News Update – 14/10/2022



Dear Parent / Guardian / Colleague / Board Member,


Creeslough Tragedy – Our thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families of Creeslough, Co. Donegal this week as they bury their dead a week on from last week’s terrible accident. One of the victims was 5-year-old, Shauna Flanagan Garwe, who attended the nearby St Mary’s Primary School.


BOM Vacancy (Ten Days’ Notice) – We will hold an election to fill the position on the Board vacated by Andrew Ryan on Monday 24th October at the school. If you are a male parent and are interested in this role, please come along to this meeting, ensuring that you have someone to second your nomination. All parents who attend have a vote, both male and female. The meeting will take place at 7:30pm with one item on the agenda. The current Board term finishes on 30th November 2023.


GAA – Our boys and girls both played semi-finals on Tuesday last in Cappoquin. The girls were successful in getting to the Plate Final with a win over St. Mary’s NS, while the boys were defeated by Scoil Gharbháin in their semi. Our girls will play Saturday 22nd October in Dungarvan @ 9:30 am. Girls are asked to be at the Dungarvan Club grounds at 9:00 am. Thanks to mentors, Mrs Byrne & Mr. Murphy.


W.S.P. – We have liaised with Waterford Sports Partnership (WSP) and I’m glad to report that in addition to receiving coaching last term, we will continue this for classes Rg1-Rg 4 with athletics coach Pat Power. We have also been selected for the Balance Bike Programme which will involve our Junior and Senior Infants. These two programmes, even though heavily subsidised, may involve a cost to the classes involved. We thank WSP for their assistance. Next week we will nominate athletes who will represent us at the upcoming Marlfield Meet later in October. Our swimming sessions for Rg 5-6 continue for another two Fridays.


Commitment Ceremony – This Pre-Confirmation ceremony will take place on Wednesday 26th October in FMW at 7:30 pm. It is for all Rang 6 pupils hoping to receive the sacrament next spring. (Please refer to email sent on Wed last 12th October, circa 3pm. – Rang 6 families only) Children are asked to have their Baptismal Candles for the night.


Quiz. – Our Golden Jubilee Quiz will take place on Friday 11th November in the Community Centre at 7pm. Please book your table early, by using the following link. Book a Table Form


Shoe Box Appeal – Team Hope will be collecting shoeboxes in late October so we would ask participating families to please bring them to school before Friday 28th October. Day of holidays. For more information, please check Shoebox Appeal


Reminder – The school will close for Mid-Term on Friday 28th Oct. at 2/3pm and pupils will return on Monday 7th Nov. The Parents Assoc. is organising a disco for that Friday evening at the Community Centre.


Is mise, Michael J. O’ Ryan – Principal