Change of Christmas Play Dates

Due to the high level of sickness (Chicken Pox, Chest Infections and Tummy bugs) in the Infant classes this week we need to change the dates of our Christmas Plays. Today, Monday 9th December, half of the pupils in one class were absent!

The Christmas Play will go ahead this Wednesday 11th December at 10 a.m. for the children well enough to come to school and participate. Parents of pupils in Junior and Senior Infants may attend this performance.

We do not expect children that are sick to come back to school just to perform their Christmas Play. We do not want the children to be disappointed at missing their Christmas Play so the Christmas Play will also take place next Wednesday 18th December at 10 a.m. We hope that most children will be recovered enough to be back in school and be able to participate. Parents of pupils in Junior and Senior Infants may attend this performance.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this late change. We have never experienced such a high level of sickness in the school.

Please note we will have approx 60 chairs in the hall any day.

BOM Wish to Thank

The outgoing BOM wish to thank: –

The Parents Association for all their hard work, support and fundraising activities over the past year/ number of years.

All the parents of pupils in the school for your support and co-operation in relation to everything that happens in the school.

The pupils of the school for their co-operation, engagement, attendance and good behaviour.

The entire staff of the school including the teachers, SNA’s, secretary, caretaker and cleaner for the many things that are done every day to ensure the smooth running of the school and providing a safe learning environment for the pupils.

The outgoing BOM are: – Margaret Molloy Dunne (Chariperson), Fr. Seamus O’Rourke (Patron’s nominee), Richella Kelly (Principal and secretary to the BOM), Siobhán Finnegan McElgunn (Teacher nominee), Orla Walsh (Parent nominee), Gerry Noone (Parent nominee), James Keane (Community nominee) and Colleen Regan (Community nominee).

A new BOM will be in place from 1st December 2019 until 30th November 2023.

Policy Review

The BOM have reviewed a number of policies recently including the school Admission Policy, Child Safeguarding Statement, Risk Assessment and Code of Best Practice. You can find these updated policies along with notification of the Child Safeguarding review under the policies tab.

Yard Re-development and PA Donation

In April 2019 the Parents Association donated €7,000 to the school for yard re-development. To date we have spent €5, 945! We have purchased new ‘Buddy Benches’, outdoor blackboards and wall mounted games. We also got the new yard at the back of the school painted with some yard games.

A big thank you to the Parents Association for all their fundraising. A special thanks to the outgoing committee members: – Pauric Keane, Kevin English, Bryan Whitney, Susan McGloin and Ailish Keane. We look forward to working with the new Parents Association Committee

g activities. Thanks to everyone who supported these events and donated money.

 

School Photos 2019

A small sample (proof) photo was sent home on Tuesday 5th November with an order form and price list. Please complete orders and return order form and correct money in envelope provided by 3 p.m. on Thursday next 14th November.

Please note it is essential to enclose the correct money as the school do not open any envelope. Everything is passed onto County Photos.

Calendar Cover Competition Winner

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the art competition to design a cover for our 2020 School Calendar. An external judge, Art Teacher, was very impressed with the colourful designs and the time that went into each entry. There can only be one winner however. Congratulations to Rory Durkin, 5th Class. Rory’s design is below. Rory won a cinema voucher.

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