2nd class plays

Our second class students provided great entertainment for family and friends on Monday in Éire Óg Hall. Mr McCarthy’s class performed ‘ Les Miserables’ and Ms McCarhty’s ‘Suessical’. The children were fantastic and great credit goes to the class teachers, SNA Marie and in particular to Irene Warren, our drama teacher, for preparing them so well. Thanks to the parents for providing costumes and coming to the performances and to Éire Óg for providing the venue.


February 21, 2017

Scór Finals

Several groups/individuals from Ovens N.S. reached the Muskerry Finals, which took place in Éire Óg last Sunday. The children had a great day and a very successful one. One of our drama groups came in first place and another in second, Áine Herlihy came first in solo dancing and David Bradley in solo singing. They will now go forward to the County section. Comhghairdeachas leis na leanaí agus le Carmel Dineen.


February 21, 2017

Book Fair

Thank you to all the parents and children for supporting our school book fair again this year. €4,100 worth of books was sold in one week, which is a fantastic amount and shows us how enthused children still are by books and reading. The money was sent on to ‘Scholastic’, our book fair providers, but we got 60% of that total value, in books, for our school. Each class teacher picked out €150 worth of books for his/her class, to replenish their supplies. Go raibh maith agaibh don tacaíocht.


February 14, 2017

Cork City F.C. Competition

3rd-6th class students entered in the ‘Take Pride in your Jersey’ competition for schools recently. Congratulations to Áine Larkin and Gemma Young, who won the competition on behalf of their classes. The prize includes a visit to their class from Cork City players, in the next number of weeks, which we look forward to. Maith sibh a chailíní.

February 14, 2017

Scór na bPáistí

Ovens N.S. swept the boards at the Muskerry Scór semi- final last Sunday in Coachford.  All of our pupils have put in tremendous work rehearsing for this annual event. The pre-fab has been a hive of drama, music, singing, fun and laughter. Through to the semi-final next Sunday in Éire Óg are:

Solo singing: David Bradley

Solo Dancing: Áine Herlihy & Roisin Walsh

Solo instrumental: Muire Sweeney

Instrumental group: Roisin Murphy, Michael Dineen, Luke O’Sullivan, Darragh Keily and Tomás O’Brien

Novelty Act: a) The Miriam O’Callaghan Show. Emma Brennan, Roisín Leahy, Áine Herliny, Eoin O’Shea, Aoife Donoghue, Niamh Galvin, Tomás O’Brien, b) the Brown Bull of ‘Cooley’, Muire Sweeney, Sophie O’Keeffe, Ciara Lennon, Roisín Walsh, Darragh Keily, Liam Lenihan, Alan O’Leary and Hollu-Ann Desmond

Well done to all the boys and girls who took part and to Carmel Dineen who has been preparing them during lunchtimes over the last few weeks. Our thanks to the parents who drove to Coachford last Sunday as well.

February 14, 2017

Indoor hurling winners

Congratulations to our fourth class boys, who won out their division of the indoor hurling this week. The competition is played in a blitz format and our boys beat Bandon 6-3; Douglas A 3-0, Douglas B 10-0 to reach the final, where they beat Greenmount 7-1.

Well done to the boys and their trainers, Joe O’ Loughlin, Kieran O’Sullivan and Colm O’Sullivan. The boys will now go forward to represent the school in the county finals. Buíochas dos na tuismitheoirí a thug síobanna agus tacaíocht dúinn ar an lá. Ovens N.S. abú.

Panel: Cillian Murphy, Daniel Dineen, Daniel Foley, Ben O’Connell, Danny McCarthy, Daniel McCarthy, Diarmuid O’Keeffe, Niall O’Driscoll, Adam Hosford and Sean O’Brien

February 8, 2017

Indoor Camogie Winners

Congratulations to our fourth class indoor camogie team on winning out their division in a blitz in Bishopstown this week. They trained really hard with teachers Shane McCarthy, Michael McCarthy and Joe Murphy, during lunchtimes over the last few weeks and our thanks to those teachers for giving their time to the girls. On the way to the final they beat Frankfield 11-0, Douglas 8-0 and Belgooly 3-1 in the semi-final.

In the final itself Ovens N.S. beat Spioraid Naomh 3-1. Our girls will now go on to the county finals. We’d like to thank the parents who gave lifts and support on the day. Go n-éirí libh ‘sna cluichí ceannais a chailíní.

Panel: Méabh McGoldrick, Lavinia McCaul, Genny O’Sullivan, Orlaith Cremin, Kate O’Riordan, Clodagh Dillon, Grace Harris, Emer Slattery, Lily Waugh, Lisa Murphy, Emma O’Sullivan

February 3, 2017

Ballincollig Credit Union Quiz

Ovens N.S. entered 4 teams in the B.C.U. Quiz and all the children did fantastically well. Both our U11 team and one of our U13 teams came in first place, which is a very difficult thing to do. The two winning teams will soon go forward to the County Final Quiz.

Well done to all the children involved. They were all fantastic, a credit to their families and school. At the end, each child was given a goody bag which was very well received! A special thanks to Mary Brennan, who has spent the last number of months practising quizzes at lunch times, preparing the children for competitions such as this. Our thanks to Ballincollig Credit Union for the excellent organisation of this quiz.

Teams: U11 Brendan Lenihan, Harriet Scott, Áine Herlihy and Adam Brett

U13 : Luke O’Sullivan, Liam Lenihan, Michael Dineen, Lucy Sleeman (first place), Emily Cremin, Muire Sweeney, Sophie O’Keeffe, Áine Larkin, Niamh Galvin, Grace O’Brien, Sinéad Herlihy & Darragh Keily.

January 31, 2017

Vex Robotics’ Finals

On Thursday, the 19th of January, some children from 5th and 6th class represented Ovens N.S. at the Vex Robotics’ Finals in C.I.T. Over the last few months, the children have been busy designing, building, programming and driving a robot in preparation for the finals. On the day, Ovens N.S. performed excellently and finished in 2nd place. The judges were very impressed with the robot they had built and their general STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) knowledge. Well done to all involved, especially Joe O’Loughlin, who gave so much of his time during lunch times and after school to prepare the children for this most enjoyable and educational competition.

January 26, 2017

Primary Science Fair

Mr. Murphy’s 4th class travelled, with their parents, to Mary Immaculate College in Limerick yesterday to display their science project at the Primary Science Fair.  Their project was titled “How can paper hold so much weight?” and dealt with all types of paper – from tissue paper to card and the strength of each. The class also designed a paper tower to support the weight of about 60 encyclopaedias!

In Limerick, the class were able to view the projects of schools based all over the country, along with other fascinating scientific displays.

There were many judges who work in the S.T.E.M. area who quizzed the students and were really impressed with their knowledge and behaviour.

The class had a memorable day and came home with certificates, badges, a trophy for the class and lots of good memories.

Well done to everyone involved and a special thanks to Joe Murphy for all the work he put in preparing the children for the day. Thanks to the parents who drove the children to Limerick and for your continuing support.

See judges’ report below

January 20, 2017

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