Dear Parents,


Welcome back to all our pupils!  We hope you had a restful and enjoyable summer holiday.  We would like to welcome Mr. Niall Cleary onto our staff.  Mr. Cleary will be covering Mrs. Henderson’s maternity leave.   We also welcome back Ms. Mc Glinchey.

A few things to remember for the coming year:

  • We are a nut free school. Due to allergies in the school, we ask that you do not pack anything that may contain nuts into school lunches.
  • Treat day is Friday – pupils may bring in one small treat.
  • Football is allowed to be played only at lunchtime – not in the mornings or at small break.
  • School morning supervision starts at 9:10a.m. School starts at 9:20a.m.
  • Please Label jumpers and coats Thank you.

Developments over the summer:

  • The school has undergone a slight transformation over the summer months!  Fire exit doors were installed in 4 classrooms and appropriate fire exit signs were also installed.  The partition wall in the staff room was also replaced.   The main exit doors are currently under review.
  • We repainted the playground games on the yard surface for the children to enjoy.
  • We are in the process of purchasing ICT equipment from the ICT grant.

Extra help from parents required:

We welcome parental involvement to assist in our school activities.  This year, we would like extra help with reading and knitting.  However, this is subject to a Garda Vetting process.  Please get in touch with the Principal for further details.

  1. Reading: King would like some parents to volunteer some time to listen to reading groups in her class on a weekly basis for term one.

Knitting:  If you have a special talent in knitting that you are willing to share with children, we would love your help.

New Kitchen

Rebecca and David Fleury from “Smart Steps” successfully secured funding from the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, to install a new kitchen unit into the staff room.  The kitchen will have a dishwasher, oven, hob, fridge and washing machine.  Children in the after-schools club, pupils and staff within the school will greatly benefit from the new kitchen.  We would like to thank Rebecca and David who worked very hard in securing funding for this initiative.   The kitchen will be installed over the October mid-term break.

Sports for this term:

  • SWIMMING –8 weeks of swimming will start for all of 2nd -6th classes on this Wednesday 6th September. Pupils will be asked to pay €3.00 each week or €24.00 for 8 weeks towards the bus.  Pupils should wear their school uniform.
  • GAA – Oisin will start GAA coaching this month. Selected classes will be notified of the exact date next week.
  • GAA lunch time coaching – Conor Mc Dermot will recommence GAA training on Thursday lunch times for 4th – 6th class students. This will start on Thursday 7th   Pupils should bring a change of trousers and appropriate footwear.
  • HURLING – Mr. Cleary will be taking lunchtime Hurling coaching from Monday 11th September onwards. Pupils from 3rd-6th class may take part.  Cleary will provide Hurley’s and helmets.   However, pupils may bring their own sports equipment in if they wish to do so.
  • Athletics – Some pupils will be representing our school at the Cross-Country Athletics at Finn Valley on Tuesday 26th

School Mass

There will be an opening year mass on Tuesday 26th September at 10a.m. in St. Patrick’s church.  We would like to invite all parents and grandparents to attend this ceremony.

Pupil insurance: please fill in you insurance forms and return to the school by wed 13th September.