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October Newsletter 2017


October 2017 Newsletter

Fun Walk and Fun Run

Thanks to everybody for helping to make the event such a success, parents, staff and pupils.
As usual, the children looked well in fancy dress and it was great to see all the class groups
featured in the People paper. A lot of money was raised through the children getting
sponsorship. The figure at the moment is €5,322. The children will get the benefit of this
money during the school year.


Mid-term Break

The Hallowe’en break is just upon us. The school will be closed from Monday 30th October
and will re-open on Monday 6th November. The full list of school closures appears further
down the newsletter.


Primary Language Curriculum In-service

We have been assigned a Primary Language Curriculum date by the Professional
Development Service for Teachers. The date assigned is Tuesday 7th November. The school
will be closed that day as the teachers will be attending the in-service in the County
Wexford Education Centre in Enniscorthy. I accept that it is another closure shortly after the
mid-term break however, our school didn’t have any say in what day we were assigned.


Pupil Attendance

I have often highlighted the importance of good school attendance. The first couple of
months would tend to have the highest attendance figures. So far in this school year the
attendance is 95.5%. I urge you to continue to be mindful of your child’s school attendance.


School Football Squad

Congratulations to the boys on the school football squad on reaching the Roinn B County
Semi Final which will be played after the mid-term break. On Tuesday of this week the boys
played against Kilanerin in the County Quarter Final. They won 4-7 to 1-3. It was a great
team performance and the boys displayed great spirit. Well done also to Bobby Cummings
who has been training the boys.


Team Hope Shoebox Appeal

We will continue to support the annual Shoebox Appeal. Leaflets containing further
information will be distributed after the mid-term break.



A reminder that the order forms for the photographs need to be returned to school by
Friday 27th October.

School Closures


No closures


Monday 30th –31st Mid-Term Break


1st – 3rd Mid-Term Break

Tuesday 7th – Inservice School Closed


Last day of term—Friday 22nd December 2017.

Monday 25th—Friday 29th (inclusive) – Christmas Holidays


Monday 1st –Friday 5th—Christmas Holidays.

The first day of the new term will be Monday 8th January 2018.


Thursday 15th—Friday 16th Mid -Term Break


Monday 19th—Public Holiday

Last day of term—Friday 23rd March. School will close at 1.50 p.m. for infant classes and

2.50 p.m. for all other classes.

Monday 26th March-Friday 30th March (inclusive)-Easter Holidays


Monday 2nd April-Friday 6th April (inclusive)-Easter Holidays

The first day of the new term will be Monday 9th April.


Monday 7th – Friday11th May – Mid – Term Break


Monday 4th June – Public Holiday

Last day of term – Friday 29th June. School will close at 12.45 p.m.



Jos Furlong


26th October 2017



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