It has been another great week in the school where we have celebrated our national language and one of the three core subjects we study in the school, Irish. There have been lots of great events that the children have enjoyed and I would really like to thanks all the staff who went the extra mile to make it such an enjoyable and memorable week.

Among the events that took place were:

  1. Irish language show
  2. Visit from first class from Gaelscoil Eicir Riada where our teachers taught cooking, singing, PE, dance, story and art all through Irish. Our visitors were really impressed with all the Irish we knew.
  3. We had an Irish language shop and cake sale
  4. Elaine taught Irish dancing to all our children in the school. Elaine is a qualified Irish dancing teacher and we are really lucky to have her expertise on the staff.
  5. Senior Infants went to a puppet show in Griffeen Valley ETNS.
  6. We had irish language quizes
  7. We skyped our Educate Together friends from Newbridge and Ranelagh in Irish

We finish off the week today with a Lá glas agus gaeilge where all the children wear green in readiness for our national day next monday. Our cake sale raised €160 for the red cross. We chose the red cross as we wanted to recognise the different disasters which have occured in the last year. The red cross and Crescent work in many areas across the world.

Many thanks to all parents who have been following our traffic rules. I would like to remind all parents that the school does not accept responsibility for any children before 8.25 am in the morning and it is very important that children are not arriving before this time in the morning. It is also important that if you are collecting a child for another parent that the parent asks you to collect the child before you take them. This stops confusion if the parent arrives afterwards and their child is gone.


I would like to wish you all a very happy St. Patrick’s day weekend. The  parade takes place in the city cantre in the morning followed by the Lucan parade at 2pm,


Go raibh míle maith agaibh,

Eddie (Príomhoide)



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