Half Term Newsletter

Half Term Newsletter

Mid Term Newsletter,

Hello all,

As we finish up a successful half first term in school, I just wanted to make you aware of some upcoming events and changes to our calendar.

Sciath na Scol Success

Firstly, we would like to congratulate both our Sciath na Scol teams on a very successful season. In  particular, we have to mention to the boys team who reached their group final which was played in Paric Uí Caoimh on Monday the 22nd of October.  The boys were unsuccessful on the day, but they showed great skill and determination and were unlucky not to win.  Congratulations to all involved.

Halloween Disco

Venue: School Hall, Thursday 25th of October, 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Due to the Presidential Election we are closing for the midterm break a day early this year, on Thursday the 25th of October.  Traditionally this is a day the children wear their Halloween costumes to school but this year we ask the children NOT to wear their costumes as they will need to spare them so they can show them off at the Parents Association Disco.  Children are to wear uniform/tracksuit like a normal Thursday please.  Please note that there will be a raffle on the night for the adults.  Prizes include a magnificent homebaked Halloween themed cake, vouchers for Easons, wine & chocolates and much much more



Scór na bPáistí:

After the midterm we will begin preparations for Scór 2019.  The first round of Scór na Bpáistí is usually very early in January so we would like to begin rehearsals for anyone interested in taking part in November.  The Scór competition is open to 3rd class to 6th and we will be looking for children to take part in Set & Figure Dancing, Solo dancing, Recitation, Solo singing, Instrumental Solo, a Novelty Act, Traditional and Ballad Group.  If your child would like to audition for any of these categories, perhaps they would like to prepare something at home over the midterm.   If any parents have an interest in writing a sketch with a local historical theme and some light comedy we would love to hear from you.

If you would like to know more about Scór, please click on the link:


Indoor Christmas Market:

Friday 30th Of November 6pm – 9pm

As you are aware, the as a school fundraiser, we are running an Indoor Christmas Market this year. The market is on in the Riverside Park Hotel on Friday November 30th from 6pm – 9pm.  We are going to involve children from the school in the market, some classes will perform carols on the night to entertain the happy shoppers, others will make crafts in school, and more will have a stall on the night to sell these homegrown crafts.  Please help us make this fundraiser a great success by spreading the word and by coming and supporting us on the night…with lots of friends!

Junior Class Hurling Training:

Please note a change to the school calendar:  the hurling training for junior infants to second class will now start on Tuesday 6th of November and not Monday the 5th, and the last day with be the 11th of December.  Children are to wear their school tracksuit on these Tuesdays and please bring hurleys and helmets if you have them (there is no need to go an buy them).


Grandparents Day

Please remember Grandparents day is on Thursday 6th of December.  Mass will be celebrated in Canovee church @ 10am, followed by refreshment’s in the school hall.  All welcome.


Dates for your calendar :

Christmas Nativity                  7:00pm, Wednesday 19th of December

Christmas Holidays                 12:15pm, Friday 21st of December


Have a great mid term,