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08.12.2017

Dear Parents/Guardians,

I wish to inform you that I will be leaving my post as Principal of Scoil Áine Naofa at the end of this term [December 22nd], transferring as Principal to Scoil Mhichíl Naofa, Athy, Co. Kildare.

I would like to express my sincere thanks for your support to me as Principal since 2004. It has been a pleasure to work with you over the years. Whilst there may have been times when we didn’t always agree on every point, we always managed to come to a reasonable decision by keeping the welfare of the children to the forefront of our deliberations. You can and should be very proud of your children. They present as well mannered, enthusiastic and interested students, eager to learn and to share their knowledge, a view often communicated to me by those visiting the school and acknowledged by the Inspectorate in our most recent Whole School Evaluation (2016).

It is expected that a replacement Principal will be appointed in early January 2018. The Board of Management will advise you of same in due course. Mr. Meehan [Deputy Principal] will be Acting Principal from January 8th 2018 pending the conclusion of the recruitment process.

Should you wish to follow up or clarify any outstanding issue/concern with me in the coming weeks, please do not hesitate to contact the office to make an appointment.

Wishing you and your families every joy and peace for Christmas and the New Year.

Le gach deaghuí,

Seán Hourihane

Principal

 

Parent/Teacher Consultations:

Thank you to all parents/guardians for attending at the school. If you missed an appointment or you need to follow up on any issue/concern raised, please do not hesitate to contact school office.

Book Fair:

Our annual Book Fair raised €4345. Many thanks to all and in particular to Ms. Travers, the SNA Team, Kevin and Rachel for their help in making the fair a success.Scoil Aine gets the equivalent of 65% of all sales at the Book Fair, in new books, for its class libraries.

Sponsored Walk:

Many thanks to all who participated in and/or supported our annual sponsored walk. A total of €3,000 was raised to assist with our ongoing upgrade of IT equipment.

Parents Association Meeting–December 12th 20.15 -  21.15

Parents Association Christmas Cake Fair  School Hall, December 20th  09.00 – 15.00

Christmas Carol Service– St. Patrick’s Church, December 21st 11.30 – 12.15

Christmas Assembly– School Hall, December 21st 13.30 – 14.30

Christmas Holidays:School closes at 12.00 on Friday December 22nd. School re-opens on Monday January 8th 2018.

Protected Disclosures Policy [see Policy Section] 

Updated Healthy Eating Policy [see Policy Section] 

Intel Science Expo 2017 -

Congratulations  to Phargavi Shyam Sundar, Ayo Salawu, Leah Kiniry and Melissa McGrath with their project “Air Pollution”. They have qualified for the Grand Final in February 2018. Well done and best of luck to the girls.

A big thank to Ms. Brett for organising the event and Ms. Mc Goldrick, their teacher.

Uniform must be worn on all days other than your child's assigned PE day unless your child has permission from his/her teacher due to taking part in a match/extra-curricular.

School Closures 2017/18 - see Policy/Reports Section

Attendance: Parents/Guardians please note from Monday January 23rd 2017, you will receive a text message from the school when your child has reached 10 and 15 days absent from school, explained or otherwise. Absences 20 days or over will continue to be notified by letter. [Board of Management 19.01.2017]

Parents/Guardians are reminded that clamping is in operation at the front carpark of the school between 08:30 -09:15 & 13:00 - 15:00. Parking during these times is by permit only.

Social Media Presentation for parents - copy of slides available on the following link

http://www.slideshare.net/StephenJio/social-media-a-parenting-paradox-guide

 

Basketball Finals 2017

Congratulations to the Boys Team who won the A final v Killester 12-10 last Thursday. We are also very proud of the Girls Team who unfortunately lost their A Final 14-8 to Rush. Well done to team coaches Mr. Somers and Ms. Mc Goldrick.

Intel Science 2017

The Intel Mini Scientist was back  in Scoil Áine Naofa again during Science Week  from Nov.13th -16th .

The Mini Scientist is all about having a fun and exciting time with science for students of a young age.

