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FRESH FILM FESTIVAL

Beth from fourth class produced an award winning masterpiece with a thought-provoking message about animals. She had a claymation movie screened that she made called ‘Dunphy’s Circus: The Animals Farewell’. Beth won the RTE 60 Second Short Award which was judged by a...
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What would you wish for?

We asked some of our young children what they would wish for if they could have anything in the world. Here is what they said. What would you wish for?    
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Patriotic Walkers

Well done to our very enthusiastic and patriotic walkers who made their way on foot to school this morning!  Many thanks to the parents who organise the ‘walking bus’ each week
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Under the Sea

Here are some of the art projects we created using plastic that is ending up in our rivers, lakes and oceans. As the great Jacques-Yves Cousteau once said, “Water and air, the two essential fluids which all like depends, have become our global garbage cans.” We have...
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Gala Movie Competition Details

Gala Gifts for Schools Competition – TERMS & CONDITIONS Prize Details: One overall prize of €10,000 and two runner up prizes; 1 of 2 €5,000 cash prizes – to 3 Irish Primary Schools. Primary schools are invited to submit one video, up to a maximum of 30 seconds in length,...
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Launch Day

Engineers Week 2018 has been a Blast. Fourth Class were tasked with designing, building and testing Rockets, Planes, Boats and Bridges. Here is a short film of some of our rockets and planes we tested today. We hope you enjoy.
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Community Games Swimming

Congratulations to the Milford Boys Team (Rian H, Daragh H, Michael  F and Keith O’C)  who won a bronze medal in the Community Games Primary  School Relay last week. Ellen F, Shannon S and Olivia F also represented  the school in the girls relay.  All the relay team...
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Engineering with Junior Infants

Junior Infants had a fantastic time during our engineers week challenge-design & build a bridge (that we can crawl under). Team work & communication a huge part of this challenge.   Two successful groups.  Sturdy enough to stand upright without being held. We tested them...
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School Closures

Milford NS will be closed on Thursday and Friday (March 1st & 2nd 2018) this week.  Thank you for your cooperation. 28 February 2018 – Statement from the Department of Education & Skills Given the disruption to transport and the safety risks arising, most...
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TaeKwon-Do

Congratulations to Aaroh who came 2nd in a national sparring competition in Taekwon-Do yesterday in Milford N.S. and Community Gym.  We are really proud of your achievements Aaroh.  Well done!
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Swimming

We had three swimmers, Darragh, Sofie and Natalia, who qualified for swim events in the Irish National Schools swimming competition which were held in Dublin on the 11th February 2018. Our three swimmers did Milford School proud. Swimming against all counties in Ireland all three...
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Marketing Madness

The children in Mr. Gallagher’s fourth class have embraced persuasive writing and combined this with their entrepreneurial side. They were tasked with developing a unique product and aiming this at a target market. The children captured their audience through pervasive...
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Eggcellent Eggspirements

5th Class have taken on the Crumple Zone challenge. Their brief is to make and design a protective case that will mind the important cargo that is encased inside it (our precious egg!)  The children are only allowed to use K’Nex and four balloons to create their...
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Science Crazy in 5th Class!

Ms. Quinlan’s 5th Class had their very own Science Week last week. The children presented terrific experiments to the rest of the class. From the wacky to the explosive, these experiments were tonnes of fun and the young scientists learned a lot!
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Fitzpatrick Cup Final 2018

The Fitzpatrick Cup concluded yesterday following a tight and tenacious battle between the teams led by Mathew Fitzgerald and Paddy Hussey. The final went to extra time and golden goal following a nerve wracking 20 minutes of action. It took a moment of magic from captain Matthew...
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Fitzpatrick Cup Fixtures 2018

This year the boys and girls from 4th to 6th Class are playing hurling/camoige.  The matches are taking place on the astro turf in U.L.  These are the fixtures for the next set of games. Thursday 18th January 2018
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Rocket Challenge 2018

5th Class are participating in a rocket challenge.  Many thanks to Mr. Mark Gleeson for visiting our school today.  Mark gave an excellent presentation to the children.  They are really looking forward to creating their own rockets. The official launch date for rockets is Feb 21st.
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Fitzpatrick Cup Teams 2018

Here is a chance to view the teams who are taking part in the Fitzpatrick Cup.  Regardless of the final result, all the boys and girls who have participated in the competition are winners!  Well done to all!
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5th Class Junior Entrepreneur Project

Fifth class are currently developing a product for the Junior Entrepreneur Project and we would like your help! We aim to develop a product that will keep all our customers happy and so we are conducting market research to find out exactly what you would like. Please fill in this...
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Santa’s Elves’ Houses

Third class made these beautiful elf houses using recycled plastic bottles and felt fabric. They looked wonderful with battery powered tea lights inside – no doubt Santa was very impressed when he visited!
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Toys Through The Ages: Go-carts!

The Doves were busy before Christmas – they had a special project to do! After learning about historical toys, each pupil in this video made a go-cart from recycled materials. Didn’t they do well?  
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Visit to Milford Hospice

A selection of children entertained the patients of Milford House and Hospice  by performing a short Christmas Pageant for them.  Many thanks to  Ms. Angela Reidy for organising the visit.
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Christmas Decorations

Ms. Quinlan’s are very busy making their Christmas decorations.  Clay was the medium of choice today.
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Cloud Nine!

