April 2017 Newsletter


We are now in April and it is, as always, very busy around C.N.S.  We enjoyed our School Plays, tSeachtain na Gaeilge in March and we are now working on the P.A. Easter Egg Competitions.  May I say thank you to the staff for all their help with all these events and a big ‘Thank You’ to the P.A. for their help with plays and Easter treats!


Active Week.

This year Active Week takes place from Monday 24th April to Friday 29th April.  Again we want to encourage all our pupils to participate fully in as much physical activity as possible during the week. We are asking all pupils to bring in €2 before Friday 7th April, payable to their class teacher to help fund a zumba class with Emma. We would also encourage pupils to walk or cycle to school if possible.  Every class will be given a physical activity as part of their homework. Keep Fit everyone!


Scríobh Leabhar (Write-a-Book).

Once again a number of pupils were selected to receive awards for their ‘books’. Congratulations to them all and ‘Thank You’ to their teachers who helped and encouraged them in this competition. Medals were awarded at a special ceremony in Dublin West Education Centre and certificates and pencil cases were given to all participants.


Athletics continues on Wednesday afternoons in Donore Harriers for third to sixth classes. Good luck to all our athletes who will take part in the Fingal Athletics Final in Santry on Tuesday 4th April.  Pupils attending should go directly to Santry stadium next Tuesday.



We wish our cricket team the best of luck in the Leprechaun Cup this year. Their first match takes place on 27st April. Cricket coaching takes place in school on Wednesdays and will continue after Easter.


G.A.A. We want to thank John our coach from St Brigid’s GAA. He will be replaced by Barry next term.



May I remind parents that they need to have trophies and cups engraved and return them to school after the mid-term break in May.


Dates for your Diary.


NOTE: School Closed next Monday 3rd April for staff training.

School closed for Easter Holidays – Friday 7th April at 11.30am – re-opening Monday 24th April.

May Bank Holiday – closed 1st May.

Bank Holiday – closed Friday 2nd and Monday 5th June.

Sports Day – Castleknock College, 6th June.

School Summer holidays Friday 30th June.