School News

Congratulations to our basketballers who recently won

the Dublin Primary School Mini-Basketball Championship.


                         

Congratulations to our Gaelic Football Teams 

Our A Team won their match against Rush NS in Croke Park 26.10.2017

A Team Celebrations!
 

Our B Team 
   


This year WEEE are pursuing our eighth Green Flag –

Global Citizenship.

On Monday 25th of September as part of this endeavour a WEEE Ireland truck arrived in Hollypark.

We recycled over 250 kg in electrical waste!





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      Congratulations to our 6th Class girls 
who graduated on Wednesday 28th of June

              
          



Celebrating 50 Years Concert 

20th & 22nd June 2017

A fundraising event for our school musical which will be performed in 2018

  
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NCC at the NCH








Bizworld Experiene






Here is just a flavour of the wonderful sounds witnessed at the recent NCC concert in the National Basketball Arena 29th March 2017

National Childrens Choir 2017


Banna Ceoil Choláiste Eoin Márta 2017

Banna Ceol March 2017


Tháinig Banna Ceoil Choláiste Eoin chun seinnt dúinn.

  Bhí an-sceitimíní sa halla nuair a bhí gach duine ag canadh “

luascadh luascadh”!

Bhí an-Ghaeilge beo agus bríomhar sa scoil an tseachtain seo 


chaite agus bhí an-áthas orainn uilig í a úsáid!


Catholic Schools Week - Grandparents Day




RTE CÓR nÓG
RTE Cór na nOg was formed in 1987 and currently has over 65 members aged 10 and upwards. If you think this might be something that you are interested in, the choir will be holding on auditions on 24th/25th/26th February 2017.
All applications are online and forms are available at:
https://orchestras.rte.ie/performinggroup/rte-cor-na-nog/ 


Our School Relay Swim Team Update


Congratulations to our 
School Swim Team who took part in their first ever gala at the Leinster Swimming Minor School Championships on Saturday 7th January 2017 at the Tallaght Sports Complex.

More detailed information on our School Relay Teams can be found on our Sports News Page

Due to their success, our swim team will now go forward and represent Hollypark GNS at the Irish National Minor Schools Championships which will be held on Sunday 12th February in the National Aquatic Centre, Abbotstown, Dublin 15.

Three of our girls also qualified for individual races:

·        Caoimhe Martin, 5th Class:  50 Mtr Freestyle & 50 Mtr Back Stroke

·        Siún Brady, 5th Class: 50 Mtr Back Stroke & 50 Mtr Breast Stroke

·        Ali Wolahan, 4th Class: 100 Mtr Individual Medley & 50 Mtr Back Stroke

 

Well done to all our girls and thank you to all the parents for their tremendous support.

A very special word of thanks to Mags Wolohan for organising the event and getting the school involved.

 

We wish our girls the very best at the Irish National Minor Schools Championships 

in February!


We had a wonderful visit from Santa & his Elves today. 

They helped us with our Christmas Raffle

21.12.2016




Our 5th and 6th Classes are enjoying their courses in

‘Cycling Safety Training and Bicycle Maintenance’. The Cycling Safety School, supported by An Taisce and DLR Co.Co., has been successfully running these courses in the school for a number of years.

As a Green School, Hollypark supports

sustainable travel!!!



Zoe has written an account of her recent amazing masterclass with members of the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team.

Zoe Meets the All Blacks









                    

Our 50th Birthday Celebrations 7th October 2016

  
 
  
   

     
 



School Garden Clean Up

This Saturday 24th September Ms Gilligan, our Green Schools co-ordinator is looking for volunteers to help out in the school garden. Ms Gilligan has great plans to revitalise our school garden and to develop a sensory garden in this, our 50th year.

She needs PARENT POWER with willing gloved hands and wellies/boots and the following tools:

·         Strong gloves

·         A number of wheelbarrows

·         Pruning saws

·         Lobbers

·         Garden shears

·         Secateurs

·         Rakes – leaf rakes and normal rakes

·         Spades

(Please label/tag your tools so that you are bringing your own tools home with you afterwards.)

The garden will be open from 9:30pm-1:30pm on Saturday. Please drop in at any stage and stay for as long as you are able.

With the presence of so many sharp and potentially dangerous tools it would be inadvisable to bring children along on this venture.


Farewell!

The current 6th Class began life in Hollypark GNS in 2008. Now they are ready to move on to secondary school. We wish them every good wish for their new start and journey ahead in secondary school.


Thank you so much to our amazing Parents Association for their wonderful hospitality and royal treatment on the Graduation evening. 

We had a most wonderful evening of music to honour those affected by the Berkeley tragedy in Foxrock Parish Church

21.05.2016

Hollypark GNS 'Reflections' Concert







We have great news!

We are being awarded our 7th Green Flag - Biodiversity

22.04.2016


12.4.2016


Aileen from the Down Syndrome Centre spoke to us about their services and how we are all different in our own way. 

Difference makes life more interesting!

 

 

Seachtain na Gaeilge 8ú - 16ú Márta 2016

As part of the Seachtain na Gaeilge festivities in the school we are holding a coffee 

morning or a Maidin Chaife in the school hall on Wednesday 9th of March at 9.00a.m.  

It will be an opportunity to get to meet and chat with other parents and to use 
your “cúpla focail”.  

Seachtain na Gaeilge

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Our two Hollypark Teams: Hollypark  1 &  Hollypark 2 won their Semi Final on Monday the 29/02/2016 and are now Leinster Champions!




Both teams will go forward to represent Leinster in the All Ireland Championships 
in Limerick(date to be decided).

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Grandparents Day 2016


Friday February 5th 2016
to celebrate Catholic Schools Week

Ryan Tubridy Visit Feb 2016

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Flag Day Dec 14 2015



Monday the 14th of December we will welcome a member of Óglaigh na hÉireann, who will deliver a National Flag to our school. This is to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising and to celebrate 100 years since the Proclamation of the Irish Republic .

http://www.military.ie/info-centre/defence-forces-2016/flags-for-schools-initiative/



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We had a most successful Literacy Week and 

Book Fair in early December.



       We think reading is SNOW much fun!

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We were entertained by the Garda Band on
 

              Friday the 13th of November.

Garda Band at Hollypark





Please view or download the following document to view our  


list of Health & Safety issues 

which will require the co-operation of all parents please! 


Literacy Updates
   Literacy Update
Click on the image to find and download the October Comprehension Strategy:
Visualising
and Narrative writing

                                     
 

   This is the Eimear Walsh Perpetual Cup
   It will be awarded annually to a girl who        excels in the field of Performing Arts.

 

                     































 


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