January 2015 newsletter

3rd to 6th class pictured outside Gaiety Theatre Tues 16th Dec

3rd to 6th class at Gaiety Theatre, Tues 16th Dec

January 2015 Newsletter

A very happy Christmas to you all!

School Carol Service: Our School Carol Service took place on Sun 14th Dec and it was a lovely occasion. Well done to all pupils who took part, whether singing, dancing, acting, playing the tin whistle, collecting, giving the bible readings and prayers. Every child was involved in the service and a big well done to our staff for preparing them so well. A special thank you to Eleanor Cobbe for giving so much of her time to help set up the sound in the church, and for moving the Prayerful Place forward and back from school to church. We also wish to thank Alan and Neil for moving the stage to and from the church. Thank you to all who gave collection or donated toys to our local St. Vincent de Paul. We are grateful to the parish for the use of the Parish Centre on Weds 10th Dec, which enabled us to practise for the service in the church.

Christmas Trips: Our trips to both the Riverbank Theatre in Newbridge to see ‘A Most Peculiar Wintry Thing’ (Infants – 2nd class) on Thurs 11th Dec and the Gaiety Theatre to see ‘Peter Pan’ (3rd-6th class) on Tues 16th Dec were most enjoyable and really got everyone into the Christmas spirit. The Gaiety trip in particular was a real treat and we thank the Board most sincerely for their support of this. We are grateful to the P.A. committee for organising both trips and the parents who accompanied us.

Athy Lions Club: Thank you to Athy Lions Club for their donation of €158 to our school from the sponsored cycle which took place before the summer holidays. Well done to all who took part on the day.

Transition to Secondary School: There will be an information night for parents on children’s transition from primary to secondary School on Monday 19th Jan 2015 at 6 pm in Gaelscoil Áth Í, to which all are welcome. The speaker is Emma O’ Regan and it should be especially useful for parents of 6th class pupils.

Ovoca Manor Scripture Camp: This year’s camp for pupils from 3rd to 6th class takes place from Fri 16th to 18th Jan. Forms have been sent home to all the relevant pupils. Please note that all camp bookings are to be made online.

Enrolment:  Applications are now being invited for September 2015 enrolment. Please call to the school office to fill in a Notification of Intention to Apply form (Stage One) on behalf of your child if you have not already done so. Application forms will be sent to those who have completed Stage One forms at the end of January.