Dear Parents Issue:
to Mrs Hennessy’s 4th class, they were the winners of the trophy for
Best Attendance for the month of October!
- Thank you to everyone who dropped in bags for the Cash
for Clobber Collection before the mid-term break. The Parents
Council earned approximately €400 for all these donations & these
funds will be used to fund buses, workshops, treats for different
- On Monday the Green school are having a Travel Workshop
with Cathríona Cunningham (Green Schools co-ordinator).
- Sincere thanks to everyone for supporting the HALLOWEEN BAKE SALE
before the mid-term break. The Students Council presented the Athenry
Tidy Towns and Athenry Christmas Lights committees with a
cheque for €1,000!!!
- Thank you also to everyone for
supporting the “Trick or Treat for Temple Street” event also held before
the mid-term break. The Diversity Committee have sent a cheque for €628 to this
very worthy cause.
First Holy Communion:
There will be a
First Holy Communion Information evening tonight
(Nov 7th) in the pastoral centre, beside the church. It will be held at 7pm and
will be 1 hour in duration.
- On Friday November 8th we will be having a visit from
the All-Ireland Camogie champions along with the O’Duffy cup.
Sincere thanks to Mrs Burke for organising this! All children may come to
school dressed in the Galway colours in honour of this special visit!
- The school recently received sponsorship of €500 from “Direct
Route” the company responsible for maintenance of the Motorway. We have
used this money to purchase a new set of jerseys for
the school. The girls in 6th class had the opportunity to
design the new jerseys. We will put a photo up on the website when the new
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.
Parents need to
purchase tickets to this event, as spectators. The tickets for Galway Peace
Proms 2020 went on sale on Friday last (November 1st). You should
log on to www.tickettailor.com/events/peaceproms
and use the unique code: galsun7pm in order to purchase your tickets.
- Science week will be celebrated in the school next week. Science
Week 2019 will focus on climate action, seeking to help people understand climate
change, how science and technology can help us create a positive
climate future and the impact we as individuals can have on climate
- Our Green School Committee have already introduced climate change
to the children and we had a Climate Action Week in October.
The children had to bring in reusable bottles, reusable lunchboxes and use
kitchen paper instead of tinfoil and cling-film. The Green School
Committee always remind us about what type of rubbish goes into the three
bins in each classroom.
- Miss Tyrrell has arranged for K’nex workshops for 1st,
2nd & 3rd classes. These workshops will take
place on Wednesday November 13th.
The school photographer will be here on Tuesday November 12th
to take pictures of all the children.
Parent / Teacher Meetings:
Parent teacher meetings for all classes from Junior Infants up to 6th
class will take place next Wednesday & Thursday (November 13th
& 14th). By now you will have received details of your
All children go
home at 1.15pm on these days.
New Board of Management:
The term of the current Board of Management will expire on November 30th
2019. Two parent representatives need to be appointed.
All the children have been given ballot papers this week. Both
parents may each choose a mother & a father representative for the new
Board of Management. Please make your choice of mother & father
representative for the new Board of Management and return the ballot papers to
the school before Tuesday of next week (Nov 12th). The counting of
the ballot will take place on Wednesday November 13th in the
staffroom, at 11am.
Council have signed our school up with www.designacard.ie this year. Each
child has designed their own Christmas Card. Samples were sent
home earlier this week. If you wish to order anything, please complete the
order form and put it & the exact amount of money due, into the envelope
provided. Envelopes must be returned to the office by Tuesday of next week (November 12th). This is to
ensure that the printers have sufficient time to process the orders and get
them back to the school in plenty of time for Christmas. A portion of the sales price will come back
to the school and be used by the Parents’ Council to fund buses, workshops,
Please follow us
on Twitter at @chroinaofa
to keep up-to-date with up and coming events in our school and with some of the
many wonderful things the children of SCN are taking part in. Our Twitter page
has a link to our school website also, where you can log on to our very active
school blog to see even more stories and photos.
Parents Council Information:
Parents Council will also be organising a Monster Christmas Raffle
Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday December 3rd
- Fifth class girls will be attending a matinee performance of Mary
Poppins in Clarin college on November 20th (€3 per
- Presentation day takes place
on Thursday November 21st. On this day the whole school will
attend mass in the church at 10am. This will be our start of year mass
also. All parents are welcome.
- School will be closed on Wednesday November 27th
to facilitate staff attending an in-service training day on the new
Primary Language Curriculum
- School band will perform at the Lighting of the Christmas
tree event in Athenry town on Friday November 29th.
- Fifth and sixth class girls will be attending a matinee performance
of High School Musical in Presentation College on December 5th
(€3 per child)
- Mr McDonald’s 3rd class will travel to Galway city on
Friday December 6th to a “Fighting Words”
workshop. More details will follow closer to the time.
- 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.
age-appropriate Internet Safety talk has
been arranged for Thursday January 16th. It will be delivered
to all the children from 1st class up to 6th class
during the school day. It will be followed up with a Parent session that
evening here in the school. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend this
evening session. The facilitator of the sessions is Jeremy Pagden who
comes very highly recommended.
day will take place on Wednesday January 29th.
Saturday Feb 15th at 2.30pm
Communion: Saturday May 23rd at
Below is a summary of the after school clubs which are now running in
the school. All clubs run from 2.30pm – 3.30pm.
1st & 2nd Class
Nov 11th – Dec 9th
Nov 5th – Dec 17th
Nov 12th – Dec 10th
5th & 6th
Nov 5th – Dec 3rd
Nov 12th – Dec 10th
5th & 6th
Nov 6th –
3rd & 4th
Nov 6th – Dec 4th
If the date of a club has to be changed at short
notice, you will receive a text message to let you know.