Credit Union Art Winners

Ovens N.S. had a number of winning entrants in the Credit Union Art Competition again this year. Congratulations to Clodagh Dillon, Hannah Stapleton, Tori Burns and Sophie O’Keeffe, who were presented with medals, certs and other prizes in Ballincollig during the week.

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December 1, 2016

Winter Scenes in Ovens N.S.

The beautiful sunshine allied to the frosty nights has created some fantastic scenery on the grounds of our school. Please see photo gallery for more pictures.


December 1, 2016

Peil Faoi Dhíon

10 girls from 4th class took part in the ‘Peil Faoi Dhíon’ competition on Tuesday, 29th November, in Blackpool. It was a great opportunity for the girls to develop their skills in football. The team played extremely well on the day and won all four of their games. They should be very proud of how well they played as a team and of their excellent spirit. Well done girls and well done to your trainers Noelle McSweeney and Eimear Murphy.

Team: Orlaith Cremin, Méabh McGoldrick, Lavinia McCaul, Emma O’Sullivan, Genny O’Sullivan, Hannah Cubitt-O’Neill, Clodagh Dillon, Kate O’Riordan, Lisa Murphy and Lily Waugh.


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November 30, 2016


There was great talent on show for our assembly last Friday. We had guitar playing, tin whistle, Irish dancing, singing and much much more..


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November 23, 2016

Science Week

As part of Science Week, 4th class completed a science experiment which investigated balloons and forces. We learned that some creatures such as jellyfish, octopus and squid use the force of thrust to propel themselves forward. We also talked about helicopters, hovercraft and rockets and how they use force to move in a certain direction.   The class tested different types of balloons (cylinder shape, circular shape and extra long rocket balloons) and investigated which type of balloon had the best velocity.  The class discussed air pressure and also tested balloon helicopters and balloon powered cars.


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November 18, 2016

Flag Raising Ceremony

On Wednesday last we received our Health Promoting School flag and certificate from Caroline, the H.P.S. schools’ co-ordinator. We had erected three new flag poles the previous week and we are very proud to have the H.P.S. flag to add to our National Flag. Pupils from 1st to 6th were present along with all staff members and they were thanked for the work they have put in to making our school such a healthy environment in which to learn and work. Our special guests included Caroline, the H.P.S. team which included parents and students and other parents who joined us that afternoon. Eoghan Hyde thanked Claire Finnegan for co-ordinating all the work within the school and Claire in turn thanked the committee, parents, children and staff members for all their enthusiasm and co-operation.


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November 17, 2016

Library Quiz County Final

On Tuesday, 8th November, our quiz team, comprising of Luke O’Sullivan, Liam Lenihan, Róisín Leahy and Michael Dineen, competed in the County Final of the Library Quiz in Cork County Hall.  The quiz took place in Vertigo, on the top floor of the County a Hall, a great experience with a great view!

26 teams from all around Cork County took part in the quiz. At the end Ovens were involved in no less than 2 tie breaks for 3rd place, which they eventually lost by just one point.

They finished in 4th place which was an incredible achievement out of 26 teams. Well done to all 4 children and Mary Brennan, who prepared the team.  You were fantastic.


November 15, 2016

Funds for Calcutta

Thank you to the parents and children who supported our ‘Game Playing Day’ recently. We raised €600, which we will present to our past pupils who will go to Calcutta early next year. We wish them all the best.

November 14, 2016


As you may have noted from our ‘Health Promoting Schools’ section above, last September our school HPS team received the great news that we will be formally presented with a national ‘Health Promoting Schools’ flag in recognition of the work that has been done in Ovens National School over the past two years.

Our efforts were highly commended by the Health Promotion and Improvement Department of the HSE South!

We were absolutely thrilled to receive this great news and we plan to raise our new flag on Wednesday, 16th November, at 2.10pm. We would like to invite you to come and see our flag being raised outside the school on this wonderful occasion. We will be joined by HPS Facilitator, Caroline Fagan on the day.

November 11, 2016


The 5th class children in Ovens NS recently came together and decided that they wanted to give something to those less fortunate as we approach the festive season.

Over the recent midterm break they set about gathering materials to fill a shoe box for the Team Hope Christmas Shoe box Appeal. Pencils, colouring books, small toys, small clothing items and treats were crammed into beautifully wrapped shoe boxes. The shoe boxes were then handed over to a Team Hope volunteer who will send them on to poor children in other parts of the world.
Well done to all who generously donated the time and effort to making a small child’s Christmas extra special this year.

November 11, 2016

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