Newsletter May 5th

May 9, 2022

By Darragh

May 5th 2022

Primary Language Curriculum Inservice
The school will close at 12.30pm on Friday, May 6th for a teacher in-service on the Primary Language Curriculum.

School Book Fair
Our school book fair commences in the school next Thursday May 12th. The school will receive 60% of the total sales in free books which will help rejuvenate our school libraries. Parents are more than welcome to come and view the books from 2.00pm to 3.15pm.

Standardised Testing
In the coming weeks, Standardised Testing will take place for classes 1st to 6th in Literacy and Numeracy. Standardised tests in English reading and maths measure your child’s achievement compared to other children in all schools at the same class or age level.

Music Generation
Music Generation lessons continue for classes Second to Sixth class. A payment of €15 is now due for Term 2 and Term 3 and can be paid to your child’s class teacher.

Our Senior Boys’ Footballers took part in a Cumann na mBunscol blitz last Friday in Newbridge. The Boys were defeated by a strong Lackagh NS side in their first match but they played with great pride and determination in the second match and drew against St. Patrick’s NS. Well done to all the boys who took part.
Our Senior Girls’ Footballers took part in their blitz last Wednesday in Castlemitchell. They defeated Kilmead NS in their first match but they were pipped by just two points in their final match against Churchtown NS. The Girls played some fantastic football and they should be really proud of their efforts.

Primary Language Sampler
As part of the Department of Education’s Primary Sampler Programme, Fifth and Sixth Class will commence Spanish Lessons on Wednesday May 11th for the next six weeks with a Spanish Tutor.

Europe Day
As part of the Blue Star programme, Fifth and Sixth Class will be celebrating Europe Day on Tuesday May 10th. They will be baking cakes and treats from countries in the European Union.


Calendar: Term 3

Friday May 6th: School closes at 12.30pm for Primary Language Inservice
Monday May 9th: Accord RSE Talk for 5th/6th class
Thursday May 12th: School Book Fair commences
Friday May 20th: First Holy Communion & First Penance 11.00am
Thursday May 26th: School Sports Day (Weather permitting)
Monday May 30th: 2nd-4th class school tour
Thursday June 2nd: Moone Mile (weather permitting)
Monday June 6th to Friday June 10th: School closed for June Bank Holiday & Mid-Term
Wednesday June 15th: JI-2nd class school tour
Thursday June 23rd: 5th/6th class school tour
Wednesday June 29th: School Closed for summer holidays at 12.30pm.

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