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School News

First Class Activities 2021/22

First Class had a wonderful school year. Here is a short movie with images of some of the activities that we enjoyed this school year.
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Booklists

Here are the booklists for the academic year 2022/23 Junior Infants Senior Infants First Class Second Class Third Class Fourth Class Fifth Class Sixth Class
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FÍS 2022

Lights, Camera, Action! Sixth Class have just released their Summer Blockbuster Movie. BANSHEE The story tells the tale of a wealthy landowner and storyteller and how he was betrayed by his greedy friends. Retribution follows for these grievous acts. The children developed the...
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The Primary Game

Congratulations to 6th class pupil Anna-Regan-Magnier who was selected to play in The Primary Game at the  the Munster Senior Hurling Championship match between Limerick and Clare on Sunday May 15th at Cusack Park Ennis. Maith thú Anna!!
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School Holidays & Closures for 2022/23

Please see below the school holidays and closures for the School Year 2022/23. Please click here if you wish to download a pdf version of the holiday schedule for next year. Please Note: Milford N.S. is used as a Polling Station so we will be closed for any Elections / Referenda...
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April Newsletter

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‘Neurons and our Brain’

The pupils in all our classes were treated to two 40 minute workshops recently as part of an outreach programme entitled ‘Neurons and our Brain’.  The programme  focused on educating children on what is going on inside our heads, teaching basic biological principles and...
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Athletics

Congratulations to our pupils in 3rd, 4th and 6th Class who represented our school at the recent athletics event in the UL Arena.  The results are as follows:Silver for 3/4 class girls, Gold for 3/4 class boys, Gold for 6th class girls and Gold for 6th class boys!  Many thanks to...
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Nature Workshops

Geoff Hunt, our environmental expert, worked recently with the Fifth Class children.  The pupils went pond dipping!  4th Class and Junior Infants will have the opportunity to enjoy pond dipping around the environs of UL and under the microscope in the classrooms when...
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Spring Clean 2022!

Team Limerick Cleanup is Ireland’s largest annual one-day clean-up. 1st and 6th class enjoyed partaking in Team Limerick Cleanup this week. They did a fantastic job! A big thank you to all the staff and children who helped out this year.
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Seachtain na Gaeilge agus Lá  Glas

Gaelach agus Bródúil! Seachtain na Gaeilge (Irish Language Week) is an International Irish Language Festival, celebrating our Native Language and Culture. Pupils enjoyed celebrating our Irish Culture through music, song, poetry, quizzes, dance, art and most importantly, through...
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Drumming Workshops

Drumming Instructor, Urs Wenke,  visited our school on Thursday, 10th March and Friday, 11th March. The children enjoyed 40 minutes of drumming instruction time focusing on rhythm, beat and a lot of fun along the way!  Many thanks to Ms. Reidy for cordinating the workshops.
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Engineers’ Week

The pupils had a wonderful time during Engineers’ Week. Some of the activities in the senior classes included 4th Class building a zipline and 6th Class pupils organising a Ski Olympics. The activities in Junior and Senior Infants included constructions with Giant Polydrons...
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Rachael Blackmore talks to MNS SPORT

MNS Sports reporters Sophie and Emer present a special interview with BBC Sports Personality of the Year and Champion Jockey Rachael Blackmore as part of Women in Sports Week 2022. Check out this inspiring interview.
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March Newsletter

Dear Parents,    Thank you parents so much for your continued support and cooperation throughout this year.  With the lifting of restrictions, school life for the pupils and staff is getting back to normal.   Pods and bubbles are no longer required and...
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Fairtrade Poster Winners

Congratualtions to Fairtrade poster winners Siluni, Eimear and Elinor. Eimear and Siluni won medals with Eimear winning 1st prize and a 40 euro Easons voucher. The theme for this year’s competition was ‘Choose The World You Want To Live In’ and organised by...
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Irish Ambassador to Tanzania

This week MNS NEWS interviewed the Irish Ambassador to Tanzania.
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JODIE O’NEILL

Past pupil Jodie O’Neill popped into speak to some of our sixth class students this week, to impart some words of wisdom and share her incredible story of resilience. Jodie started MNS as visually impaired. She was diagnosed with autism in fifth class. Jodie also manages...
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Storm Eunice

Dear Parents and Guardians, Based on the current weather warning in place for Limerick (9:30pm), our school will open tomorrow, Friday 18th February.  Entry protocols and school times will remain as normal.  If you are travelling from an area with a Red Weather Alert,...
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MNS SPORTS

The MNS NEWS & SPORTS team have put together a feature on the Fitzpatrick Cup which was held earlier this year with exclusive interviews from the captains of the final. Sophie and Aisling conduct an inspiring interview with Limerick & Irish Sprinter Ciara Neville. You do...
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Monaleen GAA Juvenile Hurling & Football 2022

Would you like your child to join their local GAA club, where everybody is welcomed to take part in our games and culture, to participate fully, to grow and develop and to be inspired to keep a lifelong engagement with our Association? If so, Monaleen GAA Club is the place for...
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MNS NEWS

Sixth Class students have been very busy recently establishing their very own MNS NEWS STATION. They research fascinating topics and interview some of the most interesting people in all kinds of industries. Here is the first edition of MNS NEWS.
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Don Bosco

On 31st January each year we celebrate the life and teachings of Don Bosco. Due to current guidelines we have created a special film to show our school community how we are remembering Don Bosco and all the special ways we are taught and have fun. We hope you enjoy this short film.
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Fitzpatrick Cup 2022

To honour the memory of our former colleague Mr. George Fitzpatrick, the school holds a Gaelic games competition each January. This annual event is known as The Fitzpatrick Cup. We completed the 13th annual George Fitzpatrick Memorial Cup Competition on Tuesday, Jan 25th...
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Parent Memo 5th January 2022

