Upcoming events

The Ceremony of Light for Sixth Class pupils is this evening, Tuesday 15th February at 7pm. The Sacrament of Confirmation is scheduled for Friday, 4th March at 6pm.

First Holy Communions are scheduled for Saturday, 14th May at 12 noon.

Please note that pupils in Second and Fifth classes will attend a six-week swimming course, starting on Thursday, 17th February. The cost is €7 per week, covering the bus and lesson cost.

Please note that the school will be closed on Thursday, 24th February and Friday, 25th February for Mid-term.

Other News

We are due to accept the handover of the new prefab this week and hope to transfer two classes to the building next week. With construction traffic also on site, the staff and bus car park has been quite busy recently and we ask, for pupil safety and vision line reasons, that parents do not drop off or collect their pupils in this area.

Our main building extension plans continue too and we have been granted planning permission for this in recent days though it may be a while before we have a sod-turning event!

Sixth Class recently enjoyed a most enjoyable tour of the Walls of Derry and also visited Grianán Aileach and Inch Wildfowl Reserve. The class have posted some lovely photographs on the Sixth Class drop-bar on the School website.

Our Senior Classes lunchtime soccer leagues are presently underway and the pupils are enjoying the competition.

If your child has an online presence, we request that you regularly refresh the importance of maintaining this in a a safe manner. We recently discussed Internet Safety with pupils from Third to Sixth classes, and helpful advice can be got on the www.webwise.ie site.

I wish to inform parents of children travelling on the school bus that the bus has recently been regularly arriving 15- 20 mins in advance of our school supervision times and that the pupils are unattended (and sometimes wet) outside the gates at variant times from 8.45/ 8. 50am onwards. The school does not accept any responsibility for pupils at this time nor do we supervise early arrivals, whether by bus or otherwise, and we ask that you liaise with the bus company in this regard. Entry to the yard is from 9am onwards only and we call pupils to the classroom from the yard at 9.20am each day.

Finally, I wish to thank you all for your co-operation in relation to Covid issues thus far. It has been greatly appreciated and has contributed greatly to the well-being of all. I respectfully ask that you keep us updated of any Covid concerns you may have and that you continue to keep your child at home if they are symptomatic/ family close contacts etc.

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.