We are heading into the last couple of months of this school year and as usual a lot has happened and will be happening in our final term.
Confirmation took place on March 21st in Cloghan and the boys and girls did a great job. Many thanks to Fr. Pat, Ms. Keenan, Ms. Grant, Sinéad, Paula and Lisa for helping prepare the children and of course to James, Saoirse, Savannah, Timmy, Anna May and Daniel who made their Confirmation.
First Holy Communion took place on Saturday, April 29th in St. Mary’s Church, Cloghan at 1.00 pm. Congratulations to James, Kyle, Elena and Jason who received their First Holy Communion and looked great on the day. Again many thanks to Fr. Pat, Ms. Egan, Ms. Loonam, Ms. Rigney, Sinéad, Linda, Rosemary and Karen for helping prepare the children.
And a big thank you to our senior pupils from 3rd to 6th classes who formed our school choir and attended First Communion to sing on the day. We hope to reestablish the tradition of older pupils forming our choir and lending their support to the children making their First Communion.
Annual testing in Maths and English Reading will take place between May 15th and May 26th this year.
From June 6th to 9th, we will have our Sports Week. There will be different activities every day so children can wear their school tracksuit bottoms, or if the weather improves, shorts each day that week.
Our school tours will take place on May 12th and June 14th . This year some of our classes are going to Turoe Pet Farm and some are going to the Discovery Park in Castlecomer.
Our school based Summer Programme will start on Thursday, June 22nd and run for two weeks.
The teachers will be attending in-service seminars on the Primary Language Curriculum and the new Primary Curriculum Framework. There are three half day sessions in total. We will be combining two sessions on Friday, June 2nd so pupils will not be in school that day. We also plan to complete the remaining half day seminar on Friday, May 19th, pending confirmation from Bus Éireann that transport can run at the earlier time of 12.30pm.
We will be piloting a new approach to homework from Monday, May 15th . Pupils will not be given any written homework for the rest of the school year. Homework will be reading based and your child’s teacher will send you more information in the next few weeks.
Our Parents’ Association Coffee Morning on March 31st raised €200 and they would like to thank all those who supported the event.
April 2nd was Autism Awareness and Acceptance Day. As school was closed for the Easter Break, we will celebrate Autism Awareness Day on Friday, May 19th. Pupils are invited to wear in colourful tops on the day.