31st May 2018
Lucan Community Games
5th June 2018

Thursday Letter 31.05.18

Dear Parents,

First Holy Communion

Our First Holy Communion was a great success last Saturday. The 2nd class boys looked so smart and were so well-behaved. Many thanks to their teachers Ms. Clarke, Ms. Walsh and Ms. Dempsey for all their hard work preparing the boys. We are grateful to their SNAs Corinne and Diane for helping the class with their artwork. We are also appreciative to Mrs. Donnelly and Ms. Hunston and our wonderful choir who have been practising every day for the big day. The tin whistle performance was one of the many highlights of the day and we thank Ms. Corry for teaching the boys.


New School Email Address

Our new school email address is


Art Exhibition

Our annual art exhibition was a great success with many boys and parents coming to visit. As always there was a high standard of art and crafts on display. Thanks to Ms. Brennan and our wonderful team of SNAs for displaying all the samples.


Third Class Tin Whistle Performance

Our third class boys held a tin whistle performance in the school hall on Tuesday. Ms. Whitney’s class performed ‘Bridges full of Stitches’ and ‘The Harry Potter Theme’. Ms. Hunston’s class played ‘Amhrán na bhFiann’ and ‘Dawning of the Day’. Killian Costello and Omar Alkrdi also performed five tunes that included ‘Roddy McCorley’ and ‘The Kerry Polka’. Thanks to Ms. Byrne for teaching the tin whistle to third class during the year.


Fifth Class – Bí Ghnóthach – Fundraiser for Pieta House

Well done to our fifth class boys for helping to raise €440 for Pieta House through Bí Ghnothach (entrepreneurial initiative). The boys produced and marketed stress balls for sale and all proceeds went to one of our local charities. Thanks to Mr. Dineen and Mr. Reynolds for organising this event.


Sixth Class Graduation – 27th June at 7.30pm in St. Mary’s Parish Church

The sixth class boys will have their Graduation on the 27th June in St. Mary’s Parish Church at 7.30pm.


Sun cream

Please ensure that you apply sun cream on your son in the morning before he goes to school. The boys will be spending a significant time outdoors on their school tour. It might be a good idea to pack a hat if it is very sunny.


Active Flag School Week

We are sending home a short survey today. We would really appreciate your thoughts and views on our Active Flag process as it is now drawing to a close and we are being assessed next Friday 8th June. Children are being asked to replace sweets for fruit next Friday. We are continuing in our efforts to use extra PE as rewards instead of treats. Many thanks for your continued support.



Congratulations to our Athletics team who did our school so proud at the Cumann na mBunscol track event in Santry. Callum Keane (6th class) ran an amazing 80m sprint bringing a gold medal home to St. Mary’s. Charlie Mooney, Thomas D’Arcy, Derry Ware, Bill Donovan and Aidan Boyle were part of the u-10 relay team and won their heat but just placed outside the medals in the final. Alex Leonard, James Dunne, Calum Casey, Dáite D’árcy and Adam McMahon made up our u-11 relay team and they won their heat very comfortably. They ran an outstanding final finishing in first place. They were crowned the champions of 2018. Our u-12 relay team, that comprised of Callum Keane, James Kirwan, Massimo Pappalardo, Enda Walsh and Robert O’Connell, also won their heat very comfortably. The boys ran a very impressive final securing bronze medals. Calum Conway, Josh Murphy, Joey McCabe, Cormac McCarthy and Cillian Coffey ran an excellent race in the u-14 relay competition. Our achievements are down to the hard work and dedication of our team. We are so grateful to Ms. O’Malley for all her work and to Ms Friel for helping with the supervision. Many thanks to all of the parents who made the effort to get boys to training in the morning. Thanks to all of the parents who supported our athletics team on Wednesday. Your support made all the difference.


Coláiste Phadraig Gaelic Football Blitz

Well done to our Gaelic football team from 4th and 5th class who won the annual Gaelic Football blitz that took place in Coláiste Phadraig yesterday. Thanks to Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Dineen for accompanying the boys to the competition.


Quiz Team

Well done to Ryan Clancy, Max Leonard, Cillian Whelan and Calum Conway who represented Dublin in the Community Games Quiz final in Limerick on Sunday and came in the top 10.  The boys, their parents and Ms. Byrne departed Lucan at 7am and did not return until 9pm on Sunday. Thanks to Ms. Byrne for organising this event.


School will close tomorrow and Tuesday for the June Bank Holiday


Le dea-ghuí,

Dara Burke, Principal.