Newsletter January 27th 2014

5th Class: Ardscoil na Tríonoide is holding an “Open Night” for parents and pupils currently in 5th class on Monday February 10th at 7 pm.

BISHOP’S VISIT: Newly ordained Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, Denis Nulty visited the school last Friday. He had a busy morning, but spent quite some time speaking to the children. He enjoyed his visit and promised to return in the future. Photographs can be seen on the school website –

“ZIM DAY”: Don’t forget! Friday February 7th

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK – Mass for Grandparents: Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday January 29th at 1.30 pm. in the school sports hall to mark “Grandparents Day”. All grandparents (in particular) are invited. For organisational reasons we need some idea of numbers, so please complete the slip below and return to the school tomorrow (Tuesday).
Please note:
* School day finishes as normal at 2pm. for Junior and Senior Infants.
* Other children may be collected directly from the classrooms after Mass to avoid parents having to return at 3 pm.
* Parking will be available at the back of the school (Junior play area and basketball courts).
Uisce says “Don’t say no to saving H20”

Please complete and return to class teacher.
There will be ___adults attending Mass from our family.
Signed: __________________________


We are now accepting applications for September 2014. Parents who have already given their children’s names will receive an enrolment form in the next few days. This form should be completed and returned to the school by Friday January 31st. Enrolment forms will also be available from the office for parents who have not yet contacted the school.

Bishop Denis Nulty will visit the school on Friday next, January 24th. He will celebrate Mass in Arles at 10am and then visit the parish schools later in the morning.

The week gives everyone involved in Catholic education the opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the contribution that Catholic schools make to Irish Life.

 Wednesday January 29th is “GRANDPARENTS’ DAY”.

  • Mass will be celebrated in the School Sports Hall at 1.30 pm.
  • to mark the occasion.
  • All grandparents in particular are invited to attend.
  • Parents are also welcome.
  • Parent/Grandparents attending are permitted to bring their children home directly after the Mass.


We had a busy day yesterday and a number of children were not seen. These children will receive appointments in the post in the near future.


Newsletter 15/01/14

All children from Junior Infants and some children from Senior Infants to – 6th Class received consent forms.

Please return the completed form to the school as soon as possible.

The H.S.E. team will visit the school on Monday January 20th.

Thanks to the following people who donated spot prizes for our recent Panto: Centra, Fleming’s, Murphy’s Bar, Remo’s, Ann & Michael Sourke, Bernie & Martin Dunne, Nicola Zinn-Collis, Breda Hovenden, Joyce Kearney, Paddy Ryan and Anna Mai McHugh.

We are purchasing a number of books which will be used from 3rd – 6th class.
To help extend the life of the books we plan to cover them with contact.
We are looking for volunteer parents from 3rd – 6th class to cover books “in the comfort of their own home!”
We will provide everything. Please give your name through your child to the class teacher.




Welcome back and Happy New Year to all families!

SWIMMING: Lessons commence for Ms. Brennan’s class (1st/2nd) next Wednesday January 15th in Athy. Full details to follow.

SCHOOL CALENDARS: Our calendars are still available (from school office) at a price of €10 each or 2 for €17. The calendar includes photographs of all the class groups and is a nice keepsake to have.

CONTACT NUMBERS: If your contact number has changed recently please let us know.

HOMEWORK CLUB: The homework club is back and new children are welcome. The cost is €4 per day or €15 per week (Mon – Thurs 3.00 – 4.15).

IMMUNISATIONS: The H.S.E. school immunisation team will visit the school on Monday 20th January to offer:
Junior Infants: booster doses of MMR & Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough) & Polio (4 in 1).
Senior Infants to 6th Class: MMR vaccine to any child who has not already received 2 doses. (Consent forms will follow shortly).

FIRST COMMUNION / CONFIRMATION: Please note the time-table of meetings and masses below. The meetings will be held in the A.B.K. Centre (old school).

CONFIRMATION: (parents & candidates)
Meeting                                           Mass
Wednesday Jan 8th @ 7pm         Saturday Jan 11th @ 7pm.
Wednesday Feb 5th @ 7pm         Saturday Feb 8th @ 7pm.
Wednesday Feb 26th @ 7pm      Saturday March 1st @ 7pm.
Tuesday April 1st @ 7pm
           CONFIRMATION – Saturday April 5th @ 11.30am.

FIRST COMMUNION: (parents & candidates)
Wednesday Jan 22nd @ 7pm      Sunday Jan 26th @ 11.30am.
Wednesday Feb 19th @ 7pm        Sunday Feb 23rd @ 11.30am.
                   FIRST PENANCE – Wednesday March 19th
Tuesday April 8th @ 7pm            Sunday April 13th @ 11.30am.
      FIRST COMMUNION – Sunday May 18th @ 11.30am.