June 2018


   Scoil Ide News               

      June 2018

6th Class Triathlon


        The year just ending was a notable year in the life of Scoil Ide with major STEM achievements on a national scale, a number of excellent new educational projects undertaken and we were part in national consultations on the new maths and Coding curricula.

         We survived Ophelia and Emma without any major damage. We planted and harvested in the Outdoor Classroom and watched the swallows go and come again as we marked the seasons. We ‘paid it forward’ with kindness as our Students’ Council set an example for us all.

Our children have cycled, run, swam, played basketball, hockey, rugby, football and cricket, enjoyed gymnastics and yoga as we  nurtured the #fitforlife concept.

They’ve played violin and recorder, sung in class, choir and assemblies.

  Our parents have supported us hugely, both morally and financially and we appreciate the act of trust that takes place each day as they entrust their most loved ones to us.

Our Sixth Classes have worked incredibly hard and played a huge part in making the past year so successful. We wish them well for the future and are proud to remind them as they leave that no matter which educational institution claims them in later years
– they were ours first.

Students' Council & Staff enjoying the sunshine in
Ballycuggaran on 'Darragh's Walk'


         After 37 years in Scoil Ide and 26 as Principal I will be retiring at the end of this school year. 

I want to express my thanks for the great support I have been given by generations of parents and multiple Boards of Management

I am sure that with its excellent staff,  Scoil Ide will continue to provide a wonderful education for the children of Corbally.

May God bless and keep you always.

 Peter Long 

4th Class #FitForLife Presentation

The Parents’ Council Second Hand Book Sale and Uniform Drop will take place in the Hall on
Monday, 25th June at  7 p.m.

Buying and selling second hand books is a good way of trying to keep costs under control. If you have uniforms and tracksuits in good repair you can drop these into the Hall that night.

These will be available to parents.

O’Mahony’s will have a new schoolbook shop in the Hall on Tuesday, 26th June
from 9a.m. to 3 p.m.

Children will move to their new classes after the 11 o clock break on Friday, 29th June  and the school will close for the Summer Holidays at 12.15 p.m.

School re-opens for pupils on Thursday, 30th August.

All  children should wear full uniform returning to school.

Hockey Squad Road Trip to Dublin

In order to give parents an idea of the extra costs associated with school that arise during the year we have outlined some of them below to allow you to plan.

September: All classes: Classroom Supplies: costs of class printing, some school books, novels, Art & Craft materials, stationery etc.: €60. This is the only source teachers have for purchasing these materials so it is important that all contribute.

Personal Accident Insurance €10 (Voluntary): Highly recommended to all parents. 24 hour/365 day accident insurance. Mid-September. Should be viewed as a necessity.

October: Maintenance Fund: Voluntary Contribution: €100—1 child; €150 family– or what you can afford. This enables the school to keep ICT up to date, purchase all our Literacy Lift Off Books and implement additional programmes  such as  Violin & Recorder teaching, our Engineering is Elementary programme, etc which add so much to the children’s education.

Swimming: 5th Class Sep-Nov: 4th Class Jan-Mar; 6th Class May-June
€40 approx. Payable around the time the class goes swimming.

May: Fundraising Raffle

May/June : School Tours: Varies depending on activity. 6th Class costs €45.

All payments of €10 or over can be made electronically and this is our preferred way of accepting money– it’s safer in terms of banking and better not to have children carry what are sometimes fairly large sums of money.


6th Class Triathlon


Teachers have gone to great lengths over the past couple of years to minimise the book lists in each class. Through parental generosity in donating used textbooks and the use of the  money within the school to purchase class sets of books costs have been greatly reduced.

Part of the €60 Classroom supplies money is used to buy sets of books which are then  loaned to children for the year.

246 children in the Scoil Ide Chess Tournament



End of year reports, including Standardised Test Results, are available for parents to read through the Parents Portal on www.scoilide.ie

Access codes were sent to all parents previously and the Username and Password you used then still applies.

A really enjoyable evening was had by the many who attended the Parents’ Council table Quiz. 25 tables enjoyed a very balanced set of questions devised by Mike McInerney and Quiz Master for the night was Fr. Derek Leonard.

We thank the local businesses who donated the huge amount of spot prizes,

O’Driscoll’s  for the kind use of their premises and, especially Charlotte Breen and her team of parents for giving so much of their time and talents so generously. 

Over €1300 was raised which will go towards STEM equipment.

6th Class Triathlon


   The end of this school year sees the retirements of teacher Mary Gloster and  caretaker Michael O’Donoghue.

         Mary taught in Scoil Ide since 1984 in a variety of classes. Mary always kept the wellbeing of the children in her care to the forefront of her teaching and is known for her kindness and consideration.

Her  professionalism will be missed.

Mike has worked in the school for the past 14 years and the grounds and school are testament to his hard work.

He, too, is notable for his kindness and willingness to help.

We wish them long, happy and healthy retirements.

Calendar 2017-2018
Closing Friday, 29th June 2018 at 12.15 p.m.

Calendar 2018-2019

Staff Planning Day Wednesday, 29th August 2018
School Re-opens Thursday 30th August 2018
October mid-term break: Closed Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November 2018 inclusive.
Christmas Holidays: Closing Friday, 21st December at 12.15 p.m.
Re-opening Monday, 7th January 2019
February 2019 mid-term break: Closed Monday 18th February 2019 to Friday 22nd February 2019.
Closed Monday, 18th March 2019- Public Holiday
Easter 2019: School closing Friday 12th April 2019 at 12.15 p.m. and reopening Monday 29th April 2019.
Closed Monday, Monday 6th May 2019
Closed Friday, 31st May & Monday, 3rd June 2019 Public Holiday
Closing Friday, 28th June 2019 at 12.15 p.m.

One day Curriculum In-service  will be taken at a date to be decided.

Scoil Íde is used as a Polling Station so we will be closed for any Elections/Referendums that may be called.


Scoil Ide

Annual Statement of Accounts 2016-2017

Income                                                                                                                                 Expenditure

Dept. of Education Grants            186227.00                           Collector General Revenue            4885.00

School & Parent Generated           83778.00                           Education Projects & Equip          89515.00

Insurance Claim                              1361.00                             Insurance                                     20155.00

                                                                                                 Light & Heat                                  29762.00

                                                                                                 Cleaning, cleaning materials,

                                                                                                 Phone & Security                          59250.00

                                                                                                 Rates                                              8309.00                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                Repairs & Maintenance                 24874.00                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Administration*                               14178.00

                                                                                              IT Equipment                                  30712.00                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bank Charges                                  2488.00

Total                                                      271366.00                            Total                                284209.00           

Net Deficit: 12843.00


Administration* includes printing, postage, paper & office supplies.

Certified Accounts

Paul Delaney A.C.C.A

23rd October 2017