The school will close at 11.40am on Wednesday next, the 16th of March, for the holidays. School will re-open for all children on Monday, the 4th of April. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.
Details of school closures are posted on our calendar on the website.
A separate newsletter issued yesterday about changes to traffic management. We encourage as many people as possible to walk to school. Because of congestion, we ask that people only drive to school when it is absolutely necessary. We have asked the Gardaí for assistance in policing the roundabout until the new routine is established.
Next Tuesday, the 15th of March is Proclamation Day for schools in Ireland. Many events have been organised in the school for the day, including the raising of the flag that was presented to us earlier in the year by the Defence Forces, the planting of a tree to celebrate the occasion, a hurling exhibition, drama, poetry, dance and song. We hope that it will be a day that will give the children many happy memories.
On Tuesday we would like to see everybody wearing the Irish colours – green, white or orange – or even all three!
Keep an eye on twitter and on our website for some colourful photos on the day…
Seachtain na Gaeilge
Tá Seachtain na Gaeilge ar siúl fós agus ag leanúint go dtí na laethanta saoire. Tá iarracht iontach á dhéanamh tríd an scoil chun an teanga a úsáid níos minicí. There is a great atmosphere throughout the school for Seachtain na Gaeilge – everybody is making a great effort to use the language more often.
The motto of Seachtain na Gaeilge is Bain Triail Aisti – Have a Go!
The girls have played a number of matches at this stage. The great news is that they represent the school very well and we are all very proud of them – they give 100% effort in every game and keep going until the end. Thanks also to the team mentors, Jodie and Claire.
Tríona has offered to provide beginners Spanish lessons (possibly on Tuesdays) for a group of children from 5th and 6th classes after the holidays. Numbers will be limited and places will be given on a first come – first served basis. Anyone who is interested should let Tríona know.
Parent Teacher Association – Movie Night
The PTA Movie Night was a great success and was very well attended. Over €700 was raised for Educate Together.
The feedback from the children was very positive. As the evening was so well attended we hope to have more such events in the future.
Thirty seven children made their First Confession last Thursday. Congratulations to all – their teachers were very happy with the evening.
We are promoting healthy lunches in the school. The Wheel of Fruitune is very popular at our weekly assemblies. Children gain points for bringing fruit in their lunchboxes.
Chocolate and sugary snacks should not be included as part of children’s regular lunches.