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January 2017: Parents’ Newsletter


Dear Parents,

Welcome to the first newsletter of 2017. We hope you all had a nice break over the Christmas holidays.

First of all, a big thank you to all who attended, donated and participated in our Pedal Cinema. We were amazed by the support, the  generosity and the effort families put into raising money. The event exceeded all expectations and raised a fantastic €7015.

This money will be spent on much needed educational materials for the school.

We would like to thank the following business for their generous donation and support:

Douglas Credit Union our main sponsor

Kearneys of Cork                                    Country Clean Recycling

Welch Sports                                            Ferry Boat Inn

Kool Kidz Korner                                      Purcell Scaffolding Cork Ltd.,

Martin O’ Callaghan Ltd.                         MasterKabin Ltd.,

Carbon Chemical Group                         Folens Publishers

CJ Fallon                                                   East Cork Oil Company

Shamrocks Hurling & Football              Novartis

Alan Kavanagh Building Services Ltd Carrigaline Computers

Pat Mc Crann (Tennis Coach)                Celtic Interiors

Gymnastics Inc.                                         Shanbally Shop & Deli

Carrigaline Medical Practice                   Curradinghy

Verso Fashions                                          Shamrock Bar

Kiely Walsh Academy of Irish Dance     KJ Strength & Performance

Ahern Roberts O’Rourke Williams & Partners Solicitors

Debbie & Alan Field                                    Barry’s Tea

Conversation Piece                                     Walsh’s Pharmacy

Liosdaire Computers                                   Sarah Mc Garry

The Bosun                                                     Dunnes Stores

Munster Rugby                                              Carrigaline Court Hotel

O’ Crualaoi Butchers                                     Adrian O’ Herlihy photography

Origin Hair Design                                          Carrigaline Book Store

Actons Hotel Kinsale                                      Glen Resource

Moores Jewellers                                             Kinsale Golf Club

Leona O’ Brien                                                  Four Star Pizza

Pepsi                                                                   Foxy’s Hair & Beauty

Colours Boutique                                              High Street Books

Cork on Ice                                                          Batemans Footwear

Raffeen Creek Sports Club                              Bounce Zone

Tesco                                                                   Pen & Paper

Nailtime                                                                Leisure World Bishopstown

Lidl Ireland                                                          iKids Fun & Fitness

Westbury Swim School                                      Standard Fire Safety




Children’s Competitions:

On Thursday 9th February Shanbally NS will be holding a Children’s Competition with three categories:

-Lego – design and build an original Structure

-Best dressed Teddy

-Picture: Drawing, painting or Photograph, theme is Nature

There will be no charge to enter and each child can enter once per category.

More details to follow.


Cake Sale:

On Friday 17th February   we will be holding a Valentine theme cake sale.


Table quiz:

The annual Table Quiz will be held in The Ferry Boat on Friday the 3rd of March


Free Raffle:

On the last day of term we are holding a free raffle with fantastic prizes. There will be one ticket per family.

First Prize – ikids Party voucher worth €140 for 10 children with hot food

Second Prize  – 4 passes for Kool Kidz

Third Prize – Family Swim Leisureworld, Bishopstown


Clothes Collection:

The clothing collection will take place on Tuesday the 7th of March and Tuesday the 6th of June. Please keep us in mind if you are de-cluttering your wardrobes. All clean unwanted clothes, bags, shoes (pairs only), books, bed linen (no duvets and pillows) can be donated. We really do appreciate all the clothes donations. The last collection had over 100 bags and raised €687 so every bag counts.


School Uniforms

Tracy Crotty from the Parents’ Association sorts and displays all the second hand uniforms that are donated to the school. There are a variety of school shirts, trousers and pinafores and some small sized track suits and jumpers available in the Halla. Please feel free to take anything you need.

If you have good quality outgrown uniform to donate please give it to a member of the PA or hand it into the office.


Many thanks for your continued cooperation.

The Parents Association.