Dear Parents & Guardians,     Happy New Year!  I hope that you and everyone in your family are keeping well.   A reminder that our school will reopen tomorrow with a slight change for our infant classes. All classes will be starting school at the...
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Newsletter December 2021

Dear Parents & Guardians, First term is coming to a close and we are looking forward to our Christmas holidays.  School will close for the Christmas holidays on Wednesday, 22nd December at 11:50am for Junior Infants. 1st Class, 3rd Class and 5th Class.  Senior...
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Senior Infants Christmas Play

The pupils have been extremely busy learning the words and actions to Christmas songs. We hope you enjoy a short movie of Ms. Taylor’s Senior Infants who enjoyed performing in various locations around the school!
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Sixth Class Christmas Shows

Sixth Class have been busy writing, preparing and performing their Christmas Shows for you all to enjoy. So please, sit back, relax and soak up the festive spirit.
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School Reopening

Dear Parents and Guardians, Our school will reopen tomorrow, Thursday, 9th December. Thank you very much for your cooperation. Kind regards, Diarmaid
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School Closure – Weather Alert

Dear Parents / Guardians, Our school will remain closed tomorrow, Wednesday, 8th December.  The Department of Education has advised that all schools covered by the Red Alert and Orange warning from Met Éireann should not open tomorrow, 8th December. This will allow for assessment...
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Notification regarding the Board of Management’s review of the Child Safeguarding Statement

To: The School Community of Milford Grange N.S. The Board of Management of Milford Grange N.S. wishes to inform you that:  • The Board of Management’s annual review of the school’s Child Safeguarding Statement was completed at the Board meeting of 01/12/2021[date].  •...
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November 2021 Newsletter

November 22nd  2021 Dear Parents & Guardians,                                                                 ...
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October 2021 Newsletter

Dear Parents & Guardians, We are approaching mid-term and I wish to thank you for your cooperation and support.   Classes have settled back extremely well and it has been brilliant to watch our new Junior Infants adjust to life in such a busy school. The children appear...
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Admissions Information Update

The Enrolment Procedures and Policy of Milford Grange N.S. The admission process for Junior Infants for the school year 2022/23 will open on Monday, 11th October 2021.  The closing date for receipt of applications is 3pm Friday, 14th January 2022. Milford Grange N.S. is a...
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Parent Memo 26th September 2021

Dear parents, I hope that you and your family are keeping safe and well.  The arrangements for morning drop-off and afternoon collection will change slightly for the week ahead (Junior Infant home time will be at 1:45pm).  The change will come into effect from tomorrow,...
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Confirmation Class of 2020/21

Dear Parents/Guardians, I hope that you and your family are keeping well. Father Koenraad has communicated the revised dates and protocols for the Confirmation ceremony of your son/daughter.   The times for the ceremonies are as follows: Ms. Fitzpatrick’s Class will...
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Junior Infants 2021/22

Dear parents and guardians, Junior Infants will start school on Wednesday, 1st September at 9:30am. Their finish time for this week is 12 Noon. Class teacher will meet your child at the meeting point:  at 9:30am on Wednesday, September 1st.  Please see signage on the avenue....
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Back to School Memo

Dear Parents & Guardians, We hope you had a lovely summer.  We are very excited to welcome everyone back to Milford N.S. on Tuesday morning.  A huge thank you to all our staff and Board of Management members for their support and effort in getting everything ready...
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Supporting your child at the start of a new year

The following information created by the Department of Education can help you to support your child if they experience difficulty at the start of the new school year. How to Calm and Support your Child: Advice for Parents and Guardians Managing Stress and Anxiety: A Guide for...
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Back to School Videos from the Department of Education

Below are guidance and videos from the Department of Education with some back to school advice for parents and children attending primary school. You are encouraged to watch these videos with your child before they return to school.
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Back to School DES Advice for Parents

Please see below the latest advice from the Department of Education in relation to pupils return to school. A pdf of the document may be viewed/downloaded by clicking here.
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June 2021 Newsletter

Dear Parents,    The school year has almost drawn to a close and we are all looking forward to the summer holidays. Thank you parents so much for your support and cooperation throughout this year.  Your children have demonstrated remarkable resilience and have...
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Good Will Virus

Extended film of our FÍS entry 2021 Fourth Class have been busy this week writing scripts, learning lines, scouting locations and filming their wonderful feel good movie, Good Will Virus. The children envisaged the world as if a new virus took hold of it. But this time the virus...
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Confirmed Covid-19 Case

A confirmed case of Covid-19 has been communicated to our school from the Department of Public Health HSE Mid-West. Please read below for further information.
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Parent Memo 3rd May 2021

Dear parents, I hope that you and your family had a lovely long weekend.  Thank you very much for your full cooperation and support of our Covid response plan.  We rely on each other so much to keep ourselves safe and well – Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na...
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School Holidays for the School Year 2021/22

Please click here to view the school holidays for the school year 2021/22.
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Parent Memo 25th March 2020

Dear parents, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support, continuous encouragement, co-operation and commitment to our school at all times.   I really hope that you and your family have a safe and relaxing Easter holiday.   Easter Holiday...
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Odd Sock Day

Milford NS Down Syndrome Awareness Day took place on Monday, 22nd March. Children wore odd socks to school on this day! There are two main ideas behind the odd sock/lots of socks theme:The ‘odd socks’ represent the odd number of chromosomes that people with down syndrome have (47...
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Clothes for Cash Collection

The Parents’ Council has organised a clothes-for-cash collection for Tuesday morning, April 13th, in Milford NS. If you have any unwanted clothes, bed linen, shoes (in pairs), bags or belts, please put them in a black sack and keep them for our collection date.  Please...
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