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

    • Enrolment 2022/2023
      Please contact the School Office for up to date enrolment information.

      Enrolment Application for Mainstream Classes (click below).

      Enrolment-Application-Form-2022/23-school-year (11)
    • Christmas & New Year Break
      The school will close on Wednesday 21st December 2022, which will be the final
      day of the school term (12 Noon Closure).
      We will re-open on Thursday 5th January 2023.
    • St Brigid's Day Bank Holiday (New Public Holiday)
      The school will be closed for pupils on Monday 6th February 2023.
    • February Mid-Term
      We will close on Thursday 16th February 2023 and Friday 17th
      February 2023
    • St Patrick's Day
      The school will be closed on Friday 17th March 2023.
    • Easter 2023
      We will close on Friday 31st March 2023, which will be the final day of
      the school term (unless changes are required as part of contingency
      arrangements to make up for time lost due to unforeseen school closures. Where
      contingency arrangements are required a school authority may reduce the length
      of the Easter break by remaining open up to and including Wednesday 5th April
      2023).
      We will re-open on Monday 17th April 2023.
    • May Bank Holiday
      The school will be closed on Monday 1 May 2023.
    • June Bank Holiday
      The school will close for pupils on Monday 5 June 2023.