News Update – 08/03/2024



Dear Parent / Guardian / Colleague / Board Member,


This Week

Penance – Our boys and girls in Rg 2 received the Sacrament of Penance on Tuesday night in FMW. They did very well indeed.  Thanks to their teacher Miss O’Keeffe and Miss Kelly and our Banna Ceoil. The children impressed Fr Toomey so much, he almost gave them today off, (inadvertently, it must be said.)


GAA Coach – Conor Prendergast visited on Wednesday to do hurling coaching with us and will visit again on Wednesday next.


World Book Day – On Thursday, we celebrated World Book Day. The staff and pupils donned the costume of their favourite book characters. Well done to all who participated. Please see some photos of the day on our social media page. Remember, ‘the more things you will read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more place you’ll go.’ – Dr Seuss, Author and Cartoonist.


On that note, don’t forget that our latest Scholastic Book Club is now online at Ballymacarbry There are hundreds of fantastic children’s books to choose from, and every €1 you spend on this month’s Book Club will earn 20¢ for our school in Scholastic Rewards. Please place your order online by March 15th, 2024 You can also choose to have your books delivered to our school which will reduce the need to pay individual delivery costs.


Engineering Week – This week we also liaised with The Panda Playground Committee of the Community Centre in helping design and in some cases construct a model playground. More about this in next week’s issue. This coincided with Engineering Week and all things STEM related.


Items to note for the week ahead.

Seachtain na Gaeilge – Next week we will celebrate our Irish culture, through our language, music, song, dance and faith in the build up to St Patrick’s Day. Watch out for our Céilí, Tráth na gCeist and Green, White and Orange Day on Friday. Bain trial as an Gaeilge a labhairt sa bhaile freisin.


Family Quiz – Green, White and Orange Day will conclude with our Family Table Quiz. to register your interest, please activate this link and answer the 3 questions. https://forms. Family Quiz Registration Thanks to those of you who have already done so. Gavin Whelan of WLR FM will be guest on the night.  Quiz begins at 7:30 pm. Maximum of two adults per table and costs €15 per table. Raffle and tuck-shop on the night.


Confirmation Retreat – On Thursday next, we will welcome members of the Holy Family Mission to our school to host a retreat for our confirmation candidates. Like last year, we will also welcome Rg 6 pupils from Newcastle and Touraneena N.S. on the day. We come together in an effort to reduce costs on families, by hosting it at our school, instead of Glencomeragh.


Wexford Studio Theatre – On Friday next, we will welcome John & Co from Wexford Studio Theatre to our school for the first time. It was traditional pre-covid, that a Drama Group would stage a production for us. The production is based on the fable, ‘The Hare and the Tortoise.’ This is scheduled for 12:30 pm. Thanks to those pupils who have paid the €3 cover charge.


Reminder – School will be closed on Monday 18th March for the Bank Holiday. School will close for Easter on Friday 22nd March @ 12:30 pm. We will re-open on Monday 8th April.


Lá na Máithreacha Sona Duit! – Michael J. O’ Ryan – Principal.