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Newsletter Thursday 17th November

Newsletter Thursday 17th November

Newsletter Thursday 17/11/22

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Admissions 2023/2024 Junior Infant enrolment for 2023/2024 is now open. The Expression of Interest form is available on our website.

Parent Teacher Meetings This year parent teacher meetings will take place on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd of November. They will take place face to face. Please note that no siblings or children are to attend and that 1st and 2nd classes will go home at 2.25pm on those two days. Junior and Senior infants will go home as normal at 1.40pm.

Primary Language Curriculum In-Service The school will close at 12 noon on Friday 25th November to facilitate staff training on the Primary Language Gaeilge Curriculum. Junior Infants and Senior Infants will finish school at 11.50am while 1st and 2nd class will finish school at 12 noon.

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Book Week is happening this week. The children have been involved in lots of activities such as DEAR time, reading challenges, visiting the library and book fair etc. The book fair will be open this evening from 6.30pm to 7.30pm for parents and children to attend. A huge thanks to Ms. Sullivan all the volunteers from the Parents Association who are facilitating this. Here is the link to the electronic booklet: https://images.scholastic.co.uk/assets/a/84/55/sch-ie-book-fairs-september-invite-2150923.pdf (scholastic.co.uk) Tomorrow, Friday 18th, Moon and Sixpence will bring their puppet show to our school where all classes will attend a puppet show.

Book Day- Tomorrow, Fri 18th November, children from 1st and 2nd can come to school dressed up as a character from any book they like.

Blue Star Programme Ms. Finnegan’s 2nd class pupils are participating in the Blue Star Programme. The programme aims to teach pupils about the European Union, what it means and how it works. Our pupils have been learning all about European cultures and the EU through creative activities and projects. The European Union’s foundation and development, the member countries and their culture and how the institution operates. They learn about the history, geography and culture of European countries and the institutions of the EU. By doing so, our pupils foster better understanding and knowledge of the European Union and how it affects our lives. Right now, our pupils are learning about Spain and everything Spanish.

We were delighted to have Barry Andrews MEP and Frances Fitzgerald MEP, alongside Cllr Shane Moynihan and Cllr Vicki Casserly, visit our school last Friday and engage with the pupils around the work of the EU and hear and see all the good work that the pupils are doing to deepen their understanding of the EU. The children treated our guests to a Spanish rendition of Baby Shark! Well done Ms. Finnegan and all the wonderful boys and girls in the class!

Míle buíochas,

Teresa Moynihan


30 2023
Mid-term Break
06 2023
School reopens
22 2023
School Closure at 11.50 (infants) and 12.00 (1st/2nd)
25 2023
Christmas Holidays
08 2024
School reopens

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