Monthly Archives: February 2016

I dreamed

I dreamed I stood in a studio

And watched two sculptors there

The clay they used was a young child’s mind,

And they fashioned it with care.

One was a teacher

the tools she used were books, music and art

One was a parent with a guiding hand

And a gentle loving heart.

And when at last their work was done

They were proud of what they had wrought

For the things they worked in the child

Could never be sold or bought.

And each agreed they would have failed

If she had worked alone

For behind the parent stood the school

And behind the teacher the home.

Proclamation Day – 15th March

You are invited to attend our “1916 Commemoration Ceremony” on Tuesday 15th March 2016 at 11:45am. There will be a flag raising ceremony of our National Flag, along with select readings from the Proclamation and a whole-school drama, all accompanied by our own musicians. Light refreshments will be provided. Looking forward to welcoming you on the day.

Bag2School – 5th April

Bag2School clothes collection on 5th April. Thanks to all parents who have already left in bags. Please encourage family and friends to support this fundraising as this is the only collection we will have this school year.

Reminder – PJ / Jersey Day

Pupils may wear their pyjamas or a jersey instead of school uniform tomorrow (Wednesday 17th February). Optional €2 per child for Lenten Project Fundraiser for St. Ann’s Playground. St. Ann’s are on their final drive to complete a multi-sensory playground for their pupils. Please support our 6th Class in raising funds for this worthy cause. We will have a further collection on our Proclamation Day on Tuesday 15th March.

Musical Theatre




Peace Proms Concert – Important Information!

Well done to 4th, 5th & 6th Class who participated really well in the Peace Proms Workshop on Tuesday 9th February. We all had a great day!

The Peace Proms Concert will take place on Saturday 5th March at 2pm. A bus will be travelling to the concert venue from school on 5th March. Anyone who wishes to travel with us, please let us know as soon as possible. The children must be in their places in The Hub in Kilkenny at 12noon on Saturday 5th March for a rehearsal before the actual concert.

Tickets are priced at €15 per person or €50 for a family of four, and can be purchased directly from the CBOI website – Please ensure that you purchase the correct tickets (there are two concerts on Saturday 5th March – you need to buy the 2pm tickets)

Children participating in the concert must wear a plain white t-shirt (long or short sleeved) with no logos / writing, and dark trousers / skirt.

For further information, contact Mrs. Hogan.

Pancake Day 2016

Congratulations and well done to all involved in a fantastic Pancake Day on Monday 8th February. Over €200 was raised for St. Anne’s as part of our Lenten Project. A great success! Many thanks to all.

Library Trip – Junior Room

The Junior Room will have a trip to the library on Friday 12th February. Please wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes!

Homework Club – 9/2/16

There will be no Homework Club on Tuesday 9th February 2016.

School Closed – Election February 2016

There will be no school on Friday 26th February 2016 as the school will be used as a Polling Station for the General Election.