Newsletter – 8th December 2017

Winter Assemblies

This year’s Winter Assemblies will take place on Friday the 15 th of December. The format will be similar to previous years. There will be three separate assemblies: the first will be for Junior and Senior Infants (9am to 10am), the second will be for 1st , 2nd and 3rd Classes (10:30am to 12noon), and the third will be for 4th, 5th and 6th Classes (12:45pm to 2:15pm).

The PTA will also be holding a bake sale on the day. If you are interested in contributing something for sale, please contact a member of the PTA.

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Winter holidays will begin on Friday the 22 nd of December. There will be a half-day for all pupils on that day (school closes at 11:40am). The school will re-open on Monday, 8th of January 2018 for all pupils at 08:40am.

Car Park

Please note the car park will be closed Friday 15 th December to avoid congestion during the assemblies.

Junior Infants

Registration for Junior Infants who are starting school in September 2018 will take place on Tuesday the 16th of January between 2:00pm and 3:00pm.

Winter Visitor

Our annual visit to the school by a well-known winter visitor will take place on Tuesday the 19th of December. He will visit Junior and Senior Infants and Setanta Classes.

Dublin Bus Calendar Launch

The Dublin Bus Calendar for 2018 will be launched at an event on the 14th of December in the Civic Office in Wood Quay. We are very happy that art work by two of our pupils has been selected once again for the calendar. Well done to Wafiyah (ex-pupil) and Airah (6th Class)!

Sam Maguire Cup

The Sam Maguire Cup will be paying a flying visit to our school on Monday 11th December.


We remind parents to continue to be vigilant about head lice. Head lice are extremely common among school-going children, particularly at this time of year. We ask that parents check their children’s hair regularly and take appropriate action if they notice head lice.

Contact Details

If your contact details (telephone number, email or home address) have changed, please inform the office.

Pupil Absences

If a child is sick or going on holidays, please inform the office so that the reason for the absence can be recorded.


School tracksuits are still available from the office for €25.


Setanta are doing yoga each morning and are working on our basic movement skills.

Junior Infants

This week Mallorie’s Junior Infants went to The Arctic where they explored what life is like there.

3rd Class

Third class engaging in a Share Session and giving helpful feedback on each other’s stories as part of their Writing Workshop.

4th Class

4th class working on, balance and movement with coaches from PDST.

6th Class

Louise’s 6th class have been very busy recently. In November, we learned about the USA and Native Americans and made totem poles in art. We had a visit from Draíocht theatre who performed ‘Grainne Mhaol – the Pirate Queen’ for us. In maths, we have been working on percentages and 2d shapes. We are reading a novel called ‘Wonder’ by RJ Palacio. This month, we have been making a Christmas village in art as a whole class. In Learn Together, we are looking at festivals of light and comparing the Jewish festival of Hanukkah and the Christian festival of Christmas.


We are happy to announce we will be running the  Rainbows programme early in the new year.  Rainbows is a support group for children dealing with bereavement and parental separation. Children are mainly supported by their family and extended family. The experience of attending a support group, like Rainbows, with other children, of similar age and loss can help children realise and understand that they are “not the only one”. The relief and understanding that comes for children meeting others in the same situation can be so reassuring and supportive for a child. For more details go to