Students of the Week Friday June 14th

As we approach the end of our school year we always stress the importance of finishing our year on a high. This week’s assembly saw many of our students praised for their continued eagerness, enthusiasm and willingness as the term draws to a close.

The students 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 positive attitude, becoming more independent, trying their very best and of those who are excellent role models and a great help to the younger students and indeed, the teachers, in our school.

Finally we learned of students who have made great progress in recent weeks an example that there is always room for improvement and that it’s never too late to put our best foot forward!

Swimming continues next week in Charlestown Swimming Pool. Our remaining Swimming dates are as follows: Monday June 17th and Wednesday June 19th(4th-6th Sonas/Spraoi/Sásta) and Thursday 20th (1st-3rd).

Dates for Diary

Rang 1/2: June 19th Achill Aquarium .
Rang 3/4 :June 25th Lough Key Forest Park

June 21st: Sports Day Weather permitting .
June 27th : Class Graduations for all classes : details will follow / Flag Raising Ceremony @1.15pm
June 27th: Sixth Class Graduation Mass at 7.30 pm details will follow.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Students of the Week Friday June 7th

At our assembly today we remembered all our past pupils who are completing their Junior and Leaving Certificates at the moment. We really hope all their hard work is paying off and the remaining exams go well.

While this week was a short week it was again very busy as we prepared for our class and end of year graduations. We also continued with our GAA Coaching and prepared for Sports Day. The highlight for many this week was of course our swimming lessons. It really was magical to see all the boys and girls walking from our school to their local pool despite the inclement weather conditions.
We were also delighted to welcome our incoming Junior Infant Class 19/20 and their parents back to school earlier.The girls and boys received their booklists, school calendar, ordered their school uniforms and met with their teacher. Big steps in preparation for the great adventure of our next school year.

Three recurring adjectives were used to describe the children who were awarded students of the week. These were consistent, conscientious and kind. These are wonderful descriptions of children examples of all that we strive to achieve with our students. Each week our children are role models for the rest of our school and we as teachers are always thrilled to hear the reasons for their success. At times it can be a challenge, especially as we head towards the end of term, but our children are always doing their best. It really is great to see this progress and that development can occur at all times throughout the year. These students progress only highlights the belief that your teachers have in you! Well done to you all. Maith sibh go léir. 

Swimming continues next week in Charlestown Swimming Pool. Our remaining Swimming dates are as follows Monday June 10th, Wednesday June 12th and for Sonas, Spraoi and Sásta on Thursday June 13th.

Dates for Diary

Junior/Senior Infants: June 12th : Tullyboy Farm
Rang 1/2: June 19th Achill Aquarium .
Rang 3/4 :June 25th Lough Key Forest Park

June 21st: Sports Day Weather permitting .
June 27th : Class Graduations for all classes : details will follow / Flag Raising Ceremony @1.15pm
June 27th: Sixth Class Graduation Mass at 7.30 pm details will follow.

Finally all that remains this week is to wish our Girls the very best on Monday evening in their County Final in McHale Park. We are so proud of our girls and hope they each enjoy this very special occasion.

Students of the Week Friday May 31st

We are all very aware that we are heading into the final stretch of our school year. We think back to our first assembly in September while looking at all the faces in front of us, and we are acutely aware of the progress that has been made by each and every child that looks up at us, anxiously awaiting the announcement of the student of the week. 

We heard today of pupils who have made a huge effort to help others who they see having difficulty with a task. We heard of the collective effort that classes had put into making days more enjoyable for others. We are reminded that every day counts. Every day as we go about our busy lives in school we have opportunities to impact on the lives of others, and it’s important to make that a positive one.

Our teachers spoke of children who do not always find things easy but who are making an effort every day to do it better. We were reminded by our teachers that small differences made over a period of time makes a big change. So as we finish our testing, we remember that these tests do not define our children. They don’t show their compassion, their gentle nature, their kindness to others, their sense of humour, their willingness to try new things and sometimes fail but try again, their best intentions, their talents and their endless possibilities.

We their teachers and you their parents, see these qualities everyday which is why we are so proud of them. Maith sibh go léir. Have a great weekend!

Dates for your Diary

We are closed Monday June 3rd (Public Holiday) and Tuesday June 4th (School Holiday) as per school calendar

Swimming We are very much looking forward to swimming which begins on Wednesday of next week in Charlestown Swimming Pool. A great start to a very busy month to conclude our school year!

