School Newsletter 29/06/2022
I would like to thank the BOM, staff and parents for their consistent support and hard work over the last school year as we transitioned from strict covid regulations to easing of restrictions. It has been a wonderful year as lots of our usual activities returned after
a two -year break. We look forward to more of these activities returning next school year.
Thank you to all those who made a voluntary contribution to the school this year. The BOM really appreciates your generous contributions and they are invaluable in ensuring that the school environment is well maintained, warm, welcoming and conducive to learning. We thank you for your continued support with these.
School Resource Money:
All parents have been sent the e-payment link for the 2022-2023 school resource money. Thank you to those who have paid this already. The e-payment link will remain active until the end of August. Any pupils who still have books they wish to sell back to the school for the rental scheme can still bring them in tomorrow.
Sports Day was held on June 7th this year. It was the first time in 3 years that we had a whole school sports day for all. Each class visited the different sports activity stations and used the running track also. It was lovely to see all the pupils active and enjoying themselves outdoors. This was a great occasion for the whole school.
Student Council and Intercultural Day:
The student council has been a positive influence on the school this year since its inception, allowing the voice of pupils to be heard. The council came up with the idea of an intercultural day for June 24th where pupils celebrated the different cultures and traditions in the school. This was a wonderful collaboration between pupils, staff and parents. Pupils visited all the different country displays in the school hall which were set up by pupils and organized by the student council and Ms. O’ Malley. Parents dropped in food for the various tables also. The classes really enjoyed learning about all the different cultures and tasting the food from each country display. It was a very successful first initiative for the student council. We look forward to more wonderful initiatives with the student council next year.
Scoil Mhuire is delighted to have been accepted to take part in the creative school’s project. The creative associate assigned to the school has met with Ms. Kelly, pupils and all the staff. She has also given a questionnaire to parents. She will now analyse the
findings from all three sources and help the school devise a creative plan in the autumn. The project hopes to stimulate and harness the creativity that is present in all pupils. Funding has been granted to the school to support initiatives carried out as part of the creative school’s project. This will be drawn down next school year.
School Self-Evaluation in Literacy:
All parents received a copy of the school improvement plan for literacy earlier this term. As the plan outlined we will continue to focus as a school on the area of comprehension in reading. We ask you to support the plan by encouraging your child to read and discuss with them about what they have read. We also encourage parents to allow their child to be a member of their local library to aid their independent reading. The summer stars programme in your local library is a nice fun way of keeping up reading over the summer with your child and allowing them to chose their own reading material.
6th class graduation:
The 6th class and Ms. Clifford organised a lovely graduation ceremony on Monday, 28th June in the school hall. This was attended by parents for the first time since 2019. The pupils entertained with their speeches, song and ballroom dancing. Photos from over the years were shared with all in attendance including teachers past and present. Cerificates and pens were presented by Sr. Brigid from Mount Sackville convent and Fr. O’ Connor gave the class blessing. This was a wonderful occasion for all.
Parent’s Association 2nd hand uniform sale:
The parent’s association have asked me to remind you that they will be having a second-hand uniform sale on July 2nd form 10a.m.-12p.m. in the school hall. Parents may hand in any clean, good quality uniforms and tracksuits to the school for the sale by the 30th June. The parent’s association have asked for a small donation for anyone purchasing the second- hand uniforms. I would like to thank the parent’s association for all their help and support over the past year.
Scoil Mhuire will close at 12:30p.m. on Thursday, 30th June. To avoid congestion junior and senior infants will be on their line for collection at 12:15p.m. 1st-6th class will be on their lines for collection at 12:30p.m. The school will re-open again on Wednesday, 31st August.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a wonderful summer. I look forward to working with you all again in the next school year.
Is mise le meas,
Úna O’ Kelly