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Welcome to our News Page! Here you will find all the Latest happenings here in Scoil Pól!

Charity Run and Cycle huge success! Biorn Downes

Scoil Pól Happy Feet Run/Cycle Event

Wellbeing is the buzzword around the corridors of Scoil Pól this year. It started when the sixth years came back in September and saw wellness on their timetable. Throughout the year sixth years have followed a course that challenges them to mind their mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. From this new course in Scoil Pól came a new initiative driven by the Transition Years. The Transition years called this new drive “Happy Feet” and they set about planning an event that would highlight all of their hard work. The aim of the Happy Feet initiative was to call on all students to mind themselves and to build resilience. The Transition Years started a “Sound the Alarm, help stop self harm” campaign. The walls in Scoil Pól were decorated with positive affirmations, talks around self care, appreciating life, minding oneself were organised, a couch to 5k programme was launched, a visit to UL to hear Bressie talk about his own journey was arranged, a healthy eating committee was formed, fizzy drinks and sport drinks were banned from the school shop. Healthy lunch options became available. The work has just started, much more has to be done and will be done in the coming year.

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Scoil Pól Charity Fun Run/Walk or Cycle happyfeetfb

On the 16th of April, Scoil Pól TYs are hosting a fun run/walk or cycle in Kilfinane in aid of the Irish Cancer Society and Scoil Pól. 

RUN/WALK
The run/walk starts at 12pm from Scoil Pól in Kilfinane, details of the route with be confirmed shortly. Price €10 - Family €20

CYCLE
We have two options for the cycle 60K or 35K.
60K begins in Scoil Pól at 10am, Price €20
35K begins in Scoil Pól at 10.30am, Price €15

The Fun doesn't end at the Finish line! Join us after for a BBQ, DJ and childrens enterainment which includes a Bounching Castle and Colouring Area!!!

A day not to be missed!!

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Scoil Pól Student receives BSTAI Award

BSTAI Awards 2016 Scoil Pol Kilfinane

Shauna Daly (5th yr) along with her Dad, Patrick and Dr. Fergal O’Brien, Director of Postgraduate Programmes, Kemmy Business School, UL. awards in University of Limerick on Wednesday the 6th March last. Shauna received her award in recognition of obtaining an ‘A’ grade in Higher Level Business Studies in her Junior Cert last year. Congratulations to Shauna and her family on this wonderful achievement. 

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Launch of Scoil Pól’s ‘Cursa de Paor’ Irish course 2016 cursa de paor

Following the unprecedented popularity and success of the inaugural Cursa de Paor Irish Language Camp in 2015, Scoil Pól are delighted to announce that applications for this year’s camp are now being taken.
‘We were absolutely delighted with the response to the camp last summer’, said Principal Mike O Hara. ’Students came from many of the neighbouring towns and villages, some from as far as Tipperary and Clare to participate in the wide range of classes and activities that were on offer throughout the two weeks’
‘This diversity within the programme will be continued in the coming camp’, noted Noreen O Riordan, Irish teacher at Scoil Pól and Deputy Principal of Cursa de Paor. ‘We are planning variety and good fun while using Gaeilge’ 

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TY host play "The Golding Years"

 

Ms Donovan's Players 2016 

The Golding Years

by local playwright Michael Dennehy 

Venue: Ardpatrick Community Centre

Dates: Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th of March 2016

Time: 7.30pm

Price: Adults: €5 Students: €3 

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Scóil Polar Bear Bank welcomed Colm Cooper

Members of Scoil Pólar Bear Bank were delighted that Colm Cooper, All Star football, was able to visit Scoil Pól Kilfinane where the bank is set up. Colm gave a very interesting talk to many of our customers about fitness, sport and nutrition. We then had a photo session with him. It was a very successful day eventhough many bank members were unable to attend due to work experience. Fortunately Áine Crowley, TY student, was able to attend and introduced Colm Cooper. After the talk the customers had a "question and answer" session with Colm. The customers enjoyed the talk and found it very beneficial. Scóil Polar Bears Bank was set up through the AIB Build a Bank Challenge and has been very proud of its success so far.

Colm Cooper visits Scoil Pol Kilfinane

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