Dear Parents Issue: 10 January 27th
the girls in 5th & 6th classes who participated in
Proms Choir Concert in the Kingfisher hall NUIG on Sunday night. The
children gave an outstanding performance and enjoyed the experience of singing
with a full orchestra. A very sincere thank you again to the class
teachers, Mrs Monson, Miss Murray & Mrs Greally for training the girls for
this special event.
- Next Parents’
Council meeting is tomorrow night (Tues Jan 28th) at 8pm here in the
Catholic Schools’ Week is being
celebrated nationally from Sunday, January 26th to Saturday February
1st. The theme this year is “Living in Harmony with God’s creation”.
Grandparents are invited to visit the school on Grandparents’ Day,Wednesday January 29th from
10.45am -12.00pm. They will visit their grandchildren’s classrooms and
afterwards refreshments will be provided in the hall. We want to honour and celebrate grandparents
for the important part they play in the community and most significantly in the
lives of their grandchildren.
Staff Meeting Term 2:
- There will be a
half day on Thursday January 30th to facilitate a staff meeting. All
children will go home at 1.15pm.
School Amalgamation Update:
- The Patron of our
school (Archbishop Michael Neary) has appointed a Manager (Mr Malachy Molloy)
to look into the proposed amalgamation of Scoil Chroí Naofa and Athenry Boys
- A steering
committee has been formed made up of 8 representatives from each school; 2
members of Board of Management, 2 Staff representatives, 2 Parents Council
representatives, School Principal and School Deputy Principal.
- The 8 Scoil Chroí
Naofa representatives on this committee are: Mr Bernie Ryan, Mr Fergal Melia,
Mrs Elaine Monson, Miss Veronica Murray, Mrs Rachel Moore, Mrs Eithne Kennedy,
Mr Fergal Naughton and Mrs Cathríona Cronin.
- The committee met
for the first time on Wednesday of last week
- Mr Molloy has
agreed to go back to the Department of Education on our behalf to seek
clarification on a number of points
- We will keep you
informed of any developments
Literacy Lift Off:
The Literacy Lift Off intensive Reading and Writing programme is
continuing in Miss Dolan’s 1st class next week. Every child will
bring home a new book each night (including Friday) and parents are asked to
read this book with their child.
- The Education
Welfare Officer (E.W.O) has organised another attendance clinic for Feb 5th.
Parents of pupils who have missed 10 or more days have been asked to attend.
Please ensure your child has good attendance throughout the year.
Internet Safety Talk:
Sincere thanks to
Jeremy Pagden who provided Internet Safety talks to all
the children from 1st class up to 6th class, as well as
their parents. The talks were incredibly informative and eye-opening!
for September 2020:
- The Open
Night for parents of children due to start school in September 2020
will take place on Thursday February 6th at 8pm in the school hall.
Enrolment Forms will be handed out to parents at the open night. Completed
forms should then be returned to the school by Friday February 21st.
- Enrolment forms for the Boys National School were
handed out to 1st class boys, a few weeks ago. Please complete
the forms and return them to the Boys National School as soon as possible, if
you have not done so already.
- Service of Light for Confirmation
children on Thursday, January 30th at 7pm.
- Reconciliation for Confirmation girls on Friday
February 14th from 6-9pm.
- Confirmation for 6th class girls
will take place on Saturday, February 15th at 2.30pm.
All of these services
will take place in Athenry church.
- Punctuality: The
staff of Scoil Chroí Naofa consider punctuality to be of paramount importance.
Please ensure that your child is in school by 8.50am (at the latest) to avoid
constant disruption to morning prayers and to the beginning of the school day
for teachers. Roll call is taken in the early morning, every day.
- School Uniform: Your co-operation to ensure that your child wears the
full school uniform every day is most appreciated. Please remember to label
your child’s uniform and all their belongings.
- Head Lice: An incident of head lice has been reported in Miss Alani’s
Senior Infants. Please check your child’s hair regularly and treat immediately,
if necessary. Long hair should be tied back.
- Credit Union Table Quiz: Clarin College on Sunday February 2nd at
- Book Fair: Annual book fair with Tara Book Company Mon Feb 10th to Fri
- Mid-Term Break is from Mon Feb 17th to Fri Feb 21st.
Children have a full school day on Friday Feb 14th.
- Cash for Clobber collection booked
for Tuesday March 3rd.
- First Communion: Saturday May 23rd
at 12 noon
- Mr Hanley is
offering Sports Club to Senior Infant children on Mondays
- Ms Alani is
offering Art Club to 1st class children on Tuesdays
- Miss Feeney is
offering Gaeilge Club to 2nd & 3rd class children on
- Mrs Murray is
offering Spanish Club to 3rd & 4th class children on
- Mr Naughton is
offering Guitar Club to 5th & 6th class children on
- Mr Hanley is coaching
Quiz Club for 5th & 6th class children on Wednesdays
- Galway 2020
European Capital of Culture celebrations: Fire Tour Lighting Ceremony in Athenry Community Park on Friday Feb 7th
at 6pm. Visit www.galway2020.ie for
further details. Official Opening Ceremony taking place in South Park,
Claddagh, Galway city on Saturday Feb 8th at 6pm.
Is mise le meas