April 2003

Confirmation

Congratulations to the boys and to everyone else involved in the Confirmation ceremony.

Gaelic Football

Well done to the two school teams. They have won some games and competed very well in the other matches. Thanks very much to Fingallians for the use of their facilities and to Vinny Galvin and Emer Bambrick for their coaching.

Soccer

At the time of writing, the team is still unbeaten. Well done on the achievements so far this season.

Cross-Country

The teams have been very successful and a number of the boys have also won individual awards. The last event is being held on Wednesday, 9 April 2003.

Swimming

The boys in 3rd and 5th Classes have one lesson left. The boys in 4th and one of the 5th Classes will be offered swimming classes during the Third Term.

Thanks

  • To the teachers and parents who provided transport, support and supervision for all of the sporting activities.
  • To the parents who sent in uniforms and tracksuits.
  • To the parents who sent in paper and folders.

The Educational Welfare Act and School Attendance

The Educational Welfare Act is now fully operational. The school authorities are obliged to inform the Educational Welfare Board if a child is absent from school for 20 days during the year.

The Homework Club

The Homework Club has been a great success. At present, its functioning is being reviewed and a circular will be issued when more details are available for the new term.

French Classes

A person has been located who will provide French Classes (after school) for the boys in 6th Class is there is a demand for it. A questionnaire will be sent out in the next few days to ascertain the level of interest.

Photographs

Each year, photographs are taken of every class in the school. These photographs are a very important part of the school’s archives. This year, it is intended to take the photographs of the classes on the week commencing 12 May. Parents are asked to ensure that their sons are  wearing full uniforms on the days designated for the photographs.

Mural

Congratulations to all involved in the work on the mural in the Junior Yard. The finished product will be judged as part of an Environmental Awareness project.

Sponsor an Athlete in the Special Olympics – Events

  • No-uniform day, Friday, 11 April – €1 contribution if possible
  • Table quiz for 4th, 5th and 6th Classes, 11 April
  • Cake Sale, Friday 11 April (School Hall)

Cake Sale, Friday 11 April (School Hall)

Parents of junior and senior infants may bring their sons to the cake sale at 9:00 a.m.  All other pupils will be brought to the cake sale by their class teacher. All parents are welcome between 9 and 10 a.m. Donations of cakes/buns may be brought to the Secretary’s Office on Thursday 10 April or on the morning of Friday, 11 April. Thanks very much for your co-operation and support.

Advertising for Homework Journals and Merit Books

The Parents’ Association has very kindly offered to look for advertising to defray some of the printing costs involved in the production of these books. If a person wishes to take an advertisement, they may also contact the School Secretary at 8405132.

Dates for Diary

Easter Holidays commence at 12:00 on Wednesday, 16 April 2003. School re-opens on Monday, 28 April 2003

Trócaire Boxes

Please return Trócaire boxes to school on or before Wednesday, 16 April 2003.

Every good wish to everyone in our school community for a happy and peaceful Easter.