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Newsletter Thursday 25th August


Welcome back! I want to welcome back all members of our school community as we embark on a new academic year. I hope that you all had a lovely summer break and that you had time to relax and enjoy the (mostly!) sunny weather with family and friends. I especially wish to warmly welcome our new incoming pupils to Junior Infants as well as our returning pupils whom we are delighted to see back in our classrooms. I would like to send every good wish to our most recent 2nd class pupils for the very best of luck as they embark on their journey in Scoil Áine Naofa. An exciting new chapter begins for you and your parents/guardians this term.

Thank You! I would like to thank Ms. Murray for filling the position of Acting Principal for the last academic year. She did a superb job and I look forward to working with you all this coming year. I’m very grateful for all the good wishes I received this past year as well.

Return to school for all pupils on Wednesday 31st August. All pupils are asked to line up at their class number in the yard as normal. The following are our starting and finishing school times.

  • Senior infants- 9am start and 1:40pm finish
  • First and Second classes: 9am start and 2:40pm finish time.

Junior Infants start times: Please note the staggered times/dates for Junior Infants

  • Week 1 Wednesday 31st – Friday 2nd Sept. 9.20am - 11.30am
  • Week 2 Monday 5th-Friday 9th September 9.00am - 12.00pm
  • Week 3 Monday 12th Sept. onwards (Full Day) 9.00am – 1.40pm

Yard collection procedures: Collection from the yard will happen at each class line number. All children should be in their lines for 8:55am each morning and parents are responsible for supervising their children on yard each morning. We ask parents to stand back well behind the yellow lines, to keep all pathways clear of buggies and pedestrians and for parents to leave the yard promptly when the children enter the school. It is important that the pupils and staff can get into school in the morning safely. We greatly appreciate your co-operation and support.

Please continue to foster the independence the pupils have developed over the last two years by keeping goodbyes as short as you can. Please also note that teachers cannot speak with parents in the morning so if you need to speak with a teacher, home time is a better time to do so. Alternatively, please phone the school on 01 6282691 for urgent messages you may need to pass on.

Room and line numbers 2022/2023:

Junior infants

Room 1 Ms. Lawlor

Room 2 Ms. Barnes

Room 3 Mr. Meehan

Room 4 Ms. Campbell

Room 5 Ms. Brazil

Senior infants

Room 6 Ms. Cobbe

Room 7 Ms. Gillen

Room 8 Ms. Linehan

Room 9 Ms. Daly/Ms. Ryan-prefab

Room 10 Ms. Madigan-prefab

First Class

Room 11 Mr. Kelly -prefab

Room 12 Ms. O' Loughlin-prefab

Room 13 Ms. Walshe

Room 14 Ms. Mc Dermott

Room 15 Ms. Maguire

2nd Class

Room 16 Ms. Finnegan

Room 17 Mr. Ryan

Room 18 Ms. O' Reilly

Room 19 Ms. Doherty

Room 20 Mr. Coleman

After School Clubs: We hope to provide after school clubs similar to last year during this academic year. Arrangements are currently being put in place for this.

Cycle Parking – We are delighted to have Green Schools cycle parking installed in our school over the summer. We look forward to our pupils and staff cycling to school and making use of our recently installed cycling racks. Bikes are left at owner's own risk.

Arthur Griffith Park 50th Anniversary Celebrations: Congratulations to Anita O Kearney AGP Residents Association Chairperson and all members of the committee on organising on a fabulous day of fun and entertainment last Saturday to mark 50 years of Arthur Griffith Park estate.

Best Wishes: I would like to finally take this opportunity to wish all members of our school community the very best for the year ahead.

Ar aghaidh linn!

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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