During Assembly this week we made a special presentation to thank Eleanor for her cookery lessons. Eleanor visited each of our classrooms and taught us how to cook a variety of tasty recipes. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the lessons. Many thanks to Eleanor for all her hard work. We really appreciate it.
We are very fortunate to have received the opportunity to apply for a Start-Up Book Rental Grant from the Department of Education and Skills. We have applied for this grant and are awaiting a response from the Department.
It is envisaged that we will begin to establish a Book Rental Scheme to begin in the 2014-15 school year. This book rental scheme would begin in one subject area and would allow for the rental of textbooks which are used in our school. Due to the high volume of work involved in the management of a Book Rental Scheme, establishing one will only be possible with the support of our parent body.
Therefore, I would be grateful if you could complete this brief survey.
Our latest school newsletter may be viewed below:
Newsletter 24th February 2014
We had snow at school this morning. The ground was very slippy all day so we played in the halla during our breaks. Well done to all of the children who were very responsible entering and leaving the school building in the slippery conditions today. We hope there will be enough snow to make a snowman when we get home!
Here are some photos of our school in the snow.
We are delighted to announce that we have booked tickets to attend a performance of the musical ‘Shrek’ in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin on 22nd October, 2014. Pupils from infants to sixth classes will attend the performance. Tickets cost €15 each. The cost of the bus for the outing is extra. We hope to fundraise towards the cost of the bus for the outing. Further details will follow.
In order to confirm the booking we would be grateful if you could fill in the consent form below, along with a €5 non-refundable deposit per pupil and return it to the school office by Friday, 28th of February, 2014.
There are a limited number of adult spaces for the outing. Adult spaces will be given to parents who are garda vetted. If you wish to apply for garda vetting clearance please contact Susan Carpenter. If you are interested in going please let me know as soon as possible.
If you require any further details, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to the outing and hope it will be an enjoyable day out for all.
Shrek consent form
The children in First, Second and Third Classes have a busy time ahead.
On Friday, 14th February, they will visit Altamont Gardens for Snowdrop Week. The letter and consent form for this trip may be downloaded here: Altamont Gardens consent letter 2014.
First, Second and Third Classes are also participating in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition. The closing date for entries is February 28th 2014. Parental Consent is required for the competition. If you wish for your child to enter the competition, please fill in the consent form which may be found here: Texaco Children’s Art Consent Form.
Further information may be found at texacochildrensart.com
If you have any queries about either of these events, please contact Ms. Bryan.
Congratulations to two of our Junior Infants who won medals in the Tullow Community Games Art Competition. Their pictures are beautiful.