01 628 2691

Newsletter 8th Feb 2024

Newsletter 8th Feb 2024

Dear Parents/ Guardians,

School Closures

We will be closed on Thursday the 15th and Friday 16th of February for Mid Term Break and will reopen on Monday 19th February.

We have been informed that two referendum changes will take place on Friday the 8th March and as the school campus of both schools is used as a polling station we will be closed on that date.

We will be closed on Monday 18th March and will open on Tuesday 19th March.

Tesco Community Fund

Many thanks to all families who shopped in Tesco and supported our school with blue tokens. Lorna Keogh, Chairperson of our Parents Association and I were delighted to collect a cheque for 631 Euro recently. Many thanks for your support.

Parents Association Subs

Our Parents Association rely on support from our parent body. Each year the PA collect subscriptions of €10 per family in order to support the purchase of resources for our pupils or to support fun events within the school. Subs can now be paid online via Aladdin. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Thank you to all who have already contributed. Please also keep a close eye on the St. Thomas’ PA Facebook page which keeps you up to date on upcoming events.

Lucan Sarsfield’s GAA

Lucan Sarsfield's GPO Alan has been in with the school and would love to give anyone the opportunity to come and experience the National sport of GAA.

The GAA is a sporting community that helps children develop new friendships, life skills and fundamental movement skills that work on the A,B,C's (Agility, Balance & Coordination) and R,J,T's (Running, Jumping & Throwing) to improve a child's Athletic development for sport and for life.

Lucan Sarsfield’s Academy runs every Saturday morning for the ages between 4-7 years old and has teams for boys and girls from U8's all the way up to adult. If this sounds of interest or if you'd like to know any more information, Alan would be delighted to take a call on 087 121 3587


Schools have an obligation to keep a register of the students attending school. We are obliged to inform TUSLA if a child is absent for more than 20 days in a school year no matter what the reason. We have noticed an increase in the number of children presenting to school late in the mornings. We encourage all children to be in the line for 5 to 9. From Monday, 5th February, if any child is late to school, parents will be asked to sign a late register form when dropping the child to school. It is important that we do everything possible to encourage full attendance. If a child attends school 10 minutes late each day, that’s just short of 1 hour a week. We want to see all children in school for the full school day and we ask for your co-operation in this regard. Míle buíochas.

Teresa Moynihan


06 2024
Mid-term Break
28 2024
School Closure at 11.50 (infants) and 12.00 (1st/2nd)

01 628 2691

© 2024 St. Thomas' J.N.S.