Letter (19) 10052017

Scoil Chroí Naofa


Co Galway

Telephone:  091-844510

Email:[email protected]

Website: www.scoilchroinaofaathenry.ie


Dear Parents                                                  Issue: 19                                May 10th 2017


Congratulations to Mrs Greally’s and 4th class who were a credit to the school at the Athenry Enterprise Town event which took place last Saturday in Clarin College. The girls were presented with their Bizworld Certificates by the Master of Dragons, Gavin Duffy. Afterwards the girls from the “Car-Cam” Company (Farah Flannery, Naomi Kelly, Olivia Mackowska, Kaceyleigh Ward & Megan Ward) answered questions from the Master on their product with amazing confidence. We are very proud of them all.


Heartiest congratulations to Alannah Doyle in sixth class who was awarded an All Ireland Gold Medal in Judo in her category last weekend.
Tests are still being administered to children from 1st class up to 6th class this week. A Grant was received from the Department over the last few years to subsidise the cost of tests. Please forward test fee outlined below to your child’s teacher immediately if you have not already done so.

2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th CLASSES ENGLISH, MATHS  & IRISH €3.00


Maths Blast has commenced in Mr. Hanley’s Senior Infants this week for three weeks.


Literacy Lift Off Programme will commence in Ms Tyrrell’s Senior Infants next week for five weeks.  Every child will bring home a new book each night and parents are asked to read the book with their child.


The Public Health Nurse will carry out screening (hearing, vision & colour vision) for Junior Infants and any new children who enrolled this school year on Monday May 15th, Tuesday May 16th, Wednesday May 17th and Monday May 22nd. Consent Forms were distributed. Please return all forms to class teacher as soon as possible.


Photographs are being distributed to relevant classes today. If you wish to order photos, please complete order form and insert correct amount of money into envelope provided and return to the school before Thursday May 18th.


Mr. McDonald will select a Basketball Team to participate in a Basketball Blitz which will be held in Cregmore National School on Tuesday, May 16th from 9.30am. Special thank you to the Parents Council who will finance the bus.


The Green School Committee are working on our next Green Flag, which is based on Global Citizenship (with a focus on the Marine Environment). They visited the Galway Atlantaquarium for an Explorers Animal Anatomy Workshop” presented by Nóirín Burke before Easter. She will continue with part two of the workshop in the school on Friday May 19th.


Parents Council will finance Bird Watching Workshops presented by Tom Cuffe to some classes from Junior Infants to Second Class from May 22nd to 24th.


Mr. Wallace has selected a number of children to participate in the County Sports which will take place in Dangan on Tuesday, May 23rd. The children will wear shorts, t-shirts and track suit coming to school with rain wear. Apply sunscreen if necessary. Children will need healthy lunches with plenty of water.  The bus will depart at 8.15am. Many thanks again to the Parents Council who will finance the bus.


Mrs Burke and Ms Tyrrell will select a team to participate in the Cumann na mBunscoil Camogie Blitz in Athenry on Wed May 24th. The Athenry Camogie Club are also organising their annual Camogie Blitz in Carnaun on Thurs June 1st. Some children from 1st up to 6th will participate in the Junior and Senior competitions. Buses will be financed by the Parents Council.


Sixth class will take part in a Cycle Safety Training Course consisting of 4 two hour sessions. The first session will take place on Thursday May 25th. This course is partially covered by a grant and the balance will be paid by the Parents Council.


Children in 3rd class will be attending Swimming Lessons in Tranquillity in the Raheen Woods Hotel from Monday to Friday, May 29th to June 2nd. Please forward fee of €25 to class teacher.


Please find attached School Calendar 2017/18 for the next school year.


Dates for Diary

  • First Holy Communion for 2nd class on Sunday, the 28th of May at 12.30pm.
  • Next Cash for Clobber collection on Tues June 13th
  • Reception Meeting for parents of new pupils for September 2017 on Wednesday, June 14th at 8pm.
  • Open afternoon for new Junior Infants on Thursday, June 15th from 12.30 – 1.30pm.
  • Corpus Christi Procession on Sunday June 18th after 11am Mass.
  • Active School Week from Monday to Friday June 19th to 23rd.


Yours sincerely,   _______________________Teresa Neylon, Principal


Scoil Chroí Naofa

Athenry, Co Galway

Telephone:  091-844510

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.scoilchroinaofaathenry.ie




SCHOOL   OPENING:                 Thursday 31st of August 2017


MID TERM BREAK:                                   Monday 30th of October to Friday 3rd of November

School re-opens on Monday, the 6th of November


CHRISTMAS   BREAK:              Friday 22nd of December to Friday 5th of January

School closes on Friday 22nd of December

School re-opens on Monday, the 8th of January.


MID TERM   BREAK:                                 Monday 12th to Friday 16th of February

School re-opens on Monday, the 19th of February


  1. PATRICK’S DAY School closed on Monday 19th of March


EASTER   BREAK:                                                Monday 26th of March to Friday 6th of April

School closes on Friday 23rd March

School re-opens on Monday, the 9th of April


BANK HOLIDAY:                            School closed Monday 7th of May & Tuesday 8th of May



BANK HOLIDAY:                                      School closed Monday 4th of June



SUMMER   HOLIDAYS:              School closes on Friday, the 29th June.




Please Note:    This calendar could be subject to change as part of contingency arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures.  You will be given adequate notice of any changes.

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