Dear Parents Issue: 03 October
Miss Monaghan who is one of our Special Education Teachers will be
getting married on October 11th. Our whole School community wish her and her fiancé a very special
memorable day & a lifetime of health & happiness.
Please note: the school will be closed on Wednesday November 27th. This is to facilitate an
in-service training day for all staff on the new Primary Language Curriculum.
Congratulations to Rachel Murray in Miss Dolan’s 1st class!
Rachel was the winner of a recent colouring competition and the prize was
tickets for her whole class to see a Baboro performance in the
Black Box theatre in Galway city. The children will be going to see “A Tiger’s
Tale” early on the morning of Wednesday October 16th. Sincere thanks to the
parents council who will fund the cost of the bus for the children. Parents of
the children in Miss Dolan’s class are asked to please return signed consent
forms as soon as possible.
The Literacy Lift Off intensive Reading and Writing programme is
continuing in Mr Hanley’s 1st class. Every child will bring home a
new book each night (including Friday) and parents are asked to read this book
with their child.
practice will commence this week. If your
child has been selected to play the Melodica, Accordion or Bell Lyre, a
rental fee of €15 will be required.
children need to purchase Tin
Whistles, they are available from office at a cost of €7.
- Second class children will commence Tin Whistle in the
coming weeks. They need to purchase tin whistles in the key of C, which are
available from the office at a cost of €7.
- Congratulations to all the girls who represented the school in the
semi-finals of the Athletic Association Irish Primary
Schools Cross Country Championship last week.
- The school will be entering one Junior and one Senior team in the Cumann
na mBunscoil competition on Friday October 18th
- Well done to all the girls who took part in the Cumann
na mBunscoil mini-sevens competition last week and a big thank you
to Mrs Burke for all her co-ordinating.
- Camogie Training continues to take place on Tuesday’s &
Thursday’s from 1.30pm to 2.25pm:
- Tuesday – Mrs Greally’s & Mrs Hennessy’s classes
- Thursday – Ms Murray’s & Mrs Monson’s classes
- In honour of the Rugby World cup which is happening in Japan at the
moment, the 6th class girls will be taking part in a
Tag Rugby Blitz in Dangan tomorrow Wednesday October 2nd.
All schools taking part will represent one of the countries which are
competing in the actual World Cup. The Scoil Chroí Naofa girls have been
asked to represent the country of Samoa. Sincere thanks to the parents
council who will fund the cost of the bus for the girls.
- John from the FAI will be coaching Mrs Hennessy’s 4th
class in soccer. Sessions starting on Thursday October 10th.
recently set up a Twitter account for the school. You can follow us
at @chroinaofa. We are
very excited to showcase all the wonderful work and achievements of the pupils
of the school and hope that you will journey along with us. It will be a
similar platform to our school website, YouTube channel and blog. We will
not be naming any pupil/s that feature in accompanying photographs in the
tweet. We will also use this platform to alert you of up and coming events in
the school and local community. We are seeking your consent to allow us to use
photographs of your child, where applicable, on this platform. It will be
understood that consent has been given if you haven’t replied to the school to
state otherwise, within a week of the date on this newsletter. Please contact the
school if you have any further questions or if you would prefer your child
not to feature on Twitter.
Supply Panel Scheme:
The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has announced 6
panels to be created around the country to help answer demand for substitute
teachers. As part of the pilot programme up to 18 teachers will be hired on
full-time contracts to work across school clusters in different parts of the
country. Scoil Chroí Naofa is the base school for this programme in Co. Galway.
Up to 3 teachers will be hired and they will be employed by the base school.
They will be available to work in the other schools participating in the
substitute teacher cluster as and when the need arises. The purpose of the
programme is to try to find a clever and efficient way of giving a qualified
teacher security of work and ensuring they fill as many vacancies across a
number of schools.
Parents Council Information:
- The Parents Council AGM will take place in the school
on Tuesday October 15th at 8pm. All parents are welcome.
- Cash for Clobber collection
has been organised for Tuesday October 22nd. The proceeds of
this collection are used by the Parents’ Council to fund buses, workshops,
treats for different occasions etc.
Parents Council have signed our school up with www.designacard.ie
this year. Each child will be given the opportunity to design their own Christmas
Card. A sample of their designs will be sent home in November,
giving you the option to purchase a pack of Christmas cards designed by
your child. A portion of the sales price will come back to the school and
be used by the Parents’ Council to fund different things for the children.
- There will be a staff meeting on Thursday
October 3rd. All
children will go home at 1.15pm. All
the staff will be taking part in a First Aid course on this
- Sunday October 6th at 11am: Enrolment mass
for 6th class girls making their confirmation
- Tuesday October 8th at
7.30pm: Open night in Clarin College for 6th class
girls and their parents
- Wednesday October 16th : Miss
Dolan’s 1st class attending Baboro performance in Black
- Thursday October 17th at
4.45pm: Open evening in Presentation College for 6th
class girls and their parents
- The school will host a “Trick
or Treat” event on Friday October 25th in aid of Temple
Street Children’s hospital, Dublin. Children may come to school dressed in
Halloween costumes and can donate €2 to this very worthy cause.
- The School Photographer will be here on Tuesday
November 12th to take pictures of all the children.
- Parent Teacher meetings for
all classes from Junior Infants up to 6th class will take place
on Wednesday November 13th and Thursday November 14th.
Appointment dates for each parent will follow, closer to the time.
- School will be closed on Wednesday November 27th
to facilitate staff attending an in-service training day on the new
Primary Language Curriculum
- The term of the current Board of Management will
expire on November 30th 2019. Two parent representatives need
to be appointed. Nominations & elections will be held soon.
- This year Christmas Concerts will
be held on Tuesday December 17th & Wednesday December 18th.
More specific details will follow in the coming weeks, but all
performances / recitals will take place during the school day.
- The girls in 5th & 6th classes will
participate in Peace Proms this year. Our pupils will perform
their repertoire with other primary schools in the county, in Galway on
Sunday January 26th. There will be a rehearsal workshop for the
girls in Leisureland on Thursday November 21st.
Saturday Feb 15th at 2.30pm
Communion: Saturday May 23rd at
Below is a summary of the after school clubs which are currently running
in the school. All clubs run from 2.30pm – 3.30pm.
Sept 16th – Oct 21st
Sept 24th – Oct 22nd
3rd & 4th
Sept 10th – Oct 22nd
5th & 6th
Sept 24th – Oct 22nd
5th & 6th
Sept 11th – Oct 23rd
Sept 18th – Oct 16th