This is probably a very appropriate time to thank Mr Barnett for his continued work in our garden. We are especially thankful for the fantastic display of spring flowers in the school grounds.
Thank you also to those responsible for planting and maintaining the flowers in our pots at the school entrance.
The Board of Management met last Tuesday and considered the results of the recent Uniform Survey. The results of the survey can be found in the Parents' Section of the website or by clicking here.
Thank you for your support of the Book Fair last week. A total of €1039 euro was spent on books and a further €554 was received for orders of our 'We are Writers' Book.
The school receives 60% of this amount in commission to spend on books
This means we are now able to spend a total of €955 on books for the class libraries. We are also hoping to set up a library area in the school entrance hall in the next few months so will be able to begin buying some new books for this.
We thank Mrs Geraghty for organising the Book Fair and 6th Class for giving up their breaks last week to deal with all the customers!
The 'We are Writers' books have now been ordered and hopefully will be with us before Easter. I know there are lots of proud children eagerly waiting to show off their work.
Please could we have all ticket money returned as soon as possible. The P.T.A. and I were disappointed that more of our families were not represented last Thursday evening. I hope that if you were unable to come to the Dance, you will show your support through your ticket sales and will also join me in thanking the members of the P.T.A. for their work on behalf of all the children in school.
It is unfortunate that our Department of Education Grants are now not enough to meet the school's running costs. We work very hard in school to try to give the children as many opportunities and as much access to new equipment/resources as children in other schools.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to continue doing that.
Thank you Jenny and Alan for bringing in some very cute lambs last week. There are pictures in the Gallery.
School will finish on Friday 11th April and will open again on Monday 28th April.
We are currently in the process of drafting a new Anti-Bullying Policy. The draft version can be found in the Parents' Section of the website. You can also ask for a copy in the school office. To save money, we will not be printing copies for each family.
Comments and suggestions are very welcome. You are also very welcome to come in and discuss any aspect of the policy with us.
As part of the Social, Personal and Health Education Curriculum, the children will be covering lessons from the Stay Safe Programme over the next few weeks. This programme covers topics such as personal safety and bullying. The content of lessons and themes can be found here on the Stay Safe website. You are very welcome to contact us if you would like to discuss these lessons.