18th Feb 2011

Talent Show

We held our second ever Talent Show in the hall on Friday, 4th February.  The standard of entertainment was outstanding and the audience (every child from infants to sixth) responded enthusiastically.  The winner, Lee O’Reilly from 6th class gave a superb performance with a piano piece followed by his version of Elton John’s “Your Song”.  You can enjoy Lee’s act if you check out the school website. www.scoilmhuire.ie

Grand Parents’ Day

Our Grandparents’ Day, held during Catholic Schools Week was a great success.  We selected a number of classes on a trial basis and invitations were sent out to grandmothers and grandfathers to visit the school.   It was a fantastic learning experience for old and young and we look forward to repeating this venture in the future.

Confirmation

6th class boys and girls will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in St. Patrick’s Church, Esker on Thursday, March 3rd at 11.00 a.m.

Staff Meetings

Staff Meetings will be held after school hours until further notice.(as per the Croke Park agreement) so much to the delight of the children, there will be no early closing on the first Wednesday of every month.

School Holidays 2nd Term

Thursday 17th March – Public Holiday

Friday 18th March – School Holiday

EASTER HOLIDAYS.

The school will close on Friday 15th April and reopen on Tuesday 3rd May.

THIRD TERM.

Monday May 2nd: Public Holiday

Monday June 6th: Public Holiday

SUMMER HOLIDAYS.

The school will close on Thursday 30th June at

12 .00 noon for the summer holidays.

IMPORTANT DATES.

Wednesday 23rd Feb: Blood Donor Clinic in Scoil Mhuire, 5pm to 9pm

3rd March: Confimation

9th – 11th March: Book Fair

7th – 16th March: Seachtain na Gaeilge

21st May: First Holy Communion

Parents’  Association News

  • On Monday, 7th February, Mr Pat Mc Kenna of Childwatch Ireland gave a very informative talk on Internet Safety.  The talk was very well attended and the main message for parents is to carefully monitior your child’s use of modern technology.
  • A Parenting Course is commencing on Monday 28th March in the school.  This course is booked out but it is hoped to hold another one at a later date.
  • Thanks to everyone who helped out with our recent Bag Packing in Marks and Spencer’s.  A total of €988 was collected and this will go into our school funds.
  • We will be holding a quiz on Friday, April 1st in Lucan Sarsfields.  The emphasis is on fun and we hope that lots of parents will support the venture.

Scoil Mhuire Child Protection Policy

Scoil Mhuire Child Protection Policy has been reviewed by the Parents’ Association and ratified by the Board of Management.  It will be possible to view this policy shortly on our website.

New Staff

Welcome to Peter Callaghan who has replaced Hugh Feeney.  Kate Dempsey, who worked as a Special Needs Assistant, has started an eighteen month Post Graduate Course in Teacher Training.  She will be replaced by Aisling Hosbach. 

Sports

Our junior hurling and camogie teams will swing into action in March when the Cumann na mBunscol competitions get underway. 

Our school was represented by 16 children in the recently held Cross Country event in Adamstown.  Well done to all who took part.

Our indoor football and basketball leagues will be back after the mid-term break as they build towards an exciting climax.Congratulations to Lucan Sarsfields who recently won the Dublin A Championship.  Four of our past pupils were involved – Bryan Creed, Ciarán Mc Hugh, Dermot Gallagher and the captain Andrew Kirwan.  The lads visited the school with the cup and they spoke fondly of their memories of Scoil Mhuire.

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