This Christmas ...


  • Be kind to others
  • Think of others
  • Let others join your game
  • Say “Thank you”
  • Say “Please”
  • Say “I’m sorry” 
  • Remember the poor
  • Remember the hungry
  • Remember the lonely
  • Say something nice to others
  • Remember the baby Jesus
  • Share with others
  • Help at school
  • Help at home
Good luck & well done!
Best of luck to Katie-Rose, Amelie, James H., Andrew, Kyle, Seán, James H., Aoife, Niamh, Ríonagh and Paula in this weekend's Connacht Minor Schools' swimming gala.  Also, well done to Caoileann and Eoin on their success in the All-Ireland Karate championships in Dublin last weekend.
Confirmation 2017
Confirmation Day will be on Wednesday 15th February at 3 p.m. in Rosemount Church.  The enrolment and commitment ceremony will take place this Saturday during 7.30 p.m. Mass in Tubberclair Church.  The children are pictured below with their enrolment certificates.
November News
  • Christmas Performances (G.P. room): Friday 16th - 10.15 Ms. Mac Donagh; 11.30 Ms. Stone; 12.45 Ms. Dillon; Monday 19th - 12.45 Ms. Gaynor; Tuesday 20th - 10.15 Ms. O'Connor; 11.30 Ms. Molloy; 12.45 Ms. Grace; 2.00 Ms. Mc Ardle.  Please park at the back of the school (Church road).  There will be no collection taken up at the performances this year.
  • Ms. Dermody's sixth class will be carol singing in Ballymahon nursing home on Tuesday 20th at 1 p.m.
  • Santa hat / Christmas jumper day on Friday 16th December - €2 per family: Proceeds will go towards the cost (€344) of sending the 86 Christmas shoe boxes.
  • Attendance for November was 95%.
  • The school will close on Thursday 22nd December at 12 o'clock.  Generally, Bus Éireann does not operate at 12 on the day of the Christmas break.  If there is a change, I will inform you.
  • The school will re-open on Monday 9th January.
  • Keep scrolling for more news!
Paula's prize arrives!
Back in June, second class pupil, Paula, won a local colouring competition with a terrific prize for the school - €1000 voucher.  After much deliberation, the school decided to get 32 yoga mats, 2 sets of portable goals and a digital camera.  The goods arrived earlier today.  Paula is pictured below with her teacher from last year, Ms. Dillon, receiving a Smyths Toy Store voucher from Mr. Keating as a token of appreciation.  Great use will be made of the mats, goals and camera!
The Gingerbread Run!
Well done to Ms. Gaynor, Ms. Stone and Ms. Dermody on completing the annual Gingerbread Run (half marathon) in Portarlington earlier today.  They helped raise funds for Aware and Aoibheann's Pink Tie (National Children's Cancer Charity), two very worthy causes.
Athlone Community College Science Demo

Earlier today, Mr. Leo Smith, from Athlone Community College and two past pupils, David and Katie, visited the school to mark science week.  They put on a very interesting demo of experiments which the children in 6th class thoroughly enjoyed.  Thank you to Athlone Community College for arranging the visit.  Click HERE to view photos.

Christmas boxes collected

Earlier today, 86 shoe boxes filled with gifts for needy children in Eastern Europe and Africa were collected by members of the local defence forces, Amy Hopkins (O'Connor) and Jill O'Donoghue.  The school was presented with a certificate (see previous post) in acknowledgement of its efforts and generosity.

Cash for Clobber - 136 bags left in

Great response to Parents' Association Cash for Clobber appeal - 136 bags left in. Thank you!

Terrific response to Christmas Shoe Box Appeal

86 boxes for Christmas Shoe Box Appeal ready to go! Well done & thank you for the wonderful response.



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