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Newsletter 21st December 2022

Newsletter 21st December 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

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Our wonderful Parents Association organised for Santa to visit our school last Friday. The children were delighted and loved singing Christmas songs for Santa and Ms. Clause. A big thank you to Amy McDonald and Johnny McDonald for all their help on the day! Also, a big thanks to the PA for organising a selection box and a Christmas Annual for every pupil. It’s all very much appreciated. Go raibh mile maith agat!

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We send Christmas Greetings to Noreen, Pamela and Sandra our Lollipop Ladies, who keep us safe as we cross the road on our way to and from school each morning and evening. They look after us all very well and thank you for the lovely lollipops they gave to each child in our school. Our pupils certainly love lollipops! Go raibh mile maith agat.


We are delighted to support St. Vincent De Paul and have created this hamper which was given to our local St. Vincent De Paul organisation to give to a needy family.

Many thanks to a kind family who has donated used toys to the school. The children will love playing with them. It's very much appreciated.

Thank you to Lucan Lions club who make a donation to the school each year in order to support needy families. Their support is very much appreciated.

Enrolment for junior infants 2023/2024 is open. Please find an expression of interest form on our website www.stthomasjns.com

Admissions Policy A review of our admissions policy is taking place including details from Circular 0075/2022 which was recently issued by the Department of Education. As this text is mandatory and is now part of legislation, there is no consultative process. The text being ‘ (Insert name of school) will cooperate with the NCSE in the performance by the Council of its functions under the Education for Persons with Special Educational Needs Act 2004 in relation to the provision of education to children with special educational needs, including in particular by the provision and operation of a special class or classes when requested to do so by the Council. (Insert name of schools) will comply with any direction served on the board or the patron under section 37A and 67(4)(b). The amended policy will be published on our website in the new year when it is ratified by our Board of Management and approved by the Patron.

Christmas Holidays will begin today @11:50am for infants and 12pm for 1st/2nd classes. The school will reopen on Thursday the 5th January 2023.


On behalf of the school community of St. Thomas’ JNS, I wish you all a very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Enjoy the festive season spending time with family and friends and we look forward to seeing you again on January 5th.

Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi Mhaise Duit,

Teresa Moynihan 


06 2023
February Bank Holiday
16 2023
Mid Term Break
17 2023
St Patrick's Day
31 2023
Easter Holidays
17 2023
School Re-opens

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