'5th & 6th Class Mrs O’Callaghan 2010-11'

First Holy Communion and Confirmation

May was a busy month for St Joseph’s as we had Confirmation on the 17th May for the girls in Sixth Class and First Holy Communion for the girls in Second Class on the 28th of May. The school choir sang on both occasions.  Everyone participated meaningfully in the ceremonies which were very well prepared. The weather was beautiful on both days.

Add comment May 30th, 2011

Henry McKean from Newstalk visits

Henry McKean from Newstalk visited the girls in Fifth Class to get their opinions on current topics like what it is like to live in Macroom; the visit of Queen Elizabeth; the death of Osama Bin Laden; the cost of  receiving the Sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation.All the girls took part in a lively discussion.

We listened to the broadcasts on Saturday at 8a.m, and Sunday at 6p.m. and Monday morning at 8.45a.m. It will be available on a podcast on the Newstalk website under the address below


Henry McKean talks to Fifth Class girls

Henry McKean talks to Fifth Class girls

Add comment May 16th, 2011

Getting into the holiday mood

We enjoyed the lovely weather and made the most of it when we visited the playground near our school. Some classes had fun on the playground.

Enjoying the lovely weather

Enjoying the lovely weather

Add comment April 16th, 2011

First Confession and preparation for Confirmation

Second Class girls will make their First Confession on Tuesday 5th April in the Parish Church. The Sixth Class girls are preparing for their Confirmation on the 17th of May. They will be taking part in the Sunday liturgies in the Parish on 3rd and the 10th April.

Add comment April 2nd, 2011

Friendship Week

Friendship Week in St Joseph's 7th-11th March

We had Friendship Week fro the 7th-11th March. We tried to be good friends with each othern and to make each other happy.

Each day we were reminded in our school news to do special thing to help us to be good friends

  • On Monday it was ‘Pass on a smile’
  • On Tuesday we said ‘Good Morning’
  • On Wednesday we invited someone new to play in our game
  • On Thursday we were helpful
  • On Friday we said something nice

In our friendship chart in the School Hall we had the name for friend in each of the langauges in the school

Lithunian       drugas

Russian          druk

Irish                cara

Malaysian     kawan

Sri Lankan    yahaluwa

French           ami

Latvia            draugs

Hungarian    barat

American     buddy

Welsh             ffrind

Polish           przyjacial


Add comment March 13th, 2011

The Peace Proms Concert


Choir from St Joseph's Primary School, Macroom who sang at the Peace Proms

Peace Proms Concert Cork City Hall February 19th 2011 CLICK AND SEE MORE PICTURES

Music form the Peace Proms Concert – Everything is possible
Music from the Proms Concert -Scottish Music
Peace Proms Concert Cork City Hall
Peace Proms Concert Cork City Hall
On Saturday 19th February two buses set off from the Town Car Park in Macroom. Pupils from Fourth, Fifth and Sixth classes were on their way to the Cork City Hall for the Peace Proms Concert. All the choir was dressed for the concert in a white top and dark trousers.  Mrs H O’Callaghan, Mrs K O’Driscoll, Sr Mary and Mrs B O’Riordan, Ms N Mangan and Ms M Fitzpatrick  were with the girls on their trip.
On arrival at the Cork City Hall there was a rehearsal from 1pm to 2pm with all the participating choirs. After that everyone had their lunch.
Then it was back on stage for the concert. Everyone was on the stage for the whole performance, just standing to sing their songs . It was a wonderful experience to sing such lively and upbeat songs and to be part of such a huge choir. When our choir was practising in school we had the backing tracks from the CD but to sing with an orchestra was worth the time and effort we had put into  learning all the songs.
The aim of the CBOI is to entertain, educate and engage children and young people in music, and to enrich their lives through exceptional musical experiences and performances and by providing a stimulating music programme that nurtures and advances their musical, social and cultural development. We were delighted to be part of this programme and appreciate the wonderful experience it has been for all, both pupils and teachers.
If you would like to add a comment on the Peace Proms Concert you can go  to the Cross Border Face Book page.



Add comment February 23rd, 2011

Glee or not to Glee

On Tuesday the 15th February 3rd , 4th ,5th and 6th went to a performance of “Glee or not to Glee” by St. Mary’s Secondary School in the Briery Gap Theatre in Macroom. Four solo singers performed beautifully, as did the chorus singers. They also had very talented dancers. The play was very humourous and we were well entertained, particularly so by  “The Rubber Bandits”. It was a very enjoyable performance. Well done St. Mary’s!

Add comment February 17th, 2011

Top Marks

Top marks to pupils from Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Classes who took part in the Credit Union Quiz.

Pupils from Fifth and Sixth Classes also took part in the local Library Quiz. Well done girls for all the effort and preparation you put in to the quiz.

Add comment February 14th, 2011

Peace Proms

On Thursday 3rd February Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Classes went to a Workshop in the School of Music in Cork. This is to prepare for the Cork Proms Concert with the Cross Border Orchestra on the 19th February in the City Hall.

All the following schools were there too.

Scoil Mhuire Lourdes Ballea Road, Carrigaline, Co. Cork
Templebreedy N.S. Crosshaven, Co. Cork
Muinefliuch N.S. Macroom, Co. Cork
Rushbrooke N.S. Rushbrooke, Cobh, Co. Cork
Ardfield N.S. Ardfield, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Scoil Chaitigheirn Eyeries, Beara, Co. Cork
Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Micheál Upper Glanmire, White’s Cross, Co. Cork
St. Mary’s N.S. Waterpark , Carrigaline, Co. Cork
St Joseph’s P.S. Macroom, Co. Cork
Scoil Mhichil Bere Island Co. Cork
Churchtown N.S. Churchtown, Mallow, Co. Cork
Morning Star Boys N.S. Connolly Rd, Ballyphehane, Cork
Scoil Barra Innishmore, Ballincollig, Co. Cork
Coppeen N.S. Coppeen, Enniskeane, Co. Cork
Gurrane N.S. Gurrane, Crossbarry, Innishannon, Co. Cork

Gearóid Grant and Sharon Treacy Dunne conducted the choirs and got everyone singing together. There is a lovely mix of songs from all over the world.

1.This is Why We Sing
2. Amani. An African Wish
(Peace, love and Unity)
3. Anything is Possible
4. Dance Evolution
5. Furaha
6. A Tribute to Queen
7. Sansa Korma

Add comment February 5th, 2011

‘The Wow Factor’

Over the past few weeks we (Fifth Class and Sixth Class pupils) have spent a short session each Monday practising for the Christmas show. Our theme this year was called ‘The Wow Factor.’ It was about a talent show where all the groups were really bad, so at the end 4th, 5th and 6th sang some of our ‘Peace Prom’ songs.

On Tuesday 21st of December, we preformed our play for our parents and it was recorded for local television. The following day we got a DVD of it. There are lots of pictures from the show in the Christmas Concert story. We were really good and had a great time!

Add comment December 23rd, 2010

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