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30 August 2016

School re-opens Wednesday 31st August at 8.30am.

Welcome back to school everyone on Wed 31st of August at 8.30am. Please line up in yard as per last year and wait for your teacher. Enjoy the last 2 days of holidays.

For new Junior Infants, Please line up with your child in the yard with the playhouse. Tom and Louise will meet you in this yard and escort you to the classroom. The Parent’s Association will host a coffee morning in the hall on the 31st for all new parents.

18 July 2016

New Teachers

We would like to introduce parents to the three new teachers starting with us on 31st of August 2016.
Tom O’Donoghue – Junior Infants
Eleanor Foley – Second/Third Class
Laoise Gormley – Second Class

29 June 2016

Virtual Cycle

The school raised over 8,500 euro. We had wonderful fun. Sylvia’s class raised the most and won a trip to storm in a tea cup. Thanks to everyone who took part.

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29 June 2016

Senior infants school tour

Senior infants went to Skerries Community Centre and had a great day on the bouncy castles and zorbing.

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29 June 2016

Out and about with Jean’s 1st Class

Budding archaeologists from first class set off for Loughshinny in May to be close to the Roman settlement site discovered in nearby Drumanagh in recent years.  Peter O’Neill, poet and author, and father of Rebecca in first class,  worked with me to introduce the children to some of the ways of the Romans in the first century.   This project work included learning about the origins of the Roman Empire, schooldays, toys, games, food, clothes, roman numerals, roman pottery and even a little latin.   After a fortnight of classroom learning the children took part in a treasure hunt on Loughshinny beach, marched like legionnaires and some even attempted to play knucklebones (nowadays called Jacks).  The trip to Loughshinny included a visit to the boathouse.  Here, the children discovered an amazing monster made from recycled GAA footballs. Finally we headed back to Ardgillan playground for lots more fun!

Our school tour to Rathbeggan Lakes in June was great fun as we teamed up with Lauren’s and Sylvia’s classes for a action-packed fun-filled day.  A million thanks to all the parents who came along to help.

Finally, I would like to wish my class all the very best in second class!  You are truly wonderful and I will miss you!

JeanJean 11 Jean 10 Jean 9 Jean 8 Jean 7 Jean 6 Jean 5 Jean 4 Jean 3 Jean 2 Jean 1

29 June 2016

Message from Tomás

Hello to all children, staff and parents,

Imagine it’s the end of June and we’re all about to separate as we head off on our Summer holidays.  It has been another important year of growing and developing at our school.

Congratulations to all in the school community for the recent success with our Virtual Cycle. Imagine we raised over eight thousand euros! Thanks to the leaders who helped to organise it all.

Well done to everybody for all those other great things that happened during this past year – St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Seachtain na Gaeilge, Cor Fheile na Scoile, the Big Bear Planetarium, Friendship week and all the performances at assemblies and at the end of term. In fact, well done to all the children for their performances at our Graduation Ceremony when we all said goodbye to the 6th class of 2016. They were great!

Thank you to all the staff for your hard work throughout the year. Thanks also to parents for your support and, again, hard work throughout the year. Thank you to all the boys and girls at our school for being such fantastic people and for coming to our school every day and working as hard as they do!

I wish everybody a happy and fun-filled summer break. We will see you all on Wednesday 31st August. Slán,


16 June 2016

Sports/Fun Day Friday 17th June.

We are holding the Sports /Fun day on Friday morning from 9am. It will be divided between junior and senior classes. The fun day will be held on the grass in front of the school and the sports day will take place in Kelly’s Bay green across from the school.

Junior classes (Junior Infants to 1st class) will have their sports day from 9 -10am and their fun day from 10.30-11.30am.

Senior Classes (2nd to 6th class) are having their fun day from 9-10am and their sports day from 10.30 to 11.30am.

Seolta sport/fun day is from 11.30-12.15pm.

We ask that pupils wear comfortable clothing and runners and have sunscreen applied.

Hopefully the sun will make an appearance tomorrow!

Sheila, Conor and Alison.

31 May 2016

School Reports

School reports were scheduled to be sent out this Friday, 3rd June. For a number of reasons there is a slight delay with reports this year and they will  issue the following Friday instead – 10th June. Parents are welcome to arrange an appointment with teachers should they wish to discuss any aspect of their child’s report.

31 May 2016

End of Year Assembly 10th June 2016.

We will have end of year assemblies on Friday 10th June. This will serve as the June assembly for parents and hence there won’t be a parent- attended assembly this Friday 3rd.


31 May 2016

School Closure 7th June 2016.

Reminder – school is closed for children on Tuesday 7th June to facilitate staff training.  School re-opens on Wednesday 8th of June at 8.30am.