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Keep up to date with all the latest news happening in our school. Don't forget to visit the classes section on this website for news and photos of each class.

26 October 2019 from 3 to 5pm: Halloween Disco
The Parents Council invites all children to the Halloween Disco, held on Saturday 26 October from 3 to 5pm in Ben Mulhall Complex in Clonegal. There will be a donation box at the door and we ask each child to contribute two euro towards fundraising for the school. Please note that children must be accompanied by a parent and will remain the responsibility of their parent while the disco is on.

25 October 2019: Halloween Celebrations in school
Children are invited to dress up for Halloween on Friday 25th October. On the day we will have our yearly Halloween walk to Huntington Castle and a Halloween assembly in the hall during the day. Please note that children are not allowed to carry any dangerous/sharp implements in the school grounds or on the walk. Masks are not allowed either - all for safety reasons. Children may wear face paints and/or hair spray if applied at home, but are not allowed to bring them in to the school.

1 October 2019: A few important dates

  • Parent Teacher meetings will take place on 20 November 2019. You will be allocated a specific time. Meetings usually start at 3.10pmPupils will go home at 2.45pm.
  • Christmas plays will take place during school time on Wednesday 18th December, 2019. Times of class plays to follow. Parents will be invited in.
  • Bóthar Goats visit the school on 20th December. Children will make calendars to help with proceeds from the plays. Traditionally we raise sufficient funds to purchase 2 Bóthar goats. This is part of our SPHE programme in the school and “Bothar” is the school’s designated charity.
  • More dates of upcoming events and holidays can be found in the school calendar

1 October 2019: Just a few reminders

  • Board of Management stress that morning supervision of schoolyard is only provided from 9.10 - 9.20am. Children should not be on the premises before this time as there is no supervision.
  • Please do not park in the area in front of the school as it is needed for buses and taxis.
  • Due to serious allergies please do not include fish, eggs, kiwi, nuts, ground almonds and pulses such as peas, beans, lentils, chickpeas, etc. in lunchboxes. Please check that these items are not included in other foods – mayonnaise, hummus, etc.
  • Unfortunately, headlice can always be a problem in school. Please check your child's hair weekly and if your child has headlice please inform us so we can urge all families to check hair.
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October 2019: Beginning of the year newsletter
I want to welcome all the children back and especially our 16 new Junior Infants to our school and I hope they and their families will be very happy with us.We are set for a busy year ahead but I thoroughly look forward to embracing it with you all. I thank Mrs. O' Rourke in the office, all the staff, pupils and parents for their continued support of such a beautiful school.
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5 September 2019: 10 Weeks of swimming lessons starting on 10 September
We have organized swimming lessons for first to sixth class in Graiguecullen Pool this year, starting Tuesday 10 September. We decided to go with Graiguecullen Pool again as they teach the PAWS Programme and children receive certification. Children will need swim wear, a towel, goggles and a hat. Due to the Plowing Championships there will be no swimming on the 17th September.

It is essential that two parents are available to travel each swimming day as assistance is required and we also need two adults in each dressing room. Parents need to be Garda vetted – forms are available in the office. We depend on your generosity to volunteer to assist with the swimming each week. If it is more convenient for you to travel by car and meet the children at the pool, this is very acceptable.

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