The pupils in Fifth Class were researching Christmas traditions from around the world earlier this afternoon.  They are presenting their findings using their Google Apps (G Suite).  The pupils are very familiar with cloud computing and love using Chromebooks to connect to web and...
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Shining Stars!

Here is a chance to see some our shining stars!  We hope you enjoy the short movie below which gives a glimpse of the daily life of a pupil in Milford National School.
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Emerald Adventures with Peter Pan Arrangements

  As you are well aware the children are finalising their preparation and practice for our forthcoming anniversary concerts entitled “Emerald Adventures with Peter Pan” which will be staged in the University Concert Hall this week on Wednesday, 6th and Thursday, 7th December...
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Emerald Adventures with Peter Pan Class Schedule

Please find below the schedule for our school show, ‘Emerald Adventures with Peter Pan.’   Wednesday, 6th December 2017 Thursday, 7th December 2017 Ms. Doody’s Class + Pupils from Ms. Reidy’s Class Ms. Mitchell’s Class + Pupils from Ms. Reidy’s Class Ms. Ryan’s Class + Pupils...
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Fairtrade Christmas Card Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the Fairtrade Christmas Card Competition, who were recently honoured at a reception in Limerick Council headquarters, which was attended by the Mayor. Well done to them, and to all of Milford’s participants!
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Third Class Scientists

The Doves took part in group science experiments recently.  One group searched soil for minibeasts and another studied dead flies and spiders under a magnifying glass.  A group made a bottle organ and then played a tune they had composed while some of their classmates studied...
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Aistear with Junior Infants

Teachers in the Infant Department in our school use Aistear as a guide for planning exciting, engaging and fun learning experiences through structured play opportunities.  Junior Infants 2017 have settled into school life really well and love engaging in the many classroom activities.
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Sorting It Out with Senior Infants

Senior Infants love working together.  Today they were very busy sorting colours and shapes.
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Parent Teacher Meetings

Please click on the link below to book a time slot for the upcoming parent teacher meetings.   https://lindaomeara.youcanbook.me/
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Parent Teacher Meeting

It is that time of year again. In order to book a slot on the parent teacher meeting schedule please click on the following link: https://aarongallagher.youcanbook.me The password required is room14 Meetings will take place between Monday 20th and Wednesday 22nd. If you can not...
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Peter Pan Rehearsals

The pupils of Milford N.S. are really looking forward to performing in the University Concert Hall in later this year.  The lead actors and actresses even came to school during their mid-term break to avail of some extra rehearsals.  We cannot wait for the show in December!
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The Parents’ Council AGM 2017

The Parents’ Council AGM will take place on 8th November 2017 at 8:00pm.  Ms. Nicola Twomey, Chairperson, has indicated that she wishes to step down from her role as chairperson.  Nominations are now being accepted for the following positions on our Parents’ Council:...
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‘Emerald Adventures with Peter Pan’

Tickets can be purchased from 31st October 2017 at the Box Office, University Concert Hall (Tel: 061 331549) and on the UCH .  Cost: €20.00 each. Family Ticket: €70.00 for 4 persons – this offer is available at the Box Office, by Phone and on the UCH website. The Family...
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Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2017

Over the last eighteen years the people of Ireland have donated shoebox gifts to over three million children, to some of the remotest and poorest parts of the world. Your generosity over the years to this appeal has been greatly appreciated.  Information leaflets on this year’s...
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Some Sums!

  The Doves celebrated Maths Week today by taking part in a marathon maths stations event. They did tremendous tables, lovely lines, acute angles and they even did gorgeous graphs. The winning team has to be decided yet, but great fun was had while learning a lot!
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Weather Alert

Milford NS will reopen on Wednesday 18th Oct 2017 at 8:55am. Many thanks for your cooperation.
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Coding in First Class

Ms. Munnelly’s First Class are busy at work as always. The children are enjoying incorporating “Bee-Bots” into their learning across the curriculum. The children have been coding the small bee-like robots to the correct answer on their bee-bot mat. The bee-bots...
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Autumn Nature Walk

Ms. Munnelly’s First Class had a lovely nature walk to the grounds of U.L. today. We collected lots of leaves that had fallen from the trees. There were leaves of all sorts – beech, horse chestnut, oak, sycamore and many more! We discussed the different colours,...
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Shakespeare has arrived

Shakin’ with Shakespeare is up and running for another year.  Many thanks to Ms. Murray for coordinating all activities.
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Piper Time

Many thanks to Philip Doran for calling to our school earlier today and entertaining everyone with beautiful music.  The boys and girls had great fun dancing and marching around the yard.
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Mapping Together

Following on from their SESE mapping & compass work last week, 1st Class used their prior knowledge to complete their School Maps today.
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Swimming Champion

Congratulations to Jack, our latest Munster Champion.  Jack recently won gold, silver and bronze medals in various swimming events.  We are very proud of your achievements Jack.  Well done!
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Busy Bees in Junior Infants

Junior Infants are really enjoying their first days in their new school.  They love working together in the classroom with their groups.  Today’s activity is takes a lot of concentration and teamwork!  Afterwards, they headed off to the gym for beanbag exercises!
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Friends for Life

Ms Larkin’s 5th class pupils were busy today learning the relaxation techniques of “pizza massage” and “Milkshake breathing”during the Friends for Life session.  Breathe in for 3, hold for 2, breathe out into the water for 3! #relaxation
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