126 6th class students took part and exhibited their innovative and imaginative science based projects. There were 46 projects in total.

It certainly was a fun filled few days in Scoil Áine. The children exhibited their knowledge of Science and  presented  their projects with purpose and confidence to a wide audience.  Parents, teachers, students and second class pupils from St.Thomas’ JNS all came to view the projects over a 3-day period.

Intel judge, Mike Nolan and his team of 3 other judges had the extremely difficult job of choosing the winning projects.

1st place winners were  Phargavi Shyam Sundar, Ayo Salawu, Leah Kiniry and Melissa McGrath with their project “Air Pollution”. They will go on to represent Scoil Áine Naofa at the Regional Finals in Intel in early December. We wish them every success!

In 2nd  place were Louise Bredin,  Hannah Lynch, Evlia Malaj and Isobel Kilduff  with their project “Cosmetics”. Well done Girls!

There were many other  very interesting projects on display and all the children were a credit to their teachers and their school. Congratulations to all those involved and  best of luck to the girls as they go on to compete in the Regional Finals.

 

14.09.2017 - Board of Management Parent/Guardian Nominees

Two vacancies have arisen on the Board of Management for Parent/Guardian Nominees due to the fact that the current nominees no longer have children attending the school.

I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of the Board of Management to thank Stephen Jio and Mary Dwyer for their service to the Board over the last number of years.

An election to replace Stephen and Mary will take place before the Parents Association AGM on Tuesday September 26th at 19.45. Nominations will be invited for both vacancies at this meeting. A parents/guardian can nominate him/herself. If you are nominating someone other than yourself, please ensure that you have his/her agreement and consent. Each nomination will neeed to be seconded by another parent/guardian of a child in the school at the meeting.

If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Le meas,

Seán Hourihane

Principal

On behalf of the Board of Management

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Cross Country Champions 2017

Congratulations to our Athletics Team, winners of the South Dublin County Cross Country Championship 2017. This was a fantastic result  for team with 68 schools and in excess of 3000 students involved over three days. Well done in particular to Gerard Gorman (6th) and Saoirse Fitzgerald (4th), both of whom secured 1st places in their respective races last week. Many thanks to coaches Mr. Lawlor (3rd class), Mr. O Sullivan (6th Class) and all other teachers/SNAs' that helped with supervision etc over the three days thatthe competition was held.

 

Talent Show 2017

Congratulations to all who participated in our Talent Show this year. As always, there was an exceptionally high standard with the children displaying a huge variety of talent. In the end 18 acts qualified for the Grand Final. The winners were:

3rd/4th Classes:

1st Place - Daniella Melnik [Gymnastics]

2nd Place - Elliot Kelly [Singing]

3rd Place - Daniel Anatjev [Piano]

5th/6th Classes

1st Place - Jessica Power [Piano/Singing]

2nd Place - Anna & Mattie Wanic [Singing/Guitar/Piano]

3rd Place - Kayleigh Kilduff Fox [Singing]

Many thanks to Mr. Greene [MC], Ms. Murphy, Ms. Zauers, Ms. Flanagan [Organisers] and all staff/parents who helped make the event a great success.

 

Intel Mini-Scientist Final beckons for Scoil Áine Naofa Students

Four pupils from 6th  class in Scoil Áine Naofa, Esker, Lucan have qualified for the Intel Mini Scientist Grand Final, to be held on Feb 3rd in The Helix. A big congratulations to  Katie Dwyer, Noor Mohammed, Joe Murphy and Erica Collins who put on an impressive display with their project “ The Heating Point of the Body”. They were praised for the quality of their work and their ability to deliver their project with such enthusiasm and confidence.

