Coachford National School is holding its annual open day on Wednesday January 29th. This is a great opportunity for parents of young children in the mid Cork area to see this fantastic facility in action. Coachford National School is one of the success stories of recent years and continues to be one of the best primary schools in Cork. The school has 118 pupils and seven teachers. There are two special needs assistants, a secretary and a caretaker, There are also two visiting teachers who teach speech and drama and gymnastics. The School opens each day at 9.00am and is adjacent to Coachford Community College and enjoys a very good relationship with the second level school and interacts with the community college throughout the year. Coachford National School has won numerous awards over the last few years including an award at the recent Young Scientist of the Year exhibition in Dublin. The School has been awarded four Green flags for work on environment education and in 2013 were awarded an Active School flag for developing a programme to combat childhood obesity and promote physical fitness among the pupils. The school, which was built In 1995 has six large classrooms, all of them equipped with interactive whiteboards. Coachford National School also has smaller rooms for group and individual tuition. The children of Coachford NS have been involved with the Discover Primary Science since 2007 and have achieved the Science and Maths Excellence Award on five occasions. It’s not all work at the school however, the pupils also excel on the playing fields and on the stage. The school has won Sciath na Scoil trophies in football and hurling and have a very successful vegetable patch. In 2013 the school started a new after-school clubs initiative, A homework club runs onMonday and Tuesday afternoons andthere is an art club on Wednesdays.There are also plans for a cookery club, ascience club and a music club. The school is a vibrant place full of happy children and enthusiastic teachers and well worth a visit on Wednesday January 29th from 9.30am to 11.00am.
Hopes are high that a full fixture list will be completed this weekend in underage soccer. Many games have had to be postponed during the last few weeks due to the wet and cold conditions. This weekend the under 12s travel to Midleton to take on the town side in the Local Cup at 10.30am on Sunday. Also on Sunday the Under 16s and under 14s are also playing in the Local Cup competition. The under 16s entertain Evergreen at 10.30am in Carrigadrohid and the under 14s play Mayfield united at the same venue at 12.15pm. In junior soccer The Coachford second team play Richmond away in the County Cup on Saturday at 2.00pm. The premier team travel to Murphy’s Farm to play Kilreen in the league also on Saturday at the same time.
Aghabullogue Camogie Club
The Aghabullogue Camogie club will hold their Annual General Meeting on Saturday February 1st at 7.00pm. The club had a very successful year in 2013 with many of their underage teams winning titles. The committee are looking for parents of the underage teams to get involved in the club in 2014 and are anxious to see as many of them as possible attend the AGM. The meeting is open to everyone and all are welcome.