11 Feb

As you may all be aware last Friday saw the installation of a defibrillator and outdoor heated AED cabinet here in school. A very special thank you to the Kilbeagh Community Alert/First Responders Group for recommending the placement of the defibrillator here in St.Attracta’s NS. Our school was selected alongside a number of new locations in our town/community. (Cassidy’s Garage / Supermacs / Grady’s Joinery / Bushfield Church) in addition to existing devices at Tavneena NS / Egool Water Tower and Glann Church. These are also supported by three mobiles debribrillator’s.

A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it’s an essential life saving step in the chain of survival. Having an onsite defibrillator in school could potentially save a life.

With this in mind, our Parents Association will run a non uniform day this Friday as we approach our Mid-Term break. We ask each child to bring in €2 and to a maximum €5 per family on the day. All monies raised will help offset some of the costs involved with the purchase and installation of the defibrillator.

Again, a very sincere thank you to the First Responder group and we wish all members well with their selfless community work.

Finally, a short reminder we will close on Friday next at the usual times 2.05pm/3.05pm for our Mid Term Break (Monday February 17th through to Friday 21st). School will reopen on Monday 24th at 9.25am.