20 Oct

We had a very positive assembly earlier where we learned about many nice things that happened throughout the past week in and around our school. We learned how many of our students are setting a great example to others and in particular taking great care of them in yard. We were delighted to hear of a student who was particularly nice to a new student in our school displaying great kindness.

Also as this week was Maths week we had a great debate as to how we can find Maths all around us in our lives and received wonderful examples from students in all our classes. We had competitions, trails and exercises where we problem solved, worked together and revealed the every day importance this subject.

To conclude as always our teachers presented their ‘Students of the Week’ awards. Common themes included the students working very hard, sharing, showing patience, always well behaved and in great form!We heard that some students have learned to wait their turn when answering questions and others who in the past loved to talk/chat have become more patient and understanding. One of our students this week has also displayed a very positive attitude to ‘ Gaeilge’ and has made great progress in recent times setting the bar very high in their classroom.

Well done to all the students chosen this week, we’re really proud of the great effort you’ve made. Maith sibh! Finally thank you to all our students/families for their support this week with our school closure’s. We appreciate sincerely your patience and understanding.


Clothes Collection: Our Parent’s Association are holding their annual ‘Cash for Clothing Fundraiser’ throughout this week and next Friday October 27th. Please bring your unwanted clothing, paired shoes, handbags & accessories and good quality bed linen sheets to the GP Room. Unfortunately, we are not in a position to accept clothes in an un-wearable condition, pillows, curtains, underwear, shoes in poor condition or uniforms with crests. We thank you as always for all your support.

Dates for your Diaries:

Parent Teacher Meetings: On Wednesday November 15th November and Thursday November 16th we will have our Parent Teacher Meetings: Letters will be sent home next week via school bags with days and time for meetings. Should the day and time not suit you please inform the class teacher after as soon as possible and another appointment can be arranged for you at a time convenient to both parents and teacher.

We will be closed for our Mid-Term Break from Monday 30th October to Friday November 3rd. We will re-open at the usual time on Monday November 6th.

Change to School Calendar: Please note that on Tuesday May 1st 2018 our school will be closed for Whole School Professional Development Training for the new Primary Language Curriculum. All schools are required to attend training for this new curriculum. This is the date that we have been recently allocated. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Parent Workshop: Mayo Education Centre Castlebar.
Can I draw your attention to a parent workshop running in the coming weeks at Mayo Education Centre Castlebar.

Tuesday 24th October Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying: This course is free and begins at 7.30 pm. further details and booking is available from www.MayoEducationCentre.ie

Parent Association: Fundraising events for the coming school year
• Used clothes collection – 27th October (used clothing to be dropped off to GP room)
• Children’s Halloween fancy dress fashion show and disco in Community Sports Complex on 27th October from 7pm to 9pm
• Table Quiz in K.D.’s on Friday 1st December
• Community event night on 3rd February (further details coming soon)
• Cake sale Easter Sunday

Have a great weekend everyone!