News Update – 02/02/2024



Dear Parent / Guardian / Colleague / Board Member,

Ar Ais ar Scoil – We look forward to our Secretary Rose returning to school next week. We acknowledge the efforts of both Bridget Landers and Kayleigh Condon, who substituted in her absence. We thank them for their work and wish them well into the future.


Stay Safe – By now you may have received a letter from your child’s teacher in relation to the teaching of this.  As part of the Social, Personal, Health Education (SPHE) Curriculum, we are planning to teach a personal safety education programme called ‘Stay Safe’ to all classes over the next few weeks. The aim of the Stay Safe programme is to teach children personal safety skills so they can look after themselves in situations which could be upsetting or dangerous.

Co-operation between parents and teachers is essential to the success of this programme. It is important that parents are aware of the content of the Stay Safe lessons and are able to discuss the lessons with their children. Your child may bring home worksheets which will inform you on the topics being covered in class and how you can reinforce the messages at home.


E-mails – Please be aware that this e-mail service doesn’t receive replies as it is generic in nature. The best way to contact the school is by phone or through the contacts page on our website where all class teachers’ e-mails are published.


Chess Competition – 6th Class had a very enjoyable day in the Community Centre on Tuesday at the Ficheall Tournament. They had been practising their chess over the past few weeks and were delighted to compete against pupils from four other schools. The pupils were part of a team of 8 and were very proud of their certificate at the end of the day. Thanks to Mrs Byrne for liaising with organising committee.


Balance Bikes – Thanks to Waterford Sports Partnership WSP for use of their Balance bikes these last 2 months to help our infants fine tune their motor skills and progress their balance skills before they learn to cycle properly. Thanks to SNA Kay for organising drop off and collection.


St Brigid’s Day – This week we celebrated the first day of spring and St Brigid’s Day. Anna Long came along to help in the age-old tradition of St Brigid Cross weaving. To celebrate our patron female saint, school will be closed this coming Monday.


Anois teacht an earraigh / Now with the coming of spring

Beidh an lá ag dul chun síneadh / the days will be getting longer –

From the poem Cill Aodáin by Antaine Ó Reaftaraí.


Bainigí taitneamh as an deireadh seachtaine agus an Lá Saoire Poiblí.

Is mise,

Michael J. O’ Ryan – Principal.