Monthly Archives: December 2015

Congratulations Jutta!

Today everybody in Scoil Chill Ruadhain gathered to wish our secretary Jutta Green a very happy retirement! Jutta is leaving us tomorrow after 17 very busy years! All of the children gathered in the hall to listen to stories about Jutta and to perform songs and poems they have been practising, in both English and German. The children presented Jutta with flowers and a beautiful handmade book full of stories and drawings about her time in Brooklodge. The Board of Management, Patents Association and staff also presented Jutta with gifts to mark the end of this chapter in her life. Everyone in Scoil Chill Ruadhain wishes Jutta a long and wonderful retirement. Congratulations Jutta!


A Visit from the Army Band

Everyone in Scoil Chill Ruadháin was thrilled to be visited by the Army Band today! They played a huge range of songs from Frozen to Lady Gaga to Jingle Bells! They were even joined by two of our pupils who took up the baton as conductor for a number of songs and by Ms Roche who kindly stepped in to play the flute while the flautist was singing! There was a wonderful festive atmosphere in the halla during the concert and all of the children and teachers had great fun singing and dancing along!


Christmas Carol Service

Well done to all the children for their wonderful performances during our two Carol Services! Well done also to our fantastic school orchestra led by Yvonne McCarthy who opened the show on both nights and to our choir who serenaded us all as we arrived!



Thank You!

We would like to extend a huge thank you to Super Valu in Glanmire who donated beautiful Christmas hampers for the raffles which will take place during our Christmas Carol Services tonight and tomorrow night. We would also like to thank Cork on Ice for their generous donation of two family passes and finally, to Clare O’Connor for her wonderful centrepieces which will add a lovely finishing touch to  somebody’s Christmas dinner table this year!


iPads Presentation

We were delighted to receive two iPads this week which were given to Seoidín on behalf of the Parents Association! 



Christmas Carol Service

Everyone in Scoil Chill Ruadháin is very busy rehearsing for our Christmas Carol Services which are on next week!

Wednesday 16th: School Orchestra, Junior Infants, Third Class, Fifth Class

Thursday 17th: School Orchestra, Senior Infants, Second Class, Sixth Class

Both Carol Services will commence at 7pm. All children are asked to be in their classrooms at 6:45pm.


Adults: €5 – one night ticket, €8 – two night ticket

Students (post-primary): €3 – one night ticket, €5 – two night ticket

Tickets will be on sale from the school office from Friday 11th or at the door on the night. Please note that seating will be on a first come, first serve basis!

Looking forward to seeing you all there!


Some More Photos of our Flag Presentation

We were delighted to receive official photographs of our National Flag Presentation from Corporal Christine O’Leary this week!


Book Fair

We would like to extend a massive thank you to everyone who supported our recent Book Fair! You helped us to raise over €3000 worth of books for the school!




1916 Commemorations

Today, Scoil Chill Ruadhain was formally presented with the National Flag in a special ceremony commemorating the centenary of the 1916 Rising and celebrating 100 years since the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. The team visiting our school was led by Lt Commander David Memory of the Irish Navy who spoke to us about the history of the flag, flag protocol and how to care for this national symbol before the flag was presented to two members of Sixth Class. The flag will be flown in every school in the country on March 15th to commemorate the 1916 Rising. Lt Com. Memory also spoke to us about the Proclamation and the men who wrote it. Petty Officer Kara Moloney then read the Proclamation of the Irish Republic to us. She was joined by a member of Sixth Class. All the children in Scoil Chill Ruadhain promised to join together to write our own Proclamation in the coming months. To mark the presentation of the flag, pupils from Fifth Class sang The Foggy Dew. Children from all classes were given the opportunity to ask the team questions. To conclude the ceremony, we all stood to sing Amhrán na  bhFiann. We are all looking forward to taking part in further commemoration events throughout the year!