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!

  • The Christmas Card orders went home with pupils yesterday. Thank you to all families who ordered cards.
  • The Parents’ Association are organising a Christmas raffle for parents which will take place on Tuesday 20th Dec after the Christmas plays. If any parent would like to make a small donation of an item to be included in a hamper for the raffle it would be gratefully received. This would need to be sent in by next Thursday 15th Dec.
  • Our Christmas concerts will take place on Tuesday 20th Dec and rehearsals are in full swing this week. 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

  • The Tradaree Cluster Christmas Carol Service will take place on Wednesday next 14th Dec in Mary Immaculate Church at 7.30p.m. Choirs from the parishes of Shannon, Newmarket-on-Fergus and Sixmilebridge will join together for congregational singing of traditional carols. Pupils from St. Senans and St. Tolas will lead some of the readings, reflections and prayers. We hope as many pupils as possible from 3rd-6th classes will be able to attend to represent our school at this community event. All are welcome to attend.
  • Our school website is regularly updated with all the latest news and pictures. Please check in with it at
  • If you have a child due to start in Juniors in September 2017 please contact the office for an enrolment form as soon as possible as we have quite a few applications already.


Kind regards,

Mary Dunlea Fitzgerald, Principal