From the Principal’s Desk….

Happy World Book Day.  This morning’s event was a lovely way for books to get a new lease of life.  A practical and relatively simple application of our green ideals. There were so many children delighted with their new books.  Thanks to the Parents’ Association for making it so simple (for us - there was a lot of effort that went on behind the scenes).  Each child should have a book voucher in their school bag so if you didn’t find the right book at the swap you have another chance.  If your voucher got lost on the way. Let me know and I’ll be able to replace it.

The children who were involved with CórFhéile arrived at school this morning delighted with their performances.   Huge congratulations need to go to Therese Coogan and Aoileann Farley who supported the children in getting their performances ready for the event but who also volunteer with CórFhéile to facilitate the event taking place.  They have been supporting the event all week.   It was a huge occasion for the children involved and they will have learned a skill which will stand to them for life.  

Rang 3 agus 4 had an incredibly busy day on Tuesday.  They were in the RDS for the Science Blast event.  Rang 4 were looking into the best fuel for a rocket while Rang 3 were looking at designing the best vehicle.  The staff with counters clocked up 20,000 steps at the event so the children who had to present their work to the judges and everyone else at the event  were exhausted when they finally arrived back at the school.  Thanks to the parents who volunteered on the day to assist with getting to and from the RDS and particularly for getting those tired children home.

With International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day coming on the same weekend and a referendum on whether we remove lines from the constitution about Mother’s not being obliged to work outside of the home.  It was really encouraging to hear Rang 5 discussing/debating and recognising the valuable role that women have made and continue to make in the world as I walked through the classrooms yesterday.

To the Mothers who are reading this, I hope that you have a day where all that you do is acknowledged and appreciated.

Don’t Forget the school is closed tomorrow to facilitate the election.  Next week there are lots of fun activities planned for Seachtain na Gaeilge.  Rang 5 agus 6 will be hosting the margadh ciste Dé Deardaoin which is a firm favourite every year.  I’m personally looking forward to the Céilí Mór which is an event like no other.  If you have some Gaeilge use it.  Even if it is just one word each day.  For example use bainne instead of milk. ‘Is there any bainne left in the carton.’  I’m looking forward to a cupán tae/fíon when we get home.  The lights are dearg we have to stop.  The more children hear a language being used the more they see it as having a purpose outside of school. To borrow someone else’s slogan every little helps.

Have a lovely weekend,


From the Student Council.

The School Council are trying a new initiative where they organise some games at senior yard time to encourage and promote different types of games/play. We tried it today with pacman on court and it worked really well.

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