Thursday Note 18th October 2018

October 18th, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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

  • St. Tola’s  N.S. opened to pupils in September 1978 so we are celebrating 40 years this year. To start our celebrations we had a very special photo taken yesterday. All the pupils currently in the school made a giant 40 outside the main door. We then had a drone take a photo and a video of this. Thank you to Bunratty Search and Rescue who took the photo from their drone. We greatly appreciate their help.

  • The Parents’ Association are holding a cake sale tomorrow Friday 19th Oct. This will start at 1p.m. Donations of cakes and buns are greatly appreciated and can be left into the hall on Friday morning.
  • A leaflet explaining about the Team Hope Shoebox appeal is going home today. This is an opportunity for families here in Ireland to share a little with children in other countries who may not have as much as we do. If you would like to be involved all information is on the leaflet.
  •  We are currently celebrating Maths week this week with lots of fun maths games/puzzles and activities going on in all classes. All classes have organised a fun maths quiz to take place this week. Juniors and Seniors will go together, 1st-3rd will go together and 4th-6th will go together. Check out our school website at or follow us on twitter @StTolasNS for updates.
  • 3rd and 4th classes are taking part in a Futsal competition in Shannon Leisure centre tomorrow morning. We wish them well and hope they enjoy the experience.
  • A Mass as part of Confirmation preparation takes place this Sunday 21st Oct in Mary Immaculate Church at 11a.m. for pupils in 6th class making their Confirmation this year. It is parish policy that pupils wear their school uniform for these Masses.
  • There has been a distinct drop in temperatures this week. Can I remind parents that pupils will need a coat in this weather and it is important that your child’s coat is clearly marked on the label with their name.
  • 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.
  • If pupils wish to dress up in their Halloween outfits on Thursday next 25th Oct they may do so. Please make sure that they have warm clothes underneath as we will be going outside at breaktimes if the weather permits. If they do not wish to dress up that is fine and pupils wear their school uniforms.


Kind regards,

Mary Dunlea Fitzgerald, Principal