March 2019 Newsletter


March 2019 Newsletter

Welcome back after mid-term!  We have lots happening here in school this term. Tag rugby is continuing every Monday until  Easter. Tin Whistle with Melanie Butler started on Tuesday 26th February from 1st to 6th Class.

Guided Reading Guided reading started on February 26th and will run for 5 weeks.  A huge thank you to all people who have volunteered so far. If you are interested in helping with this, it’s not too late!! – Please let us know. We really appreciate the support of parents and parishioners, and the children very much enjoy their help.



Credit Union Quiz The Annual Credit Union Schools Quiz took place  on  Monday 4th February in the Manor Hotel in Abbeyleix.   Congratulations to both teams who represented the school. They did really well on the night. The Junior team representing the school were Joe Cole, Henry Colton, Cerys Moody  and Jack Monks and the Senior team  representing the school were Tom Cole , Caitlin Kenny, Taz Chinamasa and Isabel Perry.


Heritage Centre

1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th visited the Shackleton Exhibition on Thursday 7th February. It was a very informative trip where they learned lots of interesting facts.

Knitting and Crochet in  3rd and 4th class

A big thank you to the Louisa Coyle, Helen Shepperd, Maria Weston, Selina Rourke and Melanie Nash who helped with the knitting and crochet in 3rd and 4th. There were lots of new stitches learned, soft toys knitted and blankets and squares crocheted. We were all very impressed to see the progress made by all but were most impressed to see the triple crochet stitch completed without a hitch. Well done to all.

Green School’s

Congratulations to Lee Stacey, David Certeza, Olivia Cullen Kavanagh and Heaven Anaedozie  on their winning entries in the poster competition. It’s lovely to see all the entries hanging up around the school. Thank you to Mrs. Deane and the Green School’s Committee for organising it all.

World Book Day We will be celebrating World Book Day on Friday 8th March and we are, as usual, encouraging everyone to dress up as their favourite book character. There will be a prize for the best costume so start planning!

Table Quiz A reminder that the Annual Athy Model School Table Quiz takes place on Friday 22nd  March at 8 pm in Athy Golf Club. This is always a very enjoyable evening and we would welcome everyone’s support on the night. Tickets can be purchased on the night. If you can’t attend and would like to make a donation or donate a prize for the raffle please

School Closure School will be closed on  Monday 18th  March for St. Patrick’s Day and the school will close on Friday 12th  April for Easter holidays and will reopen on Monday 29th April.