06 Sep

What a great first full week we’ve just had. It’s still very early days in this new school year. A second week to get organised and settled into the routines of school life. All of our teachers were delighted with the efforts of their students throughout this past week, all working very hard in class and at home.

Firstly a big well done to our students in Sonas, Spraoi and Sásta who are working so hard this year. Mrs Colson, Ms.Ruane and Ms.Munnelly are so happy with your progress! Maith sibh!

Well done also to our Junior Infant students who have now completed their first full week in Primary School. We are delighted with how well they each have settled into their new school.

This week also saw the girls and boys from 3rd to 6th take to pitch and playing areas behind the school to train for the Primary School Cross Championships which will take place shortly at Swinford Golf Course. It really was fantastic to see the children’s progression over the week and the great attitude they displayed of never giving up even when things were difficult! Well done to all the children who worked so hard throughout their lunch breaks.

And so to our first students of the week for our new school year. At the outset the teachers were unanimous in saying how difficult the decisions had been this week with so many students in contention, however the focus, concentration, hard work, excellent manners and willingness to succeed of this week’s students pushed them very much to the fore.

Each of this week’s students of the week have made a wonderful start to the new school year and we are delighted with their progress. We hope they can continue to work in this manner throughout the school year.

Well done also to all those who have worked so hard to date. We’re certain all the teachers can see how well you are doing and are sure your time will come very soon. A reminder also that in the coming weeks we will see our Junior Infants class included in these special awards for the first time.

Dates for your Diary:

Sunday September 8th: Students from our school will participate in the National Grandparents Day celebrations at Knock Shrine.We thank these students and their parents for their support of what has become an annual event on our school calendar.

Monday September 9th Junior Infants will begin their first full day finishing 2.05pm

Finally we will have a Mass to celebrate the beginning of the new school year on Friday morning next September 13th at 10 am in St. James’ Church. Students from our First to Sixth Classes will attend.

Have a great weekend everyone!