Dear Parents ,
Please see some important notices for your attention.
Primary Language Curriculum (in-service for all staff): School closed on tomorrow, Wednesday 27th November
Parish Programme for Confirmation
A meeting with Parents/Guardians of children for Confirmation will be held in the school on Thursday 5th December at 8p.m.
As November is the month of the holy souls, we traditionally pray for people who have passed on before us. We have set up a memory tree in school where the children can place the names of relatives that have passed on. We will remember them at assembly and in our class prayers over the next few weeks.
Wellbeing through physical activity
Our programme of extra physical activity for all classes is progressing really well and our teachers are very happy with how the children have responded. The programme will continue for the rest of this term up to the 20th of December so children should continue to wear tracksuits each day until then. We will let you know about January at a later date.
New Board of Management
On behalf of the staff, pupils and parents of the school I would sincerely like to thank the members of the previous Board of Management for their support and efforts over the last 4 years. In particular, I would like to thank Joe McDermott who served as Chairperson for 8 years. It’s an onerous role and one that Joe did brilliantly. I would also like to thank Florence Fennelly who served as teacher representative on the last 3 Boards of Management. Our thanks also to Declan Donoghue, Bernie Gorman and Mary Owens.
The new Board of management has legal responsibility for the overall running of the school from the 1st December 2019. It serves a term of four years and the new Board of management is as follows:
- Patron’s Representatives – Mary Dunne ( Chairperson) and the Very Rev. Fr. Thomas Dooley P.P. Portarlington and Emo
- Principal and Teacher’s Representative- Cyril Duggan ( Secretary) and Noel Costelloe ( teacher rep)
- Parents’ Representatives – Siobhán Malone and Gary O’Keeffe
- Community Representatives – Róisín Hogge and Caroline Treacy
Parents Association Reminders
The last day for calendar orders will be this Friday, November 29th. Zeeko will visit the school this week to do some internet safety training with our sixth class pupils who in turn will work with the other children in the school to reinforce the important messages around using the internet safely. Our thanks to our Parents Association who support this programme.
Parent Teacher Meetings
Parent teacher meetings have just been completed in the school and we thank all parents for their attendance.We regard Parent/Teacher meetings as an extremely valuable opportunity for parents and teachers to get to know one another and to exchange information which enables us to do our best for your children.
Health and Safety
We conducted a fire drill in the school yesterday for all classes .