October 2006


The end of each school year and the start of a new one are often times of change, and this year was no exception. Mr. Dan O’Reilly retired after 40 years of devoted service to our school, Ms. Anne White transferred to a school in Leitrim, Ms. Sinéad Maguire transferred to Laytown while Ms. Lorraine Smith and Ms. Evelyn Sorohan commenced career breaks. To every one of them, we extend our heartfelt thanks and best wishes.  We welcome Ms. Audrey Harte, Ms. Maeve Clancy and Ms. Laura Kavanagh to the staff. We congratulate Mr. Seán Byrne and Ms. Bláithín White on their appointments to the positions of Deputy Principal and Assistant Principal respectively.

Sponsored Jog

The jog was held on Monday, 9 October. We thank families for their generosity, and at this juncture, the amount collected is €9,934. If there are cards outstanding, it would be much appreciated if they could be returned before the mid-term break.


Swimming classes commenced for 5th Class, and all classes from 2nd to 6th will receive swimming lessons. Swimming is now an integral part of the PE curriculum, and it is essential that all pupils attend the swimming lessons which are being provided. If there any difficulties with regard to payment, contact the office at 8405132, and this matter will be dealt with in confidence.

Sporting Activities

Gaelic Football
Gaelic trials have commenced, and the word from the coaches is that this year’s team is very promising.

Trials have been held, and training will be on Mondays and Wednesdays after school.

A selected group of pupils from 6th Class has been receiving coaching after school on one day per week.

Homework Club

The Homework Club has re-commenced for pupils from 3rd to 6th Classes. The co-ordinators are Ms. M. Clancy (Room 14) and Ms. L. Kavanagh (Room 3).


  • To the Bambrick family for the Roland keyboard donated to the school

Paired Reading

A circular will be issued shortly with regard to parents assisting with Paired Reading. The classes involved will be Senior Infants to 3rd Classes. The co-ordinator is Ms. A. Noonan, and training will be provided for parents who wish to assist with this very important work.

Vacations and School Closings

  • Mid-term break : Monday 30 October to Friday, 3 November (inclusive).
  • In-service: Friday, 24 November
  • Church Holiday: Friday, 8 December

Focal Scoir

Thank you very much for your support and co-operation, and every good wish for a happy and safe Halloween.
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