to Ms Alani, her husband and family on the safe arrival of their
new baby boy earlier this month. The whole school community would like to send
them our very best wishes on this very special occasion.
staff of Scoil Chroí Naofa consider punctuality to be of paramount
importance. Please ensure that your child is in school by 8.50am to avoid
constant disruption to morning prayers and to the beginning of the school
day for teachers.
break for the children is at 10.30am and this is a Fruit / Vegetable break.
It has been noticed that some children do not have anything with them for
this break and consequently they are starving when it comes to lunchtime
at 12pm. We would encourage you to make sure the children have something
in their lunch box that they can have at this first break, to keep them
going until lunchtime.
Congratulations to Mr McDonald’s 3rd
class who had the Best Attendance for the month of January.
Congratulations to the following pupils
who made an extra special effort to Speak Irish for the month of
January: Alise Averina, Ashley Coffey-O’Brien, Mason McDonagh, Bobby Gillen,
Vivien Czibere, Maisie Hardiman, Leo Crawford, Aimee Farrell, Rachel Quinn,
Angel Gbadomsi, Caoimhe Kennedy O’Hara, Jessica O’Shea, all of 5th
& 6th class.
Our annual Book Fair took place the
week before the mid-term break and it was a great success. Our sincerest thanks
to all the parents who volunteered their time to run the book fair: Eiranne
Heffernan, Mary Claire Doyle, Eileen Caulfield, Rachel Moore, Deirdre Leech,
Catherine Mannion, Louise Byrne, Shelly Herterich Quinn and Karen Brackin.
Without their assistance the Book Fair would not have been possible. Books to
the value of €3,600 were sold! The school will
get a 20% commission of €720 which will be used by the Parents Council to fund
different things for the children.
to all the girls in sixth class who made their Confirmation the weekend
before last. The Parents Council very kindly financed a party on Monday 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 €860 for the School
Week is being celebrated next week. Ms. Tyrrell our Science
Co-ordinator has organised a number of activities which highlight the
importance of engineering in our world.
& Senior Infants will be having Lego workshops facilitated by “Bricks
4 Kids” on Thurs & Fri of this week. Many thanks to the Parents
Council who are financing these workshops for the children.
& Senior Infants will also have a colouring competition and go on an
Engineer’s trail around Athenry
have been invited to talk to various classes next week. If you are an
engineer or if you know of any engineers who would like to volunteer, please
contact the office asap.
Murray’s 5th class will be attending a show on Tuesday in NUIG entitled
wants to be a Superhero?” Many thanks to Parents Council who will
finance the bus.
from 1st to 6th are encouraged to imagine, design and
create their own engineering project e.g. boat, bridge, castle, robots, sweet
machines, chair made from cardboard etc. They will have a chance to display
these in the hall on Friday. Miss Tyrrell will pick a “builder of the week”
winner the following Wednesday and they will receive a prize for their design.
Thursday March 7th
Book Day. The aim of World Book Day is to celebrate the joy of reading.
The school has received the €1.50 “World Book Day tokens” for every child in
the school. Caroline Sweeney of Easons Bookstore, Galway (mother of Isobel in
Mr McDonald’s class) will visit the school with all the World Book Day books at
a date to be confirmed. On this day the children will be given the opportunity
to exchange their token for a book of their choice.
The Board of
Management wish to thank all of you who gave the annual Voluntary Contribution
during the first term. All donations are greatly appreciated. Donations of €30
per child or €50 per family will still be accepted and appreciated throughout
the remainder of the school year.
Our SCN YouTube Channel is up and running. To access it, log on to YouTube,
type Scoil Chroí Naofa Athenry into search and our channel pops up. Press the
subscribe button on the right hand side of the page. Once you subscribe to the
channel, it will automatically pop up in your channel subscriptions on the left
toolbar if you are logged into YT. In the same way, if you are logged in to
google to access Gmail etc., you will automatically be logged in. You don’t
have to subscribe, you can just type in school name each time you want to look
at uploaded videos. Alternatively here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf-ZzIZ_BrY
At present, there are 4 videos uploaded. As you will see, comments have
been disabled. The YT Channel will be moderated by the school staff and it will
ultimately be linked to the school website.
Lift Off Programme has commenced
in Miss Moloney’s Senior Infants class.
The Maths Blast / Problem Solving Programme hascommenced
in Miss O’Byrne’s 2nd class & Mr. McDonald’s 3rd
Monson’s 6th class are taking part in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme
Tea/Coffee morning for
Parents of children in Senior Infants will take place on
Fri March 1st from 9am to 10am.
Tests for 6th class in Clarin College on
Saturday Mar 2nd from 10–11.30am.
The next Do
this in Memory mass for First Communion children is on
Sunday March 10th at 11am
Cycling Workshops for 6th class will
commence on Wednesday April 3rd
There will be NO SCHOOL on
Friday April 5th as this is an in-service day for staff
holidays are from Monday April 15th
to Friday April 26th.
activities for Jan / Feb:
Mon: Basketball Club for 3rd & 4th – (3
Tues: Camogie training (1.30-2.30pm) commencing Mar 5th
Tues: Spanish Club for 3rd, 4th & 5th
classes commencing Mar 5th and running for 5 weeks
Tues: Science Club for 2nd, 3rd & 4th
classes commencing Mar 12th and running for 5 weeks
Wed: Club Gaeilge for Senior Infants classes commencing Mar 13th
and running for 5 weeks
Wed: Quiz Club with Mr Hanley
Thurs: Basketball Club for 5th & 6th – (4 weeks left)
Olympics World Games are taking place in Abu Dhabi in March. Áine
McDermott is one of 6 athletes representing Galway in the games. Áine is from Monivea and is the daughter of
our local garda Mr Michael McDermott. To show our support for Áine and the
other athletes, there will be a “Wear Your Jersey” fundraising day on
Friday March 15th. The children can wear ANY sports jersey or their
PE gear, if they don’t have a jersey and can give a €1 or €2 donation towards
this worthy cause.