School Book Fair: Thank you to all parents who supported the annual school book fair again this year. The school sold €1,615.20 worth of books and stationary in the five days. This gave the school €969.12 in commission (book vouchers). All classroom libraries have now been re-stocked with the latest new books for children to enjoy. Thank you all again.
World Book Day: Congratulations to all the children who dressed up on World Book Day. We had some amazing original homemade outfits which must have taken days to make. Well done to all the prize winners and to all the parents for getting up that bit earlier to get your children ready. A wonderful effort. Book vouchers were awarded all to the winners.
Seachtain na Gaeilge: Children were treated to an array of activities throughout Seachtain na Gaeilge. We had an Irish Dancing teacher in the school giving all children a quick lesson, posters designed, an Irish Quiz and the week finished with a special Irish assembly. All classes performed a song in Irish, a poem in Irish and we even had a fashion show, all in Irish. Well done to everyone. Bhí sé go hiontach ar fad! Reminder: Some good Irish apps/websites for parents/children can be found at: http://www.schooldays.ie/articles/Irish-apps-for-kids or https://www.duolingo.com/
Early Collections: We are having a number of parents arriving to the school door quite regularly (and unannounced) to collect their child/children at 2pm. If you know in advance that you need to collect your child/children early, please either email the school, send a note in your child’s homework diary or phone the office before 1.30pm to notify the teachers. In the case of an emergency please call to the door.
Collections – Cars: I am afraid that the people collecting at 3pm are still not using the extra lane along the flagpoles which means cars are unable to get in from the road. We ask all parents to please be considerate of other cars and their safety. Please notify whoever is collecting your children and please ask them to use this lane. Parents could also help the busy traffic situation by using a local carpark and walking down to collect their child(ren). Also parents collecting at 2pm, please do not leave your cars. Your child will be brought to your car by Mrs. Carroll. This ensures collections run smoothly and all cars can get away quickly.