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Archive for September, 2012


September 2012 School Newsletter

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Dear Parents/Guardians:

“Welcome back”. I hope you all had a lovely summer and are looking forward to the new school year.

On Monday 10th September ’12 Tin Whistle lessons will begin for all classes. Pupils should have a tin whistle in the key of ‘D’.

Swimming Lessons will commence on Wednesday, 19th September ’12 for six weeks. (Details to follow)

On Friday 28th September ’12, Simon O’ Dwyer will give a presentation of ancient musical instruments of Ireland. This presentation will be paid for by the school.

Gerry Butler will give a 3 week instruction course on cycling for Third, Fourth and Fifth classes. Pupils should bring in their bikes and helmets on Tuesday 11th, 18th and 21st September ’12.

The school insurance scheme for pupils (which is optional) is due for renewal, you will receive details shortly.

P.E. days for all classes will be Monday / Wednesday / Friday.

Journals and Bibles are now available in the school. The cost of the journal is €2 per child and the Bible is €8 per family.

Parent/Teacher meetings for all classes will be held on Thursday 18th October ’12. You will receive your appointment time nearer the date.

School commences at 9.20am and finishes at 3pm. Infants should be collected at 2.00pm. With safety in mind, Parents are asked to collect their children at the gate.
If there is a change of person collecting your child, please give written notification to the School.
We request that Parents do not drop off their child in the morning without a teacher being present.

Break Times:

During fine weather, all children must go outside. If there is a need for your child to stay in at break, please send in a note explaining why.

School Uniforms:

Boys: Grey trousers, grey V-neck jumper, blue shirt, grey/blue tie and black shoes.
Girls: Grey pinafore/trousers, grey cardigan, blue blouse, grey/blue tie, grey/blue tights and black shoes.
The School Tracksuit: Navy blue T-shirt, navy blue bottoms and royal blue sweatshirt with the school crest. (If your child requires extra P.E. gear please contact J.T. Sports, Green Stores, Claremorris.)

Please note:
Parents/ Guardians should sign their children’s homework copy every evening. Sick notes should be brought in when a child is absent. Children cycling to School should have a note from their Parents confirming this.
In times of extreme weather conditions, please listen to Midwest Radio for information re. School closure.
The Education Welfare Act is now in operation and we wish to draw your attention to the following:
1. Parents must inform the School when a student is absent and must give the reason(s) for such absence(s).
2. If the cumulative number of days on which a student is absent reaches 20 days in a School year, the Principal is legally obliged to inform the Education Welfare officer who may investigate the matter.

Our campaign for healthy eating continues this year. Crisps, bars, sweets, fizzy drinks and chewing gum are not allowed in the School.

Please Note;
When pupils are exchanging gifts for Christmas/Birthday/After holidays, Parents are encouraged to do this outside of School hours to avoid the upset of pupils who are not included.

Please label all of your child’s belongings.

B.O.M. News

Noel Lyons has retired from his teaching post in Manulla N.S. We wish him a happy retirement. We welcome Clare Roche to the school. She has been appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the retirement of Noel Lyons. Clare taught previously in St. Angela’s N.S. Castlebar.

Fionnuala Costello

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