and our new Green Team will be informing the school during this year of the importance of Biodiversity - in our school, and in the wider community.
We are also loyal to our Fourth Green Flag so - WALK ON WEDNESDAYS!!
Please visit An Taisce Website to learn more about the project on Biodiversity.
Award for STEM
We are working diligently towards our Award for Science and Maths Excellence 2015/2016. We are one of only 16 schools in the country to have achieved this award for the last 11 years in succession which I think you will agree is a huge accolade for us. This year we are working towards another School Plaque. All classes in the school are participating in the different catagories: STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and lastly the Showcasing of the school's work. Well Done, a chailíní. Lean oraibh leis an obair.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCIENCE WEEK
We celebrated Science Week 2015 during the week of the 9th November. Fourth and Fifth classes hosted a worhshop for the school and parents on Monday 9th. Well Done Girls!!
We are all ready to do COOL Investigations!!
Our School Garden
Féach ar ár ngáirdín scoile!! Táimíd bródúil as an áit speisialta seo a chuireann na Séasúir in iúil dúinn. Welcome to our school garden. This reminds us of the Seasons and how Nature changes in seasonal cycles. In January, Geoff Hunt paid us a visit and he informed us of all the species of birds that visit us and how to identify them. What a BIRD THRILL!
Active School Flag
This year, we are aiming to achieve our First Active School Flag. This is an iniative undertaken by the whole school to highlight awarenes of Fitness, Energy, Being Healthy and staying Positive. Mrs Flood is extremely busy guiding the school in this venture. She has a brilliant Active School Team to help her to spread the message to the school and the whole school community. Best of Luck Mrs Flood and Keep up the Great Work!.
Our Active School Team
Our School Orchestra
We just love being part of the School Orchestra. Our group is comprised of musicians from different classes throughout the school who play a variety of instruments. We have flutes, violins, accordions, xylophones, tinwhistles, recorders, and chimes in our orchestra. We really look forward to the school masses and concerts during the year where we get the chance to perform for the rest of the school and for the school community. Mrs. Kidney is our conductor/tutor and we love when she assembles us for the various musical events in our school.
For more information about our school, please go to our About Us page.
Scoil Mhuire Banríon na hEireann or Mary Queen of Ireland GNS
Phone Number: 061 454149
Opening Time: 8.55am
Closing Time: 2.45pm
Small Break: 11.00 – 11.15am
Lunch Break: 12.45 – 1.20 pm