Congratulations to all the children who
performed atThe Lighting of the
Christmas Tree last Friday. The
children put a lot of hard work into preparing for this performance. The staff
are very proud of them all. A very sincere thank you to all of
you who supported us, and to the Parents’ Council who provided refreshments for
Congratulations to Mr Hanley’s 1st class! They
are the winners of the trophy for Best Attendance for the month of November!
Mr McDonald’s 3rd class are attending a “Fighting Words”
workshop in the Nuns Island theatre on Friday December 6th in Galway
city. The girls will be travelling to Galway on the train – sincere thanks to
the Parents council for funding the cost of the train for the girls.
Please note: it will be 3pm before the girls will be back
at the school after their trip. Please make sure that whoever is collecting the
girls is aware of this.
This year the Christmas concerts will take place during the school day.
Below is the schedule of what time each concert takes place.
Highlights from each of the concerts will be recorded and shared on the
school YouTube channel
Parents are permitted to record the play, but please ensure it is for
personal use only.
Tuesday Dec 17th: Junior Infants,
Senior Infants, 1st class & 2nd class
Each teacher will let the children know what
they should wear for the concert
Parents should assemble in the hall at the
designated start time and will be brought to the classroom when the
children are ready to perform.
Each concert will take place in the classroom,
so be aware that space will be limited
9am – 10am: Miss Tyrrell Junior Infants &
Miss Feeney’s Jun/Sen Infants
10am – 11am: Mr Hanley 1st class and
Miss O’Byrne 1st / 2nd class
Wednesday Dec 18th: 3rd
class, 4th class, 5th class & 6th
9.30am – 10.15am: recital of Peace Proms songs
and Christmas carols will take place in the hall. This is for parents of
children in Mr McDonald’s, Mrs Hennessy’s, Mrs Greally’s, Miss Murray’s 5th
class and Mrs Monson’s classes.
All children should wear their full uniform, as
usual. It is okay to wear Christmas hats / hair bands, if desired.
Council are organising a Monster Christmas Raffle. The raffle
will take place at 11am on Thursday, December 19th in our school
hall. The Parents’ Council would very
much appreciate if parents would like to donate items or vouchers for the
raffle, which can be forwarded to the office. We would very much
appreciate your support in making this a successful event. Please see details
family will receive one numbered card
line on the card is €2 each and each full card is worth €20
must be returned whether filled or not
card is complete, please send card and money into the secretary
can request additional cards if so desired
are encouraging children to ask family and close neighbours for sponsorship as
their safety is of utmost importance
All cards and money should be returned
before Tuesday, December 17th, whether they are complete or not.
Council meeting tonight at 8pm in the school.
School Self Evaluation:
Our school self-evaluation focus for this year is in the area of Digital
Technologies. Our digital learning plan has been uploaded onto the
parents’ hub. We’re delighted that this plan is working so well and that pupils
are being afforded the opportunity to create focused content through:
Bee Bot use in the infant classrooms,
Story Creator in the middle classes and
iMovie app in the senior classes.
Thanks to all staff for their support in implementing this exciting new
plan and for their engagement in the process.
Children are expected to wear their full School
Uniform each day to school. Reviews are being carried out &
parents will be contacted, where necessary. Your support in this matter is
Any pupil with 10 or more days of absence will be
invited to come to an attendance clinic by our Education Welfare Officer
Transition Year Students:
The followingTransition Year students will be on work experience in the
school over the next 2 weeks: Abbie Philips, Aébfhinn O’Donoghue, Leisha Long,
Helen Cannon & Alannah O’Mahony
Fifth and sixth class girls will be attending a
matinee performance of High School Musical in
Presentation College on December 5th (€3 per child)
Confirmation Mass: Sunday December 8th at 11am in
First Communion Mass: Sunday December 15th at 11am in
Christmas holidays – School closes on Friday December 20th
at 11:45am, school re-opens on Monday January 6th 2020
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.
for Presentation college: Saturday January 18th 2020
Sunday January 26th at 7pm in Kingfisher NUIG
will take place on Wednesday January 29th.
Feb 15th at 2.30pm
Communion: Saturday May 23rd at 12 noon
Ms Alani will offer Art Club to 1st
class children commencing January 7th.
Mr Naughton will offer Guitar club to 5th
& 6th class children. Details will follow after Christmas.
Annual Sale of Work in Boys
School: 12.30pm Friday December 6th