Principal’s Letter 26th November 2020
15th April 2020

Principal’s Letter 06.05.21

Dear Parents,

Fittest Family Walking Challenge

The Parents’ Association would like to give a huge thank you to all the boys and their families for walking a staggering 22,011 kilometres over a two week period. Thanks to all the families who generously donated towards this fundraiser. The total amount raised is €6,875 which is a fantastic amount considering the current restrictions and difficulties being experienced during this time. 

Congratulations to the winning classes and hopefully the teachers have recovered from their time in jail!

Class GroupWinners
6thMs Teehan’s class
5thMs Murray’s class
4thMr Lynch’s class
3rdMr Shanahan’s class
2ndMs Staunton’s class
1stMs Quinn’s class
Senior InfantsMs Killane’s class
Junior InfantsMs Ward’s class

INTEL – €7,300

Many thanks to all the parents working in INTEL who managed to raise €7,300 for our school. INTEL kindly donated money for every hour that INTEL employees spent home-schooling their children during the recent school closures.

Cycle Safety for Fifth Class

I am happy to report that I have never seen so many bicycles on our school grounds. This is due to the fact that our fifth class boys are completing their cycle safety classes over three consecutive days.

Accord Presentation for Fifth and Sixth class boys on Relationships and Sexuality

Accord will give the 5th and 6th class boys a presentation on Relationships and Sexuality on Thursday 13th May. The teachers will send consent forms via Aladdin in the coming days. I am trying to organise an information night provided by Accord for parents on the 11th May via Zoom. More information on this including a time and a link will be sent to parents in advance of this session.

Fourth Class

The fourth class boys have been busy planting pepper and sunflower seeds. In English, the boys looked at persuasive writing and wrote some excellent articles on the importance of planting flowers. Both classes have been practicing their oral language skills and have been discussing their past times and the weather as Gaeilge. In Maths the boys are focusing on money and area. They have been learning how to calculate the area of different shapes.  The ancient city of Carthage has been the central theme in History. In art the boys made sea horses and some lovely clay frog pencil holders. Thanks to Mr. Lynch and Ms. Hunston for all their hard work.

Le dea-ghuí,

Dara Burke, Principal.