26th Oct 2014

Scoil Mhuire Newsletter, Oct, 2014

October started with the Parents’ Association AGM when guest speaker, John Lonergan gave a very informative and enlightening talk on parenting in modern Ireland. And just recently we had parents in planting bulbs with the children of 5th class in preparation for Grandparents’ Day in January.

The next big event for the Parents’s Association is their annual Table Quiz in The Lord Lucan on Friday, November 21st.  Also in November we will have our Parent Teacher Meetings. They will be held on Nov 18/19/20, and the children will go home at 2.15pm on those days.

At the start of the month 10 pupils from Scoil Mhuire helped South Dublin County Council launch the county’s Health and Wellbeing Week. The group had a great day in Tallaght Stadium trying out many different sports.

Staying with sport, our footballers didn’t get their hands on any silverware in the Cumann na mBunscol leagues, but well done to over 80 boys and girls who represented the school so well.

Our senior classes were on their travels again – Mr Roche’s 5th class went to town to see the Jeanie Johnston, Ms Reilly’s 5th class went to Lucan Library for a Hallowe’en Recycling Workshop and Ms Ryan’s 6th class attended a writing workshop hosted by children’s writer, Róisín Meaney in Lucan Library.

We had a very active Maths Week, where the school went maths mad with Maths Trails, Maths Table Quizzes and bizarre Maths facts.

Our 2nd and 6th class parents were invited to meetings in St Patrick’s Church. These were organised by the parish as preparation for the sacraments the children of those classes will receive after Christmas.

We had a Non Uniform Day just before the mid term break. An amount of €740 was raised, and this will go to the “My Canine Companion” charity. This organisation trains dogs as companions for autistic children.

And finally, application for enrolment in Junior Infants in September, 2015 has opened. A pre enrolment form can be downloaded from our website www.scoilmhuire.ie. Please consult our Enrolment Policy before applying – this can also be viewed on our website. At this stage, there is no need to enrol siblings of children in the school – a text will be sent to all families in the second week of January asking for siblings’ applications.