Castleknock National School, June Newsletter.

Sports Day took place on Tuesday 6th June in Castleknock College. Many thanks to all for a wonderful day. Our thanks also to Mr Oliver Murphy, Principal, for once again making the College facilities available to us.

The End of Year Service will take place in St Bridget’s Church on Thursday, 29th June at 12 noon, and as part of the service; awards and trophies will be presented. School buses will be running and pupils should come to school as usual. The service will be over at 1p.m. The retiring collection this year is for the Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice. All classes will be brought back to school and infants may be collected from their classrooms as normal. Any parent who wishes to take their children home from other classes following the service is welcome to do so. Please let their teacher know.

School Plays

Junior Infants and Sixth class performed their plays on Wednesday 21st June. Well done to all our star performers! Many thanks to Aoife our drama teacher, other staff members and the PA for their support.

The School Sale will take place on Tuesday 27th June. The sale will begin at 10a.m. and will finish at approximately 12 noon.

Parents coming to the sale may bring their children with them at that time on the day, should they wish. School buses will of course run as usual and school will be open for pupils at the usual time. We hope to see lots of parents and siblings on this fun day.

The Parent’s Association will be organising tea and coffee. Donations for the sale (particularly for the raffle) are welcome! Please ensure all pupils have a few Euros to spend so they can join in the fun.

Booklists are included with the reports and will also be on our school website. The PA are organising a ‘book swap’ for 3rd-6th class parents on Wednesday 28th June – details to follow.

The New School Year

Ms Frances Vickers, who has been on career break this year, has resigned from our staff. She will be missed but has decided she needs to spend time with her young family.

Ms Maria Doherty and Ms Pamela Ryan are taking career breaks next year.

Ms Lorraine Johnston is also leaving us to return to Donegal. We thank her for all her work with us here in CNS and wish her well.

To Ms Amy Duignan and Mrs Joy Smith who were with us on a part-time basis this year, we send our thanks and best wishes.

Sadly, Ms Lorna Beattie will be retiring in early September. She has been a wonderful and much valued member of staff for many years both as Principal and as a teacher.

We are sorry to hear that she will be leaving us but we send her our best wishes as she moves to the next chapter of her life.

Luckily she will be with us for a short time in September and we know she will be back to visit us on a regular basis – CNS will not be the same without her.

Classes for 2017-2018

Junior Infants Ms Holly Gray

Senior Infants Ms Heather Minion

First Class Ms Karen Stewart

Second Class Mrs Amy Ruth Sugrue

Third Class Ms Sharon Leopold

Fourth Class Mr Damien O’Connell

Fifth Class Mrs Sandra Mooney

Sixth Class Mrs Sharon Reid

Learning Support Team: The Learning Support team will consist of Mrs Debora Kelliher co-ordinator and two others – their names who will be announced next term.

Many thanks to all our staff, teachers, S.N.A’s, secretary and caretaker for all their hard work and dedication to the school. Their patience and good humour is truly appreciated. They are what holds the school together and what makes it a happy place to be in!

Thank you to all our Parent’s Association for all their hard work over this year – we really appreciate all your work and support.

Thanks also to those parents who gave lifts throughout year.

We wish 6th class well in their new school and we look forward to welcoming lots of new pupils to CNS in September.

Dates for your Diary:

School will close for Summer Holidays on Friday June 30th at 11.30a.m.

School will re-open on Thursday 31st August.

Wishing one and all a happy summer!