Summer Holidays

We’ve come to the end of another school year. As well as teaching/learning the school curriculum, we managed to fit in quite a lot of other activities. We had visits to the school, cross country running, athletics, football and camogie champions, hurling, young Scientists, Learnstorm Mathematics Champions, robotics, school masses, plays, talent shows, Communion, Confirmation, Health Promoting schools, charity work, Green schools, student councils, chess, tours, tennis, Feís Maitiú champions, quizzes, credit union savings, gardening, cooking, active schools and much more. Thanks to the staff for all your hard work, to the parents for your positivity and support, to the Board of Management and P.A. for volunteering your time, to the local community, Éire Óg, church and especially to our wonderful children for being so good all year. We hope you all have a fantastic summer and we’ll see you on August, 31st, le cúnamh Dé. Slán libh go fóill.



June 28, 2017

Book Shop

Thank you to all the parents who supported the book shop in school again this year. J & K Books contributed €1,445 to the school because of your brilliant support. This money will go towards our new doors, windows, painting etc. during the summer holidays.

June 27, 2017

Bake Sale

Congratulations to 5th class and their teachers on organising a successful bake sale last week. €855.35 was raised in aid of the staving people in East Africa. Thanks to the parents for all their hard work in helping out with the baking. 

June 27, 2017

Goodbye rang a sé

I would like to wish our 6th class pupils the very best of luck in secondary school and their future lives, it was a pleasure having you in our school. Thanks to the staff who taught them over the last 8 years and to those teachers who gave their own time coaching them, preparing them for plays, quizzes, chess, athletics and the many other extra curricular activities over the years.  Thanks to your parents for your positivity and support and a special word of thanks to those families whose last child has finished in our school. We wish you all the best of luck.  Slán libh go fóill.



June 26, 2017

School Tours

The children have had great fun on their tours again this year. Our 2nd class children went to Leahy’s Farm last week, our 1st class  to the Mardyke, our juniors/seniors to Rumley’s Farm, our 3rd class to Let’s Go, 4th to The Lagoon and 5th to West Cork Secret.  All the children were kept entertained and active on each of the tours and were extremely happy coming home each day. Our 6th class tour will take place on Friday, when they will go to Oysterhaven. Please see photo gallery for more pictures.


June 19, 2017

Cork v Tipperary

Congratulations to Colm Quigley of Ovens NS on playing on the Cork Primary School Team last Saturday. See below a picture of Colm with the rest of the Cork team and mentors.

June 13, 2017

Marathon Cheque Presentation

A number of parents who ran the marathon on behalf of the school presented the cheque to Principal Eoghan Hyde last week. Our thanks to all the parents who ran on our behalf and raised €3,745 for the school. We would like to take this opportunity to also thank the Parents’ Association, who presented the school with a cheque for €6,500 recently. All this money will go towards the cost of replacing all the doors in the main building, the windows in the front of the main building as well as our usual maintenance work, which takes place every summer. Go raibh maith agaibh go léir.

June 12, 2017

Flag Raising Ceremony

On Friday, June 2nd, we were delighted to raise our very first Green Flag for litter and waste. This is a huge achievement for our school and something that we are very proud of. We started work on this project two years ago. Our Green Schools committee met regularly during lunchtimes to discuss various initiatives that needed to be put in place to make our school a greener place. The whole school community worked together on this project. We applied for our first Green Flag before Christmas and following a visit from An Taisce we were thrilled to receive Green Schools’ status.

All classes attended the flag raising ceremony in front of our school. Colm O’Callaghan, a past pupil of Ovens N.S and captain of the Cork minor football team congratulated everyone on this huge achievement before raising the flag. The Green Schools’ Commitee talked us through the process involved in receiving this flag. Cael in fourth class read a poem on litter and waste which was followed by a rendition of ‘We’ve got the Green flag in our hands.’

In September, we start work on the second flag for Energy. We look forward to this new challenge and hopefully we’ll be adding to our first flag very soon. A big well done to everyone , especially teachers Jennifer Kenneally,Ciara Hennessy , Noelle McSweeney and their committee.


June 12, 2017

County Champion

Congratulations to Lucy Sleeman, on not only winning a trophy in her section of City Sports, but going on to win the County quarter final, semi final and final of the 100 meter sprint.  To win out the County section and therefore become the fastest Under 13 girl in Cork is a magnificent achievement, which has only been done by a handful of students in our school since the City Sports began. Well done Lucy, we are all very proud of you.

June 6, 2017

City Sports

Congratulations to everyone who represented Ovens N.S. in the City Sports this week. It’s a great achievement to qualify out of your own age group in school and all the boys and girls ran brilliantly in C.I.T. Thanks to Shirley Power and Caroline Murphy for training the teams at lunchtime over the last number of weeks and organising everything for and during the day. Thanks to the parents who provided lifts and support. Well done to all those who won trophies and they are as follows:

Girls’ sprints: U9 Clara Murphy, U13 Lucy Sleeman.

Relay over 11: Sadbh McGoldrick, Laoise Murphy, Ciara O’Brien and Lucy Sleeman.

Boys’ sprints: Conor O’Sullivan and Ben O’Connell

U11 boys’ relay: Darragh O’Regan, Cillian Murphy, Ben O’Connell and Niall O’Driscoll.

June 6, 2017

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