Newsletter

MAY 2018

1st Class hurling

First Holy Communion

Congratulations to the pupils in 2nd class who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Saturday. We hope they had a memorable day with their families and it was wonderful to have such lovely weather after all the rain on Friday. Many thanks to everyone who made this a very special day for all the girls and boys.

Hurling / Camogie

Our U13 Hurlers will play Borrisoleigh in Puckane on Tuesday 22nd May @12.45p.m. in the North Final.

1st class travelled to a blitz in the C.B.S. recently and had a wonderful day.       2nd class will travel to Borrisoleigh to take part in a blitz on the 22nd May.

Camogie training continues after school on Thursdays and we hope to have a blitz in June

Primary Game

Congratulations to Sam O’Farrell in 6th class who has been selected to play in this year’s primary game team. Sam will be playing at halftime in the senior championship game Tipperary V Cork on May 27th. Well done Sam

STEM Show

5th class were one of only five schools nationwide who won a prize for their fantastic work during Engineers Week 2018.

The prize is a free Stem Show for the students in 4th, 5th & 6th class titled “Ireland’s Ingenious Engineers’ Show”. This will take place in the school on 22nd May. Well done to Ms. Darcy and 5th class on this great achievement.

They also won a prize in the Big Grow Project competition recently. They were the Irish Star Growers for March

Active Schools Week

Active Schools Week will take place from Tuesday 5th June to Friday 8th June. We have a number of activities organised for that week.

On 5th June Declan Kinsella has organised a visit from the Coast Guard and also a member of the Garda Canine Unit will visit the school.

Sports Day

Sports Day will take place (weather permitting) on Wednesday 6th June from 10.30a.m. to 1.30p.m. Parents are welcome to come and see the activities.

Yoga

Siobhan O’Leary, Yoga instructor, is coming to the school to give complimentary yoga classes on Thursday 7th June for the children from 11.00a.m. to 12.30p.m

Basketball

This year we are hosting a Basketball competition on 24th May @ 9.45.a.m. Our 6th class team will play Kildangan N.S., Gaelscoil and C.B.S.

 

 

APRIL 2018

 

Soccer

Our U13 boys and girls squads have been very busy taking part in this year’s 5 a side tournaments. The girls played extremely well to get to the final but were unfortunately beaten by Corville NS.

The boys had two very good wins but were unlucky to lose narrowly in their third game, again to Corville.  Well done to all who participated and a sincere thank you to Ms. Darcy for all her hard work

Camogie

Our U13 camogie team participated in a blitz recently winning one match but did not progress to the next round. After school training will re-commence on Thursday 26th April. Many thanks to Ms. Maloney for her giving her time and expertise so generously.

Tennis

Hard luck to our boys’ team on their defeat in the third round of the Munster Schools Tennis competition by Crosshaven. They defeated the Monastery Boys School, Tipperary Town in round one and Gaelscoil, Ballincollig in round two. We would like to thank the parents who brought the boys to the matches. The team was Paul Talbot, Sam O’Farrell, Richard Cullinan and Zac Keller.

Well done boys!

Hurling

Our U11 hurlers played a blitz in the C.B.S. grounds on Tuesday.

Our U13’s beat C.B.S. in their first match. They have to play Borrisoleigh, Holycross and Clonmel in the next few weeks.

Féile An Aonaigh

Chomhgairdeas le gach duine a ghlac páirt i bhFeile an Aonaigh i mbliana. Ms. Boland’s group came first in the Slua Amhránaiocht. Bhuaigh Dominika Kozlowska Rang 1, Jane Boland Rang 5 agus Louise Griffin  Rang 6 Teastas Ardmholadh sa chomortas ealaíne. Bhuaigh na páisti i Rang 3 go Rang 6 teastais i labhairt na gaeilge

Athletics

Children from 4th, 5th and 6th class competed in the North Tipperary Primary schools track and field competition on Wednesday 18th April. All had a great day out and children won medals in an array of categories. Well done to all and to Mrs. Maloney for organizing this event.

Head lice  

We have an on-going problem with head lice at school. In an effort to solve the problem we are nominating the weekend of 27th April as a designated “Action Against Head Lice” weekend. Over the course of that weekend we are asking all parents to use a fine-comb to check their child’s hair for head lice and treat using one of the many treatments available from any pharmacy. We are hoping that on Monday 30th April every child will be head lice free coming to school

Collections from School

Please be mindful that if you have arranged to pick up your child down at the housing estate in the evenings you must be there on time to collect as there are child protection issues if a child is left alone waiting. Also residents have complained about children being unruly and littering on occasions. This is private property which must be respected.

Reminder:  School closed on Tuesday 1st May – Training in Primary Language Curriculum.