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Full Attendance Certificates

Congratulations to all the boys who were recently presented with Full Attendance Certificates at school assembly.

The Unbroken School Attendance certificates were awarded to boys who attended school on every day during the 2016-17 school year, and the Certificates of Merit to boys with 3 and 4 years of unbroken attendance.

Well done boys on a fine achievement.

 

Children’s Book Fest, Cork City Library.

On 9th October 2017 as part of Children’s Book Fest, Cork City Library held a workshop based on Kevin Doyle’s book “The Worms that Saved the World” (about the Old Head of Kinsale).  The workshop was facilitated by Ruti Lachs who used Kevin Doyle’s book as the inspiration for her music workshop.  Mr. Fogarty’s second class really enjoyed this event and everyone had great fun in the library.

 

The Worms That Saved the World by Kevin Doyle

The Worms That Saved the World by Kevin Doyle

Children's Book Fest 2017

Children’s Book Fest 2017

 

Cork City Library

Cork City Library

 

Cork City Library

Cork City Library

Ger’s Mobile Farm visits Beaumont

Farmer Ger Cleary set up his mobile farm in our playground recently. Everyone enjoyed meeting the animals up closely, trying their hand at bottle feeding, stroking the rabbits and learning all about the different animals.

A big thank you to Ms.O’Brien for organising such a fun-filled day!

More Sporting Success!

Winners of Cork County Schools Cricket Blitz

Winners of Cork County Schools Cricket Blitz 2017

Winners of Cork Primary Schools Pitch And Putt 2017

Winners of Cork Primary Schools Pitch And Putt 2017

Participants in Cork City Sports - Cathal and Callum were medal winners in their sprint races

Participants in Cork City Sports – Cathal and Callum were medal winners in their sprint races

Munster Hurling Skills Runners Up 2017

Munster Hurling Skills Runners Up 2017

 

Naval Visit – Mediterranean Rescue Missions

Jerome McCarthy’s account of the visit:

‘On the 20th of June, Petty Officer Cian McParland visited the school and told us of the harrowing journey that refugees face and the often traumatic rescues in which sadly, some of them died. He told us that on many occasions the boats contained hundreds of people and that many of them were trapped below decks with no water or clean air.

The Irish ships involved were the LE Eithne, the LE Niamh {the one that Cian was on} and the LE Samuel Beckett. The crews of these ships spend three months in the Mediterranean. The Irish navy worked with the Italians, the Swedish, the Germans, and the British. Cian’s job was communications officer which meant that he had to coordinate with every other ship in the area. The highest rank so far achieved In the Irish navy is Vice Admiral and that man who holds that post is Mark Mellet.

Cian presented the school with a plaque and little pins with the defence forces logo on it’.

 

Summer Barbecue

Blackrock Hurling Club was the venue for our annual barbecue which took place recently on a beautiful summer’s evening. The large crowd was treated to delicious refreshments thanks to our parents’ association, and enjoyed the junior and senior infant football skills challenge and the finals of the school hurling and football leagues. 

Results:

1st & 2nd Class Football: Hugh Johnson’s Team

3rd & 4th Class Football: Oisín Smith’s Team

5th & 6th Class Football: Mark O’Mahony’s Team

2nd & 3rd Class Hurling: Charlie Crosbie’s Team

4th, 5th & 6th Class Hurling: Lee O’Sullivan’s Team

The following awards were presented by Ms. Meehan on the night:

Footballer of the Year: Lee O’Sullivan

Hurler of the Year: Ryan Sweeney

Players’ Footballer of the Year: Fionnán Leahy

Players’ Hurler of the Year: Oliver McAdoo

Cork Primary Game: Cathal Heffernan

Great credit is due to Mr. Murphy and Mr. Horgan for organising such a successful and enjoyable event and to the staff and parents’ association for their wonderful support.

 

School Sports Day 2017

Rocky, the Club Mascot, was on hand to welcome the boys to Blackrock Hurling Club for our annual sports day. Well done to everyone for participating so well in all the activities and showing great sportsmanship!

 

Intercultural Day

Intercultural Day 2017

Intercultural Day 2017

Beaumont Boys’ first Intercultural Day was a resounding success!

The boys and their teachers created beautiful art works and project displays on a wide variety of countries and cultures, and made a great effort to dress up in traditional clothing and costumes. A very special thank you to parents for their colourful displays of cultural objects and delicious cuisine, and to Ms. Elsie O’Sullivan and Ms. Siobhán Hassett for coordinating this wonderful event.

 

Summer Concert 2017

School Choir

Our Summer Concert 2017 showcased the wonderful musical, choral verse and acting talents of 2nd to 6th classes. The audience was also treated to a gymnastic display by James O’Callaghan (who is the under 11’s National Gymnastics Champion), while his  classmate Charlie Dunlea gave a rendition of U2’s ‘Breaking Wave’.

Well done to all the boys and their teachers for a most enjoyable afternoon of entertainment.

 

James O’Callaghan 5th Class

Choral Verse 4th Class

Charlie Dunlea 5th Class

3rd and 4th Classes

 

Sciath na Scol Champions!

