News Update – 27/10/2023



Dear Parent / Guardian / Colleague / Board Member,


Cumann na mBunscol GAA – Our girls contested the Western “A” Football Final on Thursday last against Scoil Gharbháin in Ballinameela. The Dungarvan school, who had many girls from Rg 6, were deserved winners on the day but our ladies showed great determination and fought till the end. Beidh lá eile ag an bPaorach. Thanks to all those who supported us on the line and our staff mentors.


Confirmation Date – At our midweek pre-confirmation ceremony, Fr Michael announced Wednesday 10th April 2024 as Confirmation Day for both parishes. Ceremonies will commence at 12:30pm and 2:30 pm in both Fourmilewater and the Nire respectively.


BoM – Thank you parents for engaging with Stages 1 & 2. A vote for the Mothers’ Panel will take place upon our return in November. The three self-nominees have been seconded by peers to appear on the ballot. As there is only one person nominated for the Fathers’ Panel, he is deemed to be elected to the new Board of Management on 1/12/2023.


Ray Power Photography – Our school photographer calls every two years and this year he will visit us on Thursday 9th November. On the day, he will take class and family photos, if requested. Both he and us will be in contact again on our first week back.


MMR – The information packs for the School Vaccination Programme 2023/24 for our current Junior Infant class were distributed on Wednesday last. Please, read and return by Friday 10th November.


Busy Weekend – Best of luck to both male teams in the County Football Finals and also the Ladies in Muster Club action. Best wishes also to the Nire Valley Drop Committee.


Clonea Power Quiz – We sent three teams to this quiz last weekend. Well done to all including Ciarán, James, Harry & John from Rang 5, who took home 1st prize.


Paul Brunnock Memorial Run – In keeping with all things Clonea, West Waterford Athletics Club is holding a memorial run in memory of our late colleague Paul on Sunday 4th November along the Waterford Greenway. See link for further info Paul Brunnock Memorial Run Closing date next Wednesday.


Halloween Holidays. – Well done to all pupils who made the effort in getting Halloween ready today. They may come in handy for the P.A. event later on between 6:30 – 8 pm. I’m sure our social media page will relay some of those costumes later. School has closed for Halloween mid-term and will reopen on Mon 6th Nov at 9:20 am. Oíche Shamhna shona daoibh go léir!


Is mise,

Michael J. O’Ryan – Principal