R.D.S. Young Scientists’ Fair

Well done to our scientists from Ms. Hennessy’s 4th class, who presented their project titled “How do movement breaks affect your concentration?”, in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on Thursday, 18th January. The children had worked very hard on this project since the beginning of November and many subject areas were covered while doing so e.g. mathematics, literacy, P.E., presentation skills and of course, science. There was great excitement to the build up to the big day and the children thoroughly enjoyed the event whether exploring other schools’ projects or displaying their own. The judge’s report was full of praise and said that it was an excellent project and she awarded the group a trophy for all their hard work.

The classes made great use of our school’s science resources ie the science room and science materials therein and will display and present their project in the science room for every class. They also used the computer room to great effect when collating their data. Go raibh maith agaibh go léir don obair iontach.  A special thank you to Ms. Hennessy who entered the competition on behalf of the school and worked so hard with the children.  Thank you also to Ms. Dineen and Ber/Kathleen for all their help. A big thanks to all the parents who drove up to Limerick and spent the day with us. Maith sibh go léir.


January 19, 2018


We had our first assemblies of 2018 today and once again the children sang songs, played music, danced and recited poetry. They also had some medals and certs to show the groups. Thanks to everyone who participated.

Please see photo gallery for more pictures

January 12, 2018

Welcome Back

Athbhiain faoi mhaise daoibh go léir. Welcome back and a happy new year to you all. We hope you had a lovely Christmas. We have lots of events coming up in the next few weeks , including Young Scientists in Limerick and swimming for 2nd class. Thank you for your continued co-operation in using all available car parking i.e. outside the church, next to the priest’s house, Éire Óg and, of course, outside the school – the traffic moves much more freely and therefore all the children are safer because of this. Please note that the children should only wear their school tracksuit on their P.E. days and otherwise should have their full school uniform on. Also, please continue to follow our healthy eating policy (see website). Please continue to check our website for latest news, updates etc..


January 10, 2018

Christmas Wishes

The staff of Ovens N.S. wishes to extend a very Happy Christmas to all of the children, parents and Board of Management of the school, and to the people of Ovens Parish. We hope you have a happy, peaceful and Holy Christmas. We will see you all on Monday, January 8th, le cúnamh Dé.

Nollaig Shona daoibh go léir agus gach rath do 2018.

December 22, 2017

School Mass

Our annual Christmas mass was held on the day of our holidays and was, once again, a very special occasion.  We had lovely music- tin whistle, piano and the flute, beautiful singing, readings and a fantastic Christmas procession for which 2nd class were dressed in lovely costumes. Thanks to all the staff, children, Fr. Ó hÍcí, Monsignor O’ Callaghan and all the community who helped out and attended.

December 22, 2017

Infants’ and 1st class Performances/ School Choir

The two first classes performed their dramas in front of their families on Monday morning last and were absolutely fantastic. Our junior and senior infants performed brilliantly in Éire Óg Hall on Monday night a well. The boys and girls were brilliant and a huge crowd enjoyed the night very much.  Thanks to staff Irene Warren, Shirley Power, Deirdre Harrington, Joe O’Loughlin, Sarah Scannell, Sean O’Sullivan, Maureen Kelly, Mary Brennan, Johnny McCarthy, Ber Lucey, Kathleen O’Callaghan and Marie O’Shea for all their hard work preparing for this night, to Éire Óg for the hall and the parents for costumes and everyone who came on the night. Well done also to our school choir who sang three songs before the infants performed. Thanks to Deirdre Harrington and Deirdre Haydon for all the work and time they have put in to preparing the choir since September.

Please see photo gallery for more pictures

December 20, 2017

Book Presentation

Neil O’Mahony, President of Éire Óg, presented two books on the history of Éire Óg to the school recently. We would like to thank the club for this presentation. Pictured is Mr O’Mahony presenting the books to his grandaughter Róisín and Eoghan Hyde.


December 20, 2017

Christmas Cards

Thanks to all the parents who bought Christmas Cards from the school this year. Well done to all the boys for the work they put in making these beautiful cards and thanks to Ms Carmel Dineen for organising this fundraiser for the school.

December 14, 2017

Peil Faoi Dhíon

Our 4th Class boys took part in the “Peil Faoi Dhíon” indoor football blitz on Monday last in Blackrock Hurling Club. The boys played 4 games in total against Gaelscoil Uí Riada, Scoil Niocláis, Gaelscoil Mhachan and Blarney Street Boys. Although the blitz was non competitive the boys performed brilliantly on the day, showing great skill and teamwork. Maith sibh go léir lads.

Panel: Seán Murphy, Seán Hurley, Darragh Sheehan, Thomas Stafren, Robert Brennan, Caoimhín Egan, Séamus Ryan, Billy O’Shea, Matthew Strand, Darragh Strand, Colm Herlihy, Andrew Kelly, Andrew Bradley and Cathal Murphy .


December 14, 2017

St. Vincent de Paul Food Collection

Go raibh maith agaibh go léir don bhia a thug sibh féin agus bhur leanaí isteach le seachtain anuas.  Today, St. Vincent de Paul collected three full car loads of non perishable food items for St. Vincent de Paul and they will come back next Wednesday to collect the remainder. Many thanks to the children, their parents and the staff for your generosity. This year was the best yet.

December 14, 2017

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