Scoil Fhionáin is a co-educational primary school located in Kilfinane, Co. Limerick. Whatever your interest in our school, we’re delighted that you are taking the time to learn a little more about us.
If you are a current parent or student, I would hope that the website provides you with up to date information on the school. If you are a prospective parent, may you be given a positive glimpse of Scoil Fhionáin and be encouraged to contact us for further information concerning enrolment. Feel free to browse through our site.
SCHOOL YEAR 2015-2016
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES FROM SEPTEMBER
- Active Flag – activities ongoing
- Launch of our new Walking Trail
- School Band with Joan Slattery(ongoing)
- Blessing of the School Year by Fr. Hanley
- Scoil Pól Hurling Blitz (5th/6th classes)
- Schools’ Football Blitz (5th/6th classes)
- Junior Entrepreneur ‘ MarBling’ Project (5th/6th classes)
- Welcome evening for parents of new Junior Infants
- Enrolment Ceremony for children making First Communion
- Swimming Lessons at Charleville Park Hotel (4th/5th)
- Halloween Dress-Up Day
- Cake Sale and ‘Cafe’
- Tree Day Observation Walks in the locality
- Harvesting of our garden produce
- Foraging for Food; activities on school grounds
- Maths Week activities and games
- Maths Trail in school grounds
- Comhaltas Ceolteoirí Éireann (Tuesdays after school)
- School Band performance at Mass led by Joan Slattery
- Joyce Brothers’ Week Trad Music Workshop
- U21 County Hurlers visit to display cup
- ‘Limerick’s Buzzing’; Science Project visit (Pilot School)
- Junior Entrepeneur Programme( ongoing)
- Discover Science Programme; Visits to Griston Bog and
- Mitchelstown Caves (3rd-6th)
- Swimming Lessons finish on Nov 30th
- Parent/Teacher meetings
- Carol Service in the church on 8th.
- Panto in Tipperary for classes from Juniors-2nd on 10th
- Bizhub 2 day Programme (Junior Business Programme)
- Comhaltas Ceolteóirí Concert 7pm on 16th
- Carol Singing on Main St. 18th. Classes from 2nd-6th.
- (Funds to chilren’s and homeless charities).
- T.Y. Students from Scoil Pól helped with paired reading in the Junior Classes and with science experiments throughout the school.
- GAA skills coaching with Limerick Senior Hurler James Ryan
- Junior Entrepeneur Project gains momentum with sales and orders of our MarBling products soaring!
- Coaching with James Ryan continues.
- Zumba Fit for all classes with parent, Elaine O’Toole.
- Annual Pancake Day ‘ Pop-Up’ Restaurant for pupils.
- J.E.P. Presentation Morning for parents with tea/coffee and home baking provided by pupils.
- First Confessions in Convent Chapel given by Fr.Hanley.
- Hurling Blitz, Martinstown.
- Girls’ Football Blitz, Martinstown.
- Raising of Brat na hÉireann, the Tricolour.
- Tidy Towns Committee Presentation of Prizes for Art Competition.
- GAA Coaching with JamesRyan.
- Zumba Fit with Elaine O’Toole.
- An Taisce Spring Clean-Up by all classes and parent volunteers.
- Active Schools’ Week included golf, yoga, orienteering, gymnastics, badminton and a variety of additional physical activities.
- Talks for Parents by invited speakers on Health/ Wellbeing and Nutrition.
- Food Dudes Programme began.
- First Communion, 23rd. Reception given by parent volunteers for families 1st Communicants.
- Diocesan Examiners visited all classes and were very pleased with the children.
- Memorial Service for all classes to remember Sarah Crowe.
- Confirmation on 11th with Bishop Brendan Leahy.
- Junior School Tour to Liscarrol Donkey Sanctuary and Little Rascals in Mallow.
- Camogie Blitz in Martinstown.
- Hurling Blitz for 3rd/4th .
- Visit by new entrants for 2016-’17 to Mrs. Walsh’s room.
- Middle/Senior School Tour to U.L. Sports Arena for a day of activity and fun.
- Drama Workshop by Limerick Arts Council for 5th/6th.
- Winners of the South Schools’ Camogie Final at Martinstown!
- End of year showcase of music by Joan Slattery and all pupils/school band.
- Slán le Rang a Sé.
On March 21st, during the Easter break, our much loved pupil, Sarah Crowe, died peacefully at her home.
We all miss Sarah’s presence as she was very much a part our school community.
A Cherry Blossom tree, visible from the footpath, has been planted in remembrance of Sarah.
We will also erect a plaque in her memory.