We share our attendance figures with An Tusla twice a year. If your child misses more that 20 days we are obligated to report this. 20 days missed is nearly a month of school. It is important that we know the reason for any absences so we can include this in any report we make.
Our best month this year for attendance was October when a staggering 97.8% of our pupils were in school.This was also the best month over the last five years.
Overall atendance this year is slightly down, possibly due to the volume of tummy bugs and the flu outbreak of this past winter. We are currently running at 96.2% attendance but the record to beat is 96.4% from last year.
There was a great turn out for the Fun Run in the Park today. Over 150 runners and walkers took part. Joe Dwyer was first last the post for the boys, holding on to his title from last year and Ava Mc Caffrey from 1st class was the fastest girl. Everyone had a great time despite the traffic jams! Thanks to the PTA for organizing the run and to Mr. Lowery and Ms O ‘Brien who were stewards for the event.
Soccer season has started with a league match for the 6th class soccer team today. We started slowly against a strong John Bosco’s side and unfortunately we lost 3-1 despite a great goal from Finn O’Neill in the second half.
Everyone played really well with notable performances from Phelim Scott in goal, Denys Yaskerskyy, Charlie Sheridan and Evan Maxwell in defence. Tara O’Hanlon and Finn O’Neill dominated in midfield and Sean Ogbomo was excellent up front.
We didn’t win but it was a promising start.
Well done to all the Children in third fourth and fifth class who received sports bags today . These are for running the half marathon distance during lunchtime running this year. A great achievement !
This video was made to show people what life is like for Vincent and his family after a devastating diagnosis of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
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The Victory4Vincent Ball took place last Saturday night and was a fantastic night. We are grateful to the Crowne Plaza for the fantastic food and to the fundraising committee who worked tirelessly over the last few months organising this event.
On the night, Vincent’s parents, Vivien and Alan spoke movingly about their daily struggles, not only in coming to terms with his illness but also trying to raise such a huge amount of money to cover the medical costs.
Although the night was about having fun, it was also an important fundraiser and we are thankful to everyone who contributed through sponsorship, donations, the raffle and auction.
We have been overwhelmed with the support from celebrities, especially Amanda Byram who has given so much of her time to helping the Victory4Vincent appeal, and Bernard O’Shea who was our MC on the night. Bernard is also having a fundraiser in the Draoicht soon and is donating all proceeds on the night to the fund.
We are a lot closer now to getting Vincent the medicine he needs.
Vincent’s parents Alan and Vivien with Amanda and Bernard
Pre-match team talk for the 6th class soccer team before their first game of the season today.
They played well but lost 5-2 to a strong Donabate side in the Cup.
League starts after Easter.