We are so lucky that our friends from Stryker come to visit us in November to help brighten up our yard. The efforts they put in brightening up our railings, assembling sensory boards and painting yard games have already brought so much happiness to our students and we are extremely grateful for their help Here are some pictures of our fantastic friends at Stryker and also the wonderful Scoil Chlíodhna children enjoying their new yard. Thank you...
Partnerships within and outside the school are an important aspect of the Active School Flag. When a school participates in the Active School Flag Programme it is vital to interact and engage with other organisations and clubs. Active School Committee In Scoil Chlíodhna CNS we established our own Active School Committee at the outset of the process. The Active School Committee have very important jobs: They motivate us to get active. They organise P.E and playground equipment. They keep the P.E storeroom tidy. They lead playground activities on the yard. They helped in the selection process of our ASF slogan. They have committee meetings to plan and organise ASF events. They keep all classes up to date on ASF news and events. They keep the ASF noticeboard up to date. We use Facebook and Twitter throughout the year to keep all our followers up to date on Active School Activities. These are also used to inform pupils and parents/guardians about physical activities that are available in Carrigtwohill and surrounding communities such as G.A.A training times. Our school also acknowledges physical activity and sporting success achieved during and outside of school hours through the use of Facebook/ Twitter and monthly newsletters. During Active School Week a daily Facebook post or tweet was sent out to update our followers on all of the activities. Our school invited different sports clubs/physical activity providers from the local community to visit our school for Active School Week in June to give taster sessions of their activity. New activities that we tried out were athletics, rugby, zumba and badminton. Take a look at our Active Schools Week post to see all of...
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Wednesday, 29 April 2020
Carrigtwohill School Campus Planning Permission Granted – David Stanton
Cork County Council has granted planning permission for the development of the Carrigtwohill School Campus, according to Cork East Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Justice, David Stanton.
Cork County Council has confirmed that, subject to certain conditions, planning permission has been granted for the development of three new school facilities at a greenfield site in Carrigtwohill. The project includes the construction of new and permanent accommodation for two primary schools, Scoil Mhuire Naofa and Scoil Chliodhna and one post-primary school, Carrigtwohill Community College.
The new development will consist of three schools with modern state of the art educational facilities. It will include two new 24 classroom primary schools for Scoil Mhuire Naofa and Scoil Chliodhna and one post-primary facility for Carrigtwohill Community College which will allow the school to expand to up to 1000 students. The development also forms part of a larger school building and modernisation programme being carried out by the Government at national level which receives capital funding by the Department of Education and Skills.
Following confirmation of the approval, David Stanton said: “I am very pleased that the long-awaited planning permission has been approved by Cork County Council, subject to certain conditions. The development of this campus is essential in assuring that Carrigtwohill’s educational needs are met both now and in the future. There is a considerable need for school accommodation in Carrigtwohill given that Scoil Chliodhna and Carrigtwohill Community College are currently operating from temporary premises and Scoil Mhuire Naofa is reliant upon temporary classrooms as its permanent accommodation is no longer large enough to meet demand.
“I acknowledge that students, parents and teachers alike have been anxious to see this project progress and have understandably been concerned at some of the delays experienced during the process. However, the decision by Cork County Council to grant planning permission is an important step in the development of the campus and one which I am certain will be welcomed by the local community. Despite the current restrictions I would hope that the process would run smoothly from here and I would expect that the Department of Education and Skills will begin to progress the tendering and construction process in due course”, concluded Minister Stanton.
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