Ceoltoiri Caitriona summer concert

The school bands of St Catherine’s annual concert was held in the school hall last evening.

The 3 school bands as well as all the various stand alone classes of tin whistle and concertina’s provided a fantastic evening of music and even a sing along at the end.

The talent on stage was astounding. It’s easy to see how they do so well at the Feis Maitiu every year!

Thank you to all the teachers who instil a love of music in our daughters – Mick, Mary, Sinead and Luke.

Thank you also to all the parents who volunteer and run our branch of Comhaltas behind the scenes and provided the teas and coffees afterwards.

5th class parent volunteers for confirmation teas – Monday 13th Mar

5th class parents traditionally run the teas and coffees after the communion as a ‘Pay it forward’ gesture.

  • We need volunteers to bake or drop in baked goods to the school/Crypt on the morning of the event.
  • People to serve teas and coffees.
  • Tidy up afterwards.

If you can help in any capacity it would be much appreciated.

St Catherine’s Parents Association

Can you paint – Volunteers required for the school yard Sat 18th

Our fundraising for the school yard is finally coming to fruition this Sat.

We are starting to paint the yard and we need volunteers as it’s very big!

All tools will be provided, can you spare a couple of hours from 10am on Sat? If so please give your contact details to Deirdre in the office today or tomorrow.


Communion teas

A belated but very grateful thank you to all the parents of third class who ran a fantastic coffee morning after this years communion.

It was much appreciated by the Communion families.

Love leabhar gaeilge free storytelling event Sat June 18th Waterstones


Waterstones Cork to host Love Leabhar Gaeilge Free Storytelling event for children this Saturday 18th June at 11 am.

Waterstones Cork will host a free storytelling event for children, aged 4-11 years old, on , when Emma Ní Chonaill will read from a selection of Love Leabhar Gaeilge books.

Love Leabhar Gaeilge is an initiative that works with bookstores throughout the country to promote contemporary books as Gaeilge – for adults and children.  The project currently works with 15 stores nationwide and has played a significant part in a growth rate of 10% for sales of Irish language books in 2015.

The event, which will last for approximately one hour, is free of charge.


Thank you fifth class parents

For a fantastic spread for the Confirmation last Thursday. Was a great success on a great day.

As always your help at Parent Association run events is hugely appreciated.

Confirmation teas – 5th class parent volunteers required

This is run by 5th class parents for the Confirmation girls and their families in the crypt of the church.

This years confirmation is Thursday April 14th.

We need a volunteer parent from each of the 5th classes to run the morning. If you are unable to help out then donations of baked goods would be very much appreciated (either dropped to the school or crypt on the morning of the event).

Can you volunteer to run this? Contact Sarah Courtney at 0894062168.

School book fair

Thank you to everyone who made the book fair such a success this morning. We raised  over 5000 Euro.  This in turn generates approx 1500 Euro towards the purchase of Aistear equipment for the Junior classes.

A big thank you to all the volunteers who helped out.  And to the girls and their parents who ensured it was  a roaring success, if slighly crazy at 8.30 in the Halla this morning!

Parents Association

Parents Association meeting minutes – Feb 2nd 2016


February 2nd 2016

A full copy of the minutes is available for browsing in the school office.

The Chairperson introduced our new principal Clare O’Donovan

The finance spokesperson then updates on the financial picture.  She also gave an update on the IPADs.

The secretary and the finance representative then spoke about the upgrading of the yard.

The Chairperson spoke about the upcoming book fair.

The Chairperson then addressed the crowd to ask if anyone would take on the running of the Sports Day

Fundraising ideas for 2016 where discussed

A vote was taken and passed with regards to third class parents running Communion teas going forward.

“MS”Ireland Readathon was discussed.

It was also noted that the Grandparents Day was a great success and was enjoyed by all involved.