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End of School Year 2013/2014

posted 2 Jul 2014, 04:56 by Madeleine Dillon

23 June 2014

 

Dear Parent(s),

 

Please note that this school closes on Thursday, 26th. June at 12 noon for summer holidays and will re-open on Wednesday, 27th. August at 9.10a.m.

 

I would like to thank you for your help, support and co-operation during the school year.  It is very much appreciated by all the staff and me.

 

It has been a wonderful year in which we have showcased our school in the following:

  • We had a very successful Concert “The Wizard of Oz”.  Pupils in all classes took part.

  • Sixth Class organised a very successful Jumble Sale and raised money for Green Schools.

  • Second & Third Class did some fundraising for the charity “Children Helping Children”.

  • Pupils took part in the School’s Cross Country.

  • Second Class girls received the sacrament of Holy Communion 

All our pupils enjoyed the visits paid to our school from:
  • Mr. Ziglinzki – visiting scientist who carried out scientific workshops.

  • Jenny McDonald – organic gardener, who planted many organic fruits and vegetables.

  • Many parents came to the school to help with the following:

  1. cookery classes with the children from Junior Infants and First Classes.

  2. paired reading with Second Class Room 10.

  3. paired reading with Sixth Class Room 9.

  4. Homework Club.

  • Cycling Pursuits – who provided a cycling skills day.

  • Katie Upton –drama classes every Friday with all classes.

  • Whizz Kids – Computer classes with pupils from 3rd.-6th. classes in the school hall.

  • Schools Completion Personnel – Transition Programme with 6th.  Class 

  • Infant classes visited the Fire Station, Deel Bakery & other shops in the town.  They also went for a river walk.

  • Under the guidance of Mrs. McMahon in 6th. Class, 19 eggs were placed in an incubator and 13 chicks hatched within 21 days.

  • Wassa Wassa Workshop.

  • GAA Skills with Gerry Molyneaux.

  • Safety Talk with members of the Fire Brigade.

  • Litter Awareness talk with Limerick Co. Council.

  • Junior School Tour took place at Old Rectory, Croom.

  • Senior School Tour took place at “Wetlands, Tralee.

  • League of Legends Soccer.

  • Great fun was had by all pupils on Sports Day.

In the school we have a strong involvement in the following:
  • Book Club * Book Rental Scheme * Swimming Lessons * Music Lessons, etc.

After School Programmes:

  • Homework Club * Art Classes * Speech & Drama * etc. 

     

    We also had the following classes for parents –

  • Cookery  and  * Zumba

    We would like to thank the facilitators and all who participated.  We will continue with these classes next year.

Every classroom is equipped with an Interactive Whiteboard and internet access.  There is five iPads in each classroom.

 

We would like to thank the First Holy Communion children who made donations to various charities and to all the pupils who made our Jumble Sale a success.  

 

Congratulations to all our pupils who worked so hard.

 

And finally we take this opportunity to bid a fond farewell to our 1st class boys and 6th class girls whom we wish every success to in the future and look forward to the arrival of our new Junior Infants.

 

A special word of thanks, to the Board of Management & the Parents Council, for all their help and support throughout the year.  

 

Looking forward to seeing you all in August.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

_____________________                                               _____________________              

Helen Daly.                                                                           Michael McNamara.

Acting Principal.                                                                   Chairperson B.O.M.

 

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