World Book Day 2023

The classrooms of the Prep School were overrun with Harry Potters, Willy Wonkas, Wimpy Kids and much more for World Book Day 2023. Classes enjoyed various book themed activities throughout the day including a  World Book Day 2023 Guess the teacher activity based on teachers hiding behind their favourite books. Boys drafted acrostic poems based on READING and 4th Class boys took inspiration from the official World Book Day song and worked in groups to compose and perform their own literary themed songs to mark the occasion.

World Book Day 2023 Guess the teacher


International Day 2023

The CBC Preparatory School Parents’ Council ran a hugely successful International Day in January which was greatly enjoyed by all. The packed itinerary included musical recitals, Irish dancing demonstration, Indian dancing demonstration, a Kung Fu demonstration and  a Moroccan tea making demonstration. This was in addition to the numerous “country tables” on display and delicious food samples on offer. It was a wonderful showcase of all of the different nationalities that make up our school community and was a truly inclusive and informative occasion. Thanks to all of the organising committee and all who volunteered on the day for making it a memorable occasion on this year’s calendar!


Drama Club

The boys in Drama club have been very busy participating in lots of different activities over the last few weeks including mask making for improvisation lessons, dress up for creative role play and lots more.

After School Cookery Club

There has been a phenomenal interest in Ms McAdoo and Mrs FitzPatrick’s After School Cookery Club. The boys made scones in Week 1 and last week had a Mexican theme with boys teaming up to make Chilli Con Carne, Chicken Quesadillas, Nachos, Guacamole and Salsa. They also made some delicious desserts. Parents were able to put their feet up as the boys ate their fill of delicious dinner in school that day!

World Diabetes Day

A very successful fundraiser for World Diabetes Day was held in the Preparatory School on 14th November. A coffee morning for parents was held in the lunch room in the morning. Classes then gathered for the grand raffle draw and to watch brief video about Type 1 Diabetes. Following this, 3rd-6th Classes remained in the lunch room to do a maths challenge related to calculating carbs, etc. It was a very successful day. A very big thank you to Mrs. Niamh Power and all on the Parents’ Council for arranging a successful event for a very worthy cause.

Science Week 2022: 2nd Class

Second class were very during Science Week being mini scientists. They completed various experiments throughout the week that led them to some thought provoking conclusions. One of their highlights was building their dream STEM playgrounds using materials they found at home.

Drama Club

Ms Murphy’s drama club have been very busy learning about different character roles and even dressing up in their own costumes for improv activities. What a talented bunch.

Autumn in 2nd Class

Second class have been learning and exploring the signs of Autumn this month and they have really enjoyed going on nature trails to do so. They took inspiration from the school garden to help with creating leaf rubbings and Autumnal themed art.

4th Class Blitz

4th Class visited Pairc Ui Chaoimh twice in the last two weeks to take part in a hurling and a football blitz. The boys were a credit to the school on both occasions and did their teachers proud with their performance both on and off the pitch. They were in full voice on the journeys down and back (there were plenty of squeals as the double decker bus inched under some low hanging tree beaches on the marina!).
Well done boys!

Cycling to CBC

We love seeing one of our CBC families arriving by bicycle in the mornings. Well done to Michael in 1st Class and his brother Shane in Junior Infants (and Dad!) for getting their exercise done early in the morning!


Teaching Staff 2022

Front Row (L – R): Mrs. Dearbhla Bradley (SET), Ms. Fiona Buckley (Senior Infants), Mrs. Denise Lowry (Junior Infants), Ms. Sharon McAdoo (Principal), Mrs. Elizabeth O’ Donovan (4th Class), Ms. Tara Murphy (2nd Class)

Back Row (L – R): Mr. Ger Buckley (5th Class), Mrs. Caroline FitzPatrick (4th Class), Mr. Steven Lynch (3rd Class & Deputy Principal), Ms. Jane Scannell (1st Class), Mr. Cathal McNamara (6th Class)

A budding photographer

One of our second class students, Ethan, is a budding photographer. Take a look at some of the great shots he took recently at a senior teams’ rugby match. He was even featured on the CBC Twitter account. Well done Ethan!

Lord Mayor Visit

CBC Preparatory School were delighted to attend the annual Lord Mayor Visit in the secondary school gym on Friday 7th October. It is one of the very few occasions that the entire school, from Junior Infants to Sixth Year, gathers together in the hall and is always a very special occasion. Lord Mayor, Councilor Deirdre Forde spoke passionately about the city of Cork and encouraged the boys to contact her office if they had any ideas that they think would be useful to make the city an attractive place for them to visit with their families.

Representatives from each class met the Lord Mayor as she arrived at CBC.