Newsletter 7th November 2017

Parent-Teacher Meetings
These are an important chance to have a chat with your child’s teacher about his/her progress. They will be held on the afternoons of Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th November. (Parents of Mrs. Sukprasert’s 6th Class please note that meetings for this class will be held after Christmas.) Details to follow.

Communion and Confirmation 2018
Apologies for the delay with this news:
Confirmation                        Saturday, 3rd March
First Communion               Saturday, 26th May
Both ceremonies will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Parents Meeting (First Communion)
There will be a meeting for parents in the hall next Monday night at 8 o’clock in the school hall.

 Football News
Our boys played in the Cumann na mBunscol Roinn 3 final against Clonaghadoo just before Halloween. Despite a great second half performance they lost an exciting and competitive match by 4-8 to 3-5. The lads were naturally disappointed but should be proud of the way they played against an excellent team. I spoke to them afterwards about how proud they should be not only of their performances this year but – more importantly – of how they conducted themselves on the day. They were a credit to themselves, their families and their school. Really good footballers and even better sportsmen. Beidh lá eile agaibh lads!

Go Raibh Maith Agaibh!
A huge thank you to Ballylinan GAA for all their help and support of activities in the school. We’re great partners and long may it continue!

Aistear Programme for Infants
Our Infant Classes will soon be starting the Aistear programme. Aistear is an initiative for learning through play. Many resources will be required to implement it correctly. We will want to collect a variety of toys and other resources in good condition for use within the programme. Please note that we will not be asking for new toys but items that you may have at home that are no longer required. Please do not send in anything yet but do keep an eye out for what can be donated. Further details to follow soon.

Important – School Closure
Remember that all teachers are required to attend inservice so school will be closed for pupils next Tuesday, 14th November.