June 2006

Welcome Back

We welcome back our school secretary, Mrs Mary Mc Gee after her recent hospitalisation and convalescence. We thank Mrs Margaret McKernan who deputised so capably in Mary’s absence.

40th Anniversary

The 40th Anniversary of the establishment of our school has been a very fulfilling one for our school community. In addition to the normal routines of a school year, some notable events have occurred and exciting initiatives have been undertaken. We thank Bishop Raymond Field for celebrating and preaching at the Anniversary Mass, and we congratulate the boys for the very prayerful and respectful manner in which they responded to the liturgy.

Year Book

Work on the Year Book has been ongoing since the start of this year. This is the most ambitious publishing project which has ever been undertaken by our school. Included in it are photographs of every class, articles from pupils in every class, articles by distinguished past pupils, poetry, jokes, riddles, trips down memory lane, some archival material, art work and much, much more. It is entirely in colour and will be available from Wednesday, 21 June at the very reasonable price of €12.  Parents / pupils / past pupils who wish to reserve a copy are asked to send the money to the school as soon as possible.

Art Exhibition

The second major undertaking is the Art Exhibition and this will be held on Wednesday, 21 June.  Every pupil in the school will have a piece of art work mounted and displayed. Details with regard to viewing times will be given as soon as they become available. We thank the following businesses whose kind contributions have defrayed some of the expenses incurred in the mounting of the art work:

  • Renault
  • Swords Hardware
  • Rock’s Undertakers
  • The Pavilions Shopping Centre
  • The Educational Company of Ireland
  • Evans
  • Bank of Ireland

Book Lists / Uniforms

Booklists for the coming year will be made available on Thursday, 22 June. We encourage parents to check out the possibility of acquiring some / all of the books second-hand.  Donations of school-books, uniforms and school tracksuits are always received gratefully and put to good use.

Important Dates

  • Date to be left for State Funeral if school is to close
  • Monday, 19 June: School is closed for in-service
  • Tuesday, 20 June: Open Day for parents and pupils of new junior infant classes, 1:40 p.m.
  • Wednesday, 21 June: Launch of Year Book and Art Exhibition
  • Thursday, 22 June: Issue of Book lists
  • Tuesday, 27 June: Graduation Mass, 11:15 a.m.
  • Friday, 30 June: School closes at 12:00 for Summer Vacation
  • Wednesday, 30 August: School re-opens at 8:50 for new year – pupils are dismissed from school at 12:00 on this day.

Farewell

To the pupils in 6th Class, we take this opportunity to thank them for their hard work and courtesy and to wish them well as they embark on the next phase of their educational careers.

Mr. O’Reilly

We extend our very best wishes to Mr Dan O’ Reilly, Deputy Principal, who retires at the end of this school year after forty years of dedicated service in our school

Thanks

To every member of our school community, we thank you for your support and co-operation during the course of the year, and we wish you a happy and a peaceful summer vacation.

Ní neart go cur le chéile!!