June 2011

Sports Days:  Sports Day was on held on Tuesday the 7th. for 2nd. to 6th. classes. Medals were  awarded for 1st., 2nd. and 3rd. places, and were  given out after the races.  Congratulations to all the winners, boys, girls and men!      Junior Infants, Senior Infants and First Classes had their  Sports/Fun Day on Monday June 27th. It was a great day, teams were dressed in red, orange, yellow, green and blue and had their faces painted to match the team colours! A big thank you to all the parents and teachers involved. The treats were very much appreciated!

Green Flag: We received the Green Flag on May 26th. Congratulations and well done to all involved! We  celebrated this fantastic achievement on the 21st. Bishop Freeman,  Mayor David Fitzgerald, Malcolm Noonan, Fr. Ollie Maher, Sr. Margaret Mary and Bernadette Maloney were our special guests, who came to the school to celebrate with us.  Mayor Fitzgerald the Green Committee, and representatives from each class proudly took part in the ceremony to hoist our first Green Flag. Nicola and friends from The School of Music, and some of our own musicians  entertained us with beautiful music. Senior Infants and First Classes sang a Teddy bear song, and they were having a Teddy Bears’ picnic in the afternoon! There was a great variety of green to be seen  around the school on this “Green and Fun” day! Lá iontach don scoil é an lá seo, míle buiochas do gach duine! See local press for coverage of the events of the day.

Concerts: Nicola Young held a concert at 3pm. on June 13th. for parents of her guitar and recorder pupils.  It was a very uplifting and enjoyable experience.                                                                                                                  Margaret Murran put on  a concert at 7pm on June 21st. for 5th. and 6th. class parents.  

 Drama: Fifth class entertained their parents with Julius Ceasar.                                                                                                                                       

 Fourth Class choir, conducted by Ms. Laura Mc Carthy sang for their parents at 2pm on June 27th.

New Junior Infants: We welcomed our new Junior Infant boys and girls on Thursday June 16th. at 1.30 pm. for a short visit. It was lovely to see you all. Junior Infants start school on Monday September 5th. They finish class at 12.30 for the first two weeks. 

Cake Sale: 5th. and 6th. classes are held a cake sale on June 24th. There were some delicious goodies for sale. Thank you very much to all the parents, and boys and girls for the baking and shopping! 620 euro was raised for charity, we appreciate your support.

Uniform Sale:   Will was held in the hall on Wed. 29th. 7pm in the hall. Thank you very much to the Parents’ Council for organizing it.

Fond Farewells: On Tuesday 28th. we said goodbye to our sixth class girls.We wish them all the best in the future. We also wish our boys and girls, from Rooms 15 and 17, who are leaving us, all the best. Our first class boys paid a visit to the C.B.S. and they are looking forward to starting there in September. We wish you well. We were very sorry to say goodbye to two of our much loved S.N.A.s, Mrs Mary Mc Murrow (aka Mrs. Mary!) and Mrs. Catherine O’Higgins. We wish you both all the best, we will miss you. 

Presentation Summer Camp: 9.00-2.30 was held on the  first two weeks in July.There were  Senior and Junior Groups.  Lots of sports, arts and crafts were enjoyed by all the boys and girls.