Geraldine Thorpe R.I.P.

This morning, when we came to school, we were saddened by the news that Geraldine Thorpe, Ella’s granny, passed away yesterday after a relatively short illness. Geraldine was a great friend to the schools of the parish down the years, expending much of her tremendous energy in fundraising for many causes, not least of which was our schools. We would just like her family to know that our thoughts and prayers are with them at this very sad time in their lives. “Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis..”

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GAA Silverware Galore!!

Today we were very lucky to be visited by not one..not two… but 3 top trophies from the world of Gaelic Football!! Dubs star Johnny Cooper was joined by former legend Declan Darcy and Clare Ryan, Clanna Garl / Fontenoy’s GPO to show off the League Cup, the Leinster Cup and the World Cup of Gaelic Football, The “SamMaguire”in school!!! Here are some photos from the visit!!

“Meet the Teacher” Class Meetings.

The following are the days/dates arranged for our general, start-of-year, meetings with the teachers;

Monday, September 23rd: Ms. Hughes’ Class / 3rd & 4th

Tuesday, September 24th: Ms. Lynn’s Class / 5th & 4th

Thursday, September 26th: Ms. Brook’s Class / Junior Infants

Friday, September 27th: Ms. Ryan’s Class / 2nd

Monday, September 30th: Ms. O Broin’s Class / 1st

Tuesday, October 1st: Ms. McCaw’s Class / 6th

Senior Infants’ Parents will meet their Class teacher at a slightly later period, as their Substitute Teacher for Ms. Farren’s Maternity Leave, starts next week.

Helping your child with Maths in Junior/Senior Infants…

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) has produced a number of very helpful Tip Sheets and Video clips to give parents a pretty comprehensive introduction to what is contained in the Maths Curriculum at Junior Level (up to 2nd Class).. You might find it interesting to clik on the link below and have a look at what they have to offer..

http://www.ncca.ie/en/Curriculum_and_Assessment/Parents/Primary/Infant_classes_Maths_resources/Infant_Classes_Maths_Resources.html