Students of the Week Friday May 17th

We had a wonderful assembly to conclude another busy week. As always we were reminded of all the great things that are going on in our school and in our classrooms. This week we had Cumann na mBunscol, Active School’s activities, Green School Awards and preparation for our First Holy Communion not to forget excellent teaching and learning!

Our Students of the Week have a common theme this week. All of their teachers spoke about their positivity and desire to finish the year on a high.

We heard of children who just get on with things. If they see something that needs to be done, they just get on with it. This is a wonderful trait to see in our children and makes our job as teachers so much easier.

We also heard about pupils who are helpful, patient and empathetic of the needs of others and are willing to give up their own time to be of help and comfort to them. We concluded by learning of students with excellent manners who set a great example for all.

Finally our assembly concluded by wishing the students of our Second Class and their families a wonderful day tomorrow as they make their First Holy Communion and we thanked Mr.Clarke and Mrs. McCafferty for all their work in preparation for this special day. Maith sibh go léir.

Bianigí an taitneamh as an deireadh seachtaine.

Date for your Diary:Reminder

Friday May 24th School closure due to European/Local Elections and the referendum on the regulation of divorce.

Students of the Week Friday May 3rd

We had a wonderful first assembly of the Summer term and presentation of our latest students of the week. Firstly we received the great news that our latest renewal for the Green Flag has been successful and we have been awarded our eight Green Flag. We also reflected on our trip to Dublin earlier this week and our Mission Possible award. This really was a special day and an award which all our students should be very proud of.

Next week is ‘Active School’s Week’. As always we spoke of the importance of being active, having a health lifestyles and learning to enjoy different activities and sports. Most importantly we focused on enjoyable participation and learning to work and play with others. Please note the children can wear their tracksuits throughout the week.

Our teachers this week praised students for settling down and getting straight back to work on their return to school. Some expressed their delight at the maturity and level of common sense on display this week. It is always a pleasure to hear of children achieving with a task that they found difficult. It shows that their hard work will pay off, if they persevere. Children learn by example and the praise we heard today was a great example for all of our students.

Congratulations to those awarded Student of the Week. Keep up this great work!

Dates for your Diary for the coming week.

Monday: Reminder on Monday next we will close for the May Bank Holiday.

Finally best of luck to our 5th and 6th Class students who prepare next week for their confirmation on Saturday 12th. We wish each of our students and their families well and hope they enjoy this very special day.

Bainigí taitneamh as an deireadh seachtaine!

Students of the Week Friday April 5th

We had a lovely assembly earlier presenting of our latest students of the week. We spoke as we enter the summer months of the importance of being active, having a health lifestyle and learning to enjoy different activities and sports. Most importantly, we focused on enjoyable participation and learning to work and play with others.

Our teachers this week praised students for their hard work and effort. Some expressed their delight at the maturity and level of common sense on display this week. It is always a pleasure to hear of children achieving with a task that they found difficult or succeeding in something new. It shows that their hard work will pay off, if they persevere. Children learn by example and the praise we heard today was a great example for all of our students. 

Congratulations to those awarded Student of the Week. Keep up this great work!

To conclude a huge congratulations to Second Class who made their First Confession last evening. It was a lovely ceremony. A special thank you to Mr.Clarke who prepared the children so well, Mrs McCafferty for all her help in preparation/decorating the church and finally as always to Fr Doherty and Fr Johnston for their continued interest and support.

This month is Autism awareness month and Ms Ruane has coordinated a lovely display which certainly rings true in our school. 

A busy week awaits and we conclude our second term. Reminder we close   for our Easter break on Friday April 12th and re-open on Monday 29th at the usual time. Have a lovely weekend.

Students of the Week Friday March 29th

As we gathered in assembly to award our pupils of the week we were once again reminded that there are students who could get this award every day of every week, such is their level of caring and kindness towards others and their conscientious attitude to their class work.

Today we learned of children who are continuously positive. They refuse, in spite of obstacles, to be anything but optimistic in their outlook. We also heard of pupils who have tried so hard to keep the rules and even though they aren’t getting it right all the time they are doing their best and are making huge improvements. We could not ask any more of our pupils. Others have made significant progress throughout this year and their teachers have really enjoyed tracking this.

To see how our students interact with each other and observe the level of respect they have for each other and our school is so rewarding for us as teachers. Maith sibh go léir!