Students of the Week Friday March 6th

Today in assembly we were amazed by all that is happening in our school in the different classes. From science experiments, to engineers’ week to world book day. to drama, we are always busy and learning new skills. Assembly is a lovely time where we gather and hear about the learning that is going on in all the classes. Our teachers today talked about our positivity and our pride in our work and presentation. They talked about children who represent our school so well at outside events and show their pride in their work and performance.

Our pupils were described as hardworking, diligent and conscientious. To have any of these attributes is fabulous, but to hear all three being used is amazing. We heard of pupils applying themselves to any task set before them, focused on their work while still paying attention to how others are feeling around them. Our teachers spoke of children who have adapted to change easily and readily and are open to new things as a result. We have had a number of visitors to the school this week and the manners shown to them has been commented on. It’s a lovely thing to hear being praised in our children. Maith sibh go léir. Have a great weekend.

Students of the Week Friday February 28th

Bhí bronnadh mar is gnáth ar daltaí na seachtaine níos luaithe. Chuile seachtain tá daltaí ann a bhfuil a dúis tuilte aige/aici. Ní raibh aon difríocht ann inniú.
Chuala muid cur síos den scoth ar daltaí atá ag déanamh a leithéid a bheith díograsach sna ranganna agus lasmuigh de na seomraí ranganna freisin. Bhí moladh ann do leanaí atá cineálta í gcónaí do daoine eile agus tá sé iontach le chloisteál. Maith sibh go léir.
This week at assembly we awarded our pupils of the week following on from a very busy week not least the participation of many of our classes in the Féile Dramaíochta Cill Moibhí, developing our new whole school theme alongside our Senior Classes busy preparing for the Primary Science Blast in the RDS on Wednesday.

We always hear that there are children in our classes who earn this award every week because of their hard work and diligence and today was no different. Today we heard of pupils who are trying their hardest both inside the classroom and outside of it, students willing to go the extra mile at home and in school and of new students who have made a hugely positive impression on us all.
There was widespread praise for children who are kind to others, which is a wonderful attribute to have. Well done all, keep up this great work! We are proud of each of you and your individual endeavours to be more than you can be.
Have a great weekend everyone!

Dates for your Diary.

We have our World Book Day celebrations on Thursday next March 5th here in school. All students are encouraged to come to school dressed as a character of their choice from their favourite book. Further details will follow on Monday.

Students of the Week Friday February 14th

Our week and half term concluded as always with a very positive and uplifting assembly this afternoon as we celebrated the many achievements, deeds, hard work and effort of our wonderful students.

We spoke of the wonderful work over the past number of weeks in all classes as we explored the theme of Buildings. It has been a learning experience and a joy to visit our rooms and see this at first hand. A special word of thanks to Rang a Cuig/Sé who concluded our project/theme with lovely poetry.

We also learned of excellent spikeballer’s,kind deed, maturity, leadership, wellbeing and of the trojan work ongoing in our classrooms. Well done we are very grateful to you all.

To conclude, well done to all our students but in particular to those chosen as Students of the Week. We hope you all have a lovely rest over your mid-term break and come back refreshed for a busy conclusion to our term.

Dates for your Diaries:

Féile Drámaíochta will take place on Wednesday February 26th for Rang 2 & 4/5 in Kilmovee Community Centre. We are still awaiting details of the arrangements. However we will inform all parents once we have these to hand. We hope the children enjoy participating in the Féile Drámaíochta and we thank them for all their hard work and effort in preparation. Maith sibh go léir.

5th and 6th Class will present a project at the RDS Primary Science Blast in Dublin on March 4th. We look forward to learning all about this.

World Book Day: On Thursday March 5th we will all celebrate World Book Day here in school. All students are encouraged to come to school dressed as a character of their choice from their favourite book. Further details will follow.

St.Patrick’s Day: We look forward to participating in the town’s Parade on St. Patrick’s Day March 17th . Further details will follow after our mid-Term break.

Mid Term Break: Finally we hope you all have a lovely mid- term break! We are closed as per our school calendar next week (Monday 17th – Friday 21st ) and will reopen on Monday 20th of February at the usual time.

Finally a very sincere thank you to all who supported our Parents Associations non uniform fundraiser for the Kilbeagh Community First Responder Group. It was a great success with all proceeds going to the purchase and installation of the defibrillator at our school.

Bainigí taitneamh as as sos!

Students of the Week Friday January 31st

We had a very special assembly earlier as we celebrated the conclusion to Catholic School Week before focusing on a theme that rings true with us all. We can only do our best and as a result should always try to do our best. Nobody is perfect and we learned that many of our children are working hard to do their best everyday.I can’t is no longer on our minds but I can!

In recent week’s all our students have been making a huge effort in many areas from Gaeilge to handwriting. Teachers also told us of children who are trying so hard to improve in their classrooms and with their school work. We heard about children who take great responsibility and pride in their excellent behaviour. It’s a very mature attitude to see displayed in our school. As a result of this wonderful effort the teachers told us that it’s always a difficult decision to come to each week as so children are very achievers and in contention.

