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2024-25 School Yearly Calendar.pdf

Leinster Blitz - Parnell Park - 17th June 2024

Our girls had the privilege of attending a blitz in Parnell Park on Monday 17th June. 

They represented our school and county with distinction. In the group stages they drew with Offaly, beat Dublin, lost to Louth and beat Wicklow in the Division 3 final. 

It was a fantastic day out and a memorable way to end an amazing year! Well done girls 🌟

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county champions 2024!

The girls defeated Castledaly in the county final on 29.5.24

Congratulations to all our representatives! :) 

congratulations girls

St. Colmcille's N.S Representatives: 

Penny, Katie, Lara, Chloe, Evie, Eve, Lily, Olivia, Ivy, Anna, Carla & Clodagh - Well done girls! 

We are so proud of you all - Best of luck in Leinster! 

*Missing from pic Millie*

Letter re booklists.odt
Letter to parents from Minister Foley.pdf

Division 1 Cumann na mBunscol County Champions 2024! 

Our girls put on an incredible display of football against St. Etchen's Kinnegad on Wednesday 22nd May to take the Division 1 crown for the first time in 12 years!  And they did so in emphatic style! 💪

We couldn't be prouder of the girls and their achievements. Thanks to their coaches and mentors: 

Terry, Olive & Fiona. 🙏

Thanks to all who came to support the girls - the unified chants of "Gainstown, Gainstown, Gainstown" gave the girls memories that will last lifetime - as did the joyous pitch invasion at the final whistle!  🥳

GAINSTOWN ABÚ! 🤩

bake sale success! 👏🧁💰

5th and 6th Class hosted a top notch Bake Sale in our GP Hall on May 10th. 

There were many delicious treats, cakes, cookies and more to choose from. The students from Junior Infants - 6th Class gladly emptied their pockets to fill their bellies and in doing so raised an incredible:

€1028 euro !!!

50% of the money raised will go towards the cost of School Tour Buses and the other 50% is going towards Tanzanian Heavenly Homes https://www.tanzanianheavenlyhomes.com/

THANK YOU ALL & WELL DONE!

Cumann na mBunscol Mini 7s Champions 2024 🤩

All ireland FÉile champions! 🤩

Huge congratulations goes to Mary Kate, Adam and Tito who won All Ireland Féile medals at the weekend. These medals were won in their respective U15 Boys and Girls All -Ireland Wallball competitions! 

Also representing their team were past pupils: Conor Matthews, Darragh Hannon and Enrico Patrizi.

We are all so proud of you here in Gainstown. Well done to all 👏

Newsletter Easter 2024.docx
Primary School measles alert Feb 2024 English.pdf

Olympic Handball Champions! 🤩

On Friday 9th February, 11 of the 6th class girls headed out to Clonkill GAA Club to compete in the county final of the Westmeath Olympic Handball tournament. For their first match the girls played St Tolas 6th class team and beat them by a solid 8-0. For their second match they played St Tolas 5th class team and again beat them 9-0. They played their last group match against St Colmans, and won 5-1! After a long wait and a bit of food they played the final against Ardnagrath. They were very evenly matched! At full time the score was 2-2 but luckily after extra time our girls ended up on top! The final score was 6-2. It was a very enjoyable day for all and we wish the best of luck to Orla, Emily, Claire, Isabelle, Isabelle, Kayla, Ava, Anna, Mary Kate, Ellen and Muireann in the next stages of the competition in Gormanstown for the Leinsters!


Written by Orla Nohilly - 6th Class



Congratulations to all the lucky winners in our Christmas raffle.

€860 was raised.  All of this money will go back to our students by helping to pay for the buses for the school tours later in the year.

Happy Christmas everyone.

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A Little taster of the Junior and Senior Infant's Christmas Show: Santa's Hat! 

A super performance!

Taiscéalaí - 3D Printing for Primary Schools

Taiscéalaí, the Irish word for explorer, seeks to achieve equality of learning and access to 3D printing education at the primary school level.  Today, there was a celebration of the fantastic project work completed by the students involved in the programme in the IRM building.  We enjoyed the presentations of other projects and a fantastic tour of the labs.  We had two winning groups - one for innovation in STEAM and one for most enthusiastic participants.  Congratulations to everyone in 3rd and 6th classes who took part!

Christmas Jumpers

Children and staff wore Christmas jumpers to school today and made a donation to our collection for SVP.  A massive €705 was raised for this worthy charity.  Thanks for your generous donations.

Halloween in St. Colmcille's

Cross Country Success

The weather may have been miserable but these children were not deterred from participating in the cross country running event in Belvedere yesterday.  There were lots of medals for St. Colmcille's and we are very proud of everyone who took part.  Well done.

GOAL Jersey Day raised  a massive €616 today (13/10/23)

Thanks to everyone for your generous donations.

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