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Concert Night! December 2017! Behind the scenes!

Christmas Boxes

Thank you to all who sent in Christmas Boxes for children in need. Thirty eight boxes were collected by Norah Collins on behalf of Team Hope.

Here are some of the children from 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th with their boxes.


Halloween in Tineteriffe!


Hunt Museum Visit, September 2017!


On the 9 th of September 2017, 5 th and 6 th class went to the Hunt Museum in County Limerick. We went there as we learn about art at school. We went to see paintings by two famous Irish artists, Jack B Yeats and Paul Henry.

First, we got on the bus and we drove to the Hunt Museum. My partner was Hannah and Sophie’s was Heather.

Then, we got to the Hunt Museum and went to the Viking workshop and got to touch all the interesting artefacts. Our guide was Shay and he told us all about Viking history. There were weapons and combs and stuff they used in their own lives.

Next we went to see the fabulous paintings by Jack B Yeats and Paul Henry .Sophie’s favourite artist was Paul Henry and mine was Jack B Yeats.

Finally we were finished at the art exhibition in the Hunt Museum and we set off on our journey back to Tineteriffe N.S.

We learnt a lot at the Hunt Museum about Jack B Yeats and Paul Henry .We would definitely recommend it to others .It was a great day out with all our friends.

By Sally, 5th Class!


Recount: Our Trip to the Hunt Museum

On Tuesday the 9 th of September, 2017 we went to the Hunt museum with 6 th class to see the Jack. B. Yeats and Paul Henry exhibition. We went because it was part of our art curriculum.

First we got on the bus. I was sitting beside Scott, my friend. I had already been to the exhibition but I liked it the first time so I was excited.

Then we got to the museum. We had to wait for the 5 th class to look at the pictures but we got a handling session while we were waiting. A man showed us things from Viking times such as swords, armour and clothing items.

After that we got to see the pictures .They were really good and it was interesting learning about them. I also loved learning about the artists themselves. I liked Paul Henry’s paintings more than Yeats.

It was a great trip. I would definitely recommend it. It was really interesting and I enjoyed it a lot

By: Alex, 5 th Class

U21 Cups visit Tineteriffe!

Tineteriffe was delighted to have the Munster U21 and the All Ireland U21 cups visit! Ann Fanning, mother to past pupil Darragh ( full back on the Limerick team), brought them for us to enjoy! The children enjoyed hoisting them victoriously in the air! Hopefully one of them will the the opportunity to do so in the future!


Final day for 6th class; Presentations and farewells!

Infant School Tour, June 2017

Infant School Tour.

The infants had a great year on their school tour, travelling to a farm firstly and then onto Dreamworld to finish. All had a lovely time!



Mayoral Visit to Tineteriffe!


Mayoral Visit to Tineteriffe!

We were delighted to welcome the Limerick mayor, Kieran O' Hanlon to Tineteriffe N.S. He was joined by the deputy mayor, Noel Gleeson and local councillor, Brigid Teefy. He wore his robes and mayoral chain and we were all interested to learn a little about the hisory of the chain and the role of the mayor in Limerick.

In honour of his visit, we wore our Cappamore and Limerick colours and sang a local song 'The Fair of Cappamore', to welcome him to our parish. We were pleased to find out that he was a rugby fan as our parting song is the well known rugby and Limerick song, 'There is an Isle!


5th class with the Limerick mayor, Kieran O' Hanlon

Junior and Senior Infants with the Limerick mayor!
5th and 6th classes with the Limerick mayor!


Limerick Clean Up in Tineteriffe!

Pancake Day!

Pancake Day in Tineteriffe is one of the children's favourite day in school! The Parent's Council were busy cooking and tossing pancake to feed all the classes! All proceeds this year went to the 95FM Stop Tour.


10@10! Tineteriffe Keep Fit together!

10@10! Tineteriffe joins Operation Transformation!





Halloween Fun!


Congratulation to the Cappamore Camogie Team!!!

Tineteriffe N.S. were delighted to welcome the newly promoted Cappamore camogie team to our school! What a great achievement!

Many of the girls in Tineteriffe play camogie and seeing such enthusiasm for the game is a great incentive to continue to practise and participate! Thanks to all who visited!!!



