It was with great sadness that we concluded our Halloween events with a presentation to Mrs.Eileen Vesey who yesterday retired from her duties as traffic warden. The many parents/past pupils and pupils who were present is testament to the high regard in which Eileen is/was always held. Eileen has been central to school life here in St. Attracta’s since 1981 and a wonderful asset to this school community. Eileen has made a great contribution to ensuring our children’s safety, looking after each of our pupils with great care and attention.
Presentations and glowing tributes were extended to Eileen from Noel Gibbons (Road Safety Officer Mayo County Council), John Casey/Mary Meehan (Representatives of our parent body), Fr.Thomas Johnston (Chairperson of the Board of Management) and the School Principal. Each speaker complimented Eileen on her dedication, kindness and her interest in and care for every child. Many examples were given of occasions where Eileen went above and beyond the call of duty.
We would like to wish Eileen health and happiness to enjoy her well deserved retirement and pay tribute again to the remarkable commitment she has shown to this school.
On Wednesday October 22nd classes 2nd, 3rd & 4th took part in an “All about Bees” workshop. They were visited by Tom Finnerty from Western Seaboard Science Project who spoke to them about the life of a bee. It was an interactive workshop where the children got to learn about bees, explore videos relating to the topic, engage with the hive and view a sample hive. The audio visual display was informative and very enjoyable. The children experienced what daily life is life for a “Queen bee”, a “worker bee” and a bee keeper. They got to see the process that happens in order for the honey to be bottled and found on shelves in a supermarket. It made the whole process more real and gave them an insight into how food products are created while also understanding how difficult life can be for a bee keeper. It was very informative and lots of fun. A special word of thanks to Tom for visiting our school. We really appreciate his time and expertise.
Well done to our Junior Infant / Senior Infant-First and First-Second Classes who had their classrooms and their school corridor looking so well as they left for home for their Mid Term breaks. As always when we walk through the school we realise we have so many talented and creative pupils. A special word of thanks to all our teachers for their hard work. All the children have made a wonderful start to the new school year.
We are really looking forward to the Community Day which will take place this coming Sunday in the C.B.D Complex from 2-5 p.m.
It promises to be a very exciting afternoon particularly with the release of the results of Community Futures Surveys and the recent School’s ‘Art and Photography Competitions’, the opportunity to visit the local community stands and to enjoy the various activities which will be found throughout the hall.
Most importantly all members of the community can vote on the aforementioned results and have their say in what they feel is/should be of importance to Charlestown going forward.
We would love to see as many of our students/parents/guardians on the afternoon and look forward to welcoming you there.