December 2005

Parent Teacher Meetings

The Parent/ Teacher meetings were very well attended. Thanks to the many  parents who attended the meetings for their support and goodwill. We are very grateful to the Parents’ Association for providing refreshments and to Mr. Mc Kernan for providing security on both evenings.

Parking at the school gates

The Garda has expressed its concern at the level of illegal parking which is occurring at both entrances to the schools and at the driveways of houses in the general vicinity. The question of a one-way system on Chapel Lane is being explored actively at present. Parents will be contacted when there is further information on this matter.  For safety reasons, parents driving their cars into the schools continues to be prohibited.

Bóthar

There was a tremendous response from all members of our school community to the collection for Bóthar. The amount collected was €1,430.

Christmas Raffle

Tickets for the Christmas Raffle are selling very well. The price of 1 ticket is €1, and the draw will take place on Wednesday, 21 December 2005.

Sponsored Jog

The amount collected was slightly in excess of €11,700. Thanks very much to the individual parent who made an anonymous contribution of €500 to school funds.

Santa

Santa has made an early visit to the school and we are very grateful to him for sparing the time to call to see us when he has so many other commitments at this time of year.

X Factor in St Colmcille’s B.N.S.

Congratulations to everybody who took part in the recent competition. The standard was very high, and we look forward to further demonstrations of this talent during the coming months and years.

Paired Reading

Thanks to the parents who indicated an interest in becoming involved in this initiative. You will be contacted by Ms A Noonan early in the New Year, and a some training will be organised.

Swimming

5th and 4th Classes have now completed their courses. Classes for 3rd will commence early in the New Term. Thanks to the parents who assisted with supervision because it would not be possible to have the swimming classes without this support.

Cross-Country

The teams are enjoying a well-earned break after a very successful start to the season. Training and races will continue in the New Year

Gaelic Football

Thanks very much to Mrs E. Bambrick and Fingallians GFC for the coaching which has been provided during the first term. Coaching will resume after Christmas and training for the Fingal Championships will commence in February.

Congratulations

Congratulations to John Ahern on winning a gold medal in the recent Dublin League Boxing Championships.

Christmas Vacation

The Christmas vacation will commence at 12.00 on Thursday, 22 December 2005 and the school will re-open at 8.50 a.m. onMonday, 9 January 2006.

Christmas Wishes

We take this opportunity to thank you for your support and goodwill, and we wish every member of our school community a happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Nollaig shona daoibh go léir.