9.00am School Opens
Lunch 12.10pm - 12.40pm
Lunch 12.15pm - 12.45pm
1.40pm Close for Junior &
2.40pm for all other pupils
Please show extra care and patience at school drop off times. We have reports of cars being parked in the bus bay - the bus bay must be kept empty at all times. There are further reports of cars parking across from the bus bay on double yellow lines blocking traffic and impacting on the bus. The church car park is not being fully utilised - please make use of this and walk down to the gate as it will remove pressure from the front of the school. The Gardaí will be monitoring the situation and the Parents Association are looking at getting No Parking signs. However, each individual must exercise extreme caution.
Orange Weather Alert
Met Éireann has issued an Orange Weather Warning due to strong winds in Co, Clare. Parents may pick up children early if they wish. Bus is operating as normal.
Parent Teacher Meetings
Parent teacher meetings will be held on Monday November 23rd and Tuesday November 24th. 1st-6th class will finish at 2.20pm on both days. The school bus will come at 2.20pm on both days. Each family will be given appointment times. Please try to make arrangements to come at the time allocated to you are we have 375 appointments to schedule!
BOM Agreed Report 15/10/15
Please see the Newsletter Section for the most recent BOM Agreed Report.
BOM Parent Nominee Elections
A meeting for all parents of children enrolled in the school will take place on Wednesday, November 11th at 8pm, in order to elect the parent nominees to the Board of Management. Nominations will be sought from parents for persons to stand for election as parent nominees on the Board. There will be a ballot at the meeting.
The football season has now come to an end. All children from 3rd-6th class were given the opportunity to train each week. Challenge matches and/or an internal blitz were organised for all children. The boys also entered the Cuman na mBunscoil competition and reached the semi-final. Thank you to Ms. O' Keefe, Mr. Crowe, Ms. Guckian, Mr. Collins, Ms. Clancy, Ms. O' Dwyer, Ms. Neylon and Mr. Hickey for giving the children this opportunity. Thank you to the G.A.A. for the use of the grounds.
French and Spanish
Ms. O' Rourke and Ms. O' Kelly are continuing with French and Spanish classes after school. They have sent notes home to those who have applied the next round of classes. Thank you to both teachers for giving the children this opportunity.
Thank you to Ms. Curtin who is organising the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. All the information you need is on teamhope.ie (there is also a lovely video of the children receiving their shoeboxes for viewing) and there are instructions on the leaflets distributed to each family in the school. Please read the instructions carefully for guidance on what is appropriate (and indeed inappropriate) for filling the boxes. The main guidelines for filling the shoeboxes are following the 4W’s, something the children who receive the boxes can write with, wear, wash with and is ‘wow’ i.e. a wow treat! €4 must also be enclosed for the transportation costs. Clearly label if the box is for a girl or boy and what age group, as indicated on the leaflet. Please do not seal the boxes.
Literacy Plan Review
Please see the recent review of our Literacy Plan on the Policy Section of this website. Well done to all involved!
Parent Association Fundraiser
Each family has received a fundraising card for the upcoming raffle of the Munster jersey signed by the team. Money raised will go towards the rugby, football, hurling and hockey teams and if enough is raised we hope to start a fund for an all-weather playing surface. We encourage adults to sell the lines on the raffle card. Thank you to Keith Earls for donating this to the school!