6th Class Graduation, Congratulations!

6th Class, 2008 - 2016!

Congratulations to Tineteriffe's 6th class who graduated on a lovely summers evening. It was a very nostalgic night as we remembered their eight years spent in school.

Thanks to Fr. Browne who celebrated mass and also to the Parent's Council who prepared a wonderful feast for us all to enjoy afterwards.

We wish them all the very best in their chosen secondary schools.


Teddy Bear Picnic in 1st and 2nd class, June 2016!


Infant Tour to Parsons Green, June 2016

1st and 2nd class tour to Middleton Farm, June 2016

4th and 5th Class Forts


Raising of the Irish Flag on Proclamation Day!

March 15th, 2016!

What a beautiful day and a wonderful setting for the raising of the Irish flag on Proclamation Day! Tineteriffe pupils and staff gathered in the school garden to proudly assert our Irishness. We sang Hail Glorious St. Patrick to begin, followed by an excerpt from the proclamation. Then as Caoilinn played an old Irish air on the concertina, Rose, Heather and Alex, hoisted the Irish flag into the sunshine and gusting breeze.

We prayed for all those who died during the rising, the first world war, and loved ones whom we ourselves remembered. Finally we hoped for peace thoughout the world and an end to violence. As we faced the Irish flag, all voices joined in song to conclude with Amhran na bhFiann.

The rest of the day was enjoyed by all, with a ceilí and a trath na gceist, and more lovely events to look forward to on Wednesday as a continuation of our Seachtain na Ghaeilge!

Seachtain na nGaeilge!

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Swimming Dates;

Juniors and Seniors



First, Second and Third Classes


4th, 5th and 6th Classes


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Team Tineteriffe!

Athletics in Cappamore!

Today   5th and 6th girls and boys went into Cappamore to do athletics. It was really fun and we did lots of activities. We raced against Scoil Chathriona, Bilboa  and Croom .We start off with chest pushing and triple jumps and vertical jumps .I did the chest push. Then we had lunch and afterwards we did the running and obstacle courses. We won some and we lost some . At the end we took a picture and we got back on the bus and went back to school.

Anna; 6th Class.

My Athletics Competition!!!

On   Thursday , 3rd 4th 5th and 6th went to Cappamore sports hall for an athletics competition. We were against Bilboa, Scoil Chaitriona and Croom. All schools were really good. First we did all the field events. That was stuff like chest push, jumping, javelin and stuff like that. It was kind of hard to see how we did in that field events because a lot of them went on at the same time.  
After a while we started on the running events. Tineteriffe won both of the races I was in. Tineteriffe won most of their running races actually. If we get through to the next round, we will be going up to Athlone for the national competition. Everyone had a great day anyway.

Rose; 6th Class

Today   most of 4th 5th and 6th class went to Cappamore sports hall for athletics. 4th class were the junior group and 5th and 6th class were the senior group. The first group to go were the junior group they were very good and fit. Next the senior group went and they were great. The schools that went were Tineteriffe, Scoil Cathriona and Bilboa. There were Ty students and college students there to help us out through the day. The people that organised the event provided snacks and drinks for all the school and we all had our own lunch as well so we were not hungry . We got back to the school at around 1:30 to 2:00. We had a lot of fun on our day out and we are lucky that we get opportunities like these ones. We are grateful to our teachers for bringing us to the athletics.

Jeffery; 6th Class



Ist and 2nd Class;

On   Wednesday   17th of February   teacher let us have a Bring and Show Day. We had some interesting things such as a planetarium, a horseshoe, American dollars, daffodils, a certificate and an American baseball bat. We looked at constellations. One of them is called Hercules and another Cassiopeia . We played a game on the White board where we had to find the constellations . It was difficult but fun.  
Written by Shane and Jacob (2nd class)  


This is a picture of 1st and 2nd class proudly displaying all their wonderful objects!


Community Games East Limerick Competition!

Well done to the 5th and 6th class quiz teams that participated in the table quiz held in the Community Centre in Cappamore on Sunday 14th of February. One of the teams came 2nd and go forward to the county competition to be held in the Woodlands Hotel!

County Competition

The next round of the Community Games Quiz takes place on  Thursday  25th February in the Fitzgerald's Woodlands House Hotel, Adare at 7pm sharp.

