October 2009

Sponsored Jog

The jog was held on Friday, 25 September 2009. We thank the pupils and families who contributed the sum of €8,500. This represents a 23% decrease on last year’s amount, and is a reflection of much harsher economic times for all members of our school community.  The raffle for pupils who have contributed at least €10 as a result of the jog will be held on Friday, 23 October 2009. The sum of €3,000 was collected as a result of the bag pack, and we acknowledge with gratitude the work done on this initiative by the pupils, their families and the members of the Parents’ Association.  This will go a long way towards meeting the short-fall from this year’s jog.

Transfer to Post-Primary Schools

  • Most of the pupils in our 6th Classes have now obtained places in post-primary schools for the school year, 2010-11. With regard to St Finian’s and Fingal Community Colleges, application should be made when the pupils are in 6th Class. Colaiste Choilm uses a booking system so it is important for parents to make application for their sons as soon as possible, irrespective of the class in which the boys are at present.


  • To the parents who have contributed PCs, keyboards, sound systems, keyboards,  uniforms and tracksuits
  • To Fingallians GAA, the Leinster Rugby Union, the Leinster Cricket Union and Fingal Co Council for providing personnel to coach the boys and to give them a wide experience of many sports

Traffic in School Grounds

  • Our insurers have asked that attention be drawn to the importance of preventing unauthorised access to the school grounds by people driving children to school. There is no permission for parents / guardians to drive cars into the school grounds.

Important Dates

Monday – Friday, 26th – 30th October Mid-term break

School re-opens on Monday, 2 November 2009

Times and Dates of Liturgies

First Communion 11.00 a.m. on Saturday, 15 May 2010

The “Do this in Memory” programme has had a very successful start. Congratulations to the members of our school and parish communities who are assisting with the organisation of this programme.

Focal Scoir

We thank all members of the school community for their support and co-operation and wish them well as we endeavour to do our very best for the pupils entrusted to our care. Have a happy and safe Halloween.

Ní neart go cur le chéile.