15 Dec

A little later than usual this week but as always we enjoyed a wonderful assembly yesterday afternoon. 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. 

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 19th 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: 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 early in the coming week. A collection point will be established in all classrooms.

School Closure: The school will close on Friday 21st December at 12 noon for our Christmas break and re-open on Monday January 7th.

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