Spring Term Newsletter 2018
The children are involved in lots of activities. The middle and senior rooms took part in swimming, soccer and spikeball. We made soup at harvest time and enjoyed dressing up day. Finally everyone performed brilliantly in the Christmas Concert.
School Opening Time
School opens at 9.05am. Children are supervised from 8.55am. There is NO supervision before this time. Lessons commence at 9.25am Please ensure you arrive before 9.25 as homework and corrections etc are addressed at this time. Late entry disrupts your child’s day. Junior and Senior Infant collection is at 1.45pm and 2.45pm for the remaining classes. Please collect infants promptly at 1.45pm. This ensures first class have their teacher to themselves for the last hour of the day.
Friendship Week takes place from 5th -14th February. All the children will take part in Anti-Bullying Workshops .We want to discuss and learn about how to be a good friend. We want to teach the children about respect, tolerance and resilience. We have all sorts of activities planned; secret friend, break-time activities, running group and whole school board games session on Wednesday 14th followed by our annual Friendship Feast. Please bring a suitable board game and a contribution to the feast (please only Middle Room bring contribution- otherwise we have too much to eat!) but no crisps or fizzy drinks please.
Seachtain na Gaeilge
Please keep 1pm Thursday 15th March free as we will have an afternoon of Irish dancing and music with Bernadine and Des. All classes will perform dancing, drama poetry or music as Gaeilge.
Mid-term 15th and 16th
School closed 19th
St Patricks Day
school closes Fri 23rd
at 12.30 and reopens
Mon 9th April
Public Holiday Mon 7th
Mid-term Fri 1st and
school closes Tue 26th
June at 12.30
School Website and Facebook Page
Do check out the school website and Facebook as it is regularly updated and school activities are displayed there. www.holytrinityns.com
Stained Glass Project
The whole school is currently involved in a stained glass art project. This is lead by local artist Gabrielle Bishop and sponsored by the National Heritage Council. The children are creating stained glass panels inspired by the stained glass windows in Holy Trinity Church. We hope to have our finished stained glass panels displayed in the stairwell.
Cycle Safety Training Course
Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Classes will be taking part in a Cycle Safety Training Course starting on Monday 12th February. The course will take place each Monday for 4 weeks. Please bring your bike and helmet. This will cost €8 per child. It will be possible to pay this amount online. You will be sent a link by text. Please complete attached form.
There are number of old, rusty bikes left in the bike rack in Val’s garden. If you own any of these could you please collect them before this Friday 9th Feb, after which we intend to give them to Noeline Haylett to be repaired and sent to Africa.
Board of Management
We welcome new board member Cuala McGann as local representative.
Our new school site at the old Scoil Phadraig is currently being transferred from the Sisters of Mercy to the Dept Of Education. We are working closely with the Dept of Education to ensure that this process is moving and that our new school can be built as soon as possible. Our children deserve the best facilities.
The board has recently updated and ratified the Code of Behaviour. As we update new policies they will be made available to you for your ideas and suggestions.
This year we offer preparation for First Confession and Holy Communion. This will take place after school, more details to follow. Church of Ireland Confirmation will also take place. Please contact Rev Val if you are interested in Confirmation.
Dates for your diary- Sat 14th April School Bucket Collection in Westport. Sat 28th April Spring Fair
And Finally......Spring Clean!
Please check and clean out your child`s schoolbag. Also please ensure your children have everything they need for school, eg pencils, rubber, sharpener, ruler, tin whistle( 1st to 6th ) etc. Class is delayed if time is spent borrowing pencils etc