The Ulster Finals of the Cumann na mBunscol takes place on Monday 14th March @ 11 a.m. in Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny. We wish Ryan, Robbie, Alex and Oisín the very best in the Ulster finals!
As part of our initiative to encourage reading and a love of books in our school community, our “School Book Fair 2016” will commence on Tuesday 1st March. The children will have an opportunity to browse through the fair on Tuesday. Each child will receive a world book token worth € 1.50 which they can redeem against the purchase price of their chosen book on Wednesday 2nd March and Thursday 3rd March. Parents are welcome between 2- 3.30 on Wednesday and Thursday if they wish to purchase books. . Our school will receive a valuable commission from the “Book Fair” which we will use to stock our classroom libraries. Thanks to Mrs. Burns our Book Fair coordinator for all her work organising this . The Book Fair comes bringing lots of new and interesting books with it. Here are some pictures of how it went.
Congratulations to our U 13 Oisín Blake, Liam Murtagh, Jason Carolan and Mark Byrne and U 11 Robbie Carey , Eimear Shekleton, Terence O’ Reilly and P.J. O’ Reilly Credit Union quiz teams who competed in the Regional finals of the Credit Union Quiz which took place in the Nuremore Hotel. They were up against 50 other teams from around the region. Some of the questions were very challenging. The two teams performed really well with the U 13 team coming in 5th place and the U 11 team came 10th. They all received two Easter eggs each which they really enjoyed. Thanks to their teachers and their parents for all their support. The school community are very proud of them today.
Congratulations to our three quiz teams who took part in the Cumann na mBunscol Quiz in the Kilmore Hotel last Thursday. There were 101 teams competing from schools all over the county. On Team A were Oisin Murtagh, Ryan Lockwood, Alex O Reilly and Robbie Carey and they came 2nd with a fantastic score of 67 points just one point less than the winning team from Castlerahan. They are through to the Ulster Finals which takes place at 11 a.m. on 14th March in the Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny. We wish them well in the Ulster Finals. On Team B were Liam Murtagh, Mark Byrne, Evan O Reilly and Oisín Blake and they were unlucky in a tie break for 4th place coming in a final and very impressive 5th place. On team C were Cein O’ Rourke, Ben Gogarty, Emily Mc Cormack and Ryan Carolan. They also had a fantastic result coming in 36th place which was a wonderful achievement considering there were 101 teams involved in the quiz. Thanks to all the teachers, staff and parents who supported our quiz teams.
The 6th class pupils attended the Novena as part of their preparation for Confirmation. They enjoyed buns, cake and tea after the Novena with Bishop Michael Smith. The Bishop complemented the pupils on their attendance and their excellent behaviour. We were all delighted and very proud of our 6th class pupils. Oisin Murtagh presented the Bishop with a present on behalf of all in the Parish.
Thanks to our 91 parents who responded to our survey. This information is very helpful for future planning for Gaeilge
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