Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Parents Council AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Scoil Mhuire Parents Council will be held on Thursday October 16th at 8pm in the school. All parents are welcome.

If you are interested in joining the committee of the council (Chair, Treasurer, Secretary etc) please e-mail

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Racenight cheque presentation.

Following the recent fundraising Racenight held in conjunction with the local GAA the school raised over €2500.  Thanks to all those who contributed and/or helped out. The money raised has allowed us to purchase a new interactive whiteboard meaning all class rooms now have an interactive whiteboard.
Michael Keating, Chairman of Newcastle GAA presents the cheque to Claire Maloney, Principal, Newcastle NS

The new Interactive Whiteboard in Senior Infants.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Sensory Garden Update.

A lot of work done on the new Sensory Garden over the summer. It has been a slow process and very time consuming for those involved but it will be worth it in the end. The area has been landscaped and grass seeds were sown a few weeks ago and are already very green.

Planting will begin shortly and the kids will become more involved from here on in.

Thanks to all who have helped and contributed so far.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Clonmel National School Rewards Programme

As they approach their 5th year in business Crunch Retail in the Showgrounds in Clonmel have announced their “Clonmel National School Rewards Programme”.  Under this scheme they will reward one of the national Schools in the Clonmel area with a contribution of 2c for every customer transaction in their shops in Clonmel (Crunch Supermarket & Everything 2,4,6,8,10 both in the Showgrounds) for the months of July and August 2014.

There are 13 National Schools in the Clonmel area and our own Scoil Mhuire Newcastle is among those.  However only one of the 13 will be chosen for this reward.  The selection will be based on a vote of customers of Crunch and Everything 2,4,6,8,10.  Starting on 12th May and running until the 31st May every customer in their shops will have the opportunity to vote for a school of their choice. The winning school will be the one with the most votes in this period.  That school will be the one which will receive a donation of 2c for every customer transaction for June, July and August.

Customers can vote as many times as they shop from 12th May to 31st May.  They will be updating the Vote tallies regularly on their Facebook page during that period.

If you are in the Showgrounds take a look in Crunch and Everything 2,4,6,8,10. If you decide to buy something make sure you vote for Scoil Mhuire Newcastle.  And pass the word to all the grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins etc.  We’re a small school but perhaps what we lack in numbers we can make up for in enthusiasm. 

Monday, 10 February 2014

Sensory Garden

“From little things,
big things grow”
Scoil Mhuire, Newcastle National School,
February 2014

This proposal is been submitted to representative members of
Newcastle Community Groups


Scoil Mhuire Caisleán Nua had an enrolment is 119 pupils of mixed gender. The teaching staff is comprised of 4 class Teachers including a teaching Principal, 1 Resource teacher, 1 shared Learning Support Teacher and 1 Special Needs Assistant.

Scoil Mhuire has the welfare of the students in all matters, as its primary objective.  

The aim of our school is to provide a safe, structured and stimulating educational environment for each student.  Thus the responsibility of the school is to help each student reach his/ her fullest potential.  This means fostering the spiritual, moral, intellectual, social and cultural development of each student. 

It depends intrinsically on the interest and positive support of Board of Management members, staff, parents and students.  The school depends on the grants and teacher resources provided by the Department of Education and Skills. 

Vision Statement
The school community wishes to:
  • Create a caring environment, which encourages respect, trust, consideration and support for others.  
  • Foster in each individual a strong sense of self-esteem and self-worth while appreciating the value of others.
  • Provide adequate facilities and a relevant curriculum, which will cater for the full and harmonious development of each child – a curriculum that is flexible enough to cater for the uniqueness of each child, so that all children will achieve their full potential.
  • Promote an inclusive ethos in all areas of school life. 

“Plant the seeds and they will grow”

Friday, 7 February 2014

Join the Parents Association

Training, Fundraising Cookery Demonstration, Bake Sale, Santa, Easter Bunny, Sports Day, Nights Out, etc
If you would like to be added to the mail list for information on upcoming events please e-mail  

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Parents Association Update

Hi All,
Thanks to all who helped out with the catering for the 5K race on Sunday. They raised over €2100 for the school so very well done to Honor, Nessa and all involved in organising the event.
At our monthly meeting last week we decided to postpone the Valentine's raffle. There has been a lot of fundraising recently and it is largely the same people who we would be tapping again for money so it was proposed to delay this until later in the year.

I have contacted the National Parents Council and we will be holding some training in the next few weeks. More to follow on this.
At the last meeting we also decided to try and reschedule our "Christmas" Night Out. People seemed to be very busy in December so we had very small interest back then. The proposal now is Friday 7th February (possibly in Catalpa in Clonmel). Can you let me know if you are interested in coming along on the night.
Our next meeting will be Thursday February 6th at 8pm in the school.
Thanks & Regards,
p.s. if you know anyone who you believe would like to know about the activities of the Parents Association please pass this e-mail on to them. If they want to join the list just e-mail and I will add them.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

NPC: Making the transition from Early Education to Primary Education

This National Parents Council leaflet, published in conjunction with Early Childhood Ireland, has tips for parents as their children make the move from pre-school to primary school.

Download pdf

Saturday, 4 January 2014

NPC: Bullying

This National Parents Council leaflet has tips for parents contains information for parents about bullying..

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Wider School News

School wide news/announcement

Some Community News

Some news/announcement from the Newcastle community

5th Class update 01/27/2014

5th Class Weekly update for week Commencing Monday 27th January 2014

6th Class update 01/27/2014

6th Class Weekly update for week Commencing Monday 27th January 2014

4th Class update 01/27/2014

4th Class Weekly update for week Commencing Monday 27th January 2014

3rd Class update 01/27/2014

3rd Class Weekly update for week Commencing Monday 27th January 2014

2nd Class update 01/27/2014

2nd Class Weekly update for week Commencing Monday 27th January 2014

1st Class update 01/27/2014

1st Class Weekly update for week Commencing Monday 27th January 2014

Senior Infants update 01/27/2014

Senior Infants Weekly update for week Commencing Monday 27th January 2014

Junior Infants Update 01/27/2014

Junior Infants Weekly update for week Commencing Monday 27th January 2014