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School News

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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Working Together

Senior Infants love working together.  Their classroom is a real hive of activity!  
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Harvest Time

Autumn has arrived and our Green School’s Coordinator, Mr. Denis O’Connor and his team have been rewarded with a bumper harvest after a very busy this year in our school garden.  The garden was dug, rotavated, raked, fertilised and new raised beds were constructed.  The children...
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Where are we going?

Ms. Rael’s First Class brought their Geography to life and headed off on an adventure.  They  used a map and a compass to navigate their way around the school.  Next stop is outside the building and then… the rest of the world!
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Seeds We Saw

Mrs Burke’s third class pupils had a wonderful time on their nature walk on the school grounds and they even found a Hawthorn Shieldbug!  
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Third Class Nature Walk

Ms. Cussen’s Third Class headed outside to explore the local environment.  One of their stops was at the “MNS Bug Hotel’.  Nature expert, Geoff Hunt, gave the pupils on a wonderful insight what life was like for the mini-beasts around our school.
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Teddy Bear Picnic

The children in Junior Infants had a wonderful day with their teddy bears. They brought their chairs and teddies outside to the courtyard.  It was a really beautiful day.  They  sang “Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic” and shared their sandwiches and goodies with...
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KNEX

Many thanks to the parents of our 6th Class 2017 who kindly donated a very generous gift to our school – a K’NEX education class set!  It is an excellent resource  to aid in the teaching of science, technology, engineering and math topics. Ms. Quinlan’s Fifth...
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Geoff Hunt Visit in First Class

Ms. Munnelly’s First Class had a lovely morning out and about on our school grounds with Geoff Hunt. The children were sent on a mission to find buttercups and daisies. The children brought these back to their classroom to look at under the microscope. Under the guidance of...
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Peter Pan Show

This year, Milford National School is 35 years young and will celebrate in spectacular style with the Students of 2017, in the University Concert Hall on 6th and 7th December.  Prepare to be enchanted by the Music, Dance and Costumes of Milford National School’s Forever Young, as...
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School Choir

Choir will recommence on Thursday 14th September. Choir takes place in the staffroom each week from 2:45-3:45pm. The choir is for children from 4th to 6th class. Members of the choir are asked to bring a cushion for sitting on, a black A4 folder with plastic pockets for storing...
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Dara Dever, Green-Schools Travel

 ‘School traffic is a major issue. If you use your car less on the school run you reduce risks at school gates, you reduce air pollution, you increase the health, awareness and alertness of your child before they’ve even got to their desk. Children are designed to be physically...
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BOM End of Year Report

End of Year Board of Management Report 2016/2017 Milford National School is a Roman Catholic School under the Patronage of the Diocese of Limerick. We, in Milford National School, dedicate ourselves to providing a holistic education for our children, where potential and...
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School Garden

Our Green School’s Coordinator, Mr. Denis O’Connor and his team have been very busy this year in our school garden.  The garden was dug, rotavated, raked, fertilised and new raised beds were constructed.  The children planted vegetable seeds and plants.  Many thanks to Joe Pond,...
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Booklists

Here are the booklists for the academic year 2016/17 Junior Infants Senior Infants First Class Second Class Third Class Fourth Class Fifth Class Sixth Class
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EMIGRANT SPIRITS

The children of fourth class have been busy over the past number of months. They researched the Great Famine that hit Ireland in the 1840’s and developed stories based on families leaving their homes in search of a new life in America. They then went on to produce a movie...
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Medal Presentation 2017

Munster and Ireland rugby star, Keith Earls, kindly visited our school on 26th June 2017 to present medals to the hurling and camogie teams.  He also spoke to the children and answered their many interesting questions.  Before Keith left, he visited Junior infants and surprised...
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Summer 2017 Edition of The Milford Gazette

The news teams final edition of the school year is a cracker! We say a fond farewell to two of our longest standing members of the Gazette, Saoirse and Seth, we congratulate the choir, camogie and hurling teams on their great success, and have lots of other stories and news...
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Fitness Fortnight

Fitness Fortnight began on Monday 19th June.  Pupils are engaging in a range of activities such as the egg & spoon races and three-legged races, the Rope Challenge, skipping, rounders,  Class marathons, school/class distance runs using the Map My Run app, playground games...
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School Lotto

Many thanks to everyone who played the school lotto this year.  The jackpot for our weekly lotto is capped at €7,500.  Our last Lotto Draw for this school year took place on Thursday, 22 June 2017. As the jackpot was not won this year, the Board of Management decided to offer...
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Sports Day

There was great excitement and enthusiasm for all the boys and girls of Milford N.S. today as the fine weather facilitated a fantastic sports day!                 
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Step Back in Time

On Thursday, June 15th, the school had a visit from historian Michael Moylan. All classes got the opportunity to listen to stories and to learn about a specific period in history. These ranged from the Vikings through to World War 1 and World War 2. Michael brought various...
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JEP Tour

