A Thuistí,

We had a most successful school year – finally emerging from the shadow of Covid! It was wonderful to be back doing all the ‘normal’ school things again!! In the final term we had very a very successful ‘Friendship Week’, a fabulous ‘Active Schools’ Week’, and very enjoyable school tours in all classes. We also hopped, skipped and jumped our way from Ballinasloe to Kyiv, raising €250 which we donated to the Ukranian Class in Kiltormer National School. 

A full school information letter will issue to all families in mid-August, please find some useful information below:

  • The school Calendar for 2023/24 is available on our school website www.gaelscoil.ie
  • The list of Class teachers for next year is available HERE
  • Our school will re-open on Thursday, August 31st.
  • School books and copies will be provided by the school from September (including Homework Journal from Rang 1 – Rang 6)
  • Each child will need to purchase pencils, colours, etc. for school and home – a list for each class will be made available HERE
  • School Uniforms – as last year children from Naíonáin Bheaga /Mhóra and Rang 1 will wear their school tracksuit every day. Children from Rang 2 – Rang 6 will wear their school tracksuits on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and they will wear their full school uniform on Tuesdays and Thursdays. School Tracksuits are available from Kidz Korner, St. Michael’s Square. School Jumpers are available from www.schoolwearhouse.ie – all other items may be purchased in any chain store.
  • School Lunches are available to all pupils at no cost. As you are aware lunches for the week are ordered one week in advance online – a wide range of sandwiches, breads, crackers fillings, salads, snacks and fruit is available. The lunch programme worked very well last year, although we did find that regularly discussing the options and changing the menu, helped to ensure that as little food as possible went home uneaten.
  • Photo copying / text service / Art and craft supplies / etc.  €20 for child 1, €15 for child 2 and €5 for all other children in a family. 

The school office will re-open on Wednesday, August 23rd. If you have any queries please direct them to oifig@gaelscoil.ie – this email will be monitored weekly. Please keep an eye on our school website for updates.

Bíodh samhradh álainn agaibh ar fad!!

Have a wonderful summer!!

Ruairí agus foireann na scoile.