It started with tough competition in Scoil Áine itself with 50 projects  on display by all 6th class students in the school hall on Nov.15th &16th .  It was the first stage of the Intel Mini Scientist competition. Great credit is due to all these 6th class children and to their teachers. There were some very interesting projects on display. The children presented their work on a poster and in a folder, in addition to their table display. Project titles included “ The Self Inflating Balloon”, “ Do Energy Drinks Really Work?”, “Do Plants Change Colour?”. Some very innovative projects included  “ Birdhouse Electric”, “ How do Blind/Deaf People Play Sport?”, “How do Rollercoasters Defy Gravity?”  Concentration, The Brain , Memory were all topics that the children investigated.

The third, fourth and fifth classes came to see the projects. There was great excitement in the hall as the children explored each project. Proud parents also came to see the projects. The 2nd class pupils came to visit and were eager to learn about some of the experiments. On the final day in Scoil Áine five judges came to see the projects. Sarah Keegan, Siobhan Curtin, Cathy Cronin, Hariprasad Govindharajan and Wai C Yu were welcomed into the hall. The judges went to each table. They were intrigued by each project.

In second place was a very well researched and interactive project “ Killer Rain” by Anna Wanic, Fadilah Wan and Nicole Oncea. Well done girls! Erica, Joe, Noor and Katie secured first place and represented Scoil Áine, with their teacher Mr.Greene, in the Regional Finals in Intel on Dec 8th . The group successfully got through to the Intel Mini Scientist  Grand Final. We wish them every success.

 

 

First Sporting Event Held in Scoil Aine Naofa

The first ever sporting event was held in Scoil Aine Naofa on the 20th October 2016. The boys and girls basketball teams played a match in the hall and on the outside court against Mary Mother of Hope. There was great excitement in the school as some children and teachers all watched the intense games. The basketball team were delighted to play a game using their new basketball hoops.

 

The girls played on the inside court in the hall while the boys played outside.

The first quarter of the girls game started and the ball was hit down by Mary Mother of Hopes [MMH] tallest player into our hands but soon after we were tackled and MMH got possession of the ball and they scored from that. Five minutes later the score was 4-0 to MMH. Not long after that we got back with one basket and the first quarter ended 4-2 to MMH.

The second quarter started with a bang, with two baskets from SAN leaving the score 6-4 to us. After a few minutes it was 10-8 to us but a few seconds before the whistle blew MMH got a basket leaving that quarter at a draw at 10-10!

The third quarter was great! It started with two baskets by us but was then followed by two from them also. There then was another basket from both teams leaving the second last quarter as a draw.

The fourth quarter was intense and started off with a great basket almost straight away from us and then another one from MMH. The game ended 22-20 to MMH but it was a great game all the same! Well done Mary Mother of hope and hard luck to Scoil ‘Aine Naofa girls basketball team!

The boy’s basketball team also played Mary Mother of Hope on the 20th of October. They won by one basket. In the first quarter Mary Mother of Hope dominated. They played the ball to their quality players and scored as a result. In the second quarter Scoil Aine Naofa came fighting back. They were all over the opposition. The following two quarters were very challenging and both teams continued to score. The game went to extra time and Robert McCormack scored the winning basket in a very exciting game. Scoil Aine has one game left in the group. If they win the next game they will be through to the league final.

By Gerard Gorman and Katie Dwyer

Soccer Final beckons for Scoil Áine Girls....

The girls soccer team booked their place in the division 1 final for the second time in three years with a 3-1 victory against St. Mary's, Rowlagh on Thursday 2nd June.
After conceding an early goal, Scoil Áine battled back and equalised after Amy Green finished off a Sarah Winders cross. Sophie Moran made it 2-1 before half time.
Some heroic defending from Sinéad Daly and Aoibhe Fleming kept Scoil Áine in front before captain Hannah Moriarty struck a powerful shot into the net to clinch a 3-1 win.
All of the girls were outstanding and were thrilled to reach the final. We now play Rush, hoping to get revenge for our narrow defeat in the cup semi finals.
Scoil Áine abú!!

Scoil Áine bring 'The Kelly Cup' home

 

0n Monday the twenty third of May the girls’ camogie team went to Lucan Sarsfields to take part in The Kelly Cup.

Their first match against Divine Mercy was very challenging but Scoil Áine Naofa managed to come out with a win.

