Girls Team Beaten in Cumann na mBunscol Semi Final

IMG_0278

Commiserations to our ‘Girls Team’ who were beaten earlier by Bekan N.S. in their Cumann na mBunscol County Semi Final on a scoreline of 2-8 to 1-7.

Our girls got off to a flying start and led by two points at half time 1-3 to 0-4, this despite hitting the crossbar and unfortunately missing some gilt edged opportunities.

Bekan N.S. came out of the blocks much stronger in the second half scoring two early goals, putting us on the backfoot. Our girls to their immense credit battled heroically (hitting the post twice again) to the end and on another day could have seen the result go in their favour.

We are so proud of each of the girls particularly those from 6th Class who represented their school for the final time. The girls can have no regrets as they gave their all.

Well done to all the girls who have had a fantastic year, its great to see so many playing for their club here in Charlestown. These talented ladies can only go from strength to strength.. Maith sibh go léir!

Amy and Jessica Star with the Mayo U12 Girls Soccer Team

IMG_0258

Comhghairdeachas mór le Jessica Casey (Striker) and Amy Mahon (Goalkeeper) from our Fourth and Sixth Classes who on Sunday last represented the Mayo U-12 Girls Soccer team at a blitz in Inishowen Co.Donegal.

Both girls played starring roles as the ‘Mayo team’ progressed through a difficult group and knockout stages before succumbing to an excellent Dublin team in the final.

The selection of the girls was a wonderful honour and one which their club ‘Charlestown Athletic’ can be very proud of.

Maith sibh a chailiní,well done, all here at St.Attracta’s are also so proud of you!

Students of the Week Friday May 20th

At our weekly assembly the children were praised for their enthusiasm and eagerness to take part in all school activities. Many children were commended on always giving their best effort and one child’s work was described as a pleasure to look at.

We learned of others who have impressed in their classrooms with a changing attitude, becoming more independent and trying their very best and of those who are excellent role model’s and a great help to the younger students and indeed, the teachers, in our school.

The importance of working hard at homework was also highlighted and one student is progressing very well in Maths due to the effort she puts in at home as well as school.

A great example to all our students to finish the school year in style !

Maith sibh!

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Many thanks to all who attended Wednesday evening’s National Parents Council’s talk on Mental Health and Wellbeing. It was a very informative and worthwhile. Thank you to our Parent’s Association for all their help and support on the evening.


JEP Update

A huge thank you to all who supported Rang 5/6’s Junior Entrepreneur ‘Pantastic’ programme over the past three weeks. It was a wonderful success made possible by the kindness of our students and their families. Well done to all our senior students who worked very hard over the course of the project, lernin mant life skills in the process.

Cumann na mBunscol

Our girls will play their County Semi Final against Bekan NS on Thursday next at 1pm in McHale Park.A very important date to look forward to. We wish the girls every success! Go n-eirí libh!

Have a lovely weekend!

Students of the Week Friday 13th May

IMG_4902

Friday the 13th turned out to be a lucky day for these bunch of pupils. Today at assembly we learned again of random acts of kindness throughout the school. Children were awarded student of the week because their teacher had noticed them doing something kind without being encouraged. While it may not be acknowledged at the time it is always noticed!

We also heard of children who try their best despite having setbacks. They show their perseverance by their willingness to aim for success again and again.

Today we had proof that hard work and perseverance pays off. We were told about children who have made considerable effort in particular areas and are having great success.It isn’t always about huge changes. Small steady steps will always get you to where you want to go.
Again, teachers told us that it is hard at times to only pick one of their students as all are making great progress in their own way. We are so proud as a staff of these achievements and of all of our pupils. Maith sibh go léir. 

Junior Entrepreneur: Sincere thanks to all who again supported Rang 5/6 ‘Pantastic’ this morning. It was a great success. We hope you all enjoyed your pancakes.
Next Friday morning marks the end of our project. We have some delicious additions planned to add to our menu next week.

Finally we would like to remind you all of our MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING EVENING on Wednesday next. It promises to be a very informative and worthwhile evening.

