Thursday, May 21, 2015

School note May 21st



Dear parents,

                     I wish to bring the following to your attention.

                     Last Saturday, children from Second class received their First Holy Communion. The day was the culmination of a year's work in preparing for the sacrament. A special word of gratitude to Ms Day, Fr Cussen,  Monsignor Lane, the parents involved and the children who sang in the choir.

                    School tours: School tours are on Thursday June 11th. Please have monies in by Friday May 29th. Please note that monies will not be refunded to children who drop out of school tour after that date.

                    Yesterday, 50 children from this school took part in the Limerick City Sports in UL. It was a thoroughly enjoyable day. To make it even more enjoyable, the school came in First Place in the Boys' Schools category. Cathal Cusack accepted the trophy on behalf of the school. Thanks to Pauline Lowe and Áine O Sullivan who acted as stewards for the day.

                   This week, news reached the school that we had finished in First Place overall in Limerick in Mathletes and that we had achieved the highest average score per pupil.  Aaron Waldron, Fourth Class, and Kate Cusack, Sixth Class, received medals for individual excellence to join Maeve Curtin, Fifth Class, who was Top Student in Limerick. Well done to all concerned.

          Today, at Assembly, winners in the Numero class leagues were presented with their prizes. Numero leagues were run from Second to Sixth class as part of the school's Numeracy strategy.  Mary Kate Leahy, Grace Noone, Seán Coughlan, Olivia Kearns and Luke O Connor were the class winners.

        Today,  the under 13 hurling team captained by Luke O Connor played  in the Olo Shield final, defeating Patrickswell NS by 2-5 to 1-2. Congratulations to all involved. The under 13 camogie team meet Milford NS in the City final next Thursday May 28th at 12.50 the Gaelic Grounds. All support welcome.

          61 children from Third and Fourth classes received their PAWS certs today. These were awarded following completion of a six week course in swimming and water safety in Askeaton Leisure Centre.

        Mr Sheehy's class hosted Assembly today and produced a very interesting presentation based on Food Dudes,  integrating it with a quiz on national flags.


 Parents Association: The next  Recycling day is on  Friday 12th  June 2015.  Please have your bags of unwanted clothes, handbags, paired shoes etc in bags at the school by 9.15am that morning.   Many thanks in advance for your help.


Gach dea-ghuí,



J. Lyons