News Update – 31/03/2023


Dear Parent / Guardian / Colleague / Board Member,


Frásaí na seachtaine – To finish off the month of March, here are two final proverbs /sayings.

  1. Is maith an t-anlann an t-ocras. Hunger is a good sauce
  2. Is gaire cabhair Dé ná an doras. God’s help is nearer than the door


Confirmation – Congratulations to our Rg 6 boys and girls who received the Sacrament of Confirmation at both Fourmilewater and Touraneena churches yesterday. Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan officiated and was assisted by Fr Michael. A retreat was held in school on Tuesday and hosted by Fr Patrick and his team from the Holy Family Mission, Glencomeragh and we were joined by pupils and staff from both neighbouring Newcastle and Touraneena schools. I must say that our pupils performed very well indeed at both ceremonies and we are very proud of them. (We couldn’t tell them today.) Thanks to Fr Michael, Mrs Byrne, Miss Clodagh Kelly, our Banna Ceoil, Fiona & Kay, Brendan the Sacristan and indeed James and Callum, altar servers for the occasion.


Primary Game – Congratulations to Rang 6 pupil, Emily O’Gorman who was successful in recent trials to represent our school at half time, in the Football Primary Game, at an upcoming Senior Football Championship game in Thurles.


School Transport – The link has now opened for the upcoming 2023/’24 school year and will remain so for another month, until Friday 28th April. Please activate the link below if you have a child commencing in Junior Infants or commencing in Secondary school and will need bus transport.


School Tours – We are glad to say that we are putting the final touches to these for delivery at the end of the school year. We will announce these in Late April, upon return.


T.I.M.M.S. – Assessment in Rg 4 will occur on Tuesday 18th April, our second day back. Thank you for returning the envelopes and completing the questionnaire.


Uniform Exchange – Thanks to Aoife and the P.A. for organising this last weekend, thanks also to anyone who participated. From speaking with the chair, it was a success and they hope to do it again at year’s end.


Green Schools – The local Tidy Towns Committee, who we would have a strong link to are having a mass tonight in the Centre at 7pm to celebrate 40 years of participation in Tidy Towns competition.  They would love to see as many members of the community as possible in attendance. We contribute to their annual submission and thank them for their work and interaction with us.


Crazy Hair / Hat Day – Well done to those who participated in this today. Our prize winners were Katie Kavanagh, Gemma Nugent and Hugh McGuinness, who all collected Easter eggs for their efforts.


Easter Holidays – And that’s a wrap for Term 2. School has closed today and will reopen on Monday 17th April at 9:20 am. Enjoy the Easter holidays and hopefully we will get good weather for you to do so.


Is mise,

Michael J. O’ Ryan – Principal.