Newsletter

NOVEMBER 2018

Welcome back to school after what was hopefully an enjoyable and relaxing mid-term for you all. We welcome back Ms. Byrne to 2nd class and I wish to thank Ms. Talbot for her hard work with them up to the mid-term. We have a busy time ahead as we lead up to Christmas.

Dates for your Diary Nov/Dec 2018

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES

Tag Rugby

Pat Fitzpatrick returns on Mondays for tag rugby with 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class.

Hurling and camogie

2nd class have one lesson remaining with Bríd Hackett. I would like to thank Bríd for giving up her time to share her skills with us.

Mr. Prout hopes to continue with hurling training at lunchtimes for the next few weeks, weather permitting.

Gaelic Football

Our u13 team played two matches against Ballina N.S. and Cashel N.S. but do not progress in the competition. We will change from Gaelic football to basketball on Thursdays from now until Christmas.

Music

This year we are working on increasing the repertoire of hymns which the choir can sing for masses and special occasions. All classes meet in the hall on the first Friday of every month to learn a new hymn together and then they practise in their own class for the month.

Ms. Boland’s music group come together on Tuesdays to practise and if the sounds emanating from her classroom are an indicator of the work going on, we are in for a treat when they perform for us in the near future.

Active schools

Our active school committee is back up and running and we are working hard to achieve an Active Flag for our school. Some initiatives we are continuing from last year include our daily 3-minute run and disco Thursdays. We also look forward to trying out some new ideas this coming year. We are proud to say that we are becoming a much healthier and more active school! Our Active Schools week will take place during the last term and we welcome any involvement from parents who are involved in sporting activities.

Green schools

Our committee is up and running. We are working on the water theme this year and hoping to get another green flag.

Reminders

  • Keep up the good work at home, which supports us in school, with homework, healthy lunches, punctuality and headlice checks!
  • If you need to contact a teacher please ring the office on 067 24355 or school mobile 086-3822424 or by a written note in your child’s journal. If you have a teacher’s private mobile no. please do not use it to contact them on school business

 

 

 

OCTOBER 2018

Athletics

Congratulations to our athletes who competed in the Schools Cross Country Championships recently.  There were some great individual performances with 7 medal winners and also great team performances with 5th & 6th Class boys’ team and 3rd & 4th Class girls’ team winning silver.  Well done to all the children who took part in the trials at school and thanks to Mr. Prout & Mrs. Maloney who accompanied the children on the day.

 

Dromineer Literacy Festival

Congratulations to Diarmaid Fogarty 5th Class who was highly commended for his poem “The Magic Portal”.  Well done to all the entrants for the lovely poems they submitted.

 

Headlice

Please be vigilant and keep checking your child’s hair regularly.

 

Organisational Skills

Please encourage your child to organise their own requirements for the school day; school bag, lunch, homework etc.  It is a life skill that will serve them well in the future.

 

Gaelic Football

Our Under 13 girls participated in a blitz recently.  No wins were recorded on the day but they played well and represented the school with pride.

Our Under 13 boys team are preparing for their first match against Ballina.