Confirmation

We had two lovely ceremonies last week, celebrating the confirmation of our 6th class pupils. Fr. Damian celebrated the service, assisted by Fr. Denis. Refreshments were served afterwards to the parents, guardians, sponsors and other relatives who were in attendance. The children who were confirmed had special treats in their classrooms. We took a few photos, but unfortunately, the lens was a little smudged!  Our thanks to the teachers who prepared their classes so well and to the PTA ladies who helped with the refreshments. Nora will take the confirmation photos on Monday 20th August.

Castleknock Village Festival on June 19th !

On Sunday June 19th the Castleknock Village Festival will take place between Myos car park and the Beechpark Avenue turn . …This is the inaugural festival meaning it is the first one EVER to be held.

The day kicks off with a fun run which starts at the college at 11am and ends in the village. As the fun run ends in the village, the festival begins. The main street will be closed to cars to allow for music, a kids zone and pop up tents for local businesses and community groups and the best news is that EVERYONE is invited !!!

Sports Days

We are really hoping for fine weather next week as five of our levels will have their sports day on the Church Green.

On Monday  13th  we will begin with all the 5th classes. Tuesday 14th will see the 3rd classes on the field. On Wednesday 15th we have 1st scheduled and Thursday  16th  it will be the turn for 2nd. The 4th classes finishing will finish out the week on Friday 17th. If the weather forecast is bad we may have to double up on Tuesday and Thursday!

The races will be sprints, sacks, golfball and spoon and the three legged race.

Children should decide with their partner who will bring on a scarf to use as a tie for the three legged race.We have the sacks and spoons.

If the weather is warm please apply a little sunscreen before school and send in an extra drink.

We are all looking forward to a busy but fun week.

June News

Great news for June!

 

We have NO WRITTEN HOMEWORK  for the whole month of June so children can get out and enjoy the long bright evenings…..AND in school each class level can now mix freely together in the yard.

 

 

Senior Friends’ Day in 4th

We had a lovely day on Friday 27th, when the senior friends of the 4th class children came to visit. They were met at the gate by some lovely 6th class pupils who showed them to the classrooms.

The children were able to share songs and poems and games with their  friends. They showed how they learn using new technologies. Some of the Senior Friends had stories of their own school experiences to tell.

After the classroom visits it was off to the hall for a much needed cup of tea and a chat.

We want to thank the 4th class teachers for facilitating  this visit, the parish Grandparents Group, for coming along and acting as extra senior friends and of course all the Grannies, Grandads, friends and neighbours who responded so enthusiastically  to the children’s invitations to attend.

 

 

School Closures 2022.23

Term 1 

  • Reopening: Tuesday August 30th
  • Closed for Mid Term: October 31st to November 4th Inclusive.

Christmas:

  • We close at noon on Wednesday December 21st.
  • Closed December 22nd to Wednesday, January 4th 2023 inclusive
  • Reopening Thursday January 5th 2023.

February:

  • Closed Monday February 6th
  • Closed Thursday and Friday 16th and 17th February inclusive.

March:

  • Closed Friday 17th and Monday 20th March inclusive

Easter:

  • Closing at noon on Friday March 31st for holiday
  • Closed Monday 3rd to Friday 14th of April inclusive (2 weeks)
  • Reopening Monday April 17th for Term 3

May:

  • Closed Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd May inclusive

June:

  • Closed Monday 5th to Friday 9th of June inclusive ( 1 week)
  • Closed at noon on Friday 30th June for Summer Holidays.