June 2004

Congratulations

  • Gaelic School TeamTo the boys and mentors on winning the Fingal Primary Schools League Competition. This is the first time that the school has been victorious in a Gaelic Football final since 1999
  • To the school soccer team which competed so well throughout the season
  • To the cross-country teams which were very successful again this season
  • To Adam Monaghan and Taiye Adeyemi on winning first prizes in different categories in the Dublin Bus Safety Competition
  • To all involved in winning a prize in the ESB Environmental Awareness award. The school gardenlooks fantastic
  • To the boys who won prizes in the Fingal County Council Safety Competition
  • To Stephen Barker and Philip Aherne on being selected for the Fingal Primary Schools’ Representative Team

Thanks

  • To Fingallians and Mrs Eimear Bambrick for providing coaching throughout the year
  • To St Colmcille’s GAA Club for providing a full set of football kit
  • To Mr Eric Duffy for driving the boys to the prize-giving at the Keadeen Hotel
  • To all the parents who provided lifts to matches and to cross-country, and to the parents who provided supervision for the swimming classes during the year
  • To the parent who donated €400 to school funds

Post Primary Transfer

Best wishes to the boys in 6th Class who will be transferring to various post primary schools at the start of the new school year. For the boys in the new 6th Classes, Fingal Community College and St Finian’s Community College will make contact with our school during September 2004. For parents who wish to send their sons to other post primary schools, they should make contact with these schools as soon as possible.
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Mobile Phones

For a variety of reasons relating to bullying and the difficulties of being held responsible for property, the Board of Management has decided to ban pupils from bringing mobile phones to school with effect from 30 August 2004. If a pupil brings a mobile phone to school, it will be confiscated and parents will be asked to collect the phone from the school.

School Books

The pupils have been now been given the booklists. As the books become progressively more expensive, parents are advised to obtain the books second-hand if possible. In the event of the lists being mislaid, copies of the book lists will be published on the school web site, www.colmcilles.net

For parents who qualify to receive the school book grant scheme, the maximum amount which will be given is £20 per child. Applications for inclusion in this scheme should be made to Mr D. O’Reilly, Deputy Principal. The school will attempt to provide some books second-hand, and parents are asked to ensure that the books are kept in a reasonable condition and returned to Mr O’Reilly at the end of the school year.

School Uniforms

Donations of school uniforms and school tracksuits are always acceptable, and may be handed in at the Secretary’s Office

Dates for Diary

  • Open Day for parents and new Junior Infants, at 1:45 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 June.
  • Graduation Mass, 11:15 a.m. on Friday, 25 June
  • Summer vacation commences at 12:00 on Wednesday, 30 June 2004
  • School re-opens at 8:50 a.m. on Monday, 30 August 2004

Fr Seán O’Neill

Fr Seán O’ Neill retires as Parish Priest during the summer. He was Chairperson of the Board of Management for 6 years and Chaplain to our school for the past nine years. We thank him for the great interest which he has shown in the school and wish him well on his retirement.

Mrs Maria Ward

Mrs Maria Ward, one of our classroom assistants, is leaving our school at the end of this school year. We thank Maria for her devoted, dedicated service in our school, and wish her and her family well as they commence their new life in Virginia, Co. Cavan.

Focal Scoir

As another school year comes to an end, we thank the pupils, parents and all other members of the school community for their support and co-operation throughout the year. We wish everybody a happy and peaceful vacation.

Go n-éiri an t-adh libh.