Thursday Note 11th October 2018

October 12th, 2018


Dear Parents/Guardians,


We hope you are well this week. Our news is as follows


  • Congratulations to our girls’ football team who represented the school at the Cumann na mBunscoil competition in Gurteen on Tuesday last. The girls played very well and showed terrific team spirit.  Unfortunately on this occasion the girls did not progress to the next stage of the competition but it was great to see their positive sporting attitude. Well done girls! Thank you to Mr. Tyrell and Ms Hehir who accompanied the girls to their competition.

  • Good luck to our boys’ football team who are playing in the Cumann na mBunscoil competition in Stonehall today. At the time of writing this note we have no results yet!
  • Due to the poor weather conditions forecast for tonight and tomorrow the Parents’ Association have cancelled the planned cake sale for tomorrow Friday 12th October. This will be rescheduled for a later date.
  • Thank you to the parents and staff who donated used clothing to our clothes recycling collection on Tuesday last. We had 823 kg of clothing donated.  A total of   €288  was raised for the school.
  • Well done to 2nd class who are continuing with Literacy Lift Off. The pupils are working really hard and making great progress in their reading and writing. Keep up the good work 2nd class.
  • The school has been informed that it will be used as a polling station on  Friday 26th October in the upcoming presidential election. As a result the school will be closed to pupils on that day. This is just before midterm and the school will be closed to pupils the following week and re-open on Monday 5th November.
  • The Road Safety Authority sent in high visibility vests for all pupils in Junior Infants this week. As the mornings and evenings get darker it is a good idea for the Juniors to wear these over their coats. It is also a good idea for the Juniors to wear these in the morning when they are walking through the car park. It will help drivers to see them. Can I remind all parents/guardians who use the car park to please drive with caution, enter and exit the car park slowly and take care when reversing out of a space.   Small children can be difficult to see from a driver’s position. We all want our pupils to be safe in the car park. We thank you for your co-operation in this matter.


Kind regards,

Mary Dunlea Fitzgerald, Principal