Sciath na Scol Winners

Sciath na Scol Winners

Beaumont Boys are proud winners of the Sciath na Scol HI Premier Hurling title 2017.

They defeated Carrigtwohill in a thrilling final in the CIT grounds. The final score was Beaumont 3-07 Carrigtwohill 1-02.

Well done to all the panel, their coaches Mr. Horgan, Mr. Murphy and Mr. Pat O’Keeffe, and to all the wonderful supporters for a truly memorable day!

Check out the Sciath na Scol blog for more information and match reports.

 

Beaumont Boys – TV Stars!

An RTE film crew visited Beaumont Boys recently to present second class with €2,500 worth of books which they won in a Children’s Books Ireland/SWIPE TV competition.

Presenters Claire and Simon delivered the books, interviewed the boys about their winning art work and were entertained by a wonderful rendition of ‘It’s Possible’ from Seussical the Musical.

The prize winning painting/collage based on ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers is now proudly on display in the secretary’s office and the books have been added to our class libraries. Well done second class!

A short clip of the visit was featured on News2Day on RTE2 but you can see a full version of the visit here:

 

 

School Garden

For the last couple of weeks, work has been under way in the school garden. Below a few impressions of what has been going on.

Ms Hurley’s Senior Infants proudly present their sowed pumpkins.

Third Class students enjoy planting strawberries.

Ms O’Leary’s First Class around a raised bed to sow carrots and spring onions.

Saturday get-together: A bunch of happy volunteers setting up a flower bed.

 

In addition, Ms Moore’s Senior Infant Class sowed radishes, Mr Gannon’s 4th Class planted potatoes, and 6th Class planted herbs in the herb garden.

 

The garden group is open to everyone. If you want to join, please get in touch with: Pawel (086 872 6775), Eileen (087 959 5367) or Ulrike (086 192 8087).

 

Cór Fhéile 2017

 

Congratulations to all the boys from second and third classes  for an exceptional performance in the City Hall recently. Great credit is due to their teachers Mr. and Mrs. Horgan, and class SNAs Margaret and Catherine.

Cór Fhéile

Cór Fhéile

 

Cór Fhéile

Cór Fhéile

Well Done Everyone!

Well Done Everyone!

Fun Run 2017

The weather was just perfect for our Fun Run on Sunday 26th March 2017. Past pupil Cllr. Des Cahill, Lord Mayor, started proceedings and a huge crowd from both school communities turned up to ensure the event was a huge success. A sincere thank you to the Fun Run Committee and the Parents’ Association for their meticulous preparation, and to Sponsors, volunteers and all those who contributed to what was a most enjoyable day.

Fun Run 2017

Fun Run 2017

 

Fun Run 2017

Fun Run 2017

Famous Past Pupils

 

Two past pupils from Beaumont Boys visiting the White House on St. Patrick’s Day – Patrick Coveney, Chief Executive of Greencore and Cllr. Des Cahill, Lord Mayor.

Two Beaumont boys in the in the White House, Patrick Covoney and Des Cahill.

Two Beaumont boys in the in the White House, Patrick Covoney and Des Cahill.

  

 

 

Beaumont 5km fun run

Beaumont 5km fun run

 

 

Run for Beaumont Boys

As a school community event, we are asking parents and teachers alike to tie up their laces and start running!!  We are hoping to enter relay teams and individuals  in the Cork City Marathon in June 2017 representing each class as part of a fundraising event for the school.

If you are interested, will you please email us on beaumontrunners@outlook.ie with your name, child’s class and contact details.

Sponsorship cards are available from the school office.

Get training!! 

 

Appointment of Deputy Principal

Norma Nagle was appointed to the post of Deputy Principal in Beaumont Boys School at the end of January 2017.  Norma, who is the SEN co-ordinator in the school, has worked in Beaumont Boys School since 2001. We congratulate her on her new position and wish her well in her new role.

 

Traffic Plan

Several issues relating to safe access to school have been raised by staff, parents and the local community. Following a discussion with our community liaison Garda, parent representatives from the Beaumont Boys’ and Girls’ schools met with the principals to decide on an action plan to improve the safe access to the school for our pupils, their families and emergency services. We have requested a meeting with City Council to discuss possible options.

In the interim we ask all those accessing the school to adhere to road markings and to show consideration for residents living close by. We will keep you updated on any further developments.

 

Grandparent’s Day   

Many thanks to all the grandparents who participated in our class activities and attended the prayer service led by Fr. Kieron and 3rd Class. The refreshments supplied and served by parents on the day went down very well!

 

Student Council

In January Student Council elections were held in classes from 3rd to 6th. Boys who were interested in representing their class were given time to make an oral presentation. Every boy in the senior classes had a vote in the election. There was great interest and enthusiasm shown by the boys. The standard of presentation and the number of boys who put themselves forward for election attest to this.

