Thursday Letter 16.03.23


Dear Parents,

Lá Glas

We celebrated 'Lá Glas' today to prepare for St. Patrick’s Day. It was great to see so many boys wearing green to school. We had green jerseys, green t-shirts, green jumpers, green hats and green socks.

Irish Céilí for third class boys

We had our own private Riverdance in school today. Ms. Clarke’s third class boys were delighted to welcome two third classes from the Scoil Mhuire GNS today for an Irish céilí. Ms. Donovan’s third class boys received a friendly welcome when they visited the Girls’ School. Thanks to Ms. Clarke and Ms. Donovan for teaching the boys the steps to ‘Bailí Luimní’.

Infant Parade

Well done to our Junior and Senior Infant classes who had their St. Patrick's Day Parade today on the Junior Yard. Thanks to Ms. Brennan, Ms. Friel, Ms. Ward, Ms. Killane, Ms. Maguire, Sarah Healy, Marian Hennessy, Diane Norris and Alice Norris for helping the boys to make all their flags and hats. Please check out our school Facebook page for the latest videos and photos.

Cake Sale and Big Easter Raffle Fundraiser – 30th March

The Parents’ Association (PA) will be running the annual cake sale on Thursday 30th March. You can find more information on the School website and/or Facebook page.

A raffle is a big part of this fundraiser and there is always great excitement among the boys when it comes to the possibility of winning a prize. The PA would be very grateful if parents or businesses would donate prizes for this raffle, especially any prizes suitable for the boys themselves. The PA would like to thank you for your ongoing support and generosity.

Relationship and Sexuality Education (RSE) presentation by ACCORD to fifth & sixth class boys & parents

ACCORD will offer an information night to parents from fifth and sixth class on RSE on Wednesday 22nd March at 7pm on Microsoft Teams. The login details will be sent to parents the day before (21st March). They will visit the fifth and sixth class boys on Wednesday 29th March. Consent forms for this presentation will be sent to parents before the 29th March.

World Down Syndrome Day – ‘Lots of Socks’ – 21st March

World Down Syndrome Day takes place on Tuesday 21st March and we are encouraging the boys to wear different socks to raise awareness about Down Syndrome. Please check out for more information.

Scoot to School Week – 27th to 31st March

Our Green Schools Committee plan to participate in ‘Scoot to School Week’ which will take place from the 27th to 31st March. We will have more information on this next week.

Seachtain na Gaeilge

Ba mhaith linn rudaí éagsúla a dhéanamh le haghaidh na coicís ar scoil. Béimid ag roghnú ‘Gaeilgeóir na Seachtaine’ ó gach rang agus beidh duais bheag agus teastas againn dóibh ar an Déardaoin. Tá na buachaillí go léir ag déanamh an-iarracht a bheith ag caint as Gaeilge i rith an lae ar fud na scoile. Tá roinnt rang ag imirt cluichí i gcorpoideachas trí mheán na Gaeilge. Leanaigí ar aghaidh leis an sár-iarracht.

Table Tennis League

There were a number of matches played over the past week. Our Division 1 team had a great league win over Ballyroan before losing out to a great St Ronan’s team in the cup. It was also a highlight welcoming past-pupil Rory O’Connell alongside his Castleknock College team. They proved too strong for our Team III.

Dates for the Diary

Friday 17th March: School closed for St. Patrick’s Day.

Wednesday 22nd March: Information night for fifth & sixth class parents on RSE on Microsoft Teams at 7pm.

Friday 24th March: Exceptional School Closure for whole school inservice on new special class.

Thursday 30th March: Cake Sale and Easter Raffle.

Friday 31st March: School will close at 11.40am for Infants for the Easter holidays.

School will close at 11.45am for all other classes.

Le dea-ghuí,

Dara Burke, Principal.

Chapel Hill, Lucan, Co. Dublin, K78YD27
01 628 1857
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