School Newsletter March/April 2023


General Information:
Marion Fuller, SNA, will be retiring at the end of April. Marion has worked with children in all classes throughout the school over the last 10 years and will be greatly missed by staff and students alike. We wish Marion all the
very best in the future and look forward to receiving the odd postcard from her travels!

Congratulations to Ms. Deirdre Byrne, 6th class teacher, on her appointment to the role of Principal in Ballycullane NS. Deirdre will take up her new post after the Easter holidays and we wish her all the very best in her future

Interschool Competitions/Sport:

Our camogie Mini 7’s season began on Monday the 27th of February. Our girls had a fantastic start to the season and had two successful wins over Clonroche and Ballindaggin. They are through to the next round of Mini 7’s which will be held in Rathnure on the 27th of March.
We have had an equally victorious start to our Rackard League campaign this year. The girls had a triumphant win over Horeswood on the 8th of March, at home. The following week they headed to Cushinstown where they got their second win of the season. They won their final match against Tintern Abbey in very difficult, windyconditions. Go n-éirí an t-ádh libh cailíní.

The boys played their first round of Mini 7’s matches in Ballindaggin on Tuesday 28th March, winning both their games against Ballindaggin and Bunclody. They are looking forward to Round 2 of the Mini 7’s which will be
played in Ferns on Tuesday 28th March at 12.45pm against Donard and Ferns.
They played their first Rackard League match in Rathnure on Thursday 9th March against Ferns and they had a great win on a very wet and windy day. Unfortunately, they were beaten in their second game by a goal by
Bunclody. Their next game will be against Cushinstown on Friday 24th March at 1.30pm in Cushinstown GAA grounds. Wishing the boys, the best of luck in their next Rackard League match and Round 2 of the Mini 7’s.

School Committees:

Green Schools-Well done to Zara Quigley in 5th class who was the winner of the Green Schools slogan and poster competition.
Our slogan is “The Earth is our home and we’re not alone, so work as a team to keep the Earth clean!”
The Green Schools committee were delighted to welcome Cliona Connolly from Wexford County Council to school last week to chat to us about the work we have been doing on our theme of Global Citizenship Litter and
Waste. She was very impressed with the work that is going on so well done to all.

Student Council- This month we held our Student Council elections. Well done to everyone who put themselves forward for the positions. The teachers were blown away with the presentations made by all the hopeful
candidates and are certain that each of them are destined for great things! Congratulations to the successful candidates: Kate O’ Neill, Una Doolan, Kaitlyn Foley, Molly Barron, Ella Codd, Shannon Martin Moore, Saoirse
Doolan and Erin Morrissey. We look forward to working closely with our entire school community to make our school the best place that it can be!

Curriculum Information:

World Book Day-
We had great fun celebrating World Book Day and dressing up as our favourite book characters! Throughout the week, pupils took part in the “BookFace Challenge”, Drop Everything And Read
Initiative along with using potatoes, kindly sponsored by Sean Ryan, to make potato characters. Every class took part in a workshop with local historian/story teller, Michael Fortune to finish off the week.

Wellbeing-Upon discussion with the Wellbeing Committee, it was decided that Mindfulness Monday would become an in-class activity. It was also decided that we would follow the 5 Ways to Wellbeing Framework. The theme for March and April is ‘Take Notice’. With this in mind, we began March by doing some Qi Gong and took notice of how the movement made our bodies feel. We will be going on a mindful walk for our next Mindfulness Monday and taking notice of the sights and sounds of
Gaeilge-We had day filled with “spórt agus spraoi” for Lá Glas on Wednesday 15th March. We had great fun singing, dancing and having fun together and it was lovely to see the effort that everyone made to dress in
green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day and our Irish language. Maith sibh gach duine!

Parents Association:

Clothes Collection Fundraiser- The PA are organising a clothes collection that will take place on Wednesday 26th April. We would greatly appreciate your support. Please drop bags of clean, used clothing at the front gate of the school before 9:30am on that day. A reminder to use strong bags please.

Dates for your diary:
Easter Holidays– School closes on Friday 31st March at 12pm. Reopens on Monday 17th April.
Clothes Collection Fundraiser- Wednesday 26th April
First Holy Communion-Saturday 13th May 2023

Junior InfantsEimear O’
Senior InfantsMrs. Lisa
First ClassMs. Hazel
Second ClassMs. Susan
Third ClassMs. Michelle
Fourth ClassMs. Leanne
Fifth ClassMs. Róisín
Sixth ClassMrs. Deirdre
SENMs. Sinéad
SENMs. Úna
SENMr. Michael 
PrincipalMrs. Alice
SecretaryMs. Clodagh