May 19th 2021
to Miss Feeney on her recent engagement! All our very best wishes to her
& her fiancé!
- Over the last
number of weeks we were lucky enough to have two trainee teachers doing
their work placements in our school. It has been a pleasure to work with
these ladies and we wish them all the very best with their teaching
Guinnane in Ms Alani’s Senior Infants
- Fionnuala de
Paor in Mr Hanley’s 1st class
- We welcome
past pupil Cathy Keating back to Scoil Chroí Naofa. Cathy will be working
in the school for the next year, under the TUS scheme with Galway Rural
There will be a staff meeting tomorrow afternoon (Thursday May 20th).
All the children will go home at 1.15pm.
Mr Aidan Claffey
the local GAA development officer has started Hurling coaching in the school.
He will provide this coaching to Mr Hanley’s class for the next 3 weeks and
then Miss Dolan’s class for the remaining 3 weeks of the term.
Standardised Tests will be administered to children from 1st
class up to 6th class during the weeks of May 24th to
June 4th. Please try to ensure that your child is not absent
during these weeks.
photographers from County Photos will be here on Thursday May 27th
to take photos of all the children.
- Proofs of the
photos will be sent home with the children, as soon as they are available.
- Full details
on prices and how to purchase will be included with the proof photographs,
there is no money to be paid up front and no obligation to buy the
photographs once they are taken.
- Please be
aware that County Photos are taking extra precautions this year in
relation to the Covid-19 virus. These new processes follow the guidelines
and recommendations of the HSE and WHO
- County photos
would like to thank you in anticipation for your kind support and remind you
that in supporting them as a local and Irish enterprise you are helping to
maintain local Irish jobs
- For more
information please visit www.countyphotos.ie
Our annual book
fair in partnership with Tara Book company will take place next week (Monday
May 24th until Monday May 31st). Due to Covid-19
restrictions our Book Fair this year will be online.
This gives us
- Order from
the comfort of your home, open 24 hours from Monday May 24th to
Monday May 31st
- Easy to use
online system, quick checkout, no need to register
- Wider choice
of titles, over 1,500 books to choose from
website to make it easy
- Check out
categories – Bargain box, Under €5, Sport etc.
- Our school
will get fantastic commission of 50% in free books (so for every 2 books
you buy our school gets 1 book for free!!)
It is important that you use this link so
that our school gets the commission on your purchase:
To order click on https://bookfair.tarabookco.ie/
Click on “shop now”
At “Select your
school” please click on “Athenry Pres Primary”
thanks to everyone for taking part in the Cash4Clobber collection. Approx
€400 was raised and this will be used to fund activities for the children
- Thank you to
all pupils & parents who are supporting our “Walk to school every day
for the month of May” challenge. Keep up the good work!!!
- If you cycle
to school, bikes can be locked against the green fence in the top yard
- If you scoot
to school, scooters should also be locked against the green fence in the
top yard. If it is not possible to lock your child’s scooter then the
safest option is for mom / dad to take the scooter home. Unfortunately it
is not possible to store scooters in the classrooms for the day.
- The Green
School committee are having a “virtual” visit from the local Green School
travel officer today, who will assess their work on the Travel
Theme and all the themes of the Green School’s programme. They
will also be submitting a lengthy online application outlining all the
Green School work that is done here in SCN. We expect to hear before the
end of the school year, if SCN has been awarded with our 9th
Confession / First Communion / Confirmation:
We are still
awaiting final clarification in relation to the sacrament celebrations this
year. The provisional dates we had received are as follows:
Confession: Wednesday May 26th
Communion: Saturday June 26th
Sept / Oct
The last official
word the school has received on this, was that the sacraments of Communion /
Confirmation were unlikely to take place in May / June and should be deferred
until the Autumn. As soon as we get the official details we will let parents
We are delighted
to say that (weather permitting) we will be holding our annual sports day in
Kenny Park towards the end of June. The day will be organised in line with the
public health guidelines. There will be fun activities for the children to take
part in and it will be led by the 6th class girls.
cannot have parents in attendance for the graduation ceremonies this year. We
will however be videoing the celebrations and the videos will be posted to the
school YouTube channel for parents to view:
for 6th class girls will take place on Friday June 25th.
This will be the girls’ last day of school
for 1st class boys will take place on Tuesday June 29th.
Please note: for
boys transitioning to the boys school and girls transitioning to secondary
school, parents need to forward any professional reports to their child’s new
school, along with the Enrolment form. Scoil Chroí Naofa will only share
information in relation to attendance, end of year school reports and
standardised test results with your child’s new school.
New Enrolments 2021 / 2022:
- Children due to start in Junior Infants on
September 1st will be invited into the school for an hour (8.50am
to 9.50am) some morning at the end of August. There will be no other
classes in the building at the time. This will give the children a chance
to see their classroom, meet their teacher and their new classmates.
- Children who are joining other classes in
September will also be welcome to call into the school during this time on
the same day to meet the principal and take a look at the school.
- The exact date will be confirmed in the coming
May 24th: third
cycling workshop for 6th class
May 24th – Friday June 4th: standardised tests for 1st up to 6th
May 24th – Monday May 31st: Annual Book fair with Tara Book company (online)
May 27th: County
Photos will be at the school to take the children’s photos
Graduation for 6th class girls & last day of school for 6th
Graduation for 1st class boys
June 30th: Last
day of school. All children go home at 11.45am.
Is mise le meas