Thursday Letter 18.05.23


Dear Parents,

Request for resources for Aistear (play-based lessons) for the Infant classes

Many thanks to the parents who donated toys suitable for Aistear last week. We are still looking for the following items: toy kitchens, cash registers, old phones, dolls, doll's houses, doctors' sets, dentist sets, children's aprons, children's tents, small chalkboards or whiteboards on easels and assorted vehicles. If you have any of the above listed items in very good condition we would be very grateful if you could drop them to the school in the next week.

Donation of plants to our Oasis class

Thanks to Robert Norris who donated a number of plants to our special class recently. The plants were carefully selected to meet the sensory needs for the boys in the class. Some plants are soft to touch and other plants have a unique fragrance. Robert is one of the directors of the ACRE project charity in the Salesian College Celbridge where they have a beautiful sensory garden for children with special needs.


Three of our Junior hurling teams played games on Tuesday. The Junior A team put up a good fight against St. Joseph’s Terenure. The Junior B team beat Hollypark BNS while the Junior D team played against Pius X. Best of luck to our senior A team who play St. Mary’s Rathfarnham in the semi-final in Ballyboden today. Thanks to Mr. Clandillon, Mr. Keegan, Ms. Ryan, Mr. Walsh and Mr. O’Brien for all their help with our hurling teams.

Johnny Donovan and Eoin Gleeson

Johnny Donovan and Eoin Gleeson have been selected to represent a Dublin schools team to play against Kilkenny at half-time in Nolan Park where the Dubs play Kilkenny in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship on Saturday. This is a great honour for the boys and we wish them the best of luck.


Well done to all boys in fifth class who travelled to the cricket blitz at Marlay Park organised by Cricket Leinster yesterday. Some wonderful batting and bowling was on display! Thank you to Ms. Hennessy and Ms. Dempsey who accompanied the team. The boys who took part were Daniel Abbott, Sarmad Ahmed, Raju Battu, Kangshen He, Thomas Neerakkal, Seljuque Syed, Hadi Tahir, Jude Fatogun, James Jose, Tom Leonard, Zi Bin Liew, Gerard Martin, Finn O'Sullivan, Steven Petrisor, Austin Radford, Finn Crawford, Conor Crowley, Benjamin Dufus, Odhran Keegan, George Biju, Max Preston, Simon Sunday, Awab Syed and Ion Turcan.

National Parents Council (NPC): Transition from Pre-school to Primary School

The NPC will run online sessions from the 22nd – 26th May on the transition of your child from Pre-school to Primary School. This may help to support your child. These free webinars will be interactive allowing parents to participate. Therefore, the number of places will be limited. Please go to if you would like to register.

School will be closed tomorrow for staff inservice.

Lucan Sarsfields Summer Camps

The following Lucan Sarsfields summer camps are open to children in their last year of playschool and to all primary school children, including those just finishing sixth class (4-12 years approximately) from 10am to 2pm. Please click on the following link if you would like to book a place or if you need more information:

10th – 14th July: Club Hurling and Camogie Camp

24th – 28th July: Campa Samhraidh

7th – 11th August: Club Football and Ladies Football Camp

14th – 18th August: Huurling and Camogie Camp

Keyboard classes in September

Our Keyboard classes will continue in September. For more information please email Krisha McPhillips at

School closed tomorrow for Inservice

There will be no school tomorrow for the boys as there will be inservice in the school for all members of staff.

Dates for the Diary:

Friday 19th May: Full day closure for Inservice

Saturday 27th May: First Holy Communion in St. Mary’s Church at 11am.

Friday 2nd June & Monday 5th June: School closed for Bank Holiday weekend

Le dea-ghuí,

Dara Burke, Principal.

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