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Term 2 Begins...

Posted on January 28, 2016 at 11:45 AM

As we settle into the New Year here at school, we hope that everyone has had a nice break and is ready for a busy and productive term ahead.



Parents/parishioners who wish to enrol their child for September 2016 should do so immediately, as a large number have registered. All children born on or before 30th September 2012 are eligible to start school this year.


Parent/Teacher meetings;

Parent Teacher Meetings have been organised for Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th February. Appointment times are being fixed presently and parents will be notified of appointment times, as soon as possible.


Bring and Buy Sale;

Our annual Bring and Buy Sale, which took place in December raised a total of €844. Congratulations to all of the pupils, teachers and parents who supported the event. The proceeds this year have been donated to Friends of St. Patrick’s Hospital.



3rd and 4th classes will attend swimming lessons each Monday, beginning today, Monday 18th January.


4th Class / 5th Class;

All pupils of 4th and 5th classes will combine to form the choir for this year’s Confirmation Mass, which takes place in Church of the Assumption, Slieverue, this Saturday 23rd January at 11 am. Pupils are asked to arrive at the church no later than 10.50am. All preparation for the choir will take place during school.


Credit Union Quiz;

Some children from senior classes will participate in the St. Dominic Credit Union Quiz in Dooley’s Hotel, Waterford, at 7pm on Monday 1st February. All teams should be at the hotel at 7pm, in school uniform.


Christmas Is Coming!

Posted on November 26, 2015 at 8:45 AM


Swimming Lessons for 5th and 6th Classes will begin after Mid Term Break (Monday 9th Nov; one week after we return). The next block later in the year, will be for 3rd and 4th Classes and the final block will be for 1st and 2nd Classes. Details will be issued to the classes, accordingly.


6th Class;

Congratulations to Mrs. Deevy’s 6th Class, who recently raised €550.47 for Waterford Hospice, from their Juice and Buns morning.


Label Uniforms!;

Please remember to label all items of clothing clearly and permanently. Several items have been found here and remain unidentified.


September Money;

Thank you to those parents who have paid. The few who have not paid are now asked to do so at their earliest possible convenience. This money is needed to ensure the supply of books, photocopying, Art supplies and insurance.


Road Safety Week;

Next week, we will hold a Road Safety Week here in school, in an attempt to highlight the importance of Road Safety. This will include a series of class lessons and a school walk for staff and pupils. The Parents Association has kindly offered to assist by operating a Traffic Warden system, in order to encourage safe parking. Any volunteers to help in this regard would be greatly appreciated. Please phone Aideen Mulligan (Chairperson, PA) on 086 0897578.


Red Kettle Theatre Company;

The above company will visit the school, on Monday 7th December. They will have 2 performances; Junior Infants, 3rd, 5th & 6th classes will view the 9.30 performance and Senior Infants, 1st, 2nd, 4th will view the second performance. This year the play is called “WICKY WICKY WHEELS” written and directed by Liam Meagher. It is a highly interactive piece of theatre that incorporates audience participation and will be very entertaining, educational and fun. The cost is €4 per pupil. Please place €4 in an envelope marked with your child’s name.


Feast of the Immaculate Conception;

On Tuesday December 8th, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, pupils will attend mass in Slieverue Church at 10am.



Friday 27th November: 6th class will visit Waterford Crystal and the Toy Museum. The cost is €2 for the bus. Both Waterford Crystal and the Toy Museum are free.

Friday 4th December: Junior Infants, Senior Infants and 1st Class are being taken into Waterford, to visit the Winterval festival. We have booked a tour on the Santa Express train. The cost is €6 per child including the bus. Please place €6 in an envelope marked with your child’s name (or add €6 to Red Kettle envelope).


Bring and Buy Sale;

Our annual Bring and Buy Sale, organised by 6th Class, will take place on Friday 18th December in the school, during the school day. Children throughout the school can help by donating unwanted books, toys, games, etc, which are in good condition. Please do not send in broken or damaged items. There will also be a small shop and many novelty games. All classes will be given a chance to attend this fundraising event. Please remember to give your child (especially junior classes) a small amount of money on the day. This is a very enjoyable event, as children love to spend their own money on items of their choice. 6th Class also have the opportunity to put their organisational and mathematical skills to work, and aim to make as much money as possible.


Christmas Party;

The Parents Association will run their annual Christmas Party as follows:

One Christmas Party for all classes will be held on Thursday 17th December in the New Parish Hall, from 7 – 8.30pm. The cost of the party is €5 per child, which will be payable on the door. Children are encouraged to wear something festive such as a Santa hat or tinsel. Children are asked not to bring extra money as they will be given sweets and not to bring coats as there is little space and they will be indoors for the duration of the party. Parents are more than welcome to attend. Parents Association members will supervise children.