School from East Limerick who have qualified are;
Cloverfield N.S.
Tineteriffe N.S.
Bilboa N.S.
Monaleen N.S.



Pancake Tuesday in Tineteriffe!

Infants tossing the pancakes!

Yummy, yummy! Happy faces!

Up, up and away!

What a throw!

Well done!

Smiles all round from 3rd class!

5th and 6th classes!

Thanks to the wonderful Parent's Council for organising one of the children's favourite events of the year! The money raised was for iCan, a children's arthritis network. €280 is on its way to this worthy cause!

Enjoying their first Pancake Day in Tineteriffe

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Board of Management Meetings; 2017-2018

The Board of Management met on Monday 2nd of October at 8.30pm. Denis Leonard detailed the treasurers report. Kitty Sheehan gave an account of events in school since the last meeting in her principal's report. THe Boards reviewed the latest ammendments to the Child Protection Policy and ratified them. The Substance AbusePolicy was also reviewed with no ammendments. The Board discussed the planning permission next door in particular the Section 47 atttached. The Board welcomed the new Parents Council newly appointed. Summer works carried out in the school were detailed. The Board will meet next in November.

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Christmas Celebration!


Congratulations to 1st and 2nd! What a win! Look at their video!!

Cathal and Ruth received the prize from Aodhan O' Riordain at Farmleigh House on Thursday 10th December.


Someone like me

Someone like me

I am special

I’m unique


We all look different in every way

We are brown, we are blonde, I am red, hip hurray.


Some are quiet, some are shy

Some can often easily cry,

Some are calm and some are wild,

Full of laughter in their mind.


We like to draw and we like to write,

We like to colour into the night,

We like to run and we like to play,

We love to do Maths all day.



We can’t all hear with our ear,

We can’t all talk or walk,

Some of us find it hard to learn

We all have different needs.


We must remember every day,

People are different in every way,

Be kind to others with different needs,

Give them a chance to shine


Give them a chance to shine!



1st and 2 nd class entered a competition in October called ’Someone like me’ run by the Dept of Justice and Equality. It was a competition to raise awareness and acceptance of people with special needs. We got word on Monday 1st December, that we were the Limerick County Finalist! We are very excited to have won 2,000 euro worth of computer equipment for our school and so we go forward with a chance of winning at all Ireland level.

Well done 1st and 2nd Class and their teacher Mrs. C. Ryan!


4 th and 5 th classes cooked pumpkin soup using pumpkin that they grew in the school garden. The children contributed extra vegetables and coconut milk!

The soup was served with home-made spelt rolls baked that morning by the Spratt family. It was delicious and nutritious and all leftovers were enjoyed by our resident hens/ composter!

Presentation of the Irish Flag to Tineteriffe N.S., November 2015

They presented us with an Irish flag. the green on the flag represents the Irish republic. The white means peace. And the orange is to represent Northern Ireland.
Jeffrey; 6th class reporter!

A moments silence for victims of terrorism

Today two people from the defence forces came to our very proud school. They came and presented us with an Irish flag and the Irish proclamtion that was first read on the steps of the GPO 100 years ago! The men told us about weaponery and going abroad. They both had a lot of medals. They answered all of our questions very well!
Grace; 6th class reporter.

They were telling us not to leave the Irish flag up when it is dark and to raise it when it is bright!
Jamie; 5th class reporter!


Today the Irish Defence Forces visited Tineteriffe N.S. They presented the Irish flag to the school. Two members of the army came. They told the pupils about the 1916 rising. The school also had a moment of silence for the victims of the Paris attack.Then the pupils asked questions of the two visitors. Two students read out a section from the proclamation and finally the school sang Amhráin na BhFiann.

Reporter; Emma 6th Class!

Today two members of the Irish Defence Forces came to visit our school. They presented us with an Irish flag and an Irish proclamation. They told us all about their journeys across the world and what it is like to be in the army. They told us about the guns and vehicles the use. Every morning they raise the Irish flag and in the evening they lower the flag. They make sure it doesn't touch the ground. They also told us about the meaning of the flag's colours and who created the flag. When the soldiers left, we all gave them a round of applause.

Reporter; Anna 6th class reporter!

