Wednesday Newsletter May 22nd 2019



 Dear Parents/Guardians,

The school has been very quiet these days as the children have been busily completing their various standardised tests. There is nothing to worry about regarding these tests, they are simply helpful educational assessment tools.

Congratulations to the boys and girls of Second Class, who made their First Holy Communion last Saturday in St Mochonóg’s Church. Their respectful manners and the way in which each of them said their prayers and sang their songs was remarked upon by all who were there. The boys looked very handsome in their suits and the girls were very pretty in their flowing communion dresses. The church was decorated in a most colourful fashion with stained glass type pictures featuring the photographs of the children festooning the interior walls. Well done to Ms O’Gorman for all her hard work in preparing her class for this wonderful ceremony. Thanks to Ms Ann Marie Bourke for her melodious organ accompaniment and to the boys and girls from 5th Class who sang so sonorously in the choir. Thanks also to Fr Dan for making the whole ceremony so memorable. Imagine, this was his very first First Holy Communion in Kilmacanogue! The wonderful Parents’ Association did a great job in organising the party for the children and their parents after the Communion Ceremony in the school hall. The school looked fabulous inside and out! There was a lot of fun and laughter as well as lots of goodies!! Thank you EVERYBODY!

The school tours will be starting for some classes next when with Ms Denvir’s 1st Class will be heading to Kippure Adventure Centre on Tuesday May 28th. It will be an early start, departing from the school at 8:30am. All tour money for 1st Class MUST be in by tomorrow Thursday May 23rd. The tours for the rest of the classes will be starting the following week after the June Bank Holiday weekend.

Alas and alack!! The nits seem to really like visiting our school!! Please do the necessary by shampooing your child’s hair with the appropriate shampoo and checking regularly that these cheeky critters are eradicated!

The 10 week WhizzKids Computer Course finished today and I have heard great feedback from the children and parents about this very worthwhile course. Well done to all involved.

Remember that the school will be closed:

Friday    May 24th European Elections;

Monday May 27th Staff Planning Day based on the New Language Curriculum.

Friday    May 31st  and Monday 3rd June Bank Holiday

And now for Miss Murray’s joke.

What musical instrument is found in the bathroom?……A tuba a toothpaste!       

Niamh Murray (Principal)