These will be the final notes for this school year as things are getting just a little hectic here!
At last the long awaited news has come from An Taisce, that we have been awarded our first Green Flag. We are really over-the-moon about it and very thankful to Ms. Edel McGlynn and the Green School Committee for all the hard work organising everything. Edel attended the presentation of the Green Flag ceremony on Friday 23rd May, three children from the Committee attended with Edel. Now we have to get the flag pole in situ and organise the flag-raising ceremony here!
On 23rd April the children in 3rd, 4th with Ms. Annette Boles and 5th and 6th class were part of a record-breaking attempt called The Big Lesson, children in 120 countries world-wide were taught the same lesson on Access to Education for all children in the world. Thank you to Mr. Charlie O’Connor TD who was our independent witness to the attempt on the day. It was successful!
The children from 5th and 6th class went to the Gallery of Photography in Temple Bar on Tuesday 13th May. The title of the exhibition was “What Remains”by Alison Locke and Chris Anderson.
On Monday 26th May the staff will be involved in training in the Maths programme used in DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools) Schools Ready Set Maths.
Our School Tours start on Friday 6th June with Junior and Senior Infants and Edel going to the Lambert Puppet Theatre and the playgrounds in Dun Laoghaire and Blackrock. 5th and 6th class are going to Royal Breffni, an adventure centre on the borders of Meath and Cavan. 1st and 2nd class, with Ms. Caroline Rountree are going to Sealife in Bray and Tallaght Adventure World.
Annette with 3rd and 4th class is going to Lullymore, which is a Heritage Park with an adventure centre. 5th and 6th class will be going to Bushy Park to play tennis on full-sized courts on Thursday 12th June with their coach Ms. Carmel Brookes.
Sports Day will be on Friday 13th June and we hope to raise the Green Flag on that day also.
The long-awaited Arts Festival will be on from Monday 16th to Friday 20th June. Alternative Entertainments have given us a full programme of Film, Construction and Printing and various different genres of Music.
The end of year Service will be on Sunday 22nd June in St. Maelruain’s Parish Church.
The Art Exhibition will be on Tuesday 24th June from 11.30am to 12.30pm.
3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class are going to Citywise on Wednesday 25th for a Sports Day.
6th class Graduation will be on Thursday 26th June.
Ms. Marion Hefferon, our Home/School/Community Liaison Co-ordinator has decided to go to pastures new from September. We really will miss her. Marion has been with us now for 8 years and has been an invaluable asset to our school. We wish her the very best of luck as she returns to her teaching career.
School will close for the summer vacation on Monday 30th June.
Service TimesEach Sunday
1st Sunday Holy Communion
2nd Sunday Morning Prayer
3rd Sunday Holy Communion
4th Sunday Service of The Word - Family Service
5th Sunday Morning Prayer