News Update – 10/05/2024


Dear Parent / Guardian / Colleague / Board Member,


School Book Grant.

We received word this week of our allocation from the department in relation to acquiring school books for each child for September 2024. While the grant is very much appreciated, the allocation per child is down 17% year on year. We will run it along similar lines to last year. We will begin the process of compiling booklists for each class which will then be published on our website before end of term.


School Tour Monies.

We are currently collecting from families for the upcoming school tours. All tours will take place between 31st May and 7th June inclusive. Teachers will be in touch via email closer to the time, if they haven’t already done so. The following are the prices for each tour; Juniors / Seniors €26, Rg 1/2 €40, Rg 3/4 €30 and Rg 5/6 €50.



Thanks to all the families who supplied preloved runners and sports shoes to our recent collection for children and adults in Africa. As a school we were delighted to gather 125 pairs.



During May, our 6th class pupils are receiving lessons in the Transition to Secondary School project under the auspices of the School Completion Programme (SCP) and its coordinator Sheila Comerford.


Young Entrepreneurs

Congratulations to past pupils Anna Mai Condon and Clodagh Desmond, who both attend Loreto Clonmel in wining top prize at Foróige NFTE Youth Entrepreneur of the Year awards 2024. As part of their Transition Year programme, they showcased their business idea – Stick It – to members of our school community earlier this year. ‘Stick It is an affordable device which attaches easily on to gear bags, schoolbags and bicycles to hold hurleys or hockey sticks, making transportation of sports sticks hands free and easier.’ They received their prize at an awards ceremony in Dublin on Wednesday.


Maith sibh also to our pupils and their leaders, who are members of the local Cobra patrol of Ballymacarbry Scouts who earned first place in the County Shield held in Cashel last weekend. They go on to represent their county in the National Phoenix Challenge final in August.


Darkness into Light.

Best wishes to those members from our school community; pupils and adults alike, planning on completing the Pieta House walk in the early hours of tomorrow morning from the community centre at 4:15 am.


Is mise.

Michael J. O’ Ryan – Principal.