Nov 23 2017


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Newsletter : November 2017.


This week completes the Parent Teacher meetings. The teachers found the meetings very positive and it was most informative meeting all the parents. The online booking system was very efficient and seemed to work really well. Thanks to Ms.Killeen for setting up the system.


The “ Christmas shoebox “ appeal was a great success. The children brought in more than 140 shoeboxes and these will be given to some of the world’s most vulnerable children  – many of whom will receive no other gift this Christmas. Many thanks to all the parents who donated shoeboxes.


As Christmas is fast approaching , it is now time to organise the Christmas Fair which will be held on Tuesday 19th December. As usual, we rely on parents’ generosity for the success of the Fair. We have many of the usual activities – coffee shop, crafts, childrens’ bun sale, adult raffle, childrens’ raffle, lucky bags, face painting, puppet show etc. We will need cakes and buns for the coffee shop and childrens’ bun sale. We also need donations for the adult and childrens’ raffle. These can be sent in to Majella’s office. You can also send in lucky bags for children and adults – just state on the bag whether it is for a boy or a girl and what age group. The Fair starts at 9.30 . This day can be daunting for the infants and all infants need to be accompanied by a parent on that day. Children are free to go home with their parents when the Fair is over . School will finish as normal at 3 o’clock with a full bus service.


The HSE School Vaccination Team visited the school recently to vaccinate the children in Junior Infants. Everything went smoothly due to the care the children received from their teachers, Ms.O’Connell and Ms.Finn.


Ms.Melissa Glynn , who is currently teaching 1st class, came 2nd in the “ Queen of the Land “ competition. Congratulations to Ms.Glynn !


The Connaught Cross Country Championship took place on the 18th November in Kiltoom. Ms.Dooley and Ms.Leydon prepared the children for this important event. It was a very fast-paced and highly competitive race. Dan Costello and Holly Culleton , both in 4th class, took part in the race. Dan came 2nd and Holly came 47th in a field of over 100 athletes. Well done to all involved !

Aaron Martin , ( 1st class ), was recently named the 2017 IKF Junior Light Contact National Kickboxing Champion. He was presented with his award in school.  Well done Aaron!


The children in 4th class have begun rehearsing for the  “Peace Proms” concert. They will perform with a full, live orchestra in Kingfisher Hall, NUI , Galway on Saturday January 20th at 2pm. Under the guidance of Ms.Dooley, Ms.Leydon and Ms.Connolly the children are enjoying learning the repertoire which includes a “ Disney Medley” and a Pop Medley. They will also be attending a rehearsal in Galway next Tuesday, November 28th.

Tickets for the concert are currently on sale on

It promises to be a very enjoyable event!


Ms.K.Dunne is doing basketball training with Ms.Dooley’s and Ms.Leydon’s 6th class. The school basketball team will play four matches over the next few months in a league against local schools . Our first game is on Monday 27th of November against Coosan Primary school. Best of luck to all concerned.


On Friday , 1st December, 10 boys and 10 girls from 4th class will represent the school in a Futsal ( soccer) competition. This will take place in the Hodson Bay Hotel on the Celtic Astro turf pitches. Mr. Glennon is busy training the teams . Best of luck to all !


6th class will attend the Community College Musical , “ The Wedding Singer” , in the Deane Crowe Hall on Tuesday 28th November.


The Christmas Concerts are taking place on Wednesday 13th December and Thursday 14th December. All information about times etc. can be accessed on the school website. Looking forward to seeing you all on the night!









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