• Fundraising – Brighter School, Brighter Future!


    We are thrilled with the upgrades that the library, offices, SEN rooms, reception area, staffroom/kitchen and school gardens have all benefited from, thanks to the significant efforts of the school community.

    The next step in the in the school’s development is painting and renovating classrooms. A student’s learning experience is heavily impacted by the classroom design around them. Our teachers already work hard to ensure that classrooms are inspiring, engaging places for our pupils to learn – and we hope to add further to this by painting the rooms, putting new flooring as necessary and reorganising fixtures and fittings. We want to maximize the potential of our rooms even further – and have bright, clean, spacious, flexible spaces, which inspire pupils and teachers alike.

    Over the Hallowe'en midterm break of 2017 our 1st Class classroom was earmarked for renovation. A MASSIVE thank you is due to Vivian Prout, our school caretaker, who worked tirelessly on the project. He was ably assisted by Roger (our cleaner), Lorna and Shirley (our SECAD workers), our former caretaker Martin and other volunteers. So míle buíochas to Vivian and the team!

    In terms of costing approximately €7,000 was spent, and therefore is needed to renovate a classroom:
    • Flooring: €3250
    • Painting: €1500
    • Blinds: €550
    • Furniture: €1500
    • Additional Services (Installation of IT etc.): €200

    We are re-launching our fundraising drive, with a target of €7,000 so that we can undertake renovating our next classroom in 2019. We are already 34% of the way there!!!!

    Many thanks to the following for their contribution to our fundraising:

    • Thanks to a private donation, the cost of the blinds €550 has already been covered. Míle Buíochas ó chroí!

    • The school & local community raised €200 through the Clothing Collection in October 2018.

    • Douglas Credit Union kindly donated €500. Míle Buíochas!

    • Ward & Burke Construction Ltd kindly donated €200. Many thanks!

    • Keary's CarStore kindly donated €500 in December 2018. Go raibh maith agaibh!

    • Crossgun Lanes Ltd generously donated €300 was received in December 2018. Thank You!

    • Santa Sunday: A massive €3463.65 was donated by our Parents' Association - the proceeds from Santa Sunday in December 2018! Maith sibh!

    • Macroom Motors kindly donated €100 in January 2019. Míle Buíochas!

    Audi Cork generously donated €200 in January 2019. Míle Buíochas!

    Cogans Carrigaline were kind enough to donate €100 in January 2019. Thank You!

    If you would like to get involved with fundraising in the school, or make a contribution in anyway, please don't hesitate to contact the office on 021-4842159. You can also click on the 'DONATE' button below to make a donation through PayPal, or with a credit / debit card.

    The school is a registered charity (Charity No: CHY7112) and so companies etc. making donations can often claim tax relief against their donation. If you know of any companies interested in making donations to a charity - it might be mutually beneficial!

    Registered Charity No: CHY 7112


    In March 2017 we kicked off a fundraising drive, with the aim to raise enough money to get the school fully painted both inside and out! The cost of this is significant! We estimate we will need €25,000 to €30,000. We are so fortunate that the school and local communities have gotten behind this drive and as of February 2018, we are over the €10,800 mark!!! Over 1/3 of the way there! Those funds were raised through:
    • Private Donations €3,995
    • Clothing Collection €501
    • Red Day €318
    • School Choir Fundraising Performance €1,100
    • Tax Back on Charitable Donations €1933
    • Corporate Donations €1750
    • Table Quiz Fundraiser €1,270

    Other Fundraising

    • We are blessed to have a very active Parents' Association, who are extremely generous with their time and funds raised, who fund many varied initiatives in the school such as the school library, garden, sporting equipment, IT equipment etc.

    • We have also been lucky enough to receive corporate sponsorship recently from CONTRACTING PLUS, who sponsored new jerseys for our GAA, Basketball and Athletics squads! So a huge thank you to them.

    • Our Student Council are also active fundraisers. The proceeds of their READATHON last year went to school library funds. The funds raised from their other activities have been donated to Breakthrough Cancer Research, Temple Street, Goal, St. Vincent de Paul etc. to name but a view.

  • Archive | Fundraising


    Lavanagh Fundraiser

    Friday October 27th was a busy day in Scoil Barra Naofa. Every pupil made such an effort to dress up and assemble extremely creative costumes. The standard was exceptionally high and the Student Council found it very difficult to pick two winners. The two winners were Abby ONeill from 5th …

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    Table Quiz Fundraiser!

     We are thrilled to announce that €1270 was raised at last Friday night’s Table Quiz Fundraiser, held in Monkstown Sailing Club. Our sincere and heartfelt thanks to all who attended on the night, as all of the participants were particularly generous when it came purchasing raffle tickets! Almost €1000 was …

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    Sciath na Scol

    Well done to the Sciath na Scol teams who played against Crab Lane N. S. in Passage today. Both teams played well and showed great team spirit against stiff competition. Maith sibh! Special thanks to Fergal Lennon and his company Contracting Plus for their generous  sponsorship of the new GAA …

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    Red Day

    Good luck to Cork in the All Ireland Camogie Championships on Sunday from all in Scoil Barra Naofa! Go n-eirí an t-ádh libh!


    Many thanks to the families who supported the day as a fundraiser. €304 was raised for the school development fund!!! See our fundraising page for more …

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    Novartis Project

    Today Scoil Barra Naofa welcomed a team of 12 volunteers from Novartis to work on a volunteer project based here in the school. The project was supported and funded by NRL (Novartis Ringaskiddy Limited) and NIPBI (Novartis International Pharmaceutical Branch Ireland) and we were thrilled that our project was selected. …

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    Love Reading Month

    Love Reading Month was an amazing success in Scoil Barra Naofa. Every teacher and student was very enthusiastic and diligent in their participation. All of the classes loved D.E.A.R. and it is hoped that it will be carried on for the rest of the year. The other activities were also …

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    Book Fair

    Our thanks to everyone who supported our Book Fair this week which has once again been a tremendous success and has resulted in over 1,500 euro worth of books for our school library. Well done to the winners of the raffle for book vouchers : Fionn Fitzgerald (J.Infs.), Freya O’ …

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