The next match the girls played was against Lucan Educate Together. This match was a lot closer than the last one. In the end Scoil Áine fought hard and got another win.

The girls last group game was against Gaelscoil Esker Riada. The girls had a very slow start to this game but Scoil Áine never stopped trying and as a result they emerged with a convincing.

After the girls in green won all their group games, they got through to the finals where they faced Gaelscoil Naomh Pádraig.

This match was the most challenging one yet. The girls had to work extremely hard. And the hard work paid off, as Scoil Áine Naofa were victorious for the fourth year in a row with a final score of 4-3 to 1-0. The Kelly Cup  is taking pride of place in our trophy cabinet for another year.

Scoil Áine Naofa abú!

By Sinéad Daly 

Victory for Badminton Team over LCC

On Tuesday 15th December, 14 members of the Scoil Áine Naofa badminton team travelled to Lucan Leisure Centre to play a series of matches against Lucan Community College.

After walking down in the rain and doing a quick warm-up, we were ready for action. We played a combination of mixed doubles and boys/girls doubles against LCC, for whom a number of our past pupils were playing.

We didn't start that well but began playing better the more matches we played. Every pupil made some great contributions and with three matches to play, the score was tied with each school having won 19 matches apiece. 
Luckily, our pupils dug deep and won the final three matches to make the final score 22-19 to Scoil Áine!
All of the team played so well and were delighted with the victory! It was certainly a day to remember.
 
Jack Murphy, Room 3

Boys & Girls Teams win Basketball Mini-League

On the 4th of December, the boys and girls basketball teams travelled to the National Basketball Arena. It was going to be two big games for both of the teams. The boys played first and they played against Rush. Matthew Butler captained the boy’s team.

The first quarter was an intense part of the game and Scoil Aine finished the quarter 3-2 down. Hugh Cuffe got Scoil Aine’s only basket in the first quarter. Rory Barrett scored a free shot and a basket in the second quarter. At half time Scoil Aine were up by 1. In the third quarter Matthew Butler and Hugh Cuff combined very well and managed to score a few baskets and kept the lead. The match was becoming extremely intense. In the last quarter, the pressure was on because if they could hold on to the lead, they could win the game. Rush scored and we were only one point ahead! Toby Aneni scored a basket that eased the pressure of Scoil Aine boys. In the end, the game finished 13-10 to Scoil Aine and the boys had won the game.

After the boys game it was time for the girls to try and repeat what the boys had achieved. The girls team(captained by Ellen Maloney) played against Donabate. Once again, it was going to be a rough game.(At least that’s what we all thought.) The girls from the start dominated the game keeping a clean sheet in the first quarter. Ellen, Millie, Aoife, Sinéad and Carmen all scored baskets to secure the win for the girl’s team. Everyone expected a very tough game but the game finished 24-4 to Scoil Aine Girls. The girls were delighted with their win. Both boys and girl came home with trophies saying that Scoil Aine are Champions!!What a great day for our school!

-Rory Barrett.

Science Exhibition in Scoil Áine Naofa

On the 17th and 18th of November the sixth class students of Scoil Áine Naofa participated in the Intel Mini Scientist competition. The students in groups of up to four, chose a Science-related topic and wrote about it in a folder or scrapbook and displayed it on a poster. Some groups also had experiments or models.

The projects that stood out most to us were: “Fears and Phobias”, “Which is better for you: filtered, bottled or tap water?”, “Why do we yawn?”, “ How does a vacuum work?” and “Cornstarch and Water: Liquid or Solid?”

On the 17th the judges from Intel: Gráinne Darcy, Carl Rice and Karl Brennan visited our school. They looked at our projects and asked us questions about them. When they were finished, they left the school hall to make their decision on who had won. The merit winners were Filip Zielinski whos  project was “ Plant Growth” and Brian Flanagan with his project called “Coke and Mentos”.

