Category Archives: Information


New Laptops

Thanks to Pepsi we have now got 5 laptops for the school. Pepsi have a scheme where they upgrade their old laptops and donate them to a local school.  A huge thank you to Brian Fenton who is an employee of Pepsi and managed to secure these for us.  The laps tops have Microsoft office, Word, Excel and Powerpoint and they were badly needed, thanks again Brian and Pepsi!

Visitor from Russia!

There was a surprise visitor to the school before Easter!.  Julia Petrova O’Sullivan and her two children Ted and Emila came to visit the school to talk about Russia.  Julia is Luke and Matthews Aunt and was home on holidays with their Uncle Niall and their 4 children.  They are currently living in Abu Dhabi but Julia is Russian and gave a talk on the country to the Senior Classes.  She explained how big the country was and also talked about the rivers, mountains, the local animals, food, etc.  Who will turn up next we wonder!!!

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We “Ambushed” the prize!!

The Senior Class rooms completed a project on the Crossbarry Ambush site as part of the annual Commemoration in April and were rewarded with their efforts with a voucher for the West Cork Secret Garden.  It went on display at the Commemoration and there were numerous comments on how good the information board was.  It was colourful with lots of pictures done by the children and plenty of historical information.  Thanks to Mr. O’Leary for giving lots of his time to this project and it was a great opportunity for the children to learn about their local history.  A picture even made it the County News in the Examiner!!


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Dates for your Diary

10th December –    Switching on of Christmas Tree lights in Crossbarry at 5 p.m.

16th December – Cinema Trip

20th December – Christmas Mass at the school at 11 a.m.


Reminder – Raffle tickets in aid of Cork Penny Dinners for sale – €2 per ticket.  All support welcome.  The prize is a beautiful Childrens Hamper very kindly donated by Larissa from her Hallmark shop in Ballincollig.