Wednesday, June 29, 2016

School note June 29th









Dear parents,

                    We have reached the end of another school year. On Monday, 28 Sixth class pupils graduated after eight years in the school. Thanks to Ms Nolan and Ms O Connor for the work they put into the Graduation Ceremony. We are lucky to have such talented teachers.Fr Cussen was once again of great assistance as he has been throughout the year.

               On Friday, Mairead Kelly from the HSE  visited the school to celebrate the school's nomination as a Health Promoting School.  Mairéad was most impressed by the work done in the school to achieve this recognition and said that our Health Promoting Schools submission will be used as a template by the HSE for other schools who become involved in this project.

               Mr Hodnett's endeavours were rewarded when the school received the Active Flag. This was the culmination of two years of work. I am grateful to Mr Hodnett and Ms Gibbons for the enthusiasm and energy they brought to bear on these activities. The children are the real winners.

       Also on Friday, John Tuohy, manager of the Limerick camogie team and camogie player Muireann Creamer presented medals to the school's  Under 13 team, winners of City and County honours.

           The School's Parents' Association has presented the school with a cheque for €2,100 which will go towards the purchase of six levels of books for the Literacy Lift Off  programme which was introduced in the school this year, initially at Junior Infant level. This is a most welcome gesture and is further evidence of the great contribution of the Parents' Association to the school.

            The Book Rental Scheme offered by the school has met with a very good response. A huge amount of work goes into collecting books returned at the end of June, re-covering and labelling them for use the following year. I am grateful to Mrs Millar for taking on the task of coordinating the Book Rental Scheme and to Anne Hannan,  Harry Hannan and teacher Miriam O Shaughnessy for the hours of work they put in last week to ensure the books will be ready for use in September.

                   The 2016 school magazine is now available. With 64 pages in full colour it is great value at  €3 per copy or two copies for €5.

                 Homework journals are now available from the School Office.

         School will close tomorrow Thursday June 30th. at 12.30 p.m. sharp.  Junior and Senior Infant classes will be collected at 12.10 p.m. to alleviate the traffic situation. School reopens on Wednesday August 31st. for school year 2016-2017. On behalf of the staff and Board of Management of the school, I hope you all enjoy the summer break and I look forward to seeing you  in the new school year.

Gach dea –ghuí,

J. Lyons