Loi Krathong


Dear Parents,

ASSEMBLY – We have our End of Year ‘Festival of Lights’ Assembly tomorrow. Please make your way to the hall at 08.30 when the children are brought to class. The assembly will start at 08.40 sharp. Each class will be doing a small performance in the theme of light. It should last 40 minutes or so. If you have to leave during the assembly, please sit at the back. We expect the hall to be very full, so please do not bring extended family, or the dog.

CD – Our CD will be on sale after the assembly. €10 each, or 3 for €20.

TRAFFIC WARDEN – The traffic warden will start 10 minutes early on James Walk, to help us cross the road. This is great for the school. Please note that the warden is employed to cross children safely and not to control parking in her vicinity. Please do not park at or near the School Warden crossing point – Yellow Box Markings.

FLAG – We received our national flag this week, and a copy of the Proclamation, in preparation for remembering 1916. Please see the photos in the Gallery.

SCHOOL CLOSURE - School closes on Tuesday at 12noon, and re-opens on Wednesday 6th January at 08.40am

PHILOSOPHY DISCUSSION PAGE – Please see our new page which will feature in our active homework menu. Please have a look at this page with your child, post a comment and join in the discussion.

All the best,


Where will we put the FLAG ?


Welcome to this week’s newsletter,

ETHOS – we had a very busy day in the school today. Thanks a million to all the volunteers who helped load the skip today. Also thanks to Martin Keane who donated our new lock for the bike shed – along with paint for yard over the summer – nice one.

We had a lot of parents and families in today doing science light experiments, makey board projects and clay art. Thanks to all.

CD – Our 7 track CD will be released this Sunday, full of all your favourites. Sure to have you dancing over the holidays. These will also be available in the school next week at 08.30am in the reception area.

ASSEMBLY: Ye are all invited to our assembly next Friday at 08.40. It should take just over 40 minutes or so and we look forward to seeing you there.

GALLERY: Check out the Gallery for photo updates.


Winter Boogie Wonderland this Sunday!This Sunday 13th Dec promises to be an afternoon of winter family fun. Join us from 2-4 pm at the school for the Kid’s disco, with games, an extra special photo booth and face-painting. Please bring any baked goods for our pop up cafe!

TODDLER GROUP: the Friday morning toddler group has now finished up until after the holidays.

Enjoy the weekend,

Science with Rok in 2nd 3rd and 4th

Pinch Pots and Science Week

Pinch Pots

Pinch Pots

Science Week with Fiona in Aodán's class

Science Week with Fiona in Aodán’s class

Science Week with Fiona in Aodán's class

Science Week with Fiona in Aodán’s class

Science Week with Fiona in Aodán's class

Science Week with Fiona in Aodán’s class

Science Week with Fiona in Aodán's class

Science Week with Fiona in Aodán’s class

NEWSLETTER 05.12.2015

Welcome to this week’s newsletter.

ETHOS: We would like you to come along to our assembly on Friday18th. All classes will be doing a little performance and it should take around 40 minutes in total.

STAFFING: We have recruited Doireann as a permanent member of our staff last month, which is great news for us all. Congrats Doireann.

HEALTH: Keep up the healthy lunches. It’s great to see the children eating so well. Thanks for your support with the ‘visitors’, please let us know immediately if you have a hairy encounter. Keep up the detection combing at bath-time.                  Lastly, everyone (adults and children) must dismount BIKES & SCOOTERS when entering the yard. please. This is really important.


Thanks everyone for coming along to our Table quiz last Friday. We made nearly €1,600!

KIDS DISCO – Our next fundraiser is taking place on Sunday 13th Dec from 2-4pm at the school. Join us for an afternoon of family fun:  Kid’s disco, games, photo booth and  face-painting. Plus a pop up café for the adults.

As always we need volunteers to help out at these events so if you have a couple of hours spare we’d love your help! Send an email to Jessie.hamilton@gmail.com.  We are also calling for parents to bake or bring cakes for the café (as always please no nuts!)

We also would like to call out for the lend of any : Disco lights/ fairy lights/ UV lights; Decorations for hall. ALSO if anyone has a4 photo paper going spare please drop it in. Thanks!

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – This Monday 7th December at 8:30am in the Parents Room. Exploring naturopathic tonics and immune boosters for coughs and colds, ‘flu’s and fevers, injuries (and lice – THE VISITORS !) from both herbs and homeopathy. Mark O’Sullivan is a Homeopath practising in Ranelagh and lecturer at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dublin.  We hope to see you there on Monday morning.

SECOND LEVEL CAMPAIGN: A new secondary school has been announced for the South Dublin City.  Add your voice to the campaign to make this an Educate Together secondary school here: http://www.educatetogether.ie/dublin-south-city-2L-2018

GALLERY: Check out the gallery for updated  photos from around the school.

Enjoy the weekend,

Dermot & Staff