Newsletter 14th January 2020

Mass for Confirmation
Parents of 6th Class: Mass of Commitment tonight (Tuesday 14th) in Arles at 7:30 p.m.

Internet Safety
There was a good attendance at our talk last week with Ger Brick. There was much food for thought and many issues were raised of which parents need to be aware. Check privacy settings! If you weren’t able to come, please talk to someone who did. At the very least, visit .

Triple P Junior & Teen Groups/ Fear- Less Seminars
Midlands Area Parenting Partnership are delivering  programs for parents of primary school children over the coming months. Please see posters on notice board at the school or visit .

Swimming is ongoing for various classes throught the year, as is football, hurling and rugby. We are pleased that Imelda Andrews is returning for music this week for classes from Infants – 4th Class.

We made a donation to ‘Aoibheann’s Pink Tie’ in memory of Jaydn Kelly from monies collected for our Christmas Carol Service. Thank you all for your support.

Déanaigí iarracht cupla focal a úsáid – try to use a word or two each day!
Here are a couple you might hear in everyday talk:

leadránach – boring
taoiseach ­– chieftain, prime minister
bean sí ­– female fairy (banshee)
bóithrín – little road (boreen)
bróg – a shoe (brogue)
craic – fun
go leor – plenty (galore)
uisce beatha – water of life (whiskey!)

Parent/Teacher Meetings
These are an important chance to have a chat with your child’s teacher about his/her progress. They will take place this year on Tuesday and Thursday, 4th & 6th February. Times will be allocated to you in the next couple of weeks.

Catholic Schools Week  (Jan 26th – Feb 2nd)
Grandparents Mass (including parents!) will be celebrated during the week (details to follow).

School Calendar
There are still some on sale, price €8. A big thanks to all who supported our calendar by placing an advertisement for their business. Available from the office.

Enrolment 2020/21
Parents who have already given their child’s name to the school will receive an enrolment form in the next couple of weeks. Please return the form promptly because we need to prepare for next year. If your child is due to start school in September and you haven’t already let us know, please contact the school office immediately at 059 – 862 5195. Thank you.