Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards 2016

posted Apr 25, 2016, 7:47 AM by St Vincent's Convent National School Cork

St. Vincent’s Convent Primary School shortlisted in this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards

Awards ceremony to take place on 5 May 2016

St. Vincent’s Convent Primary School has been shortlisted in the Best Female Performance in a Leading Role and Best Overall School Musical categories for its production of Getting to Know the Sound of Music.

A group of children will now travel to a special awards ceremony at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on Thursday, 5 May 2016 where the winners will be announced. RTÉ Two Tube presenters Stephen Byrne and Bláthnaid Treacy will host the event, with a special guest performance yet to be announced. We are so proud of all of the children that were involved in our production of Getting to Know the Sound of Music, which was originally staged in our school hall in February 2015, to rapturous praise from parents, staff and the entire school community. 

The highly successful awards were set up by Bord Gáis Energy to recognise and reward participation in drama in schools. This year, 2,888 entries were received from 351 primary and secondary schools across Ireland. St. Vincent's  is lucky enough to be one of four schools chosen to perform on the stage of the theatre, an opportunity that many professional actors would love to be given.

This year’s judging panel comprised actress Amy Huberman; playwright Marina Carr; Strictly Come Dancing star Tristan MacManus; author Sarah Webb; set and costume designer Maree Kearns; Bord Gáis Energy Theatre manager Stephen Faloon and Bord Gáis Energy communications manager, Irene Gowing.

Commenting on the shortlist Irene Gowing, communications manager for Bord Gáis Energy said: “The standard of this year’s entries was exceptional, showing the wealth of talent in schools across the country, and I’ve no doubt there are many stars in the making. For the judges, this meant a really tough job narrowing down our shortlist. I would like to thank all teachers and students in Cork who entered, as well as the parents who support them. Congratulations to all the shortlisted Cork schools and students and we look forward to the welcoming you all at the awards ceremony on the 5 May.”

The full 2016 shortlist is available to view at

An Gaoth Aneas 6th class

posted Mar 20, 2015, 7:40 AM by St Vincent's Convent National School Cork

Recorder Practice recording of An Gaoth Aneas

Ms. Matthews

Sound of Music radio interview 96FM.

posted Feb 8, 2015, 5:02 PM by St Vincent's Convent National School Cork

The cast and choir of our upcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music were recently
visited at rehearsal by Elmarie Mawe, presenter of The Arts House radio programme every Sunday morning on Cork's 96FM.   Elmarie, who is herself a past pupil of St. Vincent's, came to interview the children about their experiences of preparing for the musical, and to hear a snippet of the wonderful music that is to come on the performance nights of Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th February, 2015. The children sang beautifully and recorded enthusiastic and articulate comments on their characters as well as the rehearsal process and their hopes for the future. To catch a podcast of the full radio interview, please click the link below.

Huge thanks to Elmarie for coming to visit us, and for having us on her show.

The Sound of Music at St. Vincent's!

posted Feb 8, 2015, 4:47 PM by St Vincent's Convent National School Cork

The countdown is almost done, the wait is nearly over..... just 2 more sleeps until the children of St. Vincent's tread the boards in our school production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music. After months of rehearsing, sewing, building, advertising and much more, we are ready. The talented children of our school have been so conscientious, excited and hard working throughout all of our musical preparations. It has been a wonderful experience for all involved, and the children have been a joy to work with. The halls are buzzing with music, laughter and anticipation of our "opening night".  We begin our run with a matinee performance on Wednesday the 11th February at 12.30 pm, followed by two evening performances on Wednesday the 11th and Thursday 12th February, both at 7.30pm. The evening performances are now SOLD OUT! Limited tickets may be available for the matinee performance. For details contact the school office. 

Sound of Music rehearsals

There will also  be a raffle at each performance, with fantastic prizes to be won. An evening certainly not to be missed! 

Science Week 2014

posted Oct 25, 2014, 1:08 AM by St Vincent's Convent National School Cork

The Celebrate Science Festival will run in conjunction with Science Week Ireland from November 9th to 16th 2014. There are a number of free workshops happening in and around University College Cork for the Celebrate Science Family Fun Day on Sunday November 9th. It is taking place in the Western Gateway building, UCC at 12 noon to 5pm. There will be lots of science based workshops, displays, talks, and demonstrations. Choose from molecular gastronomy, Lego workshops, Maths, Disgusting Digestion and lots more. Some workshops need to be booked in advance. 

Please visit the Celebrate Science website to find out more and to book places!

New School Year, New Principal!

posted Sep 6, 2014, 3:25 PM by St Vincent's Convent National School Cork   [ updated Sep 6, 2014, 3:31 PM ]

Welcome back to school to all the children, parents and staff of St. Vincent's for the new school year 2014-2015. There are lots of changes happening in our school this year. We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new Principal, Ms. Niamh O' Sullivan. Ms. O' Sullivan is well known to all in St. Vincent's. We wish her every success  in her new position and hope she enjoys many years of fulfillment and happiness here in St. Vincent's. Best wishes also to our new H.S.C.L co-ordinator, Ms. Aedamar Ní Shiochrú. Lots of exciting things are planned for the new school year, so let's get started! Welcome back!!!!!

St. Vincent's Enrolment 2014-2015 is open.

posted May 9, 2014, 6:45 AM by St Vincent's Convent National School Cork   [ updated May 12, 2014, 1:27 PM ]

St Vincent's Convent NS is now enrolling for Junior Infants Boys and Girls for 2014-2015. Please contact the School at 021 4306909 for further information and enrolment forms. Please surf this website and
St Vincents Kidszone to see what we get up to in St. Vincent's!!! Happy surfing!!!

Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

posted Feb 20, 2014, 5:11 AM by St Vincent's Convent National School Cork

A number of girls from 5th and 6th class were invited to participate in Blarney Street CBS' production of "Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" recently. The girls and boys rehearsed a lot over many weeks for this performance, learning songs such as Close Every Door, Pharaohs Song, Go Go Go Joseph and Any Dream Will Do. They had two matinee performances and two evening performances of the show on the 11th and 12th of February 2014. They all sang, danced and acted excellently. All of the children did their schools and themselves proud. The proceeds of the show went to help building a school for street children in Zambia. We look forward to many future collaborations with Blarney Street CBS boys and their wonderful teachers Mrs Griffin, Mr Murphy and principal Mr Lynch. Well done to all involved. 

Joseph photos

Welcome Back!

posted Sep 10, 2013, 2:34 PM by St Vincent's Convent National School Cork   [ updated Sep 10, 2013, 2:37 PM ]

Welcome back to all the pupils, parents, teachers and staff of St. Vincent's! This coming school year is going to be full of happiness, laughter, learning and wonderful experiences. The very best of luck to the children going into their new classes with new teachers, to the teachers with all of the wonderful children coming into you, and to all the parents and other staff members and friends of the school. Go n-éirí libh go léir sa scoilbhliain 2013!

Speech and Drama concert

posted Mar 26, 2013, 12:52 PM by St Vincent's Convent National School Cork

Following our success at Feis Maitiu 2013, we all gathered in the hall to hear special performances from the children from 2nd to 6th class. Each class showcased the poems they had performed in the Feis. The girls gave excellent renditions of their choral verse, with poems such as the Dance of the Thirteen Skeletons and dánta like Na Coisithe and Anseo i lár an Gleanna. Through engaging in choral verse, the children have learned the valuable skills of turn taking, working together in large groups, vocal discipline, and elocution, as well as experiencing standing on stage with their classmates and performing to an audience. Huge thanks goes to Mrs O Halloran and all of the teachers for preparing the children so well.

Speech concert march 2013

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