30.06.2015 NEWSLETTER

Dear Parents / Guardians,

ETHOS: Our core value was sharing this month. We reflected on all of our core values at assembly yesterday, and we hope that our children will be enjoying their holidays and using these as a code for equality. Lets live the dream.

SCHOOL CLOSURES: School will re-open on September 1st, 2015 at 08.30am. If you will be back late, please let us know. The school office will be closed throughout the summer. Please use the school email for emergencies.

MULTILINGUAL TALK – Thanks to Francesca for a great presentation in our newly decorated Parents room. Here is a link from the presentation… EDTED

SCOOTER MISSING: A blue micro scooter has gone missing and we would be most grateful if you could check that you did not take it by mistake, or maybe you have seen it somewhere. Please contact the office if you have any information on this.

COMMUNITY: Family Fun Mornings for children with disabilities birth – 8yrs old in Inchicore Sports Hall.  11am to 1pm on 27th June and 25th July and 22 Aug.      12noon to 2pm on 10th and 14th October.     Further info – lucy@canalpartnership.com 0860229389 or 014732196

PLAYDATES: Junior infants incoming 2015 ONLY.

8th August – 11am Harold’s Cross Park.

15th August – 11am Phoenix Park

22nd August – 11am Harold’s Cross Park

29th August – 11am Harold’s Cross Park.


  • Thank you to ALL the staff for your dedication and hard work this year. We have a very cool school and it is truly appreciated. Also .. best wishes to Fiona who will be heading on your maternity leave. We look forward to your return.
  • Thank-you to the Parents Association and the Board of management for your support.
  • Lastly and most importantly, a ginormous thank-you to our children. This has been a wonderful year that was full of learning, growing, happiness, hilarity, tears and laughter – we cherish all the memories. Go raibh maith agaibh lads.

HAVE A LOVELY SUMMER: to one and all. Be safe and we look forward to seeing you in September.

All the best,

Dermot & Staff

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Welcome to this week’s newsletter,

ETHOS: The children are learning about sharing this week. Best wishes to our families who will be observing Ramadan which starts today. Summer Solstice yesterday …

PARENTS ASSOCIATION: The Parent Association Committee is seeking volunteers to assist in the set up and organisation of the extra-curricular activities for next year. There is a big demand for activities, so please help out with this and contact us at parentssecretary@portobelloetns.org.

BOOKLISTS: Booklists will be sent home today and will be on the website in the coming days. You will receive a calendar also, please stick it on your fridge.!

TEDDY BEAS PICNIC CANCELLED: The Teddy Bear’s Picnic has been postponed until the Autumn. Apologies if any inconvenience has been caused. Thank you to all our families for supporting all the events last year. Many thanks and we wish you all a lovely summer. Parents Association Committee.

WELCOME: We would like to welcome Deirdre Gorman to our staff. Deirdre started this morning, and is employed as a special need assistant. We are delighted to have her on board.

ENROLMENT POLICY: Thank-you for attending the meeting to explore issues around our enrolment policy. The Board of Management are meeting tonight and this item is on the agenda. We will update you as to how this will proceed in our final newsletter later in the week.

READERS: Please return all readers to the school this week, as we need resources back in the school, to do our end of year inventory.

SCHOOL CLOSURE: We will be finished 12 o’clock on June 30th and we will re-open on September 1st at 08.30am.

Bet Wishes,



Welcome to this weeks newsletter,

ETHOS: Our core value this month is sharing. The children are singing ‘Altogether Now’ by the Farm at assembly. This song is about the WW1 Christmas Truces that happened along the western front in winter 1914, when soldiers on both sides shared gifts and played football. Listen to the track here.

MEETING: Tuesday 16th @ 19.30hrs, for parents of children who are in the school at present. We will be discussing our school development, our enrolment policy, and updates from the Parents Association. There will be an open discussion on our current enrolment policy. Please read the document before the meeting so that you can contribute. DOCUMENT.

TEDDY BEARS PICNIC: We will be having a Teddy Bear’s Picnic to celebrate the end of our school year.

When: 28th June 2015, 2-4.30pm

Where: School garden weather permitting

More details will follow over the coming weeks. Please contact Irenie at parentspetns@gmail.com if you would like to be involved in organising this event. Thank you.

SICCDA: The liberties are being decorated with bunting. SICCDA are running this initiative. Please contact SICCDA for details on workshops. info@siccda.ie & 01 4536098

LIBRARY: Summer Reading Buzz – have a look at this initiative for summer reading. www.SummerReadingBuzz.ie

REMINDER: School closes at 30th half day, for the summer holidays and return on September 1st.

Enjoy the weekend,