As we reach the end of term, I would like to bring the following to your attention.
Members of the Parents' Association were busy bagpacking in Tesco in Dooradoyle in the run-up to Christmas. A total of €2,100 was raised. The efforts of the Parents Association, not just at Christmas, but all year round are greatly appreciated.
The Christmas Show held in Ballybrown Church on Monday night was a huge success. The show was of an extremely high standard and attracted a very large attendance. Our thanks are due to Mrs Dillon and Ms Mc Carthy who co-ordinate such a wonderful production every Christmas. Thanks also to Mr Sheehy who was in charge of the band of angels and to all the children who took part. They were a credit to the school and their parents.
Fr Tommy Byrne of the Redemptorist Order visited the school yesterday to accept a cheque for €1,590 for the Fr Gerry Daly Christmas Fund. The money was raised by the pupils of Sixth Class who ran a Fun Day last Friday. Fr Byrne was deeply grateful for the donation and praised the children for their efforts.
A Fun Table Quiz was held yesterday for all pupils in 4th. , 5th. and 6th. classes. The winning team of Ava Coughlan, Ciara Waters, Sinead Ronan and Beverly Mullins scored 54 marks out of 60 and won by a single point. Cora Harty of the Parents Association presented prizes to the top three teams. Thank you to the Parents Association for providing the prizes and to Ms Fitzgerald, Mr Lordan, Mrs Allen and Mary Conway for their help in running it.
School will re-open on Monday January 10th at 9.15 a.m. School will close at 12.30 p.m. on Friday January 14th to facilitate a teachers' meeting.
On behalf of the Board of Management and staff of the school, I would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas. I look forward to seeing you all in 2011.