Archive for February, 2020

March Newsletter

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The Sacrament of Confirmation is scheduled for Saturday, 29th February at 12 noon. We wish all the confirmandi a lovely day and here’s hoping for good weather on the day!

We are participating in Feis Leitir Ceanainn on Tuesday, 3rd March. We are entering pupils in poetry, individual singing and traditional music events. There is a €3 charge per student, as a contribution towards the bus and entry fee.

We have a half-day next Wednesday, 4th March to facilitate Staff-training in the Language Curriculum. Pupils will go home at 12 noon.

The Garda Quiz is scheduled for An Craoibhín on Wednesday, 4 March at 7pm.

World Book Day is scheduled for Thursday, 5th March. Pupils are free to dress in literary costumes/ favourite film theme etc. on the day if they so wish.

The school is closed on Tuesday, 17th March (Public Holiday).

Our pupils are also involved in the final stages of the County Donegal Concern Debating League and we wish the team well in the event over the coming weeks.

We have also entered the FAI Soccer Cup (Boys & Girls) and this is provisionally booked for the 12th and 20th March.

Yours sincerely,

John Devenney.

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Dragon’s Den

Rang 6 recently participated in a Biz World workshop which gave them a valuable insight into the world of buisness. BizWorld workshops are delivered in the classroom over a two-day period by specially-trained BizWorld Ireland tutors. They are usually targeted at sixth class pupils.

The workshops teach the basics of entrepreneurship, business and finance by showing how the entrepreneurial cycle operates. Working in groups of five, pupils developed their own mini-enterprise, so they got a real feel for how a business operates / hands-on business experience.

Pupils were taken through the entire entrepreneurial cycle – from company formation and applying for jobs in their companies, to market research with younger classes in the school, and then designing, producing and marketing their business idea.

They learned about pitching for investment and – to bring the workshop to another level – they were visited by two business people who played the role of venture capitalist and the groups had the opportunity to pitch, ‘Dragon’s Den’ style! The business people, heard each company’s pitch and decided how much ‘BizBucks’ to invest in their company.

Feis Leitir Ceanainn

Pupils are preparing to enter Feis Leitir Ceanainn in traditional music groups and poetry in Loreto Convent, Letterkenny on 3rd March. Táimid ag súil go mór leis an lá.

Mid-term Break

We are closed on Thursday and Friday, 20th and 21st February, for Mid-term.

Confirmation Day

Confirmation Day

Confirmations are scheduled for Saturday, 29th February at 12 noon. We wish all our Confirmandi the best.

Family Movie Night

The Parents’ Association will be hosting a Family Movie Night in Century Cinemas on Wednesday, the 11th March 2020, at 6pm.

The movie is the newest Disney Pixar release ‘Onward’. Tickets will be on sale after the mid-term in the coming weeks and can be purchased from the School Office, priced at €5 per ticket.

  • School Holidays

    • June Bank Holiday
      Closed on Monday, 1st June.
    • 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.