Cuairt Daidí na Nollag

Tháinig Daidí na Nollag ar cuairt chuig Scoil Naomh Athracht ar maidin. Bhí sceitimíní áthais ar na páistí!

Santa visited the very excited boys and girls of St.Attracta’s on this morning. He arrived in style in a Garda car due to Rudolph experiencing some flying difficulties which grounded him at Knock Airport!

Santa brought treats with him for all the children and imparted wise words for the build up to Christmas! It was a lovely way to finish the term.

Santa returned to Knock Airport where he was reunited with Rudolph who was by now back in action after some running repairs. We believe he then returned to Lapland for a good rest before his long journey on Monday night.

A special word of thanks to Garda Brian who saved the day and of course to Daidí na Nollag for taking time out at this extremely busy time to visit our school.

Carol Singing in St.Anne’s and St.Attracta’s Nursing Homes

Students from our 5th and 6th classes visited St.Anne’s and St.Attracta’s Nursing Homes this afternoon to sing Christmas carols and seasonal tunes. This was a wonderful opportunity for the children to meet with and perform for some of the older members of our community.

It was a lovely afternoon and we greatly appreciate the warm welcome we were afforded and for the lovely treats after. Well done to each of our students of whom we are as always so proud. A sincere thank you to all our parents who joined in with us and helped with transport to and from the nursing homes.

Finally, Míle buíochas to Ms.Connaghan, Ms.McDonagh and Richella Clarke who prepared the children so well while adding so much to our visit.

Christmas Concert 2019

What fantastic performances we were treated to last night at our Christmas concert! There was so much to enjoy, singing, music, dance and drama!

Buíochas mór to our fantastic students of whom we are very proud of. They practised so hard and worked together to make our “Christmas Show” truly memorable.

A special word must go to our Junior Infants Class who were on stage for the first time. They really excelled with their “Christmas Medley” performances. Maith sibh! Bhí sibh ar fheabhas.

Our students throughout the school also deserve huge credit for their efforts over the past number of weeks in preparation. As always we come away bowled over by their talents and enthusiasm. These were all complimented by beautiful musical performances arranged by Ms.Fiona Doherty.

Mile buíochas to all our teachers for their hard work over the past number of weeks. The fruits of their labour was very much in evidence on stage last night.

Thank you to Helen McCafferty, her son Joseph who as always did so much in the background, preparing props and costumes for all the class productions. This work added so much to the children’s performances. Thank you also to Joe Lowther and all at the CBD Complex for all their help and support.

Sincere thanks must also go to our parents/guardians/friends/family members who turned out in such large numbers to support our students. We really hope you enjoyed the shows as much as we did!

We are also extremely grateful for all the kindness that has been shown to us again in the build up to our Christmas Concerts. We would like to sincerely thank all the local businesses who really went above and beyond to support us through sponsorship of spot prizes for our raffle, this continued support and interest is much appreciated. We are very fortunate with this generosity.

Finally a sincere thank you to our Parents Association for all their hard work in organising the running of both shows. It is as always very much appreciated. All Monies raised will go towards the extension of our play area.

Students of the Week & Daltaí na Seachtaine Friday December 13th

A little later than usual this week but as always we enjoyed a wonderful assembly on Friday morning. Our recurring theme was consistency. Our teachers talked about children who could get this award every week of the school year as they are always trying their best, or even trying to do better than they did last week. 

Um seachtain ar scoil chuireamar béim chomh maith ar labhairt ghaeilge. De réir sin, bhí Gaeilgóir Na Seachtaine againne agus Dalta Na Seachtaine! Mar is gnáth, níor lig siad síos muid.Bhí neart gaeilge líofa le chloisteál timpeall na háite, agus ba chóir go mbéadh.Maith sibh go léir!
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We heard of pupils who despite all that is going on around them in school, preparations for school dramas, art work, carol singing and general changing of timetables, are still working hard and applying themselves to any task set before them. We all know and appreciate how busy and hectic this week can be in school. It is so hard to be on our best behaviour when we have mischievous elves doing untold damage in our classrooms.

Our children are doing their utmost to keep themselves in line for the special visitor that is expected soon. Our teachers spoke of children who did not always find change easy but who are now adapting to changes more readily. We were reminded by our teachers that these small differences have a very big impact on classroom life. We know how lucky we are here in St. Attracta’s N.S. to have children who are motivated and take pride in their work, their classroom and in their school.

We are proud to award these children our students of the week. Maith sibh go léir. Have a great weekend!

Dates for your Diary

Our Christmas Concerts will take place this Wednesday December 18th at 7 p.m. in the CBD Complex. Please note that there will not be a matinee performance this year. Details will be sent home to all families on Monday.

St. Vincent De Paul Food Hampers:o school early in the coming week. Tomorrow is the final date for our St.Vincent de Paul collection. Thank you to all who have contributed so generously to date.

School Closure: The school will close on Friday 20th December at 12 noon for our Christmas break and re-open on Monday January 6th.

We are looking forward to seeing you all over the coming week.

Students of the Week Friday December 6th

On Friday we presented our students of the week, after a hectic week of rehearsals! Children were again praised for their attitude to work, to school, their hard work and helpfulness in the classroom. It’s such a nice gesture to offer help to others. We heard of pupils who have worked so hard on their school play and have impressed their teachers. At this time of year, our classrooms are a hive of activity and it is so helpful that our pupils can step up to the tasks without complaining. This was a theme that ran throughout our presentation today. We were told of pupils who just get on with things without making a fuss.
Finally, well done to all our students who have worked so hard throughout this term. As always we are so proud of all of you and the effort that you continue to make in your school lives. Maith sibh go léir. 

Dates for your Diary:

Our Christmas Concerts will take place on Wednesday December 18th at 7 p.m. in the CBD Complex.Details will be sent home to all families next week.

St. Vincent De Paul Food Hampers: We are delighted to support the local St. Vincent De Paul Christmas Hamper appeal. We have been asked if we could help to fill some food hampers for Christmas. Non-perishable items are requested. Such items include: Canned food, pasta, rice, dried food and fruits, tins of biscuits and cereals are most welcome. All food items should be brought to school before Friday December 13th. A collection point will be established in all classrooms.

School Closure: The school will close on Friday 20th December for our Christmas break and re-open on Monday January 6th.

We are looking forward to seeing you all over the coming weeks.