Information Sheet 2: March 15
Dates to Remember:
March 26th: Feis Ceoil
March 27th: Easter Holidays School closes for pupils 12 noon
April 13th: Summer Term begins.
My apologies for not putting the closing time for Friday on the last information sheet.
Our raffle raised over €5000. Thank you for your generous contributions and particularly for the prizes sent in. 48 prizes in all were raffled. Thanks to Mr Nolan for organising this fundraiser.
Gairdín na Scoile
With the advent of Spring, sowing and planting have begun in the garden.
The Sensory garden beside the vegetable garden, has been greatly enhanced by the addition of a willow fence, tepee and den. 5th class students and pupils from Ms McMahon and Ms Corcoran’s classes have been working there over the last two days under the guidance of Catriona White. They have done a lovely job and we look forward to seeing the willow blossom and thicken. Please feel free to call around to the Junior/Middle yard area behind Ms O’Brien’s Class, to see this.
The book fair raised €1000 book credit in Khans for the school. We are extremely grateful to all those who purchased books and helped to raise this amount of commission for us.
We had a very exciting school Spelling Bee final. 39 pupils had qualified from 5th and 6th class with a score of 34 / 35 out of 35. After several rounds, Eoghan O’Neill from Mr Crowley’s 5th class emerged as champion, with Hanaa Yousof in 2nd place and Jack Connolly Dalton and Maeve Conroy in joint 3rd. Eoghan will now represent the school in the county final in Bunscoil McAuley Rice, Callan on Thursday 16th April.
Kilkenny Music Festival
Many of our pupils competed in the solo and group competitions with several prize winners amongst them. The full list of prize winners will be added to the website as soon as it is sent to us. Congratulations to our 1st class choir who won The Little Larks competition under Ms O’Leary, our 4th class choir under Ms Flynn who won their competition also and finally the Senior Choir under Mr Nolan who won the Soroptomist Shield.
Best of luck to our Junior and Senior orchestras in the Feis Ceoil tomorrow.
Hurling and camogie training and leagues are in full swing in the field at the moment.
The boys have begun their Roinn A league campaign with a win over Thomastown as have the girls’ B panel who beat presentation yesterday and drew with Lisdowney today. Our camogie C panel also had a good win over Presentation. Matches resume after Easter.
Congratulations to the Boys’ and Girls’ 7 a side football panels who both won their county finals blitz last Friday with three victories each out of three matches.
One of our 1st class pupils is back in school after being hit by a car outside the school last Friday week. He injured his foot but fortunately there was no breakage. It is a timely reminder to us all-staff, pupils and parents that we can never be too careful at drop off and collection time.
This month’s charity collection is for Ms McCormack’s teaching trip to Africa this summer. Ms Mc Cormack has organised an Easter egg raffle for all who contribute.
After much arranging and rearranging, the date for the Summer Fete has been set for Sunday May 31st. A separate sheet was sent out in school bags today about this.
Best wishes to all of you for a Happy and restful Easter.