Newsletter

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


JANUARY 2020

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 your generous support of our Christmas raffle again this year. The profit from the raffle, when costs were covered, was €3731.15. A sincere thank you to our Parents’ Group for all their hard work organising the raffle and to those who donated so many prizes. The money will go towards the cost of providing books, music, yoga and sailing for the children.

School handball

While we were all enjoying our holidays our handballers were training hard for the Cumann na mBunscoil handball competition on January 4th. Well done to Michael Kennedy, Cian Hannon, Tom Boland, Eoin Hannon and Daniel Boland who represented the school with pride on the day. Thanks to Eamon Spillane for training and preparing the boys for this competition.

Enrolments for September 2020

Enrolment application forms for Junior Infants 2020 are now available from the school office. Please contact the office on 06724355 /0863822424 or email carrigbcom@eircom.net. The closing date for applications is Friday, February 15th 2020.

Below are a few reminders of the ways in which your support and co-operation can ensure that we have a happy, safe and productive 2020

  • Healthy lunches
  • Headlice checks every time you wash your child’s hair
  • Homework – support as necessary to ensure it is completed to a high standard
  • Absences – Please send in a note to explain an absence on your child’s return to school. There is no need to ring the school. Also, if your child is sick please do not send them to school.
  • Traffic management – 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 to where it meets the footpath. Children crossing through this space may not be seen by drivers. If you park on the opposite side of the road please walk your child across the road safely to the footpath. We need to exercise due caution and care to ensure our children are safe.
  • Supervision reminder- If your child is dropped to school before 8.40a.m. there is no supervision in place. Likewise, in the afternoons there is no supervision after 2.40p.m.