Thursday, May 9, 2013

School note May 9th 2013


Dear parents,

                      I wish to bring the following to your attention.

                       Last term, the school issued a questionnaire to parents on Mathematics. There was a very good response. This questionnaire was extremely useful in giving the school feedback on children’s attitude to the subject as well as finding out how parents view the subject in the Primary school curriculum of 2013. Many parents made suggestions which were interesting and showed the seriousness with which they treated the survey. The children in Senior Infants will shortly commence a programme called Mata le Chéile, a Paired Maths activity-based programme for children and their parents. The programme will extend to First Class next term. All parents of Senior Infant pupils will receive an explanatory note. The success of the programme will depend largely on the commitment of parents to engage in the activity but the effort will be well worthwhile.

           Tomorrow, Friday May 10th is Wear Your County Colours Day, an initiative to herald the start of summer and the GAA Championships. Children are invited to wear a GAA jersey to school or any green jersey. There is no money involved. Tomorrow night in North Campus in UL, the Limerick football and hurling teams host an Open Night for primary school children at 7 p.m. All details on

    School tours are on May 29th and 30th All details on the school website. Please pay your child’s teacher.

  The school is trying to encourage children to be in time for school. A minority of pupils are late on a regular basis. Any child who is late on more than one occasion in a week will receive a note. I urge all parents to co operate in this area.

Gach dea ghui,



J. Lyons