Newsletter

Annual School Carol Service

The Carol service takes place in St Brigid’s Church, Castleknock on Sunday 10th December at 11.30am. The Parent’s Association provide refreshments in the Parish Centre following the service. The school carol service will be in aid of ‘Simon’ and ‘The Archbishop’s Appeal for refugees’. We are looking forward to a lovely morning and all classes are working hard and our school choir will be performing. Many thanks to all for their hard work.

 

Giving Tree

The P.A. have placed a ‘Giving Tree’ and gift tags for donations in our school hall.  Gifts collected will be given to St Vincent De Paul.

 

Carol Singing

Sixth Class will be singing carols outside St. Anne’s Church, Dawson Street on Thursday 14th December from 11am-12pm.  This annual event raises money with ‘Black Santa’ and supports many local charities.

 

Drama

Good luck to First, Third and Fifth classes. Their wonderful plays will take place on Tues 19th December beginning at 7.00 p.m.  They seem to get better each year. Many thanks to Aoife our Drama Teacher and all the staff for all their hard work.

 

Team Hope

This year we filled 130 shoe boxes for distribution to needy children in Africa or Eastern Europe. Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

Car Parking

May I remind all parents that car-parking is not permitted in the car park in front of the school.  This is reserved for staff only.  There is ample car parking available to the rear at St. Brigid’s N.S.

 

Hour of Code

Many thanks to Denise Airlie and her team from ‘GuideWire’ who will run the ‘Hour of Code’ for all classes in school on Friday 8th December. We really appreciate their involvement in this annual event which supports our Digital Schools Initiative.

Knitting

A big thank you to the team of parents, grandparents and past parents who came to school to help teach knitting. Many thanks to pupils who knit dozens of Christmas decorations which were sold at the Parish Fair and €130 was raised from the sale of knitted items. There will be a craft sale in the school between 1-2pm on Friday 8th Dec for those who missed out at the Winter Fair and there will be some lovely hand crafted gifts available.

 

Smock Alley Theatre

Thank you to Donal Courtney for helping arrange a trip to see ‘Cinderella’ in Smock Alley Theatre for 2nd Classes.

 

Marathon

Last Thursday 30th November, 5th and 6th class completed the final mile of their marathon in Morton Stadium, Santry. They each received a T Shirt and Medal. Well done to all.

 

 

Rugby Blitz

The 5th and 6th class Rugby Blitz Day which was cancelled earlier this term,  due to bad weather and it will be taking place on Friday 15th December.

 

Cricket

Cricket coaching continues this term with 3rd and 4th classes with Vanessa.

 

Cinema Trips

We hope to have some classes visit the cinema in the last week of term. More details to follow.

Table Quiz & Planatarium Visit

Congratulations to our 6th Class quiz team (Finlay Cameron, James Sugrue, Rowan Ovendon and Edward Nuzum) who won the Europe Direct Schools Quiz Competition in Blanchardstown Library last Tuesday 28th Dec. They won a visit from a Company called Big Bear Planatarium who will visit our school on Monday 11th December for all classes to enjoy. Well done Boys!

 

GAA

GAA continues this term with David from Castleknock GAA Club for 3rd-6th Classes.

 

Cycle Safety

Many thanks to The Cycling Safety School who taught Cycle Safety Skills to 6th Class this term. The cost of this was subsidised by Fingal County Council.

 

Coats

Please remind all pupils to bring coats to school during this spell of very cold weather.

 

Illness

If your child is unwell, please keep them at home.  Bugs and germs multiply very quickly in warm classrooms and it is difficult to avoid infection or re-infection. Please remember to sign in/out in the office if late and return Absent Forms when returning to school after an absence.

 

 

Parents Association

Many thanks to our hard-working Parents Association. Thanks to all who supported them purchasing Christmas Cards. They are busy planning fund raising activities such as a 2018 School Calendar and providing refreshments after our plays and our carol service and we appreciate their support. Special thanks to those who are retiring from the P.A. in January. We look forward to their AGM and their Parent talk in late January. More details to follow.

 

 

 

Christmas Jumper Day

We would like to invite pupils to wear Christmas Jumpers to school on Thursday 21st December. This was great fun last year and helped us all get into the Christmas spirit!

 

 

Santa & School Closure

We look forward to our annual visit from Santa on 22nd December. School will close on Friday 22nd December at 11.30am and re-open on Monday 8th January.

May I thank all the staff for all their hard work and dedication to CNS.

I would like to wish you all a Happy and Peaceful Christmas.

 

Kind regards

 

 

 

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Sandra Moloney

Principal