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8 Jun 2019

Book Lists 2019-2020

Posted by James Mernin.

The Book Lists for the 2019-2020 school year (for Junior Infants to 6th class) are now available here.

20 Apr 2019

A Ten-Year Thank You

Posted by James Mernin.

I am delighted to note that, exactly 10 years ago today (on Monday, 20 April 2009), this website was formally launched.

Our school community has seen a huge amount of (positive) change in that short decade but the one thing that has not changed is the school’s unwavering commitment to our children’s education, delivered with a healthy blend of fun along the way!

It’s also worth revisiting the original goals of the website, as set out at the time, which were to:

  • Serve as a valuable online resource for those connected with the school, providing useful information to pupils, parents and staff alike;
  • Provide a more effective means of communicating school issues to parents and to the wider school community;
  • Promote the campaign for a Permanent School Building which had been on-going for over 24 years;
  • Increase the profile of the school both locally and nationwide;

Not only has the website delivered on all 4 of the original goals, but one of them is no longer required at all (to our great relief), and so we can now look forward to focusing our efforts on delivering the other three instead.

Thank you for being a part of this journey and a part of the school’s history for several decades to come!

13 Apr 2019

FAI Soccer County Champions

Posted by James Mernin.

Comhghairdeachas do fhoireann shacair na scoile a bhuaigh craobh comórtas sacair Roinn B FAI na scoileanna i bPort Láirge. Rachaidh siad ar aghaidh go comórtas na Mumhan a bheidh ar siúl i Luimneach an mhí seo chugainn. Congratulations to our boys soccer team who won the Section B FAI Waterford schools final recently. They will now represent Waterford in the Munster championship blitz to be held in Limerick next month.

13 Apr 2019

Book Rental Costs for 2019/20

Posted by James Mernin.

The Board of Management has raised the cost of the book rental fees again this year to cover the cost of school books, photocopying, art and crafts. 
Despite raising the fees last year there was still a shortfall. In consultation with the Parents Association the Board of Management will this year raise the cost of book rental as per the revised schedule:

  • First Child: €140

  • Two Children: €270 (€140 + €130)

  • Three Children: €390 (€140 + €130 + €120)

Those parents who wish to purchase their own books separate to the scheme should inform the office but will still have to pay costs associated with reading resources, art, craft and photocopying of €50.

All payments can be made in instalments to the school office.

3 Apr 2019

Rang 6 reach an All-Ireland Final

Posted by James Mernin.

Congratulations to Sixth class and Múinteoir Ben who have won through to the final of the All-Ireland school’s drama competition in Mullingar on April the 8th next. Their play “Síofrógacht” was first performed at the school christmas concerts but since then they have travelled to Carlow, Ring and Fermoy with it.
Great acting and drumming have won them plaudits and prizes. Our picture shows Josh, a sixth class pupil, accepting a prize for best actor at the competition held in Ring recently. Best of luck in Mullingar!

29 Mar 2019

Newsletter, March 2019

Posted by James Mernin.

The latest school newsletter (March 2019) is now available on the Newsletters page.

20 Feb 2019

Newsletter, February 2019

Posted by James Mernin.

The latest school newsletter (February 2019) is now available on the Newsletters page.

24 Jan 2019

Newsletter, January 2019

Posted by James Mernin.

The latest school newsletters (January 2019) is now available on the Newsletters page.

17 Dec 2018

Newsletter, December 2018

Posted by James Mernin.

The latest school newsletters (December 2018) is now available on the Newsletters page.

30 Nov 2018

Team Hope, “Make a Wish” and St. Vincent de Paul

Posted by James Mernin.

Sixth class have been busy gathering money for three charities. “We asked everyone to bring in shoe boxes with nice things like sweets and toys in them. The boxes have been sent on to places like Rumania and Africa”, says Aimí from Rang 6. We also had a cake and book sale last month and raised money for “Make a Wish” and the St. Vincent de Paul.

Thanks to all who donated.