Newsletter No. 15 (05/02/2016)

Scoil Chroí Naofa

Athenry, Co Galway

Telephone:  091-844510

Email: [email protected]



Dear Parents                           Issue: 15                                                                     8th February 2016


Congratulations to the four senior classes who participated in the Peace Proms Choir Concert in the Kingfisher hall NUIG. The children gave an outstanding performance and enjoyed the experience of singing with a full orchestra. A very sincere thank you again to the class teachers, Mrs Monson, Miss Murray, Mrs Greally and Mrs Hennessy for teaching and training the girls for this special event.


The Parents’ Council wish to thank all of you who supported our Fun Table Quiz in Dowling’s Bar last Friday. The sum of €1,000 was raised.


Our annual Book Fair supplied by Tara Book Company from Kilcolgan is taking place this week. This company is highly committed to fostering and encouraging a love of reading in children, and to supporting and promoting Irish authors and publishers.  Children will have an opportunity to view the books on Monday & Tuesday and parents will be invited in from Tuesday to Friday from 9 – 9.45am and from 1.30 – 2.30pm.  Books will be available to suit all pockets. The cost of books will be rounded to the nearest euro. There is no pressure on any family to purchase books. Staff welcome assistance from the Parents Council and parents in running the Book Fair. The Student Council wish to announce that children may come into school dressed as a character in a book on Friday the 12th of February.


Peter Mullineaux, author, dramatist, poet and writer provided workshops for all the children today.

The Parents Council have very kindly financed these workshops which the children enjoyed immensely.


Darren Collins will provide three Rugby Workshops to the children in Ms. Murray’s class on Mondays.


Mrs. Hennessy will provide Spanish lessons for pupils in 4th up to 6th class on Wednesdays from 2.30 – 3.30pm for a five week duration at a cost of €15. Class will commence this Wednesday, the 10th of February.


The 6th class girls will be making their Confirmation this Saturday, the 13th of February at 2.30pm. The staff wish Mrs. Monson and the girls a very special memorable day. The girls may come to school at 10.30am on Monday wearing their Confirmation clothes.




  • Mid Term Break will take place on Thursday and Friday the 18th & 19th of February.
  • Church Gate Collection for Medieval Town Band will take place on Saturday and Sunday, the 27th & 28th of February.
  • The next Cash for Clobber Collection will take place on Tuesday the 2nd of March.
  • First Confession for 2nd class will take place on the 14th of March in the school during school hours.

Yours sincerely________________________Teresa Neylon Principal

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