Thursday, March 5, 2015

School Note March 5th 2015


Dear parents,

                     Today is World Book Day and there wonderful activities in all classes, mystery readers, Our School Story, DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) to name but a few. Ask your child about it. One of the best gifts you can give your children is to read to them.

                      Tomorrow, all the children from  Second to Sixth classes will take part in the Limerick Choral Festival. This takes place in the Redemptorist Church on South Circular Road. Parents are welcome to attend. Our choir is scheduled to perform at 1 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.

                     On Tuesday, the members of the Green School Committee met with an assessor from Limerick County Council , Ms Jane Power, who will liaise with An  Taisce as part of our application for our third Green Flag. Water conservation is the theme of this module. A range of activities have been carried out over a two year period to bring us to this stage. Ms Power was most impressed by our efforts. Thanks to Mrs Hodgins and Mary Conway who have worked so hard to get us to this point. We look forward to hearing from the judges as soon as we have submitted our final application.

                 Also on Tuesday, Fifth and Sixth classes were guests of Horse Racing Ireland at Limerick racecourse. They had a great day and learned loads about the horseracing industry.

                Last Thursday, Mr Lordan's class enjoyed a visit from two of the Limerick Fire Service who spoke about Fire Safety and life in the Fire Service.

               Health Promoting school/ Active School: All schools are taking daily exercise despite the Arctic conditions which have prevailed recently. Third and Fifth classes have enjoyed visits from  PE students from Mary Immaculate College. Last Friday, they tried their hand at Olympic Handball.

          Community Games - The deadline for entries into the Limerick Community Games cross country final is the 11th of March and the following are the events:  

Boys and Girls u9 300m, Boys and Girls u11 600m, Boys and Girls u12 400m and 600m,

Boys and Girls u13 1200m, Boys and Girls u14 600m and 800m, Boys and Girls u17 1000m.

If your child is interested in taking part please contact Pauline Lowe on 087 8365545 or Aine O'Sullivan. Date, Time and Venue are yet to be confirmed.


               Please note that school is closed on Monday March 16th and Tuesday March 17th.


Gach dea-ghuí,




J. Lyons