Welcome back to a New Year and a new school term.
Our Christmas Show was a great success and well done to all involved. Now we look forward to a busy term leading up to Easter. Some of our pupils are getting ready for Confirmation and First Confession which all happen in March. Easter is early this year so there will be a lot of work crammed into this short term.
Old Christmas Cards
A few years ago our SNAs started recycling greeting cards and creating new designs which they sold to raise funds for our Le Chéile classes. The cards have proved very popular and local shops have started selling them as well. We would appreciate any old cards you may no longer need as they can be recycled and used to create new cards designs for the school.
School Enrolment for 2024/2025
We are already thinking about enrolment forms for the next school year. Pre-enrolment forms for our Le Chéile classes must be submitted by February 26th. Enrolment forms for our mainstream classes can be submitted at any stage, but preferably before the end of May as this gives us a better picture of class numbers for September as we will be placing the orders for all school books for the 2024/2025 school year in June. Enrolment forms can be downloaded here Pre-Enrolment Form (Le Chéile) or Mainstream Enrolment Form or forms can be collected from the school office during school hours.
Confirmation & First Confession
Confirmation will take place in St. Mary’s Church, Cloghan on Thursday, March 7th at 3.00 pm. The pupils from Lumcloon NS, St. Mary’s NS in Cloghan and St. Rynagh’s NS in Banagher will be confirmed by Paul Connell, Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois.
The day of Confirmation is a normal school day and we will be closing at 3.00 pm as usual for all other pupils.
In preparation for Confirmation there will be a number of ceremonies for the children.
- Commitment & Pledge – Saturday 10th February at 8.00 p.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Cloghan.
- Service of Light – Saturday 2nd March at 8.00 p.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Cloghan.
First Confession will take place in the school on Wednesday, March 13th at 1.15 pm.
Easter Break and Other Public Holidays
School will be closed on the following dates this year:
- St. Brigid’s Holiday – Monday, February 5th
- Mid-Term Break – Thursday, February 15th & Friday, February 16th
- St. Patrick’s Weekend – Friday, March 15th & Monday, March 18th
- Easter Break – School closes at 12.00 pm on Friday March 22nd and reopens on Monday, April 8th
Gallen Community School Open Night
Gallen Community School will hold its Open Night on Monday January 15th @ 7.00 pm.