The 3rd place prize was awarded to Sarah Poole and Claire Bredin who based their project on “Dreams and Nightmares”. Sarah Corry and Rebecca Reade were placed second with their project on “Recycled Rainwater”. Last, but not least, the first place prize was awarded to Aoife Breen and Sinéad Daly with their project on “The Cooling Point of the Body.”

During the two days many people visited our Science Exhibition such as parents, teachers, the students of Scoil Áine Naofa and the second class pupils of St. Thomas’ JNS.We also received a visit from Minister Frances Fitzgerald who was very impressed with the positive atmosphere of Science in the school.

 The Regional Finals, in which Aoife and Sinéad will compete against the first place winners from other schools, will take place in December in Intel. Hopefully Aoife and Sinéad will also go through to the Grand Final  which will take place in January.

 All the students had a great time putting their projects together and presenting their projects to all the visitors. Scoil Áine Naofa  is proud to be participating in such a large event and we hope the school will continue to take part in the Intel Mini Scientist for years to come.

 

Sara Hippmann and Cristina Houlihan,

 6th class students of Scoil Áine Naofa

Hard Luck Girls

The girls Gaelic football team played their quarter final on the seventh of October  2015 against Scoil Bhríde of Killester. We were a point down a minute into the game. Alex O’Reillly played a lovely ball up to Sinéad Daly who scored a point. A few kicks and blocks of the ball later Nicole Ryan came out with the ball. She played a fantastic ball up to Hannah Moriarty who put the ball in the back of the net.

Scoil Bhríde kept the Girls in Green & Blue under pressure as their scores kept coming. Luckily we fought back with Alex O’Reilly scoring an amazing goal from the forty-five meter line and Nicole Ryan getting a point shortly after. The half time score was 2-1 to 2-2. Scoil Áine were up by a point.

At the start of the second half Millie Reid intercepted the ball from the opposition and this led to a point from Alex O’Reilly . Nicole Ryan and Hannah Moriarty got our last points with the help of Aoife Breen.

Scoil Áine put in a great effort and battled hard aginst the Northsiders but unfortunately we lost by a point. The final score was 2-6 to 2-5. Huge congratulations to all involved as the heart and spirit of the team was super!

Your captain Sinéad Daly

 

Boys Football

Scoil Áine vs St.Maelruains

The match started at twenty past three on Thursday the 25th of September. St Maelruains

started off the scoring with 2 points. However, a great free kick from Hugh Cuffe got Scoil Áine on the board. Maelruains then bounced back to score a couple of goals. Gerrard Gorman came close to the goal but he hit the crossbar. St Maelruains went into half-time with a seven point lead.

 

After a strong team-talk from coaches Mr.Meehan and Mr.Greene, the boys came out to open the scoring with yet another score from Hugh Cuffe but this time it was a goal. Scoil Aine put another couple of scores on the board before Maelruains scored a goal and started to fight back with a couple of unanswered scores.The match finished with Maelruains winning 5-4 to 2-7 (19 points to 13)

 

Conor Hannon – Room 16

Quarter Finals - Here we come!

On the twenty third of September the girls Gaelic football team played their final group game against St. Mochta’s, Castleknock. It was the toughest game yet! It was a great start for the Girls in Green with Alex O’Reilly and Nicole Ryan dominating in midfield. Sinéad Daly got the opening score of the game. Saoirse Balfe relieved the pressure the defence faced on numerous occasions, clearing a long ball down to the forwards. By half time Scoil Áine were ahead 1-1 to 0-2, with a cracking goal from Hannah Moriarty. At the start of the second half, St. Mochta’s came back fighting. They scored two points. Scoil Áine came back with an amazing goal from Amy Greene. A few kicks of the ball later, Hannah Moriarty got herself another goal. Aoife Breen played a lovely ball up to Katie Dwyer who put it straight over the bar. The Girls in Green came out on top in the end. The final score was 3-2 to 0-4. Quarter finals here we come!

