October 2017


Building update

The builders are putting the finishing touches to the building over the next few weeks and we hope to celebrate our official opening on December 8th.


School Uniform

It is time to say goodbye to the summer option and put away the shorts for the winter.

Full tracksuits are available in A Sportsman’s Dream. We recommend that all classes purchase the full tracksuit as it is cheaper than trying to source plain navy bottoms elsewhere.



Confirmation for 2018 will take place on Friday, April 20th in St. Mary’s Church, Puckane, at 11.00am


First Holy Communion

First Holy Communion will take place on Saturday, May 12th in St. Mary’s Church, Carrig, at 11.00 a.m.  A meeting for parents of first communion children will take place in the school on Wednesday 4th October at 7.30p.m.  Enrolment for Communion takes place on Sunday November 12th at 10.00 a.m.


Cross Country

This will take place on Tuesday, October 3rd.  Best of luck to all our athletes.


Gaelic Football

Our U13  boys team  will play  Nenagh C.B.S and Ballina  in Nenagh on Thursday October 5th.   Meanwhile, the girls U13 team play Birdhill, Lissenhall and Boher in Dolla on Wednesday October 4th.


Dromineer Literary Festival

Well done to John Meagher who won 3rd prize in the poetry competition and to Deirdre O’Dwyer who was highly commended for her poem.


Parent/Teacher Meetings

Parent/teacher meetings will take place on Monday November 20th & Tuesday November 21st.  Classes for all students will finish at 1.30p.m. on Monday 20th and back to normal times on Tuesday 21st .  Details of specific times of each meeting will be sent out in advance.


NCBI Clothing Collection

Clothing Collection takes place on Tuesday October 17th.  Bags may be dropped in to school in advance of that day for your convenience.


Take and Donate

Please donate books you have read to our table inside the front door.  Take a book of your choice and make a small donation.  All proceeds go to the Astro-turf fund.


A.G.M. Parents Group

Our Parents Group A.G.M. takes place Thursday October 19th @ 8.00p.m.  Your attendance would be greatly appreciated.



Please be sure to check that your child’s homework is completed to a satisfactory standard. Spending time on oral homework such as reading, spellings and tables is as important as completing written work.  If homework is causing undue difficulty and distress please discuss the issue with your child’s teacher


Head lice – A few tips

Buy a good quality fine comb and comb your child’s hair after each wash. Combing the hair before washing out the conditioner is a good idea as any head lice or eggs slip out easily and it also protects the hair from breaking.

  1. Applying tea tree oil to the collar of your child’s shirt and behind their ears can repel head lice. Using shampoo with tea tree oil is also a good idea
  2. Girls need to wear their hair tied up in a bun or in plaits/ braids. Children play in close contact with each other and hair worn loosely has a greater chance of picking up head lice.
  3. Be vigilant, if you notice your child scratching, check immediately.



Mid-term Break:

School closing Friday October 27th

Re-opening Monday November 6th