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Pre-loved School uniform Sale

Shanbally N.S

Pre-loved School uniform Sale

Tuesday 27th & Wednesday 28th June


We need uniforms!

We would kindly ask parents to donate any uniforms that are no longer needed in your household, so they can be upcycled for other students use.

These items should be washed and in good condition.

Any items of uniform are required: Jumpers, Ties, Shirts, Trousers, Pinafores, Skirts, Tracksuits, Shorts, T-shirts.

Please drop items into the Halla by Thursday the 22nd of June. Items will be on sale on Tuesday the 27th and Wednesday the 28th June. A small donation towards the school will suffice as payment for items purchased.

The parents association would like to thank you for your support on this matter and hope that you will benefit from this service.


Check out the picture of the Cork City Sports Team with all their trophies in this week’s Carrigdhoun.


Thanking you.

Parents Association

May 2017: Parents Association Newsletter

Dear Parents,

Just some quick updates and information

Money Raised Last Term

Huge thanks to all Parents and Children supported our fundraising events including the cake sale, table quiz and cloths collection last term, through your hard work and generosity the school raised a fantastic €1718.00 !!!! This money will be used to help fund the sixth class residential trip and buying resources for the children.



Clothes Collection – 7th June

Our next clothes collection is Wednesday 7th June so please bring any bags to the Halla. We are happy to accept clothes, paired shoes, bags, belts, curtains, duvet covers and pillow case covers and all in wonderful condition. However we are unable to accept end of life clothing, duvets, pillows and bric a brac of any kind.Our clothes are recycled by the National Council for the Blind.


Charity Walk – 9th June

Friday June 9th Shanbally NS will be having a Cancer Research Charity Walk (during the school day) furthur details to follow.


We would like to congratulate all the girls and boys that recently made their Holy Communion.  We would also like to thank all the sandwich makers and bakers for their delicious food  and those able to help at the reception to make it special for the children and their families. We would also like to acknowledge and thank Richard Murphy and his employer Pat the Baker who provide the sliced pans for the sandwich making.


Thank you for your support.

The Parents Association 

February 28th: Parents Association Newsletter

Dear Parents,

We have had a busy few weeks and there are two fundraisers happening in March.

Valentine Cake Sale

Thank you for the delicious cakes and for your support. We raised a fantastic €750 due to your generosity.

Win It Wednesday

The children were all entered into a free draw on the 22nd February. Congratulations on the winners

1st Prize iKids party voucher for 10 children including food – Caoimhe Spillane

2nd Prize Family swim Bishopstown Leisurewold – Daniel Hall

3rd Prize 5 passes for Kool Kids Corner – Fionn Murphy Gallacher

Thank you to the businesses donating these prizes.


Table Quiz

Our annual table quiz will be held in the Ferry Boat Inn on Friday 3rd March at 8.30 pm. It is always a fun evening. The price is €20 for a table of 4 and teams can be made on the night. Please return your entry forms to school as soon as possible..

There will a raffle on the night with many prizes including,

€50 Lidl voucher, €25 High Street Books voucher, Origin Hair voucher, Pitch and Putt family pass Raffeen Creek and many more.


Clothes Collection

Our next clothes collection is Tuesday 7th March so please bring any bags to the Halla.
We are happy to accept clothes, paired shoes, bags, belts, curtains, duvet covers and pillow case covers and all in wonderful condition. However we are unable to accept end of life clothing, duvets, pillows and bric a brac of any kind.
Our clothes are recycled by the National Council for the Blind.

Our Facebook page had pictures of all the resources that have been bought for the children from the proceeds of the Pedal Cycle and there will be more orders placed soon. The money raised from the quiz night and the clothes collection will go towards the costs for the communion and the 6th class leaving trip.

Thank you for your support.

The Parents Association

Parents Association : February Newsletter

Dear Parents,

We hope you will find this newsletter useful.

Please see below for our upcoming events from now until March.

