Newsletter

DECEMBER 2019

Christmas Concerts
On Monday 16th December we will hold the first of our Christmas plays. At 6.30 p.m. Junior Infants will present their play ‘Higgledy Piggledy Nativity‘. This will be followed by First Class at 7.15 p.m. who will be performing ‘A Christmas Story’.
On Tuesday 17th December Senior Infants will stage ‘The Sleepy Shepherd‘ at 6.30p.m. while 4th Class will be presenting ‘Snow White’ at 7.15pm.
If you wish to make a contribution to the cost of sound & lighting there will be an opportunity to do so on the night.

Athletics
Children from 4th, 5th and 6th classes competed in the North Tipperary Primary Schools indoor track and field competition in the indoor stadium at Ballygraigue Rd, Nenagh recently. This was a great day out and it gave each child an opportunity to participate in track and field in an encouraging environment. Well done to all who participated and congratulations to the many medal winners.

Gaelic Football
Our U13’s were beaten by a stronger Fethard side in the County Final but they can be very proud of their performance on the day, fighting hard right up to the final whistle. Well done to the players, Mr. Prout and Mr. Meagher for all the training they put in.

No Uniform Day
Well done to everybody who contributed to our No-Uniform Day to support Type 1 Diabetes. €450 was raised on the day.

Mini Scientist
Best of luck to our Mini Scientist finalists, who travel to Shannon on Friday 13th December for the Regional Final.

GAA Schools Quiz
Well done to Evan Sherlock, Diarmaid Fogarty, Pauric Meagher and Dara O’Dwyer who came 2nd in this competition recently. They compete in the County Final on Sunday 1st December.

Shoebox Appeal
A sincere thank you to everybody who donated boxes to the Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

Book Fair
We had a very successful Book Fair this year. Thanks to Mrs. Maloney for organising it and to the teachers and parents who gave their time to ensure it all ran smoothly for the week. We will be getting new books for the library to the value of €2780 from Scholastic.

STEM Day in Nenagh College
6th class travelled to Nenagh College for a STEM Day, recently. This was a very enjoyable and worthwhile experience for the children. A sincere thank you to Mr. Kennedy and his staff for the welcome we received on the day.

Visit to the C.B.S.
Our 6th class boys will attend an Open Day in Nenagh C.B.S. on Wednesday, 4th December.

Head lice
Please be vigilant and keep checking your child’s hair. Also, long hair must be tied up.

Dogs
It has come to our attention that some children are afraid of dogs. Therefore we would ask parents not to bring their dogs with them to the front of the school when collecting their children.

Reminder
School closed on Monday 2nd December for teacher in-service day.

Christmas Holidays
The school will be closing at 12 noon on 20th December for Christmas. There will be music and carol singing in the hall at 11.00.a.m. followed by the Annual Christmas Draw.

Nollaig agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh go léir.

 

NOVEMBER 2019

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Welcome back to another busy term in Carrig N.S.!

Tag-Rugby
Pat Fitzpatrick and Stephen Carey will be taking 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th class for Tag-Rugby every Monday until Christmas.

Intel Mini Scientist
5th class have been very busy working on their science projects which they presented to the judges on Tuesday 5th November. The standard of the projects was very high and the judges were well impressed. Congratulations to Isabelle Kingston, Sadhb Connolly, Hannah Dillon & Mairéad O’Brien whose project on Diabetes was selected to go forward to the next round of the competition.

Gaelic Football
Well done to our U13 boys team who beat Ardfinnan in the semi-final and go on to play Fethard in the County Final on Tuesday 12th November @ 1.00 p.m.

STEM
On 13th November 6th class will travel to Nenagh College to attend their annual STEM day

Book Fair
We will be hosting a Book Fair in Carrig N.S. from November 7th to 14th. The upcoming Book Fair will be a celebration of reading and offer a selection of affordable books, including the newest titles for every reading level. The children can view the books daily and they can purchase books from Friday 8th right up until the morning of Thursday the 14th. This is a great opportunity to update our class libraries as we can select books up to 60% of the value of all sales. Parents may view the books if they wish from 1.30pm on Friday 8th – Wednesday 13th.

Enrolment for Confirmation
On Sunday 24th November @ 10.00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Carrig.

Parent Teacher Meetings
Take place on Wednesday 20th November and Thursday 21st November. School closing Wednesday @ 1.30 p.m. Normal times apply on Thursday. Please check your child’s homework journal for details of time allocated. Please note, you are allocated a 10-minute slot for the meeting but if you have concerns re. your child’s progress that need more time to discuss please arrange a separate meeting with your child’s teacher. This will avoid long waiting times for other parents.

No uniform Day
For our charity fundraiser this year we have decided to support the Juvenile Type 1 Diabetes UHL Parents Committee who are raising funds for a new Paediatric Diabetes unit at UHL. The group are also working to raise awareness of this condition and its impact on the lives of the children. On Friday November 15th the children will have a no uniform day and bring in €2.00 for this worthwhile cause.

County photos
Please have orders returned by Tuesday, November 19th.