February Newsletter

The First Confession

On Thursday the 12th of February 38 children from 2nd class went to St. Peter’s Church to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time. Fr. Paschal was there on the night with another priest, Fr. Stephen, to hear the children’s First Confession. The choir sang beautifully under the guidance of Ms. O’ Flynn, Ms. McCann and Ms. Quinn. Mr. Ryan played the keyboard. The children were all on their best behaviour in the church and their lovely sheep were on display for all to see. Well done to everyone involved on the night. We are now looking forward to and preparing for the First Communion on May 10th. 
Junior Infants
Just before mid-term break we received a wonderful invitation from the President of Ireland, Mr. Michael D. Higgins, for our Junior Infants to visit him in Arás an Uachtaráin on Tuesday 3rd March, where they will be given a tour of the grounds and assist him in planting some trees. They are very excited about the visit and are currently learning all about trees and how they grow and change over time in preparation for the trip!
World Book Day
World Book Day is taking place Thursday 5th March 2013. World Book Day is a fantastic way of promoting reading and literacy throughout the school. There will be lots of activities taking place in the classrooms on this day all focused around the development of an enjoyable attitude towards reading. Some of the activities include: 
- Teachers reading particular or special books to classes during the week 
- Pupils carrying out book surveys on their favourite books and authors
- Quizzes based on a particular book
- Shared Reading spot-checks during the week
We hope this World Book Day will be a successful one, promoting a love of reading throughout the school. 
Here are some dates for your diary:
16th March                           School Holiday                  School Closed
17th March                          St. Patrick’s Day                School Closed
27th March                           Easter Holidays                School closes 12 noon
13th April                            School Re-opens                8.50 a.m. sharp
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