As always your support is very much appreciated.

Shanbally N.S Parents Association       


Shanbally NS Gets Creative Competition  

Thursday 9th February

Following the success of last year’s competition and after many requests, we are holding our Get Creative Competition. 

Categories – Children may choose just 1 of the following categories

  1. Lego            (Duplo can be used for JI and SI,  no special purchases necessary,                                                                  just use what you have at home) 
  2. Best Dressed Teddy
  3. Photo, drawing or painting

  1. Specific Information – Lego creations should not be any larger than A4 in size. Photo, drawing or painting, this can be either portrait or landscape, but should not be any larger than A3 in size.  To comply with school guidelines, we would kindly ask that photos do not contain images of children.
  1. Label – please ensure that your child’s entry is identified with the child’s name and class.
  1. When to bring your creations to school- Entries will be received at school from Wednesday 8th Members of the Parents Association will be in the Halla and will receive entries from the children. Entries will be accepted up until 9.00am on Thursday 9th February.  Late entries will not be accepted. 
  1. Judging – will take place by a panel of judges from the local community. The entries will be judged by classes JI , SI and the Language class, 1st & 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 5th & 6th.  Winning entries will receive rosettes and be announced by 1.15pm on Thursday 9th
  1. Collection of Creations – We would kindly ask that all entries be removed from the Halla on Friday 10th February

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Valentine’s Day Cake Sale

The Parents Association will host our Annual Valentine’s Day Cake Sale on Friday 17th February.  Cakes will be on sale in the Hall from 9.00am.  Cakes are priced at 50c. 

We would ask that donated cakes for this event not contain nuts or nut flours.

Free Raffle Wednesday 22nd Feb

All children will be entered into a free raffle on Wednesday 22nd February.  Prizes are

€140.00 voucher for iKidz Fitness & Fun (Party for 10 children including hot food),

4 passes for Kool Kidz Korner

Family swimming pass for LeisureWorld in Bishopstown.

Table Quiz Friday 3rd March

You are invited to the Shanbally NS Table Quiz on Friday 3rd March at the Ferry Boat Inn, Ringaskiddy @ 8.30pm.  Teams of 4 are needed.  The cost per table is €20.00 (€5.00 per person).  We will send an entry form home shortly.  There will be a raffle on the night.  Always a great evening!!

Clothing Collection

Spring is in the air.  A great time to declutter and donate unwanted clothing, shoes and bags to school.  Donations will be accepted to the halla from Thursday 2nd March.  We will not be in a position to take end of life clothing, duvets, pillows or bric-a-brac.

Upcoming Events

Thursday 9th February

Shanbally NS Gets Creative Competition

Friday 10th February

Free Friday Give Away

Friday 17th February

Valentine’s Cake Sale

Wednesday 22nd Feb.

Free Raffle

Friday 3rd March

Table Quiz in Ferry Boat   

Monday 6th March

Clothing Collection

Free Friday Giveaway

On Friday 10th February we will be holding a Free Raffle all families will be entered.  The winners will win a Family Pass for Cork City Football Club for the Presidents Cup Match on Friday 17th February @ Turners Cross.


Safer Internet Day 2017

Safer Internet Day 2017 will take place on Tuesday 7th February.

The 2017 theme is:


  Be the change: unite for a better internet             

Safer Internet Day (SID) is a moment in the year where children and young people, parents and carers and schools can all come together and talk openly and honestly about the positives of the internet as well as the potential risks.

The whole point of SID is to raise awareness of how we all can help create a better internet and help promote the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.

Webwise is the Irish Internet Safety Awareness Centre, which is funded by the Department of Education and Skills and the EU Safer Internet Programme.  It aims to educate and promote dialogue between children, teachers and parents on safe and appropriate use of the internet and new media.

Parents, please take the opportunity to visit the following websites this week and unite with the school to create a better internet for the pupils of Shanbally National School.

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.