Monday, June 29, 2015

Club Na Mara

   "Club Na Mara"            
Afterschool Club at Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile.

I am delighted to announce that "Club Na Mara" will be going ahead at Gaelscoil Chionn tSáile from the start of the new school year and a very big thank you to everyone who completed the school survey regarding the Afterschool Club.

We will be offering the following as part of our service:

-Breakfast Club - 8am (or earlier if required) to 8.45am including breakfast
-Family Club - 1.30pm to 2.30pm for children waiting for the later collection time
-Afterschool Club - 1.30pm to 6pm to include supervised homework, a hot snack, organised activities, loads of outdoor play and drop off to local afterschool activities by arrangement.
-Homework Club - for children wishing to avail of supervised homework.

If you are interested in any of the above please email me your queries/interest to and I will contact you to discuss this further.

Go raibh mile maith agat
Trish Ryan

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Parents Association update


Huge thanks to the parents of Rang 1 and their class rep Catherine Dillion for the Communion  Party. It was a wonderful party and a wonderful day, the school party made it even more special for all the children and their families! Thanks to Fidelma, Jane, Helena, Virginia, Elma, and  Elayne for the big effort and to all the many many parents for their delicious donations and to all those who gave their time on the day to help out. Thanks also for the delicious home made Communion Cake which arrived the next day at the school... a lovely touch!


The last and biggest bumper Cake Sale of the year was held last Thursday week (11th June 2015), hosted by N Mhora and Ranga 6. The most successfully cake sale of the year raising €501.32 for the school!  Big thanks to all the children of both classes . Thanks to all the  parents and children for all the baking, decorating and to M Alma and M Eavan for pulling it all together.  Rang 6 offered new and existing parents the chance to buy Tea and Coffee (as well as cake) which boosted the total by approx €80.

We can't thank Carol Nyhan enough for her winning concept and her consistent effort throughout the year in making our Cake Sales so successful ! The 8 Cake Sales this year raised a massive €3,136 for the school.

Thanks again to all the parents of the school whose hard work and dedication has allowed us to donate €18,000 to the widening of the road project this year!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Your Child's Education Passport

A new circular has just been issued to schools. National Parents Council would particularly like to draw your attention to the first section of the Circular “Education Passport”.

The Education Passport will be of particular interest to those of you who have children in 6th class as it refers to the information which will be sent to your child’s secondary school. The use of this method of reporting is compulsory for schools from this year and includes an opportunity for you as parents to input into the report. Your school should give you a profile sheet called “My child’s profile” to fill out about your child. This is a great opportunity for you to ensure that your child’s new secondary school fully understands your child as an individual. If you do not receive this sheet you should ask for it at the school. If in the unlikely event that you have difficulty  accessing the sheet through the school you can down load it here, and forward it on to your child’s new school yourself.

You should also receive a copy of your child’s profile called (My Profile) before both are sent to the secondary school.
For a copy of the Circular please follow:

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Final cake sale

The final cake sale of the school year will take place tomorrow Thursday 11th June 2015, this time hosted by the very patient Senior Infants! Also tomorrow the new junior infants for 2015-2016 will be coming into school from 10am to 11.30am and they will also be invited to attend the cake sale.  6th class will be helping Senior Infants and will also sell teas and coffees to these parents. So as normal can each child bring in at least €1 tomorrow to buy a cake or bun. There will be gluten free cakes available and as usual a strict nut free policy for all the baking. Thanks again to all parents who have sent in the very valuable euros and baking through the year. It has proved to be a very enjoyable and successful fundraiser.

Carol O'Callaghan
Senior Infants