Sciath na Scol Semi Finals

Congratulations to our boys, girls and their trainers on reaching the semi finals of the sciath na scol football competitions recently. The semi finals are due to be played next week. Go n-éirí libh go leir

September 29, 2016

Lá Dearg

The children in the school dressed in their Cork colours last Friday in support of the Cork Ladies’ Football team. There was great colour in the school for the day and we’d like to thank all the parents for their support. We collected over €500 to go towards the costs associated with sports and sports’ equipment in the school.


Please see photo gallery for more pictures

September 27, 2016

All Ireland Champion

Congratulations to Eimear Scally, past pupil of Ovens NS, who was on the Cork Ladies’ Football Team that won the All Ireland on Sunday.


September 27, 2016

Roald Dahl Day

To mark Roald Dahl Day and the 100th anniversary of the great authors birth, both Mr Murphy’s and Mr O’Sullivan’s 4th classes took part in a  range of fun activities. Children dressed up as their favourite Dahl character and their imagination ran wild with homemade costumes and props such as “Marvellous Medicines”, “Golden Tickets” and “Fantastic Fox” outfits! 

In English they looked at some of the interesting words that Dahl used in his writing. They also looked at some major Dahl characters and each of their unusual traits. Children are currently reading the excellent  novel George’s Marvellous Medicine in class and at home. In music class, Johnny taught both classes the song Pure Imagination from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In history class children had a look at Dahl’s fascinating life as an R.A.F. pilot in World War 2, some of his sources of inspiration for writing and the many interesting stories from his life.


The whole day was, as Dahl himself might put it, gloriumptious!

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September 23, 2016

 Health Promoting Schools

Over the summer holidays we received fantastic feedback from our HSE Health Promotion Officer, Eileen Haran, for our schools’ work in health promotion, along with congratulations on achieving ‘Active Membership of the HSE South Health Promoting Schools’ 2014/2015.’ We will be listed in the next edition of ‘Ár Sláinte.’

We invite you to view the official letter below, visit our HPS notice board located in the school halla, and to check the HPS section above to follow us as we continue on our health promoting journey this academic year.

Our HPS team will meet Eileen over the next couple of weeks for an action planning session. This will involve creating our school action plan for the coming year in relation to areas of health promotion that we wish to improve/build upon based on the information we gathered from pupils, parents and staff last year.

We look forward to a very healthy year ahead!

September 23, 2016

Lá Dearg

 A non-uniform, red and white day, will be held Friday, 23rd September.  This is in support of the Cork Football team who will play in the All Ireland Final on Sunday and especially in support of our past pupil Eimear Scally, who is a member of the panel.

We would appreciate it if you would send in a donation of €1 or €2 each.  This will go towards the cost of sports’ activities in the school. Corcaigh Abú!

Thank You

September 22, 2016

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.

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June 17, 2016

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