News Update – 01/12/2023



Dear Parent / Guardian / Colleague / Board Member,


Advent – This weekend marks the first Sunday of advent. We light our first candle on the advent wreath on Monday. Advent is a time of preparation and as a school we will be preparing for the coming of Christ at Christmas, along with other visitors too.


BOM – Thanks for engaging in the Board of Management election process. An email was sent to all families on Tuesday last with an update on the Parent Representative element. New Boards officially take up office today. We will update the school community on progress by way of our weekly e-mail, next Friday.


PTM’s – Thanks to all those who participated in the Parent Teacher Meetings during the week; parents for their attendance and teachers for their preparation and participation.


Reminder – School will be closed on Thursday 7th December to facilitate staff in-service in maths. The attached Breakfast Club & After School Service will remain open between the hours of 8am – 2pm. (Phone Helen on 083 2028749 for further information.)


MMR – Reminder that HSE staff will be onsite this coming Monday to administer Junior Infant MMR.


P.A. – Last chance to call to the Community Centre this evening to see if any Christmas jumpers remain. Event ends at 5pm.


Carol Service – Rehearsals are in full swing for both performances in the coming weeks. Just to recap.

Juniors / Rang 2 – Nire Church, Thurs 14th Dec. at 7pm.

Rang 3 / Rang 6 – FMW Church, Thurs 21st Dec. at 7 pm.


Christmas Day Mass Nire – Please note that carol practice will take place this Sunday after Nire 11am mass in preparation for Christmas Day Carol Service. Banna Ceoil members and children welcome.


Christmas Fair – A special visitor will call to the Nire Hall, I’m told, this Sunday afternoon for the Annual Parish Christmas Fair, between 2-5pm.


Ballymacarbry Ladies – Best wishes to Miss Boyce and her Ballymacarbry Lady colleagues as they take on the Ulster Champions, Clann Éireann this Sunday in their home grounds in Co. Armagh at 1:30pm. Beir bua!


Is mise,

Michael J. O’Ryan – Principal