Friday, March 20, 2015

Today is Happy Friday


“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.”
Winnie the Pooh

Friday, December 19, 2014

Merry Christmas to One and All

Christmas Wishes 

Wishing everyone a peaceful and happy Chritmas.
May your homes be filled with kindness and love and may each day of the new year bring good news.

I hope Santa Clause has packed his bags and said good bye to the North Pole for a few days as he flies through the sky on his way to all the children of Scoil Chaitríona Junior, Renmore.

Beannacht Dé oraibh go léir.
Slán go fóil ón bpríomhoide.

Friday, October 24, 2014

  Be safe over the Halloween Break

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Irish Halloween Blessing

At all Hallow’s Tide, may God keep you safe
From goblin and pooka and black-hearted stranger,
From harm of the water and hurt of the fire,
From thorns of the bramble,
From all other danger,
From Will O’ The Wisp haunting the mire;
From stumbles and tumbles and tricksters to vex you,
May God in His mercy, this week protect you.
--Maureen McCabe

Friday, October 3, 2014

Celebrating Teachers in Scoil Chaitriona Junior

What Kindness Means 

When every detail of what you taught has been forgotten, enthusiasm, encouragement and kindness will remain.


Thank you for never being sarcastic - the thing that baffles and bewilders a child.


A good techer gives the best job - like feeding the fish or watering the plants -to the saddest person.


A good teacher remembers being small - and understands the terrors and the sadness, the excitements and the joys of the children in the class.


A good teacher knows when you are very sad - even if you haven't said anything at all, and lets you know you can tell her / him all about it - if you want to. 


If  a teacher really cares for her / his class it spreads.

Thank you for good teachers in Scoil Chaitríona


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Fáilte ar ais chugaibh go léir

Welcome back to all students of Scoil Chaitríona Junior

A special welcome to all our new students, particularly Junior Infants who have started 'big school'

Looking forward to a good year ahead.

We at Scoil Chaitríona Junior aim to create a safe, secure school environment that focuses on the child's development and learning, embracing individuality, socialisation and communication.

We will do our best to create an oasis of possibility, where pupils are encouraged to form friendships, learn new truths, develop and grow, not only in numeracy and literacy, where each individual is valued, accepted and secure.


Monday, July 28, 2014







Reposing tomorrow July 29th in the funeral home beside Maree Church, Oranmore from 6 to 8 pm. Removal at 8pm to Maree Church.

Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon in Maree Church.

Burial afterwards in Renville Cemetery, Oranmore. 

May she Rest in Peace.



It is with deep regret that Scoil Chaitríona heard of the passing of our Deputy Principal, Mary Browne on Sunday, July 27th 2014.
Mary taught in Scoil Chaitríona for almost 40 years and will be sadly  missed by our pupils, staff and the Renmore community.
She was a perfect lady, a great teacher and a constant support to colleagues and parents of the school.
Her kindness and understanding touched the hearts of all who knew her.

A rock of strength, Mary was capable of seeing the bright side of every situation.
Her smile assured pupils they were in safe hands while in her care and her teaching brought a wide spectrum to her classroom. 
She had a special interest in gardening and much of the planting around the school was done by her, whether it was daffodils, shrubs or trees. Any spare minute was spent planting or encouraging others to do likewise. 
Mary was involved in the choice of the newly planted trees at the front of the school and was keen to see that they were our native species. Her departure from Scoil Chaitríona Junior was premature but her memory will live on in our love of nature that she was so keen to cultivate.

It was a privilege to have known Mary.
May she rest in peace and may God comfort her husband, Richard, and her three daughters, Karen, Georgina and Claire.

Ar dheis Dé go bhfuil a hanam naofa.