Dear Parents and Pupils,
As always when I begin to write these messages I am amazed at how quickly time has gone by. Already we are nearing mid-term and what is always a very welcome respite.
Our two new classes of Junior Infants have settled in brilliantly and are a great addition to our school community. A big thank you to the parents who have co-operated with us in making their transition to ‘big’ school so seamless. Míle buíochas to our 6th class pupils who did an excellent job of escorting the Junior Infants into school each morning.They were a great help and contributed enormously to making the Infants feel at ease in the halla.
School life for the rest of the pupils and staff began as busily as ever with the full curriculum taught in all classes, Sciath na scol matches, drama with Mrs. Ellis and workshops and courses. This year with the support of Passage West GAA club, we are fortunate to have the services of three excellent young coaches (all past pupils) – Emma Harrington, Keelin O’ Flynn and Tómas Harrington. Two days a week our pupils benefit form the dedication and expertise of these very committed young people. The children enjoy the sessions immensely. Our grateful thanks to the committee of Passage West GAA club for giving our pupils the opportunity to participate in this wonderful coaching opportunity.
Our Open Evening is on Thursday 19th October and we look forward to welcoming future pupils and their families to our school. It is a wonderful opportunity for them to meet the staff and pupils and see what our school has to offer.
Hallowe’en Hair Day – always great fun and a fundraiser for the Parents’ Association will be on Friday 27th. I look forward to checking out all the crazy and weird hairdo’s that are planned and that is just with the staff! So children and parents get your imagination working, don’t let the staff outdo you.
Time has gone so quickly since we returned after the summer holidays but nevertheless I want to take the opportunity to wish all in our school community the very best for the year ahead.