Primary Language Curriculum – school closure
Please note that the school will be closed on 27th May to facilitate training for teachers on the New Primary Language Curriculum.

Credit Union Quiz
Two teams represented the school in the Quiz last weekend. On our U11 team we had Mairead O’Brien, Gaby Wesolowska, Hannah Dillon and Cian Hannon while Orlaith Dervan, Maedbh Kennedy , Diarmaid Fogarty and Martha Devaney made up the U13 team. Despite their best efforts unfortunately they do not progress to the next round of the competition.

Credit Union Art
Congratulations to Kate Slattery, Emma Dymek, Maedbh Kennedy and Mairéad O’Brien who won prizes in this competition recently.

Sacrament of Penance
First Penance for 2nd class will be celebrated on 7th March @ 7.00 p.m.

Green Schools
Ms. Laffan and members of the Green School committee attended a workshop in Roscrea recently. This is part of the process involved in applying for our 3rd Green Flag. Thanks to Katie Ryan’s mam who accompanied them on the day.

Active Schools
The children are very busy with a 3-minute run every day and 10@10 on Friday which is being excellently co-ordinated by Ms. Maloney and 6th class.

Ms. Darcy and her soccer teams are busy preparing for the upcoming schools’ competitions.

Training has re-commenced at lunchtime on Monday, Tuesdays and Wednesday with Mr. Prout, in preparation for this year’s championship.

Music group
Ms. Boland’s music will continue the great work they did in the first term, rehearsing on Wednesdays and they hope to perform at music and singing events in the near future.




Welcome back and happy new year to everyone. Hopefully it will be a happy and productive year for us all.

Christmas raffle and bag-packing
Well done to everybody for their contribution to our fundraising activities before Christmas. The profit from the raffle, when costs were covered, was €3,426.63 and the bag packing raised €1827.84. A sincere thank you to our Parents’ Group for all their hard work organising this and to everybody who contributed so generously. We hope to purchase playground and P.E. equipment. The money is also used to cover the costs of music and dancing.
Congratulations to all our prize winners. 1st prize, the large hamper, went to Stacey Stapleton. 2nd prize, the trailer of timber (donated by Ger Kennedy), was won by Jemma Fogarty Whelehan and 3rd prize, a music voucher (donated by Ned Kelly), was won by Christine Garland. There were also five other hampers given out in prizes.

Fundraising for charities
Our Christmas Jumper day for Cystic Fibrosis on December 14th raised a total of €460 and we donated 132 shoeboxes to the shoebox appeal. The children were also involved in the MS readathon in November which raised a total of €2,486.

School handball
Congratulations to Michael Kennedy and Cian Hannon who competed in the school handball competition in Nenagh on Saturday January 5th. The boys reached the final and were unlucky to lose to Silvermines N.S.

Intel Mini Scientist Competition
Congratulations to Eabha O’Brien, Sophie Kennedy, Faye Sheridan Kelly and Ava Seymour whose project won 1st prize in this competition. 5th and 6th class, under the guidance of Ms. Darcy and Ms. Maloney, worked very hard on their projects and the judges were very impressed when they visited the school. The girls represented the school in the regional final in Dublin on December 5th. Well done to all.

Christmas Plays
I would like to congratulate the children and teachers in Juniors, Seniors, First and Third classes on their fantastic performances in our Christmas concerts held on the 18th and 19th of December. Both nights were very enjoyable and got us all in to the Christmas spirit.

Enrolments for September 2019
Enrolment application forms for junior infants 2019 are now available from the school office. Please contact the office on 06724355 or email The closing date for applications is Friday, February 22nd 2019

Healthy eating policy
I wish to remind parents that we have a healthy eating policy in the school. Please do not include biscuits, bars, crisps etc. in your child’s lunch box. This is an area where your help and co-operation is very important to us.