Scoil Mhuire Newsletter, Sept 2014

We welcomed another new batch of junior infant boys and girls to the school on August 28th. They arrived in wide eyed, eager and looking immaculate in their new uniforms.

Our Parents’ Association are back in action also with Fruity Friday – this is where all the children got to sample as many different fruits as possible at school. And their AGM will take place on Wednesday, Oct 1st at 7.15pm. This will be followed by our guest speaker for the evening, John Lonergan who will give a talk at 8pm on “Parenting – the challenges and the rewards”.

Our footballers have been busy in the Cumann na mBunscol competitions. All three Scoil Mhuire teams have been in action. The junior boys’ team beat local rivals Gaelscoil Eiscir Riada. Our senior boys and girls teams lost their opening games, but our senior boys fared very well in the Lucan Sarsfields’ inter schools, getting to the B final and drawing with Gaelscoil Naomh Pádraig.

Future stars from senior infants are enjoying expert coaching with Lucan Sarsfields’ Johnny McCaffrey.

We held our annual All Ireland Football Final Forecast competition, and all the winners can be seen on our website, The proceeds from this are going towards basketball poles, backboards and hoops in our two new basketball courts.

And our website was awarded “Star Site of the Month” by Scoilnet.

Our two 4th classes spent a very enjoyable morning in Lucan’s Presbyterian Church, where they put questions to a panel of Lucan residents who were their age in the 1940s and 50s. This was organised as a part of the Lucan Festival, and the boys and girls came back with a whole new appreciation for the ‘olden days’.

Ms Reilly’s 5th class have been on their travels also – they visited Lucan Library on Roald Dahl Day to take part in a quiz on the famous children’s writer. They then ventured further afield this week when they took the bus to town to visit the Jeanie Johnston famine ship.

And lastly, can parents who drive their children to school please be mindful of our neighbours. To ease congestion in the mornings and afternoons it would be really appreciated if parents could park outside the estate and walk in.