Students of the Week Friday February 28th

Another extremely busy week here in St.Attracta’s. We began our swimming term , competed in the Féile Dramaiochta, prepared for our Mini 7’s Quarter Final on Monday and also the Connaught Spikeball Final’s which will take place in a few weeks. All of course alongside working very hard as always in class.

With so many students working so hard this week it was very difficult to choose  ‘Student’s of the Week’. However,the common themes throughout was the ability of all these students to work with others, cooperate, continue to improve across all the important subject areas and try so hard.

Comhghairdeas mhór do na paisti go léir. Tá sibh ag déanamh sár iarracht ar scoil. Táimid an bhródúil asaibh.

There is lots taking place again in school next week. We have Coicís na Gaeilge running over the next fortnight with lots of exciting events taking place to help promote and celebrate our beautiful native language.

On Monday the Senior Girls will play in the Mini 7’s Quarter Final in Swinford against Meelick N.S. and on Sunday March 16th our Boys team have been asked to launch the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol leagues at half time in the Mayo v Cork game in McHale Park.

We will also have to find time to celebrate National Tree Week and World Book Day ! Another busy week lies ahead !



‘Tlusty Czwartek’ Fat Thursday !

Did you know that today is known as ‘Fat Thursday’ in Poland ? It is a very traditional Polish celebration which takes place always on the last Thursday before lent begins. It is similar to Pancake Tuesday which we will celebrate next week here in Ireland.

On this day Polish families eat doughnuts,cakes,biscuits and many more sweet things. The day gets its name from all the calories that are consumed !

We hope all our Polish families thoroughly enjoy themselves this evening!

Miejcie dobra zabawe !

Thank you to Daria,Pawel and Wiktoria from 5th/6th Class for all their help with this post.

Leanne selected for Mayo U-14 Ladies Team.

Congratulations to our sixth class student Leanne Duffy who was recently selected for the Mayo U-14 Girls panel for this coming year.

Leanne’s selection is a great personal achievement and also reflects the great work that is ongoing here in Charlestown in Bord na nÓg.

Last weekend, Leanne played at midfield against Clare. Mayo were victorious on a scoreline of 2-9 to 1-4 with Leanne scoring two points from her position í lár na páirce.

We wish Leanne well and look forward to following her progress throughout this year.

Swimming for 1st to 6th Class in Claremorris Pool..

Swimming will begin tomorrow morning Wednesday 26th February at 10 a.m. in Claremorris Swimming Pool for all students from 1st to 6th.The buses will leave the school at 9.00 a.m. sharp, as we must be there early at the pool for a brief induction before our opening lesson. We would really appreciate your cooperation in ensuring we can leave at this time.

School will be open prior to that time to allow the children to leave their schoolbags in their classrooms.

It is very important that all children wear a swimming hat in the pool.

We hope the children thoroughly enjoy the next number of weeks!

The remaining dates are

Wednesday:March 5th

Wednesday:March 12th

Wednesday:March 19th

Wednesday:March 26th


Dates for your Diary

Wednesday 19th February: Féile Drámaíochta Chillmoibhí (Rang 1-4)

Thursday/Friday 20th/21st February: Mid term break School Closed.

Monday February 24th: Meeting of Parents Association at 8 p.m. in school.

Wednesday 26th February: School Swimming Starts

Thursday 27th February: Connaught Spikeball Finals in Roscommon(Rang 5/6)

Monday 3rd March: Girls County Mini Sevens Quarter Final Swinford Amenity Park at 11 a.m.Weather Permitting.

Friday 14th March: Open afternoon for our enrolling Junior Infant Class 14/15. Enrolment applications can be accessed from this site,from the school office or by email These will all be made available as and from next week.

Students of the Week Friday February 14th

We were delighted to reward these excellent students with the much sought after ‘Student of the Week’ award.
The teachers were again amazed that some of these students had yet to receive this award as they always work quietly and try their hardest.

It was also emphasised, the effort that the students are making preparing for their Irish plays. The teachers always need great cooperation and teamwork in the build up for such an important event on the school calendar and these students have given a great example in this area.

Others have also made great improvements in areas they found difficult earlier in the year and it really is great to see this.

Well done to all, we’re delighted with your progress!

First and Second Class ‘Clay Modelling’

First and Second Class have been extremely busy this week preparing for the Féile Dramaíochta on this coming Wednesday 19th February in Kilmovee.

They also found time to sculpt these beautiful works from Clay. First Class produced lovely ‘Pinch Pots’ and Second Class followed with colourful tiles based on the theme of St. Valentine’s Day.

I’m sure you’ll agree the end products are very impressive!

Junior and Senior Infants ‘Aistear Programme’

Junior and Senior Infants have been working very hard in recent times with the ‘Aistear’ programme. Aistear is the Irish word for journey. This initiative marks the beginning of the children’s lifelong journey of development. Through rich and varied play experiences the children develop a strong sense of well being. Through this framework, we here in St. Attracta’s hope to inspire confident and competent communicators, curious explorers and creative thinkers.

Well done to all the boys and girls for all their hard work, Ms Delaney and Ms. Connaghan are delighted with their progress!

Students of the Week Friday February 7th

Well done to our latest students of the week. The teachers, when announcing their individual class winners spoke so highly of each of the pupils.

Some of the students chosen this week could get the award every week such is the standard of their work and application!

Other’s have made a huge improvement and are continuing to work hard on area’s that they find difficult. One student was chosen in particular for his kindness towards another student who was upset and for a great improvement in his handwriting.

Well done to all ,it really is lovely to see the ‘happy faces’ when the students names are called and positive way to end another busy week !