Letter (16) 27022018

Scoil Chroí Naofa

Athenry, Co Galway

Telephone:  091-844510

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.scoilchroinaofaathenry.ie


Dear Parents                                                  Issue: 16                                February 27th 2018 

Our annual Book Fair took place last week and was a great success. Our sincerest thanks to all the parents who volunteered their time: Joanne Melia Costello, Joanne Hannon, Mary Claire Doyle, Eiranne Heffernan, Caroline Gorton, Caroline O’Gara, Olivia Langan, Deirdre Leech & Mary Ryan. Without their assistance the Book Fair would not have been possible. Books to the value of €2,938 were sold, therefore the school will order books to the value of €1,469 for our library.

Congratulations to all the girls in sixth class who made their Confirmation at the weekend. The Parents Council very kindly financed a party yesterday to honour this special occasion.


A very sincere thank you to staff and families who helped and supported our Church Gate Collection last weekend. We raised a total of €845 for the School Band.
Engineer’s Week is being celebrated this week also. The theme this year is ‘Engineering our Future’.  Ms. Tyrrell our Science Co-ordinator has organised a number of activities which highlight the importance of engineering in our world.

  • Some Engineers have been invited to talk to various classes: Julian Drapiewski (father of Amelia & Theodore), Scott Cook (father of Amber), Micheál Quinn (SIP Energy), Niamh McNulty (Coffey Construction) & Janet Murphy Scanlon
  • Miss Murray’s 5th class were given a tour of the Byrne Mech factory here in Athenry
  • Greally’s 4th class attended a show today entitled “Ireland’s Engineering Superheros” presented by Scientific Sue in NUIG. Many thanks to Parents Council who financed the bus.
  • The Junior Classes are going on Engineering Trails around the town.
  • Children from 1st to 6th are encouraged to imagine, design and create their own engineering project.


There will be no school on ThursdayMarch 8th as staff will attend a Child Protection Course.


Please return immediately, any Enrolment Forms for new children starting school in September.


Children are not allowed to bring mobile phones or Smart watches to school.


Current Programmes:

  • The Literacy Lift Off Programme  has commenced in Mr. Byrne’s class.
  • The Maths Blast / Problem Solving Programme has commenced in Mrs. Hennessy’s class.
  • Mrs Monson’s 6th class are taking part in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP)


Diary Dates

  • Transition Tests for 6th class in Coláiste an Chláirín on Saturday Mar 10th from 10–11.30am.
  • MMR vaccine for Junior Infants on Wednesday & Thursday March 14th &15th
  • Our school Medieval Town Band will lead the St Patrick’s Day Parade after the 11am Mass.
  • School Photographer will visit on Wednesday March 21st.
  • Ms. Monaghan and Ms. Tyrrell are organising an Easter Fun Camp from Mar 26th to 30th.



Yours sincerely   ___________________________Veronica Murray Assistant Principal

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