|Board of Management 2015 - 2019|
|Monday, 23 November 2015 15:46|
The members of the Board of Management for 2015 - 2019 are as follows:
Thomas Murray (Chairperson)
John O'Connor (Parent Nominee)
Emer O'Reilly (Parent Nominee)
Tony Brohan (Community Nominee)
Mary Kehoe (Community Nominee)
Yvonne Kelly (Teacher Nominee)
Ray McInerney (Principal)
|Swimming Success in Munster Schools Championships|
|Monday, 23 November 2015 10:24|
There was great success for Ennis National School at the Munster Primary Schools Swimming Championships in the University of Limerick on Saturday last. Congrats to all our participants.
On Saturday last, November 21st, the school’s gala was on in UL. Ennis National School was of the many schools entered. It was out of Munster and if you got through it would be out of Ireland. The competitors for Ennis national were Stephen Wang, Leo Liu, Ronan Kilroy, Eoin Costello, Jodie Perkins, Eileen Costello, Dirmuid Kilroy, Liam Mahony, Cathal Crowe, William Cahir-Whelem and Sybil Perkins. There were two relays entered Dirmuid, Liam, Cathal and William were in one relay they came third in the medley but they did not get through to the nationals. Then in the other relay were Stephen, Leo, Eoin and Ronan they got through in the front crawl and the medley. In the individuals Jodie came third but did not get through. Stephen got through in the back crawl, Sybil came third in the front crawl she got through in the front crawl and the individual medley and Cathal got through in the breast stroke. (Sybil Perikins, Sixth Class)
|A Cage of Roots|
|Wednesday, 18 November 2015 17:01|
Author Matt Griffin from Clarecastle visited the school today to speak to Fifth and Sixth classes about his book 'A Cage of Roots'. The visit was organised by Feargal O'Dualaing from Ennis Bookshop. Matt enthralled the pupils with his excerpts from the book and particularly with his animation skills.
This Wednesday Matt Griffin, author/illustrator came to Ennis National School to discuss his book “A Cage Of Roots.” It’s about a little girl that was adopted that now lives in America, but originally she’s from Ireland. Her three uncles come to America and bring her back to her home in Ireland where there they take care of her. One day she meets a gruesome, evil goblin that took her away. Her uncles weren’t surprised because that’s what they were trying to protect her from. The uncles and the girl’s three best friends go on a long trip to find her, but the only problem is that they may not come back alive. Matt also read a chapter of the book us. I will definitely be reading it. Although what I heard of the book was short I can tell the book will be amazing. I would recommend you go and read it. After reading, Matt decided he would get our help to draw a goblin. He took some of our ideas and merged them together to make one amazing, terrifying goblin – he is extremely talented. At the end of the talk Matt answered some of our questions. I learned no matter how frustrated you get while drawing, never to change or rub out anything, it’s the best way to learn. The second thing I learned is that in order to get people to read your book make your first chapter, or even your opening paragraph eye catching. You don’t want people to put it back on the shelf. Matt came all the way from Clarecastle and we all appreciated it. I loved his visit and so did the rest of the 5th and 6th class. Matt is also coming out with a second book! (Kerrie Mulqueen, 6th Class)
|Tuesday, 17 November 2015 12:14|
We were delighted to receive the proceeds of the recent Facebook Auction which was organised by Marie Brew. We greatly appreciate the efforts of all who donated or purchased items and also those assisted in any way with the organisation of the auction. The donation also included the proceeds of the 'Couch to 5K' run which was organised by Cathal O'Sullivan at Halloween with all participants running in costume.
Pictured above are Cathal O'Sullilvan, Marie Brew and Lorraine Cassidy presenting the cheque for €3945 to Ray McInerney. Missing from the photo are Eileen O'Callaghan and Steven Coote who also assisted with the organisation of the auction.
|Archdeacon John Hogan|
|Monday, 16 November 2015 10:19|
It is with regret that the Ennis National School Community has learned of the Death of Archdeacon John Hogan who was Chairperson of our Board of Management from 1978 to 1984. Archdeacon Hogan was a regular attendee at School events long after his departure from the Board and from Ennis. We send our sympathy to his loving sisters Mary (Falvey) and Nancy (Diviney), brother-in-law Vincent, nephews, nieces, grand- nephews, grandnieces, relatives, Bishop Willie Walsh and fellow priests of the Diocese of Killaloe, parishioners and a large circle of friends. Rest In Peace.
HOGAN (Carrig, Ballycommon, Nenagh and formerly of Crusheen, Co. Clare) - Nov. 13, 2015, (peacefully), in the loving care of Milford Hospice. Reposing at Carrig Church Sunday evening, from 3pm until 7pm. Concelebrated Funeral Mass Monday in St. Mary's of the Rosary Church, Nenagh at 2pm followed by burial in Carrig Churchyard. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to Milford Hospice.
|Board of Management|
|Saturday, 14 November 2015 09:02|
The final meeting of the outgoing Board of Management was held on Monday night last. Tributes were paid to the members of the Board for their contribution to Ennis National School and the school community during their time in office. Outgoing Chairperson, David Casey has been Chairperson for twelve years and was presented with a gift from the school staff in acknowledgment of his work. The outgoing Board recommended that the new Board of Management meet with the incoming Parents' Assocation. Tribute was also paid to the outgoing Parents' Association for their work on behalf of the school.
On Wednesday evening, a meeting was held to select Parent Nominees for the new Board of Management. John 0'Connor and Emer O'Reilly were elected.