Archive for November, 2018

School Newsletter

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Dear Parent

Please note the following,

The Céim Aniar poetry competition is scheduled for Saturday, 1st December. All taking part are to be in Downings Resource Centre, Main Street, Downings at 10am. Ádh mór ar an lá le gach duine.

There will be a one-hour theatre performance of Arabian Nights by the West Midland Theatre Group in the school at 12.45pm on Monday, 3rd December. The cost is €2 per child, or €5 per family.

Vincent de Paul, Kilmacrennan wish to thank all for contributions to their recent food hamper collection. It is much appreciated.

The school GAA League has reached the semi-final stage and excitement is building.

The Christmas Concerts are scheduled for Wednesday, 19th December. The Junior classes performances will begin at 11.30am. Senior classes Christmas Carols will begin at 1pm. Final details will issue closer to the day. Santa is scheduled to call to the school on Thursday, 20th December.

The school is once again co-hosting a pantomime night in An Grianán Theatre on Saturday, 19th January. Tickets will be on sale in the school next week for ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and would make an ideal Christmas present!

The school will close for the Christmas holidays on Friday, 21st December at 12 noon and will re-open on Monday, 8th January, 2019.

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.

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Vincent de Paul Food Hampers

Dear Parent

Our local Vincent de Paul are organising Christmas food hampers and are hoping each family could donate one food item towards this. If you are in a position to help, we will accept donations in the school until Thursday, 22nd November.

Possible suggestions include (in date) tinned food, tea, coffee, pasta, spaghetti, rice, flour, jam, jelly, cereals, biscuits, crisps etc.

Many thanks in advance,

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.

Science Week

It’s been a busy week with Science Week in the school.  All pupils took part in some twenty science experiments in the School Hall, expertly organised by Fifth and Sixth classes.

Pics to follow

November Newsletter

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November 2018 Newsletter

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Please note the following dates for your diary,

A six-week swimming course for pupils in First and Fifth classes commenced on Thursday, 8th November. This is also an opportune time to refresh children’s name labels on coats, uniforms, swimming gear, lunch boxes, pencil cases, tin whistles and anything that has the potential to move!

A Súgradh Le Chéile workshop for parents of Junior Infant pupils is scheduled for Friday, November 16th at 12.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

The Parent-teacher meetings are scheduled for Thursday, 22nd Nov from 3.15-5.45pm. Individual appointment times will issue shortly.

Our boys and girls soccer teams are scheduled to participate in the FAIS Donegal 7 a side soccer finals in Ballyare this week. We wish both teams good luck in the event.

A Third and Fourth class team will participate in the Futsal competition in late November.

The In-House Gaelic football leagues are ongoing with one group stage game left for teams before the semi-finals line-up is known.

Pupils from our school will participate in the Guth Ghoill Irish language poetry competition in Downings on Saturday, 1st December. Please let your class teacher know if your child wishes to participate in the event.

We will host a West Midland’s theatre group performance of ‘Arabian Nights’ for all pupils in the School Hall on Monday, 3rd December at 12.45pm. The cost is €2 per child, or €5 per family.

I wish to congratulate all our athletes who participated in the Donegal cross-country championship in Buncrana recently. We had a most successful outing, particularly our U-11 and U-13 girls who captured team gold medals in the Large Schools Category.

Finally, to conclude with some old chestnuts; with dark, cold and wet mornings a feature of Winter, I wish to re-iterate that children should not be left to school before morning opening times, and I request that no cars use the staff/bus car-park in the mornings and at 2 and 3pm pick-up times.

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.


  • School Holidays

    • Provisional Summer Closing Date
      The school will close on Friday, 19th June.

      All dates are provisional and subject to change.

      The BOM reserves the right to use the first three days of the Easter Holidays to make up for unforeseen closures.
    • 2020-2021 School Re-opening
      Re-opening for pupils on Wed 26th August 2020.
    • Halloween Break
      Closed from Mon-26th Oct -Fri-30th Oct 2020.
    • Christmas Holidays
      Closing on Tues, 22nd December 2020.

      Re-opening Wed, 6th January 2021.
    • February Mid-term 2021
      Closed on Thurs, 18th and Fri, 19th Feb 2021.
    • Easter Holidays 2021
      Closing on Fri, 26th March 2021.

      Re-opening on Mon,12th April 2021.
    • May Bank Holiday
      May Bank Holiday; 3rd May.
    • June Bank Holiday
      June Bank Holiday; 7th June.
    • Provisional Summer Closing Date
      Provisional Closing date; Fri, 18th June 2021.

      These dates are provisional and subject to change.