• CBS Primary School, Wexford

May Newsletter 2017

May 2017 Newsletter

Inspector’s Report

The Inspector’s Report, following the W.S. E.-M.L.L. (Whole School Evaluation – Management Leadership Learning), can be accessed under the “for parents” tab on the school’s website and there is also a link on the school’s Facebook page. The findings from the parent and pupil questionnaires can also be seen on the website and Facebook.

Sacramental Ceremonies

The First Holy Communion and Confirmation ceremonies took place this month. The three ceremonies went very smoothly and I’d like to acknowledge the excellent work of the teachers, Áine Breen and Bobby Cummings, who prepared the children so well. Thank you also to the members of the school choir who sang so beautifully each day. Their singing greatly enhanced the ceremonies.

School Closure

Monday 5th June is a Public Holiday and the school will be closed on that day.

Parent Association School Uniform Sale

The school’s Parent Association will be organising a school uniform sale next month. If your child has outgrown the school jumper, cardigan, shirt, trousers or skirt you can donate the items to the school uniform sale. Members of the Parent Association will be in Room 5 to accept donated items on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th June from 1.30 to 3.00. The school uniform sale will take place the following week, Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th June, in Room 5 between 1.30 and 3.00. School jumpers and cardigans will cost €5 and other uniform items will be sold for €1. The money raised will be added to the Parent Association’s fund which will be used to purchase books for the school.


A reminder to check out the school’s Facebook page where you will see pictures of the various activities that are taking place in the school.

School Reports

The end-of-year School Reports will be posted on Friday 16th June. We would appreciate receiving an addressed envelope with a €1 stamp.


School Uniform

When we return to school after the long weekend on Tuesday 6th June the children will not have to wear their school uniforms for the remainder of the school year. It is more comfortable for them to wear lighter clothes in the warmer weather. However, as we know the weather can change. Please ensure that the children dress suitably, depending on the weather conditions.



Pupils Leaving

At the end of every school year a small number of our pupils leave the school to attend another primary school. If you know that your child won’t be with us in September 2017 and haven’t informed us already, we would appreciate being told in advance to assist with our planning.

Summer Camps in C.B.S. Primary School

Summer Creative Camp for children from Junior Infants to 3rd Class — Last week the children received information about the Summer Creative Camp which will be held in the school in the first week of July, Monday 3rd to Friday 7th. Activities will include drama, music and art and will be facilitated by Pete McCamley, Louise Malone and Emma Cosgrave. The camp will be held between 10.00a.m and 2.00p.m. and the cost will be €60 for the five days.

Helen’s Art Camp — Helen McLean will facilitate two art camps in the school in July. Each camp will run for 4 days and will cover painting, drawing, collage, printing, 3-D and cartoons. Week 1 will be for 7-10 year olds and will be held on Monday 10th, Tuesday 11th, Wednesday 12th and Friday 13th July. The camp will start at 9.30am and finish at 1.30pm. The cost will be €85 with a 10% reduction for siblings. Week 2 will be for children aged 11 years and up and the camp will take place on Monday 17th,Tuesday 18th,Wednesday 19th and Friday 20th between 10am and 2pm. The cost will be €85 with a 10% reduction for siblings. Spaces will be limited on the camps. You can contact Helen by phone or text at 087 1371756 or check out

School B.B.Q. and Activity Day

We have selected Wednesday 21st June as our 1st choice for the B.B.Q. Day which will again take place at Wexford Wanderers’ grounds in Park Lane. In case of poor weather we have also selected a couple of back-up days, Thursday 22nd and Monday 26th June.

End of School Year

The final day of the current school year will be Friday 30th June when school will close at 12.45p.m.

New School Year

The new school year will commence on Thursday 31st August 2017.

Jos Furlong


30th May 2017



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