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October/November 2021

First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion took place on Sunday 19th of September. Congratulations to Eva Rose and Simon. Thank you to Fr. Donnelly for the lovely ceremony and to the choir, teachers and all those who helped on the day. We had a lovely time in school on Monday 20th celebrating with Simon & Eva.

Music Generation

Music Generation takes place every Tuesday with Cian Cunniffe. All pupils participate in Music Generation. The fee for this term is included in the book bills. Pupils are allowed to bring the instruments home to practise. Please make sure to bring them in every Tuesday.

Tree Day 2021

We celebrated National Tree Day on Thursday 7th October. Pupils and staff participated in a nature walk to Longfield House.

Goal Jersey Day

GOAL Jersey Day took place on Friday 8th October. We raised €50 for GOAL. Thank you for your donations.

Sports training

• Gaelic training takes place on Wednesday, with Eugene. GUM-SHIELDS COMPULSORY!

• Please bring football boots/change of runners, to school on Wednesdays so your child can play sports on the pitch.


Homework Club

Homework club continues this term from 3-4:30pm at €5 per day with Teresa. We ask that homework club fees be paid every Monday to Ms. Watson.



Computer Programming

Pupils in the senior room started coding lessons with Liz Clinton & they will continue with classes every Tuesday until Christmas.


School Book Rental Scheme

Book bills have been sent to all families, please return monies to school as soon as possible.

County Photos

• County Photos will visit our school on Wednesday 24th of November. Please wear full school uniform on this day.

• Our navy school crested jumper is available to purchase on

Green Schools

All pupils attended the online Green Schools Award Ceremony on 6th of October for our 9th Green Schools Flag; Global Citizenship Travel. In November we will begin working towards our 10th Green Schools Flag for Global Citizenship, Food and Biodiversity. All themes run over a two year cycle. We welcome any suggestions/ideas on how we could improve biodiversity within our school grounds (including pollinator friendly fruit, vegetables, plants and flowers) while being mindful to reduce, reuse and upcycle/recycle where possible.

Parent/Teacher meetings

We are in the process of organising the meetings for this term. Subject to Department of Education approval, we plan to hold face to face meetings. To avoid parents congregating on the corridors, there will be strict adherence to the allocated times for meetings i.e. 10 minutes. Face coverings must be worn and social distancing observed. There will be a one way system to enter and exit the building which will be communicated to you before the meetings take place. Teachers will sanitise the area between each meeting. Details will follow shortly.

Science and Maths

All pupils took part in Maths and Space week activities during the month of October.

Science Week begins on Monday 8th November and all pupils will be taking part in a number of interactive science lessons and workshops during this week.


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