Thanks for your support this week, in what will be a memorable week for us all. We enjoyed a fun filled assembly this morning, with classes and remote learners all joining in. Great so see everyone happy and again thankyou to all of the children who are doing a great job at home.
The building works are trucking on and we are making preparations for the installation of our Arts Council Mural and also our stage. We are prepping for our move into the new building and if you stand still long enough around here over the next few weeks, you are likely to be packed away in a box. Not a bad option I might add if you are looking for some respite!
I would like to thank all of our support staff, support teachers, classroom teachers, Eavan, Pat, our subs Paula and Emma and of course our management, who have all supported me this week to keep the show on the road. It was a great team effort. Go raibh míle maith agaibh.
We hope you have a lovely weekend, and we will be in touch over the coming days and week.
Beir Bua – Dermot.
Lets shout it from the ROOF TOP !
Not only do we have new accommodation for students coming, we also have a new home for Bees! Arriving on our roof next week is a new Beehive! With the help of Robert Emmet CP Inner City Beekeeping Project, we will host a beehive and eventually we will (hopefully) have a few jars our own honey! The bees will be located safely up on the roof, away from humans and will be buzzing all around Dublin 8 pollinating everyone’s gardens!
Thanks to Ciaran, Wilma and the Board of Management for making this happen.
We have a Bank Holiday on 7th June. The school will be closed on this date.
Our last day of school will be 30th June and we will close with a half day (Junior / Senior Infants 11:45) (1st – 6th Class 12:00).
Canal Way Muintir days were a huge success. There was a great deal of joy in each class and it was very moving to have families join us (via zoom) from near and far. It was so important to us this year and was a great opportunity to meet relatives. This is a unique event and we are so happy to have it at our school. Thank you to all involved!
Parent’s Association News
Parent Survey: Here is a linkto the PAC webpage; 177 people responded; see link for how PAC will act on your feedback
Sponsored walk: More than €5,000 raised so far !!! Just a ‘Massive Thank You’ to everyone who took part , and a reminder to return your money if you haven’t already. You can send it in to your class teacher or lodge your donations HERE
Euro predictor: Here is the LINK for the Euro Predictor – information has been sent around on the WhatsApp groups. Note that if you don’t know about football you can do a “quick pick” on the page and it’ll auto-generate the options for you. Entry is open until June 11th
A huge Thank You to everyone in the school community who have given their time and effort. In the garden, we had a really sensational concert with children singing, playing violin, keyboard, electric guitar and reciting poetry. We’ve had drumming workshops, knitting, weaving, mosaic making, pom-pom making, drawing to music, story slams and drumming workshops. We’ve had special guests, Colm O’Regan (comedian, author, broadcaster and parent) and Michelle Gallen (author and parent) and Paul Madden (Director, Animator and parent), sharing their skills and knowledge and giving us inspiration. The Ark has been sharing it’s amazing theatre via Zoom. IMMA (Annie Fletcher, parent) and the Hugh Lane Gallery (Brandy Boden, parent) delivered great workshops. Plus we’ve all been joyously welcoming family and friends from a far (via zoom) live in our classes in Muintir. Stay tuned for more updates!
Staff and children have made such an enormous contribution to making the Arts Festival a tremendous experience! We are lucky to have such talent in our school community! — carefully planned and co-ordinated by Wilma and involving very special efforts by all of our staff, especially SNA Teresa.
Calendar 2021/22 and returning to school in September
The 2022/22 School year calendar is available here
If your family is travelling abroad this Summer please take note of quarantine guidelines closer to your time of travel.
If your family are not returning to the school in September due to relocation in Ireland or overseas we would appreciate if you could let us know as soon as possible as it will help with our planning for September
Getting to know you Aodán
What is the funniest thing you’ve ever done? One day last year I cycled to school with my pyjamas on by accident.
What makes you feel proud? I’m proud of my achievements in gaelic football. My club is called Curry! It’s in south Sligo.
What do you like most about yourself right now? I’m learning to play the guitar and I like that I’m improving all the time.
What are you good at? I think I’m good at languages. I speak Spanish as well as Gaeilge and English.
What makes you happy? I love going to the cinema. Movies make me happy, as do popcorn, coke and minstrels!
What’s the best thing that’s happened to you lately? My wife and I are expecting our first baby this July.
What do you do when you feel sad? If at all possible I go for a walk or a run. I usually feel better when I come back.
What are your hobbies? Reading, playing sports, learning guitar, watching tv & movies.
If they made a movie about you who would play you? Once someone told me I look like John Malkovich. I didn’t take it well. Someone else said the actor Ben Foster. I’d take that.
What super hero or cartoon character would you most likely hang out with? Bananaman. He was a comic book hero when I was a child. I don’t remember much about him but he was a bitta craic I think.
What is your favourite food? I love a really good veggie burger.
What will we never see you doing? ie Paragliding! Singing on my own. I am TONE-deaf unfortunately.
What is your least favourite food? I absolutely detest gherkins.
Beach or mountains? Mountains. I have a bit of an irrational fear of the sea and I love and owld hike!
Who is your favourite musician/sporting hero? In music I love Paul Noonan from Bell X1 and Megan Rapinoe stands out for me in sport.
If you could have three wishes what would you wish for? Tough question. Peace, equality and a healthy environment.