17th  February 2010

Credit Union Quiz Team Winners for St. Tiarnach's again

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Pictured are the winning team in the senior category of the Credit Union Quiz.These children will represent Clones at Chapter Level in Dundalk in March.

Pictured L to R David Alford, Aidan Mac Neill, Molly O'Harte and Darragh Slowey.

Runners up winning team in the Junior Category of Credit Union Quiz

L to R Chloe Reilly, Jack Kelly, Matthew Rehill, Henry Hipwell and Jack Lynch.

 

 

21st January 2010

 

Reduce, Recycle and Reuse at St. Tiarnach's Primary School

After Christmas many of our houses may have old/used batteries, unwanted mobile phones, battery chargers. St Tiarnach's Green School committee invites and reminds you all that these items can be collected and recycled from the school. In sustaining our efforts for our 4th Green Flag the committee remain loyal and dedicated to the efforts of Reduce, Recycle and Reuse.
School Hours 9 - 2.40pm daily or batteries etc. can be given to any pupil of St. Tiarnach's.

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Picture shows some members of St. Tiarnach’s Green School committee sorting batteries and mobile phones for recycling

 

6th March 2008

Take the School Tour

Cliona Connolly
Monaghan Post

ST TIARNACH’S new Primary School on the Roslea Road, Clones invites all parents, past pupils and the whole community to visit and walk through and appreciate their wonderful new premises.

This building is the most recent generic repeat design school funded designed and supervised by Department of Education and Science. This heralds another significant and positive milestone in the recent development of regeneration of Clones.

“We are all really looking forward to our new, bright, energy-efficient green school,” said Principal Majella Beagan. The new school building has been specially designed with the environment in mind and is estimated to cost €3 million. The building itself will be streamlined to maximise the amount of natural light coming into the building, so that very little artificial light will be needed during the year. The school is set to be insulated to a very high standard which means it will retain heat and therefore be easily maintained with lower costs.

The 240 pupils and 12 staff are all very excited about moving into their new school next Easter “The children have been visiting the site regularly and taking photos of its progress, so they are very much involved in the process,” said Principal Beagan.

School Facilities


The new building will comprise of eight large classrooms, a learning resource room, several staff rooms, a library, a huge general purpose room and a dedicated room in which English tutorials will be given to non-national pupils. In addition, there will be toilet and wash-hand-basin facilities attached to each classroom and extensive storage units.

The school will have lift facilities to cater for wheelchair users and there will be an extensive, flat play area. There will also be much more parking for parents and staff, providing a safer collection area. The school will officially open later in the year.

Vistors, parents and past pupils are asked to come along this Sunday March 9 between 2.30 – 5pm.

 

14th February 2008

Green Flag for St Tiarnach’s

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By Cliona Connolly
Monaghan Post

ST TIARNACH’S Primary School has been awarded their third Green Flag from An Taisce and become the first primary school in the county to achieve this standard.

Everyone involved in the school’s Green Committee has worked hard to maintain standards since they received their first Green Flag in 2004 as evidenced in a fifty page record outlining these achievements in an eco-friendly approach to waste, energy and water.

The January assessment was described as “very thorough and enjoyable” with Moira Kelly from Monaghan County Council’s Environmental section visiting all pupils and staff. The children loved showing off all they knew about water and escorted Ms Kelly around the school grounds.

“Everybody involved with the school can see the benefits of our involvement with Green Schools,” said Principal Majella Beagan. “The children have a great sense of pride in their school and surroundings and have become much more involved in local community activities.”

This eco-friendly school philosophy will be continued when the pupils move into their new state-of-the-art school. “Our move to the new school in the next few months means that our Green Flag will be in a new place and the hard work of developing the gardens will begin. Hopefully they will be ready in time for the fourth flag in 2010! Mrs Beagan added”

 

