November Newsletter

Swimming for infants, 3rd and 4th will begin Monday 7th November and continue for 6 weeks. It will be from 11am-12pm. All children will be returning to school on the bus.

The Parents Association AGM took place on Monday 10th October. We welcome the following new members onto the committee: Maeve Reeves, Adrienne Kavanagh, Setanta Mellor, Sinead Kelly and Tracey Dowling and look forward to working together. We wish to thank the outgoing members:  Chris Bradshaw, (chairperson) for his hard work, commitment and support during his term on the P.A.

Our Book Fair was very well supported and we earned nearly €350 worth of books for our school. Thank you so much to pupils and parents for your support.

We had an incidental school inspection on Thursday 29th September where an inspector from the DES spent the day with us. She spent time in various classrooms. The day went well and she was very pleased overall.

A Board of Management meeting took place on Wednesday 12th October.

6th class attended the annual Diocesan Schools Service in Christchurch Cathedral on Thurs 13th October . They visited Dublinia the Viking exhibition, as well as a stopping at Mc Donald’s on the way home afterwards. Our pupils behaved exceptionally well on the day. Well done to the whole class- Liam Yek, Beverley Colton, Charlene Pere, Mischa Adeniranye and Henry Alabi who performed their drumming piece so well in front of a very large congregation. Well done, all and thanks to Rev. Olive for recording it and showing it to us all in assembly. We would like to thank the Board of Management who paid for the bus to Dublin .

We had a Dress Up Day on Friday 28th October in support of the LauraLynn House Children’s Hospice. Well done to everyone who dressed up and supported this.

Our Guided Reading sessions have finished until February. We sincerely thank the parishioners,  parents and grandparents who gave up their time to listen to our pupils reading in small groups. We really appreciate your input.

Word Wasp sessions are continuing on Tuesday, Wednesday  and Thursday  mornings. Again, thank you to the volunteers who work with the children on this. We are very fortunate to have so many people willing to give their time and assistance to our pupils. If you are interested in helping with Word Wasp  or with Guided Reading in February, please let us know.

Parent teacher meetings will take place in the afternoons, after school, beginning the week of Monday 14th November

The Christmas Trips organised by the P.A. this year are as follows: The Junior Christmas trip will take place on Wednesday 7th December to the Visual in Carlow while the Senior trip will be on Thursday 8th December to The Ark in Dublin. Many thanks to Dolores Delaney, P.A. secretary, for organising these trips which promise to be very enjoyable.

Please note that our School Carol Service will take place on Sunday 18th December in St. Michael’s Church at 11 am.

School is closed from Monday 31st October  to Friday 4th November for midterm break. The school will be closed on Wednesday 9th November for staff training in the new language curriculum. We wish everyone a well-earned rest!