News Update – 26/05/2023


Dear Parent / Guardian / Colleague / Board Member,


GAA – Our boys were victorious in the Cumann na mBunscol School Hurling ‘A’ Plate Final against Cappoquin in Abbeyside pitch last night. It was a tight match but two goals in the second half helped in no small way to ensure victory on a scoreline of Ballymacarbry N.S. 3:3 Bunscoil Gleann Sidheáin 0:4. The game was level at the break. Brandon & Mikey received the Shield from Neil Moore after the game. It was a great evening, with a great crowd and a great achievement for our panel of 24, their manager Mrs Byrne and the club coaches who helped out along the way. Thanks to Ronan for the treats today at lunchtime.


School Tours – Currently our Rg 1&2 boys and girls are in Dublin and are running a little behind schedule after having a very enjoyable day at the Zoo. Their plan is to stop at Portlaois on the journey home and once loaded, parents will receive a text / whatsapp message with an estimated time of arrival at the Community Centre, anticipated to be between 7-8pm. Thanks to the Norris family for organising this with Dublin Zoo authorities in memory of Danny and for paying for all the children on board. Thanks too, to the teachers/ supervisors and bus driver for their assistance today.

Rg 3,4,5 & 6 School tours will take place towards the end of next week. Both these tours will depart from the Community Centre at the indicated times. Please ensure money is paid and that the permission survey is signed online. The relevant links are to be found here.

Rg 3 / Rg 4 School Tour Consent Form

Rg 5 / Rg 6 School Tour Consent Form


Testing – Our yearly standardised assessments are currently taking place, involving Rg 1-Rg 6, the results will be included on the Annual School Reports issued from mid-June.


Active Week – This year Active week will take place from Monday 12th June. Relevant staff are putting together a programme of events in cooperation with Aoife and the PA. This will culminate on Friday 16th with Sports Day, weather permitting.


WC & CC – Thanks to the staff at the local Council Depot for organising the cutting of the grass at the junction. The exceptional growth of late had reduced exiting sightlines considerably.


Trip to Church – Rg 6 participated in the local midweek mass on Wednesday morning and were given a tour of the church afterwards and an opportunity to “Ask Fr” questions they may have. This was earmarked as an activity for them, following the Sacrament of Confirmation received in March last. Thanks Fr Michael.


Rg 6 Timetable – The month of June is always a very busy month at school. It is especially busy for Rg 6 and their families and their teacher, considering it is their last month with us. A timetable of events particular to Rg 6 will be forwarded early next week, highlighting important dates to come in June. Please make sure who have returned your RSE Pack to your teacher and that you have also completed the Rg 6 Passport for Secondary school.

Is mise,

Michael J. O’ Ryan