Scoil Chroi Ro Naofa, Clones

- Past pupils take a walk down memory lane

by Veronica Johnston

PAST PUPILS and many visitors spilled through the doors of St. Tiernach’s Primary School (previously Scoil Croi Ro Naofa) on Sunday last, February 3rd for a day of reminiscences.
The school opened it’s doors to pupils in February 1957 as St Louis Primary School with the St. Louis nuns at the helm. The institution had to change its name to Scoil Mhuire N.S. following its amalgamation with St. Tiernach’s boys school (popularly known as The Largy, on February 3rd, 29 years ago.
The boys coming down the hill paved the way for a new Junior School, catering for classes from Junior Infants to 2nd Class. Scoil Mhuire educated the 3rd - 6th classes.
In Sept 1999 the junior and senior schools amalgamated under the Scoil Chroí Ró Naofa name. Work then started on the long promised new school, St. Tiernach’s that would adopt the name of its predecessor on the same site.
The building is now complete and it is expected that pupils and teachers will be moving to the new state-of-the-art building any week now!
Before it ceased as a working school, the Board of Management and teachers provided a unique opportunity for anyone interested in history, or simply a nostalgic trip, to walk through corridors, classrooms and assembly hall.
Everyone was overwhelmed with the huge turnout and there was intense interest and genuine nostalgia experienced by people as they found their names and those of their parents and relatives in roll books.
Old friends, classmates and teachers were remembered. These books of history will be stored in the parish and hopefully may form archives in the new local library, enabling future generations to learn more about their past.

 

Fundraising 2006/2007

Last Tuesday Children of Scoil Chroí Ró Naofa presented 3 cheques of €1,300 as a result of fundraising for charity throughout the year. Photo 1, Photo 2.

Recipients of the cheques are:
 Fr. John Kearns for his colleagues and their missionary work in Zimbabwe photo

 Mr Gerry Curran accepts his €1,300 on behalf of the work of his son Jim with the Street Children of Argentina photo

 Ms. Rosaleen Lynch –temporary teacher of Scoil Chroí Ró Naofa accepts on behalf of her brother Éamonn O’Harte who currently works as a volunteer in Guatemala on Agricultural independence development projects photo


Children now realise the direct Clones link and understand that their money will be put to good use changing the lives of others less fortunate.

Funds were raised by all pupils involving Jersey Day, Christmas Raffle, Non Uniform Day, Mad Hair Day, Green Day, Sponsored silence, Concert Raffle Proceeds. Well done to all, an amazing amount of money raised and the assurance the money will be well spent.

Comhghairdeas libh go léir.

 

Time Capsules

The site of the new primary school was visited and each class buried a time capsule.  The capsules will be opened in 25-50 years for the then pupils to read about news in 2007, look at old pictures and read essays written by past pupils. Hopefully when these are opened they will prompt smiles and fond memories of a new era of primary education in Clones in the early 21st century.                     Photos 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11,





By Cliona Connolly

SCOIL Croi  ro Naofa has taken one step further in their quest to be green. Their new school, due to be completed by January 2008, will be an eco-friendly school! “We are all really looking forward to our new, bright, energy-efficient green school,” said Principal Majella Beagan.

Green Design

The new school building has been specially designed with the environment in mind and is estimated to cost €3 million. The building itself will be streamlined to maximise the amount of natural light coming into the building, so that very little artificial light will be needed during the year. The school is set to be insulated to a very high standard which means it will retain heat and therefore be easily maintained with lower costs.
Scoil Croi ro Naofa pupils are the current All Ireland Green School Champions of the Supervalu Tidy Towns competition and are currently preparing their entry for this year’s final which takes place in a few weeks time. The pupils recently took to the streets of Clones to help Spring Clean with other community members as part of this project.
The 240 pupils and 12 staff are all very excited about moving into their new school next Easter “The children have been visiting the site regularly and taking photos of its progress, so they are very much involved in the process,” said Principal Beagan. Every class is currently preparing a time capsule about themselves, their teachers and what is happening in 2007. These capsules will be buried on the site before the end of the school year.

School Facilities

The new building will comprise of eight large classrooms, a learning resource room, several staff rooms, a library, a huge general purpose room and a dedicated room in which English tutorials will be given to non-national pupils. In addition, there will be toilet and wash-hand-basin facilities attached to each classroom and extensive storage units. 
The school will have lift facilities to cater for wheelchair users and there will be an extensive, flat play area. There will also be much more parking for parents and staff, providing a safer collection area.
This school is the result of a six year effort “After we amalgamated with the junior school in 2000, we were promised the new school. At first it seemed like a long wait but it has been well worth it.” Principal Beagan went on to praise the school board of management’s efforts, and especially that of Chairman Eugene McCaughey, in securing the new school.