Welcome to this week’s newsletter,

ETHOS – This month’s core value is Love. Our Great Egg Drop is tomorrow, in keeping with the Spring theme for our upcoming holidays. Seachtain Na Gaeilge activities are going well. Children are learning songs and dances, and there is a Céilí Mór sa halla on Wednesday.

Sarah from the Rediscovery Centre visited us today, and the children learned about energy. It was a great morning. 2nd 3rd 4th made ovens using recycled household items, and 1st made wind turbines using recycled items also. Thanks Wilma for organising the fab visit.

1916 COMMEMORATIONS – Tuesday’s assembly will be remembering 1916, and we shall be raising our flag  location to be decided – somewhere in the air! The children have and will be learning about the 1916.

  • Junior Infants are working on a map of treasures.
  • Senior Infants are looking at pictures and shall be writing their own Proclamation next week, for 2016.
  • First Class are learning about our flag.
  • Senior Classes are looking forward at 3016 and predicting.
  • 3rd 4th went on a trip to Kilmainham Jail today, and had a personalised age appropriate tour of the jail. Thanks Hazel for pulling strings on that one.

COMMUNICATION: Please contact your teacher if you ever need to arrange meetings. See them in the yard, send a note or contact the office to arrange an appointment. Please do not send elaborated emails, as we communicate face to face when discussing the children. See our communication policy. HERE. Thanks.

STUDENTS: Our student teachers from St Patricks College will be doing their last day tomorrow. Thank-you John, Elaine, Denise and Emma-Gene. Thanks to the staff & children for their support.

SCHOOL CLOSURES – SPRING BREAK: Our National Holiday – Patricks Day is on Thursday 17th. School will close at 12noon on Wednesday 16th and we shall re-open on April 4th after our Spring Break.

AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES: We’d like to inform parents that there is only Yoga on next monday 14th March (making up for a missed class) there are no other afterschool activities next week. All activities will resume the week beginning 4th of April when the school reopens after the holidays.

PHILOSOPHY: We are working with an external philosophy student in Term 3, and shall be exploring different teaching methodologies. Aodán is working on a project with the children at present which ye will enjoy. Details to follow.

STUDENT COUNCIL met today to discuss the yard, and came up with some great ideas to make it more interactive and fun. We will be putting these ideas into action in the coming weeks. Well done Charlie at chairing the meeting so well. The council are taking charge more now, and they ran the meeting themselves today. Great job.

CONGRATULATIONS to Aileen on the arrival of your ‘beaushiful’ son. We are all looking forward to seeing your new arrival.

All the best,

Dermot & Staff.