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Maths week 14th October to 19th October. Mrs Meehan organised lego and brick stations in the hall during this week and every class got to work with another class and build and make interesting items. 

Board of Management elections will be held this term and a new Board of Management will be formed at end of November. 

Gymnastics will start again with Patsy Reilly after Mid term .Classes 5 € per pupil for 6 weeks instead of 12 € as the classes are subsidised by the Parents Association .

Parents Association are holding an 80s disco in the Golf Club on Saturday 30th November. The money raised will be used to subsidise gymnastics , music, swimming , coding classes in our school this year.

Gabby Hurley celebrating her win with her class after winning the Under 12 Cork Camogie final. Gabby played on the winning team.

Confirmation will be held on Tuesday 25th February 2020

First Communion will be held on Saturday 9th May 2020.

School will  be closed on Tuesday 24th September to facilitate staff training 



Welcome back everyone and we hope you had a lovely holiday. September is a busy month in school and there are lots of things happening . We welcome our new Junior Infants this year and our new pupils in the Rainbow Room and Butterfly room and the new pupils who have joined other classes throughout the school. We hope everyone has a happy year in school .


We wish everyone a happy and safe summer. School reopens on Thursday August 29th . We look forward to seeing you all when school reopens. 

Active School Week 2019 #ASW19

What a busy week it has been! Make sure to check out @KanturkGNS on Twitter and Kanturk Newsletter on facebook for our recent updates.

It really has been fun filled with a balance between participation and a slight fun element of competition for some of the older classes. We are always very active and healthy in Kanturk GNS and love Active School Week every year.

Activities occur during this time and throughout the year which hopes to gives the children in the school a splash of various activities which they can take part in outside of school.

Check out the Active School section of this website also and feel free to look at some photos there and below to get an idea of the opportunities available all week.

We would also like to thank parents, members of our community and some clubs that volunteered their time during the week. #varietyisthespiceoflife


It is June , the last month of our school year.

Active School takes place from Monday 9th June to Friday 14th June. Active Week includes school tours which are activity based outings, skipathon, Sports day, our school dance 'Under the Sea', Walks in park, exercise classes, kangoo jumps, tag rugby, soccer, camogie, volley ball and other fun activities . 

On Friday 14th June we will raise our 4th Green Flag and the Digital School of Distinction flag. All parents/guardians and families are invited to attend the event and have a cuppa as well at 11.30 am . 


May is a busy month and there's lots happening in our school.

Well done to 4th & 5th  class who won a Clic News award from January-March 2019 .

Our Marine Green Flag  and Digital School Flag will be raised in the school on Friday June 14th. All parents, Grandparents , families welcome to attend this special occasion.

There will be a recyclable clothes collection in our school on Tuesday June 5th . All bags of old clothes, shoes etc are welcome and can be dropped to school from Friday 31st May. 

Our new Junior Infants for next school year are invited to the school for a visit on Thursday 12th June at 2p.m.

School tours for this term are as follows- Junior Infants picnic in Kanturk

Senior Infants visit to Grenagh Pet Farm Thursday 6th June 

Ist2nd/3rd Lets Go Activity day GAA complex Mallow Monday 10th June

4th/5th/6th Ballyhass Lakes Adventure Centre Monday 10th June 

A group of girls are  travelling to  the Aviva Stadium Dublin to take part in the Aldi National Tag Rugby Festival Wednesday 22nd May

Green school Committee are helping to paint benches in the town park and money from our Easter Egg raffle is being donated to the Tidy Towns Committee to buy plants 


May Newsflash!!

News just in.......

Kanturk GNS has been awarded their 4th Green School Marine Flag!!!!! Well done to all the Committee for all thie hard work!

Lots happening in Kanturk GNS at the moment.

Congratulations to 2nd class who received their First Holy Communion on Saturday. Recently, TY Students from Coláiste Treasa were on work experience. They helped in lots of different ways including football skills lessons.

5th/6th recently took part in the Aldi Rugby Blitz. Thanks to Olan from Kanturk Rugby for organising this.

Camogie has been taking place with Esther from some of the older classes. We are delighted to have her teaching the girls some fantastic fundamentals.

Aileen Lehane has been completing a dance with the whole school at the minute. Watch this space........ On Friday, 10th of May 2019, The Whole School participated in the Daily Mile in the local park and 4th and 5th did some gradening. Take a look out the front of the school when you get a chance! Take a look at some snaps below!!

Welcome back to all our pupils and staff after the Easter break. We hope you all enjoyed the holiday.  800 € was raised from our Easter Egg Raffle and this money will go towards the Down Syndrome Centre Cork and subsidising school trips. Many thanks to the shops that sponsored our eggs and to those who bought all the raffle tickets. 

There will be a recyclable clothes collection in our school on Tuesday 7th May. All bags of old clothes, shoes will be greatly appreciated. 

First Communion will be held on Saturday 11th May at 11am.


Kanturk GNS were very busy as always just before Easter. History and Science projects were on display in the Hall for classes to see. Projects were in commemoration of 1916 and for Engineering Week. The Active School Committee organised Volleyball, egg and spoon races and circuit activities for some classes for Easter. See a sample of photos below!



Our Annual Easter Egg Raffle will be held on Friday April 12th in school.


Easter eggs have been donated by SuperValu, Lidl and Spar. Tickets cost 50 cent for 1 strip and €1  for 3 strips. The money raised will go towards the Down Syndrome centre in Cork and subsidising school events.



Many thanks to all who supported our Book Fair. €3,560 was raised. We are very appreciative of all those who helped out and supported the event. The school will be able to access free books from the Book company due to the large sales.

Tag Rugby continues with Olan Daly until Easter and all classes are enjoying the sessions. Ms Guineys 6th class and Ms O Riordans Junior Infants and First are going to Scoil Mhuire gym every Monday until the Easter holidays to do activities with Transition Year students. We are very appreciative to Scoil Mhuire for facilitating this.

Our revised Child Protection Statement,  Risk Assessment policy and Enrolment policy will be in the policy section of this website this week. Parents are invited to read them as theses policies are among the mandatory policies of the school.