Thursday Note 4th May 2023

May 4th, 2023

Dear Parents/Guardians,

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

  • Congratulations to our pupils in 2nd class who made First Communion last Saturday. We were so proud of every boy and girl. They did amazing and they all looked so well. Thank you to our Parents’ Association who organised a party for the Communion pupils and a cuppa for families here in the school after the ceremony. Thank you also to the members of the choir from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th classes who sang so well at the ceremony.
  • 6th class pupils are now busy preparing for Confirmation which takes place on Friday next 12th May at 2p.m. Bishop Fintan Monahan will confirm the pupils in St Tolas this year. We wish our pupils all the best in the lead up to Confirmation.
  • Next Monday 8th May we are celebrating Europe Day as part of our Blue Star project. Each class has chosen a European country to study. Juniors – Italy, Seniors-Spain, 1st – Belgium, 2nd Lithuania, 3rd – Poland, 4th – Lithuania, 5th – Slovakia, 6th – Germany. Each class will do a small presentation to other classes when they come to visit their classrooms on Monday next. We are all looking forward to learning from each other and to celebrating our European neighbours.
  • As part of the Blue Star project 3rd class completed Polish art called Wycinanki. This involves paper cutting and display in beautiful shapes. Well done 3rd class!
  • Seniors are learning all about butterflies and frogs at present. They actually have caterpillars and tadpoles in their classrooms and they are keeping a close eye on the changes as they progress from caterpillars to butterflies and tadpoles to frogs! When they are fully grown Seniors will release them back into the wild.
  • Work has started on a sensory garden beside Aoibhneas. We have to say a huge thank you to our caretaker Kevin who is organising all the work. The pupils in Aoibhneas are really enjoying watching all the activity from their class window. They cannot wait for it to be completed and they can get outside and enjoy the garden.

Kind regards,

Mary Dunlea Fitzgerald, School Principal