Christmas Carol Service;

On Monday 21st December, we will hold a short Christmas Carol Service, at 7.30pm in Slieverue Church. All classes will participate. Parents are most welcome to attend. Please bear in mind that space in the Church is limited, when asking others along.


Christmas Holidays;

School will close for Christmas holidays on Tuesday 22nd December at 12pm. School reopens on Wednesday 6th January at 9am.


Christmas Cards;

With Christmas approaching, please remember that Christmas cards, along with presents and invitations, are not allowed in school. It is unfair for any child to be in a situation whereby they may receive less cards than other children.


Shoebox appeal;

Once again the Team Hope Shoebox Appeal, was a great success. Many thanks to those who prepared boxes. Over 100 boxes were collected from the school.


September Money;

Thank you to those parents who have paid. A few parents still have not paid. They are now asked to do so at their earliest possible convenience. This money is needed to ensure the supply of books, photocopying, Art supplies and insurance.


Track Suit Bottoms;

If anybody has old track suit bottoms to spare which are in good condition, please send them in, as occasionally the odd spare pair is needed in school.


Welcome Back to School!

Posted on September 28, 2015 at 5:55 PM

Welcome back all of our pupils and staff from their summer holidays; in particular our 31 new pupils and their families – In Junior Infants; Rebecca Aldridge, Sami Alich, Thomas Butler, Jessica Byrne, Jack Cleary, Amy Connolly, Labhaoise Coughlan, Ryan Crowe, Oisin Cuddy, Ruth Ennis-Young, Evie Feicks, Ellie Fitzpatrick, Alfie Griffin, Faolán Hoolmaa O'Conghaile, Adrian Kuczawski, Jack McGrath, Sean McLaughlin, Dylan Murphy, Harry O'Brien, Katelyn O'Mahony, John O'Neill-Doherty, Cara Phelan, Jamie Rochford, Ellie Skelton, Amelia Stapleton, Conor Torpey, Erin Walsh, Graham Walsh, Jenna Walsh and Ruairi Wilson, and in 1st Class; Dylan Cummins. We hope that they and everybody else will be very happy here and that it will be a pleasant and fruitful year for all concerned.

September Money Now Due:

Many thanks to parents who have already sent in the September book money. Receipts will be issued in due course. This money is now due and payment can be made to class teachers. Please return the money in a sealed envelope with child’s/children’s names on the front of the envelope. The fee covers items such as school books, arts and crafts, photocopying, and 24 hour insurance. These details are on your child’s booklist.

Accurate phone numbers:

It is vital that, at all times, we have accurate and up to date phone numbers in case we need to contact parents for any reason. This is also important for sending text messages.

Pupil Safety:

Please follow the rules of the road while dropping off and collecting children at school. Please observe all road markings and no parking areas.

Rented school books:

A number of rented books were not handed back to class teachers in June. As we have to replace those books, it would be appreciated if parents would make sure that there are no school rented books or library books at home. These books will have the school stamp on them.

Birthday Invitations/presents:

Children are very disappointed if they are not included when invitations are being circulated in school. Therefore we ask that all invitations/gifts are given outside of school.

Healthy Lunches:

In line with our Healthy Eating Policy, please encourage and remind children of the importance of eating healthy food, and bear this in mind when preparing lunches. Please remember to always supply healthy lunches; an appropriate amount that a child can finish. A small snack is sufficient for 11am break; something that a child can easily handle. A sandwich or a small piece of fruit is adequate. A small treat is allowed on Fridays.

School Uniform:

It is lovely to see everyone back in pristine school uniforms. I hope to see all pupils follow the dress code throughout the school. Each pupil is expected to wear the school tracksuit on designated PE days. Full school uniform, including school tie, should be worn on all other days. Thank you for your co-operation in this regard and please continue to encourage children to wear our full school uniform. Please ensure all personal belongings are clearly labelled with names or initials.


All pupils must be at school every day except when they are sick. With the winter season approaching, please do not send your child/children to school, if they are not 100% fit for learning. Please ensure that children have a supply of tissues and are aware of the importance of handwashing as good hygiene, and to help combat the spread of germs.

We are obliged, at the request of the National Educational Welfare Board, to collect, in a note, not only the date of any absence, but also the reason.

School Mass:

The annual start of year school mass will took place on Wednesday 16th September, at 9.30am, in the Church of the Assumption, for school pupils.

Hospice Fundraising:

Once again, Ms. Deevy’s 6th class organised a very successful “Juice and Buns” morning, which took place on Friday 18th September. All proceeds from this fundraising event went to Waterford Hospice.