December 2002


To Mrs. Maria Ward who commenced in our school as a  Classroom Assistant.

Reading Marathon/Jog

Thanks very much to all who contributed to the Reading Marathon /Jog Fund. There was a tremendous response and the amount raised to date has been €11,551.17. If there are any sponsored cards outstanding, it would be appreciated if they were returned, (irrespective of whether or not sponsorship has been obtained) as soon as possible.


  • To Mrs. Caroline Mc Gee for books
  • To Mrs. Bridget Burke for books
  • To Mr. Ron O’Rourke for presenting a photocopier
  • To Mr. Kenny for paper
  • To Fingallians GFC and Mrs. Eimear Bambrick for coaching the boys during the first term
  • To the parent who wishes to remain anonymous who presented €1,534 to the school

Healthy Eating Survey and Revised Policy Document

You will have received details of the survey and the new policy which will become operative from 13 January 2003. Thank you for responding to the survey.

Cars in the Grounds

A complaint was received on Thursday last that four cars were driven into the grounds at 1:30 p.m. Our insurers remind us constantly that there is no permission for parents to drive cars into the grounds of the school.


The school website contains some of the pupils’ work in addition to photographs and many news items. If businesses are interested in placing an advertisement on the website, please contact Mr. Pat Mc Guinness.

Code of Behaviour

Congratulations to the boys who have received certificates and prizes during the course of the first term. Everybody starts again when the school re-opens on 7th January 2003.

Local History Book

A limited number of copies of the local history book, Swords: Our Town are available from the Secretary at a price of €10. This book makes an ideal Christmas present.

Best Wishes

Everybody in the school community sends their best wishes to Patrick Duffy who was injured recently in an accident.


Well done to Jamie Skelton who won a prize in the recent competition sponsored by the Pavillions Shopping Centre

Post Primary Transfer

St Finian’s Community College and Fingal Community College take applications from pupils in 6th Class. Coláiste Choilm (CBS) operates a waiting list system so it is essential that parents make applications in time. Other schools outside our catchment area should be contacted by parents to obtain details of application procedures.

Christmas Arrangements

The school will close at 12.00 on Friday, 20 December 2002 and re-open at 8.50 a.m. on Tuesday, 7 January 2003.

 We take this opportunity to wish every member of our school community a happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.