November is the month of the Holy Souls. The whole school community are making a special effort during this month, to pray to their loved ones who have gone to heaven.

Míle buíochas to the families who generously filled shoe boxes! They have already been collected & will be prepared for dispatch overseas!

Preparations are in full swing at present for the much awaited Christmas carol service. All children are working really enthusiastically at their singing and instrument playing. 

Scoil Naomh Cualan Calender 2017 is currently in the process of being printed. The pictures taken by Jim for the calendar were fantastic. The calendar will be on sale at a cost of €10. Please contact the school if you would like to order a calendar as there will only be a limited supply available. 

Hard luck to our U11 football team who were beaten narrowly in the final of their football tournament in the Ragg recently. They performed fantastically on the day and were in very hard luck not to win out the tournament.

 The first Sunday of Advent is the 27th November 2015. All children will be preparing for the coming of Jesus over the next number of weeks. All classes are busy learning about the significance of the Advent Wreath, what the candles symbolise etc.

 We thank Fr. Everard most sincerely for continuing to come to the school on a weekly basis to do some Christian Meditation with the older children. It is something that each and every child really looks forward to every week. We know Father is very busy so we are very grateful to him for making time for us every week

We thank Mr. Ryan for all his hard work, dedication and fantastic lessons with fourth class over the past month. You will be greatly missed!

Fifth and sixth class attended and indoor hurling blitz on Wednesday 10th November. Many thanks to all in  Scoil Mhuire including our own Paddy Stapleton for a great day.

 Congratulations to all in Scoil Naomh Cualan who were awarded second place in the Tidy School’s Competition for the Templemore-Thurles Municipal District. Mrs. Ryan accepted the award on Thursday, 24th November in the Templemore Arms on behalf of the school.

Congratulations to our very talented sixth class pupil, Shane Maher ,who recently came  first  in an Art competition organised by the Volunteer Centre in Cashel. He won a tablet as a prize. It is not the first time that Shane has amazed us with his outstanding talent. Well done Shane!

Children  from 4th to 6th class travelled to the Source Theatre, in Thurles on Thursday, 24th of November to meet  Marita Conlon-McKenna. Marita is one of Ireland’s best loved authors and her books are enjoyed by readers across the country. She gave the children a fascinating account of her life, her love of writing etc. She was extremely generous with her time and answered any questions which were asked of her. She also took the time to write notes to all children present on the day. It was a really memorable day, one which the children will never forget.

The children had great fun on Monday the 28th of November celebrating the Fair of Borrisoleigh by dressing up in traditional clothing. Many classes also did great dramas based on the Fair of Borris.

Mrs. Butler and all the children in second class have a class bear called Henry. Henry is gone on a long journey to Germany to meet lots of boys and girls over there. When he comes back he will have lots of stories to tell us about his travels.


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