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A good start is half the work, so they say. Here at Corville we got back into the swing of things very quickly and we are doing some great work. All our students have settled into their new classrooms well and they are working hard. If they work hard good things will happen. Those good things are about to kick off this week with the restarting of many of the extra-curricular activities the school is well known for providing. This week we have hurling, camogie, soccer, tennis, rugby, guitar, homework clubs, Lego and chess clubs starting. We urge all our students to get involved and embrace the positive school spirit.

Facebook: we would like to direct you towards our Facebook page for more regular updates and photos from the school. It is the best way to keep in touch with what is going on. You can visit our Facebook page here and give us a Like!

First Holy Communion: Congrats to all the boys and girls from last year’s 2nd class (now in 3rd class) who finally got to make their First Holy Communion today. We hope you all had a super day. Thanks also to everyone involved in making this day a big success.



New 6th Class Blog: we have a new class taking up the challenge of updating the 6th class blog. They have named their new blog – ‘Big Blog’ and they hope to have weekly updates from their classroom. You can check out their new blog >> here . One of their first updates was the ‘Whoosh experiment’ conducted in the class to show jet propulsion. This is always an exciting one!


Photos from the first few weeks: we have thrown together a few photos from the various classes below. You can find more on our Facebook page. You can see various class selfies, Maths Stations, Peacock Art, Ultimate Frisbee,Tag Rugby, Lego, Bee hives, art pieces, nature trail, Communion Art, a Half Self Portrait for Art, Tie Dye T-shirts, GoNoodle, a paper chain Stem challenge and house construction using lollipop sticks. We also have photos from the recent Communion and some of our recent Students of the Week.






























The Start of a New School Year 2021 / 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We are delighted to commence a new school year with new faces entering Corville for an exciting school adventure. As always, we are looking forward to magical days in school and the buzz of sharing the dreams with your children is always very special for us teachers. We have prepared the school over the Summer months to ensure we are ready for the safe return of the boys and girls for the year ahead.

While we still have Covid guidelines to abide by to ensure we all stay safe, we as a community are more prepared and very positive heading into a new year. Click here to download a Covid-19 ‘return to school’ questionnaire that must be filled out similar to last year for the safe return of all pupils. Please print, complete and return with your child on their first day back Monday 30th August. The school will have our Covid-19 response plan in place that abides with department guidelines.

HSE has listed the following as common symptoms:

  • A fever (high temperature – 38 degrees Celsius or above)
  • A new cough – this can be any kind of cough, not just dry.
  • Shortness of breath or breathing difficulty
  • Loss or change in your sense of smell or taste
  • Fatigue
  • Aches and pains

Other uncommon symptoms of Covid-19 are:

  • Sore throat
  • Headaches
  • Runny or stuffy noses
  • Feeling sick or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Symptoms may be subject to change so regular review of the HSE Website is advised.

If your child is unwell, showing the above symptoms please take them to your GP and keep them at home until they are better to ensure our school is kept safe. Any child showing Covid-19 symptoms in school will be placed in the isolation room and their parents contacted immediately. Should you need to contact the school in relation to Covid-19 please phone/text our HSCL teacher Mr. John Hogan at 087 4038722.

New Building project for Corville: it is great to have stage 1 of our building project commenced. Stage 1 of the project will involve the creation of our new long awaited car park with 45 new spaces located behind the goals and the arrival of a temporary prefab for our new Autism class. The project started behind schedule with unforeseen setbacks but we will do everything possible to complete stage 1 without too many inconveniences for our community. Please note there are fixed safety bollards at the front of the school to ensure your children are safe when entering and exiting the school. Stage 2 of the project will involve constructing a permanent building to replace the prefab and new classrooms for our school and replace our existing sewage system. Stage 2 will commence with planning approval and following Department building guidelines. It is a very exciting time for our community and I am thrilled all the hard work undertaken by the Board of Management has paid off. We ask all parents to be patient on days there may be hold ups collecting/dropping off your children, while the projects are in construction as the projects will result in a state of the art school campus for our pupils. Thank you to everyone involved creating a great school.




Mobile Phones & Internet Bullying: A big issue that arose last year in school was internet bullying and problems related to mobile phones outside of school hours. We are asking all parents to check your child’s mobile phones regularly to ensure your child is safe at all times and not exposed to adult material. We have a strict no mobile phone policy in place that prohibits pupils either bringing in or using a mobile phone while in school. Any child that brings a phone to school without Board approval will be sent home.

Uniform: Please ensure with a new school year that every child has the correct navy school uniform. The uniform can be purchased in Shaw’s with stocks to accommodate all.

New – Hot Food: Our school is delighted to have hot food available for all pupils this year. Each child was given a sheet with the company’s information and their account details. Please fill in your child’s order as per guidelines. We are very excited to announce that our school has just qualified for breakfast food also. Details with the new breakfast project for all pupils will be sent to you at a future date. If you are having any problems ordering the food or the service you can contact Tara at tara@freshtoday.ie or 085 7207382.

School Opening Times:

  • All Junior and Senior infant classes commencing at 9.10am
  • 5th and 6th classes will commence at 9.10am
  • 1st / 2nd / 3rd and 4th will commence at 9.20am

School Closing Times:

  • All Junior and Senior infant classes at 1.55pm
  • 5th and 6th classes at 2.50pm
  • 1st / 2nd / 3rd and 4th classes at 3pm

New Lunch Time: Please note a new lunch time in Corville will be 12.45pm – 1.15pm for all pupils.

The office will be unattended from 12.15pm – 12.45pm so if you need to collect your child please ensure you do it before or after these times to avoid waiting outside. All visitors must report to the office and wait outside in the yard at all times.    

Junior infants finish at 12pm for the first two weeks. Please ensure all parents wait outside the school gates both at morning and finishing time daily.

Final Word: As always a huge thank you to all the parents, guardians and grandparents who support and keep our school a safe place. We are very thankful for all your understanding and patience. A huge thank you to all our staff for their great work and friendship they show the pupils and myself on a daily basis. Here’s to a great year.

John Slattery

A Final Goodbye to the Class of 2021: Summer Confirmation Ceremonies

Congratulations to all our former 6th class students who made their Confirmation last week. The Confirmation Ceremonies were held over 2 days with Mr. Scully’s class on Thursday and Ms. Madden’s class on Friday. We would like to thank Fr.Harding, Fr.Treacy and Fr.Corbett for helping to prepare the students, and for guiding them through a lovely Confirmation ceremony. It was a huge relief to be able to finally host this big day after such a lengthy delay. It was also lovely to be able to have a small class reunion before each student heads off to pastures new. We wish all our former students all the best in the future.