Newsletter 15th January 2024

Happy New Year!

Junior Infants 2024:  Applications to enrol will be accepted until Friday, 9th of February 2024. Please complete this form if you wish to enrol your child for the 2024/2025 school year. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the school.

Anti Bullying Week: Our Wellbeing Committee had been busy assisting teachers in arranging activities as we celebrated Anti Bullying Week.

During this week, we aimed to empower children to understand their own behaviour, to recognise bullying, to develop an awareness of online safety risks and to be confident in how to report and seek support when they need it.

There was a specific focus on kindness this week, we  played co-operative games in the hall and our senior classes participated in the Fuse Antibullying Programme.

Catholic Schools Week: Catholic Schools Week will take place from Sunday 21st to Saturday 27th January 2024. The theme this year is Catholic Schools as Communities of Service.

Grandparents Mass: Our annual Grandparents Mass will take place on Thursday 25th January at St. Anne’s Church Ballylinan at 12:30pm. It is a wonderful occasion to mark Catholic School’s Week and an opportunity to celebrate the gift of Grandparents. Grandparents / Parents / Guardians are welcome to attend Mass and to join us for a cuppa and a look around the school afterwards. More details to follow. 

Maths Curriculum Day: The school will close on Monday 4th March to facilitate teachers’ attendance at a professional learning day to introduce the new Primary Maths Curriculum.

Entrance exams: We have been advised that Entrance Assessments for Carlow Town schools will take place on Friday 1st March 2024. Each school will communicate details with their own incoming students.

Christmas Food Appeal: Ber McEvoy, St. Vincent de Paul, Athy, wrote to us this week to convey her appreciation for your kindness and generosity during our recent food appeal.

 Swimming: Timetable for the remainder of the year

10th January – Ms. Hogan & Mr. Curry

28th February – Ms. Cunningham & Mrs. Moriarty

23rd April – Ms. Twomey

24th April – Mrs. Donnelly

Parents Association: The Parent’s Association will meet this evening, Monday 15th January at 7:30pm.

Travelling Book Fair: The Celtic Travelling Book Fair returns to the school from Wednesday 28th February to Wednesday 6th March. More details to follow.

School closures this term:

February 5th: Bank Holiday

February 15th & 16th: Mid Term Break

March 4th: Teacher in service.

March 18th: Bank holiday

March 25th to April 5th: Easter Break


Thank you for your continued support of our school.