Thursday Note 28th March 2019

March 28th, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope you are well this week as it appears Spring has well and truly arrived. Our news this week is as follows

  • Thank you to all the parents/guardians who supported our bookfair this week. Thank you to all the staff members who helped out at the bookfair and to Ms. Riordan who co-ordinated the event. As a result of the books purchased the school will receive over €1000 worth of books to add to our Accelerated Reader library and to our guided reading library.

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Keeping Your Child Safe Online Workshop for Parents/Guardians

March 21st, 2019

Workshop for all parents/guardians of pupils  in St. Tola’s National School

 ‘Keeping Your Child Safe Online – What Parents Need to Know’

 Facilitated by Dr. Maureen Griffin, Forensic Psychologist, BA, MA, PhD


Date:  Tuesday 26th March 2019
Time:  7.30pm
Venue: St. Tola’s National School
Cost:   No Charge


It is necessary to book your place at this workshop.  Bookings can be made via email to or phone 061 362894.


We would hope that one parent from each family would attend this very important workshop.

Thursday Note 21st March 2019

March 21st, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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

  • Dr. Maureen Griffin, a forensic psychologist will visit the school next Tuesday 26th March. She will facilitate a workshop for pupils in 3rd/4th classes and 5th/6th classes in relation to keeping safe online and will present a workshop for parents at 7.30p.m. that evening. There is no charge for this event and we hope that at least one parent from every family will be able to attend. We have extended the invitation for the evening workshop to the other primary schools in Shannon and will welcome parents from other schools also. We would ask that anyone attending books a place either by email at or phone the school office at 061 362894.

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Thursday Note 14th March 2019

March 19th, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians,

We hope you are well this week as we head towards St. Patrick’s Day. Our news this week is as follows

  • The Board of Management of St. Tola’s N.S. completed its annual review of the Child’s Safeguarding Statement at the Board meeting of Tuesday 12th March. The review was conducted in accordance with the “Checklist for Review of the Child Safeguarding Statement “ published on the Department’s website

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Listening and Responding to Music

March 11th, 2019

Over the past month, 5th class have been working on integrating music, art and ICT class together.

They listened to various pieces of music from around the world and had to quickly draw an animation of a scene that they imagined while listening to the music.

Photos were then taken of each drawing and the class created a movie together, adding in the music itself and commentary from every child in the class describing their work.

We hope you enjoy watching it and that you can take some time to imagine a scene for yourself!!