December 2015 newsletter

Board of Management We welcome the new members of the Board: Laura Perry and Karl Colton (Parent Nominees), Karyn Cole (Teacher Nominee), Ethel Edghill and Brian Ovington (Community Nominees).
We wish to express our sincere thanks and gratitude to the following outgoing Board members for their support and commitment during their time on the Board: Irene Higginson, Hazel Condell, Jane Burns and Walter Craig.
MS Readathon Our pupils raised an amazing €2356.65 for MS Ireland through the MS Readathon. A special mention for Leon and Mya Mc Aleenan who raised €610 between them, Ben Leahy who raised €170.50 and Taz Chinamasa who raised €190! Well done to all the children who took part and a big thank you to those who supported them.
Songs of Praise A big thank you to the pupils who sang at the Songs of Praise service in the Dominican Church on 1st November. It was felt very special for us to be a part of this occasion and the pupils sang and behaved really well. Thank you to Dean Philip Knowles and Liz Deane for preparing the children for the service.
Science Workshop 5th and 6th class greatly enjoyed their recent visit to Athy Library where they took part in a workshop based on Optics. This was very hands on, involving the children in activities such as making lenses and magnifying glasses.
Swimming A reminder that there will be no swimming on Mon 30th November due to the Senior Christmas trip. The last two swimming sessions will be Mon 7th and Mon 21st December.
Tin Whistle 3rd and 4th class are learning the tin whistle with Melanie Butler at present. We look forward to hearing them play at the School Carol Service.
A reminder that our School Carol Service will take place on Sunday 20th December in St. Michael’s Church at 11 am.
Christmas Holidays School will close on Tuesday 22nd December at 12 noon for Christmas holidays and will reopen on Weds 6th January.