Nuachtlitir 06/10/22


A Thuistí, a Cháirde,

Tá sé deacair a chreidiúnt go bhfuil Aonach na gCapall anseo agus go bhfuilimid i mí Dheireadh Fómhair. Bhí téarma an-ghnóthach againn go dtí seo!

It’s hard to believe that the Fair is upon us, and that October has begun!. We have had a very busy and enjoyable term to this point!

We returned to school on September 1st and welcomed our Naíonáin Bheaga – they have all settled very well into school life with Múinteoir Gráinne assisted by Múinteoir Grace and Megan.

We also welcomed Múinteoir Laoise to Rang 3 and Múinteoir Uinseann to Rang 2, and Megan as a classroom assistant in Naíonáin Bheaga. Megan is currently studying in Mary Immaculate College and is completing her placement with us this year.

Taster Tuesday: Rang a Sé are preparing for their Secondary school journey and to this end, we’ve already had visits from our local schools, Garbally College and Ardscoil Mhuire. Rang 6 will spend a full day in Secondary School on ‘Taster Tuesday which takes place on Tuesday, 11/10/22. The children will attend a number of different classes on the day and get a taste for life in secondary school. We are very grateful to both of our secondary schools for providing this experience for our pupils – the day is always very much enjoyed by all.

Thanks also to Coláiste an Eachréidh, the Secondary Gaelscoil from Athenry who also visited us recently, we currently have 3 past-pupils studying there with the prospect of more in the future.

Gearóidín has made a change, she is now working with us every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and Marie is helping us out on Mondays and Tuesdays.

County Photos are booked and will visit the school on October 14th to take school photographs.

Féilire – Calendar: Please find attached a copy of our school calendar HERE. Please note that there will be three half-day closures during the 2022/23 school year to facilitate staff training in the implementation of the Primary Language Curriculum – Curaclam Teanga Bunscoile.  The school will close at 12 Noon on the following dates to facilitate this training:

                   Friday, 28/10/22

                   Wednesday, 15/02/22

                   Friday, 28/04/22

Information Mornings (Maidin Eolais) – We will be holding two information Coffee Mornings for parents on Thursday, 20/10/22 and Friday, 21/10 22. These mornings will be hosted by our new Home School Community Liason Teacher, Claire Dempsey and our Special Education team.

On Thursday, 20/10/22 our Junior Information meeting will take place. Múinteoir Gráinne, Múinteoir Síle, Múinteoir Rachel and Múinteoir Uinseann will meet parents in the school hall from 9 – 10 a.m. This is an opportunity to meet the class teacher in a relaxed environment and ask any questions that might be on your mind.

On Friday morning, 21/10/22, Múinteoir Fíona, Múinteoir Nioclas, Múinteoir Stíofán and Múinteoir Laoise will hold the Senior Information Meeting in the hall from 9 – 10 a.m.

Parent/Teacher Meetings (Cruinnithe/Tuismitheoir Múinteoir) will take place in the week of 14-18 November.

Halloween Dress up (Gleasadh suas) – As usual we look forward to dressing up for Halloween on the last day of term 28/10/22. Clothes only!! Please leave the fazers, tazers, axes, broad swords, spears, chains and broomsticks at home as they can be a danger to other children.

Snámh ag Rang 3 agus 4 – Rang 3 and Rang 4 will begin their swimming lessons with the school after the Halloween break. Rang 5 and Rang 6 will swim in the third term of the year.

School Carol Service – Seirbhís Charúil na Nollag – Our school will hold a Christmas Carol Service in St. Michael’s Church on Thursday, December 1st. Classes from Rang 1 – Rang 6 will take part in the carol service.

‘INTO Mini Sevens’– Our Camogie team had a great day last Tuesday at the INTO Mini-Sevens’ Blitz – they played six matches on the day  winning five times, and only going down to the eventual over-all winners. Our boys’ team will go to Ahascragh on Monday, we wish them good luck in the Hurling Competition.

Please keep an eye on our school website and Face Book page for news updates!


Ruairí Ó hAnnluain.