Newsletter

MARCH 2020

Féile An Aonaigh

na páistí sna hArdranganna ag glacadh páirt sa chomórtás seo i láthair na huaire. The children in the Senior classes have been working hard on their filíocht, scéalta  and Gaeilge Bhéil for Féile an Aonaigh this week.

Soccer

Our girls squad travel to Ballymackey on 10th March to compete in the FAI 5 a side competition while the boys matches take place on 19th March also in Ballymackey. Matches commence at 10.30 a.m.

Sacrament of reconciliation

Congratulations to 2nd class who celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Thursday 5th March. Thanks to Ms. Talbot for preparing the children to receive this sacrament and to Ms. Boland, Mrs. Comer and the choir for their beautiful singing and music which really enhanced the ceremony.

Hurling & Camogie

Training continues for the u11 and u13 panels for upcoming competitions.

Fundraising Concert

Children from 3rd to 6th class performed in the concert in Kiladangan’s new complex on Saturday 29th February. It was great night with the proceeds going to ‘The Friends Of The Nenagh Hospital‘. Congratulations to the club and the community on this wonderful new facility in the parish.

Clothing Collection

We will be holding a clothing collection on Tuesday, 24th March. Please send in items of clothing, shoes (in pairs) handbags andbelts. Funds raised will be used to subsidise the cost of extracurricular activities, e.g. Yoga and Sailing.

Confirmation

We wish 6th class a very memorable and enjoyable day on Thursday 12th March as they receive their Confirmation.

Child Protection

Our annual review of our Child Safeguarding Statement is underway. Please read the statement on the school website www.carrigschool.ie and contact the school by email carrigns1@gmail.com with any queries/ suggestions.

Dates For Your Diary

16th & 17th March: School Closed for St. Patrick’s Day.

1st May: School closed for staff training on the Primary Language Curriculum.

7th June: Parents Group Fun Run. More details to follow.


FEBRUARY 2020

Traffic managementURGENT
The area in front of the school has become increasingly hazardous for our children. Please read the following suggestions/guidelines which may help to improve the situation and keep our children safe.

Mornings

If possible, park along the footpath as you approach the school, letting your children out on to the footpath so they can walk safely up to school.
If you park in the space in front of the school remind your child to walk to the walkway by the church wall and continueto where it meets the footpath. Children crossing through this space may not be seen by drivers. Ideally, if cars could park out by the yellow line parallel to the church wall then this space would be just a walk zone. Currently, cars are driving too fast, in to this space and around other cars, from which children are alighting.
If you park on the opposite side of the road please walk your child across the road safely to the footpath.

Evenings

There is a lot of congestion for the 2.30p.m pick up. We might be able to reduce this if parents of children in the older classes would park further down along the footpath and let the children walk down.
If you arrive early and park in by the church wall please be patient, if you are blocked in by other cars who arrive later.

We need to exercise due caution and care to ensure our children are safe.

Please note is the responsibility of parents to ensure their children arrive and depart safely to and from the school building. The Board of Management is not responsible for driver behaviour.

Credit Union Quiz
Two teams represented the school in the Credit Union Quiz last weekend. On our U11 team we had Tyler Hogan, Lauren Gavin, Amy O’ Dwyer and Charlie Talbot while Amy Fogarty, Eoin Kelly, Diarmuid Moloney and Martha Devaney made up the U13 team. Unfortunately, despite their best efforts they do not progress to the next round.

Ceremony of Light
In preparation for their confirmation our 6th class attended a Ceremony of Light last Sunday morning. They will also be going on retreat to the monastery in Esker in Galway on March 6th. We wish them well in their preparations for Confirmation on March 12th.

Sacrament of Penance
First Penance for 2nd class will be celebrated on Thursday 5th March @ 7.00 p.m.

Our diocesan advisor Sr. Essie will visit the school on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th February.

Active Schools
The children are very busy with a daily run which we hope to build up to “The daily mile” and 10@10 on Friday which is being excellently co-ordinated by Ms. Maloney and 6th class.

Soccer
Ms. Darcy and her soccer teams are busy preparing for the upcoming schools’ competitions. Training afterschool on Monday for the boys’ panel and on Tuesdays for the girls.

Hurling & Camogie
Hurling and camogie training from 2nd to 6th class takes place during school time on Mondays so please remember to bring gear.
Meanwhile, training for the u11 and u13 hurling panels   has re-commenced at lunchtime on Mondays, through to Thursdays with Mr. Prout and Mr. Meagher while the u11 and u13 camogie panels will train at lunchtime on Fridays and after school on Mondays with Ms. Maloney.

Kiladangan G.A.A.  Concert
There will be a concert in Kildangan’s new complex on Saturday on February 29th. @8.00p.mThe children from the two schools in the parish have been invited to perform on the night with the In tune for Life Orchestra and other special guests.
Ms. Boland is rehearsing on Wednesdays with the children from 3rd to 6th class who will be available to perform at the concert. Please let us know in advance if your child will not be there. Tickets for the event are €20.00 and are available to purchase from the school office. Please note all proceeds will be going to The friends of Nenagh Hospital.

Yoga for the Junior Classes.
Siobhan O’Leary will be giving yoga classes to the children from Juniors to 2nd over the next 8 weeks. She will be returning in term 3 to work with the senior classes. This is a new venture which we hope the children will find enjoyable and beneficial and I would like to thank Parents’ Group for funding this for us.

RSA visit
On February 11th Leanne Mullery from the RSA will present workshops to the children on the topic of Road Safety. 

Anti-bullying policy
We are currently reviewing our anti-bullying policy. Please visit www.carrigschool.ie  to read the policy and contact us by phone or email if you wish to discuss or comment on any aspects of the policy.

Reminder: The school will be closed on Thursday February 20th and Friday February 21st for Mid-term break.