Another very pleasing aspect of today’s assembly was hearing of children who have made huge efforts in being a very good team member in their respective classrooms. Collaboration is so important and these students have worked so hard with others to produce excellent work with their peers.

Maith sibh go léir. Táimid fíor bhródúil asaibh.

Dates for your Diary for the coming week.

Thursday February 6th Cumann na mBunscol Sports Quiz in Carracastle Community Centre at 6pm.

Friday February 7th Enrolment Afternoon for our new Junior Infant Class 20/21 at 2pm.

Bainigí taitneamh as an deireadh seachtaine!

Students of the Week/ Gaeilgeoirí na Seachtaine Friday January 24th

At assembly on Friday afternoon we had a lovely discussion about Grandparents Day which is part of Catholic Schools Week. Teachers told us of children who are trying their best to improve in their classrooms and in their work. The efforts made by these children inspire not only their fellow students but their teachers also.

They talked about children who are so adaptable as they are always trying their best, or even trying to do better than they did last week. We heard of pupils who despite all that is going on around them in school, dramas, art work and projects are still working hard and applying themselves to any task set before them.

We all know and appreciate how busy and hectic school can be, so we are so proud of our children’s abilities to remain focused on their work and not be distracted by the other things going on. Our teachers spoke of children who do not always find change easy but who are now adapting to changes more readily. We also heard teachers talk about the manners shown to them, to visitors and to each other. It’s a lovely thing to hear being praised in our children.

As always our teachers spoke of the commitment to peers shown by students and their high levels of interaction with their own classmates and the other students. To hear consistently of these students make us very proud. Máith sibh go léir. Táimid fíor bhródúil asaibh.

Finally Comhghairdeas fresin le Gaeilgeoirí na Seachtaine a bhí ag déanamh an-iarracht ag labhairt as Gaeilge i rith na seachtaine!Maith sibh go léir.

Dates for your Diary

Catholic School’s Week begins today in our parish and school. An important part of this week as mentioned is Grandparents Day.

To mark this special day ‘Grandparents’ Day’ on Wednesday next at 10 am we will have a special mass in St. James’ Church. All our grandparents are invited to join us for refreshments in the school hall after mass and to then visit their grandchildren’s classrooms. We look forward to welcoming our Grandparents and acknowledging the very important role they play in our lives.

Students of the Week Friday January 17th

Táimid fíor bhródúil anseo ar scoil as ucht na scolairí atá againn. Bhí cuir síos den scoth déanta ag na múinteoirí faoi bhuanna agus obair na daltaí thuas.

Once again this week we are proud teachers of our wonderful pupils here in St. Attracta’s. At our weekly assembly the teachers gave a great description of the talents and attitudes towards hard work that our pupils of the week possess.

We learned of pupils who have made great improvements and are setting further challenges for themselves and we heard of pupils who are always happy even on challenging days and those who have faced new and exciting challenges with determination and good humour. As always we heard of students who could be given this coveted award each week.

We are so pleased with the engagement of all our pupils with our whole school theme of ‘Buildings’. Throughout this week we saw many examples of wonderful work in all our classes. It really promises to be a very exciting few weeks here in school.

To conclude as always well done to all of our Students of the Week and to all our students who continue to try their best in all that they do. Maith sibh go léir.

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.

Students of the Week Friday November 22nd

Today we remembered our first assembly in September while looking at all the faces in front of us, and we are reminded of of the progress that has been made by each child as they anxiously await the announcement of the student of the week. 

As always we learned of students who consistently put themselves forward week on week. We always appreciate this effort and acknowledge this hard work. We heard of pupils who have made a huge effort to help others who they see having difficulty with a task. We listened to descriptions of both the collective and individual effort that is put into making days more enjoyable for others. We impact on each other’s lives as a community here in St.Attractas’s and it is important to make that impact positive.

Our teachers spoke of children who did not always find things easy but who are now able to do the task that was so hard at the beginning. At this time of the year we see how are children are becoming more independent and that is our aim. We help, we motivate and we nurture this independence, and we are thrilled when we can see it manifest. We were reminded by our teachers that small differences made over a period of time makes a big change. We know from our discussions in parent teacher meetings in recent weeks, that you are also seeing these subtle changes at home. 

Maith sibh go léir. Have a great weekend.

Dates for your Diaries:

Monday November 25th Antoinette Moynahan, Sr.Mary Richardson and Marion Maloney Diocesan Advisors will visit our school.
Tuesday November 26th:
Internet Safety Day in School. Workshops for the students of First/Second,Third/Fourth,Fifth/Sixth, Staff and Parents.The parents workshops begins at 7.30pm. We cannot stress the importance of a full attendance and look forward to seeing you all on the night.

Finally best wishes to the Charlestown Sarsfields U21’s this weekend in their County U21 Final. Ádh mór lads!