Festive Friday

Last day of term and we hope to see lots of Christmas jumpers, hats, hairbands tomorrow and school tracksuits can be worn .

Ten large black sacks of nappies were delivered today to a local Women’s Refuge courtesy of our brilliant 4th class pupils. We would love to add a little cash to that donation tomorrow. We hope  all our pupils will give €2 tomorrow towards this appeal.

All Ireland Cross Country Champions

We were thrilled to learn that Donore Harriers won Gold for the first time in 127 years in the U13 national cross country championships recently. Why are we so delighted? Because two of our girls are on the team!

Congratulations to Emily Bolton and Lorraine O Connor on this amazing achievement. Lorraine also won a bronze medal and Emily was the overall winner , getting gold  in the U13 race.

Greener Christmasses ..

This festive season we’re all more aware than ever of the need to reduce the amount of waste we create. Whether you have chosen to limit the number of presents you buy or you’re choosing to buy gifts with a sustainable ethos, it’s becoming more and more popular to choose carefully this Christmas. This past year Green-Schools has partnered with MyWaste.ie to encourage schools to use this new website to answer any waste-related queries they might have.

The MyWaste website is a great source of information related to reusing items, reducing waste and recycling responsibly, not just at Christmas but all year ’round. Ahead of the Christmas break it’s a great resource for schools to remind students about the need to reduce food waste and to be more mindful of where excess packaging and wrapping paper ends up at Christmas-time.

We like these sections of the MyWaste website:

Bulb Planting

We are embarking on a wild flower garden this year and to get it started we are planting hundreds of bulbs around the 5th and 6th class yards. This week the 4th and 5th classes were out with their shovels planting as many as they could.

Carol Services 2019

Carol Service begins at 11am. Parents are welcome but please remember

Video recordings are NOT PERMITTED and any photographs other than those of your own children  may not be shared on any social media platforms. 

Parents are asked to sit in the back sections of the church as the seats in the main part and the gallery are used by children.  

Thank you