“Old Scool Days” Christmas Play

December 22nd, 2016

6th Class put on an outstanding performance of “Old School Days” this week in the halla. Both pupils, staff and family thoroughly enjoyed the play.

5th Class Christmas Concert 2016

December 20th, 2016

We did Ireland’s Fittest Family this year for our concert. We really enjoyed rehearsing as there were loads of funny lines and we got to make fun of some famous people such as Marty Morrissey, Anna Geary, Lance Armstrong, Donald Trump, Joe Schmidt and Davy Fitzgerald. The songs were good fun and we got to play the tin whistle at the end of our concert. We sound much better now than we did at Halloween!! Thanks to all our families who came to watch us today. We hope you had fun!

Thursday Note 15th December 2016

December 15th, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope you are well this week as we prepare for a busy week here next week. Our news is as follows

  • Thank you to the parents who donated items for a Christmas hamper . The raffle will take place on Tuesday next after the Christmas plays and tickets may be purchased from the Parents’ Association on Tuesday morning here at the school.
  • Congratulations to Ms. Christine Hogan who was married last Friday. We wish both her and her new husband Jay every good wish and long life and happiness together.
  • Our Christmas concerts will take place on Tuesday next 20th Dec and we are all very excited.. The timetable is as follows

9.30a.m – Junior Infants

9.55a.m -Senior Infants

10.20a.m -1st Class

10.45a.m -2nd Class

11.10a.m -3rd Class

11.45a.m – 4th Class

12.05p.m – 5th class

12.35p.m – 6th Class

  • Our annual Christmas carol service will take place here in the school on Thursday next 22nd Dec at 10a.m. Parents and other family members are welcome to attend.
  • We extend our condolences to Sr. Ena Quinlan and her family on the death of her brother Diarmuid Quinlan in Tipperary recently. Sr. Ena was Chairperson of the Board of Management of St. Tolas from 2007-2015. Ar Dheis Dé go rabh a anam.
  • I would like to thank all the pupils who attended the Christmas Carol Service for the Tradaree Cluster in Mary Immaculate Church last night. There was a great representation from St. Tolas. Thank you also to all the pupils who did jobs on the night. Well done!
  • There is a First Communion preparation Mass for pupils in 2nd class this Sunday at 11a.m. in Mary Immaculate Church. Pupils can also bring along their baby Jesus figurine from their crib for a special blessing. This blessing is open to all families across the parish at all Masses this weekend.
  • Tolas will close on Thursday next 22nd Dec at 12p.m. for our Christmas holidays. We will reopen again on Monday 9th January at 9a.m. I would like to wish all pupils, their families and all staff members a happy and relaxing Christmas.

Kind regards,

Mary Dunlea Fitzgerald

Girls v Boys Soccer

December 8th, 2016

The girls of 6th class pulled off a master stroke today beating the boys on a score line of 5-1 in a soccer game. Needless to say there was plenty of “post match analysis” after lón today!!!! Take a look at the pictures for the tactics used by the girls – as Mr. Quinn said “It wasn’t pretty but it was effective!!!”

Thursday Note 8th December 2016

December 8th, 2016

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope you are well this Advent time and no doubt very busy in the lead up to Christmas. Our news this week is as follows

  • Juniors and Seniors went on a trip to visit the Sorting Office in Smithstown on Monday last as part of their Aistear theme on the Post Office. They saw how the letters and parcels are sorted and some pupils even found their own addresses!.Well done to Juniors and Seniors who were a credit to St. Tolas!

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