Mrs. Meehan, Ms. Foley and Ms. Keating will support the newly formed Student Council. The inaugural meeting took place on Tuesday 14th February 2017. The following are the representatives for 2017:

3rd Class: Charlie Crosbie and Kealan Crowe

4th class: Jack White and Adam Hurley

5th class: Gavin O’ Riordan and Ethan Horgan

6th Class: Ronan McAuliffe and Luke McDonnell

 

Beaumont Boys Choir

The choir has had a busy start to 2017 with a performance in City Hall by special invite of the Lord Mayor in January. This was followed in early February by a memorable trip to the RDS in Dublin to take part in an interschool Choral event, the Peace Proms.

Beaumont Boys Choir

Beaumont Boys Choir

Garden Project

Planning is well underway for the school garden and the sensory path. Tyres for the herb garden were painted by 5th  class and 2nd  class sowed sweet peas, which will be planted out later in spring. We are now waiting for drier weather to fill the tyres and two more raised beds with top soil. A meeting took place to discuss which vegetables and fruits will be planted this year and we are looking into planting strawberries, raspberries, carrots, radishes, potatoes, pumpkins as well as a variety of herbs for the herb garden.

 

Sensory path – Materials required!

It was decided that the sensory path will run underneath the trees along the wall to cover some of the muddy area there, including short sections of about 200 x 60 cm of different materials such as artificial grass, rubber mulch, different type of stones and wood. As only small quantities of the various materials are needed (and as a good opportunity to recycle old unwanted materials) if perhaps you have any of the following materials leftover at home to donate we would really appreciate your help: logrolls, paving, pebbles, decking, rubber tiles, artificial grass etc. Please contact us on via gardencommittee@beaumontboys.ie

 

Christmas Charity Raffle

Christmas Charity Raffle

Christmas Charity Raffle

On the 15th of December the staff and boys had a Christmas jumper day in aid of Cork Simon Community. Thanks to the generosity of staff and parents the boys presented a cheque for €630 to a representative of Cork Simon Community, Charlie MacQueen, on Tuesday, 20th of December 2016. Charlie outlined the work Simon undertake to the boys. Lord Mayor Des Cahill was also in attendance and addressed the boys assembled.

 

Garden Committee

The Garden Committee is preparing for the next stage of the school garden. An email will be circulated in January outlining the plans for the garden and how you can help.

 

Christmas Performances

Christmas Performances

Christmas Performances

This year we had three Christmas performances.  Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First classes captivated parents with their enthusiastic and delightful performances. Boys from 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th class played violin and piano pieces.  Our newly established Senior Choir also entertained the audience with their musical talent.

 

Christmas Fayre

The Beaumont Boys traditional Christmas Fayre had plenty on offer this year. Santa took time out of his busy schedule to meet the boys and their families. There were plenty of activities to entertain the children from decorating gingerbread men to taking the dart challenge. The raffle was a huge draw and the prizes were impressive. No surprise then that not only was the fayre a great social night for the boys and their families but it also raised over €2,000 for the school. The much needed new speaker system used for the Christmas performances was purchased from the profit made on the night. Thank you all for your support. A special thanks to all the volunteers who helped before and during the event and our many generous sponsors.

Christmas Fayre

Christmas Fayre

 

Our Annual Book Fair

The book fair took place on the 16th of November. The boys really enjoyed the fair and displayed their own creative writing in the hall for visitors to admire. The commission made by the school goes towards updating class libraries and purchasing books for the in class reading initiatives.

Annual Book Fair

Annual Book Fair

 

Ex-Beaumont Boys win the Fred Daly Plate competition with Mahon Golf Club

The ex-Beaumont pupils, Conor Twomey, Donagh Gribbon, Eoghan O’Shea and Sean Foley, winning the Fred Daly Plate 2016 competition for Mahon Golf Club in September held in Ballyneety Golf Club in Limerick.

Ex-Beaumont Boys win the Fred Daly Plate competition with Mahon Golf Club

Ex-Beaumont Boys win the Fred Daly Plate competition with Mahon Golf Club

 

Beaumont Boys Parents Association:

Our Family Bingo Night took place on November 18th 2016 in the Blackrock Hurling Club. There was great support for the event and the hall was full on the night. There were lots of prizes won on the night and everybody seemed to enjoy themselves. We would like to thank you for all your support and advise you that we raised €1,746.29. Monies raised will go towards the quiet room and school equipment. THANK YOU.

Our Christmas Card initiative raised €594 this year and the artistic talent of our pupils was very evident in the finished products. Again, a big Thank You for your support.

Our next PA meeting will be held on Thursday, January 12th at 8 p.m. in the School Staff Room. All parents are more than welcome to attend.

I would like to thank all the PA members and volunteers for their energy, time and commitment on projects to date and look forward to 2017 where we have an exciting family fitness project in the pipeline – watch this space!

On behalf of the PA, we would like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy healthy New Year and look forward to seeing you all in January.

Orla Mulconry (Chairperson)  

Aedin O’Keeffe (Secretary)  

Email: beaumontboyspa@gmail.com

 

Science Week 2016

5th class took part in an electronic brain box workshop.

Science week

Science week

 

STEM in 2nd Class

2nd class had great fun designing their own catapults as part of our STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) programme. We brought the catapults to the halla to test them for accuracy and distance and the boys modified their designs as needed. We really enjoyed it!

STEM in 2nd Class

STEM in 2nd Class

 

 

 


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