December 2012


Thanks very much to the parents and pupils who contributed the sum of €7,000.18 to the Sponsored Jog. This represents a decrease of 8% on last year’s figure but in the prevailing economic climate, it was a commendable achievement and reflects well on the generosity of many members of our school community. A worrying trend however was the fact that 98 cards were not returned to the school.

Parents’ Association Cake Sale

Very well done to the members of the Parents’ Association on the success of the Cake Sale. Thanks very much to all who baked or bought the lovely confectionery which was on display.


The winning tickets in the Raffle will be drawn on Thursday, 20 December. There is still time to purchase a ticket and have a chance of winning one of the wonderful prizes. The proceeds from the Raffle enable the Parents’ Association to provide treats for the pupils at various events throughout the school year.

Work done or Envisaged

In these difficult economic times, it is very difficult to embark on development projects. However, an application has been made for planning permission to build a 3 classroom unit, and if the funding which was promised last year is provided, work will commence during the summer vacation. These rooms will be used for resource teaching. Thanks to the generosity of successive generations of parents and pupils, the school is well-equipped and resourced, and it is important at this juncture to maintain the levels to which our pupils have become accustomed.


  • To the parents who have donated uniforms, tracksuits and books, we extend our thanks. Donations of this nature are always very much appreciated
  • To Fingallians GAA for providing personnel to coach the boys during the first term

Post Primary Transfer

Practically all of the pupils in 6th Class have now obtained places for the coming school year. Parents of pupils in other classes, who wish to send their sons to Coláiste Choilm, should contact that school without delay because it operates a waiting list system. Places for Fingal Community College and St Finian’s Community College are allocated to pupils while they are in 6th Class.

Track-suit bottoms

There is a limited supply of track suit bottoms available at a knock-down price of €5. The range of stock is suitable for boys aged 6 to 11. We also have 12 tracksuits which are suitable for pupils in Junior Infants, and are priced at €15 each. This clothing will be available for sale on our return to school in January.

Enrolment of Junior Infants for School Year 2013/2014

Parents are advised to collect application forms from the School Secretary and return completed form and baptismal certificate by Friday, 1 February 2013 at the latest.

Parent Teacher Meetings

The attendance at the recent Parent/Teacher meetings was very high, and indicative of the interest which many parents have shown consistently in the progress of their children. In the rare instances where parents did not attend for a meeting, a note or a phone call to advise the school would have been appreciated.

Collection for St. Vincent de Paul Society

The support and goodwill of parents and pupils are very much appreciated by our teachers and ancillary staff. At this time of the year, the emphasis among our school community is on giving rather than on receiving, and the teachers, ancillary staff and pupils will be making contributions to the local conference of St Vincent de Paul Society.

No Uniform Day

There will be a no-uniform day on Friday, 21 December. A voluntary contribution of €1 (or more) may be brought to school.

Christmas Arrangements

Monday, 17 December   Q uiz for 3rd and 4th Classes
Christmas Play for Second Classes
Tuesday, 18 December Quiz for 5th and 6th Classes
Santa visiting JI to 2nd Classes
Wednesday, 19 December  X Factor
Thursday, 20 December Carol Service

Dates of Liturgies

Tuesday, 6 February  F irst Penance
Thursday, 25 April Confirmation
Saturday, 18 May First Communion

Christmas Vacation

School closes for Christmas Holidays at 12.00 on Friday, 21 December 2012
School re-opens at 8.50 a.m. on Monday, 7 January 2013.

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