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19 Nov 2015

Website migration in progress

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The school website is in the progress of being migrated to a newer system. Please accept our apologies for any visual inconsistencies or issues you experience during this process.

6 Nov 2015

School Calendar Updates

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A number of minor amendments have been made to the School Calendar as follows:

  1. Added new Confirmation date.
  2. Adde Communion date .
  3. Updated the date of the Book Sale (moved from December to October to be on the same day as the Cake Sale).
  4. Added a Back to School date for September 2016 after several requests for this information.

You may need to Refresh your web browser to view the updated calendar.

23 Oct 2015

Sod Turned by School Founders

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At a ceremony held on the school’s building site last Monday the 19th of October, Deirdre Madden, cofounder of the school with the late Risteard Ó Murchú, turned a ceremonial sod. Also present was Emear Ó Muchú, Risteard’s son, and representatives of both families.

Turning of the Sod 2015

Many local politicians were present including Senator David Cullinane, Sinn Féin, Paudie Coffey TD and Minister of State, Ciara Conway Labour TD. Among local councillors were Lola Ó Sullivan, Fine Gael, Jim Griffin, Sinn Féin, and Joe Conway, Independent. Acknowledgements and letters of support and congratulation were received from John Deasy TD and John Halligan TD.

All present welcomed the building’s progress and praised the Design Team and S & K Carey Builders for the speed of the construction to date.

25 Aug 2015

Back to School

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Gaelscoil Philib Barún reopens this Friday the 28th of August at 9:00 for pupils. Junior Infants will have a shortened day and can be collected at 12:00 midday. Senior infants will finish ay 1:40 and all other classes at the usual time of 2:40. Naionra Philib Barún will reopen on Monday 31st August.

We ask that as many pupils as possible walk to school to reduce traffic in the morning. If you have to drop your child please do not delay. Leave the limited parking facilities for parents dropping pupils off for the first time.

25 Aug 2015

School Classes and Teachers 2015/16

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  • Naíonain Bheaga – Múinteoir Rebecca
  • Naionáin Mhóra – Múinteoir Caitríona / Muinteoir Cathy (Jobsharing)
  • Rang 1: Múinteoir Caren
  • Rang 2: Múinteoir Orna
  • Rang 3: Múinteoir Clíodhna; (Muinteoir Méadhbh is on maternity leave)
  • Rang 4: Múinteoir Orla
  • Rang 5: Muinteoir Áine
  • Rang 6: Múinteoir Ben
  • Learning Support and Resource Teaching: Múinteoir Ailín and Múinteoir Caitlín.

25 Aug 2015

Building Update

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S & K Carey Ltd. have been appointed to build the new school. Building work will be ongoing during the next year on the school field. The site is being safely secured initially and construction is to commence immediately. All health and safety regulations will be adhered to during the build this will include management of deliveries and construction traffic to ensure that there will be no disruption to the working of the school.

4 Aug 2015

Book Lists 2015-2016

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The Book Lists for the 2015-2016 school year (for Junior Infants – 6th class) are now available here.

8 Jun 2015

Food and Wine Evening Sponsors Welcome

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The Parent’s Association welcome sponsorship for the upcoming Food & Wine Tasting Evening from any interested local businesses or other interested parties. This popular event, now in it’s third year, will take place from 7:30pm to 9:30pm on Friday, 19 June 2015 at the beautiful Tramore Coastguard Station.

This sponsorship can either be the donation of a raffle prize, the purchase of bulk tickets or by hosting a table at the evening itself (in the case of a food or beverage-related business). Past sponsors include local supermarkets, butchers, confectioners, fruit juicers, coffee merchants, pubs, restaurants, and vintners etc.

So if you have a local (food or beverage) business that you would like to promote and feel it might enrich the experience of the attendees at the event, please let us now (see below).

There is no charge for hosting a table at the event. All that we ask is that you provide some complimentarily samples of your products.

If would be interested in sponsoring this event, please add a comment below with your contact details and a member of the Parent’s Association will be be in contact. Your comments (or contact details) will not be posted on this website and will be disclosed outside the association committee.

8 Jun 2015

Teachers Gifts Update

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Ná dearmadaigí go bhfuil Coiste na dTuistí ag eagrú béile ar leith do fhoireann uile na scoile mar chomhartha buíochas ó thuistí i gcoitinne agus de bharr san ní gá féiríní breise a cheannach d’oidí do pháistí.

Please remember that, as a measure of appreciation from all parents, the Parents Association will be organising a complimentary staff meal out for all the teachers and support staff at the end of the school year. Additional gifts for the teachers and staff are therefore not necessary.

8 Jun 2015

Food and Wine Evening

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The annual Food & Wine Tasting evening in aid of the Parent’s Association is fast approaching.

  • Where: Coast Guard Station, Tramore
  • When: Friday, 19th June 2015 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
  • Cost: €10 per person

The €10 entry includes all drinks (e.g. wine, beer, cider and non-alcoholic) and a selection savoury and sweet foods. Your ticket is also your free entry to the raffle. Art work from the children will be on display as will plans for the new school and a selection of photo’s from events through the year will be projected onto the wall.

So basically dinner, drinks and a good night out in a great local venue – all for €10 and for a great cause too! This event is the major fundraiser for the Parent’s Association and funds raised in the past have contributed to the cost of new basketball hoops, flags, sounds system for the Christmas concerts etc. Although the new school has now finally been given the green light it is anticipated that a certain amount of additional items will be needed hence why fund raising is still so important.

Tickets are available from Claire Ogilvie (Brennan) in the mornings and at the 1.40pm pick up time (look out for a high-vis vest in the playground or ph 089 221 9325) and Mary Maguire (087 6570107) at the 2.40pm pick up time.

Clare Ogilivie
Chairperson, Parent’s Association