News Update – 07/10/2022

Dear Parent / Guardian / Colleague / Board Member,


Enrolment – Our enrolment process for Sept 2023 has already commenced and families applying for places at the school can consult our website our ring the school directly. At this juncture all they need to do is complete a basic Admission Form (Form 1) which is included under the Enrolment tab.


BOM Vacancy – During October, we will proceed to elect a new male Parents’ Representative the Board of Mgt, replacing Andrew Ryan. This position will run until 30/11/2023 when a new Board will be elected. We thank Andrew for his work and we will inform you of developments in this area very soon.


Vol Con. – Thanks to those who have already helped us in this regard, much appreciated.


Confirmation Preparation. – Pupils form Rang 6 who are due to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation next spring are asked to be at FMW Mass this Sunday in advance of 9 am.


Quiz. – As part of the Golden Jubilee Celebration, it is our intention to hold a Family Table Quiz at Ballymacarbry Comm. Centre on Friday 11th November. The last time we held a Table Quiz was in 2015. We will publicise this closer to the event. You will be able to book your table with us in advance. Please put this in your diary.


Lady Footballers. – ‘Our 41 in a Row Heroes’ joined us today to celebrate their recent success in the County Final. The vast majority of the match day panel are past pupils of ours in addition to manager Mike Guiry and some of his backroom team. Eilis Cooney & Sadhbh Hallinan both spoke and thanked the pupils and their families for supporting the team in such great numbers and the importance of sport as part of a healthy lifestyle. All the pupils received goody bags. We wish the team well in their Munster Club exploits this Sunday in Mourne Abbey of Cork at 1pm. Our Boys will play their semi-final next Tuesday in Cappoquin while our girls will play the shield semi-final at the same venue. Best wishes to all teams and mentors.


Library Visits. – Pat Glavin from Clonmel library is visiting our school and has engaged with most of the classes already. Some of our pupils received their Summer Stars Certificates from Dungarvan library. Well done to Aimee, Ollie, Lucy, Donagh and Saorlaith. Our visitors presented these certificates to the children earlier today. Check facebook page for photos. We would encourage all our pupils to join either of the local libraries who provide a great service.


Best Wishes – To the Peters family Graignagour who compete in ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family’ this year. Their first challenges are televised next weekend. Louise, Cody, Reece and Summers are all past pupils of our school and we wish them well in the series.


Le meas,

Michael J. O’Ryan – Principal.