Bhí an chéad chruinniú de ‘Cairde na Scoile’ ann Déardaoin seo caite. Bhí dó-dheag ag an gcruinniú agus bhí go leor leithscéalta curtha isteach ó dhaoine narbh fhéidir leo a bheith ansin ar an oíche.

The first meeting of ‘Cairde na Scoile’ took place last Thursday evening, 28/09/23 . There were 12 people in attendance and a number of apologies were received from parents who were unable to attend.

No jobs were given out! Tea was drunk and a lovely atmosphere prevailed. Among the items that we discussed were:

  • Crannchur na Nollag – Christmas Hamper Raffle
  • Supporting ‘Díolachán na Nollag’
  • Seirbhís Charúil na Nollag – Our Carol Service in Early December
  • Bailliú Airgid – Fundraising – we’re looking for ideas!
  • Safety in the evening-time and on our roundabout
  • Book Club; Yoga Classes for Parents; Coffee Mornings
  • Other Activities for Parents – creating a sense of Community.
  • Collecting names of volunteers who would be available to accompany classes to the library
  • Collecting names of volunteers available to read with children in school in small groups.
  • An Autumn ‘Bulb Planting’ Project before the Halloween Break.

Cairde na Scoile will meet every six weeks to support the school and offer help and ideas.

[It was noted at the meeting that ‘Cairde na Scoile’ are not a ‘trouble-shooting’ or ‘question answering’ group – any parent with a query should address their query immediately to the school – staff are on hand every morning in the school yard for this purpose]