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September 17th, 2015

Fáilte is fiche ar ais go bliain iontach scoile eile 2015-2016.

Tá na Naíonáin nua socraithe síos cheana féin agus daltaí gach rang eile tosaithe ar obair dhushlánach na scoile go dearfach, agus go díograiseach.

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Welcome back to the new school year 2015-2016.

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The new junior infant class have settled in well and all other classes have begun working hard with great enthusiasm.

Tá brón orainn go bhfuil múinteoir Máire éirthe as agus go bhfuil múinteoir Denis imithe uainn. Is oth linn go bhfuil orainn slán a fhágáil leo. We are sad to say farewell to múinteoir Máire who taught rang a 2&3 with such dedication and Denis who contributed so much to our school in such a short space of time.

Nóta áthas dúinn go bhfuil múinteoir Deirdre ag múineadh Rang 1,2 agus 3 anois, agus go bhfuil Clodagh mar runaí/iondaí nua sa scoil. Fáilte freisin chuig Sharon atá ag ionadaíocht mar múinteoir Tacaíocht Foghlaime/Learning Support.

We are delighted to welcome Deirdre, Clodagh and Sharon to our school staff and look forward to another very successful school year!

We would like to sincerely thank all the parents that have paid school fees for this school year. The money collected will go towards the school book rental scheme, photocopying art and craft materials and 24 hr insurance for all pupils. 

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The whole school will be taking part in The Artist in the School Scheme (Clare County Council initiative) again this year. A local artist will work on a project with the students and their teachers for 30hrs. The theme will be based on the 1916 rising. Táimid ag súil go mór leis!

Refugee Crisis: We are all aware of the current humanitarian crisis that has resulted in hundreds of thousands of displaced refugees. Many charities across Ireland and the world are making efforts to combat this problem and we feel it is important to mobilise our students to do the same. Clare to Calais is a voluntary group who have organised a convoy to bring much needed supplies to Refugee camps. In order to demonstrate to our children the importance of caring for those less fortunate and to promote social awareness, we ask that all families put a small toiletries pack together and drop it into school before Friday the 25th of September. These packs will be sent on to the camps with the Clare to Calis convoy. (See more details on Clare to Calais facebook page).

Bord of Management:

Beidh deireadh an téarma críochnaithe ag an Bord Bainistíochta faoi Samhain 2015. The current Board will come to the end of its term of office this November ’15. Bhí an tádh linne le baill an bhoird atá ann i láthair na huaire. We are blessed at the moment to have the services of such dedicated board members.

 

The Parents Association have organised an evening on Internet Safety for Parents, dates to be confirmed. We encourage any parents that want to get involved to visit our school website www.gdr.ie for contact details.

We would like to say a big ‘Go raibh mile maith agat’ to Mick Mc Cann (Shayne and Katie’s dad) who kindly gave up his time to build new storage shelves in the staff room for us free of charge.

We have a very busy term ahead of us. Naíonáin bheaga agus mhóra will do PE on a Friday in the halla at a cost of €1 per child. If the weather is good we will use the school playground and there will be no cost. Infant children are asked to wear their tracksuits on Fridays only, go raibh maith agaibh.

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Swimming for Rang a 1 go dtí a 6 will resume on Thursday the 10th of September and continue until the mid-term break in October.The cost is €3 per child and tracksuits must be worn.

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Dance lesson with Máiread will start up again after the mid-term break.

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Rang a 2-6 will continue with “The Accelerated Reader Programme”, which proved to be a huge success last term. Children will visit the local library to borrow books as part of the programme.

Cross Country Run: A number of pupils will be taking part in the cross country run that will take place in Lee’s road, Ennis on Wednesday 16th of Sept at 11:00.Go neirí leo!