Two memn from the army came to our school today. The sergeant was talking all abour the flag. The corporal had six or seven medals. They were wearing a sort of blazer, a green tie and a sort of very light gree shirt. they were alos wearing a cap with a flat surface on the top. They answeree nearly all of our questions. Anna and Ogie went up to receive the flag. WE all had a great time. I might want to join the army my self when I am older.

Seamus; 5th class reporter!


Recipe writing, fairy cake making and decorating in 1st and 2nd classes, Nov 2015

Ist and 2nd Class Art Work!


Remember if you see a bee, let it be! November 2015

Buzzing with Bees!

We had a very informative session with Sinead Finn about bees, their habitat and habits. Not only that, but she helped us to create different things to encourage and support bees on our school grounds. 5th and 6th made a bee hotel, which allows solitary bees ( of which there are 78 different varieties in Ireland) set up home. Other classes created flower papers which can be laid on the soil in spring time so that wild flowers will grow. The species chosen are favourites of bees.


Great fun in Tineteriffe on our Dress Up Day in aid of the ISPCA!

The junior and senior infants about to tuck into their delicious Halloween cupcakes! They had great fun baking in their classroom using the eggs they collected from our Tineteriffe hens every morning.

Halloween Dress Up!

What a great day we had in Tineteriffe surrounded by all sorts of ghouls and monsters! Many characters from stories and films visited us and we all laughed at the ingenuity shown by the boys and girls!

The money we collect as part of the dress up is donated to the ISPCA in Limerick to help rehouse and feed animals in need.

Have a lovely Halloween break!



History in the Infant Room!

Juniors and senior infants brought in toys that their mums, dads, grannies and grandads had when they were small.We had great fun looking at the old toys and comparing them to some of our new toys.

October 2015!


Our new junior Infants September 2015!

A Circle of Friends

We've joined together as classmates
as the new year begins...
A year full of learning
while we become friends.
We'll share and be kind
as we work and play.
And our friendship will grow
with each passing day.

Juniors and seniors











Cappamore County Champions!

The pupils of Tineteriffe were delighted to welcome Cappamore's football champions to our school. Paul Leahy ( captain ) explained to the children about the cups they'd won and their journey to the final. Many of the children wore their Cappamore colours for the occasion.

On the concert night in the community centre in Cappamore, three of the team; Brian Leahy, Andy Murphy and Seamus Humphries (a past pupil) presented medals to the winning football and hurling teams of 2012. It was a pleasure to welcome our sixth class boys of last year onto the stage.

The New Classroom has begun!

Foundations being dug.

Sub floor being compressed.

October 2011

The diggers are in! The classroom work has begun with some of the clearance work in the carpark begun also! Each day we have something new to admire and interest from the children in the development is huge!


Children admiring work in nearby carpark area.

  Closures for 2017-2018
October Monday 30th October- Friday 3rd November
December Christmas Concert; 13th December at 7.30pm. Christmas Holidays; Close at 12.30pm Friday, 22nd December

Monday, 8th January, School reopens after Chrismas Holidays. Parent Teacher Meetings; Tues 23rd and Thurs 25th Jan from 3-5pm. Children home at 1.55pm both days.

February Monday 12th to Friday 16th February, Mid Term Break
March Easter holidays; School closes at 12.30pm on Friday 23rd, March
April School reopens on Monday, 9th April
May Saturday 19th; Holy Communion
June Summer Holidays; Thursday 28th June,School closes at 12.30 p.m.

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Green Flag Day

A proud day for Tineteriffe N.S. as we welcomed our local hero to hoist our Green Flag.

John Hayes and the staff and pupils of Tineteriffe N.S.

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Winner of best picture in the , 'Farmers Journal'

Let's grow potatoes!!

This is a picture of our potatoes. It is called “The borrowers steal our spuds!”.

We planted our crop in February. We’ll harvest them in June. We took this photo for a competition. Hopefully we’ll be in the Irish Farmers Journal. We measured the spuds for two weeks and now they’re over a metre long and we had a spud rota for the measurements. We water the spuds every day. We’re making a scrap book for the competition. We made a chart to see how much spuds we eat. We’re looking forward to digging up our giant spuds in June so wish us well!

By Meabh and Ryan




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