Cumann na mBunscol Quarter Finals v Roundfort NS

IMG_0215

Congratulations to our Girls team who earlier today progressed to the Cumann na mBunscol Semi Finals after a hard fought game against Roundfort NS at the Connaught Centre of Excellence.

As with our area final, it was a great team display with all the girls playing their part in ensuring we progressed. Well done in particular to our younger team members from Fourth Class who are representing their school for the first time. We area waiting confirmation of our Semi Final opponents which will take place on either May 26th/27th.(Date to be confirmed)

Our Boys followed again against Roundfort NS in the Shield Quarter Final and despite a very brave and courageous performance came up just short against an excellent team. As with our ‘Girls’ we had many younger members of our team performing very well against older opposition. A special word must also go to our senior boys who tried so hard and gave their all. We are so proud of all their efforts.

‘Pantastic’ Day 2

Rang 5/6 are delighted to bring you ‘Pantastic’ for the second time tomorrow, Friday morning as part of their Junior Entrepreneur project!

Last week was a great success and tomorrow we have some exciting additions along with last week favourites to our menu.These are’Marcel’s Suprise’ a traditional Polish topping and ‘Friday 13th’ our pancakes served as you like with banana .

We really looking forward to meeting you all again in the morning, thank you for your support last week, all the proceeds are going towards our school tour on June 1st!

JEP Team Rang 5/6

Mental Health and Wellbeing Evening Wednesday May 18th

On Wednesday May 18th at 7.30 pm we will host a positive mental health and wellbeing seminar for all our Parents/Guardians here in school. This seminar will explore mental health and wellbeing, enabling young people to lead fulfilling lives.

Parents who attend this session will:

1. Explore the factors that influence mental health and well being in their child.
2. Learn how to build and nurture resilience within their own child helping to cope with the day to day stresses of life as they occur.
3. Be given tips on how best to support their child’s positive mental health and wellbeing.

It is recognised that the family is the primary source of nurturing and support for children and plays a central role in the promotion of their positive mental health.

We feel this seminar will be hugely beneficial to all and as such are delighted to host this event and look forward to a great attendance on the evening.

We will also host a further parent’s evening in June (Date to be confirmed) on the very pertinent topic of Internet Safety. Further information will follow.

Junior Entrepreneur: ‘Pantastic’ Update

Thank you to all our customers who sampled our pancakes yesterday morning. We hope you enjoyed them. We had a very busy but exciting morning preparing them for you.

We learned so much from our service and are already looking forward to next Friday (March 13th). We’re sure our pancakes will help you all kick start ‘Friday 13th’ in style!

We also hope to introduce a new topping for your Pancake’s next week which we’re sure you’ll enjoy!

Have a lovely weekend and thanks again for supporting us.

Rang 5/6
J.E.P. ‘Pantastic’ Team

Rang 5/6 launch ‘Pantastic’ Junior Entrepreneur Project.

IMG_0201

Tomorrow Friday morning we are delighted to announce that as part of our Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP) our mini company ‘Pantastic’ will begin selling our delicious pancakes to help you kick-start your day!

All our ingredients have been sourced locally and will be prepared fresh and cooked to order . We’re very excited to present the pancakes to you, and we’re sure you’ll enjoy them.

The pancakes will be offered to all our parents on Friday morning as they drop their children to school. We will be open for service from 9.00 a.m. on the following dates Friday May 6th /Friday May 13th and Friday May 20th.
We will offer a delivery service to all our fellow students in their classrooms in time for their small break!

The delicious pancakes we have on offer tommorrow are traditional favourites…Plain or with the toppings of Sugar and Lemon and/or golden syrup.We hope to add a new topping for each service.

You can follow our progress on our school website and we will also let you know any changes to our menu.

We have priced our pancakes at the very reasonable rate of €2, we highly recommend these as they are delicious!

We look forward to meeting you all on Friday morning.

Thank you

Pantastic. (Start your day the ‘Pantastic’ way!)

Marketing and Design team
(Karla Gavaghan, Oliwia Stecka, Kiana Callaghan, Zoe Buckley and Mateusz Brucki)