Ms. Larkin’s Fifth Class went on their JEP tour on 14th June to Ballymorris Pottery in  Cratloe, Funworld and Supermacs  on the Ennis Road and finally to Ardnacrusha Power Station.  The trip was funded from the profits raised from their JEP product.  Many thanks to Ms. Sandra...
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Geoff Hunt

Fifth Class had a wonderful time recently exploring the River Shannon with nature expert Geoff Hunt.  The weather was beautiful which allowed the children to discover many insects and river creatures.  Fourth Class went in search of butterflies and Junior Infants had great fun...
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Music Generation

Music Generation is a Music Network initiative. The programme directly links with the National Music Curriculum areas and requirements. The Three Term structure corresponds with the Music Curriculum divisions – Listening/ Responding and Performing. The visiting musicians worked...
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Sinéad Kane

Sinéad Kane visited our school on Thursday 8th June at 11am. Classes from 4th, 5th, 6th were invited to hear her speak in the Don Bosco Centre and engaged and then engage in a question and answer session. Sinéad is an inspirational Irish athlete, having completed the World...
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Strawberry Workshop

Ms. Elaine Storan (Parent & UL student) visited Aaron Gallagher’s Fourth class on Friday 9th June to give a workshop on the strawberry plant.  As part of her studies, Elaine has completed an ICT teaching resource on the theme of strawberries. The resource is available to...
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Third Class Switch on Science

  Wagtails had fun in discovering how to make simple circuits for science class this week.  Their copies are full of the evidence of their learning about this and about static electricity.
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Pizza Day

All pupils who represented the school this year were rewarded with a Supermacs treat on Friday, 2nd June.  Well done to all the boys and girls who participated in all the extra-curricular activities this year, and who represented the school in the various competitions. A hu...
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Famine Times

Mr. Gallagher’s Fourth Class are very busy at the moment researching the history of the Great Famine.  They writing narrative stories based on their research and hope to produce a movie next month based on the same topic.  They have even constructed village scenes depicting...
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Camogie Champions 2017

Congratulations to the u/13 Girls’  Camogie Team who were crowned Limerick City Camogie Champions earlier today. They defeated a very talented Ballybrown team in the Gaelic Grounds.  It is a massive achievement for the girls and it is due in no small part to the dedication of the...
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Athletics Team Success

Congratulations to the MNS Athletics Team on their fantastic achievements this year in the Limerick Primary School Athletics competition in U.L. The Boys Team came second in a very tight battle in the A-division. The Girls Team won the A-division for the first time in MNS...
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School Lunches

Here are healthy lunchbox advice, tips and ideas from Caroline O’Donovan, Nutritionist with the National Dairy Council.  Please click here to view a copy of her suggestions.
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Your Child in Primary School

First published in 1995, and updated several times since then, Your Child in the Primary School – Tips for Parents has proved an outstanding success with both parents and teachers. It offers advice on how to prepare young children for their first days and months at school. In...
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Outdoor Reading Lesson

Ms. Quinlan’s Class took advantage of the fine weather today and enjoyed an outdoor reading lesson in our courtyard. Hopefully, we will have many more warm days this summer!
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Shakespeare Outing April 2017

Ms Murray and the Shakin’ with Shakespeare group attended a play in The Belltable Arts Theatre in Limerick City on April 28th. The show was entitled “I, Mavolio” and was written and performed by Tim Crouch, who is a renowned actor and playwright. The play was...
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Great Limerick Run 2017

Congratulations to all the pupils from our school who ran in the UL Sport Children’s Run for Fun at the Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run 2017  on Saturday, April 29. This fun event was sponsored by UL Sport and was organised by Barringtons Hospital Great Limerick Run in...
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Shannon Exploration with Geoff Hunt

Fifth Class had a wonderful time recently exploring the River Shannon with nature expert Geoff Hunt.  The weather was beautiful which allowed the children to discover many insects and river creatures.  Many thanks to Ms. Siobhán Fenton for coordinating  the Heritage in Schools...
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Under 13 Hurling Team 2017

Our school U13 Hurling Team began their campaign last week.  Unfortunately, the team were defeated in an excellent match versus Patrickswell N.S.  The boys will play Monaleen N.S. next Wednesday in a local derby. Best of luck to the team!
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MNS Book Swap Day

The Student Council have organised a MNS Book Swap Day. Each child is invited to bring in an old book from home that they have finished with and would be happy to swap with another child. We will be sending a note home to parents today to inform them. The children must understand...
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The Milford Gazette

Included in the March edition last month was a Six Nations Rugby Roundup, Country Corner on Brunei, Healthy Lunch ideas and lots more! We hope you enjoy reading it! March 2017 Edition of The Milford Gazette
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