Sinéad Daly (0-1) Hannah Moriarty (2-0) Amy Greene (1-0) Katie Dwyer (0-1)

Your captain, Sinéad Daly 

Green shoots!' - Boys Football

The boys gaelic football season began on Thursday, the 17th of Sept 2015 when Scoi AIne Naofa travelled to Tallaght to play St. Marks in the Cumann na mBunscoil league. Scoil Aine opened the scoring with a nice point from Gerard Gorman. St. Marks responded with a goal and a point but the boys struck back with a goal from Gerard Gorman. St. Marks then went on a scoring spree and went into half time with a lead of 6-5 to 2-4. Scores from Hugh Cuffe and Cormac Coffey kept Scoil Aine in touch. Despite being 13 points down going into the second half, the boys came roaring back scoring 5 goals and 2 points. But, in the end, the margin was too much. The final score was St. Marks 8-7 Scoil Aine Naofa 7-6. St. Marks won by 4 points but the boys played well especially in the second half and showed a lot of heart and fight. We play our next match on Thursday next.

From Brendan Kavanagh.

Matchday Reporter

Room 15

Hard Luck to Scoil Áine Girls Soccer Team

The girls soccer team went down to an unlucky 2-1 defeat against old rivals Taney in an entertaining game on Tuesday 19th May. Despite having plenty of chances to go ahead in the first half, Scoil Áine conceded a late goal to trail by one at half time. 

 

Things got worse in the second half when Taney netted a second goal, but Scoil Áine staged a stirring fightback. Hannah Moriarty scored a superb solo effort to make it 2-1 and, even though we had several chances to equalise, Taney held on for a narrow win.

The girls played very well against a very strong opponent. We next play in the Division 1 semi finals, where a win would put Scoil Áine into the league final for the second year in a row.

by Olivia O'Brien

Second Place for Scoil Áine Cross Country Team

Congratulations to our Cross Country team after a fine performance yesterday taking second place out of a total of 49 schools represented at the Cross Country Championships. Well done and thanks to Mr. O Toole who mentored the team. More detailed report to follow.....

Three in a Row for Scoil Áine Camogie Girls

Our school camogie team took home the O’Kelly Cup for a third year in a row on Monday night last. The competition, which took place on Monday 11th May at Lucan Sarsfields GAA club, featured camogie teams from seven schools around Lucan. Scoil Áine successfully defeated Gaelscoil Esker Riada and St. Mary’s which earned them a place in the final against Gaelscoil Naomh Pádraig. It was a close game but Scoil Áine pulled away in the second half with a 2-2 to 0 victory. Well done to the camogie girls, their fantastic team spirit and to their mentors Ms. Mullins & Ms. Kelly.

A Step Closer to Croker

On Wednesday the 29th of April the Scoil Áine Camogie team played their last group match against Assumption Walkinstown.It took the girls a while to get going and it was neck and neck with no score a piece.After a few scores the girls started to pull away. The scores came from Faye, Róisín,Sineád and Emma.The girls put in a great work rate and were determined to win. The game finished 4-5 to no score. This secures the team a semi-final place which will be played in the week of the 18th of May,opponents to be confirmed.

Scoil Áine Abú - Girls Soccer Team Clinch Semi-Final Place

On Thursday the 30th of April the girls soccer team had a tight 1-0 win away to Shankill to reach the semi-finals. Laura Capocci scored the crucial goal late in the second half! The girls played brilliantly and will next face Taney to see who finishes top of the group before the semi-finals are played.

Readathon 2015

Readathon 2015 took place during the month of March. A total of 1600 books were read by pupils from 3rd - 6th class. The winners of the "Look where I've been caught reading" competition can be viewed in the Gallery. Well done to all involved!

Victory for Scoil Áine in Girls Soccer league

On the 16th of April, the girls soccer team had a very impressive 10-0 victory against Scoil Cholmcille, Ballybrack. Róisín Egan, Laura Capocci and Hannah Moriarty each scored two goals. Olivia O’Brien, Amy Green and Chloe Whitehead each scored one goal, and there was an own goal too. It was an excellent performance and the result leaves Scoil Áine top of the table with the maximum 9 points as they look forward to their next match at home to Talbot Senior, Bawnogue on Thursday 23rd April.

Victory for Scoil Áine in camogie league

On the 15th of April the school camogie team played against Gaelscoil Naomh Pádraig.The girls expected this to be their toughest match yet. It was a very tight match in the first half, with the half time score of 3-1 in favour of  Scoil Áine.

The girls went behind by one point in the second half but brilliant scores from Róisín Egan(c), Faye Murphy, Laura Capocci, Sineád Daly and Diana Nechiti ensured a 4-6 to 2-1 victory for Scoil Áine!
 
Róisín Egan( 1-1),Faye Murphy (0-4),Laura Capocci(1-0),Sineád Daly(0-1),Diana Nechiti(2-0)
 
By Róisín Egan

Scoil Áine win Hockey Final 

Congratulations to the girls and their coaches on winning the Hockey League Final 2-1 aginst John Scottus National School, Dublin. Match report to follow...

Scoil Áine in Hockey Final

Our Hockey team played Monkstown Educate Together in the semi-final of the league. No goals were scored during match or extra time. Scoil Áine won with penalties scored by Cora O Toole [Rm. 6] and Sophie Moran [Rm.25]. The final will take place next Monday, March 23rd at 10:00. Well done to the cailiní and their management team. 

Girls Soccer - Division 1A League

 It has been a good start to the Division 1A league campaign for the girls soccer team.

On the 12th of March the girls’ soccer team played their first league game away to St. Peter Apostle, Neilstown. Scoil Aine won 3-0 in a game played in torrential rain, with Katie O’Connor scoring a fantastic hat-trick.

The girls then played away to St.Thomas, Jobstown on Thursday 19th March. The girls won 2-0 in a game played on a difficult pitch. Amy Green scored her first goal for the team and Cora O’Toole her second goal of the year. All of the girls played very well. Scoil Aine are on top of the table now with 6 points and will have two home games to come after the Easter break.

Holy Family Rathcoole [4] Scoil Áine Naofa [1]

On Monday March 2nd, the girls soccer team played away to a very talented Holy Family side in Rathcoole. Scoil Aine played well overall but unfortunately lost the game 4-1. Cora O’Toole scored our goal. The game was level at half time and we had chances to go in front, but Holy Family scored three late goals to win 4-1. The girls were disappointed but will get ready again to play St. Peter Apostle, Neilstown in the league on Thursday 12 March next.

Victory for Scoil Aine Naofa in Hockey League -

Scoil Áine Naofa [4] John Scottus School [2]

Congratulations to our school hockey team on a resounding victory over John Scottus School. Goals were scored by Alex Oltean (2), Alex O Reilly (1)  and Nicole Ryan (1). Well done to the team and their coaches.

Second Place for Scoil Áine Naofa in Intel Mini-Scientist Grand Final 2014/15 - Science Gallery, Trinity College, January 23rd 2015

Congratulations to Laura Brophy and Cora O Toole from Ms. Kelliher's 6th Class whose project came second in the the Grand Final today Friday. The girls have worked extremely hard on their project over the last number of months, winning the Scoil Áine MIni Scientist Competition in November and qualifying for the Grand Final by winning the Regional Final in December. Their project on the benefits or otherwise of Lucozade Sport versus Water will be on display in the school from Monday. The staff and children of Scoil Áine Naofa are very proud of their achievements. Well done Girls.

Photographs from the Grand Final:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/intel_irl/sets/72157648106600894/

Scoil Áine Naofa - A brief history....

Scoil Áine Naofa was founded in 1980 and is a Mixed Catholic Senior school (3rd - 6th classes) under the patronage of the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin. Our mission is to create a warm welcoming environment wherein our students can learn and grow to their full potential. Our school motto "Unity is strength" encapsulates how we hope to achieve this. Staff, parents and students working together in partnership, ensures that students of all nationalities and backgrounds are embraced, their needs identified and addressed accordingly.

 

 


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