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 September 1st le cúnamh Dé. Slán libh go fóill.

Eoghan Hyde

June 28, 2016

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.


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June 24, 2016

Interschools’ Show Jumping Competition

Well done to the pupils who represented Ovens N.S. in the ‘Interschools’ Show Jumping’ competition at Cork Summer Show last Saturday 18/6/2016.

Team ‘Ovens Pony Pals’, came 1st. Team members; Holly Ann Desmond, Louise Keane, Caoimhe Lehane and Danielle Crowley.

Team ‘Ovens’ Flying Hooves’, came 3rd. Team members; Kira O’Leary, Ciara Lennon, Caoimhe Lehane and Louise Keane.


June 21, 2016

Marathon Sponsorship

Pictured below are some of the parents who ran the marathon on behalf of Ovens N.S. recently. Our sincere thanks to them all for running on our behalf and to those families who contributed €20 (and in many cases more) each, sponsorship to the school. This sponsored run garnered €3,600 for the school, which will go towards the costs associated with the upkeep of the school each summer i.e. painting, flooring, gardening, plumbing etc.. etc..

Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir.

KODAK Digital Still Camera

June 17, 2016

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 and our juniors/seniors to Fota Wildlife Park. All the children were kept entertained and active on each of the tours and were extremely happy coming home each day. Our 3rd to 6th class tours will take place over the next two weeks. Please see photo gallery for more pictures.


June 13, 2016

Ovens N.S. Sciath na Scol Champions

Ovens N.S. 5-6

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Congratulations to our camogie team on their fantastic win against Gaelscoil Na Duglaise recently. The children from 1st to 6th class travelled in large numbers to support our team who played brilliantly from the throw in. Every girl on the panel played her part, not only in the final, but in all the matches leading up to it. Well done to the trainers Brighid O’Grady, Shane McCarthy, Joe Murphy and Marianne Cooper for all the time they put in to training the team in the last couple of months, after school and during lunch times. Thanks to our parents for all their support of our games throughout the whole school year.

Panel: R. Murphy, E. Foley, S. McGoldrick, E. Murphy, N. Herlihy, E. Coffey, C. Gleeson, N. O’Shea, E. O’Donovan, A. Desmond, A. Goulding, P.Holmes, M. O’Callaghan, A. Coughlan, S. Herlihy, A. O’Donoghue, K.O’Leary, E. O’Leary, R. Leahy, S.O’Connell.


June 13, 2016

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 Sarah Scannell and Shirley Power 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: Laoise and Clara Murphy, Aimee O’Connell and Lisa Murphy.

Boys’ sprints: Cormac Harris and Ben O’Connell

U11 boys’ relay: Conor O’Sullivan, Jack Forde, Ben O’Connell and Owen Beamish.


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June 2, 2016


3rd and 4th class performed their dramas in Éire Óg this morning, firstly for their parents and then for the rest of the school. 3rd class did an excerpt from ‘Oliver Twist’ and 4th from ‘The Lion King’. Both classes were excellent and well done to the children, the teachers Joe Murphy, Joan Dineen and Irene Warren, S.N.A. Lineke, the parents for providing costumes and Finbarr for the sound. Buíochas le Éire Óg i gComhair an halla arís.

4th class

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May 31, 2016

Fashion Show

Our communion children walked the ‘Catwalk’ during the week for the rest of the school and had great fun. See photo section for more.


May 31, 2016


Last Saturday, 21st May, three students form Ovens N.S. received awards at the Learnstorm All-Ireland Finals. This was a fantastic achievement because in 2016, over 30,000 students and 800 schools across Ireland registered for Learnstorm. Ciara O’Brien, Sadbh McGoldrick and Roísín Murphy, all received personal awards for their hard work and commitment over the last few months. In addition to this Ovens N.S. was rewarded for all the dedication shown by students throughout the competition. Well done to all students and we look forwards to competing and winning